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Flemington Racing Tips - Can Ryan Fend off rivals once again?

Justin Darcy provides his tips for Flemington
Flemington Racing Tips For January 11
Looking for a hatrick of wins, Ryan's Fender is our best bet of the day (Getty Images)

Flemington Racing Tips For 11 January 2020

It's Chester Manifold Stakes Day at Flemington this weekend and we have a strong card to go along with it.

Odeon takes to the track again after breaking what felt like his long awaited maiden, while Bumper Blast will be looking for back-to-back wins in the feature.

The rail sits out six metres and as usual the outside rail is where you will want to be in those straight races.

Flemington Favourites

Race 9 No. 15 Pinyin

Unlucky not to win first-up, unlucky not to win second up and finally strikes a race where nothing should go wrong.

I love that she now gets to the Flemington straight and draws an outside gate where she can power home down the outside of the field. Her only run here was in a much stronger race where she came to the outside to finish just over two lengths away from Sylvia's Mother and My Pendant.

Third up, she is yet to finish outside of the top two and I think this will be the case again come Saturday.

Jess Eaton takes 3kg off her back, bringing her down to the minimum which is impossible not to like.

If the rest of the field head to the outside fence she may strike trouble, but otherwise she gets every opportunity to win.

Flemington Roughies

Race 2 No. 5 Antagoniser

First-up was never going to suit this guy down the straight where he did not run all that badly when a little luckless.

Second-up he is a winner and finds himself around a bend once again.

He steps up in trip to the 1400m which looks idea after a narrow placing behind Heirborn at this track and trip back in August, all be it on a heavy track.

I think the run last start showed enough merit that he is a horse that can run on top of the ground and although better suited with a bit of give, he has all other conditions in his favour to run a very cheeky race.

Flemington Best Bet

Race 6 No. 6 Ryan's Fender

Two wins in a row and sticking to the 2000m looks a positive to me.

Fred Kersley takes another 1.5kg off his back, bringing him down to 53kg.

He is a horse that is ridden in the lead and can get his opposition running from the 600m as he has shown at his last two starts. Last start he was good at Moonee Valley when winning as everyone's banker for the day, and before that, was way too strong here.

From barrier two he will lead and spend no fuel in his efforts to do so, while other fancied runner Future Score will be back in the field and will have to find a cart into the race.

I would prefer to stick with the tactical horse.

Flemington Next Best Bet

Race 8 No. 8 Sure Knee

She was in the wrong part of the track last start which diminished any hope of her winning the race.

A horse called Exasperate found the same trouble in that race and came out last week to win a strong contest at bolter's odds.

If the track plays fair, she has shown that her turn of foot can be competitive in a stakes race when the race is run to sit and the track is playing fair. This race looks very winnable on paper, and although Odeon looks the main danger and put a win on the board last start, he could not have found a more perfect race to peak in.

Sure Knee has an abundance of talent and with Jye McNeil in the saddle, I think he can get the best performance out of this mare.

Flemington Quaddie

Race 6: 2,6,8
Race 7: 3,5,6
Race 8: 3,8
Race 9: 5,10,14,15

$72 investment = 100 per cent dividend

Frequently Asked Questions About Flemington

What time is the first race at Flemington?

The first race at Flemington jumps at 1.08pm.

This is a 2YO 1000m handicap.

What time is the Chester Manifold Stakes?

The Chester Manifold Stakes jumps at 4.50pm.

This is run over 1400m under handicap conditions.

How to live stream the Flemington races?

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We will be having our 10 unit bet on both Ryan's Fender and Sure with high confidence that both gallopers will be winning their respective races.

Best Bet: Ryan's Fender To Win @3.90 at Beteasy - 10 Units
Next Best Bet: Sure Knee To Win @3.10 at Sportsbet - 10 Units

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