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This Victoria Derby Day Guy Walter’s proven Group 1 performer Streama will be out for a third elite level title to add to her impressive record in the Myer Classic 2012, but can the punters’ pick come good on race day?
Due to jump at 3:45pm (AEST) as Flemington Race 7 the last of the four Derby Day Group 1’s is the $500,000 Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) which has drawn a final field of 13 quality mares.
Streama in gate nine with Hugh Bowman to ride is one of five previous Group 1 winners in the mix, the Stratum four-year-old having won the Flight Stakes and Australian Oaks in Sydney as a three-year-old, and is also the Myer Classic betting favourite at a quote of $3 through bookmaker.com.au.
She is also the only last-start winner in this year’s Myer Classic having defeated a similar field on Caulfield Cup Day in the Group 2 Tristarc Stakes (1400m), but can she make it back-to-back Melbourne wins this weekend?
#1 Streama – Horse Form
- Jockey: Hugh Bowman
- Trainer: Guy Walter
- Owners: Mr G R J Coghlan, Mrs P R Coghlan, Ms S L Coghlan
- Age: 4YO
- Gender: Mare
- Breeding: by Stratum (AUS) out of Sovereign Red (NZ) mare Pensiamo (AUS)
- Career: 16-7-4-2
- Win: 43.75%
- Place: 81.25%
- Last 6: 21×361
- Prize Money: $1,276,750
- Track: 0-0-0-0
- Distance: 1-1-0-0
- Current 2012 Myer Classic Odds: $3
Yes – Streama Will Be the Myer Classic 2012 Winner
- Deserved favourite still at a backable price
- Is already a dual Group 1 winner that has amassed over $1.2 million in prize money so has plenty of class
- Easily accounted for fellow Myer rivals #6 Pear Tart ($8) and #4 Red Tracer ($9) when winning the Tristarc Stakes last start from barrier 13 of 13
- Comes into gate nine which they should be able to run okay from
- Regular rider and ace jockey Hugh Bowman stays on
- Has won one from one over the distance
- Is the only last start winner in the race
- Second best Win Rate of the field (43.75%)
No – Streama Won’t Win the 2012 Myer Classic
- Has never raced at Flemington Racecourse before
- Only two horses in history have won the Tristarc Stakes – Myer Classic double of the 17 that have tried since the latter first ran in 1988
- Roughies, not favourites, have won the past two Myer Classics
- Only 9 favourites have won over the years
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