We have expert betting tips for the cards this Monday at Pakenham and Port Macquarie.
Bookmakers have value odds available for Monday meetings and we have our best value bets available.
Monday horse racing tips
Race 1. (13:00) Spendthrift Australian Maiden (1200m)
#7 – Tokoyo @ $2.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Tokoyo comes off a second placing at Ballarat and we’re expecting that form to stack up nicely this season.
The Maher/Eustace-trained two-year-old was three lengths behind the winner but she was the odds-on favourite, so there was market confidence.
$2.60 is a value price and we wouldn’t overlook her chances.
Race 2. (13:30) Watch Live on Sportsbet Maiden (1200m)
#11 – Sabaku @ $3.70 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Sabaku comes off four consecutive placings to open her account and she deserves a maiden win.
The Phillip Stokes-trained three-year-old comes off a second placing at Ballarat on a heavy track and the synthetic conditions should help.
Barrier 10 is a worry but punters get odds worth taking.
Race 3. (14:00) Duffy Simon & Co Maiden (1000m)
#4 – Clean Machine @ $2.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
We were surprised at Clean Machine’s defeat at Kyneton last start. We thought the three-year-old had a mortgage on the field at $1.65, but she could manage only second.
However, the defeat came behind a smart type and that form looks excellent for this contest on Monday.
Barrier two is ideal and she should exit maidens.
Race 6. (15:30) Thai Airways BM58 (2200m)
#6 – Sublime Diva @ $3.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Sublime Diva comes off a second placing at Geelong and it was only by a narrow margin in a driving finish.
The four-year-old daughter of Brazen Beau gets a valuable 3kg off her back and that brings her into contention.
Punters haven’t missed her in early markets, so include in selections.
Race 1. (12:15) Schweppes Maiden Handicap (1500m)
#1 – Prince Six @ $3.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Prince Six comes off a second placing at Gosford and although that came in January, he doesn’t take long to find his best form.
The James Ponsonby-trained four-year-old owns three second placings from eight starts and we’re expecting money to come throughout the week.
Take the $3.50 before it shortens on race day.
Race 3. (13:25) Barrier Signs Maiden Plate (1200m)
#13 – Jet Pack @ $3.70 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Jet Pack hasn’t had the easiest start to his career after finishing last on debut at Randwick. He followed it up with a fifth at Scone, but this is easier.
He was thrown into the deep end when trained by Team Snowden, so the change in stables and environment could help his cause.
There has been solid betting moves for the son of Fastnet Rock and a win wouldn’t surprise.
Race 5. (14:40) John Oxley Motors BM58 (1000m)
#4 – Black Jacamar @ $3.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The three-year-old filly comes off a placing at Port Macquarie and she’s capable of improving on that effort.
She is a well-bred daughter of Dream Ahead that on at Taree fresh up and she was only 1.7 lengths behind them last time out.
Dylan Gibbons takes 1.5kg off her back and that could make the difference.
Race 6. (15:15) Fastplast Building Supplies C2 (1500m)
#2 – Oakfield Prince @ $4.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Lane-trained three-year-old owns a win and a second placing from three starts, and he could add to that record on Monday.
He scored on debut before finishing second at Tuncurry in heavy conditions last time out. It was a solid effort as the $1.80 favourite, and although beaten, it wasn’t a bad showing.
Punters get much better odds this time around and the $4.20 could shorten on race day, so take the value available.
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.