LIGHTNING STAKES – EXOSPHERE Flemington Race 7 No.5. Yes he struggled down the straight in the spring, but don’t kid yourself, he’s a star. If you haven’t seen his two trials leading into this, do yourself a favour and go to the Racing NSW website and have a look – they don’t trial better than he did. No doubting some of his rivals on Saturday have done it and Exosphere still has to but that will start on Saturday and by the end of the autumn he’ll be regarded as Australia’a best sprinter. Im tipping he’s a better horse now compared with the one we saw in the spring so take the $2.60 because going forward it will be rare to see a price like that next to his name.
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The Lee and Anthony Freedman-trained Estaminet has been well supported to win the third race, the Auckland racing Club Trophy over 1000m.
The meeting will start at 12.25pm (local time) on a track rated good (3). The rail is true.
The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast a partly cloudy day with an estimated top temperature of 22.
Below are the best-backed runners leading into the meeting: Odds as at 10.30pm (local time) on Saturday. Scratchings have affected some fluctuations.
BEST PUSH – The best backed runner at the meeting.
GOOD PUSH – Horses that have met with better than average support.
|Race||Horse||Best price||Betting agency offering best price|
|Race 1||All Cerise (1)||$2.80||Ladbrokes,Betstar,Bookmaker,Bet365|
|Race 2||Havildar (2)||$12||Ladbrokes,Betstar,Bookmaker,Bet365|
|Race 3||Estaminet (8) – BEST PUSH||$2.05||Bet365|
|Race 4||Falago (1)||$4||Bet365|
|Race 5||Sacred Eye (3)||$6.50||Ladbrokes,Betstar,Bookmaker,Bet365|
|Race 6||Bon Aurum (2)||$12||Sportsbet,Ladbrokes,Luxbet,Betstar,Bookmaker,Bet365,Crownbet|
|Race 7||Chautauqua (1)||$2.50||Sportsbet,Luxbet,Bet365,Unibet|
|Race 8||Puccini (3) – GOOD PUSH||$10||Bet365|
|Race 9||Onerous (7)||$3.40||Bet365,Crownbet|