We have expert betting tips for the betting card this Saturday at Flemington.
Flemington always presents quality racing and this week sees a nine-race card. The Creswick Stakes is the feature race and there’s plenty of good value across the board.
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Race 1. (11:40) Gippsland Region Handicap (1400m)
#2 – St Edward’s Crown @ 5.50 – Bet Now
That was a gutsy win from St Edward’s Crown last start and she could kick on with it now.
She scored a win at Flemington over a talented field and that justified punters backing her at her previous two starts where she finished second.
This is a harder target and there’s some nice types engaged, but $5.50 is worth taking.
Race 2. (12:15) The Murray Region BM90 (1400m)
#8 – Cincinnati Red @ $6 – Bet Now
Cincinnati Red is about as consistent as you get, but she now needs to start winning more often.
The Corstens-trained four-year-old has one win from 17 starts but she also boasts 11 placings. That always makes her a winning hope and she gets some positives in her favour here.
Dropping to 54kg with the apprentice claim added is a positive and drawing barrier three should see her close to the pace.
Race 3. (12:50) Grampians Region Handicap (1100m)
#10 – Smart Coupe @ $9 – Bet Now
Good value on offer for Smart Coupe, which ran a close third on this track fresh up before running below her best last start.
She ran sixth at Caulfield but she has always run better down the Flemington straight. The daughter of Smart Missile was a winner there in December before running second behind Whispering Brook after that.
Looks every chance and the odds are appealing.
Race 4. (13:25) Great Ocean Road Handicap (2520m)
#3 – Chouxting The Mob – Bet Now
Most of the money in this race has come for Chouxting The Mob, which has rattled off four wins from his last five starts.
The Simon Morrish-trained five-year-old is backing up after scoring a 2.5-length win on this track last start as a $13 chance. He’s at much shorter odds in this and we’re hardly surprised.
Finding consistent stayers isn’t easy but he’s rolling along nicely and should continue in that vein of form.
Race 5. (14:05) Country Achiever BM78 (1200m)
#12 – Street Tough @ $4.40 – Bet Now
Scott Brunton has a good team and Street Tough becomes the latest runner tried in Melbourne.
The four-year-old is a winner of four from eight starts and he scored a quality 1.5-length win at Launceston last time out.
That’s going to hold him in good stead for this and there has been solid support in the betting. He opened at $4.60 and has trimmed into $4.40.
Race 6. (14:45) David Bourke BM90 Plate (1600m)
#4 – Five Kingdom @ $2.90 – Bet Now
Five Kingdom produced a big effort to run third last start after settling well back in the run.
The Lindsay Park-trained four-year-old settled near last but flashed home late to run third and he’s a past winner at Flemington.
He placed at his only second up start and with a light weight on his back, he looks the hardest to beat in this.
Race 7. (15:25) A.R. Creswick Stakes (1200m)
#2 – Halvorsen @ $4.60 – Bet Now
Halvorsen is always around the mark and loomed to win at Flemington last start. The Robbie Griffiths-trained runner has been in the money in nine of his 12 career starts.
He finished a nose behind Gytrash last start but there is nothing separating these two and they could fight out the finish again.
Bookmakers have them on the same line of betting and we’re not surprised by that.
Race 8. (16:05) Macedon & Goldfields Handicap (1600m)
#2 – Sure Knee @ $2.80 – Bet Now
Sure Knee had plenty of support last start and although she came up short, she faces an easier field here.
We’re a little worried about how tired she might be after a long and tough campaign, but she is the class filly in this field and that warrants inclusion.
Craig Williams takes the ride and she will be well backed once again.
Race 9. (16:38) Brian Beattie Handicap (1400m)
#6 – Blazejowski @ $4.60 – Bet Now
Looking for his fourth consecutive win, Blazejowski is in a rich vein of form and could remain unbeaten this year.
Trained by Greg Eurell, the grey gelding has now won six of his 14 starts and he has been paying good prices to win.
He paid $12 to win at Flemington last start but he will be starting much shorter in the betting this time around.