Laure Me In looks hard to beat at Flemington
PEDRO XIMENEZ didn’t have the best of luck at a crucial stage at Flemington last time out but the mike Moroney-trained stayer has come through that race in great shape and lines up the Bagot Handicap at Flemington today.
He was kept to mark covering 1600m in 1.52.67 and his final 400m 24.77 last Thursday and heads to Flemington ready to run his best.
LOUISVILLE LIP, also prepared by Moroney, was beaten by a promising galloper in Tavistock Dancer at Caulfield last time out and he has held his condition well since that run.
Last Thursday looked bright and fit working solo over 1400m, covering journey in 1.40.18 and his last 400m 25.89. He heads to Sandown tomorrow for his next start and Moroney couldn’t have him any fitter that assignment.
Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra should be able to find a suitable maiden event for HAUTCLERE in the near future following a stand out performance during last Friday’s jumpouts.
In the quickest time of the morning for the heats run over about 800m he stopped clock in 44.99 after travelling well off the inside rail on the steeple grass track.
He looks have developed nicely during his recent break and is sure take a power of
beating when he resumes in the near future.
MORE SUNDAYS displayed a great deal of promise during his first racing campaign and the Lindsay Parktrained galloper is progressing well leading into a summer preparation.
He finished strongly to record a time on 45.82 in a jumpout over approximately 800m last Friday with LUCID DREAMER also catching the eye in the same heat.
The team at Lindsay Park are sure to find a suitable assignment for More Sundays in the coming weeks and Lucid Dreamer should be worth keeping on side when he makes his debut for Team Hawkes. LAURE ME IN went to the line untested at Caulfield on Boxing Day and considering his lack of a solid hit out that day, it’s no surprise to see him backing up quickly at Flemington today.
The form around his recent runs is holding up strongly and he had been working well leading into his Boxing Day run.
Tony McEvoy has utilised a quick back up successfully with him already this preparation and he is sure to prove hard to beat at Flemington.