Flemington Tips March 6
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RACE 6 - 3:25PM SEPPELT WINES NEWMARKET HANDICAP (1200 METRES)
Best Bet 🏆No. 14 SEPTEMBER RUN $2.15 Bet Now!
The first of the Group 1 races is the Newmarket Handicap and it is very hard to go past the race favourite, SEPTEMBER RUN. The exciting filly from the Chris Waller camp produced the perfect Newmarket trial when runner-up behind Nature Strip in the Lightning Stakes (1000m) when resuming on February 13. In that race, she settled towards the rear of the eight horse field before reeling off the fastest last 200m to finish within half a length of the winner, while there was another length back to Swats That. She meets the 3rd placegetter 2kg worse at the weights but is three from three at the head to head against that horse and should improve her figures second up out to the 1200m. Craig Williams will stalk the front runners and the pair should prove to be hard to hold out at the business end.
RACE 7 - 4:05PM LEXUS MATRON STAKES (1600 METRES)
Best Value💰No. 5 SCARLET DREAM $8.50 Bet Now!
Best Value comes up in Race 7 and it is SCARLET DREAM that can give the Matron Stakes a nudge at her first run back. The Team Hawkes-trained galloper has a moderate win record but does tend to race well when fresh, while she should have plenty of residual fitness left in the tank after tackling some longer trips in open class last spring. She takes on the mares on Saturday and flew home first up at her last campaign to run 4th behind I Am Superman in the Shannon Stakes (1500m) in a solid form race last spring. The daughter of Sebring defied the slow tempo that day and produced some excellent late splits before going more than five lengths faster than standard benchmark, while she just missed out this time last year when fresh in the Anniversary Vase (1600m) at Caulfield. The stable have opted to go with the blinkers for this race, while some of her better form has been at the 1600m. Another for Craig Williams, the pair have drawn barrier 2 and can fight out the finish.
RACE 8 - 4:45PM TAB AUSTRALIAN CUP (2000 METRES)
Next Best 🥈No. 1 FIFTY STARS $4.40 Bet Now!
The Australian Cup is always one of the major highlights of racing in Melbourne in the autumn and FIFTY STARS can make it back to back wins in the Group 1 classic. The race favourite profiles perfectly for this and appreciated the solid tempo last weekend when runner-up behind Star Of The Seas in the Blamey Stakes (1600m). He will be peaking at his third run back and won this race last year after winning the Blamey the week prior, while he also performed well when runner-up to Arcadia Queen at a similar stage at the track and trip in the Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) in the spring. Last year went 12 lengths faster than standard when winning this race, while he seems to be in similar form this time around after going 13.7 lengths faster than standard last weekend. Pace looks genuine enough, which should suit, and with John Allen on board he can become a two-time winner of this race.
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