Fifty Stars and Fifty Bars – Punt Club

Fifty Stars and Fifty Bars

February 26, 2021

HORSES

Moonee Valley Race 1 – E.J. Whitten Time To Test HCP – 1200m

(Friday night) #2 Cheerful Legend – $7/$2.8 

With the rail at the 6m position, being up on speed should be advantageous. With that in mind, Hidden Legend looks like getting a soft run in front and should take some catching. Suggest using the “SWITCH” promo at Ladbrokes if you can. 

Flemington Race 1 – Very Special Kids Plate – 1000m 

#7 Zanzibar Gem – $18/$4 

The market looks to have completely missed this runner. Only had one career start when not much luck and chopped out of it in the straight, went to the line not far behind Anamoe, who ran 3rd in the Blue Diamond. Like the booking of Damien Lane and worth an each-way ticket at big odds. 

Flemington Race 6 – G2 Blamey Stakes – 1600m 

#1 Fifty Stars – $8 

Going to completely forgive the last start in Sydney when left flat-footed and only plain. This looks like a very open race and if he can find form again, he looks pretty well suited against this lot. Was huge in the Mackinnon before spelling and a replication of that run has it right in the finish here. 

Flemington Race 7 – G1 Australian Guineas – 1600m 

#1 Ole Kirk – $8 

To the eye, the Caulfield Guineas winner has been a shade plain this prep. Pass mark first up and willing to forgive the last start when in open WFA company and inferior ground. Started at the same price as Tagaloa in the Caulfield Guineas but is more than twice the price here. Hawkes team on the grand final day and plenty of speed on up-front. Bet, Bet, Bet! 

Randwick Race 6 – G1 Chipping Norton – 1600m 

#6 Verry Elleegant – $2.6 

No prizes for tipping her on top but looks well suited 2nd up at the mile. Has an SP profile that suggests she’ll start firm favourite and with a little more speed on here and possibly settling a shade closer in the run, she’ll be hard to hold out. Use your Ladbrokes ODDS BOOST if you can. 

Randwick Race 7 – G1 Surround Stakes – 1400m 

#1 Montefilia – $11 & #7 Never Talk – $8 

Looks to be plenty of pressure up front and most will be suspect at the end of 1400m. With that in mind, the two who look to be the best of the closers are Montefilia and Never Talk. Wasn’t hard to spot Never Talk savaging the line last start and the trip up in journey looks ideal, sometimes you just have to believe your eyes. Montefelia will be better suited over further but this could turn into a slog up the straight and she’s a powerhouse late. 

SPORTS

Charity Shield – Dragons VS Bunnies 

Same Game Multi – $3.34 

Neither team will be wound up but this game is usually hard-fought. The Bunnies look to have the clear edge and whilst they will rest players late, expect them to put a score on the Dragons. Souths Sydney Rabbitohs at the line (-8.5) into the total match points over 42.5.