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2020 Australian Guineas: Tips And Race Preview

Tips and Race Preview for the 2020 Australian Guineas at Flemington on Saturday land on the Kiwi, Catalyst can turn the tables on his big rival and is at $2.60 to do so.

Pace is interesting. Alligator Blood and Alabama Express look like landing on speed and sorting out the lead between them.

CATALYST (4) was repelled in a brilliant duel with ALLIGATOR BLOOD (1) in the Hayes but suspicion is that he has more to come out to the mile now and he is fancied to turn the tables. Both are capable of running top line ratings and despite the lack of obvious early speed it looks sure to turn into a high-class edition of the race.

The task facing CHENIER (7) at just his fourth start is steep, given that, but he did run really well behind that pair first up and the mile looks like a plus for him.

ALABAMA EXPRESS (3) beat the older horses in the Orr and commands respect. Think he could use his pace to take up the running over the mile. SUPERSTORM (6) has a trickier map but he certainly adds something to the race coming across from WA off a soft win last time. Talented.


1st – 4 Catalyst

2nd – 1 Alligator Blood

3rd – 7 Chenier

4th – 3 Alabama Express

2020 Blamey Stakes: Tips And Race Preview

Taking one to go back to back in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2020 Blamey Stakes. Fifty Stars finds the right race again and he is at $3.80.

No obvious speed engaged at all so this could get very tactical. FIFTY STARS (2) ran really well first up and the Flemington mile is the ideal track and trip for him. Terrific when placed in the Cantala here in the spring and showed some tactical pace when good in the Mackinnon on the back of that. Could be the one to take it up but it's a guessing game.

NIGHT'S WATCH (7) has the blinkers on and has Oliver to do the steering. Should improve sharply. RINGERDINGDING (5) has a terrific turn of foot if this turns into a sit and sprint. SO SI BON (4) and GUIZOT (8) are well exposed but both can race handy and wouldn't shock.


1st – 2 Fifty Stars

2nd – 7 Night's Watch

3rd – 5 Ringerdingding

4th – 4 So Si Bon

2020 Shaftesbury Avenue Handicap: Tips And Race Preview

Hoping one is much better suited in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2020 Shaftesbury Avenue Handicap, Age Of Chivalry finds a better race for him and he is at $3.50.

Yulong January rolls on with Morvada and Age Of Chivalry can be right there getting back to 1400m. AGE OF CHIVALRY (1) was well held first up but that was in a fast 1100m. Much better served up to 1400m now where he can get up on speed and travel. Strong winner over the 1400m second up last prep and his best spring form makes him the one to beat.

YULONG JANUARY (4) and MORVADA (7) ran 1-2 in the Dillon and have to think that both run well again on the back of that. Things are no tougher here.

ROCK (3) has to concede them race fitness but has the talent and must be wary. Betting can tell us more about whether he is ready to rumble off the break. BLAZEJOWSKI (6) didn't get the best of runs last time. He could improve.


1st – 1 Age Of Chivalry

2nd – 4 Yulong January

3rd – 7 Morvada

4th – 3 Rock

2020 Frances Tressady Stakes: Tips And Race Preview

Taking an in form mare in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2020 Frances Tressady Stakes, Sylvia's Mother could be targeted but is going well and is at $2.40.

Cazabillie looks like rolling on and taking up the running. SYLVIA'S MOTHER (2) should get a soft run here from barrier one. Going to need room at the right time, and she may well have a target on her back being the clear horse to beat, but she's surely hard to hold out.

FIDELIA (6) has 3.5 lengths to make up on her from the fresh run but has the talent to do so. She needs things to fall her way but Flemington 1400m is ideal for her. PARMIE (4) worked too hard last time and blew out late. Should get a softer run this time and appeals taking on the older horses.

THE CLOSER (7) has found winning form and while this is tougher she rates among the key hopes. BENITOITE (3) can be fitter second up but does have to improve sharply.


1st – 2 Sylvia's Mother

2nd – 6 Fidelia

3rd – 4 Parmie

4th – 7 The Closer

Australian Guineas programme at Flemington on Saturday, picture ThoroughbredNEWS