Derby Day is one of the biggest betting meetings of the year and we have free tips for the best races on the card.
The nine-race card features four Group 1 races and a host of other quality betting events. We also look at the form from Rosehill to find our best bets from Sydney.
Flemington free tips & form
Race 1. (11:45) Carbine Club Stakes (1600m)
#5 – Ranier @ $4.60 – BET NOW
Punters were cheering when Ranier finally scored a win last time out after five prior placings. The James Cummings-trained colt won the Gothic Stakes and now looks a good bet in this.
There’s more depth to this race but he will get an economical run from the inside barrier and having Hugh Bowman in the saddle is a bonus.
We’re confident in his chances to score back-to-back wins and punters are getting good odds, which is a little surprising.
Race 2. (12:20) Wakeful Stakes (2000m)
#2– Verry Elleegant @ $2 – BET NOW
The current VRC Oaks favourite is having one last run before next Thursday’s feature race at Flemington and we’re backing her in both.
The former Kiwi, now trained by Darren Weir, was a brilliant winner of the Ethereal Stakes last start and even though she didn’t settle overly well, she still picked them up with ease in the straight.
She’s a filly by Zed and having another run at the 2000m is going to toughen her up nicely ahead of the 2500m that awaits her next Thursday, but she represents a good betting proposition at the $2.
Race 3. (13:00) The Tab Stakes (1200m)
#1 – Osborne Bulls @ $3.30 – BET NOW
It was an incredible effort to run third in The Everest after heading for the outside rail and beating the majority of the field home.
Conditions will be more suitable for the talented sprinter here and he’s clearly the horse they all have to beat.
Some punters might see that he has drawn barrier 11 and consider that a negative, but he needs clear running room and drawing wide down the Flemington straight is often a positive.
Expect to see the talented five-year-old fly down the outside rail again.
Race 4. (13:40) Lexus Stakes (2500m)
#10 – Jaameh @ $4.60 – BET NOW
Lindsay Park lines up the Melbourne Cup hopefully, which was game in defeat behind Avilius in the Bart Cummings last start.
The imported son of Iffraaj is a six-time winner which hasn’t always shown the best consistency but his best efforts have come at Flemington and he’s a big chance of taking this out.
Getting the weight advantage over some of the well-favoured types works in his favour and we’re expecting another tough effort.
Race 9. (17:20) Furphy Sprint (1100m)
#7 – From Within @ $7 – BET NOW
Good money on offer from bookmakers for a mare which has strung four wins together. The Toby Edmonds-trained four-year-old was too tough for them in the Alinghi Stakes at Caulfield last start and that form looks good for this.
She has been able to take winning form in Queensland and show that in Melbourne, which isn’t easy to do but her 1.3-length win last start was a sign of things to come.
It’s another good ride for Hugh Bowman and his confidence is sky-high at the moment.
Rosehill free tips and form
Race 2. (12:40) Dynaton Hire BM76 (1200m)
#2 – Brazilica @ $2.80 – BET NOW
Chris Waller lines up the well-bred daughter of Redoute’s Choice x. Brazilian Pulse and she was a terrific winner on debut.
The three-year-old took plenty of action in the market when posting a two-length win at Randwick where she won as the $1.50 favourite.
Punters are getting better odds here and despite the field being of a higher class, she could be one to watch for the future.
Race 4. (14:00) Lidoran Group Handicap (1900m)
#3 – Mask of Time @ $3.80 – BET NOW
Mask of Time scored an overdue win at Caulfield last start when dead-heating with Best of Days in a thrilling finish.
The Maher/Eustace-trained import hadn’t been performing up to his best potential since arriving in Australia but that was a strong win last start and he could kick on with it now.
Running right handed will be interesting but he deserves respect at the odds.
Race 7. (16:10) AMWU BM88 (1200m)
#3 – Newsfan @ $2.80 – BET NOW
Form behind Serene Miss is going to stand up nicely at this level and Newsfan looks like the horse to beat here.
The Kim Waugh-trained mare finished second behind Serene Miss at her last two starts, including one at Randwick and prior to that she scored a 3.8-length win at Wyong.
She hasn’t been seen since April but has recently scored a trial win. That bodes well for this and it’s good to see money coming for her.