Horse Racing Tips & Previews – Flemington | Sat 5th March

Form analyst, SCOTT MCDONELL, previews Saturday’s Flemington meeting, with horse racing tips and analysis for all 9 races. Good luck, punters!

Track Condition: Good 4

Rail Position: True entire circuit

WEE NESSY looked above average winning recent Cranbourne jumpout by a big space and she is ready for the racetrack. Top pick on debut.

CRYSTALIST is beautifully bred being out of a half-sister to Crystal Lily. Was strong in both jumpouts and would not leave out of winning chances at first start.

Liked the way MUMBAI JEWEL finished the race off to win the Pierro at Randwick last start. Should appreciate the wide Flemington straight and she can finish all over these.


CRYSTAL PEGASUS is an import who was strong at the end of his race winning here last start. This a touch harder but he can win again.

PLAYOFFS finished the race off strongly to win at Caulfield two starts back then he chased on well when placed here last start. Finds similar and will be in the mix again.

GOOD IDEA does not win out of turn but he has been racing in consistent form and cannot leave him out of exotics in this field.

Hard to knock the form of TIGERTIGER. Just little one paced here last start but his previous form was super winning the Bagot here two back. He can bounce back.


ROSE QUARTZ was impressive when led throughout here last start and that made it three wins from last four starts. She can win again.

BERMADEZ resumes from spell. He is unbeaten first-up and loves Flemington. Will be better over further but must include based on fresh record.

RAINBEL is another first-up from break. She is yet to miss a place fresh (4:2-1-1) and if she is forward enough should run a cheeky race back closest to rail.

EVENING GLORY comes into this ready third-up from spell. Placed at Caulfield first-up then was not disgraced last start. He will be in the mix again.


SIRILEO MISS comes into this first-up from a spell and that is when she finds best form. Unbeaten in all three fresh runs and she goes on top based on that stat.

ANNAVISTO is another than resumes from a break. Has won two of three fresh and placed in the other. She has plenty of speed and will be in this for a long way.

MARACANA resumes. She worked through her classes quickly at first prep and four runs included two wins and a Group 2 and Listed placing. Better over further but watch her fresh.

ZOU DANCER is a class mare resuming from a break. She has won fresh and loves this track/distance (3:2-0-0) and if finds best will be right in this.


OVERPASS led throughout and got the prize in the G2 Expressway Stakes two back then chased a smart one at Randwick last start. He will jump and lead these for a long way.

ABLE WILLIE comes into this third-up from spell. Two runs back from a spell have been solid and he must be included in exotics.

SNEAKY FIVE resumes from spell. She has won three of four spaced starts and unbeaten first-up. Won at Group 3 company when fresh last campaign before taking on Group 1 level. She can measure up.

LORD PARAMOUNT was dominant winning a much easier race at Stony Creek last start but stable believe he is up to this and must respect.


ZAAKI resumes from spell. He finished off last campaign with a dominant G1 Mackinnon Stakes win around Flemington. Drawn perfectly and he may just be too good for these.

INSPIRATIONAL GIRL just got too far back in the G1 C.F.Orr but she did make good late ground and sure to be better from the outing. She looks a danger.

MR BRIGHTSIDE was sent out favourite here first-up and liked the way he got to the line when placed. Better from the outing and he should be right in the mix.

KING MAGNUS is another who made a good return when just out of placings here first-up. Sure to be better from that outing and can sneak a minor spot.


HITOTSU won fresh last prep but it was only a Donald maiden but two runs later he demolished a G1 Victoria Derby field. He looks special and can win this.

PROFONDO created a big impression winning the G1 Spring Champion Stakes by a clear margin before break. Resumes off trial win and despite barrier he has the talent to win this.

CAPTIVANT chased home Anamoe in the G1 Caulfield Guineas back in spring before taking on Cox Plate. Comes into this ready third-up off a C.S.Hayes placing and that good form for this.

FORGOT YOU was only getting going when the race was all over in the C.S.Hayes. Sure to be better from the outing and he is a must for first four players.


BROOKLYN HUSTLE is a mare with plenty of ability but she runs more eye catching races than she does winning races. I’m hoping she will get some luck and finish all over these.

MALKOVICH comes into this ready third-up from spell. Only faded late in the Oakleigh Plate and he held on to finish just out of placing. That good form for this.

IT’S ME created a big impression winning all four starts at first campaign including the $1.3 million Kosciuszko. Did enough first-up in G3 Triscay and will be better from the run.

ENTHAAR gets in with a very lightweight. She was disappointing when beaten as long odds on favourite at Caulfield last start but if she can get to outside rail she will take beating.


YONCE is an up and coming mare who is unbeaten in four starts. Really liked the way she stretched out to win here last start and from ideal barrier she looks hard to beat again.

SAVANNAH CLOUD never runs a bad race. Caulfield winner two starts back then ran into solid placing last start. Watch for him to be hitting line hard.

UNIQUE ARTIST went to Adelaide last start and took on Listed company. She raced on speed but just found the smart Wyclif too smart. She can sneak a place.

Hard to leave GENTLEMAN ROY out of chances. He has won four of his five starts this time in and placed in the other. Gets up in the weights but must respect.