The Tote Maiden Thousand Final is the highlight of a strong ten event card at Elwick.
Zavance Man (R7) trained by Ted Medhurst has won both his heat and semi in emphatic style and looks well boxed from seven.
Medhurst who has won just about every feature over the years has never won a Maiden Thousand and he would dearly love to add this time honoured classic to his resume.
Hardest to beat will be the Graeme Moate trained Shanlyn Hirdy while Deb Cannan’s Emerald Lee jumping from the check also has claims.
Damek returns to Hobart tonight and should get back to the winner’s list. This son of Big Daddy Cool looking for win number twenty one on the track had no luck in the Devonport Cup Final, but from three, should lead early and be very hard to beat.
Mojito and November Digger look his main opposition.
Pretty in Blue (R7) for veteran trainer Keith Nichols looks hard to beat after a strong fourth in the Devonport Cup.
This daughter of Where’s Pedro drops in grade here and will enjoy jumping from seven.
Spice of Life and Droopy’s Fool should be taken in the multiples.
Hellyeah Stella (R5) is in a purple patch of form and should be followed with confidence over her next few starts.
Best Bets: R4 No 8 Jethro, R7 No 7 Pretty in Blue, R8 No 3 Damek.
Best E/W: R2 No 5 Overeem, R9 No 5 Din’s Thunder, R10 No 1 Decibel.