This Saturday a 13-horse field of classy mares will face off on Victoria Derby Day in Flemington Race 7 – the 2012 Myer Classic– and to give our readers the upper hand below are the insider Races.com.au tips on the weight-for-age classic.
Scheduled to run 45 minutes after the day’s marquee event, the Victoria Derby, the $500,000 Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) is also the fourth Group 1 race on the nine-event Flemington race card.
Leading the latest Myer Classic odds at bookmaker.com.au is Guy Walter’s last-start Tristarc Stakes winner Streama who is one of five individual Group 1 winners in the race.
It’s a relatively wide open Myer Classic betting market too with four other hopefuls at single-figures to win with last year’s Epsom champ Secret Admirer ($7), the winter’s Tattersalls Tiara winner Pear Tart ($8), triple Group 1 victor Yosei ($8.50) and the always honest Chris Waller-trained Red Tracer ($9).
So is the Races.com.au Myer Classic tip to win at single-figures?
Or are we tipping an upset Flemington Race 7 result on Saturday with a longer priced chance such as market mover Oasis Bloom ($10) or even Guy Walter’s Group 2 winner Skyerush ($26) rated special to win?
Earlier in the week we published our exclusive Myer Classic 2012 Form Guide Facts & Betting Stats and based on the info we uncovered there, below are our top four for the race this weekend.
#1 Streama ($3)
- Is the top fancy for a reason but still worth taking at this price
- Second highest win rate of the field (43.75%)
- Only mare coming off a last-start win having taken out the Tristarc Stakes against a similar field
- One start for one win over the mile
- Champion hoop and regular rider Hugh Bowman stays on
- Dual Group 1 winner
#6 Pear Tart ($8)
- Good winning strike rate of 54.55% – the highest of the field
- Group 1 winner of the Tatt’s Tiara during the winter
- Runs well third-up and should be fit this time in
- Second to Streama in the Tristarc was a good run with improvement to come
#10 Oasis Bloom ($10)
- Early market mover with money coming in for them steadily; often worth following the money trail
- Ridden by last year’s winning jockey Damien Oliver from ideal barrier five draw
- In great form having won the Group 2 Stocks Stakes over the mile two back before their second to Star Of Giselle over 1600m on Thousand Guineas Day
- One of only two in this field to win at the track before
- At their pet distance here (2-1-1-0)
Roughie We Like
#7 Raspberries ($26)
- Really nice price for one of Peter Snowden’s two chances here
- Jockey Kerrin McEvoy has won this race before (Forensics, 2008)
- Is a previous Flemington winner and can improve on their luckless 11th in the Tristarc
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