We have expert betting tips for the cards this Monday at Port Macquarie and Wangaratta.
There is plenty of value available with bookmakers at the Monday meetings and we have our best bets across the two cards.
Monday horse racing tips
Race 1. (13:10) Craig Chapman Building Maiden (1200m)
#3 – Just Ziggy @ $3.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Colt Prosser-trained four-year-old looks ready to break through after notching three placings from his last four starts.
He owns a placing on this track and there has been plenty of betting support in early markets. Drawing barrier four is ideal and he doesn’t meet an overly strong field.
Punters should be confident in the opener.
Race 2. (13:50) M & S Print C2 Handicap (1200m)
#5 – Ciccina @ $3.70 – Bet @ Sportsbet
We thought Ciccina would be a fraction shorter in betting markets, so we’re happy to take the $3.70 available.
She scored a quality fresh up win at Taree by 2.3 lengths before running fourth at Scone. She didn’t handle the heavy track conditions last start, so that was a legitimate excuse.
Kris Lees trains her and that bodes well.
Race 4. (15:05) Wauchope RSL Club BM66 (1500m)
#1 – Got Unders @ $7.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Got Unders is steadily progressing this preparation, including a third placing at Newcastle last starts.
The 12-year-old isn’t getting any younger, but he continues to run well, and some of his best form comes at Port Macquarie.
3kg comes off his back and we’re keeping the faith with the old boy.
Race 6. (16:15) Hastings Co-op BM58 (1000m)
#3 – Eyewitness @ $4 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Eyewitness is a four-year-old mare who did enough at Taree fresh up to warrant attention.
She scored a win at Port Macquarie two back and both her career wins are over this distance, so the short-course racing is ideal.
Barrier six will allow her to find a spot behind the speed and come with a big late burst.
Race 1. (13:30) Wodonga Jewellers Maiden (2050m)
#5 – Wanjiru – Bet @ Sportsbet
The four-year-old has been around the mark throughout his career, including two placings from four starts.
He is a former New Zealand runner that ran second at Pukekohe before coming to Australia and running third at Wodonga.
He is much better than what he showed at Echuca last start, but the slightly improved conditions should help.
Race 3. (14:30) B Tilley For Benembra Maiden (1100m)
#3 – Dictated Democracy – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Patrick Payne-trained filly hasn’t shown much at the trials, but the daughter of Winning Rupert hasn’t been asked for much.
She looked solid when running fourth at Tatura two back and we’re looking at that trial as the best form guide.
Betting will be a good race day guide.
Race 4. (15:00) Peards Albury Maiden (1400m)
#1 – Freddie Mac – Bet @ Sportsbet
Freddie Mac is knocking on the door after back-to-back second placings and that form bodes well for this contest.
The Bourne-trained four-year-old ran second at Wodonga before finishing second behind Templar last time out at Echuca.
It’s a solid form guide and he won’t take long to break maiden grades.
Race 6. (16:00) Albury Wodonga RV World BM58 (1100m)
#5 – Barramundi Lad – Bet @ Sportsbet
Barramundi Lad runs well fresh up and he has gone close in three attempts at Wodonga, including two placings.
The son of Lucas Cranach gets a valuable 2kg off his back and he is better than what he showed when finishing fifth last time out.
It’s only a matter of time before he wins this preparation, and it could come here.
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.