Flemington Tips March 7

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Flemington Tips – March 7

Race 4 – 2:05PM Schweppervescence Trophy (1600 METRES)
One of the early winners at Flemington on Saturday shapes as the classy SPANISH REEF, who absolutely loves the Flemington 1600m and is ready to strike at her third run back from a spell. The six-year-old has had two runs this time in and resumed with a 5th at Caulfield before stepping up to the 1600m and doing her best work late when 3rd to Greysful Glamor, who benefited from eat bias on the rails that day. She gets to the mile now and has won three of four at the Flemington 1600m, including wins in this race last year as well as the Group 3 Ladies Vase (1600m) at Caulfield, while her last start at the track and trip came at the end of her spring campaign when 3rd in the Empire Rose Stakes. She should be able to find a spot in the running line from barrier 6 and with Damien Lane on board she can take this out.

Race 6 – 3:25PM Seppelt Wines Newmarket Handicap (1200 METRES)
The first of the Group 1 races on Super Saturday is the Newmarket Handicap and it will be interesting to see if the three-year-olds can extend their dominance in the race. BIVOUAC is one of the stars of his age group and can bounce back after a 6th placing in the Oakleigh Plate (1100m). In that race he was never really in the hunt after settling way too far back on a track that was red-hot for the leaders. The son of Exceed And Excel was 11th at the 400m and ran on well in the quicksand out wide to finish just over two lengths behind Pippie. That run should top him off nicely for this and he has an excellent record over the 1200m, thrashing the eventual Everest winner, Yes Yes Yes, as well as Exceedance in the Roman Consul last year before just missing out behind Exceedance on a Soft track in the Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington. He has an edge in fitness on that galloper, who will be out to join Redkirk Warrior as the only horse to have won the Newmarket when resuming. Glen Boss takes the ride this time around and can take out the time honoured classic.

Race 8 – 4:45PM TAB Australian Cup (2000 METRES)
The Australian Cup is always one of the highlights of the autumn in Melbourne and it is the Melbourne Cup (3200m) winner, VOW AND DECLARE that can give this a big shake. The Danny O’Brien-trained galloper resumes after his triumph in the race that stops the nation and only has to run up to some of his performances from the spring to be a threat. When resuming last time he was doing his best work late in the Turnbull Stakes (2000m) when 4th to Kings Will Dream, beaten a length before producing a bit of an unlucky performance when runner-up in the Caulfield Cup (2400m). While the tried and true lead up to this is the Peter Young Stakes (1800m), previous cup winners have a good record in this race and the four-year-old may just be a little bit untapped at weight-for-age. He has performed well over the distance range at the past and with a recent trial under his belt, a forward showing is on the cards.