We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Flemington that features nine quality betting races.
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Flemington horse racing tips
Race 1. (12:25) Kennedy Grand Classic (2500m)
#2 – French Moon @ $4.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
French Moon is in career-best form with three wins from his last four starts and we’re backing him again.
The Symon Wilde-trained four-year-old scored over 2500m at Moonee Valley last start and he had something in hand.
Drawing barrier three gives him a soft run and we’re expecting a nice effort at each-way odds.
Race 2. (13:05) Vobis Gold Comet (1000m)
#3 – Lombardo @ $3.10 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Lombardo won three consecutive races last preparation before running fifth at Group 1 level.
The five-year-old son of I Am Invincible owns six wins from 11 starts and he should be ready to fire fresh up.
Getting $3.10 for a quality sprinter is good shopping and his odds could firm throughout the day on Saturday.
Race 3. (13:40) G.H. Mumm Mystic Journey (2000m)
#1 – Yonce @ $1.75 – Bet @ Sportsbet
It has been a grueling campaign for Yonce, but she keeps stepping up to the mark and that’s credit to her toughness.
The four-year-old mare is unbeaten in five career starts and she powered clear to win at Flemington by three lengths last start.
She destroyed a quality field, so we’re not surprised by the short odds.
Race 4. (14:20) Vobis Gold Reef (1600m)
#9 – Heavy Duty @ $9.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Heavy Duty scored at Ballarat two starts back over Tauty before finishing fourth at Sandown.
He was only narrowly caught on the line by the likes of Pounding last start, but he could turn the tables with a softer lead.
Punters get odds worth taking and he shouldn’t have much trouble crossing from the wide draw.
Race 5. (14:55) Furphy Country Mile Final (1600m)
#9 – Bella Tiara @ $16 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The four-year-old mare turned her form around with a win at Ararat and she shouldn’t be discounted here.
She is a three-time winner from 15 starts and she typically runs her best races over the mile, so the distance suits.
Given the odds available, we’re prepared to include her in selections.
Race 7. (16:20) The Lexus Mugatoo (1600m)
#10 – Gentleman Roy @ $3 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Gentleman Roy was beaten by Yonce last start, but there’s no shame in that and his form prior was top notch.
The five-year-old son of So You Think is a five-time winner from 10 starts and he has been one of the most consistent types this season.
Carrying 53kg is ideal and he should find a forward spot after crossing early.
Race 8. (17:00) The Seppelt Wines Regal Power (2000m)
#1 – Defibrillate @ $6 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Defibrillate got back to his best form with a win at Caulfield and he’s a smart type on any given day.
The former Kiwi runner owns 10 wins from 23 starts and he has finished worse than second only once from five attempts at Flemington.
The long straight gives him a chance to wind up and let down, so only the 60.5kg on his back would stop him.
Race 9. (17:40) Tab Sprint (1200m)
#11 – La Vina @ $12 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Value is with La Vina, who comes off a trial win and she could hit the ground running this preparation.
The five-year-old mare is a three-time winner at the distance and punters get $12, so she maps well and we’re in her camp.
Watch for late betting moves as a positive bet is a good sign.
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