We have expert betting tips for the cards this Sunday at Ballarat and Wyong.
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. (13:40) Hygain Winners Choice Maiden Hurdle (3400m)
#4 – Mount Stewart @ $2.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Mount Stewart is unbeaten in two Australian starts, and he looks like a nice type in the making.
The former European scored by four lengths at Warrnambool in his Australian debut before winning on the flat by a length.
That form is stellar, and we’re not surprised his odds have firmed from an opening quote of $2.70.
Race 3. (14:20) Sportsbet Gotta Take Care Hurdle (3600m)
#4 – Roland Garros @ $2.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
It took a couple of runs, but Ronald Garros showed his ability over the hurdles when winning at Coleraine.
The Maher/Eustace-trained seven-year-old turned around a poor showing at Sale to score by 11 lengths last start, which was an emphatic effort.
$2.40 is a fair price and it should firm on race day.
Race 4. (15:00) Ecycle Houlahan Hurdle (3250m)
#2 – Norway @ $3.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Norway scored back-to-back wins at Warrnambool and Pakenham, so he’s a runner in form and he’s better than he showed at Sandown.
The six-year-old son of Galileo finished 25 lengths behind them last start, but the class drop helps and not much went right during that run.
Punters get odds worth taking.
Race 6. (16:25) Ecycle Grand National Steeplechase (4500m)
#1 – Social Element @ $1.95 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Social Element has rattled off four consecutive wins and he’s the red-hot favourite to win the Grand National.
The eight-year-old scored by eight lengths at Sandown last start, which came against a quality field. He has handled fields of this nature in the past and he makes his own luck.
Punters must take short odds, but he’s well worth having on the ticket.
Race 1. (12:20) Coast Shelter C1 Handicap (1600m)
#2 – Iolanthe @ $2.30 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The James Cummings-trained mare went close at Goulburn last start and she’s capable of going one better on Sunday.
She owns a win and a placing from five starts, so it has been a solid start to her career. There are no superstars in this field and she could take advantage.
We expect her odds to firm considerably on race day.
Race 2. (12:55) Thank You Barrier Staff Maiden (1600m)
#7 – Amore @ $2.30 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Brad Widdup trains the four-year-old mare that is improving with every run. She comes off a fourth at Goulburn where she was only 1.9 lengths behind the winner.
Having Hugh Bowman in the saddle bodes well and her opening odds of $3.10 have been slashed, which isn’t surprising.
Barrier four is ideal and she should be tough to beat.
Race 4. (14:15) Thank You Essential Staff Maiden (1200m)
#1 – Arthur Francis @ $3.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Arthur Francis comes off a trial win at Randwick and he looked good running fifth in two starts last preparation.
The son of Foxwedge was 4.3 lengths behind Golden Slipper winner Stay Inside on debut, before running fifth behind Profiteer.
It’s hot form for this race and we thought he would be shorter with bookmakers.
Race 6. (15:35) Carlton Wyong Cup Prelude BM68 (2100m)
#3 – Perfect Radiance @ $4.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Perfect Radiance turned her form around with a win at Newcastle and she’s capable of kicking on with it.
The Waterhouse/Bott-trained four-year-old is a three-time winner from 11 starts, so the strike rate is impressive.
Punters can enjoy each-way odds and she should give a good sight.
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.