WE’RE back at headquarters – FLEMINGTON – this Saturday for a fabulous meeting highlighted by the LISTED Chester Manifold Stakes:
$100,000 MEADOW MIST PLATE. 1000-metres.
SELECTIONS: 2 AL DORAMA; 1 Fake; 9 Nasaayim; Train The Brave.
BEST ROUGHIE: 8 TRAIN THE BRAVE.
SUGGESTED BET: AL DORAMA each-way.
AL DORAMA rode the speed on debut when very brave 2nd Graceful Storm, Sandown. Fitter and should be better for that run. Can win. FAKE Godolphin runner, won Gosford on debut before good 3rd Caulfield, not much luck last time Sandown. Gate 1 now, chance again. NASAAYIM Hayes trained Redoute’s Choice filly, trialled very well, sure to have good ability.
$120,000 PIPING LANE HANDICAP. 2000-metres.
SELECTIONS: 5 PRETTY PUNK; 4 Golden Mane; 1 Howard Be Thy Name; 3 Second Bullet.
BEST ROUGHIE: 6 BONDEIGER.
SUGGESTED BET: PRETTY PUNK to win. Quinella: 1 – 4 – 5.
SA raider PRETTY PUNK is in hot form at home, comes here off the back of a runaway win Morphettville last time when odds-on fav. Well weighted, gate 1 and top rider. GOLDEN MANE did a good job to win last time Flemington, New Year’s Day. This similar field and stays down in the weights. Can win again. HOWARD BE THY NAME on the comeback trail, getting better all the time. Good run 2nd Woodford Cup, Warrnambool last time. Chance now.
$100,000 SEASCAY HANDICAP. 1700-metres.
SELECTIONS: 7 BURRUM’S BUZZ; 3 Jacquinot Bay; 5 The Chairman; 2 Sayed.
BEST ROUGHIE: 6 VELOX.
SUGGESTED BET: BURRUM’S BUZZ to win.
BURRUM’S BUZZ has now won 3 of past 4 including last two Bendigo and Morphettville. Won a ‘90’ last time now an Open Handicap but stays down in the weights. Go close. JACQUINOT BAY veteran but suited here, 2nd Master Reset, Pakenham before 2nd Listed Lord Stakes, Payroll last time. Go close from gate 1. THE CHAIRMAN got well back when resuming and made ground late, 6th Ozi Choice, Sandown. Fitter, more ground suits.
$120,000 CRAFTSMAN HANDICAP. 1400-metres.
SELECTIONS: 1 TWITCHY FRANK; 11 Zelsignoret; 4 Tagreeda; 3 Shokora.
BEST ROUGHIE: 2 BADUZZI.
SUGGESTED BET: TWITCHY FRANK each-way.
TWITCHY FRANK won Swan Hill on debut then tough win MV before 2nd Light Romance, Sandown last time. Gate 1 helps, hard to beat again. ZELSIGNORET shaping like this trip will suit, ran on 6th MV before charged late 5th Light Romance, Sandown. This trip ideal now. Run well. TAGREEDA good effort Cranbourne first-up before strong Sandown win last time. Even fitter, chance. SHOKORA promising filly won past two, looks a genuine chance again.
$120,000 RAIN LOVER HANDICAP. 1400-metres.
SELECTIONS: 5 CRYSTAL SPIRIT; 6 Montaser; 3 Muraahib; 7 Mr Money bags.
BEST ROUGHIE: 4 ELUDED.
SUGGESTED BET: CRYSTAL SPIRIT to win.
CRYSTAL SPIRIT won a Pakenham maiden before 4th in VOBIS Gold MV, then charged late when 2nd Caulfield last time. This trip ideal, hard to beat. MONTASER won a Mornington maiden on debut before 3rd Kasi Farasi, Caulfield. Promising, chance here. MURAAHIB was good enough to run 3rd G3 McNeil, Caulfield in Sep, latest outing 2-length 5th VOBIS Gold Carat, MV. Run very well.
$60,000 BENCHMARK 70 HANDICAP. 1100-metres.
SELECTIONS: 3 I’M TELLING YA; 12 Strykinglee; 4 Pravro; 1 Punt Club.
BEST ROUGHIE: 9 SEARCH SQUAD.
SUGGESTED BET: Box Quinella/Trifecta: 1 – 3 – 4 – 9 – 12.
I’M TELLING YA is a winner down the straight and down the outside where he’s drawn here. Far from disgraced 5.5-lengths Lord Of The Sky in the Standish. Go well. STRYKINGLEE placed two on end at MV before 5th Creativity, Caulfield, last time 4th Epic Moment, Mornington. Suited here, chance. PRAVRO charged home late to win Caulfield last time. Clever claim here helps his chances again. PUNT CLUB is capable of beating these on best form. Draw might be a help.
LISTED $120,000 CHESTER MANIFOLD STAKES. 1400-metres.
SELECTIONS: 3 DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR; 2 Gold Symphony; 7 Lite’n In My Veins; 6 Chamois Road.
BEST ROUGHIE: 1 BURNING FRONT.
SUGGESTED BET: DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR to win.
DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR is an impressive galloper, has now won his past four starts including Flemington Cup week and G3 Sandown Stakes last time. This ideal. GOLD SYMPHONY Sydney-trained galloper with serious record, ran on hard when close 5th Nancy, Warwick Farm last start this trip. Fitter now, go well. LITE’N IN MY VEINS charged home from the back when good 2nd Ozi Choice last time Sandown. Ready to win here.
$100,000 BETTER BEYOND HANDICAP. 1100-metres.
SELECTIONS: 7 KEN’S DREAM; 2 Princefamous; 1 Thermal Current; Benz.
BEST ROUGHIE: 10 HAY BALE.
SUGGESTED BET: KEN’S DREAM each-way.
KEN’S DREAM will get back but be very strong late, ran 3rd Listed Creswick Stakes here three runs back, latest 5th MV. Fitter here, take holding out. PRINCEFAMOUS NSW raider, good first-up then rode the speed when won over 1000m Randwick last start. Go close. THERMAL CURRENT three runs back in this prep all very strong, latest 4th Stellar Collision, Caulfield, Can win.
$100,000 TAUTO HANDICAP. 1400-metres.
SELECTIONS: 7 MOONLOVER; 6 Soho Ruby; 12 Sharing; 10 Royal Fashion.
BEST ROUGHIE: 11 FEDEROSA.
SUGGESTED BET: MOONLOVER each-way.
MOONLOVER was heavily backed when run down very late brave 2nd Life On The Wire, Sandown. Fitter, form is great, go close again. SOHO RUBY found the right race when well ridden to record strong win Flemington last time. Has a chance again. SHARING ran 5th MV before eye-catching 3rd Soho Ruby, Flemington last time when charged late. Strong claims on that.