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Flemington Betting Tips, Best Bets & Odds for August 7
- Flemington hosts nine races on Saturday
- The feature race is the Group Three Aurie's Star Handicap run over 1200m
- The track is currently at Soft 5 with little rain expected between now and race day
- Justin Darcy provides his race-by-race preview for August 7
Flemington hosts nine races on Saturday. (Getty)
Flemington hosts a nine race program on August 7 and our free betting tips and best bets are available.
Our Flemington best bets are provided by expert form analysts and tipsters, and a preview of Saturday's racing is below.
Flemington Tips for August 7
Race 1 - 12.05pm 2021 Country Achiever John Ledger Tips
5. ONE MORE TRY looks well placed third-up after a very encouraging run last start over 2000m here, finishing just 1.6 lengths from the winner Furrion. She generally goes her best when third-up and although the 2530m is a new test for her, the way she attacked the line last start is a positive sign that she is going to run this out.
3. Schabau made a much anticipated return to the races in that Furrion race mentioned, although he was a little flat. He will be looking for this now and if anywhere near his best he will win.
4. South Pacific won well over this trip two starts back but struggled to get through the tough conditions in the Flemington Cup last start. Back in trip and back to a firmer track are ticks.
1. Dr Drill gets 3kg claimer Josh Richards on board, but is giving our top selection half a kilo off of their last clash.
Race 2 - 12.40pm VRC Member Stuart Pettigrew Plate Tips
1. SHARP RESPONSE is as honest as the day is long, recording his second career win at Sandown in three starts, while the second placing was behind Jigsaw in a handy race at Caulfield. He needs to lug the top weight of 60kg, but he will give his all and looks the benchmark galloper of the event.
3. Sunfall was good last start when looking the winner with 150m left to run, but was beaten by a $51 roughie. Not sure how strong that form is, albeit it was a nice performance going forward.
5. Forgot You was tested in some handy races in Sydney last prep and is interestingly still a colt. The form around Converge and Saif reads well for this, but his pedigree says he will want further.
8. Star Spirit was not beaten far behind Sharp Response last start and looks the improver from the race. He will just get a long way back and have a lot of work to do, but the scope is there to do it.
Race 3 - 1.15pm Jockeys Celebration Day Sprint Tips
17. MESSERSCHMITT is a ridiculous price seeing that he never had crack at them last start, but is now third-up (has won on this pattern) and back in grade/distance looks ideal. He is drawn to get some cover once again and be saved up for the final sprint which he can show when he is on song. He's worth something small each-way at a monster price.
4. Lombardo is a lovely horse and really lifted first-up after more than 12-months off the scene. He has always shown stakes class potential and the only thing stopping me from having him on top is the fact that he may be in for a flat one second-up which we can see from horses returning off a long break.
10. Ashford Street was brave behind the smart Sacred Palace last start off of a short break between runs. The straight track is a different beast, but he is in a rich vein of form and is really hitting his straps.
3. Zorro's Dream loves to run a placing, but has done his dash with me as far as a win perspective anyway. He will be around the mark as always.
Race 4 - 1.55pm VRC Member Julie Purnell Plate Tips
7. LINDHOUT looks one of the better bets of the day here with Craig Newitt back in the saddle which I think was needed with Carleen Hefel just lacking that little bit of city experience to make a move earlier than she did. The mare still performed very well and arguably was a good thing beaten, but off her win two starts back, it would be near impossible seeing her being beaten in this.
5. Aidensfield has disappointed a little this prep, but was much better ridden quiet behind Chassis last start. With even luck, expect her to be around the mark.
13. Turaath came home at Sandown with a barnstorming turn-of-foot to win on July 21. The key is now reproducing that effort on top of the ground.
1. Don'ttelltheboss can never be ruled out of the back-end of exotics.
Race 5 - 2.35pm VRC Member Kate Crosby Sprint Tips
15. MISS ALBANIA was a forgive run last start when backed heavily at Caulfield, but copping the wind for the entire trip and had the very smart La Mexicana and eventual winner Plaquette go past her. Now to Flemington and drawn wide, where she may also find some cover looks a winning formula to me, and although this is no step-back in grade, it means we're getting some value.
12. Deep Speed won a very handy form race last start where the third and fourth place getter have been subsequent city winners. Expect him to lead with Miss Albania.
2. Oxley Road is the potential star, but I don't like that he has drawn the inside. He won his first two starts last time in before going one run too many at his latest. The scope is there, he just needs to fill it now.
8. Kalkarni Royale showed a dynamic sprint last start when beating perennial place getter Spaceboy who has again come out and run second.
Race 6 - 3.15pm VRC Season Premiere Plate Tips
I feel this race sets up for 7. KING MAGNUS once again who is in terrific form winning his last two outings. Last start was very impressive, sprinting sharply after a magnificent ride from in-form apprentice Alana Kelly. He once again gets in with nothing on his back and just needs to handle the class rise to go close again.
3. Groundswell is the clear danger, but he likes to lead at a tempo, but the issue I have is he may be working overtime to find the fence with some speed horses drawn to his inside. If he crosses and the horses drawn to his inner let him control the race, I doubt they can beat him.
1. Red Can Man won the Monash at WFA two starts back an had every chance at his latest. Up in weight, but down in class suits.
6. Biometric was very good in the Furrion race last start, although this does look stronger and I am not sure of that form in this grade of race.
Race 7 - 3.55pm VRC Member Justin Hoy Trophy Tips
7. HOSIER is the one to beat, although the price is nothing special. He has bolted in all three starts in Australia, while the form has always produced winners from these efforts. This is his toughest test to date, but looks a horse that is going to be running in some stakes races sooner rather than later.
14. Orlean's Rock is honest and will be charging home from the back once again. He will want a bit of pace up front and if for some reason Hosier is off his game, this could be the horse to fill the void.
4. Tooradin is so consistent, just finding one better at his last two. He looks to be bumping into another smart one here, but I doubt he misses a placing.
2. Vegas Knight was not ridden right last start, taking a sit when he should have been kicked forward using his best asset which is speed. Zahra goes back on which is a tick.
Race 8 - 4.30pm World Horse Racing Aurie's Star Handicap Tips
3. AYSAR is one of mine who has been costly, having not won since September of last year. Subsequently, he has run second in a Caulfield Guineas, Carbine Club, Manfred (to a Group One winner) and in the CS Hayes (to the Australian Guineas runner-up). He is hard to catch, but the Jamie Kah engagement is a big plus.
5. The Astrologist is the straight track specialist and draws well in eight. He has been up a while but just keeps showing up and performing well, so is the deserved favourite as the fit and in-form runner.
11. Sirius Suspect has trialled well for this resumption and it looks an ideal race to kick off. He is yet to win first-up, but is the best credentialed straight track horse in the event.
2. Order Of Command was a good thing beaten in the Bletchingly when second-up, generally his peak run of the prep. Off of that effort, he has to be given a chance.
Race 9 - 5.05pm VRC Member Michael Kiely Trophy Tips
14. HASSELTOFF gets to his right track and trip of the Flemington mile where he has run some super races. He did enough first-up over an unsuitable trip, but is a winner second-up and a has three times at the trip. A winner and two-time place getter at the track, he gets in light with 54.5kg and is the one at the price that I want to be with.
6. Think 'N' Fly loves the mile and now gets back to that trip which is ideal. He performs well at Flemington and although not at his best last start at Caulfield, that is just not his best track. The form prior reads well.
7. Grinzinger Allee has opened up as favourite after an okay return behind King Magnus last start. He is a performer second-up and at this track, but I wanted to see more to justifying the current quote.
3. Scottish Dancer was super last start when winning at Caulfield with a big finish. This is a much stronger race, however.
What time is the first race at Flemington?
The first race at Flemington jumps at 12.05pm.
Who is the best bet at Flemington?
We are siding with Lindhout as the best bet at Flemington.
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Lindhout and King Magnus will run as our best bets of the day.
Messerschmitt will run as our value bet.
Best Bet: Lindhout To Win @170.00 at Ladbrokes Australia - 12 Units
Next Best Bet: King Magnus To Win @300.00 at Palmerbet - 7 Units
Value Bet: Messerschmitt Each-Way @10000 at bet365 Australia - 1 Unit