Interstate races Saturday

As I get time (if I do) I will hand pick a few races down south that interest me.

Sydney Race 7 DARLEY FLIGHT STAKES

I’m amazed STARTANTES is the $3.70 fav. She’s a bloody handy filly and right in this but didn’t see her coming up fav. Strong sectionals last week but they did go crazy up front and she was entitled to get home. Got no doubt she runs 1600m but how strong is the last 50m. 

The Tea Rose was the main lead up race and there were a few good runs in it. FOUR MOVES AHEAD beat home MALLORY who beat SWIFT WITNESS on protest. All three of those have strong winning chances and of them I would lean to MALLORY. Draws the perfect gate with Bowman on and continues to find the line in her races. Should get every possible chance. FOUR MOVES AHEAD is a multiple G2 winner and has obvious claims.

VON TRAPP looks the horse over the odds to me at $23. She was taken back from the wide gate last start and it wasn’t a race where it was easy to make too much ground. She ran the best L200m of the race and the mile looks ideal. The issue is she draws poorly again and that has put a dent in the confidence.

FLIGHT STAKES SELECTIONS:

8-VON TRAPP $23/$6

2-MALLORY

1-FOUR MOVES AHEAD

5-STARTANTES

****************************************************************************