MR6 H2 Bella Martini($5.50); this mare has drawn the car park but Dunn should know every blade of grass here at Flemington. She is a pistol second up and ran a touch out of her class last startand a tad unlucky back to mares today should be hard to hold out.
Bella Martini 2nd($8.50);beaten by a bees lip(0.1L) great ride by Dunn he controlled the race in front always new I Am A Star would be tough to beat sitting on her hammer, they fought it out tooth and nail the last 100m.
MR7 H6 Comin’Through($11); Wintered in Queensland and went to another level, has come back in good shape with a great win at G2, certainly races extremely well fresh handles all conditions,track & distance, we expect him to shine brightly today. (we were all over Kementari last start, just beaten after a wide trip throughout a gut buster maybe, although looked good at trackwork he will run a good second)
Comin’ Through 6th($8);beaten 3.3L at the back wide throughout went to the middle of the track in the straight the last 200m was impressive, definitely a big follow up next start no matter what race they decide to go to.
SR9 H12 Eawase($6); another that benefited from the Queensland sunshine, very good win in Brissy in a LR, tends to get a long way backbut finishes powerfully, she ticks a lot of boxes here and with 53kgs we expect her to be running home over the top of them.
Eawase 9th($10);beaten 3.3L hooked widest at the top of the straight made a short lived run at them, then battled on UNSURE!!
SR 8 H11 Patrick Erin($21); we are going away from the general consensus here (Avilius) who could very well be something special, but Patrick Erin showed us enough first up to suggest he will be an undeniable chance in this. His record second up record is outstanding, handles all conditions and loves the distance, this horse has the perfect form lines for a race like the Epsom(strong 2,000m horse) so if you fancy him and you think he is going there, we would suggest you have a play at him in early markets before todays race.
Patrick Erin 4th($16); jumped in front then drifted back made his run between horses held up slightly but ran on well when clear. We now know he is not going to the Epsom but is entered in the Metropolitan($15), a race he is certainly capable of winning.
BR9 H5 Polemic($21); Northern Rivers galloper that relishes this distance, he has been here 3 times before for a placing so he knows his way around. He meets Tedder Avenue 4kgs better here even though beaten 2.5L by that horse at their last meeting but his win at Lismore last start was very good,never underestimate Rivers gallopers that are in winning form. GIDDYUP!!!
Polemic 6th($14);back last on the fence until they turned then continued that trek until well into the straight then switched to the centre of the track and finished the race off strongly. Where to next start?? hopefully back in town at juicy odds.
Eighteen winners in our top four selections once again along with four trifectas and ten quinellas, no quaddies this week. Our Best once again we were beaten by the proverbial when Bella Martini($8.50)went down by a pimple. We gleaned a lot of positives out of last Saturday’s meetings none more so than Comin’Through where ever they decide to go with him we will definitely be with him and Patrick Erin whereas we thought he was a serious winning chance at Randwick he ran a great 4th and is certainly on track for the Metropolitan($15) with 51kgs, if indeed he starts there. Santosforget he went around on Saturday should have won easily it was a jog trot for him. Tailleventin Brisbane never really got clear would have figured prominently if he had only one provisio with him was it a peak run? lets see where he goes. Kings Will Dreamhow well is this horse going he is having the perfect prep for a cups horse. Finally Kementariis a good horse but his best runs are his first three in a prep where to from here maybe back to the Doncaster.Followers make sure you read the pre race summary on Saturday mornings sometimes we will dissect a race or two lateon that morn. just before publication and come up trumps. For example Siege Of Quebec($5) won for this segment and Ef Troop($9.50) pulled up lame, wet track? One thing I don’t believe in is watering tracks to keep them at a good4(dead in the old vernacular) there are a lot of horses out there that don’t handle this kind of surface (skating effect) and it used to be marked in the old form guides food for thought. On that note have a great week and “GOOD LUCK” to all from HORSEBUCK$. to get last weeks and all previous results go to our web site www.horsebucks.com.au
Doomben Track Good; Randwick Track Good; Flemington Track Good; The mighty mare WINX goes around today GOUGUDTHING!! Our thought process on the Bill Ritchie at Randwick is don’t disregard Siege Of Quebec($5) today, remember he is by Fastnet Rock whose progeny in my opinion do not handle HEAVYtracks. So we are giving him another chance today. We are not suggesting you have a play in Doomben race 2 but Exoteric should have saluted last start never tested the last 100m. Ef Troop($9.50) if this horse uses his brilliance down the straight at Flemington he just might be extremely hard to hold out. Doomben race 4 is a very tricky affair every starter is a chance so don’t be sucked in by hype. Great racing down south today expecting some great results so on that note have a great weekend and “GOOD LUCK” from HORSEBUCK$.