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Race Sense: G3 Irwin Stakes

BY Mick Sharkie - @TheSharkTweet
3 days ago Form & Tips

Irwin Stakes contender Petits Filous (Pic: Getty)

MORPHETTVILLE R6 - 1100M IRWIN STAKES WFA G3

TRACK & WEATHER

Track: Good 4, Rail: +10m 1200m - WP, +5m Remainder, Weather: Fine

THE TEMPO

Although this is an 1100m race there won't be a heap of pressure on the leaders, there are not many natural on speed runners in this race.

#8 I Am Gypsy and #7 Petits Filous are the two most likely leaders. Petits Filous was beaten for speed and restrained a little first-up off a long spell at Moonee Valley but at this distance with a run under her belt I'd expect her to lead this field.

Look for #5 Atmospherical and #3 Sooboog to land on the back of the pace, Sooboog is a wild card leader too if jockey John Allen wants to get going early.

THE KEY RUNNERS

#1 ILLUSTRIOUS LAD has struggled to make the step to G1 standard so far this campaign and was comfortably beaten in the Lightning, Newmarket, and William Reid Stakes. This race is lengths weaker though and when last at this level we saw the horse win at G2 standard down the straight before being beaten a nose by G1 winner Lucky Hussler at Sandown. Don't fret regarding the early betting drift, this is the hor...

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