TH E EARLY CROW
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.
BEATING THE CLOCK
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.
THE STATS SPEAK
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.