Flemington Tips May 15

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PERSAN is a clear top pick in the opener at Flemington. The four-year-old gets back to headquarters for the first time since finishing 5th in the Melbourne Cup (3200m) and is targeting the Andrew Ramsden Stakes (2800m) in a bid to get in to the 2021 version of the race that stops the nation. He jumps up to the 2600m for this race and did all the work out wide recently when just missing out over the 2000m at Caulfield behind Hang Man in the Easter Cup (2000m). In the Easter Cup he was posted wide and came out very deep before just missing out. The son of Pierro went 15 lengths faster than standard benchmark, which is better than what any horse in this race has produced in the past four years. He meets the 4th placegetter, Amade, better at the weights and while that horse should be an improver at his second run in Australia, Persan has the proven form at Flemington, racing six times at the venue for four wins, including a couple in some stronger races last year in the lead up to his Cup run. The 3kg claimer, Matthew Cartwright, takes the ride and the pair can open the day up as winners.

Another early winner looms on the Flemington programme in the form of RE EDIT. The mare from the Chris Waller stable took a bit of time to get going in her career but has been an improver since relocating to Melbourne last spring. She had a five start campaign and finished runner-up here twice late last year before resuming at Caulfield on April 3 and finishing runner-up to Skyman. The daughter of Camelot was posted wide in that race but produced the fastest last 200m to finish half a length off the winner. She went 11.9 lengths faster than standard benchmark, which is nearly 10 lengths better than the next best last start figures of any runner in this race, while at her second run last time she improved four lengths on figures when winning second up at Moonee Valley. She draws wide and carries the 58kg but with Jamie Kah on board she will take some beating.

THROUGH IRISH EYES is the one to beat in the VRC St Leger for the three-year-olds. Another from the Maher/Eustace stable, the son of Tavistock was an impressive maiden winner at Sale two starts ago before tackling the Galilee Series Final (2400m) at Caulfield recently, finishing runner-up to Liquero. The winner had previously beaten Explosive Jack at Bendigo. Explosive Jack then came out and won the Australian Derby for the Maher/Eustace team at his next start. Through Irish Eyes settled back in the field of 10 in the Caulfield race as Liquero put a winning break on them in the straight. He produced the best late sectionals and went seven lengths faster than standard, which are the best last start figures of any runner. Salto Angel is the only horse to have a produced a better figure when runner-up in the Oaks (2500m) last spring but there has to be a question mark on her at the moment. From barrier 2, Through Irish Eyes should enjoy a nice run and he will be partnered by Mark Zahra.

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