Today's Racing Preview with Chris Scholtz : 11th September 2021

Chris Scholtz previews the Flemington and Kembla Grange meetings on September 11 with selections for all races plus Trial Watch and Blackbook Reports.

Flemington Picture: Racing Photos

FLEMINGTON September 11

Best Bets

RACE 2: (1) Artorius

RACE 3: (2) Ingratiating

For Value

RACE 7: (5) The Astrologist

RACE 8: (10) Mo'unga

MO'UNGA Picture: Steve Hart

RACE 1: 6-1-4-7

RACE 2: 1-3-8-5

RACE 3: 2-3-7-4

RACE 4: 5-2-6-11

RACE 5: 2-5-7-8

RACE 6: 1-8-14-15

RACE 7: 5-9-11-4

RACE 8: 10-12-9-3

RACE 9: 14-17-9-8

INGRATIATING Picture: Racing Photos

KEMBLA GRANGE September 11

Best Bets

RACE 7: (6) Private Eye

RACE 10: (9) Brookspire

For Value

RACE 5: (10) Alegron

RACE 6: (9) Marboosha

RACE 8: (3) Converge

RACE 1: 6-11-15-14

RACE 2: 1-5-7-9

RACE 3: 4-9-1-8

RACE 4: 6-1-9-5

RACE 5: 10-1-7-4

RACE 6: 9-4-1-8

RACE 7: 6-10-4-2

RACE 8: 4-2-8-3

RACE 9: 8-7-4-10

RACE 10: 9-6-7-8

PRIVATE EYE Picture: Steve Hart


RACE 5 (10) ALEGRON: Showed good potential last season and his natural improvement was evident when he returned from a four months break with a stunning maiden win by four lengths over 1400m at Newcastle on August 7. An excellent third in a subsequent trial has him primed to take on this first real test of his talent and he'll get his chance from a favourable draw. Suspect the Godolphin team have some high aspirations for him through the spring.

RACE 6 (9) MARBOOSHA: Love the prep the Snowdens have given this talented mare with three easy trials having her in the right form to add to her impressive fresh form (2-1-3). She ran away with a Listed race first-up over 1100m at Flemington in March and ended her short campaign with an equally good win against the colts in the G3 Gold Coast Guineas (1200m) in May. The fact that she's missed a place only once in nine starts tells you she is excellent each way value from a perfect barrier in this open field.

RACE 7 (6) PRIVATE EYE: Everybody loves a winner and, boy, is this guy a winner! Made it seven wins from 10 starts with another fine display of his determination to run down quality opposition first-up in the G3 Show County (1200m) at Randwick and cannot see him going backwards off that performance. This big track is ideal for his racing style and the mapping indicates he can be ridden with cover behind a strong tempo.

MARBOOSHA Picture: Colin Bull / Sportpix


Noted Trial Runners – September 8-11

KEMBLA GRANGE SATURDAY: Barossa Rosa (R4); Dalaalaat (R4); Tiger Of Malay (R5); Giannis (R5); Silent Impact (R5); Marboosha (R6); Vangelic (R6); Entriviere (R6); Nimalee (R7); Anamoe (R8); Converge (R8); Remarque (R8);


GOULBURN SATURDAY: Jesse James (R3); Spellz (R6); Vittoriosa (R8); Showtime Lady (R8)

DUBBO SUNDAY: Cinquedea (R9)

RECENT TRIAL WATCH WINNERS: Benaud; Kallos; Solar Apex; Kooled; Speech; Nature Strip; Eyewitness; Invincible Vision; Profondo; Arthur Francis; Quick Tempo; Bruckner; Masked Crusader; Madam Legend; Andermatt.

CONVERGE Picture: Martin King / Sportpix


ROSEHILL September 3: REMARQUE gave another impressive display of his classy power as he strode to a dominant 3.3 lengths win in his 900m heat (54.37; 34.15), running home a tick quicker than Home Affairs over the last 600m. He was eager to run when restrained behind two leaders before easing to the outside at the 400m and extending like a top class colt.

RANDWICK September 2: ANAMOE was an excellent third in a high class 742m heat behind star sprinters GYTRASH and EDUARDO. He settled at the rear, made his move widest on the turn and was never off the bit coasting to the line for a soft third under James McDonald. He is certain to test any 3YO field this spring. The classy Kiwi mare ENTRIVIERE did all that was required to win her 1050m heat (63.72; 34.51) and looks in good order to make an impact through the spring. TIGER OF MALAY impressed galloping well within himself for a strong second in his 1050m heat.

GOSFORD August 30: Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott sent a big team from Randwick with unbeaten 3YO SILENT IMPACT dominating his 1000m heat (60.18; 35.27) for another impressive win. The good mare NIMALEE was in strong form winning her open trial.

RANDWICK AUGUST 20: The G1 winner CONVERGE showed that he is real Golden Rose/Caulfield Guineas player with a classy win in the 100m heat, easily picking up smart type DISCHARGED over the last 100m for a dominant win (58.55; 35.12).

RANDWICK August 6: The session featured three black type heats on the course proper. The blackbook trial came from the G1 JJ Atkins winner CONVERGE. He went around under a big hold for a soft sixth in a quiet start to what could be a big spring.


Eligible Blackbook Runners – September 11-12

KEMBLA GRANGE SATURDAY: Mankayan (R2); Badoosh (R3); Forbidden Love (R6); Entriviere (R6); Madam Rouge (R7); Discharged (R7); Captivant (R8); Remarque (R8); Love Tap (R10); Loveplanet (R10)

FLEMINGTON SATURDAY: Artorius (R2); Daily Bugle (R2); Mr Mozart (R2); Instant Celebrity (R6); Butter Chicken (R6); Fifty Stars (R8); Ziegfeld (R9)

DOOMBEN SATURDAY: Ashim (R5); Animate (R9)


RECENT BLACKBOOK WINNERS: Contemptuous; Jamaea; Geist; Superstorm; Signora Nera; Coastwatch; Madam Legend; Masked Crusader; Vinco; Super Effort; Bella Nipotina; Arctic Thunder; Hi Stranger; Chat

Blackbookers – Selected September 4

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ARAMAYO: Excellent Epsom trial.

ATHELRIC: Suited on a bigger track.

ATISHU: Negative ride. Can rise above this class.

BULLFINCH: Overseas form says he will improve.  

IRISH FLAME: Good first-up. Effective over range of distances.

MAC 'N' CHEESE: Strong filly with big race potential.

SHAIK: Set a task. Hard to beat in suitable company.

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Chris Scholtz

Managing Director Tronta Media P/L; Contributing Editor Racing & Sports
Chris is an award winning racing media professional working in the print, radio and online mediums since 1971 and managing director of his own racing industry media company since 1988. He has covered all of Australia’s major racing carnivals, numerous international events and is widely recognised as a leading form assessor and race analyst. Chris brings his passion for racing to as its contributing editor since its launch in 2000.