We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Flemington that features nine quality betting races.
The Turnbull Stakes is the feature race in Melbourne this week, and we have our best bets available for every race on the card.
Flemington horse racing tips
Race 1. (12:10) Darley Maribyrnong Trial Stakes (1000m)
#7 – Robusto- Bet @ Sportsbet
Punters should always sit up and take notice of a Chris Waller-trained debutante.
The two-year-old colt by Churchill has the breeding to suggest he could mature into a more than handy age-group runner.
Having Brett Prebble in the saddle is a leading sign, so watch for any positive betting moves.
Race 2. (12:40) Kirkland Gold Super Impose Stakes (1800m)
#1 – Tutukaka- Bet @ Sportsbet
Tutukaka didn’t fire at Flemington last time out when running eighth behind Mr Mozart, but that came against strong opposition.
The three-year-old gelding looked good winning at Eagle Farm by four lengths prior to that, so the quality is there.
He’s capable of handling this field, so we’re expecting a return to form.
Race 3. (13:15) Tab Edward Manifold Stakes (1610m)
#1 – Yearning- Bet @ Sportsbet
The Hawkes-trained three-year-old scored a breakthrough win at Newcastle last start and she could kick on with it.
She scored a half-length win, which was much better than when she ran ninth behind Jamaea at Randwick.
Barrier three is ideal and she should get every chance in the run.
Race 4. (13:50) Gilgai Stakes (1200m)
#5 – Lost and Running- Bet @ Sportsbet
We’re sticking with Lost and Running, despite running eighth fresh up. He couldn’t keep up with the likes of Eduardo and Nature Strip, but we don’t blame him.
He didn’t get all favours in the run, and his prior form consisted of six wins from seven starts, so he’s a professional type.
A spot in The Everest could be up for grabs, so expect him to jump and run off the inside draw.
Race 5. (14:25) VRC Members Danehill Stakes (1100m)
#1 – Ingratiating @ $3.50- Bet @ Sportsbet
Ingratiating might have been run down by Ranch Hand last start, but the sizable three-year-old demands attention here.
The colt by Frosted hit the line a little too soon at Flemington, but we think he will be ridden more patiently this time around.
Drawing wide down the straight should allow that to happen, so he could reverse the placings here.
Race 6. (15:05) Furphy Rose of Kingdom Stakes (1410m)
#2 – Instant Celebrity @ $6.50- Bet @ Sportsbet
We’re prepared to give Instant Celebrity another chance despite running sixth behind Turaath last time out.
The five-time winner might have needed two runs back from a spell to show her best fitness, and she’s a two-time winner at the distance.
Punters are getting a value price for a quality type, so she goes into calculations.
Race 8. (16:25) The Lexus Bart Cummings (2520m)
#11 – Grand Promenade @ $6- Bet @ Sportsbet
Grand Promenade did well to run fifth over an unsuitable distance last start, so the rise to 2520m is right up the stayer’s alley.
The six-year-old is a seven-time winner and potential Melbourne Cup hopeful, who will enjoy racing with just 55kg on his back.
He opened at $7 before it was dropped to $5.50 in a matter of minutes. We’re not surprised by the weight of money coming for him.
Race 9. (17:05) McGregor Port Paris Lane Stakes (1410m)
#1 – Aysar @ $4.40- Bet @ Sportsbet
The Hayes-trained four-year-old is fitter now after three wins, so we’re expecting him to go close.
He finished a length behind Sierra Sue in a tough race last start, so that form was much better than expected as a $61 chance.
His talent should take him close against this level of opposition.
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.