We have expert betting tips for the cards this Monday at Pakenham and Taree.
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. (12:30) Iron Jack Lagers Maiden (1200m)
#1 – Atlantic Seas @ $2.25 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Hawkes-trained three-year-old is on debut after a solid trial at Warwick Farm and it has been well-backed to score.
She is a well-bred daughter of Written Tycoon that has been firmly backed throughout the week and we’re expecting another tough effort.
Take the $2.25 before it firms even shorter.
Race 3. (13:30) Momentum Gaming Maiden (1400m)
#9 – Diamond Dagger @ $2.05 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Diamond Dagger comes off a second placing at Sandown and that form stacks up nicely for a Monday-grade race.
The Greg Eurell-trained daughter of Shamus Award looks set to breakthrough for a maiden win soon and we’re not surprised by the betting move.
She has been backed from an opening quote of $2.20, which is a good sign.
Race 4. (14:00) Pakenham Mazda Maiden (1400m)
#2 – Canford’s Sun @ $2.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Canford’s Sun owns five placings from nine starts and he gets every chance to break the maiden tag off the inside draw.
He should find a nice spot in running, and although 3.5 lengths behind the winner last start, he was strong to the line after settling well back.
His odds should firm on race day.
Race 6. (15:00) 9 Mile Fresh BM58 (1600m)
#3 – Heleva Deel @ $2.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Henry Dwyer-trained three-year-old is capable of going back-to-back following a win at Pakenham last time out.
He took six starts to break his maiden status and he’s capable of rising through the grades with the right run in transit.
Ben Allen rides with 63kg on his back, but he’s capable of handling the big weight.
Race 9. (16:30) Sportsbet Bet With Mates BM58 (1000m)
#4 – Black Opal @ $6 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The form of Black Opal doesn’t appear overly inspiring, but the five-year-old gelding is capable of producing the goods town in grade.
He comes off a run at Moonee Valley and he finds his best form fresh up, so we expect him to hit the ground running this time in.
3kg comes off his back and that is a vital claim.
Race 1. (12:10) Iron Jack Mid Strength Maiden (1600m)
#5 – Mr Eighty Eight @ $2.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Mr Eighty Eight has had four runs for four placings, so he’s getting close and this race is there for the taking.
The son of Tavistock comes off a third placing at Taree and he will appreciate the 3kg apprentice claimer in the saddle.
He only needs luck from the awkward barrier.
Race 3. (13:20) XXXX Gold Maiden (1250m)
#9 – Just Like Lisa @ $3.30 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Just Like Lisa has been around the mark throughout her career and she could score an overdue win on Monday.
She owns two placings from six starts, including a third placing at Port Macquarie two starts back. That was a solid performance and it holds her in good stead.
Strong betting support has come.
Race 6. (15:10) Thank You Kevin Williams BM58 (1000m)
#2 – Chasing Comets @ $4.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Value is with Chasing Comets, which comes off a trial win at Scone. The four-year-old gelding won by 1.8 lengths, so it was a good hit-out for this contest.
He is a two-time winner from 14 starts and although drawing barrier 12 isn’t ideal, being wide in the heavy conditions could be ideal.
$4.80 is worth taking.
Race 8. (16:25) MCRV July BM58 (1400m)
#4 – Sir Bawn @ $5.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Sir Bawn got the job done nicely at Scone two back and that maiden win came by 4.3 lengths, so it was an effortless victory.
He subsequently finished sixth at Scone when rising in grade, but the experience will do him plenty of good and he likes this track.
Punters could consider the 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.