We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Scone that features 10 quality betting races.
Stakes racing takes centre stage in New South Wales and we have our best value bets.
Scone horse racing tips
Race 1. (11:05) Tab Highway C3 Handicap (1500m)
#7 – The Dramatist @ $5.50 – Bet @ Neds
The Dramatist owns two wins from his last three starts and we like his chances of adding another to his record.
He has finished out of the money only once from six starts and he only needs to contend from the wide draw to be right in the mix.
Getting 2kg off his back helps and the odds are generous.
Race 2. (11:40) Midway BM72 (1700m)
#13 – Achira @ $7.50 – Bet @ Neds
Achira won four starts back at Rosehill and that’s an excellent form guide for future racing.
The three-year-old filly hasn’t won in three starts since, but she returned to form with a third placing at Hawkesbury last time out.
Punters get each way odds worth snapping up.
Race 3. (12:15) Pages Event Hire BM78 (2200m)
#1 – Military Mission @ $2.30 – Bet @ Neds
Military Mission scored back-to-back wins at Hawkesbury before finishing second at Gosford behind Hameron.
There is nothing wrong with that form and being on the one-week backup is a good thing, so we like his chances of bouncing back.
Barrier 14 makes it difficult but his class should take him close and he has time to find cover.
Race 4. (12:50) Vinery Woodlands Stakes (1100m)
#3 – In Secret @ $3.40 – Bet @ Neds
In Secret was professional on debut when winning at Hawkesbury and she has been primed with a recent trial.
The two-year-old filly by I Am Invincible gets every chance off the inside draw and having Hugh Bowman riding helps.
She is a nice mover and we expect her odds to shorten on race day.
Race 5. (13:25) Westpac Rescue Helicopter BM72 (1300m)
#11 – Sacrimony @ $4.60 – Bet @ Neds
Sacrimony scored a heavy track win at Hawkesbury last start and we like his chances of doubling down on that effort.
The three-year-old gelding has two wins and three placings from six starts, so he has proven tough to handle so far.
His odds are worth taking and we’re putting him on top.
Race 6. (14:00) Coolmore Denise’s Joy Stakes (1100m)
#16 – Comrade Rosa @ $11 – Bet @ Neds
Comrade Rosa scored a win at Newcastle three back and she hasn’t had much luck in two runs since.
The bad luck continues here after drawing barrier 12, but her talent could take her close and the odds are too good to pass up.
She will appreciate the improved track conditions so watch for her late.
Race 7. (14:35) Scone Equine Luskin Star (1300m)
#4 – Andermatt @ $2.30 – Bet @ Neds
Andermatt comes off three consecutive wins and the four-year-old gelding is a lovely type in the making.
The James Cummings-trained son of Snitzel relishes the wet tracks and he defeated a quality field by 2.8 lengths last start.
Andermatt only needs luck from the wide draw to put this field to bed and we’re in his camp.
Race 8. (15:10) Arrowfield Dark Jewel Classic (1400m)
#9 – Majestic Shot @ $8.50 – Bet @ Neds
Majestic Shot owns five wins and three placings from 11 starts and that form is tough to overlook.
The four-year-old mare comes off a third placing at Gosford behind Blondeau and being on the one-week backup is ideal.
Carrying 54kg is another positive and punters should be confident with the odds available.
Race 9. (15:50) Emirates Park Ortensia Stakes (1100m)
#3 – Malkovich @ $8 – Bet @ Neds
Malkovich owns seven wins from 21 starts and the son of Choisir handles wet tracks better than most.
The four-year-old owns four wins and four second placings from 10 starts on a soft surface, so we’re putting him on top.
Getting the inside draw should put him right in contention.
Race 10. (16:30) Yarraman Park BM78 (1100m)
#1 – Athelric @ $3.20 – Bet @ Neds
Athelric has stormed back to his best form after posting consecutive wins and the latest with a professional display.
The Cummings-trained gelding won by 2.8 lengths at Warwick Farm and he ran the quickest times of the day.
That’s a good sign and he’s worth backing again.
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.