Tim's Tips for Flemington

The WELCOME to  Tim's Tips - Selections for main Melbourne race meetings by former Herald Sun sports journalist Tim Habel. He is now a contributor to The Age so his tips for major city meetings will be in The Age formguide.

FLEMINGTON SATURDAY JUNE 19, 2021, rail out 11m, track soft 7

RACE 1: SECRET GLAMOUR 1, The Silent Sermon 2, Forbidden City 3, Somewhat Fabulous 4

RACE 2: MASTER CHUM 1. South Pacific 2, St Arnicca 3, Fanciful Toff 4

RACE 3: EXPRESS PASS 1, Modear 2, Hidden Legend 3, Blood Oath 4

RACE 4: MAKIMAK 1, Witchfullthinking 2, Poysed To Rein 3, Lindhout 4

RACE 5: KURABUI 1, Betcha Flying 2, Galaxy Raider 3, One More Try 4

RACE 6: LITERATI 1, Namakawa 2, Reuber 3, Marcolt 4

Literati loves the wet and is looking for 2000m. Namawaka won easily last start over Reuber at the track and trip and although rising 4kg will go close again. Marcolt raced too keenly when a beaten favourite at Sandown on Wednesday.

RACE 7: SIR DAVY 1, Aidesnfield 2, Curran 3, Pioneer River 4

Sir Davy is lightly raced and promising. Blinkers go on for the drop back to 1200m and proven in the soft. Aidesnfield loves it soft and has trialled well since a leg injury sidelined her earlier in the year. Curran defied the logic of a no claim apprentice last time but now has the steadier of 59kg.

RACE 8: RUBISAKI 1, Dice Roll 2, Yulong January 3, Harlech 4

Match in two., Rubisaki gets a 2kg weight edge over Yulong January from a fortnight ago and gets her favoured soft ground. Dice Roll is a European import undefeated in two Australian starts and another to relish the soft.

RACE 9: I AM SOMEONE 1, Hi Stranger 2, Muntaseera 3, Red Can Man 4

Tough closer. I Am Someone caught the eye last Saturday at Sandown coming from last wide out on a day where the railos was gold. He's twice won down the straight and likes it wet. Hi Stranger is effective fresh and wet as is Bless Her but have drawn inside which could be the slow lane. Munateseera was unlucky last time while former WA raider Red Can Man has trialled well and is proven fresh but an unknown on soft ground.

BEST BETS: Express Pass, Makimak. VALUE: I Am Someone.


1st leg: 1, 2, 3, 6

2nd leg: 1, 7, 11

3rd leg: 11, 13

4th leg: 1, 6, 7, 8, 10

For a $20 outlay you would receive 16.66 per cent of a $1 dividend.