This is not a tipping piece, given I don’t have much of a historical record in such races to go on, more an info piece to use as you please – a mix of trends/stats/trainer pointers/shortlists etc…
10/10 aged 4-6 (0/52,4p aged 7+)
10/10 had 5 or fewer career
runs wins (0/49,7p had 6+)
10/10 had 0-4 handicap wins (0/45,6p had 5+)
those stats give you 10/100,30p in the last decade and leave a working list of 8…
Gin In The Inn / Private Matter / Golden Apollo / George Bowen / Ower Fly / El Hombre / Quick Look / Dark Defender
9/10 were sent off 14/1 or shorter SP (1/83,8p, bigger) so you could use that as a focus point
Claiming jockeys: 0/27,5p
Trainers of note: Fahey (0/24,7p), K Ryan (0/15,2p) , O’Meara (2/6,2p), M Easterby (2/6,3p)
PACE… all looks to be high to me…Flying Pursuit and Ower Fly are the two out and out front runners in the race, drawn 15 and 17. The stalls are in the centre I think so it may all depend on what the jockeys do and whether the field splits to either rail, or stay up the middle in one group, which would give those drawn low more of a chance I think.
My four fun pokes at the odds would be Ower Fly / Quick Look / Golden Apollo / Dark Defender
I’ll probably put some change on at BFSP for a bit of fun.
Use that info in any way you please, if at all.
GL with any bets,