Jules reviews all the action from a big Saturday of racing at Flemington, headlined by the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes.

FLEMINGTON (SAT SEPTEMBER 16)
RAIL: TRUE POSITION ENTIRE CIRCUIT
TRACK CONDITION: GOOD (4), UPGRADED TO GOOD (3) AFTER RACE 6
INTEL: TIMES INDICATE TRACK RACED AS A GOOD (4)/SOFT (5), SEEMS HEAVILY IMPACTED BY THE NORTH-WESTERLY WIND. ONLY TWO RACES BREAKING STANDARD TIME FOR SPECIFIC CLASS (ONE = STANDARD)

 

  • MR BRIGHTSIDE – ABSOLUTELY TOYED WITH HIS RIVALS
  • MULTIPLE 2400M+ RUNS IN A PREP FOR THAT DISTANCE RANGE (HARD, FIT HORSES)
  • OSIPENKO IN A GROUP 1 HANDICAP WITH NO WEIGHT

 

  • REVIEWING THE MEETING AND GIVING APPROPRIATE BONUS’, WIND AFFECTED TIMES THROUGHOUT THE DAY. RAW TIMES WILL BE MISLEADING, DRILL DEEPER!
  • SHAIYHAR AT ANYTHING BEYOND 2000M?, KEEP FRESH 1600-2000M THE KEY PROFILE TO FOLLOW?
  • KING’S GAMBIT STILL DOES PLENTY WRONG,  NEED A BEND?
  • TACTICS ANTINO? WASN’T THE GF, DON’T DROP OFF. NEED A WIDE DRAW AROUND TIGHTER TRACK IN TOORAK? (CAULFIELD)
  • DEVOTED HAD ENOUGH FOR PREP NOW?
  • RACE 5
  • RACE 6

 


(NOTABLE FIRMERS)

  • RACE 1 – SKIDAMARINK $8-$5.50, UNPLACED, 3 FROM 4, GOOD LAST START WIN IN QLD, PROGESSIVE, ON THE MIN
  • RACE 1 – BEWS $5-$4, 2ND, PEAK FITNESS, GOOD DRAW, BIG NUMBER FIRST UP, GOOD RATING LAST START AS SHORT PRICED FAVE WHEN BEATEN
  • RACE 2 – INTERPRETATION $7-$3.90, UNPLACED, PEAK FITNESS, 3RD UP, BEST FIGURES AT 2400M+
  • RACE 3 – DETONATOR JACK $5-$2.90-$3.50, 3RD ,  SMALL FIELD, J KAH, TURN OF FOOT HORSE IN NO SPEED RACE, NO WEIGHT
  • RACE 4 – PIVOT CITY $9.50-$4.80,UNPLACED, BIG NUMBER ON DEBUT, BEST L400 OF THE DAY, GOOD BARRIER, UPSIDE
  • RACE 5 – MOJAVE DESERT $12-$5.50, UNPLACED, SYDNEY FORM, BEST FIGURE AT TRACK
  • RACE 5 – NODACHI $15-$11, UNPLACED, LANE ON, GOOD BARRIER, BIG TRACK HORSE?
  • RACE 6 – STRETAN ANGEL – $8-$5, 2ND, J KAH ON, BIG FIGURES IN ADELAIDE, GOOD GATE
  • RACE 9 – KING OF SPARTA $7.50-$6, 2ND, CONSISTENT, GOOD FRESH, B SHINN
  • RACE 9 – STAR PATROL $5.50-$4.20, 1ST, BIG FIGURES, GOOD TRACK
  • RACE 10 – CARINI $3.50-$2.50, 1ST, BFT, BIG RUN FIRST GO IN OZ, FOX’S DEN RACE TO FOLLOW (AMENABLE) GOOD DRAW, SETTLE CLOSER?, ON THE MIN

 


(NOTABLE DRIFTERS)

  • RACE 2 – SHAIYHAR $2.30-$2.80, UNPLACED, 2500M?, STICKY GATE, OFF 49 DAYS?
  • RACE 6 – ESTRELLIA $4.80-$6, UNPLACED, NO BIG NUMBERS AS YET