Flemington headlines Saturday racing with the running of a nine-race program from headquarters with the rail out four metres.
The Punter’s Prince is angling in on a few each-way bets to lead the way into what is a bit of a tricky card.
Flemington Race 2
She is a model of consistency is Thalassophile despite only winning once this campaign.
She finds herself in a very winnable race and Brett Prebble is riding in good form.
Suggested Bet: Thalassophile each-way at $5 the win and $2 the place.
Confidence Rating: 6/10
flemington race 3
#12 it's true
Huge effort from It’s True last start when having to rise from 1200 to 1600 metres between her two runs.
She is now third-up at the mile off a mini spell and will be ready to show her best in this race.
Best of the day.
Suggested Bet: It’s True win at $4.6
Confidence Rating: 8.5/10
flemington race 5
#3 highland blaze
These are connections you have rarely seen at Flemington, but the horse might just have some talent to run a big race at massive odds.
He is a two-year-old colt by champion racehorse Highland Reel and was given a good rev up at his most recent jump out over 1350 metres at Sale.
Little confidence, but worth a very small each-way bet.
Suggested Bet: Highland Blaze each-way at $51 the win and $7.5 the place.
Confidence Rating: 1.5/10
flemington race 6
#9 squid game
Huge jockey change with Craig Williams being booked for Squid Game up the straight after running second behind the talented Inundation.
Williams should be able to slot into a handy spot and let down late in the race to score the victory.
Suggested Bet: Squid Game win at $2.45
Confidence Rating: 8/10
flemington race 7
Maps prefectly in this race and will position himself well ahead of his main rivals and stablemates.
Hits peak fitness third-up from a spell and is holding his winning form very strongly.
Claim from Matthew Cartwright helps his causes.
Suggested Bet: Mankayan win at $4.4
Confidence Rating: 7.5/10
flemington race 8
#8 philadelphia storm
Philadelphia Storm has a track and distance win at this course last preparation which is too hard to ignore.
He is now third-up after going from 1100 metres to 1400 metres last start and the outside barrier should help his chances.
Suggested Bet: Philadelphia Storm each-way at $11 the win and $3.20 the place.
Confidence Rating: 4/10