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

Track Condition: Soft 6

Rail Position: True entire circuit

IL AFFARE resumes from a break. Only had the one run last time in work and arguably should have won at Caulfield after being held-up. She can win this.

MEGAMEA finished too well to win on the heavy ground at Lakeside two starts back then backed that up with eye catching placing here last start. Drawn ideally and must include.

ZOUSONIC comes into this ready to win third-up from a spell. Chased home strongly when placed here last start and she is sure to make presence felt.


CHASETON relished the heavy ground and powered away for soft win on debut at Geelong. If he can bring that form to town he can win again.

WITHOUT ENVY is a debutant from the Danny O’Brien stable. She has looked above average in her jumpouts and would expect her to be well supported.

THRON BONE was impressive sprinting home last 200m to win at Caulfield last start. Finds similar and he will be powering home final stages.


Liked the way that LIBERATED GIRL hit the line here first-up from spell when not beaten all that far. She will be better from that outing and looks a nice each way bet.

BELLA ROUGE was strong final stages winning here two starts back then she went to Sydney and was again too good. Lining up for three in a row and she can win.

MY YANKEE GIRL found her best form and won with something in hand at Hillside last start. Now she has won she can go on with it.


QUANG TRI had to do some work wide at Swan Hill last start but she still managed to hold on for brave win. Finds similar race and no reason cannot win again.

HOOPS finished the race off too well winning at Hillside first-up from break. She will be better from the outing and will be right in the mix again.

KINGS CONSORT chased home Quang Tri at Swan Hill last start. He rarely runs a bad race and would not leave him out of winning chances.


ROCK UP was dominant winning at Mildura two starts back then he looked unlucky not to have won here last start when held-up at vital stage. Promising gelding who can win again.

PHERE THE EX battled the race out strongly when just missed on the heavy ground at Hillside last start. Not far off another win and cannot dismiss.

TEXAS TEA sprinted quickly and set up a winning break here last start. Finds a similar race here and no reason he cannot win again.


PESTO won with something in hand here three starts back then he has been good with a couple of placings since. He gets chance to return to winners stall.

MASERARTIE BAY was dominant here last start after racing up on the speed. Won three of his last four starts and he can win again.

DON’T DOUBT DORY is overdue for a win after some recent sound form. Placed in three of last four starts and he must be include in exotics.


ZAC DE BOSS is racing in super form. Won his last couple down the Flemington straight in similar fields and he can win again.

FLORESCENT STAR was beaten less than 2 lengths behind Zac De Boss here last start. She looks close to a win and gets chance in this field.

ASHFORD STREET has been dominant in his last couple absolutely flying on the wet ground. Likely to get similar conditions and cannot leave out of chances.


TUVALU was strong to the line winning here last start. Yet to finish any further back than second in 10 starts and although drawn out in the car park must include.

EDISON started favourite here last start and fought the race out tenaciously to just miss finishing in minor placing. Finds similar and happy to have something each way.

BIOMETRIC had the perfect run and finished too well winning here last start. Should get in behind the speed and have last crack at these.


ARRAN BAY is such an honest gelding. Just missed behind Jimmy The Bear here two starts back then went to Caulfield and was beaten less than 2 lengths. He can return to winners stall.

CARDINAL GEM did it tough at Caulfield but stayed tough last 200m and held them off for gutsy win. He can go on and win again.

THALASSOPHILE is never far away in his races. Placed in last four starts and she is overdue for another win. Gets her chance in this field.