We have expert betting tips for the cards this Friday at Morphettville and Goulburn.
There is plenty of value available with bookmakers at the Friday meetings and we pick out the best selections.
Race 1. (12:45) Quayclean Maiden (1000m)
#12 – Royal Dress @ $3.10 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Royal Dress will need luck from barrier 16, but the McEvoy-trained filly has been well-supported to win on debut.
The well-bred daughter of I Am Invincible draws barrier 16, so she will need to fly the barriers and try lead the field.
The early betting support is a good sign and we’re prepared to include her in selections.
Race 2. (13:20) Barossa Fine Foods Maiden (1250m)
#11 – Coyote @ $2.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Coyote is one of the bets of the day and punters are climbing into the odds. The former Kiwi finished third behind On The Bubbles last start, which is stellar form for this level.
He has form behind Group 1 types in New Zealand and carrying only 55.5kg is a steal for a maiden event.
Expect him to roll forward and be tough to catch.
Race 5. (15:05) Fleurieu Milk Company BM62 (1000m)
#5 – Heroic Chief @ $3.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The three-year-old gelding showed ability during his first preparation and he could improve on that fresh up.
He finished second on debut at Werribee before running third at Kyneton, only a length behind the winner and that form bodes well for South Australian racing.
$3.80 is a price worth taking and those odds could firm on race day.
Race 6. (15:40) The Junction BM60 (1250m)
#3 – Preakness @ $4.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Preakness is a former Kiwi runner that had a run at Sale last year before returning across the Tasman and running fifth at New Plymouth.
The son of Darci Brahma finished second in his Australian debut and his best form is very good. He won a race at Otaki against a hot field and anything close to that is good enough.
$4.40 is a lovely price in these conditions.
Race 7. (16:20) Irish Race Day BM68 (1250m)
#6 – Star of Uma @ $3 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The three-year-old filly didn’t fire at Flemington last start but she will enjoy the easier level of racing on Friday.
Trained by Team McEvoy, the three-time winner has yet to finish worse than second in three attempts at Morphettville and that’s an excellent record.
Her odds should firm considerably, so take the $3.
Race 1. (12:00) Wakefield Park Maiden (1600m)
#2 – Razment @ $2.30 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Razment owns two placings from four starts and that was a tidy effort for second at Newcastle last time out.
The three-year-old son of Zariz was only a half-length behind the winner as a $2.30 chance and punters get the same odds this time around.
Barrier two is ideal and we’re confident of a big effort.
Race 3. (13:10) Goulburn Carpet Court BM58 (1300m)
#2 – Mystic Vein @ $2.70 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The three-year-old owns only one win from 12 starts, but the won of Wandjina looks set to score again.
He comes off a fourth at Gosford and he was hitting the line well enough to suggest the 1300m is ideal on Friday.
Drawing the inside barrier is ideal and an in-form jockey rides.
Race 6. (14:55) Goulburn Mazda C1 Handicap (1000m)
#2 – Galactic Warrior @ $2.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The son of Cluster scored by a nose on debut at Canberra before being immediately spelled, which is a good sign.
He has since finished second in a trial at Moruya and we’re not surprised by the betting support for this race.
$2.90 is a fair price from bookmakers and we’re expecting a solid effort.
Race 8. (16:10) Waratah Thoroughbreds BM66 (1000m)
#8 – Nicci’s Song @ $2.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Nicci’s Song is fresh up after a two-win campaign and the three-year-old filly could make a winning return.
The daughter of Nicconi scored all three wins over this distance and she handles wet tracks, with one win coming on a heavy track.
The odds are worth taking as she could firm to around $2 on race day.
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.