3 December 2016 (Group 1 Kingston Town at Ascot)

The final Group 1 of the Australian racing calendar, the Kingston Town Classic over 1800m.

Race 8: Can't go past KAWI at the weights. Meets most rivals much better at WFA scale given he's a 5 time Group 1 winner. On fave value looks close to a good thing, but it sometimes isn't so simply, especially when racing across the nation in Perth in a heavily contested Group 1 event, with the likes of Chris Waller and co setting runners for the same race. Happy with KAWI top pick at $5.50+ (most operators), ahead of VANBRUGH @ $12+ also with most operators. Main dangers MACKINTOSH (needs luck from the gate), STRATUM STAR, HE OR SHE and PERFECT REFLECTION.  

SUGGEST: KAWI (WIN / EACH WAY) @ $5.50+, VANBRUGH (WIN / EACH WAY) @ $12+, FIRST FOUR (3, 6, 12, 16 / 4, 11 / F / 4, 11) (CONFIDENCE 40%)