We have expert betting tips for the cards this Sunday at Ballarat and Taree.
Punters can find great value this week and we have our best bets available for the two Sunday meetings.
Sunday horse racing tips
Race 1. (13:20) Whitford Liquid Waste Maiden (1200m)
#4 – Forgot You @ $5 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Forgot You is a talented two-year-old that scored a trial win at Cranbourne by a length.
The Busuttin/Young-trained colt looked professional in the outing and he is bred to be better than average.
From barrier four, punters should expect a top effort.
Race 3. (14:30) Evergreen Turf Maiden (1600m)
#7 – Pal D’oro @ $1.95 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Maher/Eustace-trained three-year-old comes off three consecutive placings and it won’t take him long to break through.
He finished second at Ballarat last time out and having experience on this track is a big plus. It bodes well and he doesn’t face an overly tough field.
Expect the $1.95 price to shorten throughout the week.
Race 4. (15:05) Bartlett Blinds Maiden (2000m)
#6 – Suppression @ $2.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Suppression owns two placings from three starts and it won’t take the three-year-old gelding long to win a race.
The son of Mongolian Khan comes off a third placing at Pakenham and he hit the line with good power. That bodes well for this race and drawing the inside barrier helps.
His opening odds have already firmed and that trend could continue.
Race 5. (15:45) Porter Plant Grand C1 Handicap (2000m)
#2 – Dundirtcheap @ $3.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The well-bred son of Dundeel scored a debut win at Yarra Glen and he could remain unbeaten following this Sunday’s run.
He scored by 1.5 lengths over 1514m and rising to 2000m is only going to help his chances. His breeding suggests he can handle the longer distances, so punters should be confident.
He only needs luck from the wide draw to be a factor.
Race 7. (16:50) Sportsbet Racing Live BM78 (1600m)
#12 – Flandersrain @ $2.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Flandersrain comes off a win at Sandown and we’re expecting that form to stack up brilliantly for this contest.
The four-year-old was 4.3 lengths better than the field last time out and her form prior came at Caulfield and Flemington.
She is unbeaten from her only start at Ballarat and carrying a light weight helps.
Race 1. (12:55) De Bortoli Wines C1 Plate (2000m)
#8 – Layla of Monaco @ $2.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Layla of Monaco comes off a moderate run at Warwick Farm but she’s facing a much easier field on Sunday.
The Jason Coyle-trained four-year-old handles all track conditions, so the heavy conditions shouldn’t pose a problem.
Barrier five is ideal and she should be tough to beat.
Race 3. (14:10) Stacks Law Firm Maiden (1250m)
#1 – Em Em D’ar @ $3 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Em Em D’ar is knocking on the door of a maiden win following back-to-back third placings at Port Macquarie.
The four-year-old gelding hit the line well last time out and some of his best form has come on rain affected tracks.
Drawing the inside barrier secures a good run and he has upside.
Race 5. (15:25) Tab BM66 (1000m)
#2 – Tallis @ $4.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Colt Prosser-trained gelding has been threatening to win a race and he has experience on the Highway Handicap circuit.
He comes off a second placing at Walcha and although that wasn’t a strong form race, it showed punters that he still has plenty to offer.
Getting 2kg off his back is ideal and we’re expecting a top effort.
Race 7. (16:45) Newhaven Country Championship C5 (1400m)
#11 – Monica’s Star @ $3.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Monica’s Star is a talented type that wouldn’t look out of place winning the Country Championships in April at Randwick.
The four-year-old owns three wins and four placings from nine starts and her most recent form has come in much harder races.
She handles all conditions and with 54kg off the inside barrier, punters should be confident.
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.