We have expert betting tips for the cards this Friday at Bendigo and Wyong.
There is plenty of value available with bookmakers at the Friday meetings and we have our best bets across the two cards.
Race 1. (12:30) Bendigo Mazda Maiden (1100m)
#3 – Fire @ $3.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Fire comes off a third placing at Randwick behind Aeecee Express, which is a good form guide for this contest.
The three-year-old gelding didn’t fire on debut, but Team Hawkes have come to Victoria searching for an easier maiden win.
$3.50 is well worth taking with this runner.
Race 3. (13:30) The Bendigo Cleaning Co Maiden (1400m)
#7 – Micro @ $2.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
It’s time for Micro to finally get off the mark with a maiden win. The James Cummings-trained colt owns six placings from eight starts, including a second placing at Moonee Valley and a third placing behind Lightsaber at Flemington.
That form is ideal for this contest, and we’re not surprised his odds have firmed from an opening quote of $3.30.
Punters should expect his current odds to firm to around $2.10.
Race 6. (15:00) Apiam Animal Health BM64 (1100m)
#11 – Circle of Magic @ $4.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Money is coming for Circle of Magic and the four-year-old mare should be right around the mark.
The daughter of Per Incanto owns a win and a placing from five starts, including a win over this distance last preparation.
Barrier 12 is the only concern, but she goes close with luck.
Race 8. (16:00) Smartline Bendigo BM64 (1600m)
#13 – Toffee Doll @ $4.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Toffee Doll scored an overdue win at Cranbourne last start and the five-year-old is good enough to continue with that form.
The daughter of Toorak Toff enjoyed racing over the mile, so the distance is ideal, and punters get value odds this time around.
We expect late money to come for Toffee Toll, so get in early.
Race 2. (13:25) Winning Commercial Maiden (1200m)
#11 – Ruinart @ $2.70 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The John O’Shea-trained filly finished eighth on debut at Canterbury as a $2.30 favourite, so we’re prepared to stick with her.
She has since won a trial at Randwick when beating Your Too Good, so the form looks good enough for this level of racing.
James McDonald rides and that bodes well.
Race 3. (14:05) Central Coast Coolrooms BM64 (1300m)
#4 – Bojack @ $4 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Bojack is a four-year-old gelding that scored on debut Gosford before running fifth at Wyong and third at Gosford.
The son of Snitzel is likely to roll forward from an outside draw and having Tim Clark in the saddle is ideal. He’s one of the best front-running jockeys in Australia, so punters should be confident.
$4 is a fair price for a talented type.
Race 6. (15:55) Wyong Leagues Group Mona Lisa Stakes (1350m)
#3 – Great News @ $3.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Great News is a talented mare who owns five wins and six placings from 11 starts. She hasn’t finished out the money throughout her career, so that must be considered here.
The daughter of Uncle Mo comes off a second placing at Randwick behind Fituese, which is excellent form for this race, and she only needs luck from the draw.
Punters should expect another top three finish.
Race 7. (16:35) Carlton Wyong Gold Cup (2100m)
#9 – Criminal Code @ $9 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Punters get value odds for Criminal Code, who didn’t leave the barriers well last start but still managed to run fourth.
The Chris Waller-trained five-year-old was only 1.4 lengths behind Harpo Marx on Saturday and being on the quick back-up isn’t a worry.
Carrying 54kg is ideal and we’re liking his chances.
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.