Expected weather: Partly cloudy 23 degrees Celsius
Expected track rating: Good 3
Rail position: 8 metres
Race 1 12:38 TABtouch Maiden (1,400 metres) – Bet with TABtouch
1. SHREWD GAMBLE finished ninth of 13 over 1,200m at Belmont Park before going for his 59-day break. Bob McPherson is fiddling with gear to get some more out of the gelding, which has a bit to find on Burning Magic from his last start.
2. COMPARATIVE produced his best-ever speed figure when almost pipping Saverio over 1,400m at Belmont Park two weeks ago. Brad Parnham dropped his whip in the final furlong of that race in trying to correct his mount's direction.
3. CLEVER DICK gets winkers for the first time as he tries to turn the tables on Comparative, A Fair Lady and Burning Magic from their clash over 1,400m at Belmont Park two weeks ago. Drawing a wider gate does not help his chance.
4. FARALON recorded his best speed figure last time out and the fact he finished 13th of 14 in that Belmont Park race over 1,400m two weeks ago says a lot. He is hard to like even though Jarrad Noske keeps the faith for his third run in a row.
5. BRISTOL ROAD returns from 143 days off after finishing second in a Belmont Park barrier trial over 1,200m on Monday. His first campaign ended in a 2,000m race at Pinjarra Park and his speed figures suggest he wants at least 1,500m.
6. COME ON JOURNEY has not competed since finishing ninth of 12 over 1,216m at Bunbury in February. He went round in a Belmont Park barrier trial over 1,000m 19 days ago but he is hard to fancy on his first metropolitan start.
7. BLACK DICE debuts following two Lark Hill barrier trials - one in May and one 12 days ago. His half sister, Lady Trader, has won five of her 45 races but her one and only city victory occurred over 2,200m at Belmont Park in June 2013.
8. BURNING MAGIC has not drawn an inside gate in any of her last six starts and Chris Parnham must steer her from a wide barrier again. She has about 2.5 lengths to make up on stablemate Comparative from their recent encounter.
9. JUST LIKE THAT races in blinkers for the first time and may be capable of a lot better than her first-up effort in which she finished 11th of 12 over 1,200m at Belmont Park three weeks ago. Gear change, inside gate and dry track are pluses.
10. A FAIR LADY posted the fastest final furlong in finishing third of 14 over 1,400m at Belmont Park two weeks ago. Similar to Burning Magic, she has not enjoyed any luck with barrier draws in recent times and it is the same story.
11. FEISTY HELIX is having her second run at a metropolitan venue 16 months after finishing stone motherless of 11 over 1,200m at Belmont Park. She was third of 12 over 1,300m at Northam nine days ago on her seasonal reappearance.
12. HICOUNT races without bar plates for the first time in which is her first start under the care of Lindsey Smith. She finished second of nine over 1,500m at York before going for her 143-day spell and she is interesting given her changes.
13. SUMMER LADY would have to improve significantly on her three career starts to feature, her latest effort being a 10th of 16 over 1,200m at Pinjarra Park 16 days ago. Joseph Azzopardi jumps off to partner debut-making Black Dice.
Race 2 1:14 Seacorp Handicap (1,400 metres) – Bet with TABtouch
1. RUSSIAN RIVER had only one run during his last preparation and it resulted in a win over 1,400m at Northam in May. He recorded his best speed figure in winning over 1,800m at Ascot Racecourse in February on a rain-affected surface.
2. TYCOON TARGET returns from 16 weeks off without the benefit of a barrier trial. He finished fifth of 14 over 1,600m at Ascot Racecourse in May and his speed figures suggest 1,500m deeper into his campaign is more up his alley.
3. KINGDOM AND EMPIRE failed to post his first metropolitan win one week ago, finishing seventh of 12 over 1,600m at Belmont Park. Stepping back in trip to 1,400m makes sense given he has not won beyond seven furlongs yet.
4. PHANTOM CHOICE finished fourth of 11 over 1,400m at Belmont Park 10 days ago, recording a new personal best speed figure in the process. He was weak in the latter stages, however, and there is likely to be a decent tempo in this race.
5. MRS BROWN'S BOY rises in grade slightly again following his second of eight over 1,200m at Pinjarra Park 16 days ago. He is yet to win over 1,400m but he has recorded equally good speed figures over both six furlongs and seven.
6. IRON BOSS won his first race in Western Australia 13 days ago when Ryan Hill partnered him to victory over 1,400m at Kalgoorlie. His only other previous success took place over 1,540m at Geelong in September 2015.
7. ELECTION is a mud lark which relished the wet track in winning over 1,600m at Belmont Park three starts ago. The drying conditions are not to his liking, with four of her five victories on tracks rated in the soft zone - his good win was at Ararat.
8. FORTY FOUR RED is second up having finished second of 10 over 1,400m at Pinjarra Park 16 days ago. He was no match for Kingdom And Empire at the business end of that race and his two triumphs have not rated all that highly.
Race 3 1:54 Budget Car & Truck Rental Plate (1,200 metres) – Bet with TABtouch
1. TIME AND TRUTH won a Belmont Park barrier trial before finishing stone motherless over 1,200m at the same venue two weeks ago. She has won two of her nine starts but neither victory produced speed figures of any great note.
2. DAINTY PAT was challenging carnival-bound Epic Grey over 1,200m at Belmont Park two weeks ago until Chris Parnham dropped his whip. Collateral form lines involving Rebellionaire rate her a bit ahead of Patrocity and Private Dancer.
3. DRIFTWOOD GIRL raced keenly in the early stages of the 1,200m race at Belmont Park two weeks ago in which she finished behind Dainty Pat. She races without blinkers following that experience and jumps from the inside gate.
4. MONEY MAHER won on his reappearance over 1,100m at Northam nine days ago but, interestingly, William Pike jumps off his back and takes the ride on Private Dancer. His two-year-old form may not be as good as it reads.
5. PATROCITY posted his career-best effort in finishing second of nine over 1,200m at Belmont Park 17 days ago. Rebellionaire was far too good for him on that occasion and that form line is not the strongest on show in this line-up.
6. ROYAL STRATA races in ear muffs for the first time. She comes from a family of prolific winners - her siblings are Castle Retreat, Castle Queen and Chinetti - but she may need to improve on her best-ever speed figure to take out this event.
7. COUNTESS NATASHA finished second of eight over 1,300m at Belmont Park 10 days ago. Prior to that she was 3.5 lengths off Dainty Pat over 1,200m at the same venue and she is not weighted to turn the tables on her fellow filly.
8. PRIVATE DANCER was a $100,000 purchase at the 2016 Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale. She went back from the outside gate on her debut over 1,200m at Belmont Park 17 days ago before running on quite nicely in the latter stages.
9. SARISKA debuts following one Lark Hill barrier trial in which she finished fourth of 11. She is a daughter of Super Kid, which was one of only two horses to win the Triple Crown series in Hong Kong. She does not have a sibling which has raced.
Race 4 2:34 Crown Perth Opening Day 21 October Handicap (1,200 metres) – Bet with TABtouch
1. STABLE SECRET has posted back-to-back fifths at Belmont Park since returning from his 280-day spell. He won a similar race over course and distance during his last preparation but he carried 57 kilograms in that event, not 59 kilos.
2. COULEUR BIZARRE returns from 12 weeks off without the benefit of a barrier trial. He completed an Ascot Racecourse hat-trick across April and May but each of those three wins occurred over 2,200m so 1,200m should be too short for him.
3. DIABLERIE is knocking on the door having registered consecutive seconds over course and distance last month. He is weighted to beat Stable Secret and Zeinite again following their recent encounter over 1,200m at Belmont Park.
4. KAAPANDER had two and a half months off before finishing second of seven over 1,100m at Northam nine days ago. He recorded his best speed figure in October 2015 and that performance was in a 1,600m race as well.
5. BIG CAROLINE drops back in trip after a couple of runs over 1,400m on wet Belmont Park tracks, the latest of which resulted in a seventh of 11 three weeks ago. She has won in the city but none of those races rated particularly highly.
6. LIBERTY RISE finished 12th of 13 over 1,400m at Belmont Park four weeks ago. Maybe the heavy track inhibited her on her reappearance but the fact is she has not won below 1,300m so dropping back to 1,200m rates as a negative move.
7. ZEINITE did not perform as well in a dry 1,200m Belmont Park race two weeks ago as she did in a wet one 10 days earlier. She maps as finding the front under Randy Tan and she drops in grade but the conditions may not be to her liking.
8. FAERIE WHISPER has improved significantly since Neville Parnham fitted her with blinkers three starts ago. Previously she has disappointed over 1,200m but she is a different girl these days, running on strongly under Neville's son, Chris.
9. PATAPUS is a talented mare which stays at 1,200m one week after finishing fourth of 11 over the trip at Belmont Park. She is seven runs into her preparation and her speed figures are declining but she is worth considering for the exotics.
Race 5 3:14 Farnley Stakes (1,400 metres) – Bet with TABtouch
1. IT'S IT led all the way to take out the Idyllic Prince Stakes over 1,300m at Belmont Park two weeks ago. He has triumphed over 1,420m but that race took place at Bunbury and his speed figures suggest it is not his optimum distance.
2. IHTSAHYMN has not won since saluting the judge in the Strickland Stakes over 2,000m at Belmont Park in June 2016. He showed in last year's Northerly Stakes at Ascot Racecourse he is decent over 1,400m but others are more likely winners.
3. STOCKS was eighth up in last year's Farnley Stakes, running over the top of his rivals in the Belmont Park straight to win his first black type contest. However, he is yet to even place first up so he faces a challenging task to defend his title.
4. JUST ACT NATURAL has run a series of terrific races but 1,400m is unchartered territory for him and some of his competitors may have greater stamina reserves. However, his sire Natural Blitz does tend to father gallopers which stay the trip.
5. FLYING TIME recorded his best-ever speed figure at the age of eight in finishing third in the Idyllic Prince Stakes over 1,300m at Belmont Park two weeks ago. He posted the fastest final 200m but he is yet to win beyond six and half furlongs.
6. KEY TO FAME returns 19 weeks after he went back to back over 1,400m at Ascot Racecourse. He has had a Belmont Park barrier trial in preparation for his return but he may prefer 1,200m and need to find a couple of lengths.
7. MIKI TWO TOES is the 1,400m specialist in the field, recording his personal best speed figure over the trip at Ascot Racecourse in May. There are fewer question marks about him than his opponents and he maps nicely as well.
8. RED ORA has spent a long time out of the winner's enclosure, with her most recent success occurring over 1,200m at Ascot Racecourse in January 2016. She scaled new heights in that winning performance and not hit them again since.
Race 6 3:52 Morley Growers Market Handicap (1,000 metres) – Bet with TABtouch
1. GIGANTE returns from 11 weeks off having had a Belmont Park barrier trial 19 days ago. He recorded his best speed figure in October so he may be a year past his prime but he achieved his peak performance over the minimum 1,000m trip.
2. THATELDO wears the dreaded bar plates which most punters cannot stand to see on their selections. He has not raced since finishing seventh of eight over 1,200m at Ascot Racecourse in November and he has not won in 1,120 days.
3. AGACHAR CRUZ is having his first run for Ashley Maley after leaving the yard of David Harrison only a month after leaving the yard of Simon Foster. It is anyone's guess as to which Agachar Cruz will turn up but William Pike takes the ride.
4. BOMBS AWAY would have made it six wins from 17 starts if it had not been for the remarkable Dainty Tess over 1,000m at Belmont Park two weeks ago. He drops in grade to 72+ class and there is no Dainty Tess among his rivals.
5. LOCKROY won a similarly graded race over 1,200m at Belmont Park two weeks ago, getting up on the line to edge out Diablerie. He has not won below 1,200m so it is somewhat of a surprise to see him racing over 1,000m eighth up.
6. RECOILED is capable of recording good speed figures but each of the three races he has won have not rated highly. He finished fourth of eight over 1,000m at Belmont Park four weeks ago when he did not appreciate the heavy track.
7. CHERIE AMOUR finished almost level with Recoiled over 1,200m at Belmont Park four weeks ago. The rain-affected track may have been more to her liking than Recoiled and others based on her defeat of Dutch Spy two starts back.
8. ATACAMA SKY went into last year's Karrakatta Plate as a legitimate contender but he finished 11 of 13th in Western Australia's premier two-year-old race and rarely has he looked like rediscovering the form he showed as an early juvenile.
9. POP HERO has won eight of his 36 starts but four of them occurred on tracks rated in the soft zone and none of his victories has rated highly on the clock. He finished eighth of nine over 1,200m at Belmont Park two weeks ago.
Race 7 4:30 Salinger Handicap (1,600 metres) – Bet with TABtouch
1. OUTLAW PETE is backing one week after finishing eighth of 10 over 1,400m at Belmont Park. He has won up to and including 2,150m and his speed figures suggest he may be worth following once he steps out over at least 1,800m.
2. UNIVERSAL LAW is a half brother of the great Delicacy which has promised the world and delivered an atlas in his 19 starts. He has had a Lark Hill barrier trial since never threatening over 1,600m at Belmont Park three weeks ago.
3. PINSSON is lightly raced for a seven-year-old and perhaps open to further improvement. He won over 1,300m at Belmont Park two weeks ago and both of his recent victories have occurred in spite of him jumping from outside gates.
4. SILVER PLATED has been sound on each of his two starts carrying huge weights since returning from his 350-day spell. Skye Bogenhuber jumps back aboard the 11-year-old which has had issues throughout his career but he rates really well.
5. SPECIAL DELIVERY has not won since taking out a York handicap over 1,500m in November 2015. His personal best dates back to that year's Railway Stakes and he finished sixth of 10 over 1,400m at Belmont Park one week ago.
6. BY DECREE is a tricky customer because she needs cover. She finished second of 10 over 1,600m at Belmont Park two weeks ago and she is weighted to turn the tables on Ragnar's Saga, which beat her by 0.4 lengths on that occasion.
7. CHASING CHAOS reunites with Shaun McGruddy after Shelby Colgate rode him to one first and one third at Belmont Park. He has not won beyond 1,400m so, without Colgate's claim, he may find it hard to get amongst the places again.
8. GO DUTCH is a former Hong Kong-based galloper which has run poorly on each of his two starts in Western Australia for Chris Gangemi. He may improve on a dry Belmont Park track but any punters backing him would be doing so on trust.
9. RAGNAR'S SAGA has strung together two wins on the spin, including a Saturday race in slightly lower grade over 1,600m at Belmont Park two weeks ago. He may be open to more improvement and he may need it to beat By Decree again.
10. THUNDERCLAP NEWMAN races in the blinkers for the first time on his 43rd start. His best speed figure occurred over 1,500m on a soft Ascot Racecourse track in April 2015 but he may run well with 51 kilograms and a gear change.
Race 8 5:05 Heineken 3 Handicap (1,000 metres) – Bet with TABtouch
1. DUTCH SPY won over 1,000m at Belmont Park three weeks ago despite being carried outwards by another runner in the concluding stages. That effort was his best according to the clock and he is capable of going to another level again.
2. A PRIVATE PARTY bled on his last start in Victoria so put a pen through his seventh of seven over 1,000m at Cranbourne in March. His Moonee Valley form from January reads OK but he did not trial all that well at Lark Hill 12 days ago.
3. MISS SONDRIO competes in the city for the first time after winning four of her seven starts at either Bunbury or Pinjarra Park. She has had two Lark Hill barrier trials since finishing seventh of 16 over 1,300m at Pinjarra Park in February.
4. FLOYD is a galloper with a very bright future according to his trainer, Chris Gangemi. He appeared to run out of petrol in the final furlong of his return run, fading late to finish second of eight over 1,000m at Belmont Park two weeks ago.
5. UNDISCLOSED is two from two first up having won over 1,000m at Belmont Park in May 2016 and got the chocolates over 1,000m at Pinjarra Park in January of this year. However, jumping from the widest possible gate may test her fresh.
6. BLITZEM SOMEDAY is the swooper which descended upon Floyd over 1,000m at Belmont Park two weeks ago. The 1.5-kilogram weight swing means he may not beat Floyd in their second clash but his speed figures make him worthy of respect.
7. I AM INCREDIBLE received the bronze medal behind Blitzem Someday and Floyd over 1,000m at Belmont Park two weeks ago. Deeper into his preparation than both of them, especially Floyd, he may be only a minor player in their rematch.
8. MASSACHUSETTS does not have the speed figures to get close to the likes of Floyd and Blitzem Someday over 1,000m. She finished third of eight over 1,200m at Pinjarra Park 16 days ago and six furlongs looks like being her best distance.
9. NASHVILLE CAT races in blinkers for the first time two weeks after finishing fifth of 11 over 1,300m at Belmont Park. That effort was her finest to date according to speed figures so it is hard to fathom why she is dropping back to 1,000m.
10. HIGH CALYPSO has had one Lark Hill barrier trial leading into her first race since finishing fourth of nine over 1,000m at Pinjarra Park in May. She broke her maiden at the same track in April, getting the job done over the same trip.
11. MISS SOMEBODY has posted victories at Mount Barker and Northam in her 10-start career. She returns without the benefit of a barrier trial 20 weeks after finishing stone motherless of nine over 1,000m at Ascot Racecourse.