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Flemington Tips and Best Bets for December 12

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  • There will be nine races run on Saturday
  • The first race begins at 12.55pm
  • Our Selections & Best Bets can be found below
Flemington Tips
Flemington hosts a nine race card on Saturday (Getty)

Get free Flemington tips and betting selections for all key race meetings from Flemington in Melbourne.

Flemington is the headquarters of racing in Melbourne and famously plays host to one of biggest and most famous racing carnivals in the world via the four day Melbourne Cup Carnival in November and also stages many other major events throughout the calendar year.

Our Flemington best bets are provided by expert form analysts and tipsters, with free betting tips available right here.

Flemington Tips December 12

Race 1 - 12.55pm #Lovethehorse

Selections: 1,6,7,2

1. THE ART OF FLYING is the most experienced two-year-old in the race with two career starts, a second placing at Moonee Valley behind Sneaky Five and a third behind Anamoe and Forbes. Both of those formlines are some of the better juvenile form we have seen this season, so with the experience under the belt and from the Maher & Eustace stable, this Colt goes on top.

6. Profiteer was an impressive trial winner at Traralgon at the end of November and can show up first-up for the Price/Kent stable. He is by a Magic Millions and Golden Slipper winner.

7. Ranveer was favouirte for the Magic Millions race at Ballarat but was scratched. He has shown plenty of ability in his few jumpouts to date.

2. Alegron is out of a Stakes placed mare and seemed to be more switched on with blinkers on in a recent jumpout. Never write off a Godolphin two-year-old.

Race 2 - 1.30pm Lexus Legends Plate

Selections: 2,3,5,6

2. FIELD OF ROSES has won two on the trot for the Stokes stable, including a tough win over Dragon Time (subsequent winner) and The Felon (smart horse). He bumps into a handy one in 3. Ilovethegame, who was fourth last start in the McKenzie Stakes. Yet to win this campaign, but has plenty of ability.

The race looks between these two but Robert Hickmott brings an untapped gelding to the races called 5. Beltoro, who is one start for one win. That was at Bendigo where he showed an impressive turn of foot.

6. Still Be Friends was okay at Moonee Valley last start but now the pressure is on to lift.

Race 3 - 2.05pm Living Legends Handicap

Selections: 4,3,8,7

4. COOLTH was too far back last start at Moonee Valley, where the leaders dominated the race. He is a class horse on his day and second-up, up in trip, he is the horse that can make stakes level. The form around Persan and Right You Are reads superbly for this.

3. Chief Altony took a while to win his second race but managed to find the win last start in impressive fashion, where he beat 8. Hasselltoff who will appreciate the Flemington straight.

Both of these horses are very progressive and will thrive on a big, flat track.

7. Highland Jakk was second last start but does lack that little bit of class that the top three in the market have. He is in form and can fill in the placings.

Race 4 - 2.40pm Brew Stayers Trophy

Selections: 5,6,4,7

5. TRALEE ROSE has won three straight this campaign, including at this track two back when beating subsequent winner Ocean's Thirteen. She also beat another subsequent winner last start in Influential Girl. She keeps stepping up every time the bar is raised, which will need to happen again stepping up to the 2520m.

6. Reflect The Stars has been great at her last two, especially over the 2600m at her latest outing when set an impossible task. Big run expected.

4. Miyake brings down some Sydney form, where he beat Perfect Illusion last start who again ran well on Wednesday at Sandown with excuses. This is a much stronger race though.

7. Saint Eustace was heavily backed at Sandown last start and can win being the natural stayer of the race.

Race 5 - 3.20pm Living Legends Sprint 

Selections: 1,4,2,5

The market has really closed in on four winning chances and that looks correct based on form.

1. PREZADO is a straight track 1000m specialist and after a solid third placing in the Carlyon Stakes last start, he will improve in leaps and bound back to his favourite track and trip. A second-up winner, expect a bold showing.

2. Grandview Avenue was enormous winning the Carlyon Stakes, clearly thriving on the Moonee Valley track. His Flemington form is not as strong but he keeps improving.

2. Fabergino will just about win if she gets her own way in front as she did back in February.

5. Shamino was too sharp in the Doveton at Sandown last start and brings in Prophets Thumb form, who split Grandview Avenue and Prezado last start.

Race 6 - 4.00pm Prince Of Penzance Plate

Selections: 1,10,14,17

An impossible race to kick off the quaddie, but going with 1. ALBURQ on top who races well fresh and has some good form at this track. He was only three lengths away from Front Page and Hi Stranger in a Creswick, and only beaten by Jolly Sailor over 1400m at this track. At nice odds, this four-year-old is an each-way play.

10. Aten had the run and made use of it at Morphettville last start, but she draws inside here and that could be a disadvantage in the big field.

14. Tan Tat Harmony knows how to win, but could be a wet tracker. She is untapped though and certainly capable of bouncing back.

17. Don'ttelltheboss has contested much stronger races all of her racing career which is why she is stuck on just the one win. A third to California Zimbol and Loving Gaby from last season reads impeccable for this. 

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Race 7 - 4.40pm Efficient Trophy

Selections: 6,1,10,3

6. LEFT HAND MAN was very good when winning at Morphettville on the Parks circuit last start. Forget the previous starts where the lead bag was lost during the run, so he was disqualified. Before that, was just three lengths off from Showmanship who could be anything.

1. Bandersnatch was brilliant at Moonee Valley last start with some smart money coming in the seconds before the race. His best form from two preps back was impressive so he just needs some luck from barrier one to prove hard to beat again.

10. Beehunter is a non-winner so expect him to have a flashing light next to his name after the race as he runs on into the placings.

3. Viral was in an on-pace affair last start and should improve with a more genuine tempo here.

Race 8 - 5.20pm Rogan Josh Handicap

Selections: 16,3,5,11

16. CAFFREY flew out in front in the grey's race and did well to hang on as well as he did. He then put in another good effort at Sandown when having to work early to lead the race. Has drawn wide again, but there is not as much natural speed this time and gets his chance.

3. Lamborghini has been enormous this prep and was unlucky not to finish closer at Moonee Valley last start. He comes back in trip which is an interesting decision from the stable but he is going really well.

5. Star Missile was second in the grey's race this prep in what was a return to form run. No hope last start in an on-pacers race, so back to Flemington should be a tick in his favour.

11. Somerset Maugham had won three on the trot leading into his Flemington run five weeks ago. Back to the 1800m suits off a freshen-up.

Race 9 - 6.00pm Legends Trophy

Selections: 5,1,4,8

5. MACROURA has been good in her two starts back this prep off the back of a JJ Atkins run in Queensland. Back to the 1100m and drawing wide with a claim, this looks a race that she could blow them away en-route to possibly a stakes race.

1. Lankan Star has talent on his day. He has good form down the straight and third-up is when he starts to hit his straps.

4. Kalakarni Royale bumped into All Banter at the Valley last start who was backed for a fortune. She has not won in a while so does need to find the line again.

8. Paul's Regret was an easy three length winner at Warnambool last start in a small field and he has form down the straight.

SA SELECTIONS: Morphettville Tips

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Not overly confident in the program, but expecting Left Hand Man to run well along with Macroura in the last race.

Caffrey looks the one who can run them ragged in the second last now third-up into his prep.

Best Bet: Macroura To Win @300.00 at BetMGM - 10 Units
Next Best Bet: Left Hand Man To Win @500.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 5 Units
Value Bet: Caffrey Each-way @600.00 at Borgata Sports - 3 Units

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