We have expert betting tips for the cards this Monday at Stony Creek and Muswellbrook.
Punters can find great value this week and we have our best bets available for the two Monday meetings.
Monday horse racing tips
Race 1. (13:30) Exchange Hotel Foster Maiden (2100m)
#1 – He’s Run Away @ $3.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The former Chris Waller-trained runner gelding showed ability when running second at Geelong, and that bodes well for this contest.
He has yet to win from 16 starts, but his record includes eight placings. He should get every chance with a 1.5kg claimer in the saddle, and jumping off the inside draw is ideal.
Race 3. (14:30) Adam and Ben Are Awesome Maiden (1000m)
#9 – Melisma @ $4.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Peter Moody-trained filly has yet to have a trial for her debut, but she looks ready to fire.
She is a daughter of Written Tycoon which is bred for speed, and punters get an excellent each-way price on Monday.
It could pay to watch betting moves with this runner.
Race 5. (15:30) Fish Creek Hotel BM58 (1700m)
#5 – Starspangled Baby @ $2.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Starspangled Baby comes off a win at Sale last start and she doesn’t rise too far in class for this race.
The three-year-old showed good barrier speed to lead throughout, which is a good sign of things to come. Getting out quickly is always a good asset and she could kick clear around the turn.
$2.60 is a fair price from bookmakers and she should be tough to beat.
Race 6. (16:00) Miraboo North Pub BM58 (2100m)
#3 – Spy Colonel @ $3.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Spy Colonel comes off two placings from three starts this campaign, and he has every chance to take this out.
The three-year-old son of Rich Enuff owns a win and two placings from six starts, and he looks likely to have more success at this level.
Punters should expect a positive effort.
Race 8. (17:00) Ladbrokes Same Race Multi BM58 (1000m)
#5 – I Am Ready @ $2.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
I Am Ready comes off a dominant win at Donald and she could be a type that rises through the grades.
The three-year-old filly has yet to finish worse than second at three attempts over this distance, and she could go back-to-back.
She opened at $2.45 and has been backed down to $2.20, so that’s a good sign.
Race 1. (13:50) Two Rivers Wines C1 Plate (2300m)
#11 – The Fringe @ $3.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Fringe rattled off six placings from nine starts before running sixth last start, and she’s better than what she showed on that occasion.
She is a NZ-bred daughter of Adelaide that was good enough to run second at Canterbury in December, and that form will be good enough for this race.
Expect the $3.20 to shorten on race day.
Race 2. (14:25) Cup Day Friday Maiden (1280m)
#1 – Pelgrave @ $2.15 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Pelgrave didn’t win during her first campaign, which she did finish with three consecutive placings.
The Kris Lees-trained three-year-old finished third at Lismore last start and she has been primed with a fourth at the trials.
2kg comes off her back and that brings her into contention.
Race 4. (15:40) Tab Long May We Play Maiden (1450m)
#11 – Dulcero @ $3.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Dulcero owns two second placings from five starts and the four-year-old should be able to break through this season.
She comes off an impressive second placing at Tamworth and she was only beaten narrowly in a driving finish.
Barrier five is ideal and there is plenty of early betting support coming her way.
Race 6. (16:50) Godolphin BM58 (1280m)
#3 – Fleet Air Arm @ $2.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Fleet Air Arm scored an impressive 2.5-length win at Port Macquarie on debut and he could repeat the dose on Monday.
The son of Rich Enuff capped off impressive trial form and with the 2kg coming off his back, he looks to have a great chance of going unbeaten.
$2.20 is a price worth taking.
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.