Horse To Follow: Anaheim. Was outstanding in the Australian Guineas and will be a big chance in the Rosehill Guineas and Australian Derby providing he strikes a firm surface.
Ride of The Day: Tommy Berry on Frolic. Backed his judgement after walking the track and went to the outside fence to beat the Golden Slipper favourite.
Run Of The Day: Hey Doc. Was the favourite in a big Group 1 who was suspect at the trip but ran it out strong after sitting just behind a hot speed.
Forget It Ran: Menari. I think a combination of the heavy track and condition giving out told on the day. Much better colt than he showed on Saturday.
Flemington – Saturday March 4
Race 1 – MISSROCK $4.60, won from INVINCIBLE HEART, SWORD OF LIGHT.
Best backed to win were Savaju who was $8.50 into $5 and Sword Of Light who was $4.60 into $3.80. The winner was solid in the market being $4.80 into $4.60.
Race 2 – HEATHERLY $1.80, won from LADY ESPRIT, SNAPPY ESPRIT.
Heatherly stifled betting and the only horse punters wanted being $2.20 into $1.80. All others runners drifted in the market.
Race 3 – PLOVERSET $21, won from MADEENATY, SAM’S IMAGE.
Madeenaty was easily the best supported runner being $2.35 into $1.45. The stablemate Ploverset who won was unwanted being $9.50 out to $21. Some specking for 3rd placegetter Sam’s Image being $14 into $11 and Chaos Ball being $17 into $11.
Race 4 – SHOW A STAR $11, won from PORTMAN, DIVINE MR ARITE.
Portman was easily the best supported runner being $2.70 into $2.35. The winner opened $10 before touching $12 with some late specking to start $11. Liapari was always solid around the $4.60 mark.
Race 5 – TURBO MISS $8, won from RISING ROMANCE, JALAN JALAN.
Good betting race with all placegetters well supported. Turbo Miss was $11 into $6 before starting at $8. Rising Romance was $8 into $6.50 with Jalan Jalan opening $18 before starting at $10. Opening favourite Happy Hannah was unwanted being $3.80 out to start at $8.50.
Race 6 – HE OR SHE $3.80, won from HOOKED, ZEBRINZ.
The best supported runners ran the quinella with He Or She opening at $4.80 before starting the $3.80 favourite. Hooked opened up at $18 and was very well supported early touching as low as $6.50 before drifting to start at $9. Grande Rosso was also well supported being $7 into $4.40.
Race 7 – HEY DOC $3.40, won from PRIZED ICON, SNITZON.
The winner was always well supported opening at $3.90 before touching $3.10 before starting $3.40 whilst Prized Icon had solid support being $13 into $8. The only other runner who started shorter than the opening quote was Fuhryk who opened at $12 got out to $`17 before late solid support saw her start at $10.
Race 8 – BIG MEMORY $4.40, won from CADILLAC MOUNTAIN, SETTLER’S STONE.
Good support for the winner Big Memory being $6 into start $4.40 favourite. 2nd placegetter Cadillac Mountain was unwanted opening $7.50 before starting $12 to just miss. De Little Engine had good support before finishing unplaced being $8.50 into $6.50.
Race 9 – MR SNEAKY $3.80, won from THEANSWERMYFRIEND, TOFFEE NOSE.
Mr Sneaky was clearly the best supported in the final race opening $8.50 to start the $3.80 favourite with Theanswermyfriend well supported early opening at $3.90 and getting into $2.70 before the money came for the winner.
The Money Was Right: Mr Sneaky in the last of the day getting home by a nose at $8.50 into $3.80.
Left It In The Bag: Madeenaty, backed as if unbeatable but touched out by the drifting stablemate.
Friendless: Ploverset opened at $9.50 and started at $21 before finishing too strong for her stablemate.
RANDWICK – Saturday March 4
Race 1 – FROLIC $13, won from SHE WILL REIGN, VILLA CARLOTTA.
She Will Reign had a grip on betting all the way through opening $1.50 touching $1.30 before starting $1.40. The winner Frolic opened at $17 then was supported into $9.50 before starting at $13. From Within was kept safe at $6.
Race 2 – GUNNISON $8.50, won from INVADER, VERANILLO.
Both Snowden runners were well supported. The winner Gunnison was $31 into $8.50 while Invader who just missed was $16 into start 2nd favourite at $4.20. Menari was well supported early being $2.70 into $1.95 before starting at $2.35.
Race 3 – SAMANTHA $6.50, won from GLENALL, SUPER MAXI.
The winner opened at $11 being very well supported to start at $6.50 with the unplaced Honesty Prevails being well supported at $13 into $6 before starting at $11. Favourite Scarlett Rain opened $2.75 drifting to $4.80 before running poorly.
Race 4 – ROCKET COMMANDER $ 7, won from HIEROGLYPHICS, ZESTFUL.
The winner was solid in the market opening at $8 before starting at $7 just touching out the best supported runner Hieroglyphics who opened $5 before starting $3.80 favourite. Unplaced Serene Majesty had support being $11 into $7.50.
Race 5 – LE ROMAIN $4.60, won from CHAUTAUQUA, HAURAKI.
Le Romain was the best supported runner being $6 into start $4.60. Chautauqua opened favourite at $2.75 before starting at $3.40. Music Magnate was unwanted opening at $3.60 before getting out to $7 before running unplace.
Race 6 – ENGLISH $4.20, won from REDZEL, SUPIDO.
Melbourne visitor Supido was easily the best supported runner who opened at $11 before starting at $5.50 and finishing 3rd. English was always solid in the market with Redzel drifting from $4.60 to start at $6. Del Cielo had good backing opening $11 before starting at $7.50 finishing unplaced.
Race 7 – INFERENCE $9.50, won from INVINCIBLE GEM, COMIN’ THROUGH.
Inference eased from an opening quote of $6.50 with Invincible Gem very well supported opening at $9.50 before starting at $6.50. A couple of long priced runners were very well supported before finishing unplaced being Manolo Blahniq $81 into $16 and Hardham being $51 into $23.
Race 8 – ELLE LOU $7, won from ALEGRIA, VANDANCER.
Easily the best supported runner was the unplaced Top Of My List opening at $10 before starting at $4. Vandancer had some fans being $11 to start at $8. The first 2 placegetters both drifted a couple of points from the opening quotes.
Race 9 – ASTRONOMOS $3.40, won from CAFÉ SOCIETY, MONTAUK.
The winner was very well supported opening at $6.50 before starting the $3.40 favourite. Allergic was supported early to challenge for favouritism before starting at $4.80.
The Money Was Right: Samantha was very well supported being $11 in to start at $6.50.
Left It In The Bag: Supido, the Melbourne visitor was very well supported with his quote being halved before finishing 3rd.
Friendless: Scarlett Rain was $2.75 out $4.80 before finishing unplaced.
EAGLE FARM – Saturday March 4
Race 1 – BRONTE BABE $91, won from THREE POINTS, ENDLESS SON.
The rank outsider, Bronte Babe at $91, spoiled the start of the day for most punters in Race 1. Three Points was well supported as second favourite from $3.80 out to $4.80 and back into $4.20. Morendi was also well backed to start $3.40 favourite but only managed to finish fourth.
Race 2 – HI I’M BACK, $2.80, won from ICE BUCKET, MANAYA.
Tony Gollan and Jim Byrne combined to win the second race with the well backed Hi I’m Back. Manaya also had good support to finish third in a tight finish.
Race 3 – HOUTZEN $1.25, won from MISS EXFACTOR, ACCEPTILE.
All interest in the third rested on Houtzen and tying in the exotics. Miss Exfactor added some value at $20 to finish second, albeit 4 lengths form the winner. Third placed Acceptile had late support from $20 into $13.
Race 4 – KING RED $23, won from LIEDER, EIGHT BELOW.
Bevan Laming’s King Red won at $23 ahead of the Damian Browne mount Lieder who was kept safe in the market at $7.50. Vaulting Ambition was best backed from $4.60 into $2.60 but finished 5 lengths from the winner in eighth place.
Race 5 – FLAMBOYER $9.50, won from FIERY HEIGHTS, DREAM FINNISH.
Fiery Heights was solidly supported from the opening quote of $3.80 into $1.95 while Flamboyer won the race despite the $6.50 to $9.50 drift.
Race 6 – OUR BEEBEE $5.50, won from BEAUDACIOUS, MANIAS.
Our Beebee was solid in the market at $6 and proved too good scoring from Beaudacious $10 out to $19 and Manias $6 out to $21. Platinum Affair was best supported for $6.50 into $5 favourite, only to finish last, while Rich Affair also had support $7.50 into $5.50.
Race 7 – COLOUR CHARGE $13, won from BEATNIKS, HUDSON COUNTY.
Colour Charge defied the drift from $8 out to $13 to win from the consistent Beatniks who was $4.20 into $3.40. Hudson County in third position has good support, Raffinato opened $8.50 easing to $11, then getting late support back into $9.50.
Race 8 – NEUSCHWANSTEIN $21, won from PASSIONFLOWER, DECONSTRUCTED.
Dee Nine Elle was best backed in the last race from $5.50 and then starting at $3.80 only to finish second last. Bound For Love was always in the market opening at $3 before drifting to jump at $5.50 and fail to finish the race in another tricky race for punters. Passionflower and Deconstructed filled the placings and both enjoyed support, without grabbing the main prize.
The Money Was Right: Hi I’m Back got the money after being well supported to start at $2.80
Left It In The Bag: Fiery Heights was $3.80 into $1.95 before finishing second.
Friendless: Bronte Babe in the first was unwanted before winning at $91.