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Horses To Follow - 3 Horses to follow from Stakes Day at Flemington on Saturday November 11

Adam Cusworth in Latest News 11 Nov 2017
  • Blackbookers from a memorable day of racing at Flemington on Saturday November 11
It's Somewhat finished 3rd behind Tosen Stardom in the Emirates Stakes

Stakes day at Flemington produced a number of brilliant performances with Redzel and Tosen Stardom taking out the majors, while the likes of Savapinski and Run Naan also featured on the winners list. 

We have reviewed the nine race programme and picked out three to follow for the remainder of the spring. 

Race 5 - 2:50PM Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2600 METRES)- Grey Lion

The stayers lined up in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2600m) and most eyes were on the Charlie Appleby-trained Qewy, who lined up as favourite in the Group 2 classic. However, the Bendigo Cup (2400m) winner couldn't fire and it was Vengeur Masque that saluted ahead of Grey Lion and Wheal Leisure. The runner-up, Grey Lion, started as a $26 chance and had a good run in transit but missed out to the second favourite. It was a good run from the Matt Cumani-trained galloper, who gets his chance to break through for an overdue win in the Ballarat Cup (2200m), which will be held on Saturday November 25. 

Race 8 - 4:55PM Emirates Stakes (2000 METRES)- It's Somewhat

The final Group 1 race of the Melbourne spring was taken out by the Darren Weir-trained Tosen Stardom, but with winner, and a host of others, likely to head for a much deserved break, the one to follow might be the 3rd placegetter, It's Somewhat. The Godolphin galloper is likely to head west for the Kingston Town Classic (1800m) and featured in the blanket finish in the battle for the minor placings, despite having a tendency to lay out in the closing stages. The Doncaster (1600m) winner from the autumn was lining up for just his third start this campaign and it was his best performance to date. The tough seven-year-old is high up in the markets for the Perth Group 1 to be held on December 9 and should be hard to beat against the likes of Scales Of Justice and Black Heart Bart.

Race 9 - 5:45PM Emirates Airline Handicap (1400 METRES)- Tamasa

The last race of the Flemington carnival produced what was arguably the most unlucky performance of the 38 races over the course of the week with the well backed Tamasa missing out behind Kentucky Breeze in the Emirates Airline Handicap (1400m). After racing keenly in the early to middle stages of the race, Tamasa was held up for the length of the Flemington straight, going to the line untested before finishing in 6th position with Dean Yendall on board. The son of So You Think, who was unbeaten before Saturday, may get his chance to make amends with next week's Sandown Guineas (1600m) a possible target. Otherwise there looks to be a swag of autumn races in store for the three-year-old. 

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