BACK to Flemington for a strong meeting, highlighted by the Andrew Ramsden Stakes and The Straight Six for the sprinters.
$100,000 SAINTLY HALL OF FAME TROPHY. 1400-metres.
SELECTIONS: GRANDIOSO 1; Indernile 2; Salsamor 3; Hecta 4.
BEST ROUGHIE: HECTA.
SUGGESTED BET: GRANDIOSO to win.
GRANDIOSO has been most impressive winning 2 from 2, latest came from long way back to win easily at Wagga during the Carnival there. Hard to beat. INDERNILE has been racing against very good company, gate 1 looks a real help. SALSAMOR won well on debut as too did HECTA during the Warrnambool Carnival.
$100,000 LIGHT FINGERS HALL OF FAME TROPHY. 1200-metres.
SELECTIONS: DIVINE QUALITY 1; Moonlites Choice 2; Motown Lil 3; Summer Glen 4.
BEST ROUGHIE: WASABI.
SUGGESTED BET: Anchor DIVINE QUALITY in all exotic/multiple bets.
DIVINE QUALITY is 2 from 2 and most impressive in both, latest here Flemington easy last-to-first win. The one to beat again. MOONLITES CHOICE will appreciate the open spaces of the straight, no luck last 2 at Caulfield, extra 100m helps here. Chance. MOTOWN LIL likes to get back and run on, form is very good, winning chance here.
$80,000 JOHN ‘JJ’ MILLER HALL OF FAME TROPHY. 1800-metres.
SELECTIONS: NEW GRADUATE 1; Gallic Chieftain 2; Leider 3; Curragh 4.
BEST ROUGHIE: LOVING HOME.
SUGGESTED BET: NEW GRADUATE each-way.
NEW GRADUATE is flying for Weir, on wet ground at past two starts has led throughout for two easy wins. Gate 1 and the minimum here! GALLIC CHIEFTAIN won well in SA before charged home 3rd Warrnambool in Open Handicap was very good run. Hard to beat. LEIDER and CURRAGH are both in good form and command respect.
$100,000 WINX HALL OF FAME TROPHY. 1600-metres.
SELECTIONS: GREVISTE 1; Spanner Head 2; The Passage 3; Havadash 4.
BEST ROUGHIE: ATLANTIC EXPRESS.
SUGGESTED BET: GREVISTE each-way.
GREVISTE is racing in great form, won 2 on end before close 5th Caulfield rich VOBIS race then 3rd Zamzam here last time. Hard to stop. SPANNER HEAD is also in good form, latest 2nd Egg Tart this track – that’s hot form now. THE PASSAGE was very strong winning Warrnambool during Carnival last time. That’s always strong form.
$100,000 LLOYD WILLIAMS HALL OF FAME TROPHY. 1400-metres.
SELECTIONS: MR INDIVIDUAL 1; Radipole 2; Inspector 3; Now Or Later 3.
BEST ROUGHIE: WELL SPRUNG.
SUGGESTED BET: MR INDIVIDUAL each-way.
MR INDIVIDUAL has raced three times since Feb, fresh last time huge 3rd Caulfield, now gets in very well at the weights over right course and distance. Go close. RADIPOLE is an Irish bred import has been racing well in France. Won 4 of 8 including last 3. Clearly is very smart. INSPECTOR won well last time, overdue, now has light weight and good gate. Respect.
LISTED $200,000 ANDREW RAMSDEN STAKES. 3200-metres.
SELECTIONS: DE LITTLE ENGINE 1; Renew 2; Mujadale 3; High Mode 4.
BEST ROUGHIE: MUJADALE.
SUGGESTED BET: DE LITTLE ENGINE to win. Quinella with RENEW.
DE LITTLE ENGINE is flying, trip no issue, track ideal and he gets a good gate to map well. The one to beat again. RENEW has been reinvigorated since he took to hurdling. Form is stunning, genuine winning chance this trip. MUJADALE loves to make his own luck, very tough, leader here. HIGH MODE is a strong progressive staying 3YO ran 3rd in the St Leger.
LISTED $120,000 HILTON NICHOLAS STRAIGHT SIX. 1200-metres.
SELECTIONS: RUETTIGER 1; Stellar Collision 2; Malibu Style 3; Karlovasi 4.
BEST ROUGHIE: YESTERDAY’S SONGS.
SUGGESTED BET: RUETTIGER each-way.
RUETTIGER is resuming here, loves the straight course, beat Voodoo Lad this track here last year, overall form is impressive. STELLAR COLLISION was very good at Warrnambool when 2nd in the Wangoom. Go close here. MALIBU STYLE is a WA sprinter has thrived since being in Vic. Genuine winning claims. KARLOVASI is an SA sprinter in good form. Go very well.
$100,000 ARCHER HALL OF FAME TROPHY. 2000-metres.
SELECTIONS: OBSERVATIONAL 1; Haradafull 2; Hursley 3; Second Bullet 4.
BEST ROUGHIE: MASTER ZEPHYR.
SUGGESTED BET: OBSERVATIONAL each-way.
OBSERVATIONAL was brave but no match when 2nd in Warrnambool Cup on wet ground. Previous two wins on better ground were stunning. Hard to beat if ground stays firm. HARADAFULL charged home when 2nd to the impressive Articus here last time. That is very strong form. HURSLEY won well last time, very honest, nicely weighted up in class.
$60,000 CARBINE CLUB HANDICAP. 1600-metres.
SELECTIONS: AMARELA 1; Steggler 2; Fastnet Latina 3; Kellstorm 4.
BEST ROUGHIE: SCAPA COVE.
SUGGESTED BET: AMARELA each-way.
AMARELA is ready to win now, very fit, placed past 2 this track/trip, nicely weighted after the claim. STEGGLER was trapped wide throughout last time, still ran well, worth another chance. FASTNET LATINA is in fabulous form, good again last time, winning chance.