|Where||Flemington Racecourse – 448 Epsom Rd, Flemington VIC 3031|
|When||Saturday, January 15, 2022|
|Feature Race||Race 7 : Standish Handicap (1200)|
|First Race||12:33pm AEDT|
Racing returns to Flemington on Saturday afternoon for Standish Handicap Day where a nine-race card is scheduled and Horsebetting’s Victorian tipping expert presents his best bets, top odds and free quaddie picks. The track is rated a Good 4, with the rail out 9m the entire circuit, for the meeting commencing at 12:33pm AEDT.
Standish Handicap Betting Tips – Outlaws Revenge
The Group 3 Standish Handicap is the featured event of the day worth $250,000 over 1200m. We have opted to side with the Ryan Balfour-trained Outlaws Revenge who despite chasing home the undefeated Marabi last time, comes to the Standish with impressive form. He had put together consecutive Listed race wins in South Australia, including an impressive win over Rock The Ring in the City of Marion Stakes back on November 27. That form should stack up here, as Rock The Ring was the best of the beaten bunch behind Fangirl in the Melbourne Cup Carnival. This will be Outlaws Revenge first look at Flemington and more importantly down the Flemington straight. He does eat up the 1200m though, with five wins and a minor placing from his six starts at the trip. Dom Tourneur will look to have him settled in clear air from the barriers and if he can produce a nice turn of foot when asked for an effort, Outlaws Revenge will take some holding out.
Best Bet at Flemington – Pancho
We will be chasing some value throughout Saturday, and it kicks off early when Pancho our best bet from the Chris Waller yard steps out over 1700m. If you completely ignore his first-up record (7: 0-0-1) then you know to put a pen through his first-up run in the Listed Chester Manifold Stakes when chasing home the smart Lighthouse. His second-up record reads much better having won two of his five starts and with a win over Grand Promenade last preparation, he brings some of the better form lines to this BM100 affair. Damien Oliver sticks on board which is an added bonus and with the extra 300m he looks to be a clear best bet on Saturday. From barrier eight, look for Ollie find a spot midfield with cover for the five-year-old son of Dissident and if he is successful in doing so, his turn of foot should be too good for a field like this.
Next Best at Flemington – Justacanta
Another one we are keen on at a nice price is the Patrick Payne-trained Justacanta who is off a seven-week spell following a truly luckless run in the Kilmore Cup. The eight-year-old son of Per Incanto loomed as the winner on multiple occasions but had his run cut off at every chance throughout the home straight. However, he returns to Flemington, a track he is yet to miss the top three at in each of his three starts. He has two wins at Flemington, including one at the 1400m, when taking out the Group 2 Linlithgow Stakes three runs back when beating home Kemalpasa, Brooklyn Hustle and Instant Celebrity. That is proven Group 1 form and if Justacanta races anywhere near that type of form, he should prove too hard to hold out on Saturday.
Best Value at Flemington – Eluding
In the opening leg of the quaddie, we will be hoping the Tony & Calvin McEvoy-trained Eluding can make up for a luckless run at Caulfield when he steps out over 1400m on Saturday. The four-year-old Toronado gelding was held up for a majority of the home straight last time out when finishing midfield, beaten just over three lengths. She draws out wide on Saturday and with Madison Lloyd on board claiming 3kg, we expect to see Eluding up towards the front of the field upon settling. His best results this campaign have come when settling in the first four and if Lloyd can do just that, Eluding will take some beating.
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