Flemington Betting Preview | Horse Racing Tips

The rail this week goes out to nine metres after racing at six metres for the return to Flemington last Saturday.

Thu, 15 Dec, 10:52 PM
The racing last Saturday favoured one-pace runners so will be interesting to see what transpires with the rail out another three metres. A cool day is forecast with the top to be 20C. The track reading is a Good 4 on what should be an interesting day of competitive racing.

QUADDIES (Races 6-7-8-9)

Skinny: 2,4,8,9,12 / 5,10,11,15 / 1,2,3,7 / 1,8,9,20
Wide: 2,4,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13 / 4,5,6,10,11,14,15,16 / 1,2,3,4,7,9,10,11 / 1,3,4,6,8,9,10

Best Bet: R3 – 1. Miss Wonderland
Next Best Bet: R7 – 10. Gallic Chieftain
Best Roughie: R6 – 9. Zupacharged

R1 - 1pm Christmas Season Handicap – 1100m

AMERICAN GENIUS Has been placed down this track and ran a top third to Despatch in the Magic Millions at Ballarat at his last start on November 19. Regan Bayliss rides but cannot use his claim and he carries 57kg.

KING’S AUTHORITY Hails from a leading two-year-old yard and closed sharply on his rivals in a Caulfield jump out. He is a son of leading sire Snitzel and was a $280,000 premier Inglis sales graduate. Pay to watch.

REGAL EMBRACE Is a son of champion stallion Redoute’s Choice and did enough in a jump out at Flemington to suggest he can figure here. He was a $250,000 graduate from the Gold Coast Magic Millions sale and is a stable-mate to American Genius.

TOTTEN Makes appeal on his trial form in Sydney. He won in good style over 900m at Rosehill at his last hit out on December 6. He is a son of Exceed And Excel and has shown speed, respected at his debut.

SELECTIONS: No1 AMERICAN GENIUS, No3 King’s Authority, No5 Regal Embrace, No6 Totten


R2 – 1.35pm Beach Side Handicap – 1400m

GOLD FONTEIN Showed her rivals a clean pair of racing plates when tearing away to a 2 ¼ length win over 1300m in a maiden at Wangaratta on December 6. She did that with ease and drops 2.5kg to 54kg for her rise in class.

LADY SELKIRK Will be sharply improved on her first-up run when running 10th over 1200m at Moonee Valley on December 2. Ben Thompson keeps the ride and his 2kg claim sees her carry 54kg – which is a 5kg drop in weight.

HIJACK HUSSY Showed enough last start when running a two-length fifth over 1400m at Warrnambool on December 1. For stable jockey Dean Yendell she was close to her best. Beau Mertens’ 2kg claims sees her carry 58.5kg here.

JACQUI’S JOY Will be kicking strongly towards the line. She showed she was on target for a big showing with a good third over 1200m against her own sex at Ballarat on November 19. She has been kept fresh and respect.

SELECTIONS: No10 GOLD FONTEIN, No3 Lady Selkirk, No1 Hijack Hussy, No6 Jaqui’s Joy

VALUE RUNNER: No6 Jacqui’s Joy

R3 – 2.10pm ISCA Handicap – 1100m

No1 MISS WONDERLAND (BEST BET) Was super impressive when she was backed from $8 into $6.50 and finished third to Spright in the Group 3 Red Roses on November 3 during the Melbourne Cup carnival. She carries 60kg – which is up 5kg – but she has the in-form Luke Nolen to ride and if she repeats her last run she will prove too good here.




R4 – 2.45pm Planet Ruler Handicap - 1400m

SOHO RUBY Has looked impressive with smart wins at her past two starts. She fought hard to post a narrow win over 1300m against her own sex last start at Sandown on November 23. Drops from 59.5kg to 56kg here.

SNITZSON Ran away from his rival Ballet Master to post an imposing win over 1400m at Pakenham on December 3. He goes up from 56.5kg to 59.5kg here and will have Dwayne Dunn to ride, with Craig Williams overseas in Hong Kong

BALLET MASTER Goes up a kilo in weight to 57kg on his last start second to Snitzson over 1400m at Pakenham on December 3. Craig Newitt keeps the ride and he makes appeal.

WIDGEE TURF Bumped into a smart sort at his return when running sixth to Wise Hero over 1200m in a 3yo race at Moonee Valley on November 26. Won by 2 ½ lengths at his debut at his only other start and suggest to watch.

SELECTIONS: No5 SOHO RUBY, No1 Snitzson, No2 Ballet Master, No7 Widgee Turf

VALUE RUNNER: No7 Widgee Turf

R5 – 3.20pm Skipton Handicap – 2500m

BOOM TIME Is a five-year-old stallion racing in career best form. He scored a hard-fought win over 2040m at Moonee Valley last start on November 26. Apprentice Regan Bayliss’s 1.5kg claim will reduce his handicap to 54kg – which is 4kg less than he won with last time.

LORD VAN PERCY Drops in class on his last-start fifth in the Pakenham Cup (2500m) on December 3. He gets a riding change with the in-form Luke Nolen to ride at 56kg.

PUCCINI Gets relief in weight down to 60kg from the 62.5kg he carried to finish second in the Pakenham Cup (2500m) on December 3. He gets a riding change too with Stephen Baster the new rider and has appeal.

HALE SORIANO Is a Northern Hemisphere import who can improve on his last start 10th over 2040m at Moonee Valley on November 26. With Beau Mertens’ 2kg claim carries 52kg, a drop of 6kg on last start.

SELECTIONS: No3 BOOM TIME, No2 Lord Van Percy, No1 Puccini, No4 Hale Soriano

VALUE RUNNER: No4 Hale Soriano

R6 –4pm Fiesta Star Handicap – 1100m

ODYSSEY MOON Returns to this track after having run seventh in the Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on July 30. Dwayne Dunn is the new rider here and respected.

ZUPACHARGED (BEST ROUGHIE) Has been placed three times at six starts at this track. He is racing fresh after having his last start on April 25 here. Cory Parish rides at 54kg and drop of 4.5kg on his last start.

LONROCKSTAR Has a record of one start for one win over this trip. Races well fresh with a first-up record of two wins, a second and two thirds at six starts. Has Luke Nolen to steer.

RUNSATI Has two runs under his belt and carries no weight again on 54kg after running third over 1000m at Moonee Valley on November 26. Respect.

SELECTIONS: No4 ODYSSEY MOON, No9 Zupacharged, No8 Lonrockstar, No12 Runsati

VALUE RUNNER: No9 Zupacharged

R7 – 4.40 Tauto Handicap – 2000m

No 10 GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (NEXT BEST BET) Is a French import who exploded to a two-length win over 2000m at Pakenham on December 3. That was his second start here for trainer Darren Weir and runner-up Goathland franked the form to win here last week. The in-form Luke Nolen replaced Craig Williams, who is overseas.




R8 – 5.20pm Chanteclair Handicap - 1600m

BURNING FRONT Carried 60kg when finished second in the Gold Bullion (1400m) at Pakenham on December 3. Brad Rawiller replaces Luke Nolen and he drops a kilo to 59kg.

LOYALTY MAN Will be hard to beat if connections elect to run here and not go to Sydney. He is racing in-form and he carries the same weight on 54kg as he did to win the Wodonga Cup (1590m) last start on November 25.

MIHANY Is chasing his third win from his past four starts. Apprentice Regan Bayliss’s 1.5kg claim reduces his impost to 57.5kg, which is 2kg more than he carried to win over 1600m at Pakeham on December 3.

TUCANO Can improve on his first up 11th in the Port Fairy Cup (1400m) at Warnambool on December 1. Top jockey Dwayne Dunn gets the nod and rides at 54kg.

SELECTIONS: No2 BURNING FRONT, No7 Loyalty Man, No3 Mihany, No10 Tucano


R9 – 5.55pm Scamanda Handicap – 1100m

STELLAR COLLISION Was knocked from pillar to post before finishing 14th over 1000m at Moonee Valley on November 26. He was a warm $2.60 favourite that day and punters should stick here.

RICH CHARM Likes this track with a record of two starts for a win and a third. He goes well fresh too and the trial over 800m at Cranbourne when finishing a solid second has him tip top.

ANGRY GEE Is bound to be improved on his first-up run when finishing a closing second over 1000m at Pakenham on December 3. Dylan Dunn’s 1.5kg claims reduces his weight to 57.5kg.

WOLF CRY Won this year’s Magic Millions Maiden on the Gold Coast first up last January. Is now with Stuart Webb and is tuned for a big showing with two trials over 800m and a 1000m.

SELECTIONS: No1 STELLAR COLLISION, No8 Rich Charm, No3 Angry Gee, No10 Wolf Cry


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