VRC Winter Championship Final 2016 Race Preview

08 July 2016 10:41 AM

It's Flemington Finals Day tomorrow which features nine finals on the one card with four of them Listed events. With 15-25mm of rainfall over the past week the Flemington track is currently rated a Heavy 8, with the possibility of some more rain fall before they jump tomorrow. Race seven on the card is the Listed VRC Winter Championship Series Final over 1600m. Here's our preview.



Chance To Dance. Forgive his last start when he came home well from the back at the less suited Moonee Valley. Ran 2 lengths behind Preferment last Spring. Flemington suits better and fitter for that run. Contender.

Iggimacool won nicely against the girls last start. Ready for the step up to the mile now where she has only missed a place once from four starts. Rates well against this field and expect a bold show.

By The Grace is a strong improver three runs into his preparation. Will appreciate the mile. Expect race pattern to suit. Looks set to give this a shake.

Kenjorwood. Can't fault his last two starts where he was honest and strong in both runs, winning and placing respectively. Expect him to go forward from his wide barrier with 59kg. Big danger if he gets a good sit without spending too much.

Jacquinot Bay has had two wins from two starts this preparation. Gets to his best distance now and 5-2-1 from nine starts on wet tracks. Top hope again.

Onpicalo went well last two starts, both over the mile. Will try to lead all the way like he did at the Valley. Some chance.

Del Prado came very close two starts back when motored home to just miss behind Jacquinot Bay which suggested he should be fine with the extra 200m here. Forgive last start when over-raced. Chance.

Fast And Free is an improver after three starts this preparation. Loves it wet with 4-2-0 from 10 starts on wet tracks. Good enough to be competitive here. Some chance.

Zebrinz rates a chance on his best form. Recent form has been mixed but some good performances earlier in his preparation including a close second behind Red Bomber in April.

Rugged Cross has mixed his performances this preparation. Hard seeing him improving enough here.

Rhythm To Spare hasn't looked up to it in his last two outings. No easier here.

Minnie Downs is an outside chance of a place after winning the Swan Hill Cup last start.

Petrology is harder to catch than fireball. Hopeless at his last two outings. Won the start before over the mile. Never won on a wet track.

War Story. Can't have.

1st Iggimacool. Rates well in this field and the mile is perfect for her now.

2nd By The Grace

3rd Chance To Dance

Mike Steward