Melbourne Racing Tips – Saturday March 5, 2022
Saturday @ Flemington:
Track: Soft. Rail: Out 2m.
3:00pm R5 #1 OVERPASS
3:40pm R6 #5 MR BRIGHTSIDE (Best)
Starts Race 6 at 3:40pm AEDT
1st leg: 1,5,10
2nd leg: 1,2,3,5,8,9
3rd leg: 2,4,8,9,12
4th leg: 1,3,10
$27 gets you 10%
Race 5: INGLIS SPRINT 1200M
OVERPASS (1) won the G2 Expressway stakes 1200m 1st up then finished a gallant 2nd behind LOST AND RUNNING in the G3 Southern Cross over 1200m. He is 3rd up now and ready to pea. He has had the benefit of run down the straight when finishing a handy 6th in the G1 Coolmore 1200m behind HOME AFFAIRS last prep. Not badly weighted here and drawn the stand side which will give him a rail to follow.
SNEAKY FIVE (4) won the G3 Thoroughbred Stakes last prep before finish 5.25L 7th behind JONKER in the G1 Manikato 1200m against the older horses. She has won 3 from 4 starts and looks the main danger here. SHADOW DEVIL (11) is an unbeaten colt having won his first 2 starts. This is a big step up in grade but he has upside and looks the best of the rest.
(1) OVERPASS: 0.5 units win @ $2.70
Race 6: BLAMEY STAKES 1600m
MR BRIGHTSIDE (5) ran on well first up to finish 1.75 L 3rd in the listed Elms Hcp over 1400m, in fast time. This fellow ended last prep with a narrow 0.3L 4th to SUPERSTORM in the G1 Cantala 1600m. If he can reproduce that form, from his soft draw and likely on pace position, he’s a big chance to win.
INSPIRATIONAL GIRL (10) was an ok 6th first up in the G1 CF Orr 1400m. This mare has only had 2 runs in the last year and may need 1 more to be at peak fitness. That said she is 3 from 3 2nd up and is 3 from 3 at the distance. With her light weight of 53kgs she could easily be the one storming over them late. ZAAKI (1) class runner here who won the G1 Mackinnon over 2000m at this track last prep. He has bigger targets this prep and was going to run in the G1 Canterbury stakes over 1300m at Randwick but because of the heavy tack this is plan ‘B’. For that reason I think he is a risk here 1st up over the 1600 when he has been set for 1300.
(5) MR BRIGHTSIDE: 0.5 units win @ $4.80