Daily Racing Tips – Darwin Cup Day Edition

Darwin: Race 4 (12:48pm)
No. 1 Call Me Legend

Call Me Legend has been a model of consistency this time and looks to one to beat in Race 4 at Fannie Bay this afternoon.

The three-year-old son of More Than Ready raced well in Victoria prior to his purchase and transfer for the care of Kelvin Hickmott, but has hit the ground running in Darwin.

So far, he has missed a place just once in six starts on the dirt, winning over 1100m most notably.

He’s drawn well today, and this does look a great opportunity for him.

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Darwin: Race 8 (3:13pm)
No. 4 Toorak Road

Toorak Road will take winning form into Race 8 at Darwin this afternoon and looks well placed to make it two in a row.

The Toorak Toff gelding hasn’t missed a place in five starts back from a spell and has continued to improve with each effort, culminating in a dominant win here last time out.

He’s rock-hard fit and I can’t find a reason why he won’t be in the finish again.

Darwin: Race 9 (3:52pm)
No. 7 Vunivalu

Vunivalu clearly relishes racing on the dirt and is looms as a winning chance in Race 9 on Darwin Cup Day.

The four-year-old gelding raced well during his time for the Price & Kent Jr yard in Victoria, but he has gone to another level in the NT, recording plenty of wins, including a dominant effort here last time out.

He needs only even luck in running to be in the finish again.

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Darwin: Race 12 (6pm)
No. 3 Live And Free

This is a typically open edition of the Darwin Cup and Live And Free looks a touch of overs at his current price ($9 at publish).

The Savabeel gelding finished down the order on debut for Gary Clarke in July, but he is a classy galloper and has returned several typically excellent performances this campaign, namely a close-up second behind Amangiri in the Group 3 Hawkesbury Cup.

He’ll eat up the trip, will enjoy good improvement for his first hit-out on the dirt and is certainly up to the class.