We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Flemington that features nine quality betting races.
Big fields are the flavour of the day at Flemington and we have our best value bets for every race on the card.
Flemington horse racing tips
Race 1. (11:35) Jim Beam Hill Plate (1000m)
#1 – Prezado – Bet Now
Prezado continues to impress with back-to-back wins and he’s a good chance of winning three on the bounce.
The Ellerton/Zahra-trained gelding has notched both wins on this track, so he’s becoming a course specialist at Flemington.
It bodes well and he should prove tough to hold out again.
Race 2. (12:10) Schweppes Bagotville Handicap (1100m)
#1 – Divine Caprice – Bet Now
Divine Caprice scored a tough win at Flemington last time out and she’s capable of winning again. She handled tough conditions the best and it should be similar again on Saturday.
It was her second win from her last three starts and she is maturing into a nice wet track type. With conditions being in the soft/heavy range, so should take some beating here.
Race 3. (12:45) Seppelt Grand Flaneur Handicap (2000m)
#5 – Coolth – Bet Now
The McEvoy-trained gelding has done well to win both starts to date. He won on debut at Balaklava before defying a big betting drift to win at Murray Bridge.
He scored by 2.5 lengths in a dominant fashion and although facing a rise in class, he’s more than capable of handling it.
Having Damien Oliver in the saddle is only going to help his chances.
Race 4. (13:25) G.H. Mumm Picnic BM78 (1400m)
#15 – Simply Optimistic – Bet Now
We’re giving Simply Optimistic one more chance to impress after being a touch disappointing this season.
The New Zealand-trained runner is a four-time winner from 14 starts and he did finish third last start, so he’s going well enough.
Drawing barrier two should be enough to see him run up to his best form.
Race 5. (14:05) Furphy Celeb of Melbourne BM84 (1400m)
#13 – Shahzade – Bet Now
Shahzade faces a rise in class after back-to-back wins but she’s handling the track conditions well and should prove tough to beat again.
The Anthony Freedman-trained mare has scored two wins on a heavy track and she has shown a good turn-of-foot.
She gets into the race nicely on the weights and she could provide punters with value.
Race 6. (14:45) Grinders Coffee Handicap (2520m)
#8 – Masaff – Bet Now
Masaff is an imported runner for Chris Waller that is due to show his best form. The son of Raven’s Pass finished third at Flemington last start and the run had plenty of merit.
He made up good ground from the back of the field and rising from 1800m to 2520m looks ideal for this race.
Carrying 56kg from the inside draw with Craig Williams in the saddle won’t do his cause any harm.
Race 7. (15:25) Henry Byron Moore BM84 (1800m)
#5 – Sikorsky – Bet Now
Sikorsky is on the quick back up having finished an unlucky second last week. The Lindsay Park-trained gelding was forced to do plenty of work in the run and he did well to run second.
Racing twice in a week on a testing surface isn’t ideal but he’s the class runner of the field. Damien Oliver sticks with him and that’s a good sign.
The market should reflect his chances.
Race 8. (16:00) VRC Heritage Handicap (1400m)
#12 – Vassilator – Bet Now
We’re sticking with Vassilator through thick and thin, despite that he hasn’t won for a long time.
The Colin Little-trained gelding wasn’t far away when fourth at Flemington last start and he made up huge ground in the straight.
We are confident that he will win another race and punters will always get good odds.
Race 9. (16:30) Bagot’s Cowshed Handicap (1400m)
#4 – Alburq – Bet Now
Alburq has been a little disappointing of late but the talent is there and he could get back to his best.
The Moroney-trained three-year-old has finished in the money in eight of his 13 starts, so the consistency is there.
He’s a past winner on this track and punters should get value odds.