Horses for the Blackbook - Who should you follow from Feehan Stakes Day?
Which gallopers are worth following from Moonee Valley?
The Inevitable was the star of Feehan Stakes Day
Which Horses Should You Follow From Feehan Stakes Day?
A day of Group Two racing at Moonee Valley saw a number of horses stake their claims for Group glory later in the spring racing carnival.
Homesman and The Inevitable were the standout winners, but they are not the only two gallopers worth following out of the meeting.
Moonee Valley Race 5 - St Edward's Crown
St Edward's Crown was the most eye catching run of the race by far, coming home with the fastest last sectioanals of the day.
Settling out the back, she rattled home and would have probably won with another half furlong to run.
She looks set for a 1400m assignment next start but I would not be surprised to see a step back in grade and staying at the 1200m as she has shown she can be explosive over.
Trainer Shane Fliedner says this is his best horse he has had and she is proving she is one of the better ones with now a black type placing against her name.
I think we may see her in a Thousand Guineas Prelude next start on September 21.
Likely Target: Thousand Guineas Prelude
Moonee Valley Race 6 - The Inevitable
Easy choice? Of course. The right one? You bet.
100 per cent of people who have a blackbook will be noting the win of The Inevitable. He is no bigger than a pony, but he has some serious speed.
Clocking the fastest splits from the 800m to the winning post including a 23.62 last 400m shows the acceleration he can produce when needed.
The Tasmanian jet looks set for a crack at the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes and/or the Golden Eagle after that effort and looks a fierce competitor in whatever race the Brunton stable may swing towards.
If he were to run in a Rupert Clarke, he would be a well-worthy bet in the futures market.
Likely Target: Sir Rupert Clarke or Golden Eagle
Moonee Valley Race 7 - Everyday Lady
I may have had a couple of dollars each way on Everyday Lady purely because of her fourth placing in the Robert Sangster Stakes in May.
She stormed home at the Valley on Saturday with very little luck, racing in tight room, finishing just a length off of Faatinah.
She finished with the fastest last 600m of the entire race meeting as well as the fastest last 400m and 200m of the race. She will be targeting an 1100m - 1200m journey next start where she will be incredibly competitive no matter where she races.
A race such as the How Now Stakes in a fortnight's time looks perfect back in grade and against her own sex as well as the step up to 1200m.
Likely Target: How Now Sakes