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Flemington Race 6: Darley Classic 1200m

06/11/2015: Selecting Chautauqua is a no brainer as he is quite a horse but with the pace of the race a worry and two strong Group 1 horses ahead of him in Buffering and Srikandi, both who don't mind a damp track, I am nervous. I would have preferred him drawing out wide but then again if the rail is hot perhaps he is in the best spot. Buffering is a bulldog and he will give everything he has and Srikandi is no slouch so slotting them as B and C selections is an obvious path to take. If Lumosty starts (I assume she was scratched on Thursday due to adverse track conditions) slot her into the fourth position.

Flemington Race 6. Track Condition: SOFT (5). Weather: FINE. RaceTime: AEDT 15:40, 07/11/2015

RACEMAPDarley Classic 1200m
Front Runners (7) Buffering.
On Pacers (2) Srikandi, (5) Tiger Tees, (6) Flamberge.
Mid Fielders (4) Chautauqua.
Get Back (1) Terravista, (8) Boban, (9) Delectation, (10) Lumosty.
PACE COMMENTS The old warhorse Buffering leads and will serve it up to this field. It's possible Flamberge will go for the lead and perhaps Tiger Tees but realistically who wants to take Buffering on early in a race? With Srikandi just resting off the pace I must admit I don't see the pace as being all that strong which concerns me re Chautauqua. He is a dead set freak but I am concerned at the short odds.
CHANCESDarley Classic 1200mOrderMargin
Chautauqua PLUS: A freak finisher. A 0
  MINUS: Pace of the race and the barrier.    
Buffering PLUS: A bulldog who handles all conditions, tracks, whatever is served up can never be dismissed. B 1
  MINUS: Nil    
Srikandi PLUS: Unbeaten on wet tracks with three from three, needed first up run at the distance, improver. C 1.25
  MINUS: Mare versus two outstanding males.    
Lumosty PLUS: Dead heated with Derby Day winner Eclair Choice, third to Srikandi before spell last campaign. D 2
  MINUS: Wet track reason for Thursday scratching?? Gets back.    
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