AUSTRALIAN Pacing Gold graduates are set to dominate the first juvenile features of the season at Tabcorp Park Melton on Friday night.
Not only do the APG crew dominate in numbers, they also include the early favourites in both divisions of the Home Grown Classics.
Five fillies will line up in their Group Two, with Shez All Rock the one to beat despite her awkward draw.
Successful in her heat – which doubled as her debut – Shez All Rock will begin from barrier six for leading trainer Emma Stewart.
The daughter of Rock N Roll Heaven will be joined by APG grads Fire Safe, Outback Shadow, Quinzel and Ima Sassy Girl.
APG has four runners in the colts/geldings Final, with unbeaten gelding Yankee Roller expected to extend his perfect record despite drawing the inside of the second row.
Also by Rock N Roll Heaven and coming from the Stewart stable, Yankee Roller has won his three starts in impressive fashion.
Bossanova Bay and Raging Inferno – also part of the APG line-up – filled the trifecta behind Yankee Roller in their heat and will be out to extract revenge from barriers two and seven.
Best Of Beauty, a stablemate of Yankee Roller, rounds out the APG squad and shapes as a major chance from gate four.
- PAUL COURTS