Cameron Happ dissects Saturday’s Flemington meeting
CLOCK STOPPER – PREZADO
It was a 1000m open sprint so it makes sense they ran the fastest splits of the day and they were slick. The Matthew Ellerton and Simon Zahra-trained sprinter has really found his sweet spot in these 1000m straight races putting three wins together now and this was relatively soft on the line. Ridden quietly by Craig Williams, but able to stay within around three lengths for most of the early part of the race, he’s asked him to go at the 400m and Prezado has run home in an electric last 600m of 32.18, a last 400m in 21.73 and a last 200m in 11.18 running the best of every split for the entire day. A giant of a horse, he’ll just keep on winning these sort of races as they still have a claim up their sleeve.
RUN OF THE DAY – STANDOFF
She was one of a number of blowout results on the day, but the win was no fluke. She debuted back in December at Moonee Valley and she didn’t run a bad race to be beaten just three lengths but did go around at $41 so there wasn’t a lot expected of her yesterday to be easy $21 out to $26. Awkward out of the gates to be back last, she was under pressure to try and improve inside the 400m. She’s steamed home in the ninth best last 600m split of the meeting in 33.74 with the top eight all coming out of race one and she’s launched over the last 200m running the ninth best split of the day again with the top seven all in race one to be going clear late. Bred to get over a bit more ground, it won’t be her last win, stick with her and the runner-up Sunshines, who has resumed in good shape.