We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Flemington, which features nine quality betting races.
The Group 1 Turnbull Stakes is the feature on the card but there’s a stack of quality races throughout the day.
Melbourne Cup spots are on the line in the Bart Cummings and there is stakes racing action from the word go.
We have expert betting tips for every race on the card.
Flemington horse racing tips
Race 1. (12:35) Maribyrnong Trial Stakes (1000m)
#3 – Jerle – Bet Now
The small field is packed full of talent and Jerle looks to be a nice type in the making.
He’s trained by James Cummings and enters this race with plenty of expectations. His breeding of Exceed And Excel x. Shannara is quality breeding and that helps.
Damian Lane takes the ride and he should provide punters with a good sight.
Race 2. (13:10) Paris Lane Stakes (1400m)
#4 – Cascadian – Bet Now
Cascadian is a dual acceptor in Sydney but if he runs here, he’s going to be awfully tough to hold out.
The Cummings-trained import rattled home to finish fifth when first arriving in Australia and he didn’t lose any admirers when running fourth last time out.
He will get back but Flemington is ideal for back markers and with only 55.5kg on his back, we wouldn’t be surprised to see him putting in the big bounds late.
Race 3. (13:45) Poseidon Stakes (1100m)
#3 – Heirborn – Bet Now
Heirborn has been exactly that after posting two impressive wins to open his career.
The Anthony Freedman-trained three-year-old scored by 3.8 lengths on debut before hitting the line hard to win at Flemington last start.
Both wins came on a rain-affected track but he looks better on a good surface and he could mature into a group horse.
This is by no means an easy field, but if he’s any good, he’ll go close to winning.
Race 4. (14:25) Blazer Stakes (1400m)
#8 – Fidelia @ $2.80 – Bet Now
Fidelia didn’t receive all favours in the run last time out but she strips fitter for the run now.
The four-year-old mare rattled off four consecutive wins last preparation and has returned in solid order with two starts.
She didn’t have any room to move in the straight last time out but with a better ride, she should be competitive in what is a tough race.
Strong early money has come.
Race 5. (15:05) Super Impose Stakes (1800m)
#4 – The Lifeline @ $6 – Bet Now
The Waterhouse/Bott team lines up The Lifeline, which has been in good form this season.
A three-year-old gelding, The Lifeline was a quality winner two back at Sandown before running second behind Skiddaw at Caulfield.
He owns good tactical speed and leading from barrier two shouldn’t pose him any problems for this run.
Punters are getting very nice odds and he should be right in the thick of the action.
Race 6. (15:45) Gilgai Stakes (1200m)
#7 – Sunlight @ $2.90 – Bet Now
Beating Santa Ana Lane won’t be easy but Sunlight is a better-value runner in the Gilgai Stakes.
The four-year-old mare finished third in the Moir Stakes behind Nature Strip last start and that’s going to trim her up nicely for this run.
She’s a 10-time winner from 18 starts which has class on her side and Flemington looks ideal after drawing barrier nine.
Race 8. (17:05) Bart Cummings (2520m)
#3 – Surprise Baby @ $2.60 – Bet Now
Surprise Baby deserves a run in the Melbourne Cup after going awfully close to an automatic qualifying win earlier this year.
The five-year-old was last seen flashing home for fifth behind Homesman at Moonee Valley and that’s Group 1 form.
He’s a lightly-tried runner which could be Australia’s best chance to score a win in the Melbourne Cup, providing he gets there.
Race 9. (17:45) Edward Manifold Stakes (1600m)
#7 – Miami Bound @ $3.20 – Bet Now
Miami Bound has looked the goods to date after posting consecutive wins at Bendigo in preparation for this.
The Danny O’Brien-trained filly broke through in August and posted another win by two lengths last time out.
She ran third on debut behind Sebrakate and that form should hold up nicely in this race.
Chance and punters have come for her.