Getting a Quaddie is always tough, but Flemington poses a huge task with big fields and quality aplenty, so have scouted wide there.
We landed the Brisbane and Sydney Quaddie last Wednesday, following on from a nice collect in Sydney last Saturday, so hoping to stay on a roll.
Best: Elaborate – no luck when three deep facing the breeze and was a brave second and better draw here.
Tigre Royale – won last two at Geelong, strong stayer, placed in heavy.
Eugenio – won last two good fashion up in class drops 3.5kgs hardened stayer.
Continuation – last early and middle, kept grinding, fitter down 5kgs.
Numbers: 3, 6, 10, 11.
Best: Outback Diva – went back from wide gate made good ground from the 400m for big win.
Vitesse – pushed on from wide draw and caught three wide, no cover throughout. Very tough run and stuck on well.
High Low Bet – dragged back from wide draw last two. Super fit, Waller factor so can improve.
Miss Redoble – honest, missed start latest and did good job for third. Can box–seat.
Numbers: 1, 12, 4, 5.
Best: Rari – solid first-up run in heavy 9, beaten less than two lengths by Rubisaki before a spell. Fitter now.
Handspun – jagged back from her wide alley and then no luck late getting a run. Third-up right alley this time.
Cuban Royale – wide throughout, no cover and finished on heels of Handspun.
Numbers: 2, 3, 7.
Best: Bigboyroy – no luck getting a run at a crucial stage when 5th this grade, should be peaking.
Adana – worked hard three wide and was fourth to Agassi, who all the favours.
Agassi – good win last start, has to go in with so many scratchings.
Numbers: 10, 12, 3.
Best: Snogging – three wide no cover when close 6th to Great Duchess, one alley a big plus.
La Tigeresa – Ollie sticks after luckless second-up run at the Valley, down 3kgs.
So You Swing – too far back when 7th to Great Duchess, better for the run.
Numbers: 4, 5, 11.
Best: Grinzinger Allee – no urgency early from outside alley. Eye-catching fourth and will be closer this time from barrier two.
Garimpeiro – shuffled back at the Valley, then closed strongly for third to Smoke Bomb.
Smoke Bomb – soft lead, but dominant winner at the Valley.
Walking Flying – won last two, this toughest test
Barbie’s Fox – ran well here, then didn’t handle quick back-up. Needs luck from wide gate, but can improve.
Numbers: 9, 6, 2, 3, 1.
Best: Never Again – slow away, last flashed home for 4th to Heptagon. From his good barrier can be much closer in the run this time.
A Shin Rook – three runs into prep’ ready to fire. Latest closed off strongly end of 1400m this distance suits, drawn to get gun run.
Reykjavic – wasn’t suited at the Valley and will enjoy the return to Flemington where he is two from three this distance.
Heptagon – in great form did not go around another runner when made it three in a row.
Numbers: 15, 6, 1, 2.
Best: Splendoronthegrass – Won two and latest was eye-catching second. Dragged back to last flashed home and just failed.
Cordilla – lightly raced comes here off strong Geelong win, plenty of upside.
Diaquin – slow away, fought hard for game win under 60.5kgs at Bendigo and drops 3kgs for this.
Kuramae – did best work late at Caulfield suited here where two-time winner.
Numbers: 1, 7, 5, 4.
Best: Royal Witness – went out too hard and was game third to Jadentom last start. Back to 1000m and drier track are positives.
Just Orm – had a tough wide run latest and didn’t shirk. Good alley and gets the right run.
Guard Of Honour – handy this grade before a spell. Races well fresh.
Mishani Hustler – followed luckless run in Listed grade with second to Jadentom, winner here.
Numbers: 7, 6, 2, 4.
Best: Quantico – highly promising Sydney colt, bolted in when resuming at Newcastle.
Maddi Rocks – resumes and not knocked about in two Sydney trials. Waller trained and handy filly that goes well fresh.
Stuttering – is two from two this prep and in the money seven of eight. Very honest, tricky gate.
Numbers: 5, 4, 3.
Best: Mangione – not at home on heavy track last start, won this track and distance prior.
Barefoot – on seven-day back-up after fourth to Sure Knee last week. Won this track prior.
Tamarack – was hard ridden a long way out and kept finding in Group 3 1600m. Longer journey in his favour.
The Kingdom – plain at Doomben latest, but rarely races well there. Two from two this track and distance.
Cool Chap – doesn’t win out of turn, but down in grade. Any sting out of the track would be a positive.
Numbers: 11, 10, 6, 7, 1.
Best: Multaja – trialled strongly since last start when fifth to Shalwa. Nice and fresh and back to 1200m is ideal.
Hold The Line – wet track may have played a part in disappointing run latest, she is better than that.
Fiesta – chequered passage down the running. Sting out of the track would be a plus.
Pennino – no luck last start when held-up at a crucial stage in the straight, bigger track suits.
Numbers: 4, 16, 2, 5.