Last week’s Big 6 was a let down, just 2 placings among our list. Poor. Lift MP. Lift.
Onto this week:
R7 #4 RUPTURE
Top return win then up 100m here and strong all-way win. He was only leader to win all-day here 25th April. His 2000m form is very good. One to beat.
R8 #2 ICONOCLASM
Has had three runs back this campaign, he placed at the latest two when sitting up on the speed. HE has won three races here at Flemington and draws well for an on-pace runner, you don’t want to be sitting off the track around the long bend that begins shortly after the 1400m start.
Our man in Melbourne
R9 #1 FINAL MAN
Has won four of five this campaign and is going through the grades nicely. He makes his own luck and will be up looking for the lead early, he does get up in the weights here but gets the 2kg claim. The wet track suits, go again in play if he gets a soft lead, especially so if the track is playing to the leaders early.
Our man in Melbourne
R4 #4 MASKED CRUSADER Those that backed him last week at Randwick were finding ways to re-invest their winnings at about the 600m mark, he was ridden aggressively and landed on the bunny. After cuddling him into the straight, Tommy Berry gave him a couple of digs and he powered away from his rivals before being eased down late. If similar tactics are adopted here, they won’t catch him. Our man in Sydney
R9 #12 DIRTY WORK
Has won two in a row, last start at the Kenso track he was vetted at the barriers before settling wide with cover. He angled to the outside and crushed them in the way home, the only obstacle here looks to be the inside barrier? If the breaks come his way behind a hot speed likely to be set by the second pick, he will be too quick.
Our man in Sydney
R7 #13 SEABROOK
The best weighted horse all day! This 100 rated galloper or in other words the highest rated runner in the race somehow finds herself down on the minimum with just 53kg. To further elaborate this mare carried 59.5kg last start against Group Two Company yet drops a massive 6.5kg in this Group Three affair. All three runs this time in super honest placing on all three occasions….all against Black-type company. Wide draw no issues, has enough natural pace to work over and settle handy on what just appears an average tempo. Obviously so deserves to break through, especially considering its been over two years between drinks again, however still more than happy with the opening $5.
Our man in Adelaide