The Straight Six 2024 Race Details

Race 7 at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday the 18th of May 2024.

The Straight Six is a Listed race held at Flemington Racecourse and is run over 1200 metres. It is run under handicap conditions. The total prize money is $175,000 this year.

You can read more about the race history, lead-up races, and past winners on the Straight Six page.

Straight Six 2024 Preview

Track: Good  Weather: Fine

Very hard race to sort. Steparty maps well from barrier 1 but will need a bit to go right in this. Joyful Fortune creates huge interest but will need some luck from barrier 14. Hard To Say was a strong last start winner but will require luck from out there. Waltz On By maps for a beautiful run from barrier 4 and looks a big player in this field.  Who Dares also maps poorly but goes in the mix.

Straight Six 2024 Runner by Runner

1. Joyful Fortune (14)

Will be able to find the outside of the track. 2/2 here and flies fresh. Ticks all the boxes to be taking this out. Keep an eye on the market.

2. General Beau (6)

Loves racing here but extremely hard horse to catch. Good enough but is take on trust.

4. It’sourtime (16)

Likes racing down the straight and goes well in this stage of the prep. Expect it to be coming down the middle and be hitting the line hard.

5. Pintoff (7)

Built a tidy record and should be strips fitter for a sound return. Goes in the mix.

6. Steparty (1)

Capable runner who can splice up the rail. Flies fresh, 1/1 with Allen aboard, 2/2 on this track and loves this trip. Very likeable.

7. Maharba (3)

Racing well and has put some consistency together. Capable runner who maps for a good time of it from barrier 3. Can win.

8. Mnementh (10)

Capable runner but stern test here. Respect the market.

9. Crosshaven (12)

Can’t have.

10. Master Eight (8)

Leaning to others.

11. Nicolini Vito (9)

Can’t have.

12. Celsius Star (11)

Prefer others.

13. Waltz On By (4)

Class runner who looks well weighed and placed from the good draw. Big show.

14. The Prodigal Son (17)

Racing well but faces a decent leap in depth here.

15. Zethus (2)

This looks too tough.

16. Who Dares (19)

Classy runner who knows how to run top 3. Doesn’t win out of turn but loves this trip and 1/1 with Maloney aboard.

17. Validated (5)

Can’t have.

18. Our Last Cash (13)

Capable of bobbing up at odds. Not hopeless and likes it here.

19. Poison Chalice (15)

This looks too tough.

Straight Six 2024 Tips

The following are the top 4 selections for this years race.

Bryce Parker’s Tips
6 Steparty
1 Joyful Fortune
16 Who Dares
13 Waltz On By

Previews for other races this week

Listed Scone Cup 2024 (Scone 1600m)  – Friday

Group 1 Doomben 10,000 2024 (Doomben 1200m)

Group 2 Spirit Of Boom Classic 2024 (Doomben 1200m)

Group 3 Rough Habit Plate 2024 (Doomben 2000m)

Group 3 Chairmans Handicap 2024 (Doomben 2000m)

Listed Members Handicap 2024 (Doomben 1600m)

Listed Bright Shadow Quality 2024 (Doomben 1110m)

Group 3 Dark Jewel Classic 2024 (Scone 1400m)

Listed Denise’s Joy Stakes 2024 (Scone 1100m)

Listed Luskin Star Stakes 2024 (Scone 1300m)

Listed Ortensia Stakes 2024 (Scone 1100m)

Listed Woodlands Stakes 2024 (Scone 1100m)

Listed Andrew Ramsden Stakes 2024 (Flemington 2800m)

Group 3 Belmont Sprint 2024 (Belmont 1400m)

Straight Six 2024 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 16 Who Dares
2nd 11 Niccolini Vito 0.2 length
3rd 7 Maharba 1.7 lengths
4th 19 Poison Chalice 1.8 lengths

The track was rated as Soft 7.

Scratchings: 1. Joyful Fortune, 2. General Beau, 3. Hard To Say, 8. Mnementh, 10. Master Eight.