Melbourne Racing Tips – Saturday March 19, 2022
Saturday @ Flemington:
Track: Good 4. Rail: Out 8m.
1:05pm Race 2
#7 MISS ALBANIA
3:40pm Race 6
#2 ZAAKI (Best)
#1 I’M THUNDERSTRUCK
Starts Race 6 at 3:40pm AEDT
1st leg: 1,2,12,14,15
2nd leg: 9,10
3rd leg: 1,6,8,11
4th leg: 3,5,7,9
$16 gets you 10%
Race 2: VOBIS GOLD COMET 1000m
MISS ALBANIA (7) has changed trainers to the McEvoys now and has had 1 nice trial in prep for this. She finished last campaign with a 9th in the G1 Moir 1000m. She is proven down the straight, gets in with only 53kgs and gets the services of Jamie Kah. Looks a good chance to resume with a win.
EXPRESS PASS (1) flew home first up this track and trip behind MALKOVICH and BROOKLYN HUSSLE. That form should be good enough here if he can replicate that run but he does go up 3.5kgs here and may not get the same tempo up front that he got last time. That said he’s a live chance.
SWORD OF MERCY (5) is a consistent mare without winning a lot. She was also good behind MALKOVICH last start and she is also a track and trip winner. She rises 3kgs in weight here but will likely be fighting out the finish again.
(7) MISS ALBANIA: 0.5 units win @ $4.00
Race 6: ALL STAR MILE 1600M
ZAAKI (2) was a very credible 2nd first up over 1600, when clearly in need of the run. He is the class horse here and will jump and make his way to the front. The wide barrier doesn’t help but it does give us a better price. Jamie Kah to ride and the horse should do the rest. The one to beat.
I’M THUNDERSTRUCK (1) his first 2 runs have been pass marks, but third up now he should be ready to peak. He won the G1 Toorak 1600 last prep and will likely sit midfield from his inside draw, just needing some luck to get a gap at the business end. INSPIRATIONAL GIRL (12) beat ZAKI home last start to gain entry into this race. She is the G1 Railway 1600 winner in Perth last prep and will be flying home again. However she does meet ZAKI 4 kilos worse at the weights and will be standing that fellow a sizeable head start.
(2) ZAAKI: 1 unit win @ $3.50
(1) I’M THUNDERSTRUCK: 0.3 units win @ $7.00