This three-year-old from the Maher & Eustace yard has trialled well and I'm confident the stable will have him well educated at his race day debut.
I liked the way he mustered early speed in a recent trial, to then travel well out in front under his own steam and run good time.
The chasing pack struggled to keep up on that occassion and were all put under pressure to make inroads. Amongst those runners was Yulong January, a winner of three races including a 2L victory over the handy Royal Celebration.
Look for Jye McNeil to be positive from barrier 3 and Kaluapapa to be too hard to catch.
Stony Creek race 2 Tip #2 Northeast Duke
This son of Helmet went into my black book after his recent jump out at Cranbourne.
In that run, he sat fairly handy leading up to the straight. After cornering however, he went toe-to-toe with Jamaican Rain, a winner of six races including listed grade.
There's a notable lack of class in this field and with any luck, you can expect Northeast Duke to breakthrough here.