The Melbourne Mail: Flemington - 16th May 2020

The big interest at Flemington this weekend surrounds the Andrew Ramsden and the free ticket to the Melbourne Cup.

Super Titus winning the Zircodata Heatherlie Stakes
Super Titus winning the Zircodata Heatherlie Stakes Picture: Racing and Sports

This year's Ramsden doesn't quite look as likely to turn into a spring pointer as last years, though that is said with the benefit of hindsight and a horse like King Of Leogrance is entitled to be thinking he could continue to spiral the right way and make it into a 'Cups horse'. 

His Adelaide Cup win was arrogant and his closing burst to win the Higgins was very smart - but there is no spoil in his early price Saturday and so we look elsewhere for our play of the day. 

The race that follows the Ramsden sees another spiralling the right way, Rupture, step out looking to keep his winning run going. 

He's got a decent chance of doing that but the horse we fancied behind him last time, Super Titus , again holds a terrific chance of knocking him off in our eyes after (again!) closing strongly having been left with too much to do last time. 

Out to 2000m we'll be hoping that he can hold a spot midfield and if he is in touch at the 600m his current form says that he is poised and ready to win one of these. Double figure odds appeal. 

For an each way play we roll on to the last, a 1400m handicap for the three-year-olds. 

Here Regardsmaree seems to have been completely overlooked by the early market - and we think (hope) wrongly so. 

She was up on speed last time helping to set up a fast time and while she folded late she was entitled to. Her effort in the scenario was terrific and not dissimilar to the run of Oasis Girl in the same race. She went on and won by 500 yards last week... 

We're not expecting Regardsmaree to win by a furlong but we do think that she can outrun the $21 being bet early doors. 

THE MELBOURNE MAIL 

Bet Of The Day: Race 7 #5 Super Titus @ $11.00

Each Way Play: Race 9 #5 Regardsmaree @ $21.00


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