It’s the running of the Group 2 Blamey Stakes at Flemington this weekend, with a small field full of class and ability to contest for the crown.
Flemington, Race 5
Group 2 Blamey Stakes (1600m)
Speed Map/Track Conditions
Conditions will be interesting – it’s set to be over thirty degrees with a strong north wind, so riders might want to duck in and get cover.
Hellova Street should lead, and Rawiller will have to make the decision to go forward or back on Tosen Stardom. Odeon may well go forward too, while Humidor looks set to tuck in behind on the rail.
#1 Tosen Stardm (Darren Weir / Brad Rawiller)
Barrier 1, 59kg
Third up stepping to 1600m. Worked home nicely at Caulfield and looks ready to run to its best.
#2 Humidor (Darren Weir / Mark Zahra)
#3 Hellova Street (Scott Brunton / Jason Maskiell)
Barrier 3, 58kg
Should lead easily and is racing at its peak. Has a solid record at 1600m, but just doesn’t have the class of top two here.
#4 Odeon (Ellerton & Zahra / Chris Symons)
Barrier 4, 57kg
Ran okay first-up without flattering. Produced peak last prep when third and fourth-up. Can improve off its first run but I think it’ll probably want one more run.
#5 Cool Chap (Hayes & Dabernig / Luke Nolen)
Barrier 5, 55kg
Honest horse but in a different class here.
#6 Radipole (Michael Moroney / Patrick Moloney)
Barrier 6, 55kg
Worked home nicely first-up and does have a pattern where it improves second up. Can run to its best here, but that still leaves it below the top two.
Humidor does have the best figures, but I prefer Tosen Stardom just at the moment. In terms of the market, Radipole looks a bit over the odds.