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Flemington Betting Tips, Best Bets & Odds for January 1

  • Flemington hosts nine races on Saturday
  • The track is rated a Good 4
  • Justin Darcy provides his race-by-race preview for January 1
Flemington Betting Tips
Bermadez & Lighthouse (grey) will both contest races on Saturday's Flemington card. (Getty)
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Justin Darcy 30 Dec 2021
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Flemington hosts a nine race program on January 1 and our free betting tips and best bets are available.
  • Flemington Tips for January 1
  • Race 1 - 12.35pm New Year Sprint Tips 
  • Race 2 - 1.10pm Fields of Omagh Plate Tips
  • Race 3 - 1.45pm Victorian Jockeys' Association Trophy Tips
  • Race 4 - 2.20pm Australian Trainers' Association Plate Tips
  • Race 5 - 3.00pm Henry Byron Moore Handicap Tips
  • Race 6 - 3.40pm George Watson Handicap Tips
  • Race 7 - 4.20pm Bagot Handicap Tips
  • Race 8 - 5.00pm Chester Manifold Stakes Tips
  • Race 9 - 5.40pm Santa Ana Lane Sprint Tips
  • Flemington FAQs

Our Flemington best bets are provided by expert form analysts and tipsters, and a preview of Saturday's racing is below.


Flemington Tips for January 1


Race 1 - 12.35pm New Year Sprint Tips 


Selections: 6,2,1,5.

6. LATZIA looks an exciting filly, who is bred to perform as a two-year-old, being by Capitalist out of a Queen Mary fourth place getter in Spanish Pipedream. Her recent jumpout was very impressive with a massive space back to third showing that there is some good talent under the bonnet.

2. Va Via has Damien Oliver stick in the saddle which is a positive sign seeing as Godolphin also have the favourite in the race. Maybe this girl has more potential?

1. Kin impressed on debut when second to Stupendo so she has to be in the numbers, especially being one of two with straight track experience.

5. Lambda is next best after winning a jumpout here around a bend.

Latzia - $3.20Flemington Race OneBET HERE
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Race 2 - 1.10pm Fields of Omagh Plate Tips


Selections: 4,8,12,6.

4. SWEET KAROLINA is one of my favourite horses in the country, and although not blessed with stakes potential, her stunning looks and powerful sprint does catch the eye. One thing to note about her is that she always improves with racing under the belt and the fact that she won first-up says she is in for a big prep. The market tends to tell a tale with her,

8. Lady D'oro ran well behind Rose Quartz here last start and is a good second-up galloper. Getting 56.5kg with Laura Lafferty on her back helps a lot.

12. Way To Go Paula is a frustrating horse being one that needs things to go her way, but the talent is there.

6. Mrs Sippy is super consistent but just struggles to get a win next to her name.

Sweet Karolina - $9.00Flemington Race TwoBET HERE
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Race 3 - 1.45pm Victorian Jockeys' Association Trophy Tips


Selections: 15,12,8,3.

15. UNANIMOUS is the best horse in the race, but needs everything to go his way. He beat Moral Force two starts back and meets that horse a half kilo better at the weights, while forget last start when he dipped at the start and was checked twice in the straight. Love that he draws wide and we know he is going to find plenty of room to work with.

12. Moral Force was beaten by Unanimous two back and did have every chance there, but bounced back and won with something in hand last start at Bendigo. Will have the tactical advantage over our top selection.

8. Hasseltoff loves Flemington but needs to find the winner's stall again sooner rather than later.

3. Dirty Deeds has been honest at both starts in this time and faces weaker opposition than the stakes quality Gentleman Roy that he faced last start.

Unanimous - $4.60Flemington Race ThreeBET HERE
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Race 4 - 2.20pm Australian Trainers' Association Plate Tips


Selections: 3,2,4,1.

3. CLEMENCEAU was dominant at The Valley and deserves to be fav over. From gate one, we know he is going to burn to the front and run this his own way, but is one that reminds me of another ex-Hawkes horse in Written Beauty who can sprint while in-form, but needs to repeat this next prep. While he is currently fit and firing, I don't see him being beaten this prep.

2. Squid Game is the danger, but not sure that 1200m back to 1100m is going to be suitable. He showed an elite turn-of-foot last start and if there is a chink in the favourite's armour, this is the one that can pounce late.

4. Along The River was a very easy winner at Sandown last start, although needs to take a step up to beat the likes of the top two in the market.

1. Sharp Response has been underrated his whole career thus far and can run a good race.

Race 5 - 3.00pm Henry Byron Moore Handicap Tips


Selections: 2,5,9,4.

2. BERMADEZ looks placed to perfection here with form around Lighthouse who is fav for the Chester Manifold later in the program. That was his only defeat for the prep and stepping up to the mile looks ideal. His form is simply stronger than his opposition and on a reasonably compressed weights scale, I can't see anything beating him. Best bet of the day.

5. Somerset Maugham was a blackbooker last start, but I am just waiting for him to get over 1800m before backing him to win. He is low-flying, just needs a touch more ground.

9. Flandersrain is progressive and is yet to miss the top three when fresh.

4. High 'N' Dry has had his win for the prep, so expect an bold performance without necessarily winning.

Bermadez - $2.00Flemington Race FiveBET HERE
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Race 6 - 3.40pm George Watson Handicap Tips


Selections: 1,2,3,11.

1. IRISH BUTTERFLY is a three-time winner from four attempts when third-up, and this gelding has been racing well at both starts this time in. Although he jumps right up in the weights, he has raced much better opposition than what he faces here. Not a horse that loves to win, but at the price he looks a great each-way play.

2. Brasada has a sweet turn-of-foot and when he wins, he won't look the winner until he is 100m from the post. He has a very negative racing pattern, but the ability is there.

3. Convict Sam is racing in great style and can make it a hat-trick of wins in this race.

11. Lost Impact got the cash for us at Moonee Valley last start but does face some stronger opposition here.

Race 7 - 4.20pm Bagot Handicap Tips


Selections: 1,2,9,6.

1. GOOD IDEA is over the odds with a weight swing in his favour over Smokin' Romans and going up in trip to 2800m being an Adelaide Cup winner. He does not have the class of the favourite, but he is just getting fitter and is still going upwards this prep, with the main goal likely another crack at the 3200m event in SA. I believe he is the second best horse in the race on ability.

2. Smokin' Romans won the Pakenham Cup with Jamie Kah on board. It has to come to an end soon or Team Maher & Eustace are simply the greatest trainers on the planet.

9. Tigertiger is the x-factor of the race being a stayer that has a brilliant turn of foot, although is yet to face the quality in this race. Acid test, but his ceiling is yet to be found.

6. High Emocean was gritty in a proper walkathon at Flemington last start, but will be better suited in what looks a more genuinely run race.

Good Idea - $8.00Flemington Race SevenBET HERE
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Race 8 - 5.00pm Chester Manifold Stakes Tips


Selections: 9,5,8,4.

9. LIGHTHOUSE is still undefeated in Australia. She has been heavily backed at both of her last two starts and given her profile, I am expecting something similar. This is going to be her hardest test to date, but if she is going to measure up to Group 1 class at some point, she will need to be winning or have major excuses in a beaten wrong.

5. Looks Like Elvis won like a good horse at Pakenham last start and we know he has been more than competitive in stakes class before. He is one that can cause an upset.

8. Second Slip had a dream run at Flemington last start and got the choccies. He is going to get a similar run here and will be around the mark.

4. Blazejowski was beaten on his merits last start by Second Slip and I thought he would be peaking going into that run. Struggle to see him now turning the tables.

Lighthouse - $2.50Flemington Race EightBET HERE
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Race 9 - 5.40pm Santa Ana Lane Sprint Tips


Selections: 14,10,8,20.

14. CAPRICCIO was very good in the final 100m last start in the Kensington against some stronger opposition and will appreciate the 1200m on offer here. She is a mare who has always shown some good talent and some real x-factor down the straight, so if she is going to live up to this potential then this looks her ideal race to show it.

10. Pioneer River was strong to the line when winning down the straight last start and can repeat those efforts.

8. Crestani had very little luck last start in the Kensington which is form around our top selections so he has to be in the numbers.

20. Vespertine has contested some strong races across her career and can sneak into the exotics after a bold first-up effort.

Capriccio - $8.50Flemington Race NineBET HERE
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Flemington FAQs

What time is the first race at Flemington?

The first race at Flemington jumps at 12.35pm.

Who is the best bet at Flemington?

We are siding with Bermadez as the best bet at Flemington.

How can I live stream the Flemington races?

Visit our live streaming hub to see how you can live stream the Flemington races.

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Verdict

Bermadez & Lighthouse will run as our best bets.

Good Idea will run as our value bet.

Best Bet: Bermadez To Win @1/1 at bet365 Australia - 12 Units
Next Best Bet: Lighthouse To Win @6/4 at bet365 Australia - 10 Units
Value Bet: Good Idea Each-Way @7/1 at Neds - 3 Units
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