Form analyst, SCOTT MCDONELL, previews Saturday’s Flemington meeting, with horse racing tips and analysis for all 9 races. Good luck, punters!

Track Condition: Good 4

Rail Position: Out 2m entire circuit

ROYAL SIGNAL jumped to the front and gave nothing else a chance with clear win at Cranbourne on debut. She can progress to city class.

DOULL has shown enough in his jumpouts to suggest he has ability and the Anthony and Sam Freedman camp look to have him ready for winning debut.

IMPEL took on a couple of Stakes races back in the spring but fell short. Resumed with a placing behind Royal Signal and she will be better from that outing.


NO WAY EVER finished too well to win at Hillside first-up then she stayed on well when just out of placings last start. Third-up and ready to find best form.

COMMANDS THE FIELD showed exciting turn-of-hoof and got the prize at Lakeside two starts back then was placed on heavy last start. Will give them a start but watch for her late.

ARRANMORE did not handle the heavy ground at Randwick last start when dropped out. She has been racing well prior and can bounce back.


BRITISH COLUMBIA found an easier race at Pakenham last start and he gave them a galloping lesson. Now he has won again this campaign he can go on with it.

CARLISLE won with something in hand two starts back then backed that up when perfectly rated last start. No reason he cannot make it three straight.

FLASH FEELING chased home hard and got very close at Caulfield two starts back then had excuses with poor recovery last start. Would not leave him out of place chances.


ADELE AMOUR put the blinkers on and that made all the difference winning at Caulfield two starts back then she just missed a placing last start. She gets chance to return to winners stall.

STARRING ROLE raced up on the speed and fought the race out tenaciously when placed at Caulfield last start. She will be in this for a long way.

VESPERTINE was not beaten all that far her last start when just peaked on her run late. Going to need some luck from wide gate but can sneak into a minor spot.


HYPE is the big query in this. Lightly raced import who has won two of his four career starts in Ireland. Watch for any market support as he may just be better than these.

BELTORO is threatening to return to winners stall this prep. He has been placed in last three starts and this looks a winnable race.

VITRUVIUS comes into this ready third-up from spell. He has been placed in both starts leading into this and although drawn close to Maribyrnong River he must be respected.


ICE PICK NICK won his first couple of starts with ease then he went to Caulfield and finished just in behind placings. Drawn perfectly and he should get all the favours in this.

CARDINAL GEM should have finished a bit closer to winner here last start when held-up. Sure to be better from the outing and only win came when second-up last campaign.

SEMPREINTE showed good speed at Pakenham last start and sprinted clear final stages for soft win. If he can control this from the front he will take catching.


POINT NEPEAN demolished them at Bendigo two starts back then he went to Caulfield and won again. Racing well and no reason cannot make it three in a row.

THROUGH IRISH EYES is threatening to win. Got very close to Point Nepean at Caulfield last start and he finds similar race here. He will be in mix again.

ZOUMON battled on solidly enough in the St. Leger here last start. He will make his own luck rolling forward and sitting in first couple and would not leave out of place chances.


Really liked the way TRIPLE MISSILE hit the line from the back in the Wangoom last start. Sure to be better from the outing and he can win this.

MORVADA did not have much luck at Morphettville last start but he was still good enough to dash away and win. Finds similar and will be in the mix again.

SUPERIUM has a horror draw but his form has been consistent and if he gets some luck in running can sneak into the exotics.


Going to finish the program with something each way on WHIPCRACKER WAY. Comes into this third-up from spell and chased home strongly last start.

YOUNG LIAM led them up for long way at Caulfield last start and it took a smart one to beat him. Will make own luck going forward and would not leave out of place chances.

FINE DANE just keeps racing in consistent form having been placed in last three starts. Looks enormous odds for a horse that will be up in first couple and one for first four players.