Roughies Tips March 6
- 3 big priced runners to back
Looking for roughies tips to back at big prices on Saturday? We pick out the best three roughies to back each week.
Racing is at Flemington for Super Saturday on March 6 and there are nine races on the programme.
We have looked through the fields at both venues and picked out the best three roughies to back for the day, each-way.
FLEMINGTON RACE 3 - 1:30PM FURPHY ALE MARCH STAKES (1400 METRES)
I’m not one to generally go anywhere near SO SI BON but the seven-year-old is a genuine threat to the likes of Odeum in Race 3 of the day at Flemington. The Tom Dabernig and Ben Hayes-trained galloper has won three of his past 13 and has performed very well in a number of Group 1 races in that period. He resumed with a 5th behind Probabeel in the Futurity Stakes (1400m), sticking on gamely and going 11.2 lengths faster than standard, which are the second best last start benchmark figures of any runner, outside of Odeum. But that horse will need to do it fresh and and in his past three second up runs, So Is Bon has improved by between three and six lengths on each occasion. He also boasts the best figures of any runner in the last two years, going a massive 17.6 lengths faster than standard when runner-up behind Scales Of Justice in the 2019 Memsie Stakes. That was also at his second run. A firmer in early betting, Mark Zahra rides and from barrier 4 he can go very close.
FLEMINGTON RACE 6 - 3:25PM SEPPELT WINES NEWMARKET HANDICAP (1200 METRES)
I am very keen on September Run in the Newmarket Handicap but it might be worth having a saver on SIRIUS SUSPECT if things don’t go the way of the favourite in straight race. The Saab Hasan-trained gelding absolutely loves the Flemington straight and should be in it for a long way. He heads into this fresh after taking out the Standish Handicap (1200m) on New Year’s Day and while this is a step up, he did go 16 lengths faster than standard when 3rd in the MSS Security Stakes (1200m) last spring when resuming in what turned out to be a strong form race. Those figures compare very well to the others in this race, including the likes of September Run, while he will make his own luck as he is likely to push forward in a race that lacks a genuine speedster such as a Nature Strip out in front. Jamie Kah rides and that is another bonus.
FLEMINGTON RACE 9 - 5:20PM TAB KEWNEY STAKES (1600 METRES)
STARELLE shapes as a player at the each-way odds in the final event of the day at Flemington. The filly from the Danny O’Brien camp comes out of the Vanity at Flemington and I suspect that is the form reference for this race. On that occasion, the daughter of More Than Ready was resuming and settled handy to the speed before being outclassed by the tearaway winner, Zou Dancer, finishing 3rd to that horse, beaten more than five lengths. She did the initial chasing behind that horse and just faded late as Personal finished half a length in front of her in the runner-up slot. That horse went 6.3 lengths faster than standard, which is better than what any runner has produced. Starelle might be ridden a bit more quietly this time around from barrier 8, which should suit, while the discrepancy in the odds does seem to be a bit out of whack. While she is yet to win in seven starts, she is on the up and performed very well when a narrow runner-up behind Thermosphere over the 1600m in the Group 2 Manifold Stakes at the track last spring.
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