Emma holds the key

23 February 2021

IT is no surprise that Emma Stewart’s fillies are all the early fancies for this Saturday night’s New South Wales Oaks at Menangle.

The Victorian horsewoman dominated at the South West Sydney track last weekend, winning all three NSW Oaks heats plus the Group 2 Robin Dundee Stakes with Maajida.
Stewart’s filly Tough Tilly is the $2.50 TAB Fixed Odds favourite prior to the barrier draw, which will be known today at 9:30am.
The main market mover, however, is stablemate and fellow NSW Oaks heat winner Beach Music. The three-year-old opened at $11 and has firmed into $5.
The fastest of the three heats winners was Stewart’s Joanna who rated the last mile of the 2400 metre qualifier in one minute and 55.2 seconds.
She too opened at $11 and has firmed into $7.50. Despite Stewart’s dominance in juvenile feature races, she is yet to win the NSW Oaks. 
Meanwhile, there is racing at Menangle today with a strong eight-race card.
Menangle best bet
Race 6: Artemis (9)
Despite being out of play last time excellent performances last campaign suggests she should be too classy.
Around the tracks
Wagga best bet
Race 2: Shes Pure Aces (4)
Can make a welcome return to form finding this easier than previous assignments.
Play the exotics
The Menangle Quaddie
Race 5: 2-8-10
Race 6: 9-7-3
Race 7: 5-4-2
Race 8: 10-9-3
$81 for 100%