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Flemington Anzac Day

April 25th, 2016 0 comments

My eye was taken by a striking filly in the first race, Miss Vista. An Apache Cat clone, but even more so with a touch of albinism and a walleye. There is a buzz about this horse since she won her maiden in good style. The filly ran up to her good looks and after only two starts is now regarded as something of a cult horse. The trouble with being a cult horse is that it will always run under the odds, carrying  the weight of popular money.

But the best-looking horse I saw on the day was the Freedmans’ Cool Chap, who had that indefinable “presence” and looked like he owned the mounting yard. He won the time-honoured St Leger in a most convincing fashion.


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