The $5,000,000 All-Star Mile will run and won for the fourth time in history.
The BetDeluxe team has gone through all the races on the program and circled all the best bets from Flemington on a track that is likely to play perfectly.
With fine weather predicted for Saturday, we should be racing on a good four, so the results will likely be tempo and talent related.
flemington race 1
#8 oh so far
A stayer who is progressively becoming stronger with each run.
She had less luck than the early settlers at Sandown over 2400 metres when she was a sure-thing beaten after being held up in the straight.
Will need a shade of luck from the inside barrier again, but Jye Mcneil is there to service her needs.
She is flying at the moment and has to be the main winning chance here.
Gets down in the weights and she should be a strong turn of foot towards the back end of the race which will separate her from the opposition.
Suggested Bet: Oh So Far win at $4.2
Confidence Rating: 4/10
flemington race 2
Lombardo has become a completely different horse since the blinkers have been applied.
He started a $5 elect in the Group 1 Manikato Stakes last sprint but found the going a little too tough.
This looks the perfect starting point for his new campaign and, while he will be better for the run, he has the speed to burn this lot off.
Suggested Bet: Lombardo win at $3.10
Confidence Rating: 6/10
flemington race 3
#8 El Patroness
El Patroness is ready to peak third-up getting to her pet distance over 2000 metres.
Her two resuming runs have been super, especially her most recent effort at Caulfield over 1800 metres when bumping into potential star called Castlereagh Kid.
She made up good ground late in the race to suggest the rise to 2000 metres is going to be ideal.
Suggested Bet: El Patroness win at $4.8
Confidence Rating: 5/10
flemington race 4
Pounding is slowly turning into a smart race horse.
He had been a little immature in his early days of racing, but has always had city-level talent.
Coming to the expanses of Flemington should see him get ample space to put his stamina and speed to good use.
His win at Sandown last start when being plunged in the betting was very sharp.
It was his first ever run at the mile, so he is sure to take plenty of fitness from that effort.
The old firm of Peter Moody and Luke Nolen combine.
Suggested Bet: Pounding win at $3.8
Confidence Rating: 8/10
flemington race 5
Vasmee has taken the next step in his career with some big wins.
The four-year-old gelding has posted three wins from four runs this campaign, but it was the most recent win at Pakenham that really caught attention.
He bolted in by six-and-a-half lengths when rating through the roof in a BM-64 over 1400 metres and getting up to the mile is going to be no concern.
He has a dynamic turn of speed and can settle very handy to the speed in this event.
Expecting Arron Lynch to find the leaders back and let down with that sharp sprint this horse possesses.
Suggested Bet: Vasmee win at $4
Confidence Rating: 7.5/10
flemington race 6
Get the feeling Mike Moroney and his camp might just have left a handful of lengths of fitness in the locker for Tofane.
She was a heavily tried favourite in the Group 1 Futurity Stakes at Caulfield and raced like a horse who was a touch flat.
Happy to forgive her for that run and paying credence to her $2.4 starting price.
Market has completely disrespected her here, but she has the capacity to run a big-each way race.
Suggested Bet: Tofane each-way at $14 the win and $3.50 the place.
Confidence Rating: 8/10
Flemington race 7
Bermadez has done a swap with Gentleman Roy since the markets opened and the value is now with the Mike Moroney-trained runner.
The market screamed he was going to run a strong upon returning from a spell last start and he did not disappoint when running down Rose Quartz.
He is sure to have derived a heap of fitness from the run and he gets up to 1600 metres, which means he can race right on the speed or even lead the race.
Expecting him to roll across from the middle barrier, sit outside Gentleman Roy and then out last his main rival.
Suggested Bet: Bermadez win at $3.60
flemington race 8
Going with yet another Mike Moroney runner, this time in the form of Emissary.
Really liked his run behind Cascadian in the Peter Young Stakes at Caulfield over 1800 metres last start.
He got out the back of a small field in a race that was a crawl and had to whip around the outside of the field to make his run.
Love the way he charged through the line and it will set him up perfectly for this 2000-metre affair.
Should be able to get the sit off Desert Icon with cover from the wide gate.
Suggested Bet: Emissary win at $3.5
Confidence Rating: 7/10
flemington race 9
Has become a marvel since joining the Gavin Beggood team.
His two runs with the new stable have seen him win and place at Caulfield over 1400 metres.
The 1200 metres up the straight is in interesting scenario for him given he has never run at the track, but he does have good gate speed and stamina to withstand what looks to be a solidly run race for this level.
If Michael Dee can find a spot close enough to the leaders from barrier 11, he will be hard to hold out on each-way basis.
Suggested Bet: Paperboy each-way at $9.5 the win and $3.20 the place.
Confidence Rating: 6/10