We have expert betting tips for the cards this Monday at Echuca and Gundagai.
There is plenty of value available with bookmakers at the Monday meetings and we pick out the best selections.
Monday horse racing tips
Race 1. (12:00) Border Inn Hotel Maiden (1000m)
#3 – Decent Raine @ $2.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Maher/Eustace-trained filly finished second on debut at Gawler before taking on tough opposition in Melbourne, so she will find this easier.
She finished eighth at Caulfield behind Arcaded before running sixth behind Tycoon Humma at Flemington.
It’s hot form for maiden company and she should go well.
Race 2. (12:30) Carlton Draught Maiden (1100m)
#13 – Covert @ $3.10 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The three-year-old colt has looked good at the jumpouts and he only needs luck from a wide draw on Monday.
He is a well-bred son of Written Tycoon that finished second in a recent effort and that bodes well for his debut run.
$3.10 is a fair price against this level of opposition.
Race 5. (14:00) Think Water Power Echuca Maiden (2100m)
#13 – Coconut Queen @ $11 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Coconut Queen made solid ground at Murtoa last start and punters get value odds this time around.
The five-year-old mare has yet to win or place from five attempts, but the rise in distance looks ideal and we wouldn’t overrule his chances.
Barrier six is ideal and we’re happy to take the risk.
Race 8. (15:30) Edge FM BM58 (1400m)
#3 – Sacred Kiwi @ $4 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Sacred Kiwi is a five-year-old that owns two wins and three placings from 12 starts, so he’s rarely too far away from the prize.
The son of Sacred Falls comes off a two-length win at Echuca and having winning form on this track is ideal. He settled on the pace and kicked clear, which is a good asset to have.
2kg comes off his back and $4 is a fair price.
Race 10. (16:30) Bet365 Protest Promise BM64 (2100m)
#2 – Shakespeare @ $5 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The former Kiwi runner gets conditions to suit at Echuca and the five-year-old gelding is the leading fancy.
He is only a three-time winner from 25 starts, but his best form comes over this distance and he will enjoy dropping in grade after running at Caulfield.
Barrier two is ideal and punters get each-way odds.
Race 1. (12:45) Furphy Maiden Handicap (1180m)
#4 – Soloist @ $4.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The three-year-old gelding looked good when running third in a recent trial and that run should top him off nicely.
He has attracted attention in early betting markets after opening at $5.50. It’s a solid move for a debutante and the odds could continue to firm.
Race 2. (13:20) Hahn Premium Light Maiden (1400m)
#6 – Raphael @ $2.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Mitchell Beer lines up the four-year-old gelding who is much better than he showed at Wagga last time out.
The son of Not a Single Doubt owns five placings from 13 starts and he has handled wet tracks, so the heavy conditions won’t be a problem.
$2.40 is what we expected from bookmakers and those odds could shorten.
Race 4. (14:35) National Jockeys Trust C2 Handicap (1400m)
#2 – Opoho Dreaming @ $2.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Getting back to her best form is Opoho Dreaming, who finished third at Geelong before going one better last time out.
The five-year-old daughter of Tavistock shows her best form on wet tracks and getting the inside draw should result in a premium run.
It’s not the strongest field she has ever faced and she should go well.
Race 6. (15:50) NSW Jockeys Association C1 (1000m)
#1 – Tap ‘n’ Run @ $3.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The four-year-old gelding finished in the money in all three starts last preparation and he could hit the ground running this time in.
He placed at Albury and Wagga before scoring by a nose at Wagga last time out. That form stacks up nicely for Monday levels and we’re not surprised by the odds.
We expect his odds to firm on race day.
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.