We have expert betting tips for the card this Wednesday at Geelong that features nine quality betting races.
It’s Geelong Cup day, which has Melbourne Cup implications. We have our best value bets for all nine races on the card.
Geelong Cup Day betting tips
Race 1. (12:30) Coulter Roache BM70 (2400m)
#2 – Excelman @ $2.35 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Excelman is coming off a deserved win at Cranbourne and he could go back-to-back here.
The Richard Laming-trained gelding also won fresh up before being disqualified when Michael Walker weighed in light.
He is a progressive type that should be tough to beat in the opening race.
Race 2. (13:00) Jack Rabbit BM70 (1700m)
#10 – Frankie Pinot @ $4.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Frankie Pinot is a progressive type that could rise up in class and score his third consecutive win.
The McEvoy-trained gelding scored his maiden win at Morphettville last month before scoring again at Geelong last start.
Having track experience helps and off the inside draw, he could measure up against a much stronger field.
Race 3. (13:35) Geelong Australia BM64 (1100m)
#5 – Fundraiser @ $4.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Fundraiser has missed a couple of runs this campaign, but the Lindsay Park-trained gelding should finally get going at Geelong.
The four-year-old scored a maiden win at Pakenham last season and his subsequent runs at Sandown and Flemington were solid.
$4.20 is a fair price and punters could cash in.
Race 4. (14:10) Jack McLean Dual Choice BM84 (1200m)
#10 – Ocular @ $2.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Ocular has been in stellar form this season and he was able to run down a nice type at Bendigo last time out.
The Shea Eden-trained son of Written Tycoon was a 4.3-length winner at Bendigo earlier this season, and he stamped his authority with another win last start.
He meets a harder field but his form speaks volumes and he deserves to be favourite.
Race 5. (14:45) Hamilton Group BM78 (1500m)
#1 – Simply Invincible @ $4.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Simply Invincible is the class runner of the field and he could get back to his best form after some moderate efforts.
The Peter Moody-trained gelding finished seventh at Caulfield behind Strome and dropping in grade should be right up his alley.
Drawing barrier 12 won’t help his chances but he has more speed than most in this field.
Race 6. (15:20) Roderick Geelong Classic (2200m)
#5 – Ultimate Edition @ $3.30 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Ultimate Edition is coming off an impressive win at Bendigo and that should hold the three-year-old in good stead.
The son of Helmet scored emphatically by 5.5 lengths and rising from 1600m to 2200m won’t do his chances any harm.
He showed good tactical speed in that win, so expect him to head forward and provide a good kick again.
Race 7. (16:00) Bet365 Geelong Cup (2400m)
#4 – Le Don De Vie @ $6.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The European import didn’t get a run in the Caulfield Cup but he should be competitive in the Geelong Cup on Wednesday.
He is coming off a win at Windsor and although it’s not the strongest European form, it should stack up nicely against this opposition.
Punters are getting value odds at $6.50 and he should be competitive.
Race 8. (16:40) Bennett Racing Black Pearl Stakes (1200m)
#1 – Xilong @ $4.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Xilong owns a stack of early speed and if she can cross from a wide barrier, we’re not sure if they will run her down.
The McEvoy-trained sprinter is a five-time winner from 11 starts and she wasn’t far behind Fiesta at Caulfield last time out.
Finding the rail is imperative for Xilong and we believe she will have enough pace to get there.
Race 9 (17:20) No Fuss Event Hire BM64 (1400m)
#11 – November Dreaming @ $4.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
November Dreaming is a nice type in the making that rarely runs a bad race. She owns two wins and six placings from 10 starts, so her consistency rewards punters.
He most recent run came in May at Flemington where she finished third behind Game Keeper. That form has stacked up well since and although 1400m is short of her best, she could fire up.
Watch for market moves on race day.