We take a look at the feature race meeting in Victoria with the races to be run at Flemington racecourse and give our tips and best bets.
Race One: 2 Demonstrate
Race Two: 7 Bench Pegasus
Race Three: 12 Kept Women
Race Four: 3 The Thief
Race Five: 2 Herstory
Race Six: 5 Supido
Race Seven: 8 Royal Island
Race Eight: 9 Majestic Duke
Race Nine: 1 Bagman
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Best Bet: Race One Number 2 Demonstrate
Next Best: Race Five Number 2 Herstory
Best Value: Race Three Number 12 Kept Women
Chris Waller has decided to run Instrumentalist first-up at Flemington in preference to Rosehill.
Instrumentalist has been scratched from the Listed Winter Stakes at Rosehill to run in the Bruce Gadsden Handicap over 1400m.
It will be the gelding’s first run since he won the 2014 Mornington Cup over 2400m.
Injury put Instrumentalist on the sidelines after that victory guaranteed the now six-year-old a shot at last year’s Caulfield Cup.
In deciding to send Instrumentalist south, Waller noted his good form in Melbourne where he has won three of his four starts.
“He goes well in the Melbourne stable,” Waller said.
“He’s won the Mornington Cup down there and he’ll be there for the early part of the spring.
“He might be able to win another nice race down there.”
Stablemate Diametric has been scratched from Bruce Gadsden Handicap after drawing barrier 17 and will run in the Winter Stakes.
Instrumentalist has had three barrier trials at Rosehill to prepare for his racetrack return and is currently a $61 chance with Charmed Harmony the $2.75 favourite.