Flemington's Big Day
Published: 31 Oct 2014
Hallowed ground - Gallopers thunder around the first turn in the Melbourne Cup last year
Next Tuesday racing captures the nation. Offices, pubs, sporting clubs and restaurants around the country will turn to their TV screens as the Melbourne Cup field thunder around the Flemington course.
For the racing purists though, the real action happens this Saturday with a Flemington race card that is packed with talent. Gai Waterhouse's 'tank' Hampton Court takes on a Derby field of up-and-comers, the super-tough Happy Trails tries to repel the challenge of Overseas Raiders in the Mackinnon, and Rich Enuff searches for Group One glory in a Classic Coolmore Stakes.
It's simply the biggest and best day of betting action all year.
The punters have launched into some runners already and The Race Guide's own 'Bookie Battler' is scouring the markets on an hourly basis. Some big bets taken at Luxbet so far have raised interest from the team.
Race 3 - Yellowglen Stakes
- Hucklebuck $10,000 @ $2.90. "Mad. I've seen better value on a politicians expense claim." Bookie Battler
Race 5 - Lexus Stakes
- Signoff $3000 @ $2.60. "In good form, but the race is pretty even and he isn't the top pick." Race Analyst
Race 6 - Mackinnon Stakes
- Foreteller $1000 @ $10. "Waller gets him to try so hard in his races. Quite a nice hope." Horse Expert
Race 7 - Victoria Derby
- Atmosphere $12,000 @ $11. "Love this bet, reckon they should of doubled up!" Bookie Battler
- Hampton Court $5000 @ $2.90. "He is a thick-set horse and I worry about him away from his home track." Horse Expert
We have been in the mounting yard, on the track and doing all the analysis to bring you the only Race Guides for the big day. After looking through the pages of the Guide, you can make your own mind up which galloper will win the big events.
Knowing your horse is the name of the game. It makes the difference between a hard-luck story and a collect.
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Once your ready to go, get stuck into all the Race Guide info here.
Good luck and good punting from the team!
A good roughie - The Bookie Battler fancies a couple at odds in the Derby