We have expert betting tips for the cards this Friday at Mildura and Tamworth.
There is plenty of value available with bookmakers at the Friday meetings and we pick out the best selections.
Race 1. (12:30) Mildura Rural City Council Maiden (2000m)
#4 – Chadstone – Bet @ Sportsbet
Chadstone is getting close to a win after finishing second at Murtoa last start. The three-year-old was only 1.5 lengths behind the winner as the $3 favourite and we expect shorter odds this time around.
He is a son of Needs Further that should relish the rise in distance and he doesn’t have much of a field to beat.
Chadstone should get punters off to a winning start.
Race 2. (13:00) Visit Mildura Maiden Plate (1200m)
#8 – Sodalicious – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Maher/Eustace-trained four-year-old hasn’t shown her best form to date, but she did finish second on debut.
Her two subsequent runs haven’t showcased her talent, but she scored a trial win at Traralgon and that should top her off nicely.
John Allen rides and we’re expecting her to break maiden grades soon.
Race 4. (14:00) Trentham Golden Goblet BM70 (1000m)
#3 – Bonjour – Bet @ Sportsbet
Bonjour comes off back-to-back wins in New Zealand and that form should stack up nicely in this company.
The four-year-old son of Niagara scored by a length at Kumara in January and he owns three wins on rain-affected tracks, which bodes well.
We expect money to come for him late in betting markets, so take the early odds available.
Race 6. (15:00) AJ Dunne Memorial BM70 (2000m)
#6 – Excelleration – Bet @ Sportsbet
Excelleration has finished in the money in six of his seven starts and that form is tough to overlook.
The four-year-old is a two-time winner and he comes off a promising effort at Sandown. He finished second behind Hosier, which is a talented import.
Barrier four is ideal and he looks like the one to beat against his company.
Race 7. (15:30) Bet365 Mildura Cup (1400m)
#4 – Street Tough – Bet @ Sportsbet
Street Tough comes off back-to-back placings at Murray Bridge and his most recent effort was a third placing behind the unbeaten Pindaric.
The six-year-old owns seven wins and 11 placings, so he’s rarely too far away and he should appreciate running against this company.
54kg is ideal and we’re expecting a big effort.
Race 1. (12:35) Australian Bloodstock Maiden (1400m)
#3 – My Khaleesi @ $2.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Cameron Crockett-trained filly is getting awfully close to a win after posting four consecutive placings.
She only narrowly went down at Dubbo in heavy conditions last start and the slight improvement in conditions should help.
$2.50 is a fair price for a filly that should break through soon.
Race 3. (13:50) Iron Horse Global Maiden (1200m)
#4 – London Ruler @ $5.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
London Ruler comes off an improved run at Muswellbrook and the betting support is a good sign this time around.
The son of Whittington didn’t show much on debut but the improvement was significant, so he shouldn’t take long to break maiden grades.
$5.50 is well worth taking.
Race 5. (15:05) Corey’s Catering Maiden (1000m)
#9 – Sheer Success @ $4.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Sheer Success comes off a third placing at Scone and the three-year-old filly looks to have ability.
The daughter of Scissor Kick was only a half-length behind the winner fresh up and she should improve with that run under her belt.
Punters get value odds from barrier three and we expect those odds to firm on race day.
Race 7. (16:15) JT Fossey Tamworth C2 Handicap (1200m)
#7 – Tawfiq Lass @ $5 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Tawfiq Lass owns two wins from six starts and the three-year-old filly is capable of winning again on Friday.
The daughter of Press Statement comes off a solid effort for fifth and although her form has been mixed this season, she is capable at her best.
Barrier three is ideal and we expect a good run.
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.