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Flemington Racing Tips: Monday, April 25th

Billy Bestford previews a huge day of racing at Flemington on Anzac Day.

Melbourne Cup Day Flemington

It’s a big day of racing this ANZAC Day with a stacked 8 race card at Flemington to get stuck into.

The track is currently rated a good 4 with the rail in the true position.

Billy Bestford previews every race as we look to find some winners to round out the long weekend.

 

 

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Race 1

William Newton Vc Hcp (2600m)
1:00pm (AEDT)

Race 1

William Newton Vc Hcp (2600m)
1:00pm (AEDT)

1. Steel Prince (7) J: Jye Mcneil (59kg) T: A & S Freedman
3.53.43.65
2. Rousseau (5) J: Craig Williams (53kg) T: C J Waller
2.22.052.05
3. White Hawk (4) J: Ms Alana Kelly (53kg) T: Angela Brakey
131414.2
4. English King (2) J: Michael Dee (53kg) T: M D Moroney
212117.8
5. Constantinople (6) J: Declan Bates (53kg) T: Aaron Purcell
9.59.59.9
6. Harmysian (3) J: Ms Jamie Kah (53kg) T: Clayton Douglas
77.56.4
7. Killourney (1) J: Craig Newitt (53kg) T: P A Preusker
111212.2

Odds Last Updated: April 25, 2022, 1:04pm (AEDT)

While he’s got to carry the big weight I think (1) Steel Prince looks suited here getting out to this trip 4th up and has been improving with each run this prep. 3 wins from 5 starts 4th up and is proven over this trip unlike some other key chances.

If (2) Rousseau runs the trip he will obviously be a strong danger. Is on the up and two wins leading into this have been super impressive.

(7) Killourney rises strongly in grade but has been good at two runs this prep. I think he’ll get the trip and gets in nice and light.

 

Tip: (1) Steel Prince - $3.65 at BoomBet

Betting Strategy: 1u WIN Steel Prince

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Race 2

Auckland Thoroughbred (Bm78) (1100m)
1:35pm (AEDT)

Race 2

Auckland Thoroughbred (Bm78) (1100m)
1:35pm (AEDT)

1. Florescent Star (10) J: Ms Alana Kelly (59.5kg) T: Amy & Ash Yargi
7.588.1
2. New York Baby (11) J: Damien Oliver (59kg) T: L & T Corstens
161915.4
3. Capriccio (6) J: Jordan Childs (58kg) T: Daniel Bowman
111110
4. Love Sensation (5) J: Matthew Cartwright (58kg) T: K L Corstens
181619.2
5. La Vina (8) J: Declan Bates (57.5kg) T: L Smith
262126.5
6. The Stylist (3) J: Neil Farley (57kg) T: Deanne Taylor
151101101
7. Quesadilla (7) J: Jye Mcneil (56kg) T: M D Moroney
131211.4
8. Madame Bolli (1) J: Josh Richards (55.5kg) T: J T Conlan
262621
9. Shilo Lass (2) J: Daniel Moor (55kg) T: Gavin Bedggood
262627.5
10. Tycoon Humma (4) J: Craig Williams (55kg) T: John Mcardle
121213.2
11. Morning Melody (12) J: Patrick Moloney (54.5kg) T: N J Harnett
312626.5
12. I Am Me (9) J: Ms Jamie Kah (54kg) T: C Maher & D Eustace
21.952
13. Moon And Back (13) J: Will Price (54kg) T: Andrew Noblet
131411.8

Odds Last Updated: April 25, 2022, 1:39pm (AEDT)

(12) I Am Me is an exciting horse for Maher Eustace and looks a big chance to make it three wins on the trot. This toughest test to date but the fashion in which she has won her last two tells me she is going to be better than 78 grade.

(7) Quasedilla can sprint well fresh and while she resumes off a long spell, a recent jumpout was very impressive.

(3) Capriccio is no stranger to the Flemington straight and has competed in stronger grade than this.

(5) La Vina flies first up and bolted in a recent trial. Has been scratched a few times this prep and prefers it wet. Could be worth watching the market.

Tip: (12) I Am Me - $2.00 at Neds

Betting Strategy: 2u WIN I Am Me

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Race 3

Anzac Day Stks (1400m)
2:10pm (AEDT)

Race 3

Anzac Day Stks (1400m)
2:10pm (AEDT)

1. Tijuana (4) J: Mark Zahra (58kg) T: Ben & J D Hayes
4.44.44.25
2. Alcedo (10) J: Robbie Downey (57kg) T: L & T Corstens
263121.5
3. Bavicia (5) J: Damien Oliver (57kg) T: T & C Mcevoy
9.59.58.7
4. Perfect Thought (9) J: Craig Williams (57kg) T: J G Sargent
141512
5. Skyphios (13) J: Daniel Moor (57kg) T: R J Blacker
181819.2
6. Thermatic (6) J: Patrick Moloney (57kg) T: J F Moloney
191820.5
7. High Approach (3) J: Declan Bates (56.5kg) T: Archie Alexander
343428
8. Miss Dunsford (11) J: Ms Jamie Kah (56.5kg) T: Ben & J D Hayes
2.82.52.85
9. Reservoir Dog (2) J: Craig Newitt (56kg) T: T Busuttin & N Young
181818.2
10. Foreign Raider (12) J: Jye Mcneil (55kg) T: J D Sadler
5.55.55.6
11. Sirius Princess (1) J: Ms Carleen Hefel (55kg) T: T J Andrews
818161
12. Star Dame (8) J: Michael Dee (55kg) T: T J Andrews
818161
13. Aesculus (7) J: Beau Mertens (54kg) T: Chris Bieg
126101121

Odds Last Updated: April 25, 2022, 2:14pm (AEDT)

(1) Tijuana was a good winner on debut after drifting in the market. Thought off the back of that he would enjoy stepping up in trip and should be able to find the front here and give a strong kick.

(8) Miss Dunford is on the very quick backup after finishing strongly from the back at Sandown. Sure to keep improving and rising to 1400 looks no issue.

(3) Bavicia debuts off the back of some good work at a recent jump out. One to watch in the yard.

(10) Foreign Raider hit the line hard on debut and has since had a freshen up. Sure to take improvement out of that and will be running on strongly here.

Tip: (1) Tijuana - $4.60 at PlayUp

Betting Strategy: No Bet

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Race 4

Vera Deakin Hcp (1400m)
2:45pm (AEDT)

Race 4

Vera Deakin Hcp (1400m)
2:45pm (AEDT)

1. Umgawa (5) J: Damien Oliver (58kg) T: L & T Corstens
121210.6
2. Cardigan Queen (9) J: John Allen (57kg) T: C Maher & D Eustace
4.24.44.45
3. Asymmetrical (8) J: Jordan Childs (56.5kg) T: T Busuttin & N Young
6.566.6
4. Daily Bugle (11) J: Ms Alana Kelly (55.5kg) T: R Griffiths & M De Kock
313428
5. Tonneofgrit (2) J: Jye Mcneil (55.5kg) T: M, W & J Hawkes
202118.4
6. Deprivation (12) J: Craig Newitt (54kg) T: M Price & M Kent Jnr
111110
7. Suparazi (6) J: Patrick Moloney (54kg) T: Ben Brisbourne
111012.2
8. Tarzi Calling (3) J: Ms Jamie Kah (54kg) T: Michael Huglin
4.84.84.85
9. Aravene (1) J: Brett Prebble (54kg) T: Caroline Jennings
171617.2
10. Enuff He Said (10) J: Josh Richards (54kg) T: Patrick Payne
212126.5
11. The Economist (4) J: Beau Mertens (54kg) T: B R Fox
6.56.56
12. Mamool (7) J: Michael Dee (54kg) T: G M Begg
343427.5

Odds Last Updated: April 25, 2022, 2:49pm (AEDT)

(8) Tarzi Calling looks a runner on the up and happy to side with him off the back of a dominant maiden win. Up to 1400m looks ideal and the booking of Jamie Kah is a strong lead.

(2) Cardigan Queen will enjoy getting back to a big Flemington track after the Bendigo run where nothing rrally went right. She’s clearly talented but punters patience must be wearing thin.

(3) Asymmetrical is flying and the form around him has been stacking up. Beat Comica two back who has since won in town and was only beaten by Gundec last start. Proven at 1400m and Flemington should suit.

(7) Suparazi is flying and continues to progress through the grades.

Tip: (8) Tarzi Calling - $4.85 at BoomBet

Betting Strategy: 1u Tarzi Calling

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Race 5

The Les Carlyon Hcp (1700m)
3:20pm (AEDT)

Race 5

The Les Carlyon Hcp (1700m)
3:20pm (AEDT)

1. Cherry Tortoni (7) J: Michael Dee (59kg) T: Patrick Payne
2.92.82.95
2. King Magnus (3) J: Ms Alana Kelly (59kg) T: R Griffiths & M De Kock
777
3. Cape Of Good Hope (10) J: John Allen (56.5kg) T: T & C Mcevoy
151517.2
4. Pancho (1) J: Brett Prebble (55kg) T: C J Waller
8.587.7
5. Flash Aah (5) J: Daniel Moor (54.5kg) T: T Busuttin & N Young
43.83.6
6. Barade (6) J: Declan Bates (54kg) T: Archie Alexander
313125.5
7. Don't Doubt Dory (2) J: Ms Carleen Hefel (54kg) T: J R Welsh
119.511.8
8. Makram (11) J: Jye Mcneil (54kg) T: Ben & J D Hayes
181815.6
9. The Regiment (9) J: Damien Thornton (54kg) T: J F Moloney
313132
10. Accountability (4) J: Craig Williams (54kg) T: C J Waller
313125.5
11. Threeandfourpence (8) J: Beau Mertens (54kg) T: C I Brown
262621.5

Odds Last Updated: April 25, 2022, 3:20pm (AEDT)

(5) Flash Aah won in dominant fashion at a huge price fresh and looks to have come back in top order. 2nd up record is even better and just needs to handle the step up to 1700m.

(1) Cherry Tortoni is the class runner here and flew home to win well last start over 1600m. Has been running well all prep and loves racing here at Flemington.

(2) King Magnus finished midfield last start in the Doncaster and was hardly disgraced just 5L off Mr Brightside. This is the easiest race he’s contested contested for a while and sure to be right in the finish.

(8) Makram will be fitter off that fresh run and has a good 2nd up record.

(7) Don’t Doubt Dory looks ready to do something 4th up. Is a winner at the track.

Tip: (5) Flash Aah - $4.00 at TAB

Betting Strategy: 1u WIN Flash Aah

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Race 6

Flt Lt Peter Armytage Hcp (1200m)
3:55pm (AEDT)

Race 6

Flt Lt Peter Armytage Hcp (1200m)
3:55pm (AEDT)

1. Corkscrew (15) J: Mark Zahra (58kg) T: M Price & M Kent Jnr
4.64.45.1
2. Three Kings (1) J: Damien Thornton (58kg) T: T & C Mcevoy
212122.5
3. Flying Sultan (9) J: Patrick Moloney (57kg) T: Mitchell Beer
514153
4. Squid Game (7) J: Michael Dee (57kg) T: Patrick Payne
3.53.43.55
5. Cheerful Legend (12) J: Ms Carleen Hefel (56kg) T: J D Sadler
262625
6. Kooled (6) J: Jye Mcneil (55.5kg) T: Ben Brisbourne
121210.4
7. Hunnam (14) J: Craig Williams (55kg) T: C J Waller
111210
8. Cardinal Gem (2) J: Tim Clark (54kg) T: G M Begg
161614
9. Writey O'pal (8) J: Beau Mertens (54kg) T: Michael Huglin
887.3
10. All About Eve (5) J: Declan Bates (54kg) T: Andrew Noblet
919169
11. Star Patrol (3) J: Brett Prebble (54kg) T: C W Mcdonald
6.577.1
12. Riverside Special (11) J: Unknown (54kg) T: F Stockdale
13. Rusheen (13) J: Josh Richards (54kg) T: A W Noonan
313131
14. Savvy Sovereign (4) J: Ms Jamie Kah (54kg) T: C Maher & D Eustace
202018.8
15. Spirit Of Pepin (10) J: Ms Alana Kelly (54kg) T: R Griffiths & M De Kock
413435

Odds Last Updated: April 25, 2022, 3:55pm (AEDT)

Keen to see (4) Squid Game back at the races following a succesful debut prep. Won two on the bounce before running 3rd to the smart Clemenceau. Won a recent jump out in readiness for this and was winner this track/trip last prep.

(6) Kooled did a bit wrong first up when having first start for new stable and since being gelded but was still far too strong. He can go on with it now and think we will see the best of him this prep.

(1) Corkscrew is progressive and has won two on the bounce this prep. Speedy out of the gates and can take some running down.

(7) Hunnam is hard fit and 3rd up now off two good runs. Will be suited at 1200m.

Tip: (4) Squid Game  - $3.35 at BoomBet

Value: (6) Kooled - $13 at PlayUp

Betting Strategy: 1.5u WIN Squid Game, 0.25u WIN Kooled

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Race 7

Vrc St Leger (2800m)
4:30pm (AEDT)

Race 7

Vrc St Leger (2800m)
4:30pm (AEDT)

1. Alegron (9) J: Damien Oliver (58kg) T: James Cummings
1.851.851.8
2. The Cunning Fox (11) J: Billy Egan (58kg) T: Patrick Payne
65.56.1
3. Raging Bull (7) J: Craig Williams (58kg) T: David Payne
9.59.58.4
4. Zoumon (10) J: Tim Clark (58kg) T: G Waterhouse & A Bott
887.1
5. Celestial Fury (6) J: Ms Linda Meech (58kg) T: T Busuttin & N Young
262627.5
6. Fighting Arrow (8) J: Damien Thornton (58kg) T: Chris Calthorpe
151517.2
7. Asternishing (12) J: Beau Mertens (58kg) T: M A Bell
101101111
8. Bastida (2) J: Ms Jamie Kah (58kg) T: J G Sargent
181719.2
9. Five Ounce (13) J: Ms Alana Kelly (58kg) T: M W Ryan
126101131
10. Morpurgo (5) J: John Allen (58kg) T: Henry Dwyer
101101101
11. Winston Smurfhill (4) J: Ms Tahlia Hope (58kg) T: Ben Brisbourne
101101111
12. Sonic The Hedgehog (3) J: Daniel Moor (58kg) T: Mark Newnham
616159
13. Fearentless (1) J: Jordan Childs (56kg) T: P A Preusker
131314.2

Odds Last Updated: April 25, 2022, 4:35pm (AEDT)

No prizes for finding him but (1) Alegron looks incredibly hard to beat here off the back of a 3rd to Hitotsu in the Derby. I think getting onto a dry track here is a massive positive and rising to this trip should prove no issue for him. Class should carry him a long way here.

(3) Raging Bull is another who will appreciate a drier surface. He’s primed to run this trip and I think he can certainly fill the placings.

(4) Zoumon will roll to the front and has been good this prep. This stable loves this race, winning 3 of the last 4 and no doubt have had him set for this.

(2) The Cunning Fox  rarely runs a bad race and was good over 2400m in stakes grade last time out. He’s in the best form of his career and is sure to be in this if he can run the trip out.

Tip: (1) Alegron - $2.00 at Bet365

Betting Strategy: 3u WIN Alegron

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Race 8

Wgcdr Ian Bayles Dfc (Bm78) (1200m)
5:05pm (AEDT)

Race 8

Wgcdr Ian Bayles Dfc (Bm78) (1200m)
5:05pm (AEDT)

1. Mr Exclusive (10) J: Carleen Hefel (61.5kg) T: Matthew Brown
2. Typhoon Harmony (5) J: Jye Mcneil (61kg) T: Peter Gelagotis
7.57.58.1
3. Amboone (2) J: Matthew Cartwright (59kg) T: J D Sadler
414132
4. Colsridge (12) J: Harry Coffey (59kg) T: A G Pace
171616.2
5. Crestani (6) J: Damien Oliver (59kg) T: P G Carey
202121.5
6. Sig Positano (15) J: Billy Egan (59kg) T: Patrick Payne
262122
7. Vespertine (9) J: Logan Mcneil (59kg) T: G M Begg
888.2
8. Beehunter (13) J: Ms Alana Kelly (58.5kg) T: J D Sadler
161614
9. Yulong Storm (8) J: Craig Newitt (58.5kg) T: Nathan Hobson
343435
10. Invincible Jet (14) J: Jordan Childs (57kg) T: G Waterhouse & A Bott
181915.8
11. Jucconi (4) J: John Allen (57kg) T: T & C Mcevoy
4.244.25
12. Rockribbed (16) J: Ms Jamie Kah (57kg) T: C Maher & D Eustace
43.94.05
13. Zac De Boss (11) J: Damien Thornton (56.5kg) T: Simon Zahra
141312.2
14. Hickok (7) J: Jake Noonan (55kg) T: A W Noonan
192017.8
15. Overkill (1) J: Will Price (55kg) T: D F Daffy
10110177
16. Ruban Bleu (3) J: Daniel Moor (55kg) T: Matthew Dale
816759
17. Eclipse Solar (17) J: Beau Mertens (54kg) T: C I Brown
12610197

Odds Last Updated: April 25, 2022, 5:09pm (AEDT)

(11) Jucconi is a horse on the up and brings winning form into this. Has won three of four career starts with only miss being a 2nd to Growl. Gets a nice run from barrier 4 today and will be hard to hold out.

(3) Amboone is a huge price off the back of a very good fresh run. Carried a big weight and was caught wide but kept finding to the line. This is harder but draws low today and gets weight relief. Can run a hole.

(10) Invincible Jet could be tough to run down if he finds the front without much issue. Only nailed late in a very similar race to this last start.

(12) Rockribbed was back to best form last time out. The draw is a bit sticky here but any luck and he should be in the finish.

Tip: (11) Jucconi - $3.95 at BoomBet

Betting Strategy: 1u WIN Jucconi

Billy has been an avid racing fan ever since he and a few mates started a punters club once they turned 18. Following the initial punters clubs, he was properly hooked after landing a nice collect on Admire Rakti in the 2014 Caulfield Cup and has had a soft spot for Japanese horses ever since. Is a massive fan of 'blinkers first time' and has been known to enjoy a 'Hail Mary' multi. Loves punting across metro Sydney and Melbourne every Saturday but isn't scared to venture West late in the day to find a Pikey special.

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