We have expert betting tips for the cards this Monday at Echuca and Tamworth.
There is plenty of value available with bookmakers at the Monday meetings and we have our best bets across the cards.
Monday horse racing tips
Race 1. (12:30) Echuca Design Maiden (1209m)
#8 – Sweet Home Alabama @ $4.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Sweet Home Alabama has been backed and beaten throughout her career, but the four-year-old mare meets only an even field.
She didn’t handle the heavy track at Moe last start, but with four placings from nine starts, the daughter of Starspangledbanner deserves a winning turn.
Punters get each-way odds worth taking.
Race 3. (13:30) Two Tarts Catering Maiden (1618m)
#10 – The Amazonian @ $2.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The three-year-old filly is knocking on the door this preparation with two placings, so we like her chances here.
She finished second at Ballarat fresh up before running third behind I Like Big Putts last start. That form has stacked up in much higher grades, so she should have every chance to win.
$2.80 is a price worth taking.
Race 6. (15:00) Edge FM Radio C1 Handicap (1618m)
#1 – Tibetan @ $3.30 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Tibetan is taking his time to win his second race, but he’s not meeting an overly tough field on Monday.
The son of Shocking showed plenty of promise early in his career, and although struggling to win, his recent efforts have been solid.
He wasn’t far away in Adelaide and the change of stables could work the trick.
Race 7. (15:30) Moam Bowling Club BM58 (1209m)
#4 – Real Gun @ $3.10 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Real Gun looks set to fire after finishing second at Benalla last start. The five-year-old was a short margin behind Turbeau, and he has yet to finish worse than second in four starts at the distance.
The son of Reward for Effort opened at $3.50 before shortening into $3.10, which is a solid betting move.
We expect more money to come for him throughout the day.
Race 9. (16:30) Kennaugh’s Garden Centre BM64 (1009m)
#1 – The Mobot @ $4.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Mobot has won three of her last five starts, so she is a runner with confidence.
She will need to carry a big weight, but the 4kg claimer brings her weight down to 62.5kg, which is manageable over this distance.
There has been money come for her, which is a good sign.
Race 2. (14:35) Good Luck Edit Maiden (1400m)
#11 – Montari @ $3.10 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Montari comes off two fourths to start his career and he looks to have plenty of improvement to come.
The three-year-old gelding finished fourth at Scone in both starts, and only the wide draw of 10 is against him here.
$3.10 is a price worth locking in before it shortens.
Race 3. (15:10) Melbourne Cup Day Packages Maiden (1000m)
#1 – Cut ‘em Up @ $2.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Cody Morgan-trained gelding finished sixth fresh up at Tamworth before improving to run second last time out.
He was only a short margin behind Askew, and the son of Scissor Kick has more upside than most runners in this field.
Barrier two is ideal, so put him on top.
Race 4. (15:50) Carlton Dry Handicap (1000m)
#7 – Miss Powerbelle @ $3.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Looking to win three consecutive starts is Miss Powerbelle, who scored at Scone and Moree to end last season.
The six-year-old mare owns excellent form over this distance, and she gets every chance in this race with only 55.5kg on her back.
Her odds have shortened since markets opened, and we’re not surprised.
Race 5. (16:25) Civilcon C1 Plate (1600m)
#4 – Freedom Square @ $2.05 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Freedom Square scored a win on debut before adding to placings to his record.
The Paul Messara-trained four-year-old comes off a third placing at Scone behind Hollywood Gossip, so it’s form that should stack up nicely.
Barrier 11 isn’t ideal, but he should find a spot over the mile.
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.