Flemington Preview & Best Bets – Saturday October 29
Our form expert provides Flemington tips for today’s horse racing at Flemington Racecourse and gives his best bets.
Flemington Tips 29/10/2022
BEST BET 🏆
Race 9 No. 2 ASFOORA- ($3)
We wait until the final race of the day for our Best Bet and it is ASFOORA that should be hard to beat. The Henry Dwyer mare has won five of seven and had no luck whatsoever two starts ago when 7th at Moonee Valley before coming out and toying with them in the Caulfield Sprint, defeating Kallos by just under three lengths. She confirmed herself as the real deal in that race by going 12.7 lengths faster than standard benchmark, which is better than what any horse in this race has produced. The daughter of Flying Artie should appreciate some ground with a bit of give in it and can go on with the job.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 4 No. 8 AS TIME GOES BY– ($4.80)
Keen on AS TIME GOES BY in the Wakeful Stakes for the fillies. The Anthony & Sam Freedman-trained galloper shows promise and should be ready to fire out to the 2000m. She has had just the three starts and caught the eye with a fast finishing runner-up effort behind Tajneed at Sandown two starts ago before jumping to Group 2 level in the Edward Manifold Stakes (1600m), running 5th behind She’s Lickety Split. In that race, the daughter of Deep Impact was held up and lost ground as they approached the 400m before closing off well to land three lengths off the winner. She went 8.1 lengths faster than standard benchmark and that is 2.7 lengths better than what any horse in this race has produced. A firmer in the early betting suggests she has upside to come up to the 2000m and the stable go for the blinkers.
BEST VALUE 💰(EACH-WAY)
Race 1 No. 2 SANDPAPER– ($9)
Looking to get Derby Day off to a flyer at and it is the Godolphin galloper, SANDPAPER, that might be worth something at the each-way quote. He comes into this with a last start win under his belt at Caulfield, taking out the Gothic Stakes (1400m). He did enjoy a nice time of it when well rated by Jamie Kah but did look to have a bit in the tank at the end and went 8.4 lengths faster than standard, which is better than what any horse in this race has produced. The son of Snitzel might have improvement to come at his third run and will be ridden by the champion UK jockey, William Buick.