Wrap up from EF

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Not a hell of a lot to report from the weekend. It was a good days racing at Eagle Farm though and Flemington as usual was also very good. Let’s hope the new EF track (when it does get ripped up) can play like Flemington.


Race 1:

SECRET HARMONY deserved the win here but the ride of McMahon was the difference. He got to the front, pulled on the handbrake and everyone let him get away with murder in front. If you were on any of the back markers don’t sack them just yet.


Race 2:

Maiden race, keep me out.


Race 3:

D.Browne could ride a rocking horse to victory at the moment. We did have CARMINE KING on top but Browne parked it behind the speed, pulled out on straightening and the race was over. He is worth a length on any horse at present. AVALADYLUCK can be hard to catch and hung out all race. She should go close again soon, but you don’t want her doing that again.


Race 4:

Well it looked like ‘The Punt’ had pulled the right rein with VIKING HEART and MICKEN 1,2 but the protests 2nd vs 1st and 4th vs 1st completely changed results. If you were on VIKING HEART you were over the moon and hopefully got the $7 early price. In the end I think we were pretty lucky as BIG WHEELS should have kicked their heads in here. He was extremely unlucky and should have won by panels!


Race 5:Horse shoe

Not sure if TAX EVADER felt the back-up a little bit or if LOADED may just be very handy? Or possibly both. Those two and CASH’N’STYLE cleared out from the rest and hard to see too many behind having an impact in the near future.


Race 6:

It’s easy for me to sit here and say a jockey rode an ordinary race as it’s a bloody tough gig they have! But I feel Rawiller simply sat too far forward on a pretty good tempo (for an ordinary staying race) and was caught out late. The three placegetters were ridden stone cold and swooped on the tiring horses who pushed forward early. TURNER BAYOU will win more staying races in the future and a few country cups in Victoria may be more than suitable. The Lavazza 2800m on Melbourne Cup day would be a great race for him.


Race 7:

Again the Browne ride was probably the difference here but hard to take much out of this with less than one length between the first five over the line. They also ran slower that Carmine King earlier in the day and the track had been upgraded since then…


Race 8:

Another blanket finish and hard to know what to make of this form? Thinking they may not be a great bunch. Don’t get me wrong I wouldn’t mind owning a few of them but most are extremely hard to find and they take it in turns now the topline horses are spelling after the carnival.


Unlucky run of the day: BIG WHEELS.


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