We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Flemington that features nine quality betting races.
Punters get good betting fields throughout the day in Melbourne and we have our best value selections.
Flemington horse racing tips
Race 1. (11:40) VRC Member Emma Sargeant Plate (2500m)
#2 – Grand Promenade @ $1.55 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Grand Promenade deserves to be favourite after producing another quality effort for second last time out.
The Maher/Eustace-trained five-year-old finished 4.8 lengths behind Realm of Flowers last start, which was a much harder field than what he faces here.
Dropping in distance is ideal and he has every chance to win.
Race 2. (12:15) VRC Member Ben Edney BM84 (1400m)
#2 – La Vina @ $3.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Lindsay Smith-trained four-year-old comes off a fifth at Flemington and that followed back-to-back wins.
She owns four wins from 10 starts and although beaten last start, she was just 1.5 lengths behind the winner where she gave away some weight.
$3.50 is a value price and she should give punters a good sight.
Race 3. (12:50) VRC Member Lesley Millson BM78 (1400m)
#9 – Beehunter @ $5 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Beehunter comes off a second placing at Sandown and although he’s struggling to win, he has the ability.
The John Sadler-trained four-year-old owns three placings from five starts at Flemington, and the open track should be ideal.
He’s not the luckiest horse in the world, but Damien Oliver rides and he demands attention.
Race 4. (13:25) VRC Member Philip Jacobsen Handicap (1100m)
#1 – Commands the Field @ $5.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Commands the Field defeated a field of only four on debut, but it was a solid victory. She hit the line nicely and the daughter of Deep Field could win again.
Punters get value odds this time around and she won’t need luck from the outside draw down the Flemington straight.
Race 5. (14:05) VRC Member T Gunnersen Am Handicap (1400m)
#3 – Yulong January @ $3.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
That was a stylish win from Yulong January at Flemington last start and he’s capable of going back-to-back.
The five-year-old gelding won by 1.3 lengths against a similar field, which was his eighth career win and third at Flemington.
Barrier three is ideal and he should track the speed and go well.
Race 6. (14:45) VRC Member Brian Lindsay Handicap (1400m)
#9 – Sweet Sixteen @ $21 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Sweet Sixteen scored back-to-back wins to open her account before placing at Pakenham and Flemington.
The three-year-old by Sebring has missed a placing in only one of her eight starts, so she’s consistent and capable of springing an upset result.
Punters get value odds and the 54kg helps.
Race 7. (15:25) VRC Member Maureen Salter Handicap (2000m)
#5 – Redwood Shadow @ $4.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Redwood Shadow was a touch disappointing last start at Flemington but his form prior was good and he could take this out.
The Price/Kent-trained three-year-old has been around the mark throughout his career and having Jamie Kah in the saddle is a bonus.
Punters should expect another tidy effort.
Race 8. (16:05) VRC Member William Capell Handicap (1100m)
#2 – All of Brighton @ $7 – Bet @ Sportsbet
We were impressed with All of Brighton down the straight last start and he could be a type that rises through the grades.
He mustered good pace to reel in the field late and we’re surprised that he’s not shorter in the betting. $7 is a value price for a runner with plenty of potential.
The inside barrier isn’t ideal, but he might look for cover and sprint late.
Race 9. (16:35) VRC Member Otto Kohn BM84 (2000m)
#16 – Lunar Flare @ $7.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Lunar Flare comes off back-to-back third placings at Caulfield at Flemington, so she’s getting back to her best.
The five-year-old daughter of Fiorente hit the line impressively last start and she looks ready to win. It was the second time this preparation that she has flashed home late.
Drawing barrier 17 shouldn’t matter over this distance and punters can take value odds in the last race.
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.