Weekend Racing Preview

Flemington, Lightning Stakes (MR6) – Several big names feature in Saturday’s Group 1 Lightning Stakes at Flemington. Will Black Caviar be tested by Hay List? Or will the wonder Mare charge on for nineteen straight wins. Hay List is first up after an eight month spell and trainer John McNair will have him fresh and raring to go ahead of Saturday’s race. The other big name in the race, Foxwedge is also first up after running second in last year’s Coolmore Stakes and will pose a strong threat carrying the lowest weight in the field with 55.5kg, while Temple of Boom, Secret Flyer and Lone Rock are all capable of running a place.
Selections: Black Caviar, Hay List, Temple of Boom, Lone Rock 

Flemington, C.S. Hayes Stakes (MR5) – Simple equation, if Helmet is ready he wins. Barring for his unplaced effort in the Cox Plate the latter part of his last campaign was superb. Hardest to beat is That’s The One, impressive 1st up 2nd to quality filly Mosheen a fortnight ago. Decircles and Taxi Driver appear the best of the rest.
Selections: Helmet, That’s The One, Decircles, Taxi Driver 

Warwick Farm, Breeders Classic (SR5) – Great race with chances galore! Favourite Beaded never runs a bad race and from barrier 5 shapes as the one to beat. Red Tracer flies fresh and is a superior soft tracker. Qld mare Paprika can improve with any luck from a trick barrier whilst Steps In Time’s racing pattern will again assist her feature in the finish.
Selections: Paprika, Balmont, Beaded, Lady’s Angel 

Warwick Farm, Royal Sovereign Stakes (SR6)Manawanui looks the goods here! Inside alley, set weights, won at the track and distance, excels on soft ground. Moment of Change is the great unknown and looked impressive beating questionable opposition at his only two times to the races. If either or both of these geldings aren’t ready then what wins? Notwithstanding a stable change Salade did enough in his 1st preparation to be considered and along with Hot Snitzel, Free Wheeling and Ambidexter are worthy of inclusion in all exotics.
Selections: Manawanui, Salade, Free Wheeling, Moment of Change 

Warwick Farm, Light Fingers Stakes (SR7) – Betting suggests this is a race for two! Karuta Queen and Streama. Whilst Karuta Queen can be forgiven for missing the place after what happened at the start in last week’s Rubiton a clud still remains over her at a fast run 1200 metres. On the other hand Streama proved herself to be right up there with the very best fillies in the land winning the Flight Stakes in the spring by panels. On her day Hallowell Belle has the ability to test the top two. Pane in The Glass and Emmalene will be charging late.
Selections: Streama, Hallowell Belle, Karuta Queen, Emmalene

Don’t forget there is also a $159,680 jackpot for the QUADRELLA in Races 5, 6, 7 & 8 in Brisbane, definitely worth a crack!