Flemington Preview & Best Bets – Saturday June 17

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 17/6/2023


Race 2 No. 1 STEPARTY- ($2.25)

Keen on the unbeaten STEPARTY in Race 2 at Flemington. The Paul Preusker-trained galloper has had the two career starts for a win on debut at Ballarat over the 1100m before tackling the Flemington straight and winning well over the 1200m on June 3. He had a bit in hand that day, settling on the speed before producing the fastest last 200m to win by more than three lengths from Dolphin Skin. The son of Artie Schiller meets a number of those rivals again, while those coming out of other races will need to produce something special to trouble the favourite. Dean Yendall sticks on board and the pair draw perfectly in barrier 5. 



Race 4 No 7 SIGH- ($2.60)

SIGH can measure up to them in Race 4 at Flemington. The Peter Moody-trained mare resumed with a win at the track and trip on May 20 in a BenchMark 70, coming from a midfield position in the middle stages to gain the upper hand late in the piece ahead of Sam’s Image. The lightly raced four-year-old went 3.1 lengths faster than standard in that race, which is the second best last start figure behind Poland, who resumes. She should have scope for improvement and narrowly went down when second up last time at the track and trip. Stick with her. 



Race 6 No. 1 KING MAGNUS- ($4)

KING MAGNUS has the class that should take him a long way in Race 6. The Robbie Griffiths and Matt de Kock-trained galloper has come back well from a lengthy break, winning his past two and does have a bit of an edge on his winter rivals. Those victories have come at the track and trip, going more than 10 lengths faster than standard benchmark on both occasions. The seven-year-old rises slightly in weight again but should be getting right to his peak and won’t be too far away in the run from barrier 6. 



Race 9 No. 1 LEGIO TEN- ($3.50)

We close off with a sprint over the 1100m for the three-year-olds 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. Celine Gaudry piloted him on that occasion and sticks on board. She should have options from barrier 5 and expect the pair to go very close again. 



Race 8 No 11 ARTZINO- ($5.25)

ARTZINO can go close in Race 8. The Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr-trained galloper resumed at Sandown on May 27 and caught the eye at the business end of the 1600m, finishing 3rd behind Elkington Road. The son of Tarzino settled back in that race before producing the fastest last 400m. The stable have take their time with the gelding, who was solid just under a year ago when stepping up from a Maiden win at Sandown to a 4th in the Super Impose Stakes (1800m) at Flemington. 2000m should suit and he gets the ride from the in-form apprentice, Wiremu Pinn, who is one for one for the stable.