Lawful Leader should show the way at Flamingo Park

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Peter Miller, Lawful Leader

MEL KAPLAN
LAWFUL Leader has won 13 races at Flamingo Park. He is ideally suited to the 1800m he races over in Race 5 at the Kimberley track on Monday and should be the one that they all chase home345 yet again. Andrew Fortune is up again and he and the Brazilian-bred gelding have struck up a formidable partnership.

<p>&#160;He starts form the widest draw in the 10-horse field but there is a long back straight and his rider will have plenty of time to overcome any possible disadvantage that the wide berth holds.</p> <p>The Roi Normand gelding has taken his last five wins at Flamingo Park by an average margin of more than 6 lengths. He is a fighter and will give no quarter if he is tackled in the straight even with a welter 64kg burden.</p> <p>Lawful Leader is not heavily raced as he has been to the track only 27 times of which he has won 13. Trainer Peter Miller has two other runners with decent form in the race plus another who has been a tad disappointing but they are all there to back up Lawful Leader should he fluff his lines.</p> <p>Cape Chestnut won well when beating another Miller inmate Mogul in a Pinnacle Plate here on 15 December. He has been beaten over 15 lengths by Lawful Leader and will battle to reverse that result whatever changes there might be. Anytime Dancer is a bit unpredictable but he has a good draw (five) and has won two of his last three starts, all over this course and distance. He should also be right there at the finish but Magical Muse could be the fly in the ointment.</p> <p>Trained by Ernest Mileham, he has held form well for five successive races. Although the raw form suggests that he should be held by Lawful Leader, there is a lot to like about his recent runs and he is expected to make big improvement.</p> <p>Malachi in Race 2 is another potentially profitable betting proposition as he showed good improvement last time in his Vaal turf race won by Snazzy Jazz.</p> <p>&#160;</p>

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