2019 Oakleigh Plate: Tips And Race Preview
The fav has it to be won in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2019 Oakleigh Plate, Nature Strip will be in front and the one to run down at $2.10.
They will burn turf with Nature Strip drawn to lead or stalk. Eduardo will push forward from the wide gate as will Fell Swoop. Charge will use the rail and should get favours.
NATURE STRIP has a ratings edge and is a deserved favourite. Was far too good FU in the Rubiton for the new yard heavily-backed. Lane has options on the speed and you can be sure he hasn’t gone backwards under Waller.
EDUARDO resumes and is a flyer. Owns an 8L trial win and comes off his win in the G2 Caulfield sprint. Park has to clear the wide gate but he’s a leading player if that works out. VIDDORA resumes and is a G1 winner resuming off the Winterbottom in Perth. Has a flash FU record and can be in the finish weaving a way through.
There are a number of minor chances and one to surprise could be Waller’s CHARGE using the rail to advantage. His FU figure in the Eskimo Prince at Warwick farm has him right in the mix. Sits at the bottom of the weights and Dee takes over from Bowman.
2019 OAKLEIGH PLATE – SELECTIONS
1st – 3 Nature Strip
2nd – 10 Eduardo
3rd – 2 Viddora
4th – 18 Charge
2019 Blue Diamond: Tips And Race Preview
Tips and Race Preview for the 2019 Blue Diamond agrees how open the race is, Loving Gaby is stuck with even as a $5 fav.
Good speed as you would expect with Vinicunca, Catch Me, Free Of Debt and I Am Immortal all prominent from the jump.
LOVING GABY presented as favourite in the G3 Chairman’s on debut and proved too good after a slow off. Just one turn so expect her to settle in the running line mid-field. She will hit the line hard again.
ATHIRI was wide and did a good job beaten .07L in the G2 behind Lyre. Gets Williams for JMac and he will want to work her forward into an off-pace position. Expect her to be right in the photo if everything works out. No knock on LYRE’s win in that race surprising the market. Should get a cosy run but note Lane sticks with Loving Gaby.
Stable mate I AM IMMORTAL led all the way winning the G3 against the colts and geldings as favourite on the same day . Might just find the fillies a but sharper today. BROOKLYN HUSTLE and ANDRASSY AVENUE are a pair that can add values to multiples.
2019 BLUE DIAMOND – SELECTIONS
1st – 10 Loving Gaby
2nd – 11 Athiri
3rd – 7 Lyre
4th – 1 I Am Immortal
2019 Futurity Stakes: Tips And Race Preview
A flying mare heads the Tips and Race Preview for the 2019 Futurity Stakes, Alizee just keeps getting better and she is $2.30 to win again.
Manuel should find the lead again and Le Roman will push forward as will Hartnell.
ALIZEE was far too good at Listed level FU and then trounced the Expressway field at Rosehill at G2 level. She has shown she can handle this venue and expect Bowman to sit quiet and present her into the race at the right time.
LAND OF PLENTY has had another stable change and presents 3U for Team Snowden. Was wide and had too much to do just missing LS behind Manuel this grade and like the rider switch to Zahra. Expect him to be right in the finish again.
LE ROMAIN wasn’t beaten too far behind Alizee FU in the Expressway well-supported and without having the best of luck. Is likely to end up right on the pace and the tough consistent galloper should see it right out with Oliver doing the urging.
HARTNELL did nothing first up and expect the stable to have upped his work. Thrives this course/trip and he’s a quality galloper who can’t be dismissed. BRAVE SMASH next.
2019 FUTURITY STAKES – SELECTIONS
1st – 11 Alizee
2nd – 7 Land Of Plenty
3rd – 2 Le Romain
4th – 1 Hartnell
2019 Angus Armanasco Stakes: Tips And Race Preview
Value abounds in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2019 Angus Armanasco Stakes and Futooh can improve at $7.
News Girl can lead from Samoon, Street Icon and Princess Jenni. FUTOOH resumed in good order in the G3 Kevin Hayes at this venue and is sure to have come on from that. Expecting her to find a handy spot midfield and be hitting the line hard. The extra trip suits and she’s right up to this.
NEWS GIRL can control the race and keeps getting better. Just missed in the Kevin Hayes 3U and just has to show she can run out the extra 200m to go close. ANGELIC RULER is a West Australian with a stack of ability. Won at Listed level the latest as expected and gets Lane today. Presents as the early favourite but may have to find a length or two on the WA form.
ZOUBO showed plenty the first campaign and had good support resuming in the Kevin Hayes. Things didn’t work out in that and her followers will be sticking. PRINCESS JENNI resumes off a strong trial win and is a filly with promise. Keep her very safe.
2019 ANGUS ARMANASCO STAKES – SELECTIONS
1st – 1 Futooh
2nd – 5 News Girl
3rd – 2 Angelic Ruler
4th – 10 Zoubo
2019 Zeditave Stakes: Tips And Race Preview
The favourite heads up the Tips and Race Preview for the 2019 Zeditave Stakes, Zousain can win this on resumption at $1.95.
Yulong January and Tin Hat will be fast early and Zousain won’t be far away. ZOUSAIN resumes and has a clear ratings edge. Missed a lip in the Golden Rose and Coolmore at the back of the last campaign and owns two sharp trials. Draws to get a lovely sit and can come over the top of the speed.
TIN HAT will roll along and ran a peak 3U winning the Manfred easily. Fitter and is sure to take passing. POISED TO STRIKE placed in the same race matching the above’s figure. Draws low and gets the blinkers first time and has more to offer. Represents some value against the above.
TERBIUM presents off a hat-trick in lesser grade but is very promising and can't be easily dismissed.
2019 ZEDITAVE STAKES – SELECTIONS
1st – 1 Zousain
2nd – 2 Tin Hat
3rd – 5 Poised To Strike
4th – 7 Terbium
2019 Mannerism Stakes: Tips And Race Preview
The classiest mare leads the Tips and Race Preview for the 2019 Mannerism Stakes, I Am A Star returned well and she is at $3.70.
Prussian Vixen is quick and can lead from I Am A Star and Tiffany’s Lass.
I AM A STAR should clear the tricky gate okay and was straight back to her best when just beaten in the G3 this venue. The 1400m suits now and she has the figures to win this.
NAANTALI won as expected here 3U in lesser grade and keeps getting better. Will push forward and looks right in it.
THINK BLEUE resumes for the new yard off the G1 in Adelaide and is a 4/6 winner with more upside. Will race at double each way odds but a bold return wouldn’t surprise.
2019 MANNERISM STAKES – SELECTIONS
1st – 1 I Am A Star
2nd – 8 Naantali
3rd – 5 Think Bleue
4th – 4 Jamaican Rain
2019 Autumn Classic: Tips And Race Preview
Godolphin holds a big hand in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2019 Autumn Classic. Aramayo has been around them in good races and is $3.40.
Expecting Legenda, Lunar Flare and Rossa’s Reward from the wider gate to provide the pace.
ARAMAYO looked in need of it FU and the G3 Autumn Stakes and expect sharp improvement up to the 1800m. Gets the blinkers first time and the key booking of Bowman. Wins this at best and punting he's ready to find it.
DECLARES WAR came back in trip in the above race off a hat-trick and is better suited at the 1800m. This fellow has upside and has to be strongly considered despite the tricky gate.
COSSETOT was far too good in the Tasmanian Derby improving his Sydney figures. Williams is likely to get a good drag from the rail and expect the gelding to manage the distance drop. This is a big step-up for GLOBAL EXCHANGE but he’s been doing all that’s asked of him and with the promise of more to come.
2019 AUTUMN CLASSIC – SELECTIONS
1st – 1 Aramayo
2nd – 3 Declares War
3rd – 2 Cossetot
4th – 9 Global Exchange
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