DERBY day is one of the biggest meetings of the year and WilliamHill.com.au has a great special on offer for horse racing punters.
Flemington hosts a 10-race betting card this Saturday and global bookmaker William Hill is giving punters some insurance to kick off Derby day.
Punters will receive up to $50 back in rewards points if your selected horse finishes second, third or fourth in the opening four races at Flemington.
Most bookmakers run a similar offer, but that’s only for second and third. William Hill is extending above and beyond with this offer and rewards points are worth accumulating.
This offer is only available on Saturday and punters must “Opt-in” to receive the promotion.
Below are our best tips for the first four races on the card.
Flemington Race 1 tip
Levendi is one of our better bets of the day. The Peter Gelagotis-trained three-year-old could have won the Caulfield Guineas last start with a better run, but punters have a chance to get their money back this Saturday.
The son of Pierro has beaten the likes of Sully and Snitzepeg this year and that winning form, despite coming on rain-affected tracks, looks good for this.
The scratching of Kaonic brings it right into contention at $3.70.
Flemington Race 2 tip
Bring Me Roses has progressively finished better in all four career starts and another win could be on the cards.
Tony McEvoy lines up the daughter of High Chaparral which scored by 2.25 lengths over some nice Oaks types in the Edward Manifold last start. That win holds it in good stead for the week to come and it looks a natural age-group stayer in the making.
Flemington Race 3 tip
Sheidel isn’t attracting much attention with punters at $5 with WilliamHill.com.au, but it’s the clear top pick in this race.
The Lindsay Park-trained six-year-old is a winner of 15 races from 33 starts and five of those have come at the 1100m distance.
It might not have won in some time, but she’s a class act and finding the lead won’t be very hard from the inside barrier.
Flemington Race 4 tip
Harlem finished eighth in the Caulfield Cup and that form looks best for this.
The Hayes/Dabernig-trained entire is an imported runner which finished sixth in the Sydney Cup in the autumn before winning the Naturalism at Caulfield in September.
It has only battled since arriving in the top class, but this field doesn’t contain any superstars and the $3.80 is worth backing. We don’t think there’s any way it finishes out of the first four, so punters with William Hill should be safe.