We have expert betting tips for the cards this Sunday at Sandown and Kembla Grange.
There is plenty of value available with bookmakers at the Sunday meetings and we pick out the best selections.
Sunday horse racing tips
Race 1. (11:45) Crisp Steeplechase (4200m)
#5 – Social Element @ $2.30 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Social Element is gunning for three wins in a row and he has taken to jumps racing with open arms.
The Waterhouse/Bott-trained gelding owns four wins from five starts over the jumps and he showed good ability to win by nine lengths at Pakenham.
He doesn’t have an easy field to beat, but we love the way he’s traveling.
Race 2. (12:25) Ladbrokes Same Race Multi BM64 (1200m)
#1 – Cecil Street Lad @ $3.70 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Richard Laming-trained three-year-old scored an impressive debut win at Sandown and he could go back-to-back.
He knuckled down late to get the job done as a $4.40 chance and we’re not surprised he’s paying shorter odds this time around.
Damien Oliver takes over the riding and that is a good sign.
Race 4. (13:45) Ladbrokes Hurdle (3400m)
#2 – Mawaany Machine @ $2 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Mawaany Machine owns two wins from three attempts over the hurdles and his flat speed has been showing up recently.
The Maher/Eustace-trained gelding scored by two lengths as the favourite at Pakenham and we’re expecting a similar effort this time around.
$2 is a fair price and those odds could firm over the weekend.
Race 5. (14:25) Grand National Hurdle (4200m)
#1 – Saunter Boy @ $2.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Saunter Boy finished third on the flat at Flemington last start and that form tops him off nicely for the Grand National.
The nine-year-old scored a seven-length win at Warrnambool prior and although there are some better types in this race, he has the talent to beat them.
Improving track conditions help and the $2.50 could shorten to around $2.10.
Race 7. (15:45) Ladbrokes Bet Ticker BM64 (1600m)
#10 – Mr Brightside @ $3.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Mr Brightside is a former Kiwi runner that scored a comfortable win at Geelong by five lengths and that form bodes well.
The Hayes-trained four-year-old cleared out the field in soft track conditions and we wouldn’t be surprised if he went back-to-back.
Craig Williams is the man to have in the saddle and the odds are generous.
Race 2. (12:45) Kevin Moses Maiden (1500m)
#1 – Razment @ $2.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Razment owns two placings from four starts and that was a tidy effort for second at Newcastle last time out.
The three-year-old son of Zariz was only a half-length behind the winner as a $2.30 chance and punters get better odds this time around.
Barrier six is ideal and we’re confident of a big effort.
Race 3. (13:25) Pat Webster Maiden (1400m)
#5 – Regulation @ $3.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Regulation started his career with a second placing at Newcastle before running a close third at Kembla Grange, so the form stacks up.
The James Cummings-trained son of Contributer took on tough opposition at Rosehill last start and didn’t run well, but the spell should have done him some good.
Watch betting markets for a solid push on race day.
Race 5. (14:45) David Lee Maiden (1200m)
#12 – Jal Lei @ $2.45 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Jal Lei ran third on debut at Canterbury and the daughter of Sebring should appreciate the easier company on Sunday.
She has since placed in trials at Canterbury and Rosehill, so the form checks out and the only thing going against her is the wide barrier.
If she gets early luck, she should put a couple of lengths on this field.
Race 7. (16:00) Greg Lee BM64 (1200m)
#8 – Miss Baltimore @ $3.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Searching for three consecutive wins is Miss Baltimore, who scored by 2.5 lengths at Nowra last time to the races.
The Joe Pride-trained mare has been going through her gears nicely and she looks set to rise through the grades this winter.
Barrier three is ideal and punters get fair odds for Miss Baltimore to make it three on the bounce.
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.