A wide barrier hasn't scared too many early shoppers off Winning Bullet in the final event, with the promising John Size-trained gelding heading the betting at $41 despite having drawn gate 13. The Zabeel son, to be ridden by Douglas Whyte, is out to make amends for his last-start defeat as favourite behind all-the-way winner Elegant King Prawn. However, Whyte will have to call on all his renowned expertise after the four-year-old drew one stall from the outside fence in an event that has quite a bit of depth. The promising types such as Best Power (Shane Dye) and Bold Win (Robbie Fradd) have drawn more favourably and shape as serious threats to Winning Bullet. Best Power ($97) showed he was getting close to landing his first win with a smart third to Silver Sun last start, while Bold Win ($66) has turned in good performances in his only three starts and looks ideally suited by the rise in distance. Whyte and Size have been the punters' pals this season, however, landing 22 wins from only 87 starts, at an impressive winning strike rate of 25.3 per cent cent. The addition of blinkers on the promising Wise Lover is expected to bring the desired result for the Alex Wong Yu-on-trained four-year-old, with the gelding set to go off at a short quote in the sixth event. To date Wise Lover has proven a nightmare horse for punters, winning his first outing of the term at 98-1 and then being beaten at his following two assignments when well fancied. Most think he is expected to square the ledger tonight with the important gear change and was a prohibitive $14 on last night's tote, evidence of a substantial early bet. He will no doubt drift to a more sensible quote, but clearly the tip is out. Wise Lover turned in a remarkable effort last start to finish second to Treasure Raiders after spotting the winner a huge start as the field turned for home. He made up many lengths in the final 200m to be beaten a short head and it was an effort that suggested he would not only make amends soon, but might possibly go onto better things.