SR2 SANTOS($8); From our memory we had this horse as a best bet last prep 1st up and it was extremely unlucky. If this horse can be up near the lead or even lead this field. He will be very hard to beat. Loves the track and distance. Has had three lead up trials (winning the third one) and is ready for a first up assignment. At the 9.50 quote is ridiculous and great value in our opinion. Tim Clarke aboard is a huge bonus. Great Chance.
Santos ($8 – $7); last beaten 6.7L), he was in a foul mood at the barriers and we were hoping they would scr. him. They persevered with him and got him in and then he proceeded to race 3 deep the entire journey. He is on our banned list unless his manners improve.
MR8 ACE HIGH($13); This horse has been trained differently to most of his preps before. Usually third up this horse is still running over shorter trips like 1400m , 1500m and 1600m. This time in he had his first up run over 1600m. Then his second up run over 1800m. Now third up is over 2000m. Every thrid up run he has had has been over unsuitable distances. Likes the track and loves the distance. Good Track is a huge bonus to this horse. Hates any track with moisture in it. Great chance at great odds. He is our best !!!.
Ace High ($13 – $19); 6th beaten 1.6L, he had a great run in transit and looked like figuring for the minor end of the prize when the gap closed (that’s racing). We will be on him next start over something a little longer on a dry track.
MR9 H1 I Am A Star(7.50); this mare performs every prep, her second up run is usually her flat run (1 from 6 2nd up) and if this was a handicap she would be carrying a lot more than her 58.5kgs. She has had 2 runs at Caulfied this time then straight to the big stretches of Flemington, she will be right up on the speed here from her great draw(4) leading is not beyond her as she has won some nice races from there. “Spruik” horse Spanish Reef is being touted as the likely leader here, I hope they are right and give our mare a beaut trail behind and third up she is very good she is a quality mare with great stats (good/slow tracks) she will be there when the whips are cracking.
I Am A Star (7.50 – $9); 9th beaten 5.4L, Ben Melham rode her a treat in the lead and appeared to be travelling entering the straight, but when he went for her she found nothing. Extremely disappointing and the “SPRUIK” horse got up at nice odds.