Put These Horses In Your Blackbook - Who To Follow From Saturday, August 10
Justin Darcy is keen to follow three horses from Saturdays program at Flemington.
The Inevitable (left) win narrowly over race favourite Assertive Approach.
Horses For The Blackbook: Flemington, August 10
We saw some potential spring stars return to the track for first up assignments on the weekend, ad a certain few caught my eye with flashing runs and tough wins.
Lets take a look at who I have selected for my blackbook.
Blackbook: Vegas Knight - Flemington Race 2
He settled out the back of the big field and rattled home down the outside to grab third.
The leaders ran at a steady tempo early which did not suit the backmarkers, causing Vegas Knight to over-race and put his head up in the run.
Coming to the turn, the field fanned and Vegas Knight had to peel to the extreme outside to find some clear air and build momentum, as eventual winner Heirborn had started to make his move.
With 100m left to run he was still four to five lengths off the leader before showing unbelievable acceleration to just miss out by a head.
His turn of foot when finding clear air is exciting and is sure to be an asset that not many three-year-olds possess.
Vegas Knight will be targeted for the 1600m Caulfield Guineas.
Likely Target: Caulfield Guineas
Blackbook: The Inevitable - Flemington Race 6
The Tasmanian looks destined to be a spring contender after an upset win down the straight, beating hot favourite Assertive Approach.
The Inevitable stalked the leader the whole race, sitting pretty until the 200m mark, where jockey Michael Poy peeled off of their backs to come over the top in the fastest last 200m of the day (that was recorded) – 11.72s.
He has previously won a C.S. Hayes Stakes (1400m) at Flemington and will make his presence felt up in Sydney later in the spring, hoping to feature in the Silver (1300m) and Golden Eagle (1500m).
Likely Target: Golden Eagle
Blackbook: My Pendant - Flemington Race 7
She really impressed me in winning considering she did not take to the wet track all that well and being only second up for the prep.
Danny O’Briens mare was expected to win, settling back in the field to hit the line hard under the urgings of Damien Oliver.
The step up to 1400m looked suitable, while a third up run at this trip looks ideal for the four-year-old mare. She will most likely run in three weeks at Caulfield in a 1400m mares handicap which she will be hard to toss.
Likely Target: Mares Handicap