Godolphin's trainer Darren Beadman comments on the stable's runners at Doomben and Flemington on Saturday.
Hardy Brothers Doomben Cup-Group 1 (WFA) (2000m)
IT'S SOMEWHAT (USA) - 6yo Gelding by Dynaformer (USA) out of Sometime (IRE)
“Everything says that he’s held his form and he’s come up with a perfect barrier.”
“He’s worked well and retained his fitness since winning at the Gold Coast. He galloped very nicely at the Gold Coast this week.
“If he can repeat what he’s done at his last three it should put him into the race. The great thing is that he gives 100 per cent every run, and he still seems to have some freshness in his legs.
“He’s only had a fairly light preparation and with James Doyle to ride him I can’t see any reason why he won’t run very well.”
BRC Sprint-Group 3 (Qlty) (1350m)
FEDERAL (AUS) - 5yo Gelding by Medaglia d'Oro (USA) out of Virago (AUS)
“He’s on a Stradbroke Handicap mission, so he should be able to make his presence felt.”
“Throughout his career he’s been competitive at this level and his last run at the Gold Coast was a beauty from a wide gate.”
HANDFAST (AUS) - 4yo Gelding by Street Cry (IRE) out of Lobola (AUS)
“He’s had a short break but trialled extremely well at Rosehill last week.”
“There are a few nice races for him over the next few weeks so we’ll see how he goes on Saturday and then find something.
“The Stradbroke wouldn’t be out of the question if ran well.”
The Straight Six-Listed (1200m)
DEMONSTRATE (AUS) - 4yo Gelding by New Approach (IRE) out of Swishes (AUS)
“He’s raced OK at Flemington but his best form there has been around the corner.”
“He trialled nicely on a heavy track at Cranbourne last week.
“There no reason why the straight should present any problems to him, but it’s a small question mark.”
Darren Beadman, picture Stevehart.com.au