We have expert betting tips for the card this Wednesday at Geelong that features eight quality betting races.
Punters get value odds throughout the day at Geelong and we have our best bets available.
Geelong horse racing tips & form
Race 1. (13:00) Bet365 Odds Drift Protect (1243m)
#1 – Chart Buster @ $6 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The four-year-old has gone close with three placings from five starts, including a second placing at Cranbourne last time out.
He was only a length behind the winner and he didn’t have all favours in the run, so he will be better for the outing.
It’s an even field, but the $6 is well worth taking.
Race 2. (13:35) All Time Plumbing Maiden (1443m)
#5 – Freddy Mac @ $3.30 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Freddy Mac is knocking on the door of a win after three consecutive placings. The son of Written Tycoon ran third at Wangaratta last start when spacing the third horse, which is always a good sign.
Drawing barrier 11 isn’t ideal for this race, but he has time to find cover and hit the line powerfully in the concluding stages.
The $3.30 is likely to hold firm on race day.
Race 3. (14:10) Elephant & Castle Hotel Maiden (1443m)
#4 – Mahrez @ $6 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Mahrez is on debut for the Price/Kent stables after running second in a recent trial at Cranbourne.
The son of Iffraaj is a well-bred type who should handle all conditions, and he has been well-backed after opening at $8.
Drawing barrier 13 is a negative, but John Allen will likely ride for cover and try hit the line strongly.
Race 4. (14:45) McGrath Estate Agents Maiden (2460m)
#3 – El Campeon @ $2.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The four-year-old owns two placings from three starts, including a third at Bendigo earlier this month.
He was only 1.7 lengths behind the winner, and although race rival Bow Thruster finished second, we think he can turn the tables.
It’s good to see solid betting support and he should firm on race day.
Race 5. (15:20) Apco Service Stations BM64 (2460m)
#8 – Goondiwindi @ $3.70 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Danny O’Brien-trained four-year-old didn’t handle the rise in distance last start, but he will be better for the run.
He looked good winning at Sale prior, and the stable has always had a big opinion of the well-related son of Australia.
Punters get value odds this time around, so the $3.70 is worth taking before the late bets come.
Race 6. (15:55) DMB Contracting C1 Handicap (1343m)
#9 – Defiant Diva @ $5.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The four-year-old mare showed plenty of ability during her first campaign, including a win at Gold Coast.
She then ran second against stronger company before moving to the Corstens stable in Melbourne, which should do her the world of good.
There has been good early betting support and we’re happy with the $5.50 available.
Race 7. (16:30) JT Dixon BM64 (1443m)
#3 – Narvaez @ $2.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
It won’t take long for Narvaez to score an overdue win after running second at Sandown fresh up.
The four-year-old was only a half-length behind Crestani, and although he hasn’t raced at Geelong before, it’s a track that should suit.
Drawing barrier 14 shouldn’t be an issue for a runner that likes to sit on the pace, so put him on top of selections.
Race 8. (17:05) Prestige Jayco BM64 (1755m)
#7 – Stelvio @ $3.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
James Cummings lines up the four-year-old gelding who has been in excellent form throughout his preparation.
The son of Lonhro won at Pakenham fresh up before placing in three consecutive runs, including last time out at Bendigo.
Consistency is key with Stelvio and the $3.60 is a price worth snapping up.
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.