2021 Bendigo Cup Day Betting Tips

We have expert betting tips for the card this Wednesday at Bendigo that features nine quality betting races.

It’s Bendigo Cup Day in Victoria and it’s one of the best provincial race days of the calendar. We have our best value bets available.


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Bendigo Cup Day horse racing tips

Race 1. (12:30) Smartline Finance Maiden (1400m)

#10 – Psycho Star – Bet @ Sportsbet

The three-year-old filly didn’t fire on debut at Kilmore, but she was much better when running third at Warrnambool.

She is a daughter of Star Turn that was only 1.3 lengths behind the winner, so that form should stack up nicely for this race.

Barrier two and 55kg on her back is ideal.

Race 2. (13:00) Kym Hann Racing Maiden (1100m)

#2 – Aspara – Bet @ Sportsbet

Aspara is a four-year-old mare who owns three placings from four starts, which stands out against the rest.

The daughter of Sepoy finished only a nose behind the winner on this track last start, and she won’t need to improve much to win.

She gets every chance from the draw and the money should be on.

Race 3. (13:35) BRB Electrical BM78 (1100m)

#5 – The Billionaire – Bet @ Sportsbet

The Billionaire owns three wins and three second placings from eight starts, and he was stunning when winning at Morphettville last start.

He is a son of Written Tycoon that scored by 2.3 lengths in a dominant fashion, so he should be able to rise through the grades with ease.

He handles all conditions, so watch for late betting moves.

Race 4. (14:10) Filkel BM64 (1300m)

#3 – Jimmy the Bear @ $4.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet

Jimmy the Bear scored by 2.3 lengths on debut at Mildura and we’re expecting that form to hold up nicely.

The three-year-old gelding has since had a soft trial at Moe, where he wasn’t asked to do much. That should top him off nicely for this run.

$4.80 is a fair price and barrier three should help.

Race 5. (14:45) Bendigo Locksmiths BM78 (1400m)

#3 – Café Tortoni @ $7 – Bet @ Sportsbet

The Patrick Payne-trained six-year-old comes off a win at Hamilton, and he should go close to scoring back-to-back wins.

He is a professional six-time winner, with two of them coming at this distance. He has also placed at his only start at Bendigo, which is a bonus.

Punters get fair odds from bookmakers.

Race 6. (15:20) Catanach’s Jewellers BM64 (1100m)

#13 – Duchess of Dorset @ $2.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet

Duchess of Dorset owns two wins from three starts, including a win at Warrnambool last time out.

The five-year-old mare by Canford Cliffs runs her best races fresh up, but she should be fitter with the run under her belt.

Linda Meech is an in-form rider and having her in the saddle helps.

Race 7. (16:00) Apiam Bendigo Cup (2400m)

#8 – Smokin’ Romans @ $3.30 – Bet @ Sportsbet

Smokin’ Romans was unlucky to finish second at Caulfield last start after doing it tough throughout.

The five-year-old gelding had won three on the bounce prior to that, and dropping to 54kg should make him awfully tough to beat.

He’s a Melbourne Cup threat if he can make it into the field, so we’re happy with the odds.

Race 8. (16:40) Bet365 Odds Drift Protect BM70 (1600m)

#12 – Rousseau @ $5.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet

Rousseau ran sixth fresh up at Ballarat, but that has since been an excellent form guide.

Winning that race was Hickok, which has since placed, and winning the race was Flying Mascot, who won at Moonee Valley on Cox Plate Day.

His win at Caulfield two back was excellent, so we’re confident.

Race 9. (17:20) Carlton Draught BM70 (1300m)

#14 – Maybe the Best @ $2.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet

Maybe the Best kicked off her career with a win at Echuca before running three consecutive second placings.

The four-year-old mare wasn’t far behind a nice type last time out at Mornington, and her form should hold up well at this level.

Drawing barrier 14 isn’t ideal, but carrying 55kg is ideal.


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Daryl Curnow
About the Author: Daryl Curnow

After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl’s tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.

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