We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Flemington that features nine quality betting races.
Even betting fields are available throughout the day at Flemington and we have our best bets at the ready.
Flemington horse racing tips
Race 1. (11:55) Byerley Handicap (1800m)
#9 – Gonnadancealot – Bet @ Sportsbet
The two-year-old filly comes off an improved performance for second at Bendigo and that form should hold up nicely at this level.
She paid big odds after some average efforts prior, but she’s heading in the right direction and Jamie Kah riding is a positive.
55.5kg helps so put her on top.
Race 2. (12:30) K.A. Morrison Handicap (1400m)
#9 – Tuvalu – Bet @ Sportsbet
Tuvalu looks to have a bright future after winning on debut by seven lengths before scoring a 2.5-length win at Sandown last start.
The unbeaten three-year-old got the better of a quality field last start, including The Big Easy, which has since won in Sydney.
He draws the rails and carries 55kg, so we’re expecting a handy return to racing.
Race 3. (13:05) Invest Rising Stars BM84 (1400m)
#7 – Lindhout – Bet @ Sportsbet
Lindhout comes off a tidy win at Flemington and she looks capable of producing the goods again at this level.
The four-year-old mare won by two lengths against open company and she gets a vital 3kg off her back here, which should make her tough to beat.
It’s an open field but she is the testing material and punters could get each-way odds.
Race 4. (13:40) ATA Celebrates Women Trainers (2000m)
#2 – Schabau – Bet @ Sportsbet
The former German import was the big disappointment of the spring, but we’re prepared to give him another chance at this level.
He comes off some tough racing, including efforts behind Persan and Lord Belvedere, so he hasn’t been escaping the toughest stayers in Australia.
Running fresh up is ideal and he loves this track and distance.
Race 5. (14:20) L.V. Lachal BM78 (1200m)
#12 – Wilmot Pass – Bet @ Sportsbet
Punters have been patiently waiting for Wilmot Pass to show his best form and we’re prepared to give him another chance.
The Freedman-trained four-year-old has been threatening to win after scoring three placings, so he hasn’t been far away.
Barrier 15 will force him back, but watch for him late.
Race 6. (15:00) Sir Eugene Gorman Handicap (1600m)
#8 – Degraves @ $2.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Degraves scored first-up in Australia and although he meets stronger opposition, he stays down in the weights.
The four-year-old son of Camelot still has plenty to learn after being green at Flemington last start, but that bodes well for this contest.
Will Price drops his weight to 52.5kg and he looks like a weighting special.
Race 7. (15:35) Trevor Clarke BM84 (1000m)
#10 – Dirty Thoughts – Bet @ Sportsbet
Jamie Kah gets another good ride with Dirty Thoughts, which was good enough to win three consecutive starts last time in work.
The daughter of So You Think carries only 54kg for this race and although she hasn’t raced for 10 months, could hit the ground running.
Watch for a market push on race day.
Race 8. (16:15) Flemington Cup Handicap (2800m)
#3 – South Pacific @ $2.30 – Bet @ Sportsbet
South Pacific comes off a deserved win at Flemington by 3.8 lengths and he is capable of repeating the dose over this distance.
The son of Galileo was heavily backed to win and he got the job done, which is much the case for Saturday’s race.
Barrier 15 won’t be an issue over this distance, so keep him safe.
Race 9. (16:47) Ken Cox Handicap (1700m)
#1 – Foxy Frida – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Andrew Noblet-trained filly has won three of her five starts this preparation and she is unbeaten in two starts at Flemington.
She scored by 1.3 lengths two back before holding on to win by a nose last start. She showed a will to win on that occasion and it bodes well for future racing.
3kg comes off her back and she should be right around the mark again.
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.