We have expert betting tips for the cards this Friday at Bendigo and Murwillumbah.
There is plenty of value available with bookmakers at the Friday meetings and we have our best bets across the two cards.
Race 1. (13:00) Bet365 Racing Refunds Maiden (2400m)
#10 – Vilanculos @ $2.15 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The maiden stayer is running out of chances, but she should go close. She finished third at Bendigo last start, which was a solid effort over this distance.
The daughter of Crowded House didn’t have much luck in the run and that shouldn’t be the case from barrier four.
$2.15 is a fair price for the favourite.
Race 2. (13:30) Bendigo Mazda BM64 (1000m)
#8 – Decent Raine @ $3.10 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Decent Raine couldn’t have been more impressive last time out when scoring by five lengths on a heavy track.
The Maher/Eustace-trained three-year-old didn’t fire in her first few starts, but those came behind the likes of Tycoon Humma and Arcaded.
Barrier three is ideal and punters get value odds.
Race 4. (14:30) Bendigo Locksmiths Maiden (1400m)
#5 – Tour of Duty @ $2.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Tour of Duty ran in the Victoria Derby as a maiden, so the quality is there, and he could break his maiden status on Friday.
The four-year-old son of Hinchinbrook finished second at Flemington three back and that came over 1800m, so kicking off at 1400m is ideal.
We’re expecting him to breakthrough very soon.
Race 7. (16:00) The Big Screen Company BM70 (1100m)
#1 – Lombardo @ $3 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The five-year-old is a three-time winner from six starts, so he has shown plenty of ability in his fledgling career.
He scored at Morphettville two back before running sixth at Flemington behind Zorro’s Dream, but he was only 1.5 lengths behind them.
Barrier 12 isn’t ideal, but he has the class to overcome it.
Race 2. (13:20) Kids on the Border C2 Handicap (1550m)
#2 – Ausbred Cooee @ $3.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Ausbred Cooee didn’t fire at Coffs Harbour last time out, but we’re prepared to forgive that effort.
The four-year-old son of Fiorente scored back-to-back wins at Coffs and Grafton, and we expect that form to stack up nicely on Friday.
The $3.20 is a value price and those odds could firm on race day.
Race 5. (15:10) XXXX Dry BM58 (1100m)
#7 – Le Figaro @ $3.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Looking to cap off consistent form is Le Figaro, who owns one win and seven placings from 12 starts.
The five-year-old mare by Dream Ahead has had two starts on the track for two third placings, so she’s capable of improving.
Her opening odds of $4 have firmed considerably.
Race 6. (15:50) Boutique Thoroughbreds Newmarket (1200m)
#3 – Rari @ $3.10 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Rari comes off a win at Doomben and he looks capable of going back-to-back. The five-year-old scored by two lengths and it was a dominant performance.
He does his best racing over this distance, with nine starts for a win and four placings. We expect another tidy effort at this level and the early market confidence is a good sign.
Jumping off the inside draw is another positive.
Race 8. (17:00) Tweedtickets Tygalgah (2020m)
#7 – Riot Act @ $4.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Riot Act doesn’t win all that often, but he was four lengths better than the rest of the field at Gold Coast last start.
The son of Fastnet Rock was well-backed, and he ran accordingly, so punters should enjoy the value odds available.
Carrying 55.5kg is ideal and we’re expecting another tidy effort.
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