Weekend of Quality Racing at Flemington and Rosehill
The coming weekend is a big one for punters who fancy a plunge on high quality Group level races as Flemington and Rosehill between them have an impressive total of 12 races of Group 3 or above, including the Group 1 Australian Cup and Newmarket Handicap at Flemington and the Coolmore Stud Classic at Rosehill.
Just about every distance, ranging from the 1100 metre Group 3 Maurice McCarten Stakes to the 2000 metre Australian Cup will attract quality fields of stayers, middle-distance horses and sprinters.
All ages and genders are also covered and there is an assortment of racing conditions including weight-for-age, quality and open handicap.
Jameeka and Humidor share favouritism in the Australia Cup at $4.20, according to Sportsbet, and Exospheric, Stratum Star and The United States are attracting some backers.
Spieth is the clear choice in the Newmarket at $3.40, but at $5.00, Extreme Choice would not seem to be an extreme proposition by any stretch. Star Turn and Illustrious Lad have been backed to some degree, with Illustrious Lad drawing the number five barrier.
Of the fillies and mares in the Coolmore Stud, Omei Sword seems to be where the money is flowing, as indicated by her $3.60 quote even though she has drawn wide. Her closest competition appears to be Dixie Blossoms at $6.00