Flemington’s biggest race-day of the Winter features nine series finals and with the track to stay in the Good 4 range, there’s plenty to investigate, so let’s get stuck in!


Flemington Race 4 | Taj Rossi Series Final | 1600m | 1:30pm

Stepping up to the mile for the first time looks like it will be no issue for the Tony McEvoy trained Royal Symphony. The boom colt is two wins from two career starts, and after bolting in at Flemington last start, he looks primed to make it three in a row.

Punting Form believe he is a deserving short priced favourite whose aforementioned run a fortnight ago over the 1400m at Flemington is the ideal lead up for this race.

Vince Accardi’s Race Speed Profiles indicate that Royal Symphony will be full of running in the closing stages, and I’m happy to be with him despite the short price.

Insider Suggests

 BACK (WIN) Royal Symphony


Flemington Race 5 | A.R. Creswick Series Final | 1200m | 2:10pm

Punting Form place Invincible Al on top, but I’m keen to take another runner at the top of the market in Overstep here.

The filly beat home five runners of this field on June 24th, and still holds a weight advantage over several of the major players. If she can get in the right part of the track, she can continue her good form up the straight.

The Race Speed Profiles suggest she will be strong right through the line.

Invincible Al and Ken’s Dream certainly look live dangers, with the latter having excuses in his last two runs, and a slight weight relief.

Insider Suggests

 BACK (WIN) Overstep


Flemington Race 7 | VRC-CRV Winter Championship Final | 1600m | 3:30pm

This is a wide-open race with plenty of value to be had, so I’ve got a few I’m happy to indulge.

Rhythm To Spare didn’t have much luck last start and will look to settle forward according to both Punting Form’s Race Report and the Race Speed Profiles.

Count Da Vinci is fresh here and has a great record, and seems capable of running a strong race off a few impressive trial outings and is worth a play at the price.

Punting Form are siding with Loyalty Man, who “looks to be at the right stage of its preparation, being third up and progressing from 1400m to 1600m”. The Race Speed Profiles indicate he’ll be finishing off strongly, so watch for him late.

Insider Suggests

 BACK (WIN) Rhythm To Spare

 BACK (WIN) Count Da Vinci

 BACK (WIN) Loyalty Man


Flemington Race 8 | All Victorian Sprint Series Final | 1600m | 4:10pm

Tough to split two runners here, with Ability and Husson Eagle both appealing.

Punting Form see the race in a similar light, and are tipping Husson Eagle to turn the tables on Ability after their duel on June 24th. The Race Speed Profile’s align with Punting Form’s sentiment that Husson Eagle will be ‘driving through late for victory’ with above benchmark late closing speed.

Ability may be short, but you can’t argue with his form since being gelded, and I’m keen to be with him here. Despite rising slightly in both class and distance, winning form is good form, including an impressive record down the straight. He loses nothing with Dwayne Dunn taking the ride, stays down in the weights and handles Good and Soft conditions.

I’m happy to be opposing Duke Of Brunswick of the Mick Price stable here, has some fresh form, but given he’s down the straight for the first time and the form of some other runners, I’ll be laying the Duke!

Insider Suggests

 BACK (WIN) Ability

 BACK (WIN) Husson Eagle

 LAY (WIN) Duke of Brunswick


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