Flemington Preview & Best Bets – Saturday July 1

Flemington Preview & Best Bets


Our form expert provides Flemington tips for today’s horse racing at Flemington Racecourse and gives his best bets.


Flemington Tips 1/7/2023


Race 2 No. 2  PACIFIC RUBY- ($2.70)

Keen on PACIFIC RUBY in Race 2 on Winter Finals day at Flemington. She is unbeaten in five starts since switching to the leading stable and resumed off a four month break at Sandown on June 10 over the 1300m, running on strongly to defeat He’s Our Bonneval. The daughter of Kermadec went a healthy 7.5 lengths faster than standard benchmark in that run, which is the best last start figure of any runner. She has been an improver in her two second up runs for the stable and can save ground and box seat from the inside barrier. 



Race 5 No 5  LEGIO TEN- ($5.50)

The three-year-olds step out in the Creswick Stakes and going with another last start winner, LEGIO TEN. The Godolphin galloper comes into this with a winning streak of three and settled back in the field on June 3 before arriving in time to defeat Midtown Boss. The promising son of Exosphere went a very healthy 11.8 lengths faster than standard benchmark with that win, which is a better figure than what any horse in this race has produced. Ben Melham jumps on board and the 1200m should suit.  



Race 7 No. 7 SIGH – ($4)

Sticking with SIGH in Race 7 at Flemington. The Peter Moody-trained galloper did the job for us over the 1100m here on June 17, making it five wins from eight starts. In the June 17 race, the four-year-old settled back in the small field before finding the line well to edge out General Beau late in the piece, going 11.2 lengths faster than standard benchmark, which are the best last start figures of any runner. At her previous third up run she was a four length improver on benchmark figures. The daughter of No Nay Never is two from three at the track, while she was runner-up in the other of those. She gets out to the 1200m and should handle that, while Carleen Hefel rides. She combines well with the stable, striking at 20%. 



Race 9 No 4 BRUNG KING- ($5)

We close off proceedings with the three-year-olds in action in the Silver Bowl Series Final. BRUNG KING has gone from an Ararat Maiden win earlier this preparation and comes in with a last start victory ahead of Private Jumbo over the 1400m here on June 3. The Henry Dwyer-trained galloper settled in a midfield position that day and chased hard before prevailing at the business end, going 8.7 lengths faster than standard benchmark, which is a better figure than what any runner in this race has produced. The 3rd placegetter out of that has since come out and won well at Caulfield. Look for him to settle within striking distance from barrier 7 and be strong late in the piece.