It's Winter Finals Day at Flemington on Saturday with some key races on the day including the running of nine series finals on the card including the Winter Championship, Tate Rossi, Mahogany Challenge, All Victorian Sprint Series and Rivette Series Final.
The track is currently rated a Soft5 with the rail in the true the entire circuit which would be ideal for racing, so hopefully the predicted rain doesn't impact the surface.
Unfortunately I found this card extremely hard to find an edge given the early prices, so will be approaching this meeting with lower than usual confidence.
Making a horse who has one win from 15 starts the best of the day isn't something usually done but this horse is flying this campaign and is knocking down the door for a win.
His last start effort in a high rating race behind Riot And Rose was very good at Caulfield and the start prior he was game again behind Real Sensation.
Both of those horses would be favourite in this race I feel and think the fact he has 60kgs and the fact he hasn't won in a while is keeping his price much longer than it should be.
This horse is an absolute weapon first up with 6 starts for 5 wins when fresh.
His trials and Jump Outs leading into this have been red hot and he also gets the services of Damien Oliver.
He is the clear class horse in the field and if he can convert his form to the straight course he's the one to beat.
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He's taken a while to mature this guy and is still a work in progress but he’s got some talent and feel in this race that he is way over the odds.
His run at Donald first up was terrific when rattling home in strong sectionals from well back.
Don't think any of these are stars in this race and if he can take natural improvement from his first up run and last prep when behind Light Saber then he is a leading player in this.
Good luck punters!