We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Flemington that features eight quality betting races.
The St Leger takes centre stage at Flemington and we have value bets for every race on the premier card.
Flemington horse racing tips
Race 1. (13:05) Anzac Day Stakes (1400m)
#5 – Flying Award – Bet Now
Flying Award has had to settle for runner-up in two starts to date, but he could go one better this time around.
Trained by Danny O’Brien, the two-year-old ran second behind Lunar Fox and Itzhot, which is good form for this race.
He has the potential to turn the table on Itzhot and we believe he will.
Race 2. (13:40) Thanku Front Line Workers BM68 (1600m)
#6 – Extreme Pride – Bet Now
Another O’Brien-trained runner, Extreme Pride, looks tough to beat after running sixth fresh up. She never goes well fresh and she always improves with the run under the belt.
Her overall form consists of four wins from 11 starts and all four wins came consecutively last time in work.
It’s not an easy field but he has won in higher grades.
Race 3. (14:15) Auckland Racing Club Trophy (1400m)
#2 – Open Minded – Bet Now
Open Minded needs to do some work from barrier 12 but he’s unbeaten from three starts and he could remain unbeaten.
The son of Jimmy Choux is bred to get better with more time and distance, so his record to date bodes well. He scored a good win at Sandown last start and now he gets a crack at Saturday grade.
Watch for any positive betting moves throughout the week.
Race 4. (14:50) William Newton VC Handicap (2600m)
#1 – Vow and Declare – Bet Now
The Melbourne Cup winner has produced two good performances since and he looks tough to beat over this distance.
The four-year-old will appreciate facing 2600m and against opposition that he should be able to put a few lengths on. There are no Melbourne Cup types in this race and we’re expecting a tidy effort.
Punters should be looking at even-money odds.
Race 5. (15:25) FLT Peter Armytage Handicap (1700m)
#9 – Tooradin – Bet Now
Tooradin is a progressive type that produced back-to-back wins at Pakenham and Ballarat before running fourth last start.
The heavy conditions weren’t ideal for the son of Americain but he battled nicely and we’re prepared to give him another chance.
There isn’t much between most in this field and punters should get nice odds.
Race 6. (16:00) VRC St Leger (2800m)
#3 – Coin Collector @ $6 – Bet Now
Coin Collector looks a natural stayer and he could improve after notching three consecutive placings.
Another tidy runner from the O’Brien stable, the three-year-old gelding has won only one race but he has promised to win plenty more.
Drawing barrier one gives him every chance to get a soft run and Damien Oliver in the saddle is a positive.
Race 7. (16:35) Ian Bayles DFC Handicap (1000m)
#6 – All Too Royal @ $4.80 – Bet Now
We’re prepared to give All Too Royal another chance after producing another tidy effort. He’s a smart winner of eight from 19 races and he owns enough ability to win.
His two starts at Flemington have resulted in one placing and having that experience is vital. He can run down the straight and punters are getting fair odds for him to do so.
Take the $4.80 because he could start much shorter come race day.
Race 8. (17:10) The Les Carlyon Handicap (1700m)
#9 – Hang Man – Bet Now
Hang Man is a nice type that needed the fresh up run and he should perform better. The Mike Moroney-trained gelding is a professional winner of six from 19 and he gets the inside draw for this race.
Punters do need to take a risk in backing the son of Windsor Knot, but when he’s on his game, he’s awfully tough to beat.
Bookmakers should be offering each-way odds.