We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Flemington that features nine quality betting races.
Australian Guineas day is always a terrific day for punters and we have our best value bets available.
Flemington horse racing tips
Race 1. (12:20) Very Special Kids Plate (1000m)
#5 – Tycoon Humma @ $2.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Tycoon Humma comes off an impressive debut win at Bendigo where she scored by two lengths.
The two-year-old filly by Capitalist was well-backed to win on that occasion and she didn’t let punters down with an easy performance.
She is well-bred out of Humma Mumma and that bodes well for future racing.
Race 2. (12:55) Roy Higgins Quality (2600m)
#2 – Mosh Music @ $5 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Mosh Music isn’t always the easiest horse to follow but she is capable at her best. She showed that when scoring at Sandown two starts back before running seventh at Moonee Valley.
She is a past winner at Flemington and the longer straight is her best asset. The six-year-old likes time to warm up and she should be hitting the line with power.
Her record consists of eight wins from 16 starts, so she demands respect.
Race 3. (13:30) The Tab Shaftesbury Avenue (1400m)
#2 – The Harrovian @ $4.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Harrovian continues to win and he deserves a chance against this level of opposition.
A former country-based runner in Queensland, the seven-year-old owns 17 wins from 30 starts and three of those have come at this distance.
Barrier three is ideal and despite facing some smart types for the first time, she has been well-backed to score at each-way odds.
Race 4. (14:05) World Horse Racing BM90 (1200m)
#4 – Defiant Dancer @ $7.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Phillip Stokes-trained gelding is always around the mark as his record shows. He owns five wins and eight placings from 17 starts, so punters can back him with confidence.
The son of Foxwedge scored four consecutive wins before running third behind Sirius Suspect at Flemington last time out.
There was merit with that performance and with the 3kg claim, punters get value odds.
Race 5. (14:45) ATA/BOB Hoysted Stakes (1000m)
#2 – Fabergino @ $3.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Fabergino didn’t run in the best part of the track last start and different tactics should be used this time around.
Being out in the open in the Lightning Stakes didn’t help, but there is no Nature Strip in this field and she could take advantage.
She is an 11-time winner from 18 starts and nine of those wins have come over this distance. Three of those wins have come at Flemington, so her form reads well.
Race 6. (15:25) Darley Blamey Stakes (1600m)
#11 – Buffalo River @ $2.70 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Despite a lack of recent winning form, Buffalo River looms as the toughest to beat in this race.
The Mike Moroney-trained five-year-old comes off a gallant second placing behind Regardsmaree last start and that form has been franked all season.
55kg on the back is ideal and we would be surprised if he didn’t figure in the finish.
Race 8. (16:45) Inglis Dash (1100m)
#3 – Rocketing By @ $4 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Rocketing By did exactly that when winning the Inglis Millennium last start and he could go on with the job.
The three-year-old colt by So You Think handled the conditions best at Randwick and although the track will be good on Saturday, he is a two-time winner on a dry surface.
The inside draw might not be a help, but he demands respect.
Race 9. (17:20) Furphy Ale Frances Tressady (1400m)
#10 – Paul’s Regret @ $7.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Paul’s Regret didn’t lose any admirers when running second at Caulfield behind Probabeel last start and that form was franked at Group 1 level.
The four-year-old mare scored wins at her two previous starts at Warrnambool and Flemington, so she’s a runner in form.
Barrier two with William Pike riding is a bonus.
After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl’s tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.