Franfield, boss going two turns
FRANFIELD was unable to cope with SEEKING MY DREAM's pace in two of his last three races but is down in class and back on hallowed ground, going two turns, making him unbeatable in Saturday's Bonnie Blue Flag Trophy at 1820 metres.
Forced to chase far quicker horses, three races clocked in six-furlong splits ranging from 1:10.3 to 1:10.4, Franfield should breathe a sigh of relief when he enters the track and sees the starting gate lined up almost at the winning post.
Having proven himself the best two-turn horse in the country for the last two years, FRANFIELD is only down in class because he was disqualified after passing the post first in November's Superstakes.
Had he kept that race, which would have handed the Richard Azan-trained six-year-old back-to-back Superstakes wins, FRANFIELD would not have qualified for a drop in class.
Considering he turned back none other than SEEKING MY DREAM in the Superstakes then repelled BIGDADDYKOOL in the stretch run, albeit illegally so, FRANFIELD represents the best of grade one in an open allowance race.
Apprentice Bebeto Harvey's two-kilo claim brings him in at 55.0, even lighter than topweight HOVER FIELD with 57.0. ANOTHER BULLET ran a screamer last week, an eye-popping 1:37.0 for a mile. However, that run could be contributed to the wet track which he thoroughly enjoyed.