This colt from the Hawkes yard first caught my eye when he trialled at Canterbury against the well performed Dubious and Yes Yes Yes.
They were a bit too sharp early, but the way he picked up past the post was very pleasing and a sign of good things to come.
He then made a respectable debut at Kensington, finishing third and less than a length from the winner Stronger.
The form from that race has stacked up well, with Stronger winning again and Dresden Green breaking his maiden next start.
He was then sent down to Moonee Valley and never looked likely, with the winner Cheer Leader bolting in by 7-Lengths. I'm happy to forgive that run however, as he won't be the last horse unable to handle the tight turning track.
His recent Flemington jump-out shows he has come back well from the spelling paddock and given the Hawkes team are yet to geld him, it's a good lead that the camp have a high opinion of the horse.
While this is a big step in grade, with even luck he will surprise a few and the $17 fixed odds looks good value in a small field.