Spring is in the air with Memsie Stakes
The Memsie Stakes is the first Group 1 event of the new racing season and it is a race that always proves to be a strong form reference heading further into the Spring Racing Carnival.
The Memsie Stakes is often one of the first opportunities that the four-year-olds get to take on the older horses and it often gives us a clear idea of which one will make the next step.
This pattern started in 2007 when star mare Miss Finland took out the Memsie Stakes which other four-year-olds such as Weekend Hussler (2008), So You Think (2010), King's Rose (2011) and Dissident (2014) have stamped themselves as stars by taking out the now Group 1 event.
Mahuta, Palentino, Sofia Rosa, Tally, Tarzino and Tavago all have the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of these genuine stars.
From the Darren Weir stable, Mahuta and Palentino both have a fitness edge over the majority of their rivals, but Australian Oaks winner Sofia Rosa and Australian Derby winner Tavago both have a great deal of upside.
Standing in the way of these four-year-olds will be the ultra-consistent Black Heart Bart, who is currently on top of the 2016 Memsie Stakes betting market with Ladbrokes.
Black Heart Bart has not produced a bad performance since he also joined the Darren Weir stable and a repeat of his performances in the Newmarket Handicap, All Aged Stakes, The Goodwood and Stradbroke Handicap would be enough to go very close in the Memsie Stakes.
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