After an excellent fourth in the Bagot Handicap (2800m) on New Years Day, Lucques has clearly been the best backed runner to take out the Rain Lover Handicap (2500m) at Flemington this Saturday.
The Matthew Ellerton/Simon Zahra trained stayer worked home strongly in the Bagot from the back to run fourth to Mujadale, beaten just under two lengths. With a 3kg weight swing on main danger Danjeu ($2.90-$3.50), Lucques has firmed, in from $5 after opening $7.
The form galloper is Leica Day for Darren Weir. He rises in grade, but has been supported. He opened $3.70, got to $3.80 but is now back at his opening price.
Ferro Nero touched $6.50 in from $7 but currently sits at his original quote.
Market and moves thanks to Sportsbet.com.au
Rain Lover Handicap
$3.70 Leica Day
$5.50 Quick Strike
$7.00 Ferro Nero