We have expert betting tips for the cards this Friday at Swan Hill and Tamworth.
There is plenty of value on offer for punters and we have picked out the best races throughout the day on Friday.
Friday horse racing tips
Race 1. (12:30) bet365 Odds Protector Maiden (1130m)
#1 – Akaka Falls @ $3.60 – Bet Now
LLoyd Kennewell lines up the well-backed debutante that could make a winning start to his career.
The son of Headwater was an $85,000 purchase out of the Tasmanian Magic Millions and it has firmed in from $4 to $3.60, which is a sizable move.
Drawing barrier three helps and we wouldn’t be surprised to see him finish in the money.
Race 3. (13:30) The Elephant & Castle Hotel Maiden (1330m)
#10 – Blondeau @ $2.40 – Bet Now
It is only a matter of time before Blondeau gets off the mark and although beaten last start, it was an encouraging effort.
The Chris Waller-trained colt has placed in three of his five runs to date and he was only 2.4 lengths behind the winner at Geelong last start.
With that run under his belt, he should be tough to beat. His opening odds of $2.70 have firmed and that is a good sign.
Race 5. (14:30) DMB Contracting BM64 (2447m)
#8 – Wristband @ $5 – Bet Now
Wristband is coming off an impressive victory at Sale and we thought he would be favourite for this contest.
He has drawn wide but the four-year-old will likely drop back from the draw and storm home like he did last time out.
The Waller-trained son of Dansili is capable of scoring back-to-back wins now that his confidence is up and the $5 is good shopping.
Race 8. (16:00) Jack Rabbit BM64 (1130m)
#1 – Catadude @ $4.20 – Bet Now
Catadude is searching for his third consecutive win after posting wins at Ballarat and Pakenham. He gets back on the turf here and he should be able to handle it.
The Matt Laurie-trained son of Sea Battle shows good barrier speed and likes to lob on the pace, which is a good asset to have.
$4.20 is a fair price from bookmakers for a quality type.
Race 1. (12:20) De Bortoli Wines Maiden (1600m)
#1 – Malfy @ $1.85 – Bet Now
Malfy is the short-priced favourite but with good reason. The Mark Newnham-trained filly faces only a moderate maiden field and she has the most upside by some margin.
She finished fourth on debut at Hawkesbury and was only 1.1 lengths behind the winner. That followed a trial placing at Randwick and it is form that stacks up well at this level.
Take the shorts on offer in the first.
Race 2. (12:55) Great Northern On Tap Maiden (1350m)
#4 – Haunting Spirit @ $3.20 – Bet Now
The form of Haunting Spirit isn’t overly impressive but the four-year-old deserves a win. He owns nine placings from 20 starts and hasn’t been getting much luck in the run.
The son of Snitzel does need to improve shortly, otherwise punters will start jumping off his back. However, he’s good for one more run.
Watch the market for any strong race-day betting moves.
Race 6. (15:25) Tab BM64 (1350m)
#2 – Al Snip @ $2.90 – Bet Now
Al Snip is a model of consistency with seven starts for one win and four placings. The John O’Shea-trained filly went within a head at Wyong last start and there is plenty to like about that run.
Drawing barrier 14 does make it tricky but she should be able to find cover over 1350m. She has good barrier speed so should find a spot just behind the pace.
Tom Sherry is riding in good form and $2.90 is a value price.
Race 7. (16:05) Jockeys Celebration Day BM64 (1100m)
#3 – Tallis @ $3.80 – Bet Now
Tallis is coming off a Highway Handicap win at Randwick and that form should be good enough for Wyong.
The Colt Prosser-trained three-year-old gripped on to score by a nose after leading throughout. It was a tough effort and his barrier speed will be needed after drawing wide.
The $3.80 is a good price and we recommend snapping up those odds.