It is a mammoth day of racing at Headquarters on Saturday for Finals Day with plenty of quality horse flesh on display.
There is also a stack of money to be made and our full 2020 Flemington Finals Day Tips & Preview can be found below.
With the scratching of The Felon, I’m happy to stay out of the opening race from a betting perspective.
Mike Moroney has Chapada racing very well this prep and he has not missed the placings in his last three starts, all at Flemington.
He got to within two lengths of Southern France in the Group 2 Sandown Cup back in November and he again looks the one to beat from a good draw.
Cherry Tortoni has ‘donkey licked em’ at his first two race starts and I don’t even think the 61kg will stop him.
Sign Seal Deliver has been racing well of late without winning but he will appreciate the step up in trip now.
The son of Dundeel is bred to stay, unlike a few of the others at the top of the weights in this event, and has the benefit of Damien Oliver in the saddle.
The apple of Miss Udyta Clarke’s eye, Rich Charm, is every chance at taking out the Sprint Series Final here at HQ on Saturday at a nice price.
The seven year old gelding has raced down the Flemington straight well in the past including a narrow defeat two back behind Great Again who he meets better at the weights here.
He was trapped for room at a vital start last time out and with even luck he will be right in the finish here.
Snogging has won just four of her 27 career race starts but she really does look well placed in this race.
A lot of these horses are coming through the same form lines and Snogging was beaten only 1.7 lengths behind Great Duchess last start at Flemington.
She meets all of those horses better at the weights and has finally drawn an inside barrier.
This is one of the most open races that you are likely to see and is the reason I am going so wide with my selections.
Box em up and hope for a big pay day!
I was really keen on Shot Of Irish but with the scratching I think it becomes a very wide betting race.
I suggest a little each way bet on A Shin Rook who is very capable on his day and has consistent form over the 2000m.
Brazen Song did the chasing behind the dominant Felicia last Saturday at Caulfield and the filly is going well enough to feature in the last event of the day.
She will be better suited to Flemington in my opinion, has drawn well in barrier four and is nice each way odds.