Star mare on track for redemption; Weekend Preview

By Georgie Dennis

Group 1 winning mare Aloisia will be looking for redemption tomorrow at Flemington in the Group 2 Matriarch Stakes over 2000m.

Her run in the Empire Rose Stakes last weekend was okay but the team were confident she had a good winning chance.

She finished the race off nicely and ran on well, so we have opted to back her up this weekend over what is arguably her best distance.

The daughter of Azamour has a big weight to carry but she is well within herself and we think she will bounce back and has a good winning chance.

Michael Walker rides from barrier eight.

Earlier in the day, we have Yulong January taking on the Springtime Stakes over 1400m for three-year-olds.

This horse’s form stacks up very well.

He won his first three starts in a row and ran second last start to Ranier who won the Carbine Club Stakes last Saturday,

He has drawn well in barrier three and Regan Bayliss takes the ride.

The colt by King of Prussia is in good order and we think he will be very hard to beat.

Our next runner on the final day of the Flemington carnival is Wall of Fire who runs in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes over 2600m.

The team are still trying to work him out a bit after a disappointing run in the Geelong Cup.

If he can run to his best and the track isn’t rock hard, he is an each way chance.

Michael Dee takes the ride from barrier seven.

In the final race of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, we have Sherriff John Stone and Lagerfeld running over 1100m.

Lagerfeld is in terrific form winning three of his last five starts and running second in the other two.

He has had a very long prep but the team have done a great job at maintaining him and he is in good order.

Mark Zahra will ride from barrier four and we think he has a good each way chance.

Sheriff John Stone is also in good form and is drawn on the outside which looks like it will be the best part of the track come race nine.

Liam Riordan takes the ride and will claim three kilos.

In Adelaide at Morphettville, we have a couple of two-year-old colts kicking off their careers in the UBET Two-Year-Old Plate over 1000m.

Ken King’s South Street Boss (Street Boss x Southern Link) is the first one and what looks to be the better chance of the two.

He has been well educated, is sharp and will be wearing blinkers.

The second debutant is Yulong Rockstar (Sepoy x Neena Rock) but we think he might need the run and could need a bit more distance although we still think he will run well.

South Street Boss will be ridden by Todd Pannell from gate three and Yulong Rockstar will be ridden by Harry Coffey from barrier four.

On Sunday we have Omorose kicking off her campaign in a 1008m BM64 at Moe.

We think she goes best when she is fresh and 1000m around the bend is probably her ideal trip.

She has trialled up well and we think she will go pretty close.

Liam Riordan takes the ride from barrier eight.