We have expert betting tips for the cards this Sunday at Ballarat and Mudgee.
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) Happy Birthday Macey Maiden (1100m)
#4 – No Crying @ $2.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
No Crying is a $600,000 purchase that looked good at the jumpouts. The well-bred daughter of Exceed And Excel that has attracted attention in betting markets.
She opened at $2.50 and her odds have steadily dropped throughout the week. Punters could have to take an odds-on quote on race day, so lock in the value now.
Race 2. (13:55) Sam Miranda Maiden (1200m)
#2 – Free Wheel @ $2.30 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Free Wheel comes off back-to-back placings to start his career and a win isn’t far away.
The three-year-old gelding ran second on debut at Echuca before going within a nose of the winner last time out at Bendigo.
He paid $1.90 last start, so punters get value odds at the $2.30.
Race 4. (15:05) Suez Maiden Plate (1600m)
#11 – Salto’s Angel @ $1.85 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Salto’s Angel should have cleared maidens by now but she gets her best chance at this level.
The three-year-old daughter of Sacred Falls owns four second placings from seven starts. Her recent racing has come in the city, so she is experienced.
$1.85 is a value price and although short, she should justify the odds.
Race 6. (16:20) Hygain Winners Choice BM64 (1200m)
#4 – Optimizzer @ $3 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Optimizzer enters on the back of consecutive wins and the first came by 3.5 lengths. He followed that up with a one-length win at Wodonga, so he’s flying.
The four-year-old son of Not a Single Doubt continues to rise in class but he keeps handling it with ease. This is a decent step up, but punters should be confident.
Race 8. (17:20) Hygain Winners Choice BM64 (1400m)
#2 – Savvy Lad @ $4.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Busuttin/Young-trained four-year-old comes off an average run at Murtoa but he has been given time to mature.
He is a two-time winner from 10 starts and he owns experience against some smart types at the likes of Flemington and Sandown.
Damien Oliver takes the ride and the $4.80 is an excellent price from bookmakers.
Race 1. (12:55) Elite Sand & Soil Maiden (1400m)
#4 – Dulcero @ $4.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Dulcero has finished second in two of her five starts and after finishing second at Tamworth, she could go one better.
The daughter of Dawn Approach meets only an even field here and despite drawing barrier 11, she should get cover throughout the race.
She opened at $5 and money has come throughout the week.
Race 3. (14:10) Tab Lawn Party BM66 (1200m)
#5 – You Rang @ $2.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
You Rang has won her last two starts at Bathurst and that form stacks up nicely at Mudgee.
The Matthew Vella-trained mare scored by 5.8 lengths two starts back and followed it up with a narrow win earlier this month.
There is no better form than winning form, so stick with her.
Race 5. (15:25) South Sydney Rabbitohs C1 (1600m)
#4 – Akasawa @ $2.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Akasawa didn’t lose any admirers when running second at Muswellbrook last start, which followed a debut win.
The three-year-old gelding is a well-bred son of Real Impact that is good enough to rise through the grades.
We thought he would open at $2, so take the value on offer.
Race 7. (16:45) Newhaven Park Qualifier C5 (1400m)
#1 – Healing Hands @ $3.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Class is with Healing Hands, which owns five wins and two placings from nine career starts.
The six-year-old gelding is unbeaten at this track and he owns two wins at this distance, so the stats are in his favour.
Barrier 13 doesn’t help but he has more ability than most.
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.