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Flemington Super Saturday 2012 is here with a supercharged nine-race card set to light up Melbourne’s most iconic racetrack this weekend, the exclusive Races.com.au team’s tips and selections for which can be found below.
A double-shot of Group 1 racing headlines the action at Flemington on Saturday with the country’s premier sprint the $1 million Lexus Newmarket Handicap (1200m) and the $1 million Dubai Australian Cup (2000m) running as races six and seven respectively.
Aside from watching $3.20 bookmaker.com.au favourite Hay List attempt an historic win against a star-studded field of up-and-comers and proven elite level performers in the 2012 Newmarket Handicap followed by the race return of former Melbourne Cup hero Americain, $2.20 top elect, in the Australian Cup 2012, there are also five other Group races and two Listed features making for an all black type Flemington race card.
Don’t waste your hard earned dollars with an ill-informed wager on the Flemington features this Saturday.
The expert team of tipsters at Races.com.au have done the Flemington Saturday race form, gone over the betting stats and latest markets and come up with our insider tips for all nine events.
See below for the horses to back and the ones to sack on Super Saturday, and whether you agree with our selections or have your own tips to lock in, only one bookie is offering the best odds – bookmaker.com.au.
2012 Flemington Tips – Super Saturday of Racing
Flemington Racecourse, Saturday March 3, 2012
Race 1 – 12:08pm TBV Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes (1200m)
- Tip: #1 Snitzerland ($1.95) from #5 Nicskioffski and #3 Armed For Action @ bookmaker.com.au
Snitzerland is odds-on for a reason and Gerald Ryan’s untapped Snitzel filly will be near impossible to beat after putting four and a half lengths on a similar field at Mornington in the Inglis Premiers last start. Cranbourne galloper Nicskioffski adds juicy value to the Quinella here despite two smart wins in Melbourne this season.
Race 2 – 12:40pm MSS Security Stakes (1100m)
- Tip: #2 Glows ($7) from #7 Sharnee Rose and #1 Satin Shoes @ bookmaker.com.au
Prepared by one of the best in the business, Peter Snowden, promising Canny Lad filly Glows became a stakes winner last start at Moonee Valley in the Typhoon Tracy Stakes over 1200-metres so going back to 1100-metres she will be hard to hold out.
Race 3 – 1:15pm Henry Bucks VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m)
- Tip: #11 Pronto Pronto ($5.50) from #3 All Too Hard and #6 Shamexpress @ bookmaker.com.au
There has been plenty of money for Black Caviar’s half-brother All Too Hard and the up-and-coming Shamexpress, but Pronto Pronto is another market mover and after beating Shamexpress in the Schweppes Handicap (1200m) at Sandown on Feb 29, getting a dry track here over 200-metres more make them attractive.
Race 4 – 1:55pm Blamey Stakes (1400m)
- Tip: #6 Ranger ($9) from #13 Speediness and #15 Pied A Terre @ bookmaker.com.au
Read why we are tipping an upset in our 2012 Blamey Stakes Betting Tips.
Race 5 – 2:35pm TAB Sportsbet Kewney Stakes (1400m)
- Tip: #2 Shopaholic ($3.30) from #4 Soft Sand and #5 Emmalene @ bookmaker.com.au
Shopaholic is out for Group win number three on the trot, has the track and distance experience and the draw, why else do we like her, read out exclusive 2012 Kewney Stakes Tips Post to find out!
Race 6 – 3:15pm Lexus Newmarket Handicap (1200m)
- Tip: #1 Hay List ($3.20) from #6 Rain Affair and #22 Rain Affair @ bookmaker.com.au
Yes history says no as does their draw and then there’s THAT weight, but Races.com.au know Hay List is a champ and he is our 2012 Newmarket Handicap Tip to Win, follow the link to read why.
Race 7 – 4:00pm Dubai Australian Cup (2000m)
- Tip: #8 Illo ($5.50) from #9 Southern Speed and #1 Americain @ bookmaker.com.au
We have Illo rated special to win and hand Bart Cummings with his 14th Australian Cup triumph, read out 2012 Australian Cup Form Guide Preview & Tips to find out the full story.
Race 8 – 4:45pm Schweppervescence Trophy (1600m)
- Tip: #1 Lady Lynette ($7.50) from #3 Hi Belle and #8 Spirit Song @ bookmaker.com.au
Lady Lynette is the best tried in this field and the best performing making her our best 2012 Schweppervescence Trophy Betting Tip.
Race 9 – 5:25pm Super Saturday Stakes (1400m)
- Tip: #9 I’m Discreet ($11) from #11 Pago Rock and #14 Smokin’ Joey @ bookmaker.com.au
Pago Pago may have the record and be the market mover in the last at Flemington, but local Elusive Quality mare I’m Discreet is nice value and comes off a second at the track and distance to another smart mare and we like her to improve.
*All times listed are local VIC time
*All odds quoted are Fixed Win from bookmaker.com.au and subject to change
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