Tue, Apr 25, 9:05am by Senior Writer
Racing on ANZAC Day in Melbourne is at Flemington as it always is and we are confronted with a fairly strong eight race card, albeit slightly compromised by scratchings.
There has been about 20mm of rain in the 24 hours leading up to this meeting, meaning we get a Soft 7 track.
Our Best of the Day comes up in Race 7 No.1 Milwaukee. He destroyed them last start in the Bendigo Guineas. He set the pace and kicked away to win easily in a race which has produced three subsequent winners and looks a super progressive horse.
Would think Flemington would suit him perfectly having plotted his path through the provincial meetings to date. We will be speaking about this horse is much better races than this in the months to come.
Our Best Value of the Day comes up in Race 3 No.6 Saxophone. Saxophone won his first run in Victoria in emphatic style at Geelong two runs back, breaking his maiden before going the Ballarat. There he was third, a small margin behind Think Babe, who came out and ran a good second on Saturday at Caulfield.
This looks a pretty handy race, but Saxophone is very good value at around $10 when you measure up his form against the others. He has also got a great record on soft tracks having had four starts for a win and two placings.
Here’s my tips for the rest of the Flemington meeting.
Race 1 – Long Tan Hcp – 1800m
1st: 1. Real Love ($4.60)
2nd: 9. Zasorceress ($4.80)
3rd: 8. Sadaqa ($9)
4th: 5. Neverland ($11)
Race 2 – Flt Lt Peter Armytage Hcp – 2500m
1st: 5. Hans Holbein ($1.9)
2nd: 6. Rock On ($2.60)
3rd: 7. Lucques ($10)
4th: 4. Angelology ($12)
Race 3 William Newton VC Hcp – 1400m
1st: 4. Petition ($2.20)
2nd: 6. Saxophone ($10)
3rd: 1. Another Coldie ($7.50)
4th: 9. That Rings a Bell ($6.50)
Race 4 Anzac Day Stakes – 1400m
1st: 1. Speed Street ($4.60)
2nd: 5. Platinum ($7.50)
3rd: 3. Casino Fourteen ($4.40)
4th: 2. Merchant Navy ($2)
Race 5 Kokoda Track Hcp – 1600m
1st: 7. Quilate ($4.60)
2nd: 6. Miles of Krishan ($4.60)
3rd: 1. Single Note ($5)
4th: 4. Monogram ($19)
Race 6 VRC St Leger – 2800m
1st: 3. Rock and Swing ($6)
2nd: 10 Parthesia ($6)
3rd: 11. Miss Strathallan ($3.60)
4th: 12. Penthouse Kitten ($10)
Race 7 Auckland Racing Club Trophy – 1600m
1st: 1. Milwaukee ($3.30)
2nd: 2. Egg Tart ($4)
3rd: 10. Seracena ($8.50)
4th: 7. So Poysed ($15)
Race 8 RSL Hcp – 1200m
1st: 1. Inspector ($15)
2nd: 10. Boomwaa ($6.50)
3rd: 7. Spreadeagled ($15)
4th: 9. Staviva ($15)
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