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Saturday Racing Tips – Flemington, Rosehill, Sunshine Coast, Murray Bridge & Belmont on July 3

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Saturday Racing Tips – Flemington, Rosehill, Sunshine Coast, Murray Bridge & Belmont on July 3

Blackbook experts preview all five metro meetings with Saturday racing tips for Murray Bridge, Rosehill, Flemington, Belmont, and Sunshine Coast on July 3.



All the rage throughout the week has been Mennea, which looked the goods winning on debut at Donald. The two-year-old colt by Sebring scored easily by 2.5 lengths and we were impressed with the way he hit the line. Jockey Linda Meech was able to extricate the colt off the inside and get in clear running room in the straight. He took the gap and powered away for an effortless win.

Trained by the Maher/Eustace team, Mennea has a good team behind him, and providing being on the rail down the Flemington straight suits, he should remain unbeaten.


We’re going with Royalzel to make it back-to-back victories after winning at Rosehill last start. The two-year-old colt, also by Snitzel, powered away for a 1.3-length win in heavy track conditions. He’s an adaptable type that shouldn’t find the opposition in Melbourne any harder than what he faced in Sydney.

Form in New South Wales often stacks up nicely in Victoria and there is plenty of hype surrounding Royalzel, and we’re not jumping off his back. It could pay to keep an eye on betting markets, but the early signs are good.


It didn’t take long for punters to come for Dice Roll. It was only a matter of time before his opening quote of $2.45 was taken. He is now an odds-on chance to make it four consecutive wins in Australia since arriving from Hong Kong.

The classy six-year-old struggled in Hong Kong, but he’s loving conditions in Australia and we’re backing him to continue his winning ways. He showed a good turn-of-foot to win at Flemington last start and there is no reason why he can’t kick on with it.

Take whatever odds you can get with this runner.



Winning form is good form on heavy tracks and we can’t look past No Compromise. The Chris Waller-trained four-year-old scored by a half-length at Randwick two back before doubling down and winning by a narrow margin at Rosehill. Having winning experience on the track helps and he has no problems handling the rain-affected ground.

Carrying 60kg in the mud can be an issue, but it’s early in the day and the track shouldn’t be cutting out as much. That will be key for No Compromise, which is better on soft tracks than heavy. Punters get odds worth taking and he will be running through plenty of Saturday multi bets.

Race 4 RANVET BM72 Tips

It’s a wide-open race but the value is clearly with Vreneli, which owns three wins from four starts. The Waterhouse/Bott-trained three-year-old comes off back-to-back wins and he was primed with a trial win at Rosehill. He won’t take long to get into a winning groove and there is no reason to jump off his back. 
He gets a valuable 1.5kg claimer in the saddle and there are no superstars in this field, so he could take advantage at generous odds from bookmakers.

The only worry is Ibaraki, which scored impressively on debut and he looked good at the trials since. His odds are drifting, but he’s the unknown factor and he could pose a threat to Vreneli.

Race 9 ELITE SAND & SOIL BM78 Tips

Wicklow stands out above the rest after posting three consecutive wins since arriving in Australia. The former European hasn’t been facing overly tough fields, but he pulled away for a 1.5-length win at Rosehill last start and that is a good form guide. Staying down in the weights at 55.5kg is ideal and although he’s at short odds, he could get the job done.

The main danger is Lackeen, which has been confidently backed at each-way odds. He comes off consecutive second placings, with the latest behind No Compromise. That form could be franked earlier on the card.

Sunshine Coast


All eyes are on East Asia and how the former Sydney-based mare runs after scoring at Doomben last start. Consistency hasn’t been her strength, but she comes off a classy win and we can’t overlook that form. The daughter of Swiss Ace is having her first start at Sunshine Coast, but it’s a track that should suit.

Love Express has been specked at each-way odds. He comes off a moderate run at Sunshine Coast, but it could pay to watch markets for late betting moves.


Miss Hipstar has classy on her side, but she’s coming off an ordinary run at Eagle Farm and she’ll be hoping the big drop in class works in her favour. The two-year-old faced the likes of Tiger of Malay and Converge in the Dalrello, so this is a huge drop.

One runner that could pose a challenge is the unbeaten Sequesay, which is a perfect three-from-three. She is a promising filly that faces a steep rise in class, but she could live up to expectations.


It’s an even betting field with Goldsborough holding a slight edge in the market. The three-year-old has three wins and four placings from eight starts, so he has been busy and he has been running well. Two of those wins came at Sunshine Coast, which is ideal for this race. His odds have drifted since markets opened, but he remains the one to beat.

Just behind him in the market is Dusty Tycoon, who is a speedy type. She likes this track and we wouldn’t be surprised if she got the chocolates.

Murray Bridge


Steady money has come for Roxy Blue, which showed a good turn-of-foot to win on debut. She scored back-to-back second placings in two subsequent runs and we’re confident that form is good enough for this contest. She gets in nicely on the weights at 54kg and she only needs luck from the tricky barrier.

Money has also come for Brazen Boy, who scored at Murray Bridge last start. He has the ability to go back-to-back, so we wouldn’t be leaving him out.

Race 3 BEYOND INK BM78 Tips

Street Tough has the experience edge over this field. He owns seven wins from 24 starts and an additional 10 placings. He has yet to win at the distance from eight attempts, but he’s up to this level of racing.

One main challenger is the unbeaten Pindaric. The Michael Hickmott-trained gelding is four-from-four and he is an exciting type. This is his biggest test, but he could come through.


Race 4 AMELIA PARK BM72 Tips

We just like the one runner at Belmont on Saturday. Brooklyn Pier looks to have the class edge after posting three wins from seven starts and two of them have come on the track. The three-year-old scored by 1.3 lengths fresh up before running fourth last time out.

He is good enough to turn the tables on that run and there has been a steady flow of money come his way in betting markets.


Best Bets for Saturday are:
Flemington Best Bet: Dice Roll Race 5 @-117.65 at Sportsbet - 1 Unit
Rosehill Best Bet: No Compromise Race 3 @110 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 1 Unit
Sunshine Coast Best Bet: Goldsborough Race 5 @340 at Caesars (Sport) - 1 Unit

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