We have expert betting tips for the cards this Monday at Muswellbrook and Queanbeyan.
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. (13:20) Muswellbrook Cup 26/3 Maiden (1000m)
#3 – Bullet Force @ $1.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Strong money has come for Bullet Force, which enters with trial placings at Canterbury and Randwick.
He opened at $3.10, but that price was immediately hammered into $1.80. Finishing second in two Sydney trials is good form, and the latest came behind Magic Millions Maiden winner Newsreader.
Despite drawing wide, Bullet Force is the one to beat.
Race 2. (13:55) Country Champs Wildcard Maiden (1000m)
#1 – You Rang @ $1.85 – Bet @ Sportsbet
You Rang is another short-priced runner, but the four-year-old mare is the testing material in this field.
She finished second at Orange last start, and she owns three placings from four starts over the sprinting distance.
She draws barrier two, and she should be able to dictate the pace from a forward position.
Race 4. (15:05) Cup Day Tickets Sale Feb Maiden (1450m)
#10 – Still In Fashion @ $2.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Still In Fashion owns three placings from three starts, and although yet to win, he gets his best chance on Monday.
The Paul Messara-trained son of Redoute’s Choice hasn’t enjoyed the heavy tracks at his last two starts. Getting to a firmer surface will help, and punters should be confident.
He will win a race soon, and he is worth following.
Race 5. (15:40) First Churchill C1 Handicap (1450m)
#5 – Reuben James @ $3.30 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Reuben James was only a short margin behind the winner at Muswellbrook last start, and he is capable of going one better.
The Paul Perry-trained four-year-old owns two placings on this track, and drawing the inside draw won’t hurt his chances.
Good early money has come for Reuben James, so expect a top effort.
Race 7. (17:00) Horsepower BM58 (1280m)
#4 – Jaja Chaboogie @ $3.10 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Kris Lees lines up the four-year-old mare that showed plenty of ability during her first preparation. She scored back-to-back wins before running second at Muswellbrook last start.
There is plenty to like about that form, and she has been primed for this run with a trial performance at Gosford.
2kg comes off her back, and a competitive run is expected.
Race 1. (13:35) Tourist Hotel Maiden Plate (1600m)
#7 – Your Hand In Mine – Bet @ Sportsbet
Luke Pepper lines up the four-year-old mare, which has three placings from 11 starts. She doesn’t face an overly talented field on Monday, so she could score an elusive win.
The daughter of Reliable Man has experience at Queanbeyan, and punter should get each-way odds for the improving type.
Race 3. (14:45) Mark Hallam Builders C3 Handicap (1200m)
#1 – Mandalong Roman – Bet @ Sportsbet
Winning form is excellent for this level of racing, and Mandalong Roman has won two of his last three starts.
The three-year-old gelding scored a 2.3-length win at Gosford before doubling down and winning by a half-length.
His most recent run came at Canterbury, and punters should expect his odds to be very short for this much easier contest.
Race 5. (16:00) Dunn Concreting C1 Handicap (1460m)
#1 – Arabisc – Bet @ Sportsbet
Arabisc ended his last campaign with a win and there was plenty to like about his first-up effort at Canberra.
The Pepper-trained son of Written Tycoon was only a half-length behind Propose To Me, which is good form for this level of racing.
Drawing the inside barrier is ideal, and he looks the goods.
Race 6. (16:40) Joe Cleary Racing BM58 (1600m)
#3 – The Towers – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Towers looked good when winning by a half-length on this track last month. He followed it up with a placing, and he finds his best form at Queanbeyan.
The son of Choisir has won two of his five starts on this track, and three of his nine starts at this distance.
There is plenty to like and punters could get each-way odds.
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.