The Sportsman Weekend - - Flemington -


On a ver y tough day, Alof t (Race 4) ap­peals as one of the safer bets. With Cis­mon­taine en­gaged to en­sure a

solid tempo, Alof t will be able to sit just off the speed, re­lax and then go bang in straight. He’s al­ways shown a lik­ing for the big track at Flem­ing ton and ready to force his way into the Mel­bourne Cup.


Book­ies may well be pre­pared to take a risk with Viri­dine (Race 5). Granted he is un­beaten and his ef­for ts in Syd­ney have been first class but he

rises dra­mat­i­cally in grade, maybe not drawn the best on the rails and has his first look down straight in a high-pres­sure race. he could drif t the mar­ket come post time.


Eg g Tar t (Race 8) looked in fine fet­tle at the Break­fast With The Stars ses­sion on Tues­day morn­ing and clocked smar t time in her gal­lop down the out­side of the course

proper. Ready to pro­duce her best af ter two runs back and will wel­come the big track at Flem­ing ton. Sure to have plenty of ad­mir­ers.


It was im­pos­si­ble to miss the run of Sovereign Na­tion (Race 8) when a fastfin­ish­ing sec­ond to Tosen Star­dom in the Toorak at Caulfield. He clocked a ver y slick 11.86s for his clos­ing 200m, the best of the race and one of the best of

the day. Again favourably treated at the weights and sure to be storm­ing home.


I Am A Star (Race 6) has con­di­tions to favour her again to­mor­row. She has seven tries at the trip for three wins, five star ts Flem­ing ton wins and only star t over this course

dis­tance re­sulted in win­ning this race last year. Will have her fair share of ad­mir­ers again.

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