Super Saturday certainly lived up to the hype last weekend, but there’s no letting up this Saturday with another cracking day of feature races. There’s an incredible $5million dollars up in the All Star Mile at Moonee Valley while at Rosehill Gardens it’s the last throw at the stumps for entry to the Golden Slipper.
ALL STAR MILE
Here at TRL we believe in fairytales, it’s such a big part of the racing industry. The Harrovian is one such fairytale, bought for only $20,000 by a Cairns publican, he goes around in Saturday’s $5million All Star Mile (Race 8) at Moonee Valley for Qld Rogues trainers Trent and Toby Edmonds.
The Harrovian is only an outside chance in the elite field but the owners dare to dream. He started his career in bush, at one stage winning 11 races in succession and racing his way into Queensland folklore. For the record, we’ll be wishing The Harrovian all the best, but backing Probabeel who is unbeaten over a mile on good track, including 3 Group 1 wins.
Give a cheer: The Harrovian
The Coolmore Classic (Race 7) is one of the great races, where the emerging three-year-old fillies take on the established mares at Rosehill Gardens. Forbidden Love is trained by the NSW Tycoons duo of Michael and Richard Freedman, who’s stable is currently on fire.
Forbidden Love is an exciting filly, she blew them away last start in the Surround with a blistering turn of foot. From barrier 3, she should get a sweet run again just behind the pace and be able to explode.
WIN: Forbidden Love
It’s the final throw at the stumps for all comers to make the final field for Golden Slipper. NSW Tycoons owners will be hoping that Shaquero will make amends for a disappointing last start effort, when he steps out in the Pago Pago (Race 3).
Shaquero was only ordinary last start but that was on a soft track in the Skyline. The Tycoons are lucky enough to have picked up the Magic Millions star’s half sister (Hellbent/Fimatino) at the January sale. We might be bias, but we are sticking with Shaquero providing the track is not rain affected.
BET: Shaquero E/W
GOLD COAST SPARKLES WITH QTIS
No racing in Brisbane this weekend, with all Queensland Rogues eyes on the Gold Coast with the running of the $500,000 Qtis Jewel for two-year-olds (Race 6). Staggering prizemoney and there’s a short priced favourite in Sweet Dolly who dominates the market.
If there is an upset Qld Rogues trainer Chris Anderson could provide it with Gemelon Bolt. He’s coming off an impressive yet soft win at the Sunshine Coast and looks like a nice horse in the making.
BET: Gemelon Bolt E/W
GOLLAN’S GOOD THING
Qld Rogue’s trainer Tony Gollan has the “good thing” of the day in my opinion and in the form of Miami Fleiss in the $500,000 Qtis Jewel (Race 8). Miami Fleiss has looked like a superstar winning her only two starts in classy fashion. She’s drawn awkwardly in barrier 10, but should push forward and be handy enough to the lead.
The only question mark is a soft track.
BET. Miami Fleiss WIN
MILLER MAGIC AT ASCOT
WA Black Hearts owners will be hoping their trainer Simon Miller can work some of his magic with Brave Angel in the Natasha Stakes (Race 5) at Ascot. The top weight Solaia is all the rage, but Miller had Brave Angel hitting the line strongly when winning the listed Guineas last start.
The filly is being stretched out to 2200m, a rise of 400m from her last win, but we reckon she’ll run the distance.
BET: Brave Angel WIN
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