We have expert betting tips for the cards this Monday at Grafton and Kyneton.
The team at GoBet sorted through the form at both meetings and found our best horse racing value bets on Monday.
Monday horse racing tips
Race 1. (12:40) D Schmidt Leading Trainer Maiden (1020m)
#10 – Love A Diamond @ $3.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Love A Diamond finished off her last campaign with a career-best second placing and she could pick up where she left.
The trainer has a chance to win the race named after him and that would be quite a story. Love A Diamond is a good chance after scoring a trial win at Grafton by three lengths earlier this month.
$3.50 is a fair price from bookmakers.
Race 3. (13:50) Blue Dolphin Yamba BM66 (2235m)
#1 – Group Think @ $3.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Group Think has been steadily improving after notching three consecutive placings coming into this race.
The four-year-old gelding owns two placings from three starts at Grafton, so he likes the track and his third career win isn’t too far away.
Barrier eight should give him a nice run behind the speed and he can launch late.
Race 6. (15:40) Jacqui’s Shoe & Clothing Maiden (1220m)
#6 – Hypertension @ $3.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Looking to improve on a recent second placing is Hypertension, which enjoyed the heavy conditions at Coffs Harbour.
The Dodson-trained three-year-old owns three second placings from nine starts and there has been steady betting support throughout the week.
He opened at $3.80 with bookmakers, so we would take the odds on offer now.
Race 8. (16:50) M McGuren Leading Jockey C1 (1120m)
#5 – Hallowed Dreams @ $3.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The three-year-old filly comes off an on-pace win at Grafton and she looks capable of repeating the dose.
She won by a half-length against a tough field and it came on a soft track, so the conditions won’t be an issue on Monday.
Matthew McGuren rides in his own race, so we like his chances.
Race 9. (17:30) Angourie Resort C1 Handicap (1120m)
#7 – The Lioness @ $4 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Lioness is a three-year-old filly that finished second at Lismore fresh up and she won’t take long to get back to winning form.
She scored a win on debut and the daughter of Exosphere gets a valuable 3kg off her back. That could make all the difference and we’re surprised at the odds.
We priced her at $3, so punters should take the value price.
Race 1. (13:30) Bet365 Top Tote Plus Maiden (1118m)
#7 – Ethekwini @ $1.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Ethekwini runs at short odds and it’s not surprising given her form. She owns three second placings from four starts, including a last-start placing at Moonee Valley.
The three-year-old daughter of Savabeel ran 3.3 lengths behind the highly-talented Snapper and that form stacks up brilliantly for this race.
$1.80 is short, but she should do it justice.
Race 3. (14:30) XXXX Gold Maiden (1887m)
#12 – Glamdam @ $2.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Busuttin/Young-trained filly is getting close to a win after posting four placings from six career starts.
She has scored three placings in a row, including back-to-back efforts at Pakenham. The daughter of Kermadec wasn’t close to the winner last start, but that was a harder field.
Barrier 15 is a worry but punters should get a good sight.
Race 5. (15:30) Tac Be Races Ready BM58 (1479m)
#2 – Sunflare @ $2.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Sunflare comes off a win and a placing, so the three-year-old filly is the form runner of the field.
She scored the win at Kilmore two starts back by 2.3 lengths and she followed it up with a second placing behind Malevolent.
Tayla Childs takes 3kg off her back and we’re expecting another tidy effort.
Race 7. (16:30) Coed Real Estate BM58 (1118m)
#8 – Norbu @ $4.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Value odds are with Norbu, which scored a tidy win on debut before rising in class at Bendigo and Ballarat.
The Matt Cumani-trained three-year-old is better than what she showed last start and she gets things in her favour on Monday.
She gets an inside draw with a 2kg claimer to ride, so expect a big run.
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.