Australia's number one sprinter Redzel headlines a big day of G1 racing at Flemington where the new star of the turf will be looking to notch up his 7th straight win and eclipse the great Black Caviar on the leading prize money table.
With a $2 million quaddie pool expected our horse racing experts have run a fine tooth comb through the last four races at Flemington to try to steer you into a winner and identify the best value tips to include in your quaddie bets. If you don't already receive our free daily horse racing tips make sure you subscribe for free below to get our best bet, best roughie and quaddie tips sent to your email for free every day.
Race 6 (TAB Vanity)
Really looking to take on the boom filly Aloisia after a shocking trial performance in the lead up to this race and the unbeaten Paris Rock looks the runner in form and on the rise. She bolted in at Ballarat two starts ago when leading (2nd horse won by a space at his next start) then was far too good again when stepping up to city grade at Caulfield last time. She has race fitness on her side this prep and looks very progressive so looks the safest bet on paper.
The Godolphin filly Banish looks next best despite a fairly quiet trial in the lead up. She generally goes very well fresh and will be better suited over the 1400m than some of the other fancies resuming. Her consistent spring culminated with a G2 win in the Moonee Valley Classic and she beat home Aloisia the only previous time they met.
Shokora looks the next best to include. She got beaten a length by Twitch Frank last time but was forced to settle last in a race that was dominated by those up front with the slow tempo so with even luck this time she should at the very least reverse that result so perhaps look for a head to head market against Twitchy Frank.
Race 7 (C S Hayes Stakes)
After a highly impressive first up run Cliff's Edge looks the clear on top pick to take out the CS Hayes Stakes. Over an unsuitable trip first up and with 58kg he showed his class with a strong win in good time. Once again today he looks the clear class runner and up to 1400m second up (where he is undefeated) he has a lot more in his favour than last time and even with 58.5kg is only 3.5kg above the limit so with even luck should be winning at a decent price again.
At odds the South Australian runner Eclair Sunshine could be one worth including. Completely ignore his first up run where he missed the kick and ran into trouble when having to settle last on a track dominated by leaders. His runner up performance to Royal Symphony over this course in the spring reads well and at big each way odds is one you need to include in quaddies and trifectas.
Look for Sully to be running on late. The son of Reliable Man was running very well fresh over the shorter trips last prep before stepping up to be competitive in G1 company behind Ace High in the Spring Champion and Victoria Derby.
Race 8 (Black Caviar Lightning Stakes)
The money printing machine Redzel looks set to continue his dominance of Australian sprint racing as an odds on favourite in the G1 Lightning Stakes after an impressive trial win in the lead up to his first run back. Going for his 7th straight win there is no reason to tip against him after a fantastic spring campaign that included wins in both The Everest and Darley Classic. He is proven down the straight and has a great record fresh so he should go straight to the front and stay there.
The hardest to beat looks likely to be Hey Doc. Now trained as a sprinter the 4yo gelding looked very impressive at his last start when dropping back from the mile to win the G1 Manikato Stakes over 1200m and now with a proper lead up being trained for these shorter course races we should see a better horse.
If you are looking to throw another runner into quaddies and exotics then Redkirk Warrior is probably the one. He is an enigmatic horse but his last two first up runs in Australia have been breathtaking so you may want to include him while fresh.
Race 9 (York Racecourse handicap)
A fairly open race to end the quaddie but if Manolo Blahniq holds his form from last start he is going to be extremely hard to hold out. After charging home at the end of shorter trips this prep connections stepped him up to 1400m last start and he couldn't have been any more impressive when he sat off them before drawing clear for a big win in the straight in near track record time. He had form around the good 2yo and 3yo horses when younger like Flying Artie, Hey Doc and Inference so if the penny has finally dropped for him over this longer trip now he could go on to be a very nice horse.
Third up now Zebrinz should be getting close to a win. His two runs this time in have been fair without being anything special but he hasn't had a lot go his way. First up he closed off nicely from the back, then last start he just never got into the race and the 59.5kg didn't help but with the extra added fitness today and dropping 7kg to just 52.5kg after the claim he should be able to finish off better on the bigger Fleming track.
Next best you have to throw in Chamois Road for exotics. Even though he is finding it hard to win lately he is racing very genuinely and finishing just behind the winner so has to be included.
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