We have expert betting tips for the cards this Monday at Murtoa and Tamworth.
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. (13:00) Samois Plumbing Maiden (1100m)
#2 – Boromir @ $3.10 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Boromir comes off a second placing on debut at Horsham and finishing a length behind the winner is a good way to kick off his career.
The son of Brazen Beau was well-backed to win on that occasion and punters get a slightly better price this time around.
$3.10 is a fair quote and those odds should drop.
Race 3. (14:00) Rex Bryan Memorial Maiden (1600m)
#7 – Take Me North @ $3.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The three-year-old gelding finished second on debut at Bendigo before disappointing at Werribee last time out.
He has since changed stables and there has been solid betting support, which is a good sign for the son of Needs Further.
Barrier 11 shouldn’t be a problem over this distance, so keep him safe.
Race 4. (14:30) CHS Construction Maiden (2050m)
#2 – Decurio @ $2 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Coming off consecutive second placings is Decurio, which looks set to breakthrough on Monday. The Patrick Payne-trained gelding comes off a placing at Warrnambool, so the form bodes well.
He started his career in New Zealand and he had big betting support in his Australian debut, running at $2.20.
We’re not surprised by the support again and he should prove tough to beat.
Race 5. (15:00) Glover Earthmoving BM58 (2025m)
#10 – Jens @ $2.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The John McArdle-trained three-year-old scored her maiden win at her ninth attempt last start and she could kick on with it.
She scored by a length over Zidler, which has since won on Wednesday at Sandown. It’s a good form guide and barrier three is a positive.
We expect her odds to firm throughout the day, so take the $2.90 available.
Race 7. (16:00) Ecycle Solutions BM58 (1200m)
#7 – Ginny Ann @ $4 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Ginny Ann isn’t the most consistent type going around, but the four-year-old likes running on soft tracks.
The Symon Wilde-trained mare owns a win and three placings on soft conditions and she runs well at this distance, so there are things in her favour.
$4 is a fair price from bookmakers and she be competitive.
Race 2. (13:40) Peel Valley Tyres Maiden (1000m)
#1 – Ezekeil @ $4.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Ezekeil comes off consecutive placings at Doomben and Coast and a winning turn isn’t far off.
The Cody Morgan-trained son of Divine Prophet finished second in a recent trial at Scone and that should have him in fit order.
3kg comes off his back and we fancy his chances.
Race 3. (14:20) Kosciuszko Tickets On Sale Maiden (1400m)
#11 – Lapseki @ $8.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Lapseki runs at value odds after placing twice from four starts this preparation and it won’t take her long to break maiden grades.
The three-year-old finished second at Tamworth two starts back and although heavy conditions might not be ideal, she drops to 54kg.
Expect a better run than the odds suggest.
Race 4. (14:55) Thrifty Tamworth Maiden (1200m)
#13 – Ciao Bicky @ $2.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Ciao Bicky is in good hands with trainer Kris Lees and he comes off a trial win at Scone, which is a solid form guide.
The two-year-old son of Rubick has been respected in betting markets and that is always a good sign for a Lees-trained runner.
Barrier six is ideal and we are confident of a big showing.
Race 7. (16:45) Carlton Dry BM58 (1000m)
#4 – Ashra Jahre @ $4 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Morgan-trained filly scored a win two back at Newcastle and although she’s not the most consistent type, she demands respect.
She drops in weight with the 3kg apprentice claim and her opening odds of $4.60 were taken and she’s now into $4.
It’s a solid betting move and punters shouldn’t leave her out of calculations.
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.