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Flemington 19-05-2018

 

Meeting: Flemington
Rail: +3m entire circuit
Track at 8am: Soft 5
Predicted track condition as of 3pm: Soft 5
Weather forecast: Cloudy, 16 degrees

Speed maps (click to view): PDF – Flemington 19052018 maps

 

Race 1
11.40AM George Watson Hall of Fame Trophy 1400m
Predicted speed: Not clear

 

1. VASSILATOR (NZ)
He was an impressive winner third up here last month at triple figure odds and Beau Mertens stays on here. He has drawn well.

4. WINNING PARTNER
He resumed soundly making ground late and the extra trip looks like it will suit. Tony McEvoy has a good record with 2yo’s.

5. ZOUTORI
He ran on well first up and will be fitter from that run.

SAVER
3. BRONSKI BEAT
He won his maiden well last start and has the fitness to be competitive here. Brad Rawiller goes back on and going off his last two starts he should slot in just off the main speed.

 

Race 2
12.20PM Karasi Hall of Fame Trophy 1200m
Predicted speed: Even

4. GREY SHADOW
She was a nice winner when coming to town last start and can go on here. Her three runs to date have been good and her only “miss” (a close second) was when she led. She’s third up, has drawn wide (can be a positive down the straight) and can go on here.

3. TWITCHY FRANK
She won here earlier in the year with Ethan Brown on and he goes back on here. She should be up near the speed and gets a bit of weight relief.

1. EGYPTIAN BULLET
She is third up here and has won her last two outings. This is another step up but she is an each way chance.

SAVER
6. MISS VIXEN
She comes back to 1200m after a sound run over 1440m last week. She’s quite consistent and does get back. She shouldn’t be too far away down the straight and Beau Mertens stays on. She gets a bit of weight relief.

 

 

Race 3
12.55PM National Hall of Fame Handicap 1600m
Predicted speed: Even

14. ÉCLAIR CALLING (NZ)
He was very good second up at Caulfield last start when he was wide and made good ground late finishing only 1L off the smart Flying Murty. He gets out to 1600m here and has drawn better. He is definitely up to BM78 company.

1. BOXACHOCOLATES (NZ)
He ran a good second in his Australian debut and has a good 1600m record. Mitchell Aitken stays on and his claim helps with the 60kg allocation.

8. ANOTHER BULLSEYE
She was a good winner here last start over this trip and grade finishing over the top of Galaxy Raider who is flying this prep. She has drawn barrier 16 in this but she is in good form.

SAVER
7. NOTIO
He ran well behind a smart one last start and has placed in both of his starts here earlier this prep. He’s a very consistent horse and was only 1L off Kings Will Dream here over this trip in February. He has drawn well.

 

Race 4
1.30PM W.A. ‘Billy’ Smith Hall of Fame Trophy 1800m
Predicted speed: Slow

2. QUICK DEFENCE (USA)
He ran well here a fortnight ago and goes up a bit in the weights coming back to restricted grade. He looks close to a win and this isn’t a deep field. Without a strong speed on paper he may sit a bit closer.

9. LAUGHING HEIR
He was a strong winner with 60kg last start over this trip and drops down to 55kg with the step up in grade. He tends to hold form once he finds it.

7. JAKE’S HILL (GB)
He ran on well in his Australian debut here a fortnight ago and the extra trip is going to suit him. He will be better from that run.

SAVER
3. CARRAIG AONAIR
He’s third up here. He got too far back first up and was never a danger then ridden up on the speed last start but tired late. He ran a solid second here over this trip during Cup week. Fred Kersley goes back on, he’s riding well for Lindsay Park.

 

Race 5
2.10PM Poitrel Hall of Fame Trophy 2000m
Predicted speed: Even

1. BOOM TIME
He resumed in fantastic form only missing by 0.2L and if he produces that run here he will be hard to beat. He has a good record at Flemington and runs a solid 2000m. From the good draw he should be up near the speed.

4. OBSERVATIONAL (GB)
He ran on solidly last start when stepping out to this trip and can go close here. He does mix up his form but can string a few good runs together.

10. LIZARD ISLAND
He had the fitness and run last start to win well. Beau Mertens stays on for this and he has drawn well again.

SAVER
9. HURSLEY
He looks close to a win and does run well here. He gets a bit of weight relief and a good record over 2000m.
 

 

Race 6
2.50PM Hilton Nicholas Straight Six 1200m
Predicted speed: Even

1. RICH CHARM
He’s a very good horse and very honest. He is a group winner down the straight and is definitely up to this. He does hold form well and his win last start was very good.

4. MALIBU STYLE
He stepped back in trip down the straight here a fortnight ago and was a deserving winner. Fred Kersley stats on and he should be up near the speed.

6. OZI CHOICE
He’s consistent and resumed with a sound run on the soft. He has a good 1200m record and should be up on the speed.

SAVER
12. DIVINE QUALITY
She resumed this prep with a strong run, making ground late to finish only 2L off the smart Creativity. She is a very consistent mare, has second up form and is proven down the straight.
 

Race 7
3.30PM Andrew Ramsden Stakes 3200m
Predicted Speed: Even

2. SWACADELIC (GER)
He’s in good form and will be running on strongly here. He has placed twice over this trip including a 0.4L second behind Fanatic in the Sandown Cup. He wasn’t far off Gallic Chieftain in the Warrnambool Cup last start on the wet and he’s just as effective on the dry.

9. RUNAWAY
He was a strong winner here two starts back in the VRC St Leger leading the whole way. He certainly wasn’t disgraced in Group 1 company last start only being run down late. This is easier and he gets a bit of weight relief. He will be up on the speed from the good draw.

4. SHERLOCK HOLMES (IRE)
The blinkers went on last start and he won well. He did have the perfect run, was out to the right trip and no weight. He likes Flemington and should get a good run again here.

SAVER
8. CHARLEVOIX
He made good ground late last start and seems to be improving with each step out in trip. He can be a bit hard to catch but off his last start run he’s an each way chance in this. Jye McNeil stays on.

 

Race 8
4.10PM Colin Hayes AM, OBE Hall of Fame Trophy 1400m
Predicted speed: Even

6. KEN’S DREAM
He has a good record here and is in good form. He comes back to 1400m which is no negative. He has drawn out a bit but does tend to get back so that’s no issue. He is definitely up to this field.

7. SO SI BON
He has run well in the past, he just needs to keep his mind on the race and not trying to bite other runners going past. Jordan Childs goes on.

4. LA BELLA DIOSA (NZ)
The So You Think mare makes her debut for Lindsay Park with Fred Kersley taking the ride. The winkers go on, she is a good fresh horse and has won twice over 1400m.

SAVER
5. MOSS ‘N’ DALE (NZ)
He is unbeaten second up and runs a solid 1400m. He gets a bit of weight relief with Jack Martin’s claim and has drawn well.

 

Race 9
4.42PM Chris Waller Hall of Fame Trophy 1600m
Predicted speed: Fast

1. ICONOCLASM
He’s absolutely flying having won 4 of his total 6 starts to date. Ethan Brown stays on after a solid win here a fortnight ago. He steps out to 1600m in this but should get the perfect trail just off the main speed.

3. MASCULINO
He made ground late when resuming and the extra trip looks like it will suit. He drew wide there and has barrier 1 in this so he should sit closer here.

4. GROUNDBREAK
He ran well here last start and meets Iconoclasm better at the weights. He is quite consistent, his only average runs have excuses.

SAVER
2. LORD SUNDOWNER
He has a great overall record and has resumed well this prep. He put in a solid run here last start and can go on from that.

 

Caulfield 12-05-2018

 

Meeting: Caulfield
Rail: +12m entire circuit
Track at 8am: Soft 6
Predicted track condition as of 3pm: Soft 6
Weather forecast: Shower or two, 16 degrees

Speed maps (click to view): PDF – Caulfield 12052018 maps

Race 1
11.50AM Ladbrokes Back Yourself Plate 1100m
Predicted speed: Not clear

 

6. THAT SONG
He has jumped out nicely and debuting in town for the Hayes & Dabernig stable.

5. SO MAGNIFIQUE
He has trialled well and if he runs similar to that he will be on the speed.

4. CELESTIAL KING
He debuts here off a winning trial, looks to have the fitness to be competitive.

SAVER
1. ROCK HARD
He’s won his two starts to date including on the soft first up. He won by 1.25L off Aristia last start who ran well at Flemington last week.

 

Race 2
12.30PM Le Pine Funerals Handicap 1100m
Predicted speed: Even

7. WORLD OF HOPE
She has a good record on the wet and is a good fresh runner. She has won over this trip.

11. MONKEY MAGIC
She has been running well and has the fitness to be competitive here. She gets a bit of weight relief and Noel Callow stays on.

2. HEAR THE CHANT
She gets the Norton bit on and blinkers off in an attempt to settle her. She should be up on the speed and Michael Dee goes on.

SAVER
6. RUN GYPSY RUN
Both of her wins to date have been first up and Beau Mertens takes the ride in this. This is her home track, she was a sound winner first up here last May. She won on her only wet track start.

 

 

Race 3
1.05PM Tile Importer Handicap 1600m
Predicted speed: Even

9. MY PAISANN (NZ)
He looks close to a win having gone close in his last two outings and had the pattern against him prior. Nikita Beriman stays on after a good ride last start and he has run well on a soft 5 track but he could find it wetter here. He has drawn well.

7. RIYADH (NZ)
He looked a bit flat last start when back in trip but he was 7 weeks between runs there. He fets back out to his best trip of 1600m in this and has a good wet track record. He’s under the limit with Lachlan King’s claim.

3. JACQUINOT BAY
He has a good record in the wet and ran well last start stepping back in trip. He comes back again here but the 1600m is his most favoured trip. Cory Parish goes back on.

SAVER
5. KENJORWOOD
He loves Caulfield and gets a bit of weight relief after a fantastic effort with 61kg last start when stepping back in trip. He comes back out to 1600m in this with the blinkers staying on after being applied last start.

 

Race 4
1.40PM Rod Fenwick Handicap 1440m
Predicted speed: Fast

6. HONEY ESPRIT
She is unbeaten on a soft track from two tries including a dominant 4.25L dominant win last start. That was in BM70 grade and the highest rated runner in this race is a 72. She ran soundly here prior behind French Emotion.

5. PLATINUM ANGEL
She was only 1.1L off the smart Peaceful State in Listed company last start. She is very consistent but untried on a wet track.

8. MOET ROSE
Forgive her last start when she pulled up with issues. Her two runs here prior were very good, she made a lot of ground late. She has handled the wet tracks well.

SAVER
3. MISS VIXEN
She’s a very honest each way filly and Beau Mertens goes back on after an impressive winning ride here two starts back. There does look to be a bit of speed in this and that will benefit her as long as she can get through the wet.

 

Race 5
2.20PM Heritage Finance Handicap 1440m
Predicted speed: Slow

3. SILVERA
He has strong soft track form and a strong first up record. He was a big winner over this trip first up last prep on a soft 5. He ran well through the Spring and is certainly up to BM78 grade.

8. MAXIMUS
He’s a very consistent horse and comes back slightly in grade. He ran well in BM84 company and only run down late. He’s fit and without a lot of speed on paper he should be up on the speed again.

5. CASTELO
He made ground here last start a fortnight ago and has a good record over the trip. He has won on a soft surface.

SAVER
1. CURRAGH
He’s a very good fresh horse and a wet track works in his favour. The 1440m is a suitable trip for him and has run well in this grade.
 

 

Race 6
3.00PM The Sheen Panel Service Handicap 1200m
Predicted speed: Even

3. SUN QUAN
He ran very well here first up a fortnight ago only being run down late by the smart William Thomas and can go on here. He won his maiden dominantly second up last prep. His only two average runs were his first two starts. He has been very good at each start since with three wins and two close seconds.

2. VAINSTREAM
He ran well here a fortnight ago but if untried on a wet track. Noel Callow stays on and he has drawn well.

1. BEL SONIC
He has won half of his 6 starts to date and does run well first up. Ben Melham has good form on him and he won first up last prep on a soft 7.

SAVER
4. WRITTEN CHOICE
He was a strong winner here a fortnight ago leading the whole way and Fred Kersley goes on here giving him a bit of weight relief after his claim. He won his maiden on a soft track.
 

Race 7
3.40PM Darren Gauci Handicap 1100m
Predicted Speed: Fast

3. WISE HERO
He looks one of the better chances of the day with a very good overall record. He has run well to some good horses and Stephanie Thornton stays on after two good rides at the end of last prep. He has won here and runs well fresh.

2. MURPHY’S REWARD
He has the fitness to be competitive and has won in the wet. He didn’t run badly in Listed company last start finishing only 1L off Handsome Thief on equal weights.

7. GIBBON
He’s in great form and his best form is on a soft track. He has the fitness and ran well in town earlier this prep though his best runs have been over shorter trips. If they are running on he’s one to include each way.

SAVER
8. INN KEEPER
He is unbeaten on a wet track and has only missed the quinella on one occasion when he had 60kg. He’s third up in this off a dominant win last Thursday at Warrnambool. This is another step up but he’s very honest and certainly looks up to this grade.

 

Race 8
4.20PM Le Pine Funerals Handicap 2000m
Predicted speed: Even

2. FURRION (GB)
He’s unbeaten in his three runs to date. His last two have been dominant victories and he handled the soft 5 well last week. He looks very smart.

1. MAHAMEDEIS
He was an impressive winner here last month and is third up in this. He won at his only other 2000m start. His only average run was first up this prep when he was against the track pattern.

15. OKOTOKS (NZ)
He ran well last start when stepping out to 1720m and the 2000m here looks like it will suit. This is his home track and he gets the blinkers on.

SAVER
5. I’M BUXOM (NZ)
He’s a very good each way runner and wasn’t far off the smart Snogging here a fortnight ago. Daniel Moor stays on. She comes against males here and has drawn wide but is too honest to leave out.

 

Race 9
4.52PM Catanach’s Jewellers Handicap 2000m
Predicted speed: Fast

5. OUR PEAKY BLINKERS (NZ)
He’s a good wet tracker and won over 2042m last start. Linda Meech stays on here. On paper there are a few who can go forward and from a wider draw he can slot in just behind the main speed.

11. NOUMEA (IRE)
He looks close to a win and ran well over this trip and grade here a fortnight ago. He has drawn out and will likely get back.

8. SUNDAY PRAY
He’s in fantastic form and steps out in trip here. He handles a wet track and will be up on the speed from the inside draw. If he runs up to last start he will take some running down.

SAVER
2. MONGOLIAN WOLF
He ran well last start and the extra trip suits. He is a winner over 2000m and is third up in this. Lachlan King’s claim helps with the 60kg and he has won twice on heavy going.

 

Flemington 5-05-2018

 

Meeting: Flemington
Rail: True entire circuit
Track at 8am: Good 4
Predicted track condition as of 3pm: Good 3
Weather forecast: Partly cloudy, 20 degrees

Speed maps (click to view): PDF – Flemington 05052018 maps

 

Race 1
11.49AM Living Legend Graham Salisbury Plate 1100m
Predicted speed: Not clear

 

1. GRACEFUL STORM
She resumes here and is unbeaten in her two starts to date. Patrick Moloney stays on after her strong win late last year.

3. YULONG MERCURY
She has jumped out well coming into this and has excuses for her debut last prep. She should get drier ground here.

10. MOOR GAIT
She debuts here off a smart looking jumpout win. She is out of Fiorente.

SAVER
8. CRACK THE CODE
She looked decent winning a recent trial sitting up on the speed.

 

Race 2
12.24AM Living Legend Efficient Handicap 2800m
Predicted speed: Even

4. SIN TO WIN (NZ)
He is going well this prep and looks close to a win. He finished a sound 4th over this trip here during Cup week last prep. He does run well here, two of those runs were his two runs back this prep behind the smart Kings Will Dream where he certainly wasn’t disgraced. He was only 0.2L off Gallic Chieftain here last start who took out the Warrnambool Cup on Thursday.

9. CHARLEVOIX
He hasn’t won in a while but did run well over 2530m last start. The in form Jye McNeil goes on here and the extra trip looks like it will suit.

3. DOURKHAN (IRE)
He certainly hasn’t been disgraced in his last two starts in Group company and will find this a lot easier. Craig Newitt was on two starts back and goes back on here. He stays well.

SAVER
8. SHERLOCK HOLMES (IRE)
He looked a bit flat here on Anzac Day but gets the blinkers back on here so I’m keen to give him another chance. He is in very light after the claim and should box seat. He has a good record over 2800m and finished a good 2nd over the trip here during Cup week.

 

 

Race 3
12.59PM Living Legend Akke Van Den Dolder Handicap 2000m
Predicted speed: Even

9. LIPSTICK LOVER
She’s in fantastic form and ran a very good second over 2042m last start. She has been running solidly since the blinkers went on three starts back winning her next two starts then that good 2nd. Jye McNeil goes on.

1. MY PSYCHIATRIST
She has a good first up record and resumed this prep with a solid win over 2100m. She comes back slightly here and her second up record is a bit flat but she is definitely up to this grade and looks to have come back in better order.

8. BERTWHISTLE
This is a step up but she’s racing in consistent form and did run well here back in January. She won well when stepping back in trip last start and comes back out to 2000m in this. She has placed in both runs over the trip and has the fitness to be competitive.

SAVER
7. ALMALITA
She’s third up here off two good runs including a very dominant 4L victory over 1715m last start. Beau Mertens stays on, he’s in good form, she has drawn well and will take some running down. She has won up to 2540m so the trip is no issue.

 

Race 4
1.34PM Living Legend Rogan Josh Handicap 1700m
Predicted speed: Even

5. TRULY DISCREET
She didn’t have much luck on Anzac day when drawing horribly and having to do too much work. Jye McNeil goes on here, she has drawn wide but should come in a few after scratchings. She ran a very solid third in the Listed Bendigo Guineas three starts back when at big odds.

4. RENEGADE
He drew the widest here last start and sat last, he made a lot of ground late to finish a solid third behind a smart winner. He can go on here and has drawn a lot better today with barrier 5.

11. PRINCESS MIA
She wasn’t far off Snogging last start who looks a smart one. She gets out to 1700m here with Beau Mertens staying on. She will be up on the speed.

SAVER
3. ANCIENT ECHOES
He’s won 25% of his starts to date and ran well in BM70 grade last start. He won his maiden first up this prep with a dominant victory then won in a similar fashion at his next start. He’s fit and Brad Rawiller goes on.

 

Race 5
2.14PM Living Legend T.J. ‘Tommy’ Hughes Handicap 1000m
Predicted speed: Fast

2. MALIBU STYLE
He ran well last start in Listed company and will find this easier. He had run well here and stays down in the weights after Fred Kersley’s claim. He should get a nice sit just off the leaders.

8. OUR GLADIATOR
She is a good sprinter and her run last start can be forgiven when she was wide. Her three runs prior were very solid.

1. GUN CASE
He has no wins here from four tries so it’s a bit of a question mark whether he handles the straight. He does have a very good first up record and has a black type placing to his name. He does have a very strong 1000m record so I definitely wouldn’t be leaving him out.

SAVER
3. ROCK ‘N’ GOLD
He was a good winner here earlier in the year and is in very light with Liam Riordan’s 3kg claim taking him under the limit. There does look to be a bit of speed which will suit him and in the small field he shouldn’t be too far away.
 

 

Race 6
2.54PM Living Legend John ‘Patto’ Patterson Handicap 1600m
Predicted speed: Slow

3. GALAXY RAIDER
He has come back in super order this prep, resuming with a very eye catching 5th down the straight here, a good 2nd against the on pace pattern of the day then was a deserving winner with 61kg last start. He has a decent 1600m record and Jordan Childs stays on.

6. KILMACURRAGH (NZ)
He’s third up in this off two solid runs but has drawn wide. He has the fitness to be competitive and ran well over this trip last start.

11. MIDAS MAN
He resumed after a freshen up last start dropping back to 1400m, out to the mile here suits and he did run well here back in February at his only other start at the track.

SAVER
9. BALCAZAR
He has been in good form and has rarely been far away. He won nicely last start over My Paisann who has been itching for another win.
 

Race 7
3.34PM Australian Trainers’ Association Handicap 1400m
Predicted Speed: Even

8. LAND OF PLENTY
He is in fantastic form and looks a very strong chance in this. He has a very solid 1400m record only missing the trifecta once. He has drawn well and should be right in the finish.

4. RHYTHM TO SPARE (NZ)
He can be a bit hard to find but he can find some form. He ran well behind Bonneval through the Spring in Group 2 company. He’s third up and should have a bit more confidence off his last start placing though he did get the tempo to suit.

1. SOVEREIGN NATION
He was a strong winner over 1400m here two starts back in Listed company then had a forgive run last start. He likes Flemington.

SAVER
10. KING’S COMMAND
He’s in strong form this prep and meets Land Of Plenty at equal weights in this. They met last start but he was giving Land of Plenty 2.5kg. He has never missed the trifecta over 1400m here from four starts and Ben Thompson has a strong record on him.

 

Race 8
4.14PM Living Legend R.E. ‘Mick’ Mallyon Handicap 1800m
Predicted speed: Slow

5. MAGIC CONSOL
He’s run well in his last two outings and is in very light with Tahlia Hope’s claim here. He has drawn well and without a lot of speed on paper should be right up near the speed.

4. SECOND BULLET
He has a strong first up record and does run well here. He ran a very solid 3rd over this trip here during Cup week.

8. PENNY TO SELL (NZ)
She won very well last start and deserves a chance in town. This is harder but she has the fitness and can finish in the placings.

SAVER
1. BOOM TIME
He has a good record here and has trialled well. He is better over a further trip but he is the class runner in this and wouldn’t shock to win. Fred Kersley is riding well for the stable.

 

Race 9
4.54PM Living Legend E.J. ‘Midge’ Didham Handicap 1400m
Predicted speed: Fast

1. ICONOCLASM
He’s in fantastic form having won three of his last four outings including a good win here over the 1400m last start on Anzac Day. He was very good prior when he drew wide and got a long way back, he made a lot of ground to finish fourth only beaten by 1.8L.

2. LORD SUNDOWNER
He has run well in both his 1400m starts to date and resumed this prep with a sound win. He comes back to 3yo company in this.

5. EAGLE RIDGE
He has run well in all his starts to date winning two and finishing a good 2nd in the other. Patrick Moloney stays on and he has drawn for a good run.

SAVER
14. TBILISI
He’s a very honest each way runner and ran well at his only other start here on Anzac Day behind Iconoclasm who he meets again here better at the weights. He will likely get back from the wide draw but there looks to be enough speed to suit him.

 

Caulfield 28-04-2018

 

Meeting: Caulfield
Rail: +3m entire circuit
Track at 8am: Good 3
Predicted track condition as of 3pm: Good 3
Weather forecast: Mostly sunny, 19 degrees

Speed maps (click to view): PDF – Caulfield 28042018 maps

 

Race 1
12.05PM No Fuss Events Handicap 1600m
Predicted speed: Even

 

2. SNOGGING
She’s third up here. She resumed with a nice win then was never really in the race second up. Damien Oliver goes back on here. She did well through the Spring and is definitely good enough for this.

10. CASARES
She’s been running well and can factor in the finish here. She shouldn’t be far off the speed from the good draw and she has been going well with Damien Thornton on and he stays on here.

4. KALUNA
She debuted well finishing only 0.5L off the winner then led the whole way second up to break her maiden. She is in light here with Liam Riordan’s claim and can be up on the speed again.

SAVER
3. I’M BUXOM (NZ)
She won her maiden on debut well and has been sound at her two starts since. She has the fitness and gets a bit of weight relief with the step up. Blinkers go on.

 

Race 2
12.40PM L. U. Simon Builders Handicap 1200m
Predicted speed: Even

5. DIVINE QUALITY
She has a very good overall record. Her only top 3 miss was a forgive run. She is unbeaten fresh and Beau Mertens goes on.

1. HEAR THE CHANT
She gets the blinkers on for this and she is a very honest mare. Her run two starts back was very good when she was the sole horse on the inside of the track down the straight facing the breeze on a windy day. She held on really well there to finish third.

3. MAMZELLE TESS
She was a deserving winner here second up this prep and there’s no reason why she can’t go close here. Jye McNeil goes back on, he’s in good form recently. She drew wide last start and took a sit but did make ground late. From the good draw today she can sit closer.

SAVER
6. CREATIVITY
She’s a very consistent mare and has a good record here. Her only top 3 misses were earlier in her career. 1200m is a winnable trip for her and if right she should go very close in this.

 

Race 3
1.15PM Ern Jensen Funerals Handicap 1600m
Predicted speed: Even

8. MY PAISANN (NZ)
He looks close to a win and with a big drop in the weights he is a good chance to get it here. He has a good record here. His 5th two starts back on a track better suited to pace runners is forgivable, he did make ground against the pattern.

4. RIYADH (NZ)
He’s third up here and was a winner third up last prep. He finished only 1.35L off Kings Will Dream last start. Of his total 7 wins, 5 have been over 1600m. Brian Higgins stays on.

3. SIRCCONI
He’s unbeaten second up and was a winner here last prep leading the whole way. From the good draw he looks the likely leader in this.

SAVER
1. FIDAAWY (GB)
He’s the mystery runner in this, the import debuting in Australia for the Lindsay Park team. Fred Kersley has been riding well for the stable and takes the ride here. He ran well in a recent jumpout.

 

Race 4
1.50PM mypunter.com Handicap 1100m
Predicted speed: Fast

13. PLEASANT
He resumed this prep with a big 6L victory and there’s no reason why he can’t go on here. He’s out of Snitzel. He comes back slightly in trip from 1200m to 1100m but that’s no issue with 3 and a half weeks between runs.

15. CLEOPATRA’S GLORY
She’s unbeaten over 1100m with all 3 of her wins being over the trip. James Winks stays on from last prep. She’s a very good fresh horse and has drawn very wide but should get the speed to suit her.

14. ROCKETS RED GLARE
He’s very consistent and in good form. He hasn’t won for 155 days but he’s rarely far away. He has no wins over 1100m but by the way he has been working to the line it doesn’t look like it will an issue at this stage. Three of his tries over the trip were much earlier in his career so I’m happy to throw him in each way here.

SAVER
18. BELIEVING
He’s a very honest runner and rarely far away. He will likely get back in this as per his usual pattern and from the wide draw. The predicted fast speed is going to suit him. Jye McNeil goes back on.

 

Race 5
2.30PM Changing Places Real Estate Handicap 1200m
Predicted speed: Fast

3. WILLIAM THOMAS
He is a very smart horse and is definitely a strong contender here. The Norton bit goes on here which should help control his overracing. He has drawn well and Damien Oliver takes the ride.

4. SUN QUAN
He is building a very good record and deserves his chance in town. This is his home track and didn’t run badly in the VOBIS Sires here last April. Off his recent jumpout he looks ready to go. He won over this trip at the end of last prep also pulling up with the thumps.

14. REDCORE
He won his maiden first up this prep with a strong victory then ran well when stepping up to BM70 company second up making ground late finishing only 0.5L off Holy Blade who has been in good form. He ran a good second here last April.

SAVER
2. REILMARTINI (NZ)
He has won three of his total 4 starts to date. His only miss was a solid third at Moonee Valley second up. He was a good winner here a fortnight ago when in light (he has been asked to carry weight at his other starts) beating William Thomas who he meets at similar weights here. However he has drawn the widest draw and will likely take a bit of a sit but on saying that, he does look very smart and wouldn’t surprise to win again in this.
 

 

Race 6
3.10PM Thoroughbred Club Redoute’s Choice Stakes 1200m
Predicted speed: Not clear

1. SUNSET WATCH
He led the whole way here last month winning comfortably. His dam’s sire is Snitzel so it’s no real shock to see him with good early results. His debut is forgivable when he pulled up with a slow recovery and he won his maiden second up. He’s fit and the only runner in this field to have raced at Caulfield.

2. DALSWINTON
He wasn’t far off Thrillster on debut who was a strong winner here last week. He made a lot of ground late in that and will be better from that experience.

5. SIKORSKY
He is well bred being a sibling to Tulip and has trialled well. Have to respect a Lindsay Park runner debuting in town, in a Listed race. Damien Oliver goes on.

SAVER
3. FIGHTING HARADA
He has only had two runs to date, being spelled after each. He ran well in a good field at Ballarat back in February. This is his home track.
 

Race 7
3.50PM Honan Insurance Group Handicap 1100m
Predicted Speed: Fast

2. LEATHER’N’LACE
She has a good record here and is a good first up filly. She ran a solid, close second behind Booker here back in February when taking a bit of a sit – different to her usual on speed pattern. She has drawn wide and being first up may take a sit again here. She won at her only other 1100m start and Fred Kersley goes on.

3. TWITCHY FRANK
This is only her first prep but she has quickly found form and been running well. She was only run down late in the Group 3 Vanity two starts back definitely not disgraced. She does have a wide draw here but she has the fitness and with Brad Rawiller going on I doubt she will be the leader in this. She comes back to dry ground.

6. SANADAAT
She’s unbeaten first up and ran well in the Spring last prep. She was only 2L off Shoals second up last prep when finished a solid fourth Cox Plate day in Listed company. She meets the winner of that, Blondie, again here but better in the weights.

SAVER
5. FREEZE OVER
She is quite consistent and ran well last start when stepping back in trip. She goes back out to 1100m in this. If we see any on pace pattern she could take some catching.

 

Race 8
4.30PM Next Payments Handicap 1400m
Predicted speed: Even

12. NOTIO
He has finished in the top three in all 5 starts this prep including a solid third over this trip and grade two starts back running against the pattern. He carried 60kg last start to a sound win and drops down to 55kg with the step back up in grade. He has the fitness, he has drawn well and is a solid each way chance again here.

2. LEODORO
He has found form and has run well in both starts to date here. Ethan Brown stays on from a solid second over this trip last start when he ran very well against the pattern. He drew wide there and has again here but does come in a few after scratchings.

16. FLYING MURTY
He has won two of his three outings finishing a close 2nd in the other, all at Pakenham. This is a step up but he looks smart, he has the fitness and drops down to 54kg after carrying 60kg last start. Nikita Beriman has been on for both wins and stays on here.

SAVER
1. RUNSON
He likes Caulfield having won his last two outings he’s had here both over 1400m including a dominant 4L victory last start with Liam Riordan on, and he stays on again here. He should be up near the speed again and with his fitness could take some catching.

 

Race 9
5.05PM Victorian Transport Association Handicap 2000m
Predicted speed: Even

18. NO COMMITMENT (NZ)
He’s won his last two starting with a close victory over this trip then a slight start back to 1800m here last start. Ben Thompson has been on both those starts and stays on here. He has drawn the widest and may be doing a bit of work early but he’s fit and is definitely good enough.

9. PRIMA (NZ)
He ran well here last month in this grade when quickly stepping up to 1800m and out even further here suits. He is a two time winner over 2000m.

11. HE EKSCELS (NZ)
He won his two runs back this prep then ran well over this trip third up at Flemington. He gets some weight relief with Liam Riordan’s claim and shouldn’t be far away in the run. He’s fit and should go close.

SAVER
10. TOP OF THE RANGE (NZ)
His run here two starts back was a huge forgive when he had absolutely no luck. He sat closer last start and finished a close second. He has drawn wide here and will probably take a bit more of a sit but as long as he keep out of trouble he is a solid each way chance and deserves another win. He likes Caulfield and Patrick Moloney has a good record on him.

 

Caulfield 21-04-2018

 

Meeting: Caulfield
Rail: True entire circuit
Track at 8am: Good 3
Predicted track condition as of 3pm: Good 3
Weather forecast: Partly cloudy, 23 degrees

Speed maps (click to view): PDF – Caulfield 21042018 maps

 

Race 1
12.15PM Heritage Finance VOBIS Gold Distaff 1400m
Predicted speed: Fast

 

1. FRENCH EMOTION
She resumed well this prep behind Quilista who was a Group 2 winner at her next start. She was then unlucky last start being held up. She has a good record over 1400m here and Ben Melham goes back on.

3. MY TRUE LOVE
She has a good overall record and looks the likely leader from a good draw. She is very consistent and is Group placed. She does run well first up.

4. SUMMER GLEN
She resumed with a strong win and has a good second up record. She has run well in town and should get a nice trail just off the main speed.

SAVER
6. LA FLEURETTE
She’s in good form and her last start miss can be forgiven when they weren’t making ground, she was dropping back in trip there also. She runs a strong 1400m and back out to this trip helps.

 

Race 2
12.50PM IRT VOBIS Gold Mile 1600m
Predicted speed: Slow

3. WIDGEE TURF
He loves Caulfield and is in flying form this prep with his only miss in 6 starts being a third. He was eye catching here last start and there’s no reason why he can’t go on here. He won over this trip here back in January and can sit a bit closer in the smaller field without strong speed on paper.

5. SO SI BON
He will certainly find this his easiest assignment in a long time. Andrew Mallyon stays on after a sound run in Group 3 company here last start.

8. SWORD OF LIGHT
He ran well over this trip last start and coming back here is a positive, he has won 2 of his 3 starts over this track & trip. He shouldn’t be far off the speed.

SAVER
4. KEN’S DREAM
He ran on strongly last start and is untried over 1600m but off last start’s effort over 1400m it doesn’t look to be any issue. Brad Rawiller goes on.

 

Race 3
1.25PM Avenel Equine Hospital 2YO VOBIS Sires 1200m
Predicted speed: Not clear

9. THRILLSTER
She has been good in both of her starts to date. She debuted over this trip in Listed grade finishing a sound 2nd then took a bit of a sit second up from a wider draw and won. Noel Callow stays on from that and she has drawn better here. She holds valuable race experience and fitness over many of the other runners in this.

16. TYCOON TILY
She is debuting in town for the Hayes & Dabernig stable off a good jumpout.

3. COZHECANCAN
He was good on debut making ground late and will be better for that.

SAVER
10. GOLDEN SCRIPT
She was good late on debut finishing only 0.3L off the winner. She stepped up to this trip second up sitting closer and won. Ben Allen has been on both times and stays on here.

 

Race 4
2.00PM Goldners VOBIS Gold Heath 2000m
Predicted speed: Even

3. KIWIA
He has a fantastic record here and with luck looks a strong chance here. They weren’t making ground last start so that run is forgivable. He’s third up here and out to 2000m. He has won two out of 3 starts over this track & trip and the rail back to true also helps.

12. MONTOYA’S SECRET
She is definitely up to these being a Group 1 winner over this trip. She has drawn well and Noel Callow goes on.

2. DODGING BULLETS
He was too far back first up and was never really in the race. He sat closer second up and won soundly. He tends to hold his form well once he finds it. He runs well here and out to 2000m suits.

SAVER
9. ROYAL ORDER
He’s third up in this and the extra trip is a big tick. He boasts a win over Kiwia over this trip last prep but they do meet on equal weights here. Craig Williams goes on and he may need a bit more speed on to really help him, but he’s an each way chance.

 

Race 5
2.35PM Yulong VOBIS Gold Dash 1100m
Predicted speed: Fast

1. NATURE STRIP
There’s not a lot to say about him that isn’t already known! He’s only missed once in his 5 starts and that was a 0.4L second, he’s jumped out well and will take some catching. He’s a very smart one!

5. PREVAILING WINDS
He’s very consistent and an each way chance in this. He comes back from running in Group company his last two starts where he certainly wasn’t disgraced. He has however drawn wide and may be doing extra work early.

13. MISS VIXEN
She comes against males in this after a big win here last start. She powered late in that to get the bob. She’s in form, she has the fitness and she looks like she will get the speed to suit her.

SAVER
6. DEPRIVE
He has won two of his 3 starts to date and finished a good second in the other last start. He sat last and worked strongly to the line late. He looked very good there! He’s third up and if right should go close here.
 

 

Race 6
3.15PM Spendthrift Australia 3YO VOBIS Sires 1600m
Predicted speed: Fast

1. CLIFF’S EDGE
He will be very short odds in this but rightly so. Under set weight conditions he is very well weighted. He loves Caulfield and I’m forgiving his run last start where he was running the opposite direction for the first time in the wet. He gets back to dry ground today.

4. INDERNILE
He is a must for exotics. He’s quite consistent and ran soundly last start when stepping out from 1400m to 2000m. Back to 1600m here is more suitable.

5. BARBEQUE
He’s running well and should get a bit of speed in this to suit him. Brad Rawiller goes on. He was good here earlier in the year finishing only 1.6L off Cao Cao.

SAVER
10. PURE SCOT
She resumed this prep well but had the pattern of the day against her. This is a drop back from the races she has been contesting and she is good enough. She ran well behind Bring Me Roses through the Spring over this trip.
 

Race 7
3.55PM Ladbrokes Bel Esprit Stakes 1100m
Predicted Speed: Even

11. SPRIGHTLY LASS
She is a very good mare and is certainly up to this! She has won both starts back this prep though lost on protest second up. She has never finished outside the quinella in all of her 6 starts to date. She is a class runner and will be up on the speed. Dwayne Dunn has a good record on her and goes back on.

2. SANTA ANA LANE
He has a good record here and is a good first up horse. He has trialled well, ridden and made ground. He is a Group 1 winner here. If they are running on, he is a decent each way chance.

3. BONS AWAY
His win here last prep over Brave Smash was very good. He’s third up in this off two Group 1 runs. He was very good first up here off a wide draw finishing only 0.6L off Russian Revolution and only 0.2L off Snitty Kitty. That’s decent form!

SAVER
12. PROPERTY
He has trialled well and has a good record here. His overall record is very good, boasting 3 wins from 7 starts. He has good form behind him and he is definitely up to these.

 

Race 8
4.35PM Newmarket Grandwest VOBIS Gold Sprint 1200m
Predicted speed: Even

2. RICH CHARM
He is a crowd favourite and has such a good record here. He’s third up in this and will likely be very popular. He is unbeaten over 1200m here from three starts and has been freshened up 6 weeks here. He is very consistent and will get a big cheer if he gets up!

10. ASHLOR
He has won half of his starts to date including 5 out of his 6 starts over this trip. He is third up here and has drawn wide but is too honest to leave out.

5. GLENROWAN PRINCE
He has won his last two including the Echuca Cup last start. He comes back to 1400m here which he has no wins over but did run a solid second over it here back in February.

SAVER
3. DEMONSTRATE
He’s in good form having won his last two outings including a solid win in BM90 company six weeks ago with 60kg. He has a good 1200m record and can carry weight.

 

Race 9
5.10PM TROA Anniversary Vase 1400m
Predicted speed: Fast

13. LAND OF PLENTY
He was a strong and deserving winner last start when stepping out to 1400m. He has a strong record over the trip. He gets a bit of weight relief here coming to Listed grade and should get enough speed to suit him.

7. THEANSWERMYFRIEND
He has only missed the quinella twice of his 8 starts over 1400m. He will be up on the speed and but he is in light for a 96 rating. He was a winner over this trip and grade third up last prep.

15. JESTER HALO
She ran well when stepping back to this trip last start leading until late. She wasn’t far off Spanish Reef prior. She won here over this trip earlier this year but that was in F&M grade. She is an each way chance.

SAVER
12. TOP ME UP
He resumed off a long break with a sound run but was never really any dancer. He had good form last prep including a win over King’s Command in this trip and a solid third in this race last year. Dwayne Dunn was on for both of those and goes back on here. He’s at good each way odds.

 

Caulfield 14-04-2018

Meeting: Caulfield
Rail: +9m entire circuit
Track at 8am: Good 4
Predicted track condition as of 3pm: Soft 5
Weather forecast: Showers & windy, 17 degrees

Speed maps (click to view): PDF – Caulfield 14042018 maps

 

Race 1
12.20PM Wellington R.C Handicap 1200m
Predicted speed: Not clear

 

1. HEART CONQUERED
He debuted soundly enough finishing only 2.3L off Long Leaf who has recently run well in Group 1 company. He was spelled after and resumed this prep with a decent win and will be better for that. Going off his two starts to date, he shouldn’t be far from the speed.

3. YULONG PLUTO
This is his home track and he debuted well here a fortnight ago.

2. VIRTUAL INSANITY
He made good ground late on debut down the straight at Flemington then went to Sydney and was never in it. It was a big step up and this is a lot easier.

SAVER
5. OCEAN KNIGHT (NZ)
He has jumped out soundly and Regan Bayliss goes on. His dam’s sire is Iffraaj and his sprinters have been going well.

 

Race 2
12.55PM Hyderabad R.C Handicap 1400m
Predicted speed: Even

7. AMORTENTIA
She took a sit first up this prep and got back but did make ground late. She led the whole way second up to win by 1.75L. She’s third up here and comes against the males but she is very consistent, she has drawn well and looks to be the likely leader on paper. With the rail out 9m she could take some catching.

8. SIMPLY INVINCIBLE
He didn’t have a lot of luck last start, his three runs prior including two wins were very good. I am happy to forgive his miss and give him another chance here. He did win over this trip two starts back comfortably.

11. JACQUI’S JOY (NZ)
She comes against the males here but has a very good record at Caulfield. She has won 2 of her 3 starts over the track & trip and is in very light after Fred Kersley’s claim. She has second up form and if the track stays in the Good range she’s an each way chance.

SAVER
5. KAPAULENKO
He’s in great form and has a fantastic record over 1400m. He was sound in this grade two starts back. This is obviously harder but he’s fit and should box seat nicely.

 

Race 3
1.30PM Thomas North Handicap 1600m
Predicted speed: Even

1. PALAZZO VECCHIO
She’s likely to be at short odds here stepping back in grade from three runs in Group company. She ran very well in the Group 2 Armanasco first up finishing only 0.4L off the winner. She then got back in the Group 2 Kewney and once again made good ground late. Forgive her run last start where she didn’t get much clear running. She does have top weight but Chris Caserta’s claim helps.

2. SAVACOOL (NZ)
She resumed well running on late against mares and comes back to fillies company here. The extra trip helps. She is very consistent and has finished in the quinella in all 5 starts to date.

3. TRULY DISCREET
She is third up here and certainly wasn’t disgraced in Listed company last start. 1600m looks like it will suit and Fred Kersley stays on. She won third up last prep.

SAVER
11. SHEEZDASHING
Without a lot of speed on paper and with the rail out this may be a bit of an ask but she is good enough to be competitive here. She ran well over this trip last start. She wasn’t far off Luvaluva last prep in the Group 2 Wakeful.

 

Race 4
2.05PM Ladbrokes Handicap 1700m
Predicted speed: Slow

9. TIAMO GRACE
She was eye catching first up in this grade running on strongly beating all bar a smart one. She ran well in WFA Group 2 company last start and now has the fitness to go close here.

10. HEPTAGON (NZ)
He is in fantastic form having won three of his starts this prep and placing in the other two. Chris Caserta was on for two of those wins and stays on here. Without an overly strong speed on paper he shouldn’t get too far back.

1. MAGIC CONSOL
He does run well here and finished a good second here a fortnight ago in this grade after jumping from a wide draw. He has drawn gate 1 today and without a lot of speed on paper he should sit close again.

SAVER
12. TOP OF THE RANGE (NZ)
He won here comfortably earlier this prep over 1600m then ran very well again next start. Forgive him here a fortnight ago when he found traffic everywhere he went and copped some interference. Patrick Moloney goes back on, he has a good record on.

 

Race 5
2.45PM Ladbrokes Galilee Series Final 2400m
Predicted speed: Even

2. HAN XIN
He was a dominant winner here a fortnight ago leading the whole way to score by 4.75L. That was his first try beyond 2000m. He sneaks up in the weights and Regan Bayliss goes on. On paper he looks the leader again here and could take some running down.

12. MAHEERA (NZ)
She won her maiden last start over 2200m comfortably box seating then running on strongly. She has drawn wide here but there isn’t a strong amount of speed on paper so she should get a similar sit in this. This is harder but she’s fit and in good form.

15. GOEGAN’S HERO
She comes against males here and the extra trip looks like it’s going to suit. She has run well in her last two outings and is an each way chance here.

SAVER
6. CREEDENCE
He ran well here last start running on late. He has drawn wide in this and will likely get back. He only has four starts to his name but two of them have been over 2000m+ which he has run well in both including breaking his maiden two starts back when jumping up sharply to 2025m.
 

 

Race 6
3.25PM Selangor Turf Club Handicap 2000m
Predicted speed: Even

3. GREY LION (IRE)
He resumes here as a gelding and does have a strong first up record. He ran well through the Spring in some good races and this is a winnable trip. He shouldn’t be too far off the speed and any rain won’t bother him.

1. SPECTROSCOPE (USA)
He gets the blinkers on here and thrives in the wet. He’s third up and this is easier. He ran soundly here over 2000m at the end of last prep finishing a close fourth, only 1.25L off Kiwia.

9. PRIMA (NZ)
He ran well here last start when getting out to a suitable trip. He steps out again to 2000m in this which is his best trip. He’s under the limit with Chris Caserta’s claim and should be up on the speed from the barrier 1.

SAVER
7. VELOX (GB)
He was a good winner over this trip last start over Brimham Rocks who has run well again since. He has a good record on Good or Soft ground and shouldn’t be too far off the speed.
 

Race 7
4.05PM Walk For Phil Handicap 1200m
Predicted Speed: Even

6. WILLIAM THOMAS
He resumed this prep with a very impressive win. He said midfield and powered strongly to the line to score by 1.25L. He ran some fast closing splits there! His two runs last prep were good as well. He won on debut then ran a strong third down the straight during Cup week. He will be fitter from his first up run and looks a serious racehorse.

10. ICONOCLASM
He won his maiden second up by an impressive 8L then stepped up to BM64 grade and won by a length. He comes to open company here but is up to this. He has drawn very wide but comes in a few after scratchings.

12. REILMARTINI (NZ)
He won his maiden on debut comfortably and was a strong winner third up last start over this trip. He gets weight relief with coming to open city grade but he does look progressive and has the fitness.

SAVER
17. NAANTALI (NZ)
She resumes here in this and her last prep was very good. She won very well on debut running on from near the tail of the field after drawing wide. She then ran here second up leading until late only being run down by the smart Our Crown Mistress who looks a very smart horse in the making! This is her home track.

 

Race 8
4.45PM JRA Handicap 1200m
Predicted speed: Fast

1. MILWAUKEE
He was a strong winner first up down the straight over this trip then was sound here second up. He stays in the same trip and grade here. He’s quite consistent and does run well over 1200m. With the main chances scratched he looks a decent chance.

12. BRAHMOS
He has won his last two outings which have both been over 1200. He should get a nice trail here and a bit of rain will help his chances.

14. HIGHLAND BEAT
He can be a bit one paced but does run well here. He wasn’t far off Eurack first up this prep. Out of his total 3 wins, 2 have been over 1200m. He has been there abouts this prep and can factor in the placings here.

SAVER
15. I BOOGI (NZ)
He has a very good first up record and has actually won his last two first up assignments over this trip with Jordan Childs on who goes back on here. He’s an honest horse and the predicted fast tempo will suit him.

 

Race 9
5.20PM Sandown Park (U.K) Handicap 1100m
Predicted speed: Fast

1. COOL PASSION
Her two runs here both last prep in Group company were very good. She beat Pedrena in Group 3 company then ran 0.1L to Global Glamour in the Group 2 Tristarc. She does have 60kg with no claim but is so honest and good enough to win here

6. MAMZELLE TESS
Her two runs in this prep were both here over 1100m. She wasn’t far off Creativity first up giving her 2.5kg then was a strong winner second up. She gets a bit of weight relief here and will need to do a bit of work from a wider draw but she’s in good form.

14. SHE’S POSITIVE
She comes back in trip here third up. She dropped back in trip third up last prep and ran well. She will get back and they will need to be able to run on. She’s an each way chance.

SAVER
9. MOONLOVER
She resumes here and has a very good first up record. She ran well back in the Spring with a few placings and won’t find this as tough. From a good draw she shouldn’t get too far back and she has trialled well.

 

Bendigo 7-04-2018

Meeting: Bendigo
Rail: True entire circuit
Track at 8am: Good 4
Predicted track condition as of 3pm: Good 3
Weather forecast: Sunny, 26 degrees

Speed maps (click to view): PDF – Bendigo 07042018 maps

 

Race 1
12.25PM Macedon Lodge Handicap 2400m
Speed: Even
Most advantaged: First half of field

5. BRIMHAM ROCKS (GB)
His Australian debut was good over a trip probably a bit short for him. He gets out to his best distance here, he boasts a 3L victory over it last July. He’s in very light with 52kg after Fred Kersley’s claim.

1. GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR)
He’s quite consistent and is definitely up to this field. He has a sound record over 2400m and is better on dryer ground which he comes back to here. Blinkers go back on.

3. SIN TO WIN (NZ)
He is a good stayer and won at his only other start over this trip in a BM84 last prep. He stays down at 54kg, has the race fitness and shouldn’t be far away from the good draw.

SAVER
2. HARRISON (GB)
He has met a smart one in his two Australian runs to date. He improved greatly second up when stepping out in trip. He’s third up here and Luke Currie goes on. He’ll be up on the speed.

 

Race 2
1.00PM Jarrod Larkin Concreting 3YO BM70 Handicap 1000m
Speed: Even
Most advantaged: First half of field

1. HOLY BLADE
He sneaks up in the weights after a strong victory over this trip and grade last start but Ethan Brown’s claim helps. He wasn’t far off Demerara two starts back in higher grade. All of his starts have been over 1000m but going off his 3 wins over the trip, staying at the trip looks fine.

2. SUPERHARD
He resumes here a gelding and has won at both his starts over this trip. He looks smart and has trialled well.

12. REDCORE
He resumed this prep with a strong win here. Damien Thornton stays on and he does step back slightly in trip but gets weight relief obviously with the step up to BM70 grade from maiden company. He was going well at the end of last prep and hasn’t been far from the winner in his last 5 starts.

SAVER
5. WATCHDOG
He resumed this prep winning his maiden by a dominant 3.25L victory and will be fitter from that. He wasn’t disgraced behind Royal Symphony on equal weights last prep.

 

Race 3
1.35PM Jayco VOBIS Gold Rush 1000m
Speed: Not clear
Most advantaged: N/A

3. REALLY SWISH
He debuted in Group 3 company and he was never really a chance but he definitely wasn’t disgraced. He speed after that then resumed this prep running on strongly late to finish only 0.5L off the winner. A win looks close and with the times he was running late last start there’s no reason why it can’t be in this.

11. THRILLSTER
She debuted nicely holding her spot the whole way. She comes back in trip here and from the wider draw may take a bit more of a sit. She has race experience now and will be better for that.

4. HIEMAL
He’s third up after two sound runs where he hasn’t had a lot of luck. He has drawn out a bit here and does look up to these.

SAVER
2. DIVINE MR TYCOON
He debuted well over this trip finishing a very close second. It was a strong performance. He has drawn wider here but will be fitter from that debut run.

 

Race 4
2.10PM Avenue Press Handicap 1100m
Speed: even
Most advantaged: First half of field

8. ASHLOR
He resumed well over 955m and the further trip here is a positive. His two 1100m starts have both been down the straight and were very average runs so I’d just put that down to him not handling the straight. He’s in very light after Tahlia Hope’s claim with only 51kg.

3. LYUBA
She has only missed first up once and that was a close second last prep on a soft surface. She ran well behind some very good mares last prep and does come against males here. She’s very smart and should be there abouts.

11. TOY BOY
He has a good first up record and wasn’t far off the smart Eurack first up last prep. Nikita Beriman has a good record on him and stays on here. He ran well in deeper races earlier this year.

SAVER
9. DIVINE MR ARTIE
He has a great first up record and he is definitely up to these. He’s very consistent but can get back. Luke Currie goes on and he only has 54kg. He’s an honest each way chance if they can run on.

 

Race 5
2.50PM Mypunter.com BM78 Handicap 1300m
Speed: Even
Most advantaged: First half of field

11. GALAXY RAIDER
His resuming run was enormous! He was held up then absolutely flew to the line. If he had clear running earlier he definitely would have finished a lot closer. He will likely get back from the wide draw but does have a good second up record and looks to have come back very well this prep.

3. BLUE TYCOON
He’s been very consistent this prep with 3 wins and 2 placings from 5 starts. He stays up in the weights but does carry weight well. He’s unbeaten over this trip and should be up near the speed.

12. HASKI
He’s found form and has been running well in town in his last two outings. This is another step up but he has the fitness and has drawn well. With any luck he should be around the finish.

SAVER
1. AMADEUS
He’s in good form this prep. He wasn’t disgraced last start when stepping back in trip. He wasn’t far off Widgee Turf three two starts back on almost equal weights. He is top weight but Stephanie Thornton’s claim helps and he is a horse who can carry weight.
 

 

Race 6
3.30PM Catanach’s Jewellers Bendigo Gold Bracelet 1400m
Speed: Fast
Most advantaged: Off pace

2. FRENCH EMOTION
She looks a strong chance in this off a good resuming run over a trip probably a bit short for her these days. The winner has won again since, in Group 3 company. Half of her wins have come over 1400m which she gets to here and she should get a decent speed to suit her pattern.

4. SCHISM
She has a very good 1400m record and does run well second up. She comes back to mares company here. She has drawn wide again but she is good enough to be in the finish here.

3. MISS GUNPOWDER
She’s at each way odds here and I’m expecting to see improvement. I’m not convinced she handled the Sydney way. She’s third up and has won over 1400m. Dwayne Dunn has a sound record on her and goes back on.

SAVER
10. JESTER HALO
She steps back to 1400m after being run down late over 1600m last start. She certainly wasn’t disgraced. She has a terrific 1400m record and is in good form.
 

Race 7
4.10PM Bet365 Golden Mile 1600m
Speed: Even
Most advantaged: First half of field

11. WYNDSPELLE (NZ)
He was eye catching last start running on strongly late to finish only 0.3L off the winner. He ran very well over this trip back in November in the Group 1 Cantala Stakes. He’s definitely up to this field and will be running on late.

5. SEABURGE
He improved greatly last start finishing only 0.2L off the winner. He comes back out to 1600m. He wasn’t far off Tosen Stardom over this trip in the Group 1 Toorak Handicap last October.

13. MASK OF TIME (IRE)
His Australian debut was over this trip back in the Spring. He ran well there. He resumes only fairly but we should see an improvement with the step out in trip here. Luke Currie goes on.

SAVER
6. KIWIA
He made ground late first up finishing less than a length off the winner in a blanket finish. Out to 1600m is ideal, he has a fantastic record over this trip. He ran well at his only start here finishing a close second in the Bendigo Cup but of course that was over a longer trip.

 

Race 8
4.50PM Mitchelton Winery Bendigo Guineas 1400m
Speed: Even
Most advantaged: First half of field

5. HOLBIEN
He was a dominant winner over this trip last start. Jordan Childs rode him for two wins earlier this prep and goes back on here. He’s in good form and there’s no reason he can’t win here. His only miss this prep was still a good run, he had to do a bit of work and held on well.

14. FORSURE
He has a fantastic overall record and his only top 3 miss was his debut. He only won his maiden two starts back but it was an impressive win. He stepped out to the 1400m last start and ran a decent second.

6. MAHAMEDEIS
His first prep was very good! He hasn’t finished outside the quinella in any of his starts to date. He resumes as a gelding in this and did run well here back in December.

SAVER
16. SO FAR SOKOOL (NZ)
She resumed with a solid run and has won second up. She does run well over 1400m and ran well over the trip here back in November. She does come against males here and has drawn wide but she is an each way chance.

 

Race 9
5.25PM RSN 927 BM90 Handicap 1400m
Speed: Fast
Most advantaged: Off pace

16. MY PAISANN (NZ)
He will get back but there looks to be enough speed to suit him. He looks a strong each way chance in very light with 51kg after Jessica Eaton’s claim. He’s a good second up horse and has a great 1400m record. He boasts a win over Revolving Door over this trip last July.

6. LEODORO
He’s another one who gets back. He has run well here and comes back to a dry track. He was soundly in Listed company last start and will find this easier.

10. LAND OF PLENTY
He wasn’t far off Dollar for Dollar over this trip and in this grade back in November. He ran on well first up but was never a threat. This is a more suitable trip.

SAVER
5. KING’S COMMAND
He was a very dominant winner over this trip last start but he has drawn the widest in this. He has won here and has a good 1400m record. He’s certainly in good form and can’t be left out.

 

Caulfield 31-03-2018

 

Meeting: Caulfield
Rail: +6m entire circuit
Track at 8am: Good 4
Predicted track condition as of 3pm: Good 3
Weather forecast: Sunny, 23 degrees

Speed maps (click to view): PDF – Caulfield 31032018 maps.

 

Race 1
12.50PM Catanach’s Jewellers Handicap 1100m
Speed: Not clear
Most advantaged: N/A

3. SUNSET WATCH
He’s third up here. He debuted with a 5th in Group 3 company in town but did pull up with a slow recovery. He led the whole way second up after 5 weeks off and was too strong scoring by 2L. He has race fitness and experience over many of these and should be up on the speed again which can be the best position with the rail out 6m.

6. SIZZLESUN
He comes to his home track third up. He has been making a lot of ground late in his two runs to date. He drew wide last start and with the smaller field he shouldn’t be as far away here.

5. JUTHOOR
He debuts here off a good trial. Have to be wary when Lindsay Park debut one in town. Andrew Mallyon goes on.

SAVER
2. SANGLIER
He has the most race experience over these including a placing in black type finishing only 1.6L off Long Leaf who certainly wasn’t disgraced in the Golden Slipper. He does mix up his mapping a bit but off last start when he won his maiden, he can get a nice sit just off the leader/s.

 

Race 2
1.25PM Noel Rundle Handicap 1100m
Speed: Even
Most advantaged: First half of field

2. HEAR THE CHANT
She’s come back in good form this prep winning first up down the straight carrying weight. She did very well second up being the lone horse on the inside on a windy day down the straight, she held on strongly for third. She has won here and does have a good 1100m record. From the good draw she shouldn’t be too far away.

1. SULLIVAN BAY
She has a fantastic record here but does have 60kg in this. She’s looks the likely leader and was a good winner here over this trip back in August.

7. SCUZI
She has the fitness having won her last three starts while working up in the grades. She gets weight relief with the step up here and has a solid 1100m record.

SAVER
3. CRYSTAL FOUNTAIN (NZ)
This is a step back from last prep where all three of her starts were in black type. She is only lightly raced and half of her wins have been first up, her only miss first up being a sound third in the Listed Black Pearl last prep on soft ground but she was only 0.2L off the winner. The blinkers went off after that first up run and they go back on here.

 

Race 3
2.00PM Bill Collins Handicap 1400m
Speed: Fast
Most advantaged: Off pace

10. CHIPPENHAM
He has had a bit of a freshen up coming into this. He does like it here having won over this trip back in January then placing at his next start when taking a bit more of a sit. He gets a bit of weight relief with Tahlia Hope going back on. There is a bit of speed on paper and he should be able to slot in just off it.

13. EXPINSIVE (NZ)
She’s in hot form this prep and this is a step up but she deserves a try in town. Ben Allen has a good record on her and goes back on here. Half of her wins to date have been over 1400m including a good win when stepping back to this trip last start.

16. LINGUIST
She has no first up wins but Linda Meech stays on, she got two wins out of her last prep both by comfortable margins. She has placed in both starts over 1400m.

SAVER
6. SABOTAGE (NZ)
He’s in good form and has been running well against some decent horses He has drawn wide and may take a bit more of a sit with a fast tempo predicted. He has no wins over 1400m from four tries but should be running on strongly late. Ben Melham stays on after a sound win last start in this grade.

 

Race 4
2.35PM Bert Bryant Handicap 1100m
Speed: Fast
Most advantaged: Off pace

2. REGIMEN
She’s third up after two good runs. She drew wide first up and got back a fair way, she worked home strongly to finish better than midfield then she was good second up down the straight over this trip. She has the fitness to go close here and steps back from black type. The predicted fast tempo will suit her.

3. TIME AWAITS
She resumed with a forgive run where she did have excuses. She can improve here, all her starts previously have been very good including a 2nd here at only her second start finishing only 1.5L off Formality. She is a Group 3 winner.

4. PLOVERSET
She resumed with a solid 2nd behind a smart one and did run a sound third during the Spring here last prep. She has form around Shoals and form is good enough for these.

SAVER
1. BLONDIE
She’s unbeaten first up and also has form around Shoals. She’ll be  up on the speed and can take some catching.

 

Race 5
3.10PM Jack Elliott Handicap 2000m
Speed: Fast
Most advantaged: Off pace

2. INDERNILE
He’s in good form this prep resuming with a win and placing in his three starts since including his last two in town. He’s untried over 2000m but he’s very consistent. His 3rd two starts back was very good, he drew wide and took a sit working strongly late to finish only 1.8L off Scarecrow. He may take a bit of a sit again with the sharp step out to 2000m and with a few pace runners drawing inside him.

12. BERKSHIRE LADY
She’s found form in her last two outings and did very well to go from winning her maiden over this trip to finishing 3rd in the Tasmanian Oaks at her next start only 1.7L off the winner. Daniel Moor was on for those two runs and stays on here.

3. ALL HARD WOOD
He stepped out to 1800m last start and did work well finishing half a length off the winner. The extra trip looks like it’s going to suit him and he should get a sit just off the speed. He gets a bit of weight relief with the step up in grade.

SAVER
1. WOLFENDALE
He has drawn the widest barrier but does tend to get back so I’m not too worried with him drawing wide. He’s 7 weeks off going into this off a win & a placing in Listed company. He won over this trip three starts back and is very consistent. His only miss outside the top two was on debut.
 

 

Race 6
3.50PM Robert Taranto Handicap 1800m
Speed: Even
Most advantaged: First half of field

8. TOP OF THE RANGE (NZ)
He looks a strong chance here off his last two good runs. He was a strong winner here two starts back scoring by 2.5L then finished a very close second. He steps out to 1800m in this and he will be running on strongly late.

9. CHEQUERED FLAG (NZ)
He took a sit first up with 60kg and did make ground late. Out to 1800m suits and he has drawn better here so I expect he’ll sit closer. He does run well second up.

15. NO COMMITMENT (NZ)
He’s been very good in his last three outings including a sound win last start over 2000m. He comes back to 1800m here and stays down in the weights. This is his first start at his home track.

SAVER
13. ADDISON (NZ)
She likes Caulfield and is in good form. She ran a solid second here over this trip back in January. She’s in very light after Fred Kersley’s claim. The blinkers went on before last start and she ran very well.
 

Race 7
4.30PM Le Pine Funerals Easter Cup 2000m
Speed: Even
Most advantaged: First half of field

4. ODEON (NZ)
He is a two time winner here and third up. He ran well last start finishing only 2L off Humidor. This field has less depth. He won here third up last prep. He should be up near the speed.

9. GOLDEN MANE
He’s a very honest horse and stays down on 54kg. He has placed in all 7 starts over 2000m here including his last two starts. He wasn’t far off Homesman & Almandin last start.

8. LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE)
This is a step back from first up where he had a complete forgive run and the 1500m was too sharp. He has won second up and does run well over 2000m. He won at his only other start here over 1800m.

SAVER
5. STEPS (IRE)
He is having his Australian debut here. He won his maiden over 1901m by an impressive 10L then boasted a won over Johannes Vermeer two starts later in Group 3 company. Off that, he certainly has the class to be competitive here.

 

Race 8
5.10PM mypunter.com Victoria Handicap 1400m
Speed: Even
Most advantaged: First half of field

6. THEANSWERMYFRIEND
He likes Caulfield and has a strong second up record. He resumed well over this trip first up. He ran well over the 1400m here in the Rupert Clarke. He’s drawn well and will be up on the speed. The only other obvious leader on paper has been scratched. He’s very consistent and definitely can’t be left out.

8. KEN’S DREAM
He’s added two wins to his name this prep since coming back a gelding and he does run well here. He will get back from the wider draw and does tend to need the speed on but stepping out to the 1400m may just give him that extra ground to suit.

9. SO SI BON
He gets the blinkers back on after trying to devour another runner last start. Forgive that miss. His mind was clearly elsewhere. He ran very well in the Rupert Clarke here over this trip in the Spring finishing a solid third.

SAVER
17. VIOLATE
He’s each way odds here but off his solid 2nd when first up over the 1400m he can be competitive here though he may be looking for further now. He can finish in the placings and he is very consistent.

 

Race 9
5.45PM Geoff Murphy Handicap 1200m
Speed: Even
Most advantaged: First half of field

1. MILWAUKEE
He resumed a winner with a solid run from off the speed to win by a length. This is no harder, he is a strong 1200m horse and has won twice second up. Jack Martin stays on and his claim does help with the top weight allocation.

4. MURPHY’S REWARD
Forgive his run two starts back when he had excuses. His runs surrounding that have been very good. He has won over 1400m and he shouldn’t be far away in the run.

8. EL SICARIO (NZ)
He’s won two of his four starts this prep and gets out to 1200m which he does run well over. Off his good win last start in BM82 company he is up to these. He does mix up his pattern a bit but from the wide draw and with speed drawn inside of him he’s likely to take a bit of a sit.

SAVER
12. HANDSOME THIEF (IRE)
He was very good a fortnight ago finishing only 0.75L behind Milwaukee who he meets again here on the same weight swing. He has drawn wide and will need to make up a bit of ground off his usual style of racing but he is a smart horse and can run some fast time so I wouldn’t be surprised to see him win.

 

Mornington 24-03-2018

 

Meeting: Mornington
Rail: True entire circuit
Track at 8am: Good 4
Predicted track condition as of 3pm: Soft 5
Weather forecast: Showers, 22 degrees

Speed maps (click to view): PDF – Mornington 24032018 maps

 

Race 1
12.35PM Peninsula Essence Handicap 1000m
Speed: Slow
Most advantaged: On pace

4. MATTY
He resumed this prep with a sound second over the 955m and gets a bit of weight relief with Stephanie Thornton going on here and her 2kg claim. He shouldn’t be far away without a lot of speed on paper.

6. ROCKETS RED GLARE
This is his home track and he has a good record here over 1000m. He has run well in town and is up to these. He drops down to 54.5kg.

2. SIR DONALD
He is a good fresh horse and can be forgiven in his first up run last start on the Heavy 8. He was only 3L off Badajoz in higher company last July which makes him good enough for this.

SAVER
3. GIBBON
He has the fitness to be competitive here and didn’t have the clearest of runs last start. His second behind Hay Bale over this trip prior was good. He has run well here though will get back. On this day last year we did see an on pace pattern and there isn’t a lot of speed in this. Each way.

 

Race 2
1.10PM No Fuss Event Hire Handicap 2000m
Speed: Slow
Most advantaged: On pace

6. CHARLEVOIX
He is a bit hard to find and was never a chance first up though that was over an unsuitable trip. Out to 2000m here is going to help. He’s in light after Fred Kersley’s claim.

1. ANGELOLOGY (NZ)
He’s been quite consistent of late and is certainly a chance third up in this. He was a strong winner of the Wangaratta Cup over this trip earlier in the month and any rain won’t deter him.

2. VELOX (GB)
He led until late in the Wangaratta Cup last start and should be up near the speed again here. He won at his only start here which was over 2000m. He gets the weight swing in his favour.

SAVER
7. ASHLEE MARIE
She looks close to a win though comes against the boys and up in grade here. She has a fantastic record in the wet and looks the likely leader.

 

Race 3
1.45PM Martin Collins FIBRETRACK Sires 1500m
Speed: Not clear
Most advantaged: N/A

2. MUSWELLBROOK
His debut was good, he settled at the rear of the field and made a lot of ground to finish 5th of the 12 runners. The extra trip here should suit.

1. LOUIE THE LEGEND
He was okay on debut where he drew wide then sat closer second up with the blinkers going on and won nicely. He has race fitness and though the speed map isn’t possible to predict, from those who have raced, he should be able to get a closer sit again.

6. GHEEDA
She looks close to a win having placed in all four starts to date. She ran well in town outside of maiden company two starts back running on to finish only 1.35L off the winner.

SAVER
3. A FIGHTING FURY
He lost some ground first up then ran on late but was never really a chance. The step out to 1500m and smaller field suits and he will be better for that first up run.

 

Race 4
2.25PM Cleanaway Handicap 1200m
Speed: Even
Most advantaged: First half of field

5. FREEHEARTED
She’s in good form and gets a bit of weight relief with the step up in grade but she does come back to fillies & mares company. She should get a nice sit just off the main speed. She runs a strong 1200m.

3. COSTA BOMB
She’s unbeaten over 1200m from two runs and boasts a win over Petition. She’s back to fillies & mares company in this.

9. SHE’S POSITIVE
She ran okay first up and the extra trip here looks ideal. Jake Noonan goes back on. She has won second up and ran well here back in October.

SAVER
8. SO FAR SOKOOL (NZ)
She has a decent overall record though she did take a few runs to find form last prep. She has placed in Listed company and ran well in city company. From the good draw she shouldn’t get too far back.

 

Race 5
3.05PM United Petroleum Handicap 1200m
Speed: Even
Most advantaged: First half of field

4. MY PAISANN (NZ)
He’s first up here and did run well first up last prep. He boasts a win over Revolving Door in open company then ran well behind Nikitas. He’s a decent each way chance in this.

5. BOB OF THE HEAD (NZ)
He ran well in this grade three starts back finishing 1.5L off the unbeaten Eurack. He’s very consistent and ran soundly when stepping up to this trip last start.

7. BRAHMOS
He’s third up here. The 1000m was a bit short first up and he did have 61kg. He sat closer last start when stepping out to this trip and won fairly. He does run well on a soft track.

SAVER
1. RICH LUCK
He was a good winner over this trip and grade first up last prep and he does have weight but he is certainly up to this grade being a multiple winner in BM78 company. He is a strong fresh horse.
 

 

Race 6
3.45PM Ladbrokes Hareeba Stakes 1200m
Speed: Fast
Most advantaged: Off pace

3. I’M WESLEY
He is a picture of consistency. He runs a very strong 1200m and only just missed first up in Melbourne over a shorter trip. The extra 200m suits, he has a strong second up record. He’ll be up on the speed which can be an advantage here.

2. STELLAR COLLISION
He’s in good form and certainly has the fitness to go close in this. He ran well in the Group 2 Australia Stakes earlier this prep over the 1200m and it’s certainly his best trip. He shouldn’t be far away from barrier 1.

9. SCHISM
She is a very good fresh horse and the blinkers come off. She did win at her only start here. She’s in light with 54.5kg.

SAVER
8. LUCKY LIBERTY
She resumed with a solid 3rd in Listed grade then was very good two starts back down the Flemington straight finishing only 1.25L off Ken’s Dream giving him 2kg.
 

Race 7
4.30PM Ladbrokes Mornington Cup 2400m
Speed: Even
Most advantaged: First half of field

3. CISMONTANE (NZ)
He resumed soundly being run down by some smart ones. He quickly steps out to 2400m. He has finished second in both starts over this trip and has won second up. He has drawn wide and looks the likely leader but there doesn’t look to be a crazy amount of speed on paper.

6. BONDEIGER
He is a two time winner over 2400m in his last two outings including breaking the track record last start with a big win. Ethan Brown goes back on, he was on three starts back for a good win over a similar trip.

4. GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR)
He sat closer last start and got his deserving win carrying 61kg. He has run well in black type. He has drawn wide here and will likely go back. Many of his recent misses have had genuine excuses.

SAVER
11. KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE)
He will be at short odds here and that’s understandable. He’s unbeaten in his four Australian runs but he does jump quickly from 1800m to 2400m and that’s my only query. He is untried past 1800m but he does keep stepping up to everything that is thrown at him. He’s in light with 54kg, he’s drawn well and should get the perfect trail. He’s impossible to leave out.

 

Race 8
5.10PM Frankston & Mornington Auto Group Guineas 1600m
Speed: Even
Most advantaged: First half of field

4. PERUGGIA
He’s been a winner in his last two outings over this trip with Brad Rawiller on and his overall record is very good. He’ll be up on the speed from the good draw and has won on a Soft surface. He wasn’t far off Kings Will Dream earlier in the year. He is definitely a strong each way contender.

13. SHEEZDASHING
She’s third up here and does look to be looking for the extra trip. She won her maiden third up last prep. She did run well in the Group 2 Wakeful at the end of last prep finishing only 1.75L off Luvaluva who was a recent winner.

2. SAVAHEAT (NZ)
He won soundly first up and is untried over 1600m but has won up to 1800m so I don’t see the trip being any issue. Dean Yendall stays on. He has run well in town finishing fourth in Listed company during Cup week.

SAVER
6. SILVERHAWK
He’s won his maiden two starts back leading the whole way to score by a comfortable 2.5L. He led until late when stepping up to BM70 company over the trip last start. He can go on here with race fitness and he shouldn’t be too far off the speed.

 

Race 9
5.45PM Mitavite Challenge Final 1600m
Speed: Slow
Most advantaged: On pace

6. OUR PEAKY BLINDERS (NZ)
He’s in good form having finished in the top 3 in his last three outings. He won two starts back when stepping back from 1600m to 1400m. He stepped back out to 1600m last start in this grade and rsn well only just missing out on the bob.

3. MA JONES
She is third up after two sound runs in deeper fields. She runs a strong 1600m and is certainly up to this grade. Ethan Brown’s claim helps with the big weight but from barrier 1 she could find a bit of traffic. She is a two time winner on a Soft surface.

1. SHAKOPEE (GB)
He resumed well in higher grade and comes up to 61kg with the drop in grade. He gets out to a winnable trip here. Brad Rawiller has ridden him to victory previously and he can get back so watch for him late.

SAVER
8. KAZIO
He doesn’t have many bad runs to his name and this is a step up but he is consistent and gets a bit of weight relief. Both of his wins to date have been on a rain affected track and by the end of the day we could have a downgrade with a bit of rain forecast.

 

Flemington 17-03-2018

 

Meeting: Flemington
Rail: +7m entire circuit
Track at 8am: Good 4
Predicted track condition as of 3pm: Good 3
Weather forecast: Becoming windy & partly cloudy, 33 degrees

Speed maps (click to view): PDF – Flemington 17032018 maps

 

Race 1
12.35PM Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour Trophy 1200m
Speed: Fast
Most advantaged: Off pace

4. HEAR THE CHANT
She was a strong winner here first up and she clearly likes Flemington She is a good second up horse and there’s no reason she can’t go on here. She gets a bit of weight relief and Andrew Mallyon stays on.

3. QUILISTA
She’s third up here and gets out to a winnable trip stepping back in grade. There does look to be a bit of early speed and she should get a sit just off them.

7. WRITTEN ERA
She resumes her and she’s a very honest first up horse. 1200m is her best trip and Damien Oliver takes the ride. Watch for her late.

SAVER
1. FRENCH EMOTION
This is a big step back in grade for her from her last prep. She has won here and 1200m is a winnable trip. She will get the speed to suit and definitely has the class to win.

 

Race 2
1.10PM St Vincent’s Hospital – 125 Years Handicap 1400m
Speed: Even
Most advantaged: First half of field

2. SCARECROW
He looks a strong chance off his strong win last start at this track and trip. He goes up in the weights though has drawn well and Beau Mertens goes on. He has the fitness and a strong overall record.

7. INDERNILE
He stays down in the weights after a big run here last start. He gets the weight swing vs Scarecrow in his favour and is a solid each way chance.

5. HOLBIEN
He led until late over the 1400m here last start. That was his first run at the trip and he should be fitter from that. Ben Melham goes on.

SAVER
4. MURAAHIB
Off his big second here last start he should go close here though he can be a bit unpredictable. He also gets the weight swing against Scarecrow in his favour.

 

Race 3
1.50PM Hoppegarten Racing Trophy 1100m
Speed: Fast
Most advantaged: Off pace

5. DEMERARA
She was a strong winner when resuming over 1000m sitting just off the speed to score by 2L. She gets a bit of weight relief though this isn’t a deep field. Her overall record is good and she could take some catching.

2. LIMETONE
She resumed only fairly but did pull up lame. It can take a run to overcome that but she is good enough. She did win here at her second start. Drawing out is usually an advantage down the straight.

6. LUQYAA
She resumes here and ran very well here first up last prep down the straight in Listed company. Damien Oliver was on there and stays on here. It looks like she will get a fast tempo to suit her running pattern.

SAVER
1. TIME AWAITS
She has a very good overall record and is a good fresh horse. She ran very well first up last prep finishing only 1.5L off Formality in Group 3 company. She is a group winner and has trialled well. Beau Mertens goes on.

 

Race 4
2.30PM TBV Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes 1200m
Speed: Not clear
Most advantaged: N/A

2. KHULAASA
The winkers go off and blinkers go on. Both of her starts to date have been very good where she has finished second both times down the straight. Out to 1200m now looks ideal.

3. METRONOME
She also has two good starts to her name including a good win over this trip earlier in the month. This is her first time down the straight.

4. SUNDARBANS (NZ)
She looks close to a win after two seconds. She led until late over this trip last start and will be fitter from that.

SAVER
1. KRONE
She was a strong winner when third up last start stepping back in trip. She does get back so I don’t see the 1200m being any issue. A few of these runners who have starts to their name can go forward and that injected speed will help her.

 

Race 5
3.10PM Blamey Stakes 1600m
Speed: Slow
Most advantaged: On pace

2. HUMIDOR (NZ)
He has the class to win this having given Winx a bit of a scare in the Cox Plate though that was over a longer trip. On paper with the small field there isn’t a lot of speed to tactics will be the key. He likes Flemington and runs a strong 1600m. He’s a good second up horse, he just needs to ensure he doesn’t get too far back.

3. HELLOVA STREET
He has a good record here and was a strong winner over the 1600m last start winning by 3.5L. He looks the likely leader on paper and could take some running down.

4. ODEON (NZ)
He ran well here on Cup day last year over a bit further and does have second up form. He should be up near the speed.

SAVER
1. TOSEN STARDOM (JPN)
He’s third up here and ran very well in the Group 1 Futurity last start. He was a strong winner of the Group 1 Toorak over this trip back in the Spring.
 

 

Race 6
3.50PM Singapore Turf Club Trophy 2000m
Speed: Even
Most advantaged: First half of field

4. HE EKSCELS (NZ)
He’s third up here off two wins in easier grade. He led the last start to win comfortably with big weight and should be up on the speed again here. He was a good winner in town last prep over a bit shorter trip of 1800m. He is untried over 2000m but he is only unplaced once from his 8 career starts.

11. BIG PAT’S PONTIAC
He’s a very honest horse and ran very well here last start over this trip though in easier grade. He gets a bit of weight relief with the step up and is a solid each way chance.

7. ADDISON (NZ)
She’s in decent form and is an each way chance here stepping back in grade. Fred Kersley’s claim helps keep her weight down and blinkers go on.

SAVER
10. WANNON WARRIOR
He ran well here over this trip earlier in the month with 59kg and gets a bit of a drop to 56kg in this. He’s in good form and looks close to a win. He was jumping up from 1600m to 2000m last start so should be right for the trip now.
 

Race 7
4.30PM March Stakes 1400m
Speed: Even
Most advantaged: First half of field

8. THEANSWERMYFRIEND
He’s a Flemington specialist and has a strong record over 1400m. He was a strong winner leading the whole way here in Listed company here last prep beating Mr Sneaky who has since been placed in Group 1 company. He has won a recent trial and does run well first up.

7. MASK OF TIME (IRE)
He’s a bit of a mystery runner here. He only had the one run through the Spring which was a solid 4th in the Group 1 Toorak Handicap. He was in light there and at big odds. He has had time to acclimatise and is definitely up to this.

9. COLDSTONE (FR)
He’s in good form and was a good winner last start when stepping back to this trip. He likes Flemington and Stephanie Thornton stays on.

SAVER
12. OVERSHARE
He’s a very talented galloper and is definitely a strong chance here if he runs a solid 1400m which he is untried over. He was only 0.4L off Cliff’s Edge two starts back who won the Group 2 Alister Clark last night. He then had the perfect run last start to win the Group 3 Zeditave and gets some weight relief here.

 

Race 8
5.10PM The Curragh Racecourse Handicap 1600m
Speed: Even
Most advantaged: First half of field

5. SOHO RUBY
She made a lot of ground late over 1400m here a fortnight ago and the 1600m looks perfect. She won well here three starts back with big weight and she goes back up to 59kg with the step back in grade.

2. PORTMAN (NZ)
He loves Flemington but was never in the race last start. He was found to have a slow recovery post race which marks it as a forgive run. He’s third up here and he has won over 1600m at Flemington. He’s definitely an each way contender.

7. BALCAZAR
This is a big step up but he did run well in the Silverbowl Final here last Winter over the 1600m where he made a lot of ground late to finish 5th.  He then ran well over the same trip here but in easier grade to finish 3rd only beaten by 1L. He won last start when stepping out to this distance third up and has the fitness.

SAVER
3. TOP OF THE RANGE (NZ)
He was a big dinner when stepping out to this trip last month running on from the tail of the field to score by 2.5L. His only miss over the 1600m (from 3 tries) was a solid 4th in the Group 2 Queensland Guineas which I definitely wouldn’t call a fail! He’s third up and this isn’t really much harder than last start.

 

Race 9
5.45PM New York Racing Association Grand Handicap 1200m
Speed: Fast
Most advantaged: Off pace

4. HANDSOME THIEF (IRE)
He carried a big weight two starts back to run a solid second behind Eurack who has a solid record to date. He wasn’t ever really in the race last start down the straight. He steps back in grade here and does have a strong 1200m record so I’m forgiving that run and giving him another chance down the straight.

7. HIGHLAND BEAT
He’s third up after two solid placings. He is a winner down the straight and has drawn out which is likely the best place to be at the end of the day. 1200m is his best trip and Beau Mertens goes on.

2. BLUE TYCOON
He has won his last three outings including a strong 2.2L victory over this trip in similar grade last start though he was in light. He comes up to 60kg after Fred Kersley’s claim and is likely to be one of many up on the speed.

SAVER
10. SACRED SHAM (NZ)
He’s very honest and can’t be left out. Damien Oliver stays on after a sound win last start and he has the fitness to be competitive here. He’s going to get the speed to suit and has run well here previously finishing 2nd down the straight behind Invincible Al.