Doukhan set to fly at Flem­ing­ton

The Sportsman Midweek - - Trackwork - ALAN GOLLOGLY

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.

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