This Saturday in Melbourne the best racing action runs at the famous Flemington Racecourse, the bumper nine-race line-up headlined by two black type features.
It is a sunny day trackside at Flemington today with a top temperature of a cool 20 degrees and no chance of rain.
As of 7:45am (AEST) this morning the Flemington course proper was rated a Good (4) making it a day to back the firm track specialists and stick away from the mudlarks when placing your bets at Ladbrokes.com.au.
Flemington Track Report – 23/05/2015
- Rail: +3m Entire Circuit
- Penetrometer: 4.89
- Weather: Fine
- Track Rating: Good (4)
- Track Type: Turf
- Irrigation: Nil
- Rainfall: Nil last 24hrs, 9.8mm last 7 days
Flemington racing kicks off today at 11:45am (AEST) with the $80,000 Victorian Carbine Club Plate (1400m) for the two-year-olds and continues right through until Race 9 at 4:40pm (AEST) with the $80,000 K.A. Morrison Handicap (1700m) closing the card.
The first of the two feature races on the program runs as Race 6 at 2:45pm (AEST) with the sprinters facing off in the $120,000 Listed The Straight Six (1200m).
Three horses come out of the original 13-acceptor field with #5 May’s Dream, #7 Eximius and #12 About Square the scratchings.
Red hot favourite in the latest The Straight Six betting markets at Ladbrokes.com.au at an odds-on price of $1.55 and firming is Lumosty.
Robert Smerdon’s Fastnet Rock filly comes off an 1100m win at the track from May 9 where she defeated Pago Rock by an impressive three lengths, and if successful today she could be Brisbane bound for a shot at the $2 million Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1350m) on June 6.
The day’s other black type feature is for the stayers, Flemington’s other two mile race – the $200,000 Listed Andrew Ramsden Stakes (3200m) – running as Race 7 at 3:25pm (AEST).
The Andrew Ramsden Stakes field, which runs as the same track and race number as the iconic $6.2 million Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) on the first Tuesday of November, originally drew 16 final acceptors but #13 Thubiaan and #14 Beliveau both come out.
Betting on Flemington Race 7 this afternoon is a wide open affair with a host of single figure fancies led by the market mover Shoreham ($6.50) with the inside alley.
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Flemington Scratchings – 23/05/2015
Total Scratchings: 21
Race 1 (11:45am) – $80,000 Victorian Carbine Club Plate (1400m)
No current scratchings
Race 2 (12:15pm) – $80,000 Trevor Clarke Handicap (1200m)
#6 Top Sight (4), #9 Real Warrior (8)
Race 3 (12:50pm) – $80,000 Henry Bolte Handicap (1600m)
#8 Club Star (8), #13 Tempt Me (4)
Race 4 (1:25pm) – $40,000 Pancare Handicap (1400m)
#3 Ventic (18), #11 Grand Orator (20), #19e Marwood (15), #20e Here To There (5)
Race 5 (2:05pm) – $80,000 Banjo Paterson Series Heat 1 (2000m)
#7 Verdant (13), #14 Suspended Gem (1)
Race 6 (2:45pm) – $120,000 Listed The Straight Six (1200m)
#5 May’s Dream (3), #7 Eximius (1), #12 About Square (5)
Race 7 (3:25pm) – $200,000 Listed Andrew Ramsden Stakes (3200m)
#13 Thubiaan (8), #14 Beliveau (9)
Race 8 (4:05pm) – $80,000 VRC-CRV Winter Championship Series Heat 1 (1400m)
#2 Another Prelate (20), #15 Aussies Love Sport (10), #19e Tax Evader (17), #20e Scintillula (3)
Race 9 (4:40pm) – $80,000 K.A. Morrison Handicap (1700m)
#7 Pop Culture (4), #11 Glacial Age (13)