We have expert betting tips for the cards this Sunday at Sale and Tamworth.
There is plenty of value available with bookmakers at the Sunday meetings and we have our best bets across the two cards.
Sunday horse racing tips
Race 2. (12:45) Powered Solutions Maiden (1529m)
#6 – Rhinoceros @ $2.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Rhinoceros isn’t as talented as undefeated stable Elephant, but he made improvement when fourth at Cranbourne.
It was his first run in Australia after finishing eighth on debut in New Zealand. He was only 3.1 lengths behind the winner last start and the betting support is a good sign.
It could pay to watch late betting moves.
Race 4. (14:05) DFK Construction Maiden (1629m)
#3 – Goondiwindi @ $1.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
We’re not surprised about the odds available for Goondiwindi. The Danny O’Brien-trained runner started at short odds in both career starts, which resulted in second placings.
He is a well-bred son of Australia that could mature into a nice stayer. His debut run came over 1600m and he missed by only 1.5 lengths, so he could improve on that position.
$1.80 is worth taking against this level of opposition.
Race 5. (14:40) Centra Power Coating Maiden (1113m)
#7 – Invincible Caviar @ $1.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Punters must take another short odds favourite, but Invincible Caviar should be beating the opposition.
The three-year-old filly by I Am Invincible finished third on debut at Flemington behind Argentia, so it was a strong form race.
Her recent two-length trial win at Cranbourne looked good, and Jamie Kah takes the ride.
Race 7. (15:50) Ladbrokes BM70 (1746m)
#1 – Thought of That @ $4 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Thought of That is teasing punters with a winning run, but we’re sticking with the five-year-old.
He is a two-time winner from 19 starts who faced tough opposition for most of his career, so dropping in class will do him plenty of favours.
1.5kg comes off his back and the each-way odds appeal.
Race 1. (13:20) Carlton Dry C1 Plate (2100m)
#10 – Winter Thorn @ $2.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
We expect most of the money to come for Winter Thorn, who owns three placings from seven starts and he hit the line nicely at Scone last start.
The five-year-old son of Muhaarar settled back and made good ground, so we’re expecting the Kris Lees-trained runner to breakthrough shortly.
Barrier two is ideal and we expect his odds to firm throughout the week.
Race 2. (14:00) Callcott Refrigeration Maiden (1000m)
#8 – Alenia @ $3.70 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Alenia is unbeaten at two trials and that form could show up on debut. The Brett Cavanough-trained filly won her most recent trial by four lengths, which is a good sign.
Getting 3kg off her back is another positive and we would be surprised if she didn’t figure in the finish.
Punters should expect late money to come for the favourite.
Race 3. (14:36) Tab Maiden Handicap (1400m)
#1 – Hemsworth @ $3 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Hemsworth was well-supported on debut at Tamworth, and although he didn’t win, he looked good running third behind Ezekeil.
The Lees-trained son of Reliable Man will be better for the run, and he only needs a touch of luck from barrier nine to figure in the finish.
Punters get fair odds, so put him on your ticket.
Race 6. (16:21) Hygain C3 Handicap (1200m)
#11 – I’m a Cracker @ $2.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The six-year-old gelding doesn’t know how to run a bad race after posting two wins and two second placings from seven starts.
He comes off back-to-back second placings at Tamworth, so he’s knocking on the door of posting another victory.
Dropping to 55kg is ideal and most of the early money has come for I’m a Cracker.
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.