Flemington review

Race 1: First Response Pharmacy (1000m) 1st Shakespearan Lass – Rhys McLeod 2nd Tykiato – Damian Lane 3rd Miss Gidget – Jackie Beriman Miss Gidget showed a heap of pace from gate one and led close to the fence while Shakespearean Lass andPetite’s Reward stayed a few off. Wider out Kalabek and she was being tracked by PeritusTykiatoenjoyed good cover around Down The Hatch. Miss Gidget was giving a big sight down to the 300m where she was shaken up as Shakespearean Lass started to reel her in. Petite’s Reward was the first beaten while Tykiato started to warm to the task. Down The Hatch only battled and wide out Peritus was making some ground. Shakespearean Lass got the better of Miss Gidget with about 100m to go and edged clear. Tykiato eventually got up for second while Lahqa hit the line strongly late just ahead of Peritus. Follow: there’s improvement in Lahqa and he might improve. Race 2: Lola And Trish’s Handicap (1400m) 1st A Lotta Love – Mark Zahra 2nd Mihany – Ben Melham 3rd Not A Happy Camper – Damian Lane Not a lot of early press and Mihany held the lead from Divine Mr Artie on the fence and Not A Happy CamperAbohar took a while to settle in behind those and A Lotta Love raced in the clear. Mihany was left alone in the lead to the turn with Not A Happy Camper sitting over a length away. Behind them Abohar was over racing and A Lotta Love slipped up ahead of him. Divine Mr Artie got a rails run and took the lead momentarily from Mihany, who hadn’t been called on. Not A Happy Camper and A Lotta Love made a line of four and she sprinted the best of the quartet. Mihany started to kick back but A Lotta Love broke clear and proved a bit too good. Not A Happy Camper stuck on but had her chance and Divine Mr Artie was a bit disappointing. Nothing really made any impact from the second half of the field andMr Pago was the best of them running on late. Follow: stick with A Lotta Love Race 3: Lanec Handicap (1200m) 1st Tyrannize – Ben Melham 2nd Antelucan – Patrick Moloney 3rd Niccoco – James Winks Gold Busker wanted to race quite hard but had the lead with Badajoz outside him. Antelucan pressed on further out with Tyrannize not far away. Heza Jolly Swagman was under pressure on the inside a long way out and Downhearted had some good cover in behind the leaders. Antelucan ran to the lead midrace over Gold Busker and Badajoz between them looked to be about to come off the bit. Tyrannize just sat on their outside. Downhearted was a couple of lengths away and a bit flat footed while Niccoco started to make some ground from the back. Tyrannize joined Antelucan about 200m out and when he was let go he put the race away in a very impressive performance. Antelucan’s effort was still quite solid as she set the pace, Niccoco was only getting going at the finish and Badajoz had every chance. They really spaced the others headed by Downhearted. Follow: Niccoco looks ready for a bit further, Antelucan back to fillies grade. Race 4: Building Engineering Trophy (1400m) 1st Precious Gem – Chris Symons 2nd Burning Front – Jake Bayliss 3rd Siegestor – Jye McNeil Gracious Prospect broke well from the inside but didn’t want the lead and Burning Front took it up. Dan Zephyr tried to make him work a bit but Burning Front ran clear. Star Rolling landed in fourth ahead ofRed Bomber getting up inside Chile Express. A good gap to Precious Gem and Honorius while Siegestor saw them all. Dan Zephyr tried to serve it up to Burning Front coming around the turn but he was the one under pressure to do so. Star Rolling was also being pushed along while Gracious Prospect had to wait. Precious Gem pushed Chile Express out of the way to get off Star Rolling’s back and run on while Siegestor started his run down the outside. Burning Front got away from Dan Zephyr by the 200m, Gracious Prospect was flat, and Precious Gem was the one hitting the line hard. Burning Front was left a sitting shot and was no match for Precious Gem over the last bit. Siegestor kept his run going into a place. Gracious Prospect disappointed and Red Bomber did get to the line nicely in the last 100m or so after being held up at a vital stage. Follow: Red Bomber was second-up and is ready to show something. Race 5: Western Health Cup (2000m) 1st Longeron – Patrick Moloney 2nd Straight Jacket – Jye McNeil 3rd Second Bullet – James Winks Longeron and Straight Jacket had a mini battle for the lead before Longeron ran clear. Black Jag opted not to sit behind them and moved up into second as that trio established a break to Second BulletOur Voodoo Prince was right on his back while Nisos and Slade De Cerisy settled at the back. Longeron looked to be pulling a bit as he had them stretched out and Black Jag sat a bit over a length away. The field started to compress nearing the home turn and Second Bullet caught the leading trio with Our Voodoo Prince still following him. Black Jag was the first under pressure into the straight and Longeron slipped away from him. Straight Jacket was on the leader’s back and Second Bullet pulled to the outside. Our Voodoo Prince went amiss early in the straight and was eased out of the race. He had to be put down as a result of the injury sustained. Depsite overdoing it in front Longeron snuck away about the 300m and that break was enough to see him home. Straight Jacket did take a couple of lengths off him late but was never a serious danger and Second Bullet just whacked away into a place. Follow: none. Race 6: Plenary Group Handicap (2000m) 1st Crimson Cape – Mark Zahra 2nd Flying Light – Damian Lane 3rd Hipster Girl – Ben Melham Trendsetter held the fence and the lead early but there was quite a bunch. Crimson Cape came across to head him and Seul Spirit also slid forward. McNultyFlying Light and Aurum Spirit were in that group.Bajour settled three back on the fence inside Solas and Hipster Girl three wide with cover. Once they settled down Crimson Cape had Flying Light on his outside while Seul Spirit over raced around Trendsetter. They packed right up on the turn with Tucano making a move very wide flushing out Aurum Spirit and Hipster Girl. Zenithal was on the back of that move but the leaders were still going okay. Crimson Cape had a kick past the 400m and Flying Light went with him. Seul Spirit was still there but under riding and Aurum Spirit loomed. Bajour went back to the fence and Trendsetter just battled. Tucano’s run was short lived. Crimson Cape held just over half a length over Flying Light over the last furlong and held him off. Hipster Girl kept coming into a place while Trendsetter and Bajour stuck on fairly. I’m A Tiger made a bit of late ground ahead of Tucano. Most had their chance here. Follow: none. Race 7: AVHPA Trophy (1600m) 1st Tashbeeh – Dylan Dunn 2nd Sadaqa – Damian Lane 3rd Orion – Jake Bayliss The New Boy and King’s Dance took up their usual roles on the speed ahead of Oltre Finito aroundTurnitaroundTashbeeh found a perfect spot next. Kingdom Of Dreams settled midfield with Clemo andSadaqa trying to hold the back of Tashbeeh. The New Boy had them running along at the 800m a couple clear of King’s Dance. Oltre Finito eased three deep and Tashbeeh followed that move forward while Turnitaround was happy to wait. Sadaqa was on Tashbeeh’s back and he was being tracked by Orion around the turn and Clemo ran up between horses. Tashbeeh was presented with his run from the 400m and he hit the lead near the 200m as The New Boy and King’s Dance hit the wall. Sadaqa was still following and looked to be a bit of a threat. Tashbeeh didn’t look in any real danger in the run to the post and had half a length to spare. Sadaqa had every chance while Orion worked home okay into a place. Turnitaround eventually got through to edge The New Boy out of fourth but they were a fair way off the winner. Deserved win for Tashbeeh and it really did look his race. Follow: Orion might be ready to win one soon. Race 8: Western Health Foundation Handicap (1200m) 1st Durendal – Damian Lane 2nd Sarajevo – Patrick Moloney 3rd Zupacharged – Harry Coffey Hard Stride was best to begin and stayed about the centre of the track in the lead from Sistine Demonon his inside and Nicoscene handy. Boomwaa initially pressed forward with British General and Churchill Dancer but ended up going back while Pago Rock and Durendal enjoyed some cover. Sarajevo found himself bailed up behind a wall. Hard Stride still had the lead at the 300m but they were lining up to chase him down. Nicoscene was the first after him but couldn’t match him, Pago Rock got up on the inside as Sistine Demon struggled, Churchill Dancer was down the outside and Durendal started to pick up after being a bit flat footed. Once he did get going Durendal sprinted sharply and put the race away. Sarajevo took an age to get moving as well but hit the line nicely while there were plenty running on from the back and Zupacharged nailed Churchill Dancer for third. Berlutti and Boomwaa weren’t too far away and it was a couple of lengths to the rest of the field. Nice win from an in-form sprinter. Follow: happy to stick with Durendal. Race 9: Metricon Trophy (1700m) 1st Felicienne – Harry Coffey 2nd Sabor A Triunfo – Mark Zahra 3rd Yellen – Craig Newitt Yellen sprung out from a wide gate and crossed them to lead. Mamwaazel followed her across while Sariand Inishowen settled next. Nippinski made an early move after being trapped wide and ran up into second. Felicienne settled well just ahead of midfield with Quicksilver Lass and Sabor A Triunfofollowing. Yellen perhaps didn’t settle as well as she could have but Nippinski was struggling to stay with her a long way from home and Mamwaazel came between them on the turn as Sari went towards the centre of the track. Felicienne and To Be Honest were on her outside looming up too while Inishowen stayed against the fence. Yellen was swallowed up by Felicienne passing the 200m with Inishowen trying to go with them on the inside. Sabor A Triunfo worked into the clear and she started to charge late while Ring Da Belle and Sea Spray were making late ground as they usually do. Felicienne established a break and was too strong for an eye-catching Sabor A Triunfo while there was a queue for third with Yellen just holding Ring Da Belle while To Be Honest finished close up with Sea Spray and Inishowen. Follow: Sabor A Triunfo was excellent first-up for the new stable. Specials from the meeting: Lahqa, Red Bomber, Niccono, Sabor A Triunfo.