There is some money to be made at the midweek racing meetings in Australia and we have free tips, form and odds for Canterbury and Bendigo.
Canterbury free tips & form
Race 1. (12:50) Theraces Maiden Handicap (1250m)
#6 – God of Thunder @ $2.90 – BET NOW
Team Hawkes lines up the three-year-old which has been well-favoured in two runs to date. His most recent run came at Randwick when running third and that form looks top for this.
The son of More Than Ready has since scored a 4.8-length trial win at Rosehill and that was an impressive performance. He has always shown good ability and it’s about time he showed it on race day.
Race 2. (13:25) Tab Maiden Handicap (1250m)
#5 – Maggie Miss @ $2.25 – BET NOW
If trial form is anything to go by, Maggie Miss should be making a winning debut here.
The three-year-old filly has won two trials to date, which included a stunning 12.8-length win at Randwick last month. That was a great warm-up for this run and we’re surprised bookmakers haven’t opened her shorter in the market.
Take the $2.25 as it won’t last long.
Race 3. (14:00) Everest Carnival BM66 (1100m)
#5 – Gentle Persuasion @ $2.80 – BET NOW
There’s no doubting that Gentle Persuasion should have won last start but punters get another chance to cash in here. The three-year-old finished a head behind the winner last start and she’s going to get a better trip in transit here.
James McDonald rides from barrier two and that should give the filly every chance in running. Expect her to settle closer to the pace and have a superior turn-of-foot.
$2.80 is a good price in the small field and she could start odds-on with bookmakers.
Race 5. (15:10) Tab Rewards BM72 (1900m)
#8 – Scratches @ $3.80 – BET NOW
James McDonald secures another good ride here with Scratches. The Chris Waller-trained mare looked the winner at Canterbury halfway down the straight last start but she battled on well.
Dropping in weight is going to help her chances here and it’s good to see McDonald sticking with the four-year-old, having won on her two back at Newcastle.
Waller has three in the field but this looks to be his best chance.
Race 8. (16:55) Australian Turf Club BM74 (1250m)
#9 – Eawase @ $4 – BET NOW
That was a big win from Eawase to win the Listed Bill Carter Stakes at Doomben last start when coming from well back in the field and storming home over the top of them.
That came following a maiden win at Randwick and her return has been long-awaited by many punters, but bookmakers are offering value odds for a midweek race.
The Doomben win came over Granny Red Shoes, which went on to win multiple races and that form line is good for this.
Bendigo free tips and form
Race 1. (13:00) Jayco Maiden Plate (1300m)
#8 – Micky Blue Eyes @ $2.60 – BET NOW
Lindsay Park lines up the three-year-old which brings in good form lines to this midweek event. The talented colt finished second behind Graff on debut and that form could be franked at Group 1 level in the Golden Rose.
He then finished 1.3 lengths behind Pembroke Castle at Warwick Farm and although his recent trial wasn’t impressive, he wasn’t asked to do much.
It’s an interesting decision to bring him back to Victoria but the stakes-grade ambitions might have put on the backburner and this is a much easier target.
Race 4. (14:45) Mawsons BM64 (1600m)
#10 – Merchant Of Venice @ $4 – BET NOW
Money is coming thick and fast for Merchant Of Venice, which scored an easy 2.3-length win on debut at Cranbourne.
The Jason Warren-trained son of So You Think is bred to enjoy the longer distances so rising from 1300m to the mile isn’t going to worry him. He scored on debut despite running wide throughout and if he gets some cover in this race, he could make easy work of it again.
Expect further money to come throughout the week.
Race 7. (16:30) Fliedners Racing BM84 (1000m)
#3 – Prezado @ $2.80 – BET NOW
Prezado was late-scratched last time out when well-favoured to win and he has found a winnable race here after a month off the track.
The Ellerton/Zahra-trained four-year-old is a winner of one from eight starts but he finished second at Flemington last start in a much harder field than what he faces here.
His best performance came when second behind Nature Strip and despite carrying more weight than some of the other fancied chances here, he has the class edge.