Can never really complain when that is the case, I doubt anyone prefers racing on a wet track as opposed to the latter.
It looks a tricky day across the board with few real stand-outs.
The Mike Moroney trained Buffalo River was simply asked to do too much in the lead last start, a ride I'm sure Jamie Kah wishes she could have over again.
Nonetheless he sets up well back to 1500m tomorrow.
He finds himself in a race with a lack of obvious tempo, away from Greyworm, who has to be a niggle at the trip.
McDonald should be able to control the race from the outset and on best form he appears well placed.
The James Cummings trained Criaderas is the clear danger, though his lack of tactical speed has to be a query — he looks to get into a horrible spot from the inside draw.
He is expected to be spotting Buffalo River a big start on straightening and I doubt he can reel him in.
If you are a fan of the Godolphin runner though, I'd look to be backing him in-run, if he's last the fence on the turn, you'll be getting better than $2.60.
In the Coolmore Classic, sticking with the Melbourne visitors in Chaillot.
Backed off the map first up she duly saluted at Flemington and appears the weight horse when taking a line through early favourite Forbidden Love.
Only a head separated them in the Empire Rose (10-1 Vs 12-1) and Chaillot now meets her 9.5kg better off, a sizable turnaround in anyone's language.
Being a noted backmarker she will need luck, but with good speed on up front, she can get home over the top of them.
There is likely to be seven or eight across the track, just hoping Chaillot can get her head down when it counts.
Simon Dinopoulos' Three Tips:
Race 6 #1 Poland @ $6.50
Race 7 #14 Chaillot @ $8.00
Race 8 #7 Buffalo River @ $3.70