Flemington Tips February 15
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Flemington Tips – February 15
Race 4 – 2:15PM York Racecourse Ebor Trophy (2000 METRES)
Race 4 of the day pits the middle distance gallopers up against one another and BIG SUR should just about be ready to show something at his fourth run back from a long layoff. The Colin Little-trained galloper, who is a half brother to the former gun, El Segundo, showed promise as a youngster and was a big winner in a BenchMark 70 at the track and trip almost two years ago before going amiss. He struggled when resuming over the 1200m but worked home well when second up in a weaker affair at Pakenham before working home in solid fashion last time behind Just Benjamin. He settled back in that race in what was a muddling affair before travelling very wide as they rounded the bend and finishing 5th. The 2000m looks to be his go and he should be suited by the wide expanses of Flemington.
Race 5 – 2:50PM CS Hayes Stakes (1400 METRES)
This shapes as one of the better three-year-old Group 2 races that you will see as the likes of ALLIGATOR BLOOD Catalyst and Dalasun go at it. Alligator Blood has met Dalasun on two occasions and has beaten that horse on both occasions and comes up against the Kiwi, Catalyst, for the first time. While it might be a different story in the Australian Guineas (1600m) in a few weeks, I am taking a wait and see approach with Catalyst and going for the local horse to get the job done over the 1400m. He claimed the Caulfield Guineas Prelude over the trip in the spring and his last two have both come over the seven furlongs, including a dominant last start effort that saw him take out the $2 million Magic Millions 3YO Guineas. He galloped well on Tuesday at Flemington and is versatile enough to lead or take a sit from barrier 1.
Race 7 – 4.10pm Black Caviar Lightning (1000 METRES)