03 November 2020 04:35
The Melbourne Cup day quaddie is even harder to get than your standard Saturday quad, but we'll be giving it a red-hot crack.Suggested Flemington numbers below... LEG 1 (R7) - THE MELBOURNE CUP has been set for this race since finishing an eye-catching 5th last year, beaten just 0.9L. He's drawn much better this time around and gets the services of Craig Williams. grows another leg in and ran a quicker last 200m than both Verry Elleegant and Anthony Van Dyck in the G1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) last start. has drawn poorly but could be anything and gets in light with only 52.5kg.
will find this much easier than chasing the likes of Arcadia Queen and Russian Camelot. Purple Sector (15) is the fresh horse on the scene, bringing a different formline to most. He was superb winning the Spring Mile by 3L at Randwick last start and gets his preferred dry conditions here. Homesman (1) was aided by an on-pace bias at The Valley last start, but still won well having his first start for over 200 days. He generally goes well second-up (5:2-1-0) and should take up the running again.
Galaxy Raider (12) can bob up at HQ and gets the services of William Pike. SELECTIONS: 1, 8, 12, 15 had no luck at all first-up at The Valley and then was just about a certainty beat at this track/distance. The O'Brien-trained mare finally had some luck last start and won well at Cranbourne. Wild Vixen (2) was good winning at Geelong last start when settling further back than usual. She usually races on-speed and has the gate to do so here. Lyre (3) has become a very costly conveyance for punters but should get her chance here in mares grade. She's drawn nicely and will find this much easier than the G1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) last start. The Closer (13) hasn't had a heap of luck this preparation and wasn't far away in G2 company last start. LEG 4 (R10) Liked here on Derby day but she was scratched from that event in favour of this one. Her second-up record is excellent (4:1-3-0) and she's a real dry-tracker. The Astrologist (17) was a dominant winner at Geelong on resumption and appears to have drawn favourably out in barrier 14. He has straight-course experience and Williams sticks. Saab Hasan's Sirius Suspect (7) is one to throw in the quaddie at big odds. He was poor over 1400m here last start but goes much better down the straight, especially over this distance (4:2-0-1). Yao Dash (15) is an interesting runner down from Sydney. He has trialled nicely ahead of this first-up assignment and was a brilliant winner over this trip on debut. QUADDIE FOR $50 (26.04%)