Sep 08, 2017 01:29 AM
Author: Mike Steward
McEwen Stakes 2017 race preview
The McEwen stakes at Moonee Valley is my pick of the five Group 2 races this
Saturday. Just the seven runners with at least six of them having a genuine
chance of winning the race. Top sprinting talent going around the
1000m at the Valley always makes for an exciting race.
Supido is the only one they have come for early, into $7.5
after opening at $9 earlier in the week.
2.35 -> 2.60
Magic Millions winner. Only career loss came in the Golden Slipper on a heavy
10. Trialled well before travelling to Melbourne. Early speed should work well
for her. Hard to beat.
#1 Russian Revolution 3.50
Can't fault his two career first-up runs winning both against the likes of
Astern and Redzel. Didn't shine in his two runs at weight-for-age. Gets his
#5 Heatherly 5
Led in a fast run race when resuming and only just missed. Quality mare who
will be fitter here. Top contender.
#3 Supido 9
Executed nicely when resuming in the G3 Monash. Not far away from G1 champion
English second-up last prep. Contender.
#2 Hellbent 8
Has raced well at this level . Excellent fresh record with three wins from
five starts. Finished a close third to Tivaci first-up last preparation.
#4 Missrock 10
Carried on her good form when resuming last start, grabbing Heatherly on the
line to win the Carlyon. Finished her last campaign in style running a close
second to gun horse Vega Magic. Winner at her only start at this track and distance.
One of the chances.
#6 Unique Lovely 91
Will find this lot a bit tough.
- class mare who raced well first-up.
Expecting her to be better than that again with the run under her belt.
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