The Melbourne Cup is the day we have all been waiting for and we’ve taken a look at the program for today’s Flemington meeting to give you full race previews and tips!
GROUP 3 $150,000 EMIRATES 100th A380 STAKES. 1000-metres.
SELECTIONS: 2 QAFILA; 1 Setsuna; 11 Roobeena; 8 Lake District Girl.
BEST ROUGHIE: 3 ARISTOCRATIC MISS.
SUGGESTED BET: QAFILA each-way.
QAFILA was impressive winning Caulfield on debut, missed the start and still managed to pick up and win Listed Debutante Stakes. Go close. SETSUNA fabulous 2nd Gimcrack Stakes, Randwick, on debut before winning Inglis race MV Cox Plate Day. Very brave last time. Gate 1 now, chance again. ROOBEENA McEvoy-trained Exceed And Excel filly making debut and LAKE DISTRICT GIRL also McEvoy-trained by Not A Single Doubt. They will both have ability. So many unraced, watch betting moves closely.
$120,000 TAB.com.au TROPHY. 1700-metres.
SELECTIONS: 8 MILES OF KRISHAN; 3 Invincibella; 2 Rocket Commander; 5 Tahanee.
BEST ROUGHIE: 11 ROCK AWAY.
SUGGESTED BET: MILES OF KRISHAN each-way.
MILES OF KRISHAN back in May ran close 3rd Amelie’s Star G2 in SA, two runs back good, latest eye-catcher last to 7th Steel Frost, 1400m. Extra 300m here, go well. INVINCIBELLA Waller-trained mare racing well, won two on end in Sydney before brave 3rd Lubiton, MV, G3 Tesio Cox Plate Day. Hard to beat. ROCKET COMMANDER honest mare, well-placed from gate 1 here, last start good 4th Tesio. TAHANEE also comes through that race, has a chance.
$120,000 LAVAZZA SHORT BLACK. 1400-metres.
SELECTIONS: 12 DIVINE QUALITY; 6 New Universe; 9 Milwaukee; 4 Dollar For Dollar.
BEST ROUGHIE: 2 BOGGAMS.
SUGGESTED BET: Box Trifecta: 2 – 4 – 6 – 9 – 12.
DIVINE QUALITY is an exciting mare, won 3 of 5 and placed the other two, latest charged late first-up 2nd Milwaukee, good form that. Fitter, extra ground now, hard to stop. NEW UNIVERSE very smart Sydney raider won 4 of 7, first-up strong late close 3rd My Country, Randwick. Very good when right, go close from ideal draw. MILWAUKEE is smart, makes own luck, led throughout last time, trip no issue. DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR SA raider in hot form won past two easily in SA, harder here. Respect from this gate.
$120,000 RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES PLATE. 2800-metres.
SELECTIONS: 15 SHERLOCK HOLMES: 3 Granddukeoftuscany; 5 Yogi; 16 Ubin Thunderstruck.
BEST ROUGHIE: 17 ZILBIYR.
SUGGESTED BET: SHERLOCK HOLMES each-way.
SHERLOCK HOMES is an import, was very strong winning weaker race MV last Friday night. Suited here, strong and tough, gets good chance to go back-to-back. Stable-mate GRANDDUKEOFTUSCANY is an on-pace stayer racing well, trip no issue, 6th to Almandin before 2nd G3 Bart Cummings here last time. Hard to catch. YOGI is a strong, tough stayer suited by this trip. Form is good enough. UBIN THUNDERSTRUCK in similar vein to Yogi is well-suited this trip.
$120,000 SCHWEPPES FLEMINGTON FLING. 1000-metres.
SELECTIONS: 8 NATURE STRIP; 5 Piracy; 1 Property; 2 Bandipur.
BEST ROUGHIE: 6 SAM’S IMAGE.
SUGGESTED BET: NATURE STRIP each-way.
NATURE STRIP has raced twice, strong winner Mornington on debut when odds-on before charged late 2nd Sam’s Image, MV last time. Will be very strong here. PIRACY Godolphin raider from Sydney, won 3 of last 5 very good last time when 2nd Goodfella, Listed Brian Crowley. Hard to stop. PROPERTY quality 3YO, hot 2YO form, resumed with closing 4th Snitty Kitty G2 Caulfield Sprint. Ideally wants further. BANDIPUR brilliant winner last time Caulfield. Has strong claims again.
LISTED $150,000 LEXUS HYBRID PLATE. 1400-metres.
SELECTIONS: 2 OUR CROWN MISTRESS; 3 Counterplay; 6 Warranty; 9 Yulong Xingsheng.
BEST ROUGHIE: 1 TORVILL.
SUGGESTED BET: OUR CROWN MISTRESS to win.
OUR CROWN MISTRESS has led throughout her past three starts for three impressive wins. This harder again but has gate 1 and she looks very tough to beat again. COUNTERPLAY is very honest, 2nd Invincible Star, Caulfield, before 3rd Our Crown Mistress, Caulfield. Go well. WARRANTY Sydney raider with Team Snowden, has won 2 of 3, including past two Kembla and Randwick. Led throughout last time. Chance. YULONG XINGSHENG is lightly raced shows very good promise. Respect.
GROUP 1 $6,000,000 EMIRATES MELBOURNE CUP. 3200-metres.
SELECTIONS: 5 MARMELO; 22 Rekindling; 20 Wall Of Fire; 7 Johannes Vermeer.
BEST ROUGHIE: 13 BIG DUKE.
SUGGESTED BET: MARMELO each-way.
MARMELO was our pick in the Caulfield Cup, desperately unlucky, charged late, could have won with clear passage. Perfect prep, great rider, looks tough to beat. REKINDLING another import, ran 2nd in St Leger trial to Order Of St George, 4th in St Leger. No weight, won 3 of just 9 starts, worth a lot of thought. WALL OF FIRE one run in Australia, charged late 2nd Lord Fandango, Herbert Power, Caulfield. Trip perfect, record great, hard to beat. JOHANNES VERMEER looked unlucky when 3rd in the Caulfield Cup. Everything says he’ll stay the trip and from perfect gate will get every chance. ALMANDIN defending champ, brilliant winner Flemington two runs back, no luck last time. Timing is perfect. HUMIDOR amazing run when 2nd in Cox Plate to Winx, is bred to run this trip, genuine winning claims. TIBERIAN French raider won 6 of 15 including last two, G3 and G2 races. Respect. MAX DYNAMITE ran 2nd this race two years ago, last start winner similar trip. Respect again from gate. Great race!
LISTED $150,000 JAMES BOAGS PREMIUM STAKES. 1800-metres.
SELECTIONS: 4 MAURUS; 14 Radipole; 3 Kidmenever; 6 Articus.
BEST ROUGHIE: 13 NOZOMI.
SUGGESTED BET: Box Quinella/Trifecta: 3 – 4 – 6 – 13 – 14.
MAURUS was very solid last time ran on well 3rd Kiwia, G3 Coongy, Caulfield. Solid form that, good chance in incredibly tough race. RADIPOLE ran very well on Saturday when 5th G1 Cantala, Flemington. If handles the back-up will run well again. KIDMENEVER import raced too keenly only Australian start tired late in the G2 Herbert Power. Previous form in the UK and Dubai very, very good. Go well. ARTICUS seems to have lost form but some key gear changes and new rider suggest he might turn his form around. Is certainly good enough.
LISTED $150,000 MSS SECURITY SPRINT. 1200-metres.
SELECTIONS: 15 I THOUGHT SO; 15 Princess Of Queens; 4 Big Money; 3 Faatinah.
BEST ROUGHIE: 18 I’M TELLING YA.
SUGGESTED BET: I THOUGHT SO each-way.
ANOTHER very tough race, Sydney raider I THOUGHT SO has been in great form, narrow seconds at last two outings, both very strong. Suited down the straight. PRINCESS OF QUEENS is racing in super form. Since Sandown win has run third on three occasions, last time caught the eye flashed late 3rd Cool Passion G3 Northwood Plume. Chance. BIG MONEY veteran Sydney raider, was good enough to run close 2nd Le Romain, G3 Southern Cross, Randwick in February. Two brilliant trial wins leading in here. Watch very closely. FAATINAH is proven down the straight here.
GROUP 3 $200,000 HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB STAKES. 1400-metres.
SELECTIONS: 1 FUHRYK; 5 White Moss; 6 Miss Gunpowder; 3 Cool Passion.
BEST ROUGHIE: 11 SWAMPLAND.
SUGGESTED BET: FUHRYK to win.
FUHRYK took a few runs to find her form then was brilliant runaway winner Listed Alinghi Stakes, Caulfield beating Lyuba who won Flemington on Saturday. Good gate. WHITE MOSS very smart Sydney raider, won last two, latest most impressive G3 Nivison. Hard to beat again. MISS GUNPOWDER has a touch of class, 4th G3 Caulfield before close 3rd Suspense, MV. Chance here. COOL PASSION won G3 Northwood Plume before 2nd G2 Tristarc Stakes. Never raced better, can win. SWAMPLAND is also flying and has a chance with any luck.
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