We have expert betting tips for the cards this Friday at Moe and Taree.
There is plenty of value available with bookmakers at the Friday meetings and we have our best bets across the cards.
Race 1. (12:00) Triple M Maiden (1100m)
#7 – Viking Rebel @ $2.45 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Viking Rebel is on debut after looking good in a jumpout, and the early betting support is a good sign.
The Matt Laurie-trained three-year-old was a short margin behind stablemate Chartres, which should be a good form guide.
$2.45 is worth taking in the opener.
Race 2. (12:30) 3GG Maiden Plate (1100m)
#4 – Major Impact @ $2.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The four-year-old has yet to win from four starts, but the four-year-old is close to breaking through.
He finished second at Moe last start when running behind Stern Impulse. We expect that maiden race to stack up nicely this season.
Barrier two is ideal and he handles wet tracks if the rain comes.
Race 5. (14:10) Ian Grants Caravans BM64 (1600m)
#4 – Real Thinker @ $6 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Real Thinker got the job done at Moe in heavy conditions last start, so he should have no problems with conditions on Friday.
The Eric Musgrove-trained son of So You Think owns two wins at Moe and six wins at the distance, so his experience could come to the fore.
The current odds are worth snapping up.
Race 6. (14:45) Bottlemart Moe Mile BM78 (1600m)
#3 – He’s the Real Deel @ $2.35 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Form is with He’s the Real Deel, who has already scored three wins this preparation. The son of Dundeel won by 3.5 lengths at The Valley last start, which was a comprehensive performance.
The six-time winner has yet to win in two attempts at Moe, but he finished second on both occasions. There is plenty to like about that form, so put him on top.
Race 8. (16:00) Ladbrokes Moe Cup (2050m)
#5 – Don’t Doubt Dory @ $6.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Don’t Doubt Dory scored a quality win at Moonee Valley two starts back before running fifth at Sandown behind Floating Artist.
There is little wrong with that form and he is unbeaten in two starts on a heavy surface, so his chances increase if the weather forecast is correct.
Take the $6.50 before it drops.
Race 2. (14:00) Iron Jack Maiden (1250m)
#12 – Inspiration @ $3.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Jenny Graham-trained three-year-old filly looked good when running second at Taree last start, and she could go one better.
She was 2.3 lengths behind the winner on the soft track, and she shouldn’t be too worried about the heavy conditions.
Early betting signs are good, so stick with her.
Race 3. (14:35) Wingham Cellarbrations Maiden (1000m)
#13 – West Germany @ $2.30 – Bet @ Sportsbet
West Germany has been well-supported on debut for trainer Kris Lees, after showing good speed at the trials.
The three-year-old by Holler comes off a trial win at Muswellbrook, and well-backed runners from the Lees stable are always worth following.
Barrier four is ideal and only the conditions are a worry.
Race 5. (15:50) A Bakewell Krambach Sprint (1250m)
#1 – Charmmebaby @ $3.10 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The five-year-old mare owns a win and a placing from three attempts at Taree, so we like her chances to win again.
She returned to form with a second placing at Port Macquarie last start, which came against open-class company. It’s a performance that ranks well, and getting 2kg off her back helps.
Her odds have firmed since markets opened, which isn’t surprising.
Race 7. (17:10) Bakewell Haulage Krambach Cup (1600m)
#1 – Margie Bee @ $2.35 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Margie Bee comes off a sixth at Rosehill in a tough Highway Handicap race, so she will appreciate racing in this grade.
The Kristen Buchanan-trained mare is an eight-time winner, and two of those wins have come over the mile. She also owns two wins on a heavy track, which bodes well.
The betting support is expected, so keep her safe.
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.