We have expert betting tips for the cards this Monday at Ballarat and Taree.
Punters can find excellent value at the Monday meetings and we have identified the best value runners.
Monday horse racing tips
Race 1. (13:30) Cervus Equipment Maiden (1000m)
#2 – Raazou @ $1.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Corstens-trained three-year-old owns a placing from four starts and a maiden win shouldn’t be too far away.
He is a son of Zoustar that finished fourth on this track last start and he was only 1.9 lengths behind, so it was better than it looked.
We’re not surprised by the short odds and he should run well.
Race 2. (14:00) Suez Maiden Plate (1100m)
#4 – Ostracised @ $2.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Hawkes-trained two-year-old has had two starts for two placings and he finished second behind a subsequent winner last start.
He is a son of Divine Prophet that has shown good barrier speed so far and that is a big asset at Ballarat.
Having had experience on the track is another positive, so punters should put him on top.
Race 4. (15:00) Porter Plant Maiden (1200m)
#9 – Numpty @ $2.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Numpty wasn’t asked for much during her trial at Ballarat and it’s good to see betting support come her way.
The three-year-old by Free Eagle is bred to show speed and after opening at $2.50, she has attracted attention throughout the week.
The field is there for the taking and she could make a bright start to her career.
Race 6. (16:00) Sportsbet Bet With Mates BM64 (1100m)
#3 – Lido Beach @ $4.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Lido Beach showed improvement when fourth at Warrnambool last start and that came behind a quality type.
The five-year-old finished fourth behind Ocular and dropping in grade is a big asset. We thought the son of Denman would be shorter in the betting, so we’re happy with the $4.40.
3kg comes off his back and that adds to his appeal.
Race 7. (16:30) Hygain Winners Choice BM58 (1500m)
#3 – All Tiara @ $3.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
All Tiara is a five-year-old mare that owns two second placings from her last three starts and that form takes her close.
The daughter of All Too Hard didn’t fire last start, but being back in distance helps and she gets a fresh look at a new track.
Drawing the inside barrier is ideal and she will get a dream passage throughout the race.
Race 1. (12:50) Wingham Cup Monday 7 June BM58 (1000m)
#5 – Bay of Bengal @ $3.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Bay of Bengal scored a win four back before mixing its form. The three-year-old gelding comes off a second placing at Taree and that form reads well.
He ran 58.56 over 1000m on a heavy track, which is a slick time given the conditions. It bodes well for this race and he should be shorter in the betting.
Conditions are no problem and that is another positive.
Race 3. (14:05) Taree Cup November Maiden (1400m)
#1 – Mr Eighty Eighty @ $3.70 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Mr Eighty Eighty looked good running two second placings last preparation and he deserves a win.
The four-year-old son of Tavistock ran second at Colac before going close at Stony Creek, so we expect that form to stack up well at Taree.
There has been some specking at an each-way price, so don’t be surprised if he firms even further.
Race 4. (14:40) Iron Horse Global Silks Maiden (1000m)
#4 – Zaru @ $2.35 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Zaru owns six placings from nine career starts and five of those placings have come at Taree.
The three-year-old son of Rubick deserves the win and although coming off his worst performance, he should have enjoyed the break.
Running on rain-affected tracks is his best chance and barrier two should see him fighting out the finish.
Race 5. (15:15) Livermore Cup C1 Handicap (1000m)
#3 – Goofy Mick @ $2.30 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Consistency hasn’t been the forte of Goofy Mick to date, but he appears to have more talent than his opposition.
The four-year-old gelding scored a quality win at Muswellbrook by 3.5 lengths before finishing eighth at Port Macquarie.
He is better than that and getting the inside draw should help him switch on.
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.