Australian Horse Racing: The Myer Classic
|Written by John Hawthorne|
|Thursday, 27 October 2016 21:31|
The wait is over for Australia's top fillies and mares. Throughout the year, the Australian racing schedule for 3-year old and over fillies and mares is somewhat baron of Group 1 competition dedicated to this particular racing division. On the first day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, punters will be scrounging for Melbourne Cup tips while the nation's best female thoroughbreds meet the barrier for the Group 1 Myer Classic.
Handicapping the Race
French Emotion – After a series of dull efforts to start the 2016-17 horseracing season, French Emotion finally broke through with her first Group win in the Group 2 Blazer Stakes here at Flemington earlier in October. With that victory in the bank, the focus shifts towards a date with a number of multiple Group winners from her own division.
Don't Doubt Momma – After back-to-back victories in a pair of Group 2 events, the Let's Elope Stakes at Flemington and the Zoustar Stocks Stakes at Moonee Valley, the connections of this fine filly have her finely tuned for a shot at her first Group 1 win. As a winner of 7 races from 16 starts, there's a good chance this one will be among the race's favorites.
First Seal – This 5-year old daughter of Fastnet Rock has always had a touch of class about her as evidenced by her wins at both the Group 1 and 2 levels. After being on the self with an injury, First Seal finally made it back to the races in mid September in the Group 2 Golden Pendant at Rosehill. The effort could be termed as even, but she may have gotten enough out of the race to stamp her ticket to Flemington.
Abbey Marie – After suffering a couple of minor setbacks on her way back to the races for the 2015-17 season, Abbey Marie is finally ready to resume her undefeated racing career in the Group 2 Tristarc Stakes next week. If all goes well, the Myer Classic is second up on her schedule. This is a nice 3-year old filly that showed flashes of brilliance when she defeated 15 others in the last season's Group 1 Schwepps Oaks.
With the Melbourne Cup Carnival just three weeks away, it's time for handicappers to start putting their Melbourne Cup tips to work. Many of the nation's top online bookmakers are now promoting their best betting tips for the Melbourne Cup, plus special promotions that go hand in hand with the best tips for the Melbourne Cup.
This article was written by Sports writer and horse race handicapper John Hawthorne. John likes all kinds of flat races in The U.S, U.K and Australia. To see more of his work writing about football and other sports check out the blog section of bsnsportsblog.com