Sound the trumpets and heed the advice; the Punter’s Prince is in town.
Flemington is where the best bets come from in Melbourne this weekend, and our man has found what he thinks is a monty in the second race.
Flemington race 1
His form line might read 10th of 10 runners at Sandown last start, but Taramansour is ready to run a big race.
The Matt Cumani-trained stayer was resuming after an eight-week let-up and had to encounter a solidly run race and a wet track, which is not to his liking.
He will get back on top of the ground, finds the services of Damien Oliver and will be much fitter for the run.
A handy weight drop from 61kgs to 58kgs helps his chances as well.
Each way of the day.
Suggested Bet: Taramansour each way at $7 for the win and $2.5 for the place.
Suggested Exotic: Boxed First Four – 1, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10
flemington race 2
Back up the trucks and get ready to launch.
Brosnan returns to Flemington having competed and being well held in the Group 1 Sires Produce.
He pulled up lame after the race and comes into this off a bit of a freshen up.
Gerald Ryan is known for getting his horses to run very well off little breaks in between runs and Brosnan looks no exception.
Blinkets come off to settle him down and the winkers go on instead.
Jye Mcneil takes the ride and only has to jump cleanly from the barrier to land in a good spot.
Suggested Bet: Brosnan win at $3.4
flemington race 6
Praying Coolth gets a run as a second emergency in this race.
He was a victim of circumstance when racing second-up at Flemington last weekend over 1600 metres.
The ‘death-by-inside’ is what caught him out after he was clammed away behind runners and had to check off a heap of heels to get a run.
By the time he did, the ship has sailed.
He draws a a few horses off the fence again and can hopefully land in the one by one, rather than one back the fence.
Goes up in distance, which is perfect for him and hopefully Jye Mcneil can have a little more luck than what Damian Thornton was afforded.
Suggested Bet: Coolth win at $3.70
Suggested Exotic: Quinella 16 & 18
flemington race 7
#9 front page
Front Page returned with a bang at Wagga’s last start.
He darted away from his rivals over 1200 metres in speedy time and won like the brilliant racehorse we all know he is.
Injuries and unlucky breaks have befallen his upward spiral as a horse, but the stable look finally has him going well.
His two starts up the straight have seen him bolt in with a win and a failure in the Group 2 Bobbie Lewis.
He returns to Flemington with a head full of steam and will be attempting to run them off their legs out in front.
Suggested Bet: Front Page win at $3.4
Suggested Exotic: Exacta 9 & 12