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Stats what I'm talking about - Flemington

Apprentice Stephanie Thornton has ridden one winner from 15 rides at Flemington on horses starting $10 or shorter.


Thornton's Flemington strike-rate on horses starting $10 or shorter is 6.66 per cent. This compares against a strike-rate of 40 per cent at The Valley using the same parameters. She rides Tiffany's Lass ($4.60) in the opening race on Saturday.

Kris Lees is striking at 41.9 per cent on metropolitan tracks in the past three months with horses $5 or shorter in the betting.

The Newcastle-based horseman has trained an impressive 13 winners from his past 31 metropolitan runners that have started at $5 or shorter in the betting. Lees saddles boom filly Smart Melody in the Listed Cap D'Antibes Stakes.

Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas have trained one winner from 20 starters at Flemington in the past four years.

Macdonald and Gluyas haven't had a runner at Flemington since Pretty Punk broke their drought at Headquarters in January and the South Australian training duo will be looking to make it two wins from their past two Flemington runners when Waging War lines up in the third race on Saturday.

In the past 12 months Team Hawkes is striking at 50 per cent on Victorian metropolitan tracks with horses starting $3 or shorter.

The training partnership of John, Wayne and Michael Hawkes will be looking to build on this impressive strike-rate when they saddle the $2.30 favourite Brutal in the Listed Antler Luggage Plate (1400m).

In the past three months Patrick Moloney is striking at 40 per cent on horses starting $5 or shorter in the betting.

This compares against a strike-rate of 25 per cent over the past year, highlighting the form Moloney is in of late. He rides Rich Charm ($3.50) in the Group 2 Bobbie Lewis Quality.

David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig have trained one winner from 36 metropolitan starters in the month of September.

The powerful Lindsay Park stable will be looking to bounce back with a big team on Saturday, beginning with Jaameh ($4.20) in the first race. They also have key chances La Bella Diosa ($6) in the Let's Elope Stakes and Ocean Knight ($7.50) in the Danehill Stakes.

Damian Lane has ridden two winners from 29 rides between 1400m and 2600m at Flemington when jumping from the inside barrier.

Lane has the potentially tricky task of partnering backmarker Humidor from the inside barrier in the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes.

In the past 12 months Darren Weir is striking at 36 per cent at Flemington with horses starting $5 or shorter in the betting.

Victoria's leading trainer will be looking to continue his impressive strike-rate at Flemington with several leading chances including Kemono ($3.80), Humidor ($4.20), Kings Will Dream ($4.60), Native Soldier ($3.20) and Furrion ($2.20).

Jye McNeil is striking at 42.85 per cent on horses starting $3 or shorter in the past 12 months.

McNeil partners boom horse Furrion ($2.20) from the inside barrier in the last race at Flemington on Saturday.

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