It’s a jam-packed day of high quality racing with a number of group 1’s being held this Saturday, March 5th. Flemington will play host to a nine race card highlighted by the Australian Guineas while the Randwick Guineas will be run at Randwick in Sydney.
Billy Bestford has done the form for the day and has narrowed down his best bets on what looks a huge Saturday of racing around the country. Check out today's racing tips below.
Saturday Racing Tips - Saturday March 5th 2022
Flemington Race 2
Looking forward to seeing promising stayer (4) Crystal Pegasus step up to this sort of trip for the first time. Was extremely good late on last start to storm home and win when staying at 2000m so everything points to him relishing this trip. He’s unbeaten from two 4th up runs and is at peak fitness now, gets a nice drop in the weights and Jamie Kah jumps on board from a good gate.
(4) Crystal Pegasus
Flemington Race 3
Pretty keen on the chances of (9) Rose Quartz who is absolutely flying this prep. She was unlucky not to win two back but loved having an easy lead last start and bolted in. She takes the logical step up in grade here and she is 2/2 at this track and trip. Maps well and she is going better than most of these.
Flemington Race 5
Think (11) Shadow Devil can run a race here at an EW price. Is unbeaten through two career starts and the last start win was incredible. The stable clearly have an opinion throwing him straight in the deep end and while it’s not easy to jump from 64 grade to this but I think there’s some X factor about him. Will probably get back from the wide gate and hoping he gets a trail into it and can run on well off the hot speed.
(11) Shadow Devil
Flemington Race 6
No doubt Zaaki will be tough to beat but I think at the price (10) Inspirational Girl can give this a good shake. Down on the 53.5kg, she flies 2nd up winning 3 from 3 while she’s also unbeaten at the mile so the stats are there. She was pretty good fresh considering the slow speed where she flew home running some quick late sectionals. She is ready to win now.
(10) Inspirational Girl
Randwick Race 9
(7) Le Gei Soleil backed up the hot trials with a dominant first up victory. I like her jumping to 1600m especially on a very wet track and she maps to sit out the back and run over the top of them late again. This is obviously tougher but down with the lightweight again today I think she will be extremely hard to beat.