Flemington Preview & Best Bets – Saturday January 14

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 14/1/2023


Race 2 No. 1 DUNKEL- ($2)

DUNKEL can go on with the job in Race 2 at Flemington. The promising galloper from the Patrick Payne stable has won two of three and stepped out off a six-week break at Sandown on Boxing Day, winning comfortably over the 1800m ahead of Barefoot Tora. He meets that horse 2kg worse off at the weights but should have improvement to come and he does look like one that can go on to bigger and better things. Flemington should suit the son of Dundeel. 



Race 4 No. 2 SPIRIT RIDGE- ($5.50)

This might be one for the veteran galloper, SPIRIT RIDGE. The eight-year-old has had two runs this time in and comes off a solid 4th at Group 3 level on Boxing Day in the Summer Cup (2000m) at Randwick. The Anabel Neasham-trained galloper found the front at the 300m in that race but just ran out of fitness late. He has been a big improver on benchmark figures at his stage at his past couple of preparations and should find a nice spot in the run from barrier 7. 



Race 5 No. 4 BELLE ET RICHE- ($4)

Going with BELLE ET RICHE in Race 5. We put the four-year-old into the black book after her last start effort that saw her run 3rd behind Wrote To Arataki at the track and trip on New Year’s Day. She was posted wide without cover the trip that day before sticking on. The Mitchell Freedman-trained galloper draws better this time around in barrier 4 and her peak benchmark figure at her last preparation came at this stage when winning at Sandown. 



Race 9 No. 10 BRITISH COLUMBIA- ($3.70)

Keen on BRITISH COLUMBIA in the final race of the day at Flemington. The Grahame Begg-trained galloper resumed at Sandown on Boxing Day and settled just forward of midfield before closing off well and just missing behind Diamonds In The Sky. He went a very healthy 8.8 lengths faster than standard benchmark. The son of Vancouver improved more than five lengths on figures when second up at his last campaign to score at Sandown over the 1400m. Jordan Childs rides and the pair have attracted support in the early betting. 



Race 7 No. 6 BELTORO- ($8)

BELTORO shapes as a solid each-way player in Race 7 at Flemington. The Robert Hickmott-trained galloper has been racing in great fashion without winning and comes off a last start 3rd behind Typhoon Harmony at Moonee Valley over the 1600m on New Year’s Eve. He settled midfield in that race and produced the fastest last 200m to go 8.2 lengths faster than standard. He meets the winner 2kg better at the weights and his peak figure of 10.1 lengths faster than standard came over the 1600m earlier this prep when runner-up on Stakes Day. Wouldn’t mind seeing him sit just worse than midfield and the race should set up nicely with Saint Of Katowice and Typhoon Harmony to head forward.