Saturday Racing Tips - Flemington Racecourse 20/01/24

An exciting ten race card with $1.2 million worth of prize money comes back to Flemington racecourse this Saturday for the Be A Mate, Nominate Trophy (Bm78), a 1100m race for a share of $150k prize money and I think that it’s going to be a great card overall. I have run through the biggest races of the meeting and picked out what I think to be some nice spots so follow me below!

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Best of the DayFlemington R1
#2 - Bermadez
Win: $1.85
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Place: $1.14
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Next BestFlemington R5
#4 - Kin
Win: $2.70
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Place: $1.35
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Roughie of the DayFlemington R6
#11 - Naval Seal
Win: $7.50
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Place: $2.40
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Flemington R1 - Howden Australian Guineas Day, 2 March (Bm100) (1600m)

#2 - Bermadez (BEST BET) - $1.85
#1 - Suparazi - $2.10
#6 - Beehunter - $12.00
#5 - Sissoko - $19.00

BEST BET - #2 - Bermadez (BEST BET)
Bermadez looks like a very solid bet in the opening race of the day for Michael Moroney and is crying out for a win this prep. He last ran in the Coast Classic at Geelong where he ran very strongly but just couldn’t beat a smart animal in Holymanz but no knock on that and this isn’t nearly as strong. His win comes now I think.

THE DANGER - #1 - Suparazi
The only real threat on paper to Bermadez is Ben Brisbourne’s Suparazi who comes off the back of a win at this track and trip last week and has been turned around quickly for this assignment. He came from behind the pack to really let down hard late and win very well then. He only needs to run up to last start to be in the finish again.

VALUE BET  - #5 - Sissoko 
Sissoko is a lightly raced horse for the Hayes boys that did show some promise earlier in her career but really hasn’t done all that much lately. It may just be a case of needing a few runs to get back into her stride however and she has had two runs back from a spell now and can improve enough into this to see her finish in the placings.

Flemington R5 - Black Caviar Lightning Race Day, 17th February (Bm78) (1100m)

#4 - Kin (NEXT BEST) - $2.70
#1 - A Little Deep - $5.00
#2 - Sans Doute - $3.50
#8 - Cute As - $17.00

Kin is a very solid representative of the Godolphin camp who comes out of the Pink Beau Ty race a couple weeks back at The Valley where she was posted wide throughout, which is never easy to overcome at that course, but she still flew home to finish third there. She now gets onto the straight and should be very tough to beat here.

THE DANGER - #1 - A Little Deep
A Little Deep has been building very well to something of this level for Maher and Eustace this time in and she clocked an extremely impressive win at The Valley on that same race day as Kin a couple weeks back where she just kept finding more despite a tough run to win well. As long as she has recovered okay since then I think she goes very well here.

VALUE BET  - #8 - Cute As
One I can entertain that has come up at a huge price is Cute As for the Fliedner stable. He came off of an 11 week break from racing in a deceptively strong Sandown midweek race last time out when jumping awkwardly but improving throughout the run and really hitting the line hard to finish runner up there. This is obviously tougher but he’s fitter and will be sharper here.

Flemington R6 - Vrc Life Member John Dale Mile (Bm70) (1600m)

#5 - Botany - $4.20
#11 - Naval Seal (ROUGHIE OF THE DAY)  - $7.50
#13 - Verifier - $12.00
#8 - El Soleado - $6.50

BEST BET - #5 - Botany
Peter Moody and Cathy Coleman’s Botany resumed over the 1400m at Caulfield at the end of last year where she let them get too far out in front. However, it is hard to ignore the way that she finished the race off when absolutely jetting to the line. That was her first run in some time so you’d expect there to be a fair bit of natural improvement here and with the right spot in the run she will be dangerous as ever.


Naval Seal is a horse I am very interested in and I am keen to see him in the yard but am most likely going to have some money on. He last raced at The Valley where he didn’t look like everything was totally okay throughout the run before really getting going late and almost claiming the race then. I want to see what he looks like trotting around but he should be ready to win here, watch closely.

VALUE BET - #10 - Verifier
Verifier is a smart horse for Nigel Blackiston that hasn’t raced since the beginning of July last year when at this track over the big staying distances where he ran on very well behind one of the better stayers in our country in First Immortal. He generally does his best work a bit deeper into his preps but did run a close second placing when last first up so seeing him in the finish is not out of the question.

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Jockey Of The Day – Jye Mcniel

Jye McNeil is an accomplished jockey, having won several black type races, including the prestigious 2020 Melbourne Cup aboard Twilight Payment. He has also received the Victoria Racing Club's Champion Jockey Award in two consecutive seasons (2019/20 and 2020/21), underscoring his reputation as one of Victoria's finest jockeys. He is known to perform exceptionally well on major race days, and he has secured a significant number of rides for this weekend's racing at Flemington Park L3keside, I have outlined them all below:

R1 - #2 - El Patroness - $2.45
R3 - #6 - Manhattan Thunder - $12.00
R5 - #4 - Toronto Terrier - $6.10
R6 - #3 - Stormbolt  - $4.80
R7 - #5 - Arizona Activist  - $18.00
R8 - #3 - So Si Bon - $4.65
R9 - #13 - Tonneofgrit - $18.00

Multi Tips For Flemington Racecourse

One of the most significant considerations in picking up multiple winners is the track bias, which favors horses that don’t get too far back in the run at Flemington Racecourse. As a result, horses drawn on the inside have a better chance of performing well compared to those drawn towards the outside. I have factored in this aspect when making my multi bets, taking into account the horses' respective preps and their drawn barrier positions. Follow below for a multi to track over race day!

Flemington R1 - #2 - Bermadez  - PLC $1.14
Flemington R5- #4 - Kin- PLC $1.35
Flemington R6 - #11 - Naval Seal - PLC $2.40

Total Odds = $3.50
$50 Stake = $175.00 Return!

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Exotic Tips For Flemington Racecourse

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Flemington Racecourse Trifecta Tip (R1)

1st: 1, 2, 5, 6

2nd: 1, 2, 5, 6

3rd: 1, 2, 5, 6

$50 stake = 208% flexi

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