We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Flemington that features nine quality betting races.
The Standish Handicap headlines racing at headquarters and we have our best value bets available.
Flemington horse racing tips
Race 1. (12:33) Resimax Rapid Racing 2YO (1100m)
#3 – Exonumia – Bet @ Sportsbet
The James Cummings-trained colt is on debut after showing speed in a recent jumpout at Flemington, so we’re expecting a nice effort.
He is a well-related half-brother to Plaquette and Dickin Medal, so the breeding checks out and having Damian Lane in the saddle helps.
Punters should look for a betting move on race day.
Race 2. (13:08) Furphy Refreshing Ale BM70 (1400m)
#2 – Squid Game @ $4.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Squid Game is a quality type that battled gamely when running third behind Clemenceau at Flemington last start.
The three-year-old son of Shooting to Win looked the goods in two wins prior and he meets an easier field here.
Barrier six is ideal and he should go close.
Race 3. (13:43) California Memory BM100 (1700m)
#1 – Dark Dream @ $5 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Dark Dream is getting close to scoring a win in Australia and it’s not for the lack of trying.
The Hayes-trained seven-year-old finished second at Caulfield last time out, which was his third second placing from his last four starts.
$5 is a fair price and he should be tough to hold out.
Race 4. (14:18) Twilight Payment BM70 (2000m)
#1 – Can’t Go Wong @ $5 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Looking to remain unbeaten is Can’t Go Wong, who won his first two starts at Sandown.
The three-year-old colt faced only a field of four last start, but we like the way he powered to the line to score narrowly.
Barrier four and the rise in distance should be ideal, so put him on top.
Race 5. (14:53) Be a Mate Nominate Trophy (1400m)
#2 – Blazejowski @ $3.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Blazejowski is getting close to posting an overdue win after some solid starts this season.
The Eurell-trained seven-year-old is a nine-time winner from 30 starts and three of those wins have come at Flemington.
Getting an inside draw with 2kg coming off his back only helps his chances.
Race 6. (15:28) VRC Event Staff BM70 (1400m)
#13 – Divine Diosa @ $8 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Simon Zahra lines up the four-year-old mare who is fresh up and could be ready to strike.
The daughter of Teofilo owns two wins at the distance and she finished sixth behind I’m Thunderstruck last time out.
That form has been franked at the very top, so Divine Diosa should be well-placed.
Race 7. (16:08) Standish Handicap (1200m)
#10 – It’sourtime @ $4.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
It’sourtime doesn’t know how to run a bad race with eight starts for three wins and four placings.
The Danny O’Brien-trained four-year-old finished third behind Scorched Earth last week and carrying 54kg is ideal.
Punters get each way odds in the tough field, so he’s worth including in selections.
Race 8. (16:50) Stud & Stable Staff Awards BM70 (2000m)
#14 – Redwood Shadow @ $7 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Redwood Shadow didn’t have it easy last start but the four-year-old found a way to win.
The son of Redwood had no luck when running fifth at Flemington prior to that either, so he’s due for a change in fortune.
Getting the inside draw should see him land in a good spot, so take the $7 available with bookmakers.
Race 9. (17:35) Resimax Jockey Challenge BM78 (1600m)
#12 – Americain Angel @ $5.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Americain Angel capped off three consecutive second placings with a win at Caulfield and that form stacks up nicely.
The four-year-old mare has yet to race at Flemington, but the long straights look ideal. She runs her best races at the distance and carrying 55.5kg helps.
Barrier two is ideal and the each-way odds available are generous.
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.