Looks a great program and we expect the leading trainers to walk away with a few victories here today. Our top selection looks a serious horse in the making as he strives to remain unbeaten.
Flemington is racing on a Good 3 with the rail out 7m entire circuit.
Looks a perfect race for in form gelding *SCRATCHED* SIXTIES GROOVE to rack-up the hattrick of victories in the opening event of the program here today. Defeated Trap for Fools by 1.2 lengths on this track a fortnight back and is unbeaten on the track. In hot form, the one to beat
1st: *SCRATCHED* No1 SIXTIES GROOVE 2nd: No6 Jaameh; 3rd: No3 High Church; 4th: No5 Crocodile Rock
BANDIPUR is racing in great form and looks ready to make it successive victories here today. Fought hard in the straight to defeat Rebel Miss at Randwick last start and did place on his only start on the track when beaten by Prezado back in November last year. Sticking with him.
1st: No4 BANDIPUR 2nd: No3 Invincible Al; 3rd No6 Prezado; 4th: No2 We’ve Got This
ZAIDIN is a colt on the rise and looks well-placed for a big showing at Flemington today. Resumed with a solid placing at Sandown last start and will strip fitter second-up from a break here today. Drawn well and has the services of champion jockey Damien Oliver, which is a major plus. Winning hope.
1st: No12 ZAIDIN 2nd: *SCRATCHED* No6 Tavisan; 3rd: No2 Ruban Bleu; 4th: No4 Crockett
HARMATTAN is resuming from a spell but looks ideally placed to run a huge race and bounce back into the winner’s circle here today. Out of the inform Godolphin stable, this mare has raced in much tougher grades than what she faces and she will surely be very competitive here today. Drawn a tad wide but has some serious class. The one to beat.
1st: No4 HARMATTAN 2nd: No1 Chiavari; 3rd: No3 Special Diva; 4th: No7 Bellaria
Lightly-raced and unbeaten gelding GOLD MAG (BEST BET) has looked good winning his two starts to date and can make it three on the trot here today. Gave his rivals a galloping lesson when defeating Signature Street by 5 lengths at Sandown last start. Has won his two starts by a combined 9-length margin. Clear top pick.
1st: No11 GOLD MAG 2nd: No7 Tahi; 3rd: No12 Illumicon; 4th: No2 Choisborder
Tough race with plenty of chances but sticking with the Darren Weir-trained HARIPOUR to bounce back after finishing four lengths behind Sikandarabad at Sandown last start. Did defeat Mantastic by a short margin at Caulfield two starts back when coming home strong. Can win this open event.
1st: No13 HARIPOUR 2nd: No8 Urban Ruler; 3rd: No3 I Boogi; 4th: No4 Kaching
VOODOO LAD (NEXT BEST BET) looks well-placed to atone for his last start defeat at Caulfield last start. Beaten three lengths behind Everest bout Vega Magic, so the form for today’s event should stick. Has a great record over the distance and will be charging at them late. The one to beat.
1st: No2 VOODOO LAD 2nd: No1 Home Of The Brave; 3rd: No3 Chamois Road; 4th: *SCRATCHED* No8 Camdus
Darren Weir-trained NIGHT’S WATCH is resuming from a spell and is unbeaten at his two first up starts to date. Raced in some handy races last preparation, which includes a length defeat to Another Coldie back in November. Drawn well and will be in this for a long way. Serious chance.
1st: No10 NIGHT’S WATCH 2nd: No8 Mr Garcia; 3rd: No5 Cool Chap; 4th: No6 Theanswermyfriend
MANTASTIC will be looking to make it successive victories in the final event of the program at Flemington after a dominant length victory at Caulfield a fortnight back. Will strip fitter and watch for him storming home late and hopefully over his rivals. Key player.
1st: No6 MANTASTIC 2nd: *SCRATCHED* No3 Exemplar; 3rd: No4 Al Haram; 4th: No8 Sikandarabad