We have expert betting tips for the cards this Monday at Warwick Farm and Mornington.
There is plenty of value available with bookmakers at Monday meetings and we pick out the best bets.
Monday horse racing tips
Race 1. (12:50) Robrick Lodge Maiden Handicap (1200m)
#1 – Tyrol @ $2.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The three-year-old gelding is unbeaten at the trials and we thought he would be shorter in betting markets.
All three trial wins came at Rosehill and the form out of those trials stacks up, including Port Louis and Vanilla Sky.
James McDonald rides and we’ll take the value available.
Race 3. (14:00) Bowermans Furniture BM64 (1300m)
#7 – Nikau @ $6.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The James Cummings-trained filly is searching for three consecutive wins and she’s good enough to beat this field.
She scored at 1.3-length maiden win at Kembla Grange two back before scoring a narrow win at Newcastle last time out.
Barrier 12 isn’t ideal but we expect another good performance.
Race 4. (14:35) China Horse Club BM64 (1600m)
#6 – Kibosh @ $2.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Kibosh has finished in the first two in six of his seven starts and the filly is capable of putting this field away.
The John Thompson-trained three-year-old won at Kembla Grange last start and it came by 4.5 lengths over a smart former Kiwi filly.
Reece Jones is a confident apprentice and his 3kg claim helps.
Race 5. (15:10) Vinery Stud BM72 (1400m)
#2 – Kobe Rocks @ $3.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Kobe Rocks finished second at Canterbury two starts back and that form should be good enough for this contest.
The three-year-old followed it up with a fifth at Rosehill and he should find this slightly easier. He will also enjoy the heavy track conditions as his best form has come in the mud.
Barrier 11 isn’t ideal but having McDonald in the saddle helps.
Race 6. (15:45) Blue Point @ Darley BM72 (1400m)
#7 – Daphne Jean @ $4 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The four-year-old mare owns three wins from four starts and that form is tough to overlook at this level.
She scored a half-length win at Gosford last start after storming home down the outside, so her turn-of-foot is impressive.
Kim Waugh has a good record in these races and $4 is a fair price from bookmakers.
Race 1. (12:25) TCBS BM70 (2000m)
#5 – Runaway Train @ $3.30 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Clayton Douglas-trained four-year-old has a nice future and she should be able to run well in this company.
She owns two wins and two placings from six starts, so she hasn’t done much wrong and she hasn’t finished worse than second at Mornington.
Jamie Kah rides and punters get generous odds.
Race 2. (13:00) Quayclean Maiden Plate (1200m)
#14 – Arentee @ $2.35 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Arentee has been heavily backed on debut and he hasn’t had a public trial. The Chris Meagher-trained colt is bred to handle the conditions and that’s a bonus.
He has opened at a short quote and this isn’t a high-profile stable, so he clearly has ability and could score on debut.
Race 4. (14:10) IDS Security BM64 (1000m)
#3 – Clean Machine @ $7.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Clean Machine comes off an overdue win at Pakenham and it came easily. The three-year-old filly scored by 3.8 lengths and although conditions are different here, she doesn’t mind heavy surfaces.
She owns a second placing on a heavy track and getting 1.5kg off her back helps in the wet at Mornington.
$7.50 is well worth taking in what should be an even contest.
Race 6. (15:20) Highview Accounting BM64 (1200m)
#2 – Four Leaf Riot @ $3.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Scott Cameron-trained son of Shamus Award scored a win on debut at Kilmore before placing at Flemington.
Placing at Flemington is a good form guide and it came behind some smart types, so he will enjoy dropping back to Sunday company.
1.5kg comes off his back and we’re expecting a nice effort.
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.