Lindop has solid book of rides on Flemington Finals Day

By: Mark Mazzaglia
July 9th, 2015

Leading South Australian jockey Clare Lindop has a solid book of rides on Flemington Final Days on Saturday.

Nearest To Pin will give Clare Lindop a good chance of riding a winner on Flemington Finals Day. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Nearest To Pin will give Clare Lindop a good chance of riding a winner on Flemington Finals Day. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Lindop is currently leading the Adelaide jockey’s premiership with fifty-five wins for the current season, seventeen wins ahead of her nearest rival Jason Holder on thirty-eight, and will travel to Melbourne this weekend.

The very experienced Lindop has won premierships, ridden successfully overseas as well as collecting a Victoria Derby trophy among her four Group 1 wins and will team up with her main Adelaide connections of Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas for the two best chances of her seven Flemington rides.

Lindop will be aboard the in-form two year old Royal Rumble in the Listed $120,000 Taj Rossi Series Final (1600m) as well as Nearest To Pin in the Listed $150,000 All Victorian Sprint Series Final (1200m) for the very successful Adelaide training partnership.

Royal Rumble heads to Flemington on the back of a winning double at Morphettville Parks and will be stepping up to 1600m for the first time after wins over 1250m on June 20 followed by a victory over 1300m two weeks later.

The New Approach youngster will be facing his toughest test to date but is certain to acquit himself well against the local two year olds.

Royal Rumble is well in the market order at $6 in the Taj Rossi Series Final with Ladbrokes.com.au who have the Peter Moody trained El Greco at the top of the betting at $3.60 just ahead of Mick Price’s Irada at $3.70 and Bengal Cat at $5.50.

Bengal Cat, El Greco and Irada are set to clash again after the trio finished one, two, three in the $80,000 Murray Cox Handicap (1400m) at Flemington on June 27.

Nearest To Pin is also well fancied in the All Victorian Sprint Series Final and is currently marked at $7.50 in a very wide open betting race with six runners under double figures.

Neatest To Pin has been around the mark at his recent outings and heads to Flemington following a second to Sea Lord over 1200m in the $80,000 Sporting Globe Best Bar & Grill Handicap at Moonee Valley on June 20.

The Ciaron Maher trained Hard Romp heads the betting for the All Victorian Sprint Series Final at $6 in a tightly packed market order that sees Lonrockstar and Nadeem Lass at $7, Decircles sharing the next line of betting with Neatest To Pin at $7.50 while Play Master is listed at $8.50.

Lindop’s other rides are Hell On Earth in the Listed $120,000 A.R. Creswick Series Final (1200m), Patricia Dawn in the $120,000 Leilani Series Final (1400m), General Cluster in the $120,000 Slickpix Silver Bowl Series Final (1600m), By The Grace in the Listed $150,000 VRC-CRV Winter Championship Series Final (1600m) and Red Fella in the $120,000 Banjo Paterson Series Final (2600m).

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