Race 2 Xmas Night December 17 Stakes
#2 One Samuel
He was far from disgraced in a Melbourne Cup Prelude where he finished strongly and had no luck in a Melbourne Cup Heat last week. He looks well placed here on his home track in a much easier race. He is suited by the smaller field and has an impeccable record from this draw with 3 wins and 4 placings from 8 starts. I am hoping he can hold his line behind the leaders on the first turn and run over the top of them late.
BACK (WIN) One Samuel on the Betfair SP
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#1 Lektra Blicavs
If this race was over 400 metres I would be betting up on this chaser but I just can’t fall into him over this 525m distance range. I also prefer him drawn off the track and even though he may zip to the early lead, I expect him to be tiring at the home turn and running wide. This will allow other chasers the chance to rail through and swamp him late.
LAY (WIN) Lektra Blicavs on the Betfair SP