Past the Post: Flemington and Morphettville Parks Blackbookers

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    Octabello at Flemington in Race 1 looks a good shout. (AAP Image/Julian Smith)

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    It was a blast out for punters at Flemington on Saturday, with a couple of rank outsiders winning. The Parks track played well also, and there were some dominant efforts. Here are the Blackbookers.


    Indian Thunder – Pulled up with a slow recovery and a degree of mucus. Too bad to be true on face value and there were reasons why.

    Mulinello – Pulled up badly lame so that’s why she dropped out as badly as she did. Back to midweek grade and she can fire.

    Chateau Griffo – She will be the best horse to come out of this race. Just left completely flat footed when Madeenaty was let down but I loved her final 100 metres. Robbie Griffiths has a good one here.

    Red Alto – You could have easily made a case for him and the win didn’t surprise me. He’s a talented horse when right and he can measure up for sure.

    Nikitas – Put the pen through the run. He is a horse who is at his best when getting cover, and he had none of it here. Total forgive.

    Rebellious Lord – A fabulous effort in defeat. Did a mountain of work to drag the field up to the leaders, hit the front and was ambushed late by a horse with the more economical sit. He’s a beauty. Dollar For Dollar was also very good.

    Revolving Door – Irregular heart rhythm post race. There is your excuse if you backed him.

    Killarney Kid – No excuses for mine, other than maybe B Rawiller wasn’t steering. Outside that, it was pretty plain from the well-backed commodity.

    Bondi Beach – You can put the pen through him as a Cups horse. That was awful for a highly talented horse with world class form.

    Mihany – Pestered a bit by Show A Star, but still a flop for mine. Gave him a good push here but he was disappointing. One look is enough.

    Amralah – If he wants to be a Cups horse, he’d want to improve big time on this. It was an awful fresh run.

    Morphettville Parks

    Wallace Street – Not sure he beat much, but this was a smart debut win. Did everything right on speed, kicked hard and dashed when asked for the big effort. Interesting to see where he goes.

    Gold Denari – Forgive a horse for one bad run, and this mare fits the bill. No luck in running, wide throughout and was the first horse beat. Don’t drop off.

    Sudden Wealth – This mare is low flying at the moment. Had no right to finish as close as she did, given the tempo. Another win is near for her.

    Arkham Knight – This four-year-old has really turned the corner this prep and is comfortably a blacktype horse over there. Had this race won a long way out, aided by a peach from Gatt. Spring Stakes in a fortnight looks perfect. Counter Spin was very good also.

    Brown Ben – He’s back. Big time. This was an explosive win off a very sharp trial effort and looks to be back to the form that saw him competitive at Flemington a couple of preps back.

    Enzo The Barber – A total forgive run. No luck at all in the straight but once balanced up, he was good to the line and through it. Give him another look.

    Artie Fred – He’s a hard horse to catch and you need fat pockets to continually follow him. May have found a strong race, but still a flop.

    Moss ‘N’ Dale – Most declared him a moral, but as I said in the preview, I was worried the run start prior on a firm track may have taken the stuffing out of him and so it proved. Might be looking for the paddock.

    Husson Eagle – Had Patrick Payne had his time over again, he would have scratched this horse. He just doesn’t go on wet tracks so I was surprised that he was crunched in betting.

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