THE EARLY CROW

The Sportsman Midweek - - Flemington Preview -

THE BANKER

Pun­ters are likely to warm to In­vin­ci­bella (Race 3). Sat be­hind the speed and ran on well with­out re­ally threat­en­ing the win­ner Lu­biton at the Val­ley in record time. Beat Lu­biton be­fore that and only start here ran third to Jen­nifer Lynn over 1400m on Cup day last year. The trip suits and lot to like about her chances.

THE LAY

Book­ies may well take a risk with Life Less Or­di­nary (Race 8). Has to win first-up from a let-up af­ter fail­ing in the Group 1 The Metropoli­tan at Rand­wick. Also has to have first start Flem­ing­ton and has a wide draw to con­tend with. Also to over­come a strong field in­clud­ing a last-start track record breaker in Lu­biton. Could be un­der the odds.

AT THE TRI­ALS

Aris­to­cratic Miss (Race 1) only faced three ri­vals but looked very smart winning a trial at Morphettville on Oc­to­ber 26. Didn’t win by a big space but had some­thing in hand at the fin­ish. From the strong Tony McEvoy yard and ex­pected to be in the fin­ish on de­but.

SEC­TIONAL STAR

Counterplay (Race 6) was ex­cel­lent in run­ning a clos­ing third to Our Crown Mis­tress at Caulfield last time. Missed the start but worked into the race be­fore the turn and then carved out best last 600m, 400m and 200m of the race, his fi­nal sec­tional a smart 12.26s. Gets his chance to break through.

THE STATS SPEAK

Tur­ni­taround (Race 8) will be a bit of a roughie but could sneak place at odds. Tra­di­tion­ally does his best Flem­ing­ton where he was won three and ran sec­ond four times from 10 starts at the track. Also won two of four this dis­tance. Not dis­graced in the G1 Toorak be­hind Tosen Star­dom two starts back. Worth a play.

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