The race I’m interested in is the SM steeplechase. For self-interested reasons – because I want to run it. But it is also shaping up as a good race. The three favourites have almost identical PBs – Banks (9:19) Currie (9:19) and Balchin (9:22). Balchin, with his awesome run at the Capital Classic, looks like the class runner in the field and should be capable of much faster than his PB, but he’s got to contend with the race starting just quarter of an hour after the 1500 final. Currie has the fastest time but I can’t find any recent results for him in the AthNZ database, so is a little bit of an unknown, and Banks looks like the safest bet.