Race 1 on the card at Flemington on Saturday is shaping as an overly strong race that looks sure to throw a few coming winners over the Spring and maybe even a future stakes winner or two.
We think there is a bit of value to be had here and we suggest backing both the super impressive 10l trial winner Arrowroot who is the clear cut top elect along with Sunquest who looks a likely improver.
Flemington R1 1000m 120K 3yo Hcp
#6 Arrowroot 2.90
#8 Sunquest 5.50
#2 Wait For No One 6.00
#7 Frankel My Dear 10.00
#4 Indian Thunder 11.50
Flemington R1 #6 Arrowroot 6.50 / 2.40 – debut runner for the astute David Bourne yard, comes into this race on the back of a wide margin 10l trial win at Tatura, looks a good quality stakes sprinter on the make, 2nd and 3rd home in the trial both suggest well up to winning a race of this nature despite being a strong race for the class, goes around as a 6.50 chance here, clear cut top rated as a 2.90 chance.
Flemington R1 #8 Sunquest 11.00 / 3.30 – deceivingly well bred type by Helmet out of a Seeking The Gold mare, pedigree suggests will come on significantly as a 3yo and comes into this race 1st up from a spell off a good break, go on 2nd career start hard closing 2nd to Eshtiraak at Sandown, put a good margin back to 3rd that day and form references out of the race stack up strongly, capable of a new career peak here and the fact that Steve Richards has thrown it in the deep end here 1st up as a lightly tried maiden speaks volumes, goes around as an 11.00 chance, back in support of the top elect considering it is rated 2nd best as a 5.50 chance.