THE BIG FIVE
Flemington R6 N8 Srikandi $3,500 @ $9.00
Flemington R2 N4 Velox $3,000 @ $4.60
Flemington R7 N11 Politeness $2,000 @ $13.00
Flemington R8 N1 Lucia Valentina $2,000 @ $5.00
Flemington R3 N3 Secret Number $2,000 @ $2.70
The inconsistency of the Flemington track over the course of this year’s Flemington carnival has punters playing somewhat cautiously in the lead up to final day.
Betting on the Darley Classic has been a prime example of this with many appearing to be waiting until Saturday to assess weather and track conditions before parting with their cash.
Srikandi has been the best backed since the final field was confirmed.
Ladbrokes opened her at $8.50 before easing her to $10, a price which punters quickly snapped up.
Bring me The Maid is another who has been well supported since the Oaks Day deluge at Flemington firming from $51 in to $41.
Chautauqua, a clear cut favourite off the back of three consecutive wins and a proven group one performer, has been a little easy.
By far the most popular runner in pre-post betting, the Team Hawkes trained gelding has been $1.50 out to $1.60, but there is little doubt they will come for him tomorrow.
The grand old man of sprint racing, Buffering, has also eased a little drifting from $13 to $15.
SRIKANDI – $3,500 @ $9.00
Sydney visitor Rock Sturdy has been well supported at big odds in the Emirates Stakes, firming from $34 into $21.
Politeness’ love for wet tracks has also seen her well supported as she aims for wins on consecutive Saturday’s of the Cup Carnival, firming from $13 into $11.
The ultra consistent former West Australian galloper, Disposition, has also firmed, moving from $10 into $9.
Turn Me Loose has been the big drifter early, easing from $6 to $7.50, while Lucky Hussler, after a disappointing showing on Cox Plate day, has also drifted $7.50 out to $8.
There’s been no love for Arod, who was fancied by some for the Cox Plate, with the international unwanted on a wet track, out from $10 to $11.
POLITENESS $2,000 @ $13.00