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Flemington Super Saturday

March 14th, 2015 1 comment

A huge crowd are here but all they want to do is eat and drink. There are heaps of Victorian wineries and eateries offering samples. You can buy a tasting glass for $20 and spend the whole day boozing on the grazing trail.  Such a shame that I’m only here for the horses! And when The Roulettes flew over I wondered what on earth is that about. Apparently it’s for the Grand Prix. I live a cocooned existence and didn’t even know that cars were racing on Super Saturday!

The Melbourne Cup horses have been spruiked in the press but you’d have to think that they are both lays. The distance is far too short for Red Cadeaux and Protectionist wasn’t at all settled two weeks ago at Caulfield. Red Cadeaux seems to be out of season with a clipped coat, but I love this horse. What a relentless stayer! Pings from the barrier and just keeps on going. He has to be Persian Punch reincarnated. Protectionist as predicted was simply too unsettled. I left the feature races alone. The three-year-old colt Brazen Beau was very relaxed in his stall. In fact so relaxed his old feller was hanging out! He won like a good horse.

In the end, four bets for three places. My best was Marianne, second in the mares at $3.70 and my worst was Samartested, a disappointing seventh in the three-year-old fillies. But nice to win on a big day.



One Response to “ Flemington Super Saturday ”

  1. Laurie says:

    Very Brazen Beau LOL

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