2018 Aurie’s Star Handicap: Tips and Race Preview
Going for one on the limit in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2018 Aurie’s Star Handicap at Flemington on Saturday. Brave Song won here first up and can repeat at $6.50.
Pace is interesting here. I Am A Star is off a long break but is a natural rolling horse. Home Of The Brave has speed but has trialled as though he will be held up. Ability was handy last time but it hardly worked for him. Chamois Road is fit and may want to force it.
BRAVE SONG won well here last time. Had to knuckle down to get there but good enough to overcome a steady pace and he may face a similar scenario here. Improving horse with some good form in the book.
VOODOO LAD is flying and has the closing speed to rattle on over the top of these if it does unfold into a late dash for home. Two runs back in Melbourne have been crackers.
HOME OF THE BRAVE has trialled up well. Little doubt that he is up to winning at this level based on his sharp overseas form. Rich Charm and I Am A Star have to be respected on their best form.
2018 AURIE’S STAR HANDICAP – SELECTIONS
1st – 10 Brave Song
2nd – 2 Voodoo Lad
3rd – 1 Home Of The Brave
4th – 4 Rich Charm
The first meeting of the season at Flemington on Saturday, picture Quentinjlang.com