Why waste your own money on Emirates Day?
With the following two MASSIVE Group 1 races on the card, make sure you are ready to roll with the bookies money.
Flemington Race 7 – Emirates Stakes
The United States will go into this as favourite, and he looks ready to peak now so rightly so. The big danger is the international raider Vadamos (and our pick to take this out at $4.00/$1.75). His run in the Cox Plate was enormous, and he should find this race a little better suited. Word is that his work has been super and he is ready to fly. Awesome Rock and the bottom weights (Good Standing & Seaburge) could definitely surprise if things go their way.
Flemington Race 8 – Darley Classic
WOW what a sprint, and reality is almost any one of these could win on their day. The Quarterback absolutely loves the straight and distance so he must be included a big chance. Lankan Rupee drops back to set weights and second up will improve. Similar to the Quarterback, he loves this trip and track, and let’s be honest at his best he just wins this. But is he at his best?
Malaguerra has to be the most underated horse in racing. He comes out at a price every race and then runs a ripper. Has one 3 of 5 down the straight and 6 of 10 at 1200m. Second up will strip fitter and he is a massive show to take this one out. Fell Swoop has done zero wrong this prep and with a fraction more distance he wins the Manikato. First run at Flemington is the one query but if he handles it watch out late. Our Boy Malachi may have found a new wind after motoring over them to dominate last start. Same as Fell Swoop, he is untried here but still can’t be left out.
Throw in any number of the others for a real chance, but sticking my neck out I will say Malaguerra at $8.00/$2.60 is the best each-way bet, followed closely by The Quarterback ($6.50/$2.30) and Lankan Rupee ($6.50/$2.30). However, this race may be best having a sneaky play at a boxed trifecta.