Ray Flanagan with two against the field in the listed stating contest at Meydan
Two horses who ran poorly on their seasonal debut’s recently at Meydan but have much better chances than their odds imply this afternoon.
Meydan 3.05- Communique and Ispolini
Communique was a useful graded handicapper/listed class performer for Mark Johnston and his new connections will be hoping to have some fun with him at the Meydan carnival. He showed very little here a fortnight ago but can be forgiven that as the horse needs to be able to dominate proceedings to show his best.
Drawn stall one today and with no obvious competition for the lead he ought to perform much better.
Ispolini may not be as good as he was but nonetheless is worth considering. Two years ago he was a top stayer running second to Cross Counter at this venue and last July at Haydock he ran to a useful level against the vastly improved Trueshan. He probably needed the outing a couple of weeks ago and in-contrast to our other selection he may benefit from being dropped out at the back from a wide stall with a view to making late headway.
1 pts ew- Communique-3.05 Meydan-22-1 Ladbrokes
1 pts ew-Ispolini-3.05 Meydan-18-1 P Power