We have expert betting tips for the cards this Friday at Sale and Scone.
There is plenty of value available with bookmakers at the Friday meetings and we pick out the best selections.
Race 1. (13:00) McDonalds Gippsland Maiden (1100m)
#1 – Cecil Street Lad @ $2.70 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Richard Laming lines up the two-year-old that looked good in a recent jumpout and the betting support is there.
The son of Bobby’s Kitten opened at $3.50 and has been confidently backed into $2.70, which is a sizable move for a debutante.
It could pay to follow the form.
Race 2. (13:30) Maffra Poly & Pumps Maiden (1100m)
#12 – Pelorus Princess @ $2 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Danny O’Brien lines up the three-year-old filly that looked much better when running second at Sale last time out.
The daughter of I Am Invincible was only a half-length behind the winner and despite drawing barrier 17, she only needs luck to win.
She is another well-backed runner worth following.
Race 4. (14:30) Gippsland Isuzu Maiden (1600m)
#12 – The Awesome Son @ $2.10 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The three-year-old looked good on debut when running third at Bendigo and it was only a length behind a smart type.
She is a daughter of Not a Single Doubt that has been smashed in betting after opening at $3, so the big moves have come early at Sale.
It could pay to follow positive betting moves on race day.
Race 6. (15:30) Highgrove Bathrooms C1 Handicap (1200m)
#1 – Duke of Neworleans @ $4.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Value is with Duke of Neworleans, which didn’t fire last start at Moe, but he’s much better than that.
The three-year-old son of Hallowed Crown owns a win and two placings from four starts and the debut win came impressively.
$4.50 for a speedy type over 1200m is good shopping.
Race 7. (16:00) Harvey Norman Gippsland BM64 (1100m)
#4 – Yulong Island @ $4 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Coming off a successful campaign is Yulong Island, which owns two wins and three placings from nine starts.
The Matt Laurie-trained three-year-old finished fourth at Sandown last start and we’re expecting that form to stack up nicely.
Barrier 12 is a concern, but class should take him close.
Race 1. (12:20) Sarados Coffee Maiden (900m)
#9 – Sheer Success @ $2.70 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Sheer Success showed speed on debut when fourth at Scone and she returned with a trial placing at Wyong.
The three-year-old daughter of Scissor Kick gets the benefit of the inside draw, which is huge over 900m around this circuit.
We’re not surprised by the weight of money coming for her.
Race 3. (13:35) Ghaiyyath @ Darley BM66 (1700m)
#6 – Sapphires Son @ $4.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Sapphires Son isn’t the most consistent type going around, but he’s capable of producing the goods in this company.
He is a four-year-old that won two starts back at Scone and he has yet to finish worse than third from seven attempts on the track.
It’s good form and punters get each-way odds.
Race 5. (14:50) Earthlight @ Darley C1 Handicap (1300m)
#4 – Split @ $3.30 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Coming off back-to-back placings is Split, which looks ready to win. The son of Choisir scored his lone career win at Scone and he was only a nose behind the winner fresh up.
That form bodes well and he should get a nice drag into the race and finish off nicely down the outside.
His price is holding steady and punters should get value odds on race day.
Race 7. (16:05) Microphone @ Darley BM58 (1400m)
#4 – Mcnair @ $3.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Coming off a win at Coffs Harbour is Mcnair, which got the job done by 1.8 lengths and he could rise through the grades.
The Allan Denham-trained gelding looks to have a solid future at this level and drawing barrier two should see him land in a good position.
His opening odds of $3.80 have firmed throughout the week and we see him winning back-to-back races.
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.