Punters get to enjoy a full nine-race card at Flemington this Saturday and there’s some cracking racing expected.
There are no group races, but the fields have come up trumps and we have free expert tips and form for every race this Saturday.
Flemington free tips & form
Race 1. (11:50) Jack Styring Plate (1100m)
#1 – Maqsad @ $4.80 – Bet Now
Scored nicely on debut at Seymour by a narrow margin before running well last time out. The two-year-old filly ran 1.8 lengths behind the winner at Morphettville and it came in a tough race.
Form out of that listed 2YO race should stack up nicely and her experience at that level should hold her in good stead for this.
Drawn well down the straight and she looks to have a good amount of ability.
Race 2. (12:25) Apache Cat BM78 (1620m)
#5 – Gold Mag @ $4.60 – Bet Now
Talented on his day but he looks like a wet-track type, so his chances increase if Flemington is playing in the soft-heavy range.
Even if the track remains good, he’s a chance and he comes into this off a win at Randwick. That was a nice effort and punters should be getting value odds in this.
Race 3. (13:00) Rogan Josh BM78 (1410m)
#7 – Neighbourhood @ $5.50 – Bet Now
Scratched from racing on a Friday night meeting but that could give punters more value in this race.
The three-year-old filly was going to run at short odds after scoring a 2.3-length win on debut at Cranbourne.
Punters should enjoy better odds here and although he’s making some rise in class, he has obvious talent.
Race 4. (13:35) Might And Power Handicap (1410m)
#6 – Another Dollar @ $4.80 – Bet Now
Very consistent type for Chris Waller, which is fresh up after running second at second at Randwick last time out.
That came in a strong benchmark 88 field and she typically races well fresh up. She has had two starts following a break for one placing and she will enjoy carrying 54kg.
Bookmakers should offer good odds for the four-year-old daughter of Ocean Park.
Race 5. (14:15) Zipping Handicap (2000m)
#1 – Grinzinger Star $3 – Bet Now
Searching for his third consecutive win, Grinzinger Star is on fire and he looms as a winning chance again.
The son of Reliable Man has made a good start to this career with three wins and four placings from nine starts. That’s a handy start to his career and he might go under the radar this season.
Looms as the hardest to beat, providing Zalatte races in the Oaks and not here.
Race 6. (14:55) Who Shot Thebarman Handicap (1200m)
#1 – Terbium @ $4.60 – Bet Now
Terbium has made a cracking start to his career and that’s likely to continue here. The three-year-old is unbeaten after four starts, which includes a win at Group 3 level last start.
He was good enough to beat the likes of Zousain last start and he showed some good speed in the straight to score by 1.8 lengths.
There are no holes in his form and no reason to jump off his back.
Race 7. (15:35) Brew Handicap (2600m)
#6 – Felaar @ $11 – Bet Now
New Zealand runner which probably doesn’t have the class of some of these, but with 54kg on his back, he must be considered.
The Stephen Marsh-trained runner has finished in the money in 12 of his 19 starts and he comes into this with a last-start win at Hastings.
Gets the inside draw to its advantage.
Race 8. (16:15) Australian Trainers’ Association Handicap (1800m)
#4 – Call Me Handsome @ $5 – Bet Now
Yet to win this campaign but he has finished in the money in 18 of his 23 starts and that’s some record.
He battled to the line nicely when third at Flemington and the rise in distance is only going to help his chances.
Punters usually get each-way odds around this runner and he shouldn’t be too far away at the end.
Race 9. (16:55) Efficient BM84 (1200m)
#8 – Spirit of Aquada @ $3.80 – Bet Now
Good win fresh up and it has been a good thing beaten his last couple. That included a second placing at Caulfield by a nose last start.
That was his second consecutive nose margin for second and given his fresh up win by two lengths, he could easily have won his last three coming into this.
Big chance here.