Flemington Betting Preview | Horse Racing Tips

: The weather is cooling down for the first day of the New Year with the minimum at 13C and maximum tipped to be 21C.

Fri, 30 Dec, 12:41 PM
The day can expect showers so the track may be down graded from its Good 4 at the time of writing. Australia and the world will have its eyes plastered on the opening race with the daughter of world champion mare Black Caviar to take to the stage for the first time in her career. The world will be hoping for a fairytale star for Oscietra a daughter of champion sire Exceed And Excel. There will be some nervous times ahead of her much-anticipated debut. The false rail will be at the true position. QUADDIES (Races 5-6-7-8)

Skinny: 2,7,9,10 / 1,3,9 / 5,7,8 / 3,7,13,14
Wide: 2,5,6,7,8,9,1011,15,16 / 1,2,3,5,9,10 / 1,3,5,6,7,8 / 1,3,6,7,9,11,12,13,14

Best Bet: R1– 10. OSCIETRA
Next Best Bet: R3– 2. CROCODILE ROCK
Best Roughie: R8 – 14. SIMPLE SOLUTION

R1 – 1.35pm New Year Plate – 1000m

No10 OSCIETRA (BEST BET) Has a massive reputation to live up to being a daughter of the unbeaten champion Black Caviar, who won all of her 25 races. Has been given a perfect preparation for her debut showing good speed at two jump-outs. She is from the leading two-year-old yard of Team Hayes.




R2 – 2.10pm Straight Draw Handicap – 2000m

MASTER ZEPHYR Was soundly beaten by stablemate High Church in the Werribee Cup and again looms as a danger here on 52kg with the aid of the 2kg claim of apprentice Ben Allen.

FLYING LIGHT Defied a betting drift from $8 to $14 to post an effortless win over 2000m at Flemington on December 17. Apprentice Regan Bayliss rides again and carries the same weight on 54kg. Rates highly.

KOURKAM Gets a serious riding change with Group 1 winning rider Kerrin McEvoy replacing a 3kg apprentice on his last start fourth over 1600m here on December 16. French stayer and will relish distance increase.

SELECTIONS: No8 Master Zephyr, No10 Flying Light, No7 Kourkam


R3 – 2.45pm Bryon Moore Handicap – 1600m

No2 CROCODILE ROCK (NEXT BEST BET) Hails from the Melbourne Cup-winning team of trainer Robert Hickmott. The Irish import was compelling at his sole Australian start when winning easily over 2100m at Sandown in April. Stable jockey Katelyn Mallyon takes the ride at 61kg, which is up 3kgs on his debut Australian win.



R4 – 3.20pm Nouvelle Star Handicap - 1000m

SCANDIMANIA The trainer has gone for the 2kg claim of leading apprentice Ben Allen to reduce her impost to 60kg in her bid for a hat-trick here. She is up a half-kilo on her last win and is good chance in a deep race.

MAGNA ROSSA Was strongly backed from $21 into $11 before finishing a strong second over 1000m here on December 10. That was a great effort but does go up to 58.5kg from 54kg last start.

ANNRHON Resumed from a 97-day break to claim an imposing win over 1121m at Geelong on December 15. Dylan Dunn rides again and his 1.5kg claim reduces her weight to 56.5kg.

SELECTIONS: No1 SCANDIMANIA, No3 Magna Rossa, No5 Annrhon

R5 – 4.00pm Red Tempo Handicap – 1400m

SNITZSON Is a lightly raced three-year-old with plenty of upside in another deep race. He was four deep and fought hard to run fourth against his own age over 1400m on December 17. He drops a half-kilo to 57.5kg and has Mark Zahra riding.

SECRET PROPHET Was well backed into a $3 favourite before finishing third over 1300m at Bendigo on December 18. Brad Rawiller gets the nod again and trainer Darren Weir has the blinkers back on.

MISS SYDNEY Is another newcomer to the Darren Weir camp who is flying. Smashed her rivals over 1300m at Sandown on December 21 and with Ben Allen’s 2kg claim carries 55.5kg.

DEJU BLUE Gets a change of rider with apprentice Ben Thompson on after she won against her own sex over 1300m at Sandown on December 21. Carries 58.5kg with Thompson’s 2kg claim.

SELECTIONS: No10 SNITZSON, No7 Secret Prophet, No9 Miss Sydney, No2 Deju Blue


R6 - 4.40pm Standish Handicap – 1200m

DIVINE MR ARTIE Racing in a purple patch and was impressive when winning by 3 lengths over 1200m here on December 10. Goes up to 58kg from 56kg but can land a hat-trick here.

ROUGH JUSTICE Gets a riding change with Perth Group 1 winning jockey Damian Lane replacing Michael Dee. Good second over 1400m here last start on December 10. Can loom.

LORD ASPEN Has won eight of his 15 starts. Forget his last run as he pulled up lame when smashed before running ninth over 1200m at Morphettville on December 10.

CAVALOCE Is an Adelaide sprinter who won well over 1200m at Morphettville on December 10. He gets top Melbourne jockey Mark Zahra to ride here and on 58kg rates as a chance.

SELECTIONS: No9 DIVINE MR ARTIE, No5 Rough Justice, No1 Lord Aspen, No3 Cavaloce

VALUE RUNNER: No3 Cavaloce

R7 – 5.20pm Bagot Handicap – 2800m

ANNUS MIRABILIS Won’t be at $16 after chasing down Hardearn to give his backers a bonus Christmas Eve gift winning well over 2400m at Sandown. Drops 2kg to the limit on 54kg. Must rate well.

BULLISH STOCK Will have to redeem himself with favourite backers after finishing fourth as a $1.60 favourite over 3000m at Moonee Valley on December 16. Drops 2.5kg to 54kg here.

SLY ROMANCE Is a race-hardened stayer who notched a smart win over 3000m at Moonee Valley on December 16. Will be well fancied with Dwayne Dunn riding again and drops 5kg to 54kg.

LORD VAN PERCY Has his supporters and gets Luke Nolen replacing Mark Zahra here. Goes up to 60kg from 56kg when running second over 2500m here on December 17. Respect.

SELECTIONS: No7 ANNUS MIRABILIS, No8 Bullish Stock, No5 Sly Romance, No1 Lord van Percy

VALUE RUNNER: No8 Bullish Stock

R8 – 5.55pm Summer Racing Handicap - 1600m

LOPARTEGA A plunge misfired when backed from $11 into $6.50 and finished third over 1800m against her own sex at Sandown on December 24. Dwayne Dunn goes on but jumps up to 58kg from 51kg.

SIMPLE SOLUTION (Best Roughie) Was backed from $11 into $8 before finishing a close fourth over 1600m against her own sex at Moonee Valley on December 16. Ben Thompson’s 2kg claim sees her carry 52kg – a drop of 4kg.

SHE’S GOT SPEED Ran a good third in the same race as Simple Solution on December 16. Katelyn Mallyon is the new rider and she drops 2kg to the limit on 54kg here.

LOVEITT Ran third to a smart type over 1700m here on December 10. She gets top jockey Kerrin McEvoy to ride here, but does rise from 53kg to 57k. Makes appeal in a deep race.

SELECTIONS: No3 LOPARTEGA, No14 Simple Solution, No13 She’s Got Speed, No7 Loveitt

VALUE RUNNER: No14 Simple Solution

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