We have expert betting tips for the cards this Friday at Geelong and Goulburn.
Punters are getting good value throughout the card on Friday and we have our best value bets.
Friday horse racing tips
Race 2. (13:00) Coast Scaffolding Maiden Plate (1755m)
#7 – Navarre @ $2.25 – Bet Now
Navarre went well at Pakenham last start and he could improve with the run under his belt. The three-year-old will appreciate the rise in distance and he has had four runs at Geelong to prepare.
It’s not a tough field to beat and there has been plenty of money come his way during the week. That bodes well and market confidence is important in maiden races.
Race 3. (13:30) Bomboras Maiden (1540m)
#3 – Redissent @ $4.20 – Bet Now
Redissent closed gamely to run third at Ballarat last start and he should appreciate the slight rise in distance.
The Moloney-trained son of Dissident hasn’t faced easy fields to date but he’s running well and this grade looks well within his reach.
$4.20 is a good price and we’re confident of his chances.
Race 5. (14:30) Beach Hotel BM64 (2460m)
#10 – Cernan @ $3.30 – Bet Now
Cernan is closing in on another win after finishing second at Sandown last time out. The four-year-old won last preparation at Warrnambool and anything close would see him winning.
The Peter Moody stable has gone well since his return and after opening at $3.70, his odds have firmed considerably.
Expect a good run from the stayer.
Race 6. (15:00) Surf Coast Times BM64 (1755m)
#1 – Paddy Mac @ $1.85 – Bet Now
The Kiwi runner is going for a hattrick of wins after scoring by 5.5 lengths at Terang and 2.3 lengths at Geelong.
He’s a nice stayer in the making and he cruised up to them last start and put them away in a couple of strides.
They breed them tough in NZ and he should go close again.
Race 9. (16:30) Torquay Hotel BM64 (1440m)
#2 – May Peace Prevail @ $5 – Bet Now
The European runner is having his first start in Australia and he looks a nice type. He won at Dundalk last time out over a longer distance, but the 1440m should hold no fears.
The key booking is Damien Oliver and that’s a good sign. It means he’s ready to fire and punters are getting a good each-way price.
Watch the market with interest.
Race 1. (11:55) Hibernian Hotel Maiden Handicap (1500m)
#1 – Chewie Two @ $1.95 – Bet Now
Chewie Two is a quality type that deserves a winning turn. The three-year-old has finished second behind some nice types, including Duty and Spirit World.
He meets a field that is there for the taking and the big son of Uncle Mo could take advantage. Drawing the rail isn’t ideal for him, but he should get off at some stage and launch late.
Race 2. (12:30) Goulburn Mulwaree Council Maiden (1300m)
#10 – Toscanini @ $1.95 – Bet Now
After taking on some slick fields, Toscanini gets some respite. The Maher/Eustace-trained colt has finished behind the likes of Hanseatic and Ole Kirk.
That’s group form and this is a sizable drop in class for the son of Fastnet Rock. We’re not surprised by the odds on offer and those odds could shorten.
Race 5. (14:15) Goulburn Produce Maiden (1000m)
#6 – Pressita @ $2.45 – Bet Now
Pressita finished third on debut behind Kaakit Akit and that form has held up well since. The Lee Curtis-trained filly has had two trials since and they were good efforts.
Since opening at $2.65, her odds have firmed. That could be a trend throughout the week and she has the most scope of any runner in this field.
Race 7. (15:35) Swiftwood Tiles BM58 (1400m)
#4 – Who’s Shout @ $4.20 – Bet Now
Who’s Shout was sound when running second at Canberra and he could go one better. The four-year-old is finding it tough to win lately but it’s only a matter of time.
His form reads well in this grade and he has finished in the money in five of his seven attempts over 1400m.
Look for his each-way odds to remain steady.