Not much separates these 5 runners when you take a quick glance at the split times. However, we can fully expect Trap 1 to be the dominant force when it comes the finish. Dropped in grade, Kilcooney Limit posted the best calculated time by some way last time out, this was despite being crowded 1&1/4&2. On his penultimate run he missed the break (still posted a 4.51 split) and was a running on 3rd when recording a 28.92 calculated time - still some way better than most of the rivals he lines up against today.
One could argue that the 3 dog has, marginally, the best split times in this field. Having said this, it's the calculated times posted that really bolster this one's case for a decisive win today. Dropped in class last time out he was crowded on the first bend and the run-in but was still able to record a calculated time of 30.06. Completely Cleo is also the only pup of late to clock a sub 30.00 calculated time (four runs ago) with the other runners struggling to run to an average calculated time of 3.40. Trap 3 has also been running on late in two of his last three runs and it would be a shocker if this pup couldn't get it's head in front where it maters.
6.02 @ Hove - Trap 3 (Fwesh Artemis).........10/3
After being dropped into A8 company last time out (previously running in A6 & A7 races), trap 3 boasts some decent split times and holds a similar profile to the 3 dog I talked about above. Well clear on the calculated times, the fact that Fwesh Artemis has been badly baulked or crowded on multiple occasions in each of his last four races only enhances his claims for victory today. Remaining in A8 company once more, if this pup can run a clean first bend and avoid any serious trouble early doors, it will take an act of God to get it beat come the winning line.