RACE PREVIEW & TIPS (MONDAY)

13:55 Leicester

Hochfield won three times in 2017 and although hasn’t been able to get his nose in front so far this season he has put up some gallant efforts in defeat, twice finishing second in Listed contests in September, one of which was when a neck second to subsequent Caulfield Cup fourth Duretto. Overall this is the best form on offer and he has got better with each race over the course of the season so it could finally be his turn to return to the winners’ enclosure today.

Aasheq has placed in his last two races and should appreciate the forecast better ground conditions but still needs to prove his stamina over this trip, while Twin Star won last time out but steps up in class for today’s race so the bigger danger looks to be Not So Sleepy who has posted two solid seconds since stepping back up to today’s trip and has been left on the same mark so can make his presence felt again.

HOCHFIELD (WIN) – NAP