Doukhan set to fly at Flemington
MELBOURNE CUP day is here and Newcastle trained horses will be competitive at Flemington, Randwick and Muswellbrook.
DOUKHAN is flying and the old horse looked the part when covering 1400m in 1.36.40 (37.60) last Tuesday on Newcastle Course Proper, 20m out wit the track a Good 4.
By reports from stable at Caulfield, PRINCESS POSH has galloped well since her last start third at Moonee Valley.
At Randwick, TACTICAL ADVANTAGE is firing on all cylinders as evidenced by his 600m in 35.75 on Beaumont, 10m out on a Good 4 last Thursday. I am very keen on this bloke. DUNDEE LEE is a lightly raced filly who impressed winning an Coffs Harbour recently.
She was under severe restraint when gliding over 1000m in 1.08.50 (38.75) on the Pro Ride.
She looks a terrific chance at Muswellbrook today.
Saturday gallops were anticlockwise on the Beaumont (14m out a Good 4) and quite a number of horses were impressive.
WILD KINGDOM has come on since his last start victory and was sharp cruising over 800m in 50.30 (36.90).
Former Singapore galloper ZIPPITY DO DA is another to improve and he was strong through the line in 50.60 (37.20).
OFF THE DIAL hit the line with power at the conclusion of 800m in 50.85 (37.25).
ENVY OF ALL has returned top shape and was under a grip throughout her 800m in 51.25 (37.50). SENSE OF OCCASION just needs soft ground and he may surprise at huge odds.
His 1000m in 1.06.40 (36.55) was superb.
My Melbourne Cup selections. 1. Avilius 2. Yucatan 3. The Cliffsofmoher Roughie: A Prince Of Arran
Doukhan looks well place to represent Newcastle at Flemington today.