Finals Day at Flemington tests horses of all shapes and sizes with sprints, mile races and staying races making up the nine-race card on Saturday.
The Punter’s Prince is hunting for the best bets and tips alongside his confidence ratings this weekend.
flemington race 2
She showed excellent versatility as a horse when winning from off the pace at Swan Hill over 1200 metres despite leading in her jump-outs.
The right part of the square should be drawn and looks like a horse who will appreciate utilising her turn of foot in a straight line.
Suggested Bet: Vagrant each way at $9 the win and $2.70 the place.
Confidence Rating: 4/10
flemington race 4
Rate what Hoops did at Sandown when sprinting hard to win off a crawl and being in the worst part of the track.
Draws a barrier that should see her settle handy in the run, and the mile looks as though it will suit her.
Suggested Bet: Hoops each way at $10 the win and $3.3 the place.
Confidence Rating: 5/10
flemington race 5
#4 rock up
Sensational run second-up for the new stable when running within three lengths of Tea Tales over 2000 metres at Flemington a fortnight ago.
He will take so much improvement for that effort after having to contend with a rise in trip from 1400 metres at Mildura the start prior.
He had a significant SP advantage over the favourite and can run over the top of him.
Suggested Bet: Rock Up win at $3.50
Confidence Rating: 7.5/10
flemington race 7
#3 sirius suspect
Not sure how Sirius Suspect misses the top three.
He is weighted on the minimum despite having raced well at Group level throughout his last six months.
He loves racing up the straight and is a sensational each-way bet.
Suggested Bet: Sirius Suspect each way at $8.5 and $2.70 the place.
Confidence Rating: 9/10
flemington race 8
#15 sir davy
He gets an excellent weight swing on Tuvalu and finds himself camping behind the speed to get a lovely run.
He has a nice turn of foot and is rock-hard fit deep into his preparation.
No concern; he is over the top, given he comes from an astute stable.
Suggested Bet: Sir Davy each way at $6 the win and $2.25 the place.
Confidence Rating: 5.5/10
flemington race 9
Mangwanani is worth a very speculative each-way gamble.
He surged mid-race at Mornington over 1200 metres and was hitting the line nicely enough to suggest a rise to 1600 metres second-up will be fine.
Pat Carey has a knack for getting horses like this to run big races at massive odds.
Suggested Bet: Mangwanani each way at $41 the win and $8 the place.
Confidence Rating: 3/10