Melbourne Cup week continues at Flemington with the traditional Ladies Day – Victoria Oaks day for the staying 3YO fillies. We take a look at the program for today’s Flemington meeting to give you full race previews and tips!
$120,000 DRINK WISE PLATE. 1700-metres.
SELECTIONS: 8 I’M A PRINCESS; 10 So Splendid; 16 Sworn Evidence; 14 Linguist.
BEST ROUGHIE: 8 I’M A PRINCESS.
SUGGESTED BET: I’M A PRINCESS each-way.
I’M A PRINCESS is a lightly-raced SA-trained 4YO mare, won 2 with 2 seconds from just 7 starts. Beaten by very smart horse last time. Run well. SO SPLENDID has returned from a spell in good form, won well first-up Warwick Farm then 3rd same venue last time in handy race. Well suited here, run well. SWORN EVIDENCE has a win and a second from just four starts. Rates a strong chance here. LINGUIST was impressive leading throughout last time.
$120,000 TWITTER TROPHY. 1800-metres.
SELECTIONS: 2 VON TUNZELMAN; 1 Odeon; 3 Mr Garcia; 9 Ebediyin.
BEST ROUGHIE: 4 SOUCHEZ.
SUGGESTED BET: VON TUNZELMAN each-way. Box Trifecta: 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 9.
VON TUNZELMAN is a well-credentialed Kiwi, won 5 of 14, good winner last time on soft ground. This trip will suit and he has strong claims. ODEON good galloper, ran 3rd G1 SA Derby last prep, raced on-pace last time when impressive winner Caulfield over Dodging Bullets. Tough to beat from gate 1. MR GARCIA UK galloper making Australian debut. Has decent form in many good races past 12 months. Sure to run well from handy gate.
$120,000 OFF THE TRACK SUBZERO HANDICAP. 1400-metres.
SELECTIONS: 5 URBAN RULER; 10 Chalk; 6 Silvera; 12 Valac.
BEST ROUGHIE: 1 ONEROUS.
SUGGESTED BET: URBAN RULER to win.
URBAN RULER has won 6 of 14, well-placed track and trip here, impressive winning Dual Plate Geelong on Cup Day. Fitter, this trip perfect, hard to beat. CHALK Sydney raider goes forward, makes own luck and is in good form. Won well first-up then ran down late after being a sitting shot leading for home. Go close. SILVERA ideally would want it further but has been freshened since latest 3rd. previous win here impressive. Will be strong late.
$200,000 MELBOURNE CUP CARNIVAL COUNTRY FINAL. 1600-metres.
SELECTIONS: 2 NIGHT’S WATCH; 3 Emoji; 1 I Am The Dark; 17 Another Coldie.
BEST ROUGHIE: 1 I AM THE DARK.
SUGGESTED BET: NIGHT’S WATCH to win.
NIGHT’S WATCH is a promising horse, has won 4 of 9 including latest impressive win at Bendigo when favourite. Hard to beat again. EMOJI is very honest, rarely far away, placed last few including last time 3rd Astro Castro, Geelong. Run well from gate 1. I AM THE DARK is racing very well, worth thought again. ANOTHER COLDIE has been racing well and looks well placed here.
GROUP 3 $200,000 TCL TV STAKES. 1400-metres.
SELECTIONS: 5 HELLOVA STREET; 2 Supply And Demand; 6 Fastnet Tempest; 1 Ulmann.
BEST ROUGHIE: 7 WELL SPRUNG.
SUGGESTED BET: HELLOVA STREET each-way.
EVEN race, HELLOVA STREET was very brave last time drew wide, outside leader throughout, close 2nd Suspense, MV, 1200m. Out to 1400m now, likes this track, sure to be hard to catch. SUPPLY AND DEMAND good galloper this, probably better over further but won string of races before spell, resumed with closing 2nd this trip in Sydney. Good gate, fitter, strong late. FASTNET TEMPEST import improving with every run, charged late when 2nd Moss ‘N’ Dale, Sale Cup. Go well, fitter now. ULMANN impressive and very strong last time, this his best track. Hard to beat.
LISTED $150,000 ABSOLUT STAKES. 1000-metres.
SELECTIONS: 2 BALL OF MUSCLE; 3 Badajoz; 4 Shaf; 5 Crystal Dreamer.
BEST ROUGHIE: 6 THELBURG.
SUGGESTED BET: BALL OF MUSCLE to win.
SYDNEY raider BALL OF MUSCLE has the best form. Ran 2nd Redzel G2 Shorts, 5th G2 Premiere then 3rd In her Time Sydney Stakes. That looks good enough to win this. BADAJOZ won good races Rosehill and Caulfield before solid closing 3rd Gun Case, MV, last start. Go close, might be drawn the right spot by now. SHAF good speed horse, won Caulfield in May, break, resumed with solid 2nd Badajoz, Caulfield. Fitter, definite chance. CRYSTAL DREAMER always runs well down the Flemington straight.
LISTED $150,000 SEPPELT WINES STAKES. 1800-metres.
SELECTIONS: 4 BLACK SAIL; 15 Sweet Victory; 6 Irish Vega; 2 Sambro.
BEST ROUGHIE: 1 SAVAHEAT.
SUGGESTED BET: BLACK SAIL each-way.
BLACK SAIL is quite smart, run down last hop when 2nd Octabello, then again run down late 2nd Temple Of Bel, Caulfield in hot race. Good draw, fitter, ready to win. SWEET VICTORY Sydney raider, last start runaway dashing Maiden win Hawkesbury by almost 7-lengths. Wide throughout, might be very smart. IRISH VEGA came from last turning for home when close 3rd Carbine Club here on Saturday. Run well, wide draw an issue. SAMBRO run down right on the line when 2nd Levendi, Carbine Club here Saturday. Sure to run well again.
GROUP 1 $1 million KENNEDY OAKS. 2500-metres.
SELECTIONS: 1 ALOISIA; 4 Pinot; 2 Luvaluva; 6 Hiyaam.
BEST ROUGHIE: 5 RIMRAAM.
SUGGESTED BET: Anchor ALOISIA in multiple/exotic bets.
ALOISIA looks a star, charged late to win G1 Thousand Guineas (beating Shoals, won G1 Myer on Saturday) before easily beating the boys in AAMI Vase, MV. Looks the winner. PINOT strong, speed filly, makes own luck out in front. Followed easy Flemington win with runaway win Caulfield last time. Will give some cheek. LUVALUVA very strong late to win G2 Wakeful, 2000m on Saturday. Trip no issue, has some class, winning chance.
GROUP 3 $200,000 KENNEDY PLATE. 1100-metres.
SELECTIONS: 5 DEMERARA; 7 Smart Coupe; 3 Split Lip; 1 Debonairly.
BEST ROUGHIE: 2 BLONDIE.
SUGGESTED BET: DEMERARA to win.
DEMERARA is ready to win now, won Gosford then won Rosehill before brave 3rd MV on Cox Plate Day. Fitter again, hard to beat. SMART COUPE won first two starts very well before break, resumed with solid 3rd Sam’s Image, MV. Fitter, go well. SPLIT LIP has good ability, has run 4th at last two in very strong races. Runs on will be strong late. DEBONAIRLY won Listed Woodlands Stakes before break, won two trials coming in here. Hard to beat.
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