Apart from maybe Melbourne Cup day, there are not too many times throughout the year that we have racing at Randwick, Eagle Farm, Flemington and Morphettville on the one day. These are the best tracks in each of their respective states and if they are playing fair, we are in for a great day of racing. Today will try and find two winners from each meeting…
Race 3, No 6. Aregee Mclaren. This promising gelding has had five starts for three wins, a second and a third. At his last start on Boxing Day last year, he was narrowly beaten by Esprit de Bullet who was a great winner at Morphettville recently. Aregee Mclaren has an amazing turn of foot; however he seems to be a little moody in that sometimes he just does not seem to put in 1000%. He is older now and has no doubt improved after a 6 month spell.
Race 6, No 1. Assertive Eagle. Yes a mare with 60.5kg is a little bit of a worry, but she is classes above the rest of the horses in this field. She is very consistent and her win two starts back was great before running on ok against the bias last start.
Race 5, No 3. Fire Up Fifi. This mare is in terrific form and she got very close to Red Tracer who is favourite in the Group One later in the program. Two starts back Fire Up Fifi won in sensational fashion and she generally holds her form well. A grey mare who will be on the speed and will be very hard to beat. The best each way beat for the day.
Race 8, No 1. Howmuchdoyouloveme. A classy sprinter that has had his problems. But he was back to his best last start and even with the 60kg this week, he will be right there should he hold his form. Nash takes the ride and from a wide barrier he will most likely get somewhere near the lead. Howmuchdoyouloveme saves his best for this part world and he just look ideally suited in this race.
Race 2, No 5. Police Gazette. An imported galloper that has not run a bad race since arriving down under. He has a turn of foot at the end of a trip and can really fight down the straight. Police Gazette will no doubt be aimed at the spring cups and if he wants to get there he should be running well in this company. He will love Flemington and the extra distance of this race suits. Another outstanding each way prospect.
Race 4, No 12. Space. One start for Lloyd Williams for one 5 length win. The gelding will improve at Flemington and looks set for some really successful times ahead.
Race 3, No 2. Northern Glory. This Gai Waterhouse trained runner won really well at track and trip at her last start and looks ideally suited to run well again. She got a little lost at this last start but still put her head down and charged to the line. 55kg less Alysha Collett’s 2kg claim will help also. The other best chance in this race, the top weight, was beaten hopelessly by Northern Glory last time and hopefully this trend remains.
Race 6, No 2. Nothing Like Luca. A great winner last week albeit by an inch! The horse he held out, Disciple who had a better run and was in terrific form. Going for four in a row this time in and it seems the old adage is true… ‘the more they win, the better the price.’
By Zeb Armstrong