We have expert betting tips for the cards this Friday at Ballarat and Tamworth.
There is plenty of value available with bookmakers at the Friday meetings and we pick out the best selections.
Race 1. (13:00) Eureka Concrete Maiden (1000m)
#10 – Sweet Home Alabama @ $4 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Corstens-trained three-year-old is due a win after four placings from five starts. She comes off a third placing at Stony Creek and that form is good enough.
Punters get value odds and she has shown good barrier speed in the past, which is ideal for a race over 1000m.
Getting 3kg off her back is ideal and it makes her tough to beat.
Race 3. (14:00) Hertz Ballarat Maiden (1500m)
#3 – Fighter @ $1.85 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Fighter owns six placings from six starts. He has been a frustrating watch, but it’s only a matter of time before he breaks through.
The four-year-old comes off a second placing at Ballarat and he was only a nose behind the winner, so it was a tidy effort.
Punters have to take an odds-on quote again, but include Fighter in multis.
Race 5. (15:00) Porter Plant BM64 (2100m)
#1 – Heljami @ $4.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Heljami scored a quality win two back at Pakenham and she wasn’t far away when third last time out.
The daughter of Written Tycoon is a four-time winner from 15 starts and she will enjoy getting 2kg off her back, which helps with the big weight.
Her opening odds of $4.80 have been trimmed and she could start shorter.
Race 6. (15:30) Hygain Winners Choice BM64 (1000m)
#6 – Better Kick @ $3.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Better Kick is a three-year-old gelding that hasn’t made the most consistent start to his career, but the ability is there.
He scored a win at Wangaratta by 2.8 lengths to break maidens and followed it up with a ninth at Sandown. However, that came against some harder opposition and this is much easier.
Barrier two suits and his odds are firming considerably.
Race 7. (16:00) Sportsbet Bet With Mates BM70 (1200m)
#2 – Evening Glory @ $3.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Evening Glory is fresh up after three months off and he typically finds form early in his campaign.
The Freedman-trained son of Smart Missile is a two-time winner at the distance and Jamie Kah rides, so he has an in-form rider in the saddle.
$3.90 is a fair price and he could be too slick for them.
Race 1. (12:15) Tilt Trays Showcase Maiden (1400m)
#5 – Kanalaide @ $2.15 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Cody Morgan lines up the three-year-old gelding that comes off a second placing at Scone and it’s good enough form for this maiden.
The son of Adelaide was always going to need time to mature and getting the inside draw could be enough to see him score his first win.
Strong money has come, which isn’t surprising.
Race 2. (12:50) Regional Maintenance C1 Plate (1600m)
#3 – Sacramento Joe @ $2.05 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Kris Lees-trained four-year-old is rarely too far away from the prize and he looks well-placed in this contest.
He owns a win and four placings from eight starts, so his race day performances have been sound and this race is there for the taking.
He opened at $2.60 and has been backed, so that is a good sign.
Race 4. (14:05) Peel Valley Tyres Maiden (1000m)
#10 – Minniti @ $4 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Minniti owns four placings from four starts and she won’t take long to score her maiden victory.
The three-year-old finished second at Scone last start and despite drawing barrier 13, we like her chances of success.
She has the breeding to rise through the grades, and punters get value odds.
Race 7. (15:55) Rapidclean Showcase C3 Handicap (1400m)
#4 – Levi’s Storm @ $1.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Levi’s Storm is shooting for three consecutive wins and he looks to have enough ability to do so.
The son of Shamus Award won by three lengths at Tamworth last start and he has since recorded a trial win at Scone.
We’re not surprised by the $1.80 odds and he should go close with the 3kg claim.
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.