Saturday Racing Multibet February 15
- 4 runners to combine into a multibet
Racing is at Flemington on Saturday February 15 for a big day of racing, headlined by Nature Strip in the Lightning Stakes (1000m).
We have combined our best bets from the venue into a four-leg multi that pays $210 for a $10 investment at Sportsbet.
Here are our selections.
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 (PLACE) 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 closing 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, 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 both times, while he 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)
The feature at Flemington is the Black Caviar Lightning and NATURE STRIP looks to be a bit of an anchor in multi calculations. The flying machine loves it at Flemington and is four from four down the famous straight. He resumes after producing a stunning win in the VRC Classic (1200m) last spring, cruising home to defeat Loving Gaby by three lengths, running very quick time in the process. The five-year-old is just about at the peak of his powers and his trainer, Chris Waller, heads into this full of confidence. He has looked to be in control in his trials in Sydney, winning both of those and only bad luck will see him get done here.
Race 8 – 4:50PM The TAB Vanity (1400 METRES)
The fillies line up at Group 3 level in The Vanity and I am pretty keen on FASCINO (PLACE), who makes her first appearance this preparation. The Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained youngster improved in the spring and could almost have gone unbeaten in her four starts. She won easily when resuming at Ballarat and had no luck when 4th at Listed level at Caulfield over the 1400m before doing a couple of things wrong when gobbled up by Moonlight Maid over the Flemington 1400m in the Group 2 Manifold. She then claimed victory on Cox Plate day over the 1600m in the Fillies Classic. She should settle close enough to them and can overhaul the likes of the favourite, Katalin, who faces a massive rise in class.