The Aussie Clothing Down Under Long – 25th February 2017

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“Rain, Rain, Rain. Rain”

Let’s not kid ourselves, the horse to beat and the class of the field is Nyquist, with 5 world cups and one of the top trainers in the game but keep your eyes out on Mary Lou, if she is able to handle the slow conditions like the muddies she can be the biggest challenger in the race.

1. Salamandar Spurs

5yo mare from flying spurs, Career earnings: $1,526,040
Overall rating: Reasonable(54) – Mud-lark
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by flying spurs
Lineage:By Epic Flail out of Spider Elliots
Recent form:2,1,2,1,2

Stable comments: -“Not my best to enter a cup but she tries hard and that all I can wish for. A top 5 would be a good result.”

2. Nyquist

5yo stallion from DR Stables, Career earnings: $3,734,366
Overall rating: Admirable(56) – Mud-lark
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by DR Stables
Lineage:By Blitzen out of Weer Flawless
Recent form:1,1,2,6,1

Stable comments: -“Nyquist will be trying to win his 6th world cup, but it won’t be easy. His time in the heat was very disappointing even though he won the race. Nyquist will have to improve if he has any chance of winning against this talented field. With 6 mud-larks in the race it looks wide open with several horses having a decent chance of winning.”

3. Mary Lou

5yo mare from Shinibana, Career earnings: $1,225,199
Overall rating: Grand(67) – Competitive
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by Dan Park
Lineage:By Heathcliff out of Europa Buy
Recent form:3,2,1,1

Stable comments: -“I have checked the horses in the race and 6 of 7 horses have run their best race at long slow track between 58.3 and 58.6. This race is like a wasp’s nest, any of the horses can win the race. I think I have a small chance with my horse Mary Lou but low experience at slow track and a lot of mudlarks in the field probably make it to difficult to win. But a good chance to be among top three. Favourite to win should be the experienced multiple cup winner Nyquist.”

4. Lump Of Ice

5yo stallion from Sootie, Career earnings: $3,126,608
Overall rating: Excellent(63) – Mud-lark
Born:Fri 8th Apr 2016, bred by Sootie
Lineage:By Lara Blitzen out of Screenscraper
Recent form:4,2,3,5,1

Stable comments: -“

5. Good Standing

5yo stallion from Fitzy’s Racing Club, Career earnings: $1,432,049
Overall rating: Admirable(59)
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by Fitzy’s Racing Club
Lineage:By Sphinx out of Riva Diva
Recent form:2,1,2,2,2

Stable comments: -” It’s going to be an interesting race, my horse ran the fastest last qrt of all heats, and that included the Mud larks. Will be hoping the track improves, but as they say you have to be in it to win it.”

6. Absolutely Square

5yo stallion from Get Square Lodge, Career earnings: $1,270,410
Overall rating: Admirable(56) – Mud-lark
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by Get Square Lodge
Lineage:By Straight Liner out of Charlies Allstar
Recent form:2,5,2,2,3

Stable comments: -“Very happy to have made another final. Has come through his heat well but Nyquist and Mary Lou will be extremely hard to beat. My jockey cant keep making excuses, track and weather are perfect so it’s time for both horse and rider to lift their game. Good luck to all our opposition and cheers.”

7. It Lemmy

5yo mare from Spuraholics, Career earnings: $527,000
Overall rating: Excellent(62) – Natural champion
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by Spuraholics
Lineage:By Rebel Rebel out of Groupie Can
Recent form:3,8,6,8,6

Stable comments: -“Can’t seem to work out what works with this girl but we can only win if we’re in it. Nyquist, Mary Lou & Lump of Ice look to battle this one out but we’ll be trying!”

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