We have expert betting tips for the cards this Friday at The Valley and Canterbury.
There is plenty of value available with bookmakers at the Friday meetings and we have our best bets across the cards.
Race 1. (18:15) Ladbroke It Jericho Highweight BM78 (3800m)
#3 – True Marvel @ $3.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
True Marvel should enjoy getting back to The Valley after running sixth at Canterbury last time out.
The Matthew Smith-trained gelding won over 3000m by a length two starts back and rising to 3800m holds no fears.
He is a pure stayer who will enjoy conditions on Friday night.
Race 3. (19:15) Shop Union Road Maiden (1200m)
#11 – Rose Tycoon @ $3.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Rose Tycoon finished second on debut at Murray Bridge and Team McEvoy should always be respected.
The four-year-old mare by Written Tycoon was only a half-length behind the winner, so she should be right around the mark.
Barrier five is ideal and the early betting support is ideal.
Race 4. (19:45) Ladbrokes 55 Second Challenge BM70 (955m)
#8 – Fake Love @ $3.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Fake Love has plenty of class and her placing behind Marine One at The Valley last start reads well.
The three-year-old filly by I Am Invincible will need some luck from the wide draw, but she has the pace to settle handy and give a good kick.
3kg comes off her back to help with the weight.
Race 7. (21:15) Tote Bar & Dining BM70 (1000m)
#4 – Award Winner @ $5 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Award Winner ended her last season with consecutive victories at Pakenham and Caulfield, so she demands respect.
The four-year-old mare owns three wins from seven starts and her win a Caulfield came against a top-level field.
There has been solid betting support, which is a good sign.
Race 2. (18:30) Piccolo Me Maiden (1100m)
#12 – Marooniyah @ $3.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Hawkes-trained three-year-old finished fourth on debut at Canterbury before running fifth at Randwick.
She has since won a trial at Rosehill by 2.5 lengths, which was an encouraging effort to prepare for this race.
Conditions shouldn’t worry her too much, so put her on top.
Race 4. (19:30) Schweppes BM72 (1550m)
#7 – Green Flash @ $3.10 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Green Flash was well backed when scoring at Canterbury last start and he’s good enough to score back-to-back wins.
The Chris Waller-trained four-year-old scored by a length over a tidy field, so he should have no problem beating this field.
His opening odds of $3.50 have been taken and punters should expect his odds to drop on race night.
Race 5. (20:00) Featherdale Wildlife Park BM72 (1900m)
#8 – Comme Bella Fille @ $3.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Comme Bella Fille owns two wins and three placings from eight starts, so the class is there with the favourite.
The John O’Shea-trained mare by Complacent might have needed two runs back from a spell, and she was only a length behind them at Canterbury last start.
The betting support isn’t a surprise and she should be in the thick of the finish.
Race 7. (21:00) Jamberoo Action Sprint BM72 (1100m)
#6 – King Kapa @ $4 – Bet @ Sportsbet
There has been plenty of hype around King Kapa, who ran as a $3.80 chance at Canterbury last start.
The three-year-old son of Capitalist was only 1.5 lengths behind the winner and that form should hold up nicely this season.
His debut win at Grafton was full of class, so he looks ready to win again.
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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.