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 9m entire circuit
JAMARRA won his maiden at Bendigo two starts back then found some trouble at Caulfield and did well to run into second spot. He gets chance to return to winners stall.
MAXIMILLIUS has been good in both jumpouts and showed improvement in latest when the blinkers went on. Blinkers first time and he can win on debut.
WATERWORLD showed good pace leading his Pakenham jumpout and when he extended he showed a sharp turn of off. Peter Moody looks to have another smart colt.
EXONUMIA was given an easy time winning his Flemington jumpout. Looks nice each way odds for a Godolphin debutant and must throw in exotics.
DECENT RAINE demolished them at Ballarat three starts back then placed in both runs since. She will get right run just off the speed and can finish all over these.
VICTORY BAY looked home when he hit the front at Caulfield last start but was nabbed right on the line. Drawn ideally and only needs to hold that form to be in mix.
UMGAWA fought the race out strongly when just missed behind Squid Game here last start. Out to the 1400m looks ideal and he gets chance to go one better.
Tip: DECENT RAINE
DARK DREAM has been placed in three of his last four starts and looks ready to win. Chased solidly off wide run last start and did well to get so close. Should get ideal in transit.
SOMERSET MAUGHAM looked unlucky not to have won here last start when held-up at vital stages. Finds similar and gets chance to go one better in this.
DESIGNER CHEF finished the race off strongly and got up last couple of strides to win here last start. Finds a similar race and can win again.
UNDER MY SPELL chased home strongly and got the job done at Pakenham two starts back then got very close at Caulfield last start. Third-up and will be in the mix.
Tip: DARK DREAM
EMERGING gave a maiden field a galloping lesson at Geelong last start. Does find a harder task here but he can measure up and win again.
CAN’T GO WONG has done nothing wrong winning both starts at Hillside. Needs to step up in a much better race here but cannot knock winning form.
ELZAMEE was well supported in maiden class at Newcastle on debut and despite covering plenty of ground just finished too well for them. Needs touch luck from the barrier but cannot dismiss.
FIGHTING ARROW has won two of his last three starts. Demolished them at Terang last start and if he can bring that form to town can figure in this.
NOT TO BE MIST won here two starts back then chased home the smart Lighthouse here last start when ran into minor placing. He gets chance to return to winners stall.
BLAZEJOWSKI loves this track/distance. Just missed here two starts back then not disgraced in the Edward Manifold last start. Drawn ideally and a major player in this.
FUNDRAISER was beaten less than 2 lengths here first-up from spell. Will strip fitter and out to the 1400m will suit him. Cannot dismiss.
JUSTACANTA was placed in Group 3 company this track/distance two starts back then luckless in the Kilmore Cup last outing. In astute stable and he will go close.
Tip: NOT TO BE MIST
DIVINE DIOSA resumes from spell. She has been placed in two of her three first-up tries and took on better races last time in work. Drawn perfectly and should get her chance at some stage.
CELESTIAL SOL is another having first star off a spell. Won two of three first-up tries including last campaign when fought on strongly at Lakeside fresh. He will be in mix.
ZAC DE BOSS comes into this ready third-up from spell. Just had to work too hard at Caulfield last start and weakened late. If gets better run can figure.
Tip: DIVINE DIOSA
MILEVA won the Kensington Stakes down the Flemington straight last start and that good form for this. She goes on top again.
THE ASTROLOGIST resumes from spell. He has won a couple fresh and loves the Flemington straight. Would expect him to be right in the mix again.
TURAATH is another first-up from spell. Won four in a row before break and although better over bit further can go close when fresh.
HALVORSEN can never be left out in Flemington straight track races. Won her fresh then was close up in the Kensington. Good form for this.
MARCOLT was gutsy chasing home hard to win at The Valley last start. He comes into this at peak third-up and although drawn out in the Maribyrnong River I am going to have something each way.
Forget LAUNDY went around at Caulfield last start as he was never on the track at any stage and entitled to tire as he did. Another that has drawn wide but must respect.
BRASADA won with ease here two back then should have finished closer when held-up here last start. Out in the car park with barrier draw but cannot be left out of chances.
NERVE NOT VERVE comes into this ready to find best form third-up from spell. She just missed in a bunched finish.
SWEET KAROLINA won at The Valley two starts back then was beaten less than 2 lengths here last start. Third-up from spell and she is ready to win.
STAY GOLD was gutsy here last start driving back inside and finishing too well to get the prize. Drawn to get ideal run again and she will be right in the mix.
MRS SIPPY was brave in defeat behind Stay Gold here last start. She had the much harder run and still got close on the line. Would not be surprised to see her turn the tables.
LADY D’ORO comes into this ready third-up from spell. Beaten less than 2 lengths here two starts back then battled on well enough last start. She can sneak a place.