We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Randwick that features 10 quality betting races.
The spring carnival starts officially on Saturday with the Group 1 Winx Stakes. It’s a quality betting card and we have our best value bets available.
Randwick horse racing tips
Race 1. (11:20) Tab Highway Handicap C2 (1100m)
#17 – Battleground @ $3.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Matthew Dale-trained five-year-old comes off a second placing Sixgun at Randwick and that is excellent form for the Highway Handicap.
He owns a win and five placings from nine starts, so he’s already the mark and having James McDonald in the saddle is a bonus.
Barrier six is ideal and $3.20 is worth taking.
Race 2. (11:55) Gold Coast Turf Club BM78 (2400m)
#7 – Red Santa @ $3.30 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The four-year-old is in excellent form after winning at Caulfield two back and following it up with a second placing at Moonee Valley.
He lost no admirers with the defeat, and although it’s never easy to come to Sydney to win, it’s easier in the staying ranks.
55kg is ideal and the early money has come.
Race 3. (12:30) Midway BM72 (1600m)
#11 – Tampering @ $7.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Tampering turned his form around with a win at Kembla Grange and he’s capable of producing the goods again.
It’s not an overly strong field for this contest, so the four-time winner demands respect with only 55kg on his back.
His opening odds of $8 have been taken and he could start shorter, so get in now.
Race 4. (13:10) SAJC Trophy BM78 (1600m)
#11 – Loveplanet @ $3 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Money is coming for Loveplanet, who finished off nicely for third in his Sydney debut at Randwick.
The Chris Waller-trained gelding owns three wins from five starts and having experience on this track is ideal for this contest.
He gets all favours from barrier two and it’s another good ride for McDonald.
Race 5. (13:45) Gow Gates BM78 (1200m)
#13 – Nags to Riches @ $6 – Bet @ Sportsbet
After opening at $7.50 with bookmakers, most of the money has come for Nags to Riches. The Brad Widdup-trained runner won at Randwick-Kensington last start, and it should be a good form guide.
She’s facing a stronger field this time around but dropping to 53kg helps and there is confident with bookmakers in early markets.
She runs slick sectionals, suggesting she can rise through the grades this season.
Race 6. (14:25) Darley Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m)
#1 – Four Moves Ahead @ $2.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
It was a betting battle between Four Moves Ahead and She’s All Class when markets opened, but the support is now coming for Four Moves Ahead.
The John Sargent-trained filly won her first two starts before running fourth in the Golden Slipper and fourth in the Sires’ Produce.
She is a class above many of these and we’re in her camp.
Race 7. (15:05) Mostyn Copper Show County (1200m)
#8 – Private Eye @ $5 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Private Eye’s win in the Queensland Guineas was superb and the Joe Pride-trained gelding could be in for a successful campaign.
The son of Al Maher is a six-time winner from nine starts and that record is tough to overlook. He is also a past winner fresh-up and over this distance.
Carrying 54kg is ideal and punters get value odds to enjoy.
Race 9. (16:25) Bowermans Furniture Toy Show (1100m)
#1 – Entriviere @ $3.70 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Kiwi has been given the visitors barrier draw of 19, but she might be too good for them anyway.
She owns five wins and two second placings from seven starts, so she’s talented and she only narrowly suffered defeat in her Australian debut.
McDonald rides and the Kiwi combination could strike at Randwick on Saturday.
Race 10. (17:00) Darwin Turf Club Trophy BM88 (1400m)
#12 – Atishu @ $6.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
We’re sticking with the Kiwi runners and Atishu looks to have more ability than most. Now with Chris Waller, the four-year-old mare won her last four starts across the Tasman.
She capped off her form with a 1.8-length win at Riccarton and although that came over 2000m, she owns two wins at 1400m.
Her recent trial win at Rosehill is a good betting guide, so take the $6.50.
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.