Melbourne Racing Tips – Saturday January 15, 2022
Saturday @ Flemington:
Track: Good 4. Rail: Out 9m.
2:53pm R5 #4 NOT TO BE MIST (Best)
4:08pm R7 #2 HALVORSEN
Starts Race 6 @ 3:28pm
1st leg: 1,4,13
2nd leg: 1,2,3,9
3rd leg: 4,5,6,11,12,14
4th leg: 2,3,6,7,12
$18 gets you 5%
Race 5: OPEN HANDICAP 1400M
NOT TO BE MIST (4) ran a very credible 3rd last start in the Listed Chester Manifold over 1400m at this track after being 3 wide the trip and only being beaten 1.45 Lengths. He should get a more economical run here in a race devoid of pace and with his light weight should be able to sprint quickly at the end of this race and get every chance.
BLAZEJOWSKI (2) has been racing consistently without winning. Draws to do no work in the run and will get his chance again. The 2kg weight drop see’s him meet NOT TO BE MIST 2kgs better than last start. JUSTACANTA (1) coming back after a 7 week freshen here after last prep winning the G2 Linlithgow stakes 1200m as well as the Listed Paris lane 1400m. He might need the run but he is in a good training camp.
(4) NOT TO BE MIST: 0.5 units win @ $3.40
Race 7: STANDISH HANDICAP 1200m
HALVORSEN (2) won this race 2 years ago and his 2 runs this time in have been good winning down the straight first up over a 1000m and running a close 3rd when 2nd up over 1000m and carrying 60kgs. He drops to 56kgs here and gets the gun in Jamie Kah aboard. Just needs a bit of tempo and a good track to be winning here.
THE ASTROLOGIST (1) came of age last prep winning 3 and placing 2 of his last 5 starts in group and listed grade. He is a track and distance specialist that sneaks up in the weights now and may just need this run. However he gets Ollie aboard and possibly his preferred ground with a bit of give. OUT LAWS REVENGE (9) profiles well for this race and is progressing nicely through the grades. Has run some slick time over this distance at Morphetville but will need to go to a new level here first time down the straight. TURAATH (3) won her last 3 races culminating in a G2 Mares race win over 1400m. Will benefit from the run and may need 1400m but she looks a mare going places.
(2) HALVORSEN: 0.5 units win @ $6.50