SATURDAY'S $125,000 open handicap at Flemington looks an ideal race for Reykjavik after an unlucky run in the Wangoom Handicap at Warrnambool last week, according to trainer Lindsey Smith.
Reykjavik ran sixth in the Wangoom and Smith who has stables in Warrnambool and Perth said the six-year-old will appreciate the 1400 metres of Saturday's race.
"I'm expecting Reykjavik to go well at Flemington on the back of his Wangoom run," he told The Standard.
"He hit the line strong in the Wangoom which is over 1200 metres - the extra 200 metres on Saturday will really suit him. With the two kilogram claim for apprentice Lachlan Neindorf, he's well weighted and on top of that he's got a good record at Flemington.
"It looks a good race for him. He won the Winter Championship at Flemington a few years ago and we'll head back down that way if he runs well on Saturday."
Bookmakers have rated Reykjavik an $8 chance in the early betting markets.
Fellow Warrnambool trainers Symon Wilde, Aaron Purcell, Maddie Raymond and Matthew Williams accepted with runners on the nine race Flemington program.
Wilde saddles up Just Hifalutin. Purcell has Mark Of The Man while Native Solider is Raymond's runner. Dusk Falls is a third emergency in a 1600 metre race for Williams.
Ciaron Maher, who trains in partnership with David Eustace has runners at Flemington, Morphettville, Doomben and Warracknabeal on Saturday.
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