Tosen to Star in Kennedy

The Sportsman Weekend - - Flemington -

RACE 1

Reckon 11. OCTABELLO is very promis­ing and could end up be­ing the best horse out of this race. Has this come around a lit­tle too soon for him? I’m hop­ing not. Had no luck when beaten only 2.6 lens be­hind Snitze pe g at Cau­flield. Held up for a run over the last 200m but still pro­duced

sec­ond fastest last sec­tional of race. Bril­liant in win­ning over 1400m here pre­vi­ously. Gives ev­ery in­di­ca­tion 1600m will be ideal, this track is cer­tainly op­ti­mum for him and drawn to get all the favours in the run. Prob­a­bly no ar­gu­ment that 7. LEVENDI should have fin­ished closer in the Caulfield Guineas last star t. Got held up a cou­ple of times straight. That’s Group 1 for m and the drop in g rade is perfect. Sure to go close. You can for­give run of 2. BEAU GESTE at Caulfield two weeks back. Trapped three-wide with­out cover for the most of the trip and still fought on well in the run home. Drawn bet­ter this time. Some query at the trip but has class.

9. HYPNOTIST tracked wide on the speed and then fought on bravely be­hind As­to­ria at New­cas­tle. That’s strong for m for this and can be in the fin­ish with any luck from wide draw. 1 SNITZEPEG (very honest) and

4. DAN­GER DEAL (run bet­ter than it looks last star t) are other chances.

RACE 2

Stick­ing with the po­ten­tial in the shape of 10. TEODORA.

Loved the way she found the line late ag ainst the bias of day when four th to Pinot at Caulfield. She tracked wide worse then mid­field and had to sus­tain a long run to fin­ish as close as she did. That was only her third race star t. She’s still lear ning what rac­ing is all about but like the way she im­prov­ing with ev­ery run. Reckon she’s worth gam­ble. Con­cede 1. BRING

ME THE ROSES is the one to beat. What’s not to like about her em­phatic win here in the Ed­ward Man­i­fold. Given a month off be­fore that and fol­lows the same pat­ter n here. Should be no is­sues with the 2000m. 5. HI

YAAM is drawn to get a gun run on speed, which has been her pat­ter n the last two and she’s pro­duced g reat ef­forts on both oc­ca­sions. Will give it a shake. 2.

PURE SCOT was very un­lucky be­hind Bring Me The Roses and then still found the line okay in the Thou­sand Guineas last star t. This g rade and dis­tance will suit. 3. GLAM GURU (tough ef­for t after hard run last star t),

6. RIMRAAM (brave t) and 14. CABIERRO (looks tal­ented) are other chances.

RACE 3

Tricky race. 6. NIETA just didn’t seem to quicken when re­quired be­hind Fuhryk at Caulfield but that was her first try at the track and didn’t look en­tirely happy. Don’t for­get she twice chased home Redzel be­fore that. Gets the blink­ers on to shar pen her, straight course should help and Bow­man sticks. Can make amends. Fright­ened of 7. LAKE COMO. Has had five star ts here for three wins and is also un­beaten in first-up ap­pear­ances. She’s adapt­able in the run and also han­dles all track sur­faces. Go close. 6.

LYUBA made g round against the pat­ter n be­hind Fuhryk and she has won down the straight be­fore. 1. SHEIDEL is class and will wel­come this g rade but is she go­ing as well as she was in the au­tumn? 10. CON­CEALER

a roughie with a chance.

RACE 4

4. ALOFT has al­ways struck me as a F lem­ing­ton horse and has con­di­tions to suit to­mor row. Bril­liant win­ning first-up here and then no disg race in chas- ing home Al­mandin. Had to use up a lot of petrol early and can for­give his run at Caulfield last star t. Don’t for­get he was only beaten 2 lens by Big Duke at Rand­wick in the au­tumn. Can pic­ture him get­ting the nice trail off the speed and be­ing hard to stop in run home. 6. VEN

GEUR MASQUE is such a tough stayer. Sat on speed and sim­ply too strong for his ri­vals in the Gee­long Cup last week. He’s a big threat ag ain. 2. HAR­LEM has the qual­ity. Cer tainly not disg raced be­hind Boom Time in

Caulfield Cup and an­other who will rel­ish the big ex­panses of F lem­ing­ton. 9. AL­WARD has been very good in Syd­ney and will ap­pre­ci­ate the drop in weight. Should be fir­ing line.

RACE 5

Very tough race. I’m gam­bling on the class of 16. CATCHY get­ting her home. Her only star t down straight here she was su­perb in down­ing Juke­box and Booker. Took on the boys in the Caulfield Guineas was very game in fin­ish­ing third to Mighty Boss, beat­ing home Royal Sym­phony who was then ex­cel­lent in the Cox Plate. She is com­ing back to 1200m but don’t think that’s go­ing to trouble her. Like the fact she’s drawn out as she could end up on the g rand­stand side of the track which I’m hop­ing will be favoured side. Stick with her. Reckon 8. MER

CHANT NAVY is over the odds. His win over Booker and Mu­raahib at Caulfield was first rate when re­sum­ing then things didn’t go his way in the Golden Rose. Given a freshen up and I reckon that’s the he races best. I’m fan of 5. VIRI­DINE. who has done ev­ery­thing right in Syd­ney. Sim­ply too good for Sin­gle Bul­let and Beau Geste last time at Rand­wick has been fresh­ened since. 18. FOR­MAL

ITY is such a trier. She’ll sit on speed and be hard to run down. In g reat for m. 1. TRAPEZE

ARTIST (Group 1 win­ner), 2.

KE­MEN­TARI (very smar t) and 17. TULIP (good run in the Ever­est) rate highly too.

RACE 6

I like the way 5. SILENT SEDI

TION sets up for this. Fi­nally draws a de­cent bar rier which will al­low her to set­tle just off the speed. That’s the pat­ter n she adopted when a fight­ing fourth to Fox­play in G1 Queen Of The Turf at Rand­wick in the au­tumn. Meets that horse 2.5kg bet­ter for be­ing beaten just on a length. Was very brave after rac­ing wide through­out be­hind Global Glam­our at Caulfield last star t. At her top for this and will go close. 16. SHOALS is the ob­vi­ous dan­ger. Su­per ef­for t to beat all but Aloisia in the Thou­sand Guineas and drops to a postage stamp weight ag ainst the older mares. Big threat. 3.

FOX­PLAY will be bet­ter suited then last time at Caulfield where she seemed a bit out of sor ts.

11. FRENCH EMO­TION was sec­ond in this race last year and is also right at her top now. Could sur prise. 2. GLOBAL

GLAM­OUR (in for m and well

drawn), 8. DIXIE BLOS­SOMS

(has raced well here in the past) and 14. NOW OR LATER (no luck last star t) are hopes a tough race.

RACE 7

I’m bank­ing on the Spring Cham­pion Stakes be­ing the right stay­ing for m line and go­ing for

2. TAN­GLED to re­verse that re­sult. Loved the way he ke pt com­ing to line be­hind Ace High and only just pipped on the post. Ag ain fought on well a lead­ers track at Caulfield be­hind Cliff’s Edge and worked very well at F lem­ing­ton on Tues­day. Will need a touch of luck from his widish draw but he looks an out and out stayer who will test th­ese. 1. ACE HIGH is the gen­uine dan­ger. Will ag ain be on speed from his good bar rier and is very hard to get past when al­lowed to travel at his own steam.

5. MAIN STAGE will wel­come a re­tur n F lem­ing­ton. He was out­stand­ing win­ning two star ts back and then fought on at Caulfield last star t when con­di­tions didn’t suit him. 7. WEATHER

WITH YOU will find this harder than his Gee­long Clas­sic win last week but he’s an­other who looks to be a true stayer and he’ll be in the fin­ish. 6. SULLY (bet­ter Mel­bour ne?) the im­prov­ing

12. GREYCLIFFE are oth­ers chances.

RACE 8

When in doubt, go for the class and I’ve got no doubts 1. TOSEN

STAR­DOM is the best horse in the race. Sim­ply out­stand­ing per­for mance to win the Toorak last time when he charged home from well back. The big­ger F lem­ing­ton track is even more to his lik­ing. His only star t here he was sec­ond to Palentino in the Blamey over this trip. Reckon he’s the best bet of the day. 10.

SOVEREIGN NA­TION has gone to an­other level and ran on strongly be­hind Tosen Star­dom last time. Will threaten ag ain.

9. SHILLELAGH was very good charg­ing home for third to Global Glam­our at Caulfield when hav­ing to come very wide on the tur n and ag ainst he pat­ter n of day. Up the males this time but drops 4.5kg.

6. EGG TART is bet­ter than her Toorak run sug­gests and reckon she’ll love F lem­ing­ton. 4.

MCCREERY (races well here)

and 5. TOM MEL­BOURNE

(very con­sis­tent) the other main hopes.

RACE 9

Pre­pared to gam­ble on 15. MAN

FROM UN­CLE. Very tal­ented Syd­neysider re­sum­ing here but he’s two from two first-up. Won in G3 g rade when last cam­paign and then downed Echo Ef­fect Comin’ Through at Rosehill. Big run when charg­ing home be­hind Souche z and In­side Agent here this time last year. He’ll test th­ese. 1. ILLUSTRI

OUS LAD won race year and was only just pipped by Su­per Cash at Caulfield last star t. Right his top now. 2.

KEEN AR­RAY is also in g reat form and goes well down the straight. 9. RAVI was good mak­ing up late g round be­hind Sa­vanna Amour last start and has been given a freshen up since. Bound to run well.

Tosen Star­dom.

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