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Melbourne Mail - August 12

Preview of the Melbourne card with analysis and suggested bets for the nine races at Flemington.

Melbourne Mail - August 12

A bit of Spring is in the air with it being Aurie’s Star day - a race Bart used to love for his stayers.

Flippant winning the MSS Security Sprint
Flippant winning the MSS Security Sprint Picture:Racing and Sports

That doesn’t tend to happen anymore with so many more options.

At this time of year Lloyd Williams often produces his prospective Cups chances for an early stretch of the legs.


A horse who looks like a very promising five year old is Crocodile Rock Horseform and he can be winning again first up.

He loves the open stretches of these big tracks and at 2000m he gets the chance to balance up.

The fact they have Ben Melham to ride, rather than putting an apprentice on, suggests he is a serious horse and a Spring contender.

He’s had no trouble carrying weight either.

With added fitness over other leading chances, happy to be backing Flippant Horseform in the feature Aurie’s Star Handicap.

She looks so well placed after the Ramornie run and then the recent trial at Rosehill.

Her one start at Flemington was on Melbourne Cup day last year and she bolted in, winning by over two lengths.

This race won’t be much different and the Snowdens are excellent placers of these types of horses.

MELBOURNE MAIL

BET OF THE DAY (1): Race 8 #1 Crocodile Rock Horseform @ $3.10 on Sportsbet

BET OF THE DAY (2): Race 7 #5 Flippant Horseform @ $4.40 on Sportsbet

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R8 FLEMINGTON 12 August 2017
Vrc Member Doris Theuma (Bm78) , 2000m
FP
 
Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
16. ALWARD (IRE)
4yo Gelding
CHRIS WALLER
MICHAEL WALKER
54.5
$5.50
 
AQLAAM (GB) - SHAREDAH (IRE)
Real Kiwi(Mgr: A J A Bosma), A J A Bosma, I D Dobson, A J Cornish, P J C Fisher, F B N Fox, B F Winsloe, Miss C L Cotter, T M Beer, A S Jones, Mrs M P Patton, C B Patton, R L Burns, A R Ormond & Dr H Swart
2nd  
5. ELECTRIC FUSION (AUS)
8yo Gelding
TRUDI CHRISTIE
STEPHEN BASTER
58.0
$51.00
 
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - SILKEN SONG (AUS)
M Christie
Apr 11, 2011 Australian Easter Yearling Sale, Freemans Reach, $180000, MALUA BLOODSTOCK PTY LTD, VIC
 
3rd  
1. CROCODILE ROCK (IRE)
5yo Gelding
ROBERT HICKMOTT
BEN MELHAM
60.5
$2.88
 
GALILEO (IRE) - ALEAGUEOFTHEIROWN (IRE)
 N C Williams, Mr & Mrs L J Williams, Echo Beach B/S (Mgr: A & B Green), B N Singer, P Mehrten, J & Mrs F Ingham, M Gudinski, V Sammartino & Bulla Thoroughbreds (Mgr: M Ruff)
4th  9. GALAXY RAIDER (AUS)
5yo Gelding
GREG EURELL
MS NIKITA BERIMAN
57.0
$4.50
5th  10. MACROBIUS (AUS)
6yo Gelding
JAMIE EDWARDS
BEN ALLEN
55.5
$61.00
6th  2. BLING DYNASTY (AUS)
7yo Gelding
PAUL PREUSKER
JORDAN CHILDS
58.5
$13.00
7th  15. MANAPINE (AUS)
6yo Gelding
NIGEL BLACKISTON
DWAYNE DUNN
55.0
$31.00
8th  13. DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR (AUS)
5yo Gelding
TONY MC EVOY
LUKE CURRIE
56.0
$8.50
9th  8. ANNAMAN (AUS)
6yo Gelding
DARREN WEIR
DAMIAN LANE
57.0
$41.00
10th  3. CLAIRVAUX (AUS)
7yo Gelding
MATTHEW WILLIAMS
BEN THOMPSON
57.0
$101.00
11th  11. THE THUG (AUS)
7yo Gelding
R & S CAMERON
JACK MARTIN
54.0
$21.00
12th  7. NORTHERN JOURNEY (AUS)
8yo Gelding
DAVID BRIDEOAKE
JORDAN GROB
54.5
$101.00
13th  12. HARDINGTON (GB)
4yo Gelding
PETER GELAGOTIS
DAMIEN OLIVER
56.5
$31.00
14th  14. BAJOUR (NZ)
7yo Gelding
SAM PRITCHARD-GORDON
TAYLOR MARSHALL
53.5
$101.00


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