Group 1 Lexus Newmarket Handicap (1200m) $1,250,000
Race 6 Flemington, 3:15pm Saturday
It’s a bit of a funny map. Most of the speed is inside. Lord Of The Sky should lead, with Thornum and Booker racing handy.
#4 Rich Charm (Udyta Clarke / Patrick Moloney
Barrier 5, 52.5kg
Has a terrific record down the straight. Was unlucky resuming, goes well second up, this looks like a target race.
#5 Rock Magic (Chris Gangemi / Damian Lane)
Barrier 6, 52.5kg
Ran okay in the Lightning and has been thereabouts in most Victorian runs, but does find it hard to win.
This is a really wide open race. I don’t have much between Redkirk Warrior, Brave Smash, Merchant Navy, Rich Charm and Booker.
Thronum looks well overs for mine.