Melbourne Racing Tips – Saturday July 2, 2022
Saturday @ Flemington:
Track: Soft 5. Rail: True.
3:30pm Race 7
#3 SIRIUS SUPECT
4:10pm Race 8
#12 TUVALU (Best)
Starts Race 6 at 2:55pm AEDT
1st leg: 1,4,10
2nd leg: 1,2,3,8
3rd leg: 5,8,7,12
4th leg: 2,3,4,5
$19.20 gets you 10%
Race 7: VRC SPRINT SERIES FINAL 1200M
SIRIUS SUSPECT (3) has had 5 runs this time in and hasn’t finished worse than 4th. His last start 3rd in the Golden Topaz 1200 was admirable as he had to work to find a position and just knocked up late. Back to a track he knows well, drops 2kgs in weight and will be on speed in what looks a moderate tempo race. The only slight negatives are the soft track and that he’s winless now for 77 weeks. That said he looks a nice each way bet at $8.00.
OCEAN BEYOND (2) finished 5th behind SIRIUS SUSPECT last start but won this track and distance the start prior. Nice drop in weight Linda rides again and if he can slot in from barrier 1 and gets some luck at the business end he’ll be right in this. SAVATOXL (1) is the class horse here but has a big weight of 60.5kgs to shoulder. He blew the start at his most recent run in the G1 Goodwood 1200 and was just piped for 2nd the start prior over 1100. He’s untried down the straight and can’t be underestimated.
(3) SIRIUS SUPECT: $8.50 each way
Race 8: WINTER CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL 1600M
TUVALU (12) he’s 2 from 3 this time in after winning the David Bourke 1630 at this track last start. He drops 4kgs in weight and should be at his peak for this race. The wide draw means he’ll have to push forward and slot in and if he can do that without spending much petrol he’s the one to beat.
LOOKS LIKE ELVIS (5) is low flying this time in having won over 1400 at this track and placing 3rd in the Listed Civic stakes at Randwick last start. He’s on the quick back up here and if he gets the tempo on, he’ll be flying home again. HI STRANGER (8) is at his right distance now and looks a value chance at the $16 on offer but has a tricky draw to contend with and is winless at this track in 17 starts…though he has run 2nd on 4 occasions. Outside of Tuvalu it looks a very open race.
(12) TUVALU: $3.50