We have expert betting tips for the cards this Sunday at Hawkesbury and Swan Hill.
There is plenty of value available with bookmakers at Sunday meetings and we pick out the best bets.
Sunday horse racing tips
Race 2. (12:45) Happy 50th Bretto Maiden (1400m)
#3 – Deficit @ $2.25 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Ryan/Alexiou-trained colt hasn’t been far away in two starts to date and his time to shine will come soon.
He comes off a third placing at Gosford behind Prince Invincible and we’re expecting that form to stack up well enough for this grade.
He is drifting with bookmakers, so watch late betting moves.
Race 3. (13:20) Nepean Boltmaster Maiden (1300m)
#7 – Exterminate @ $2.70 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The five-year-old is long overdue a winning performance after 22 starts without success. However, he has been getting close and this field isn’t very tough.
He owns eight placings, including one at Wyong last time out. That race should be a good form guide and we’re not surprised by the betting markets.
The $2.70 could firm considerably throughout the week.
Race 5. (14:30) Synergy Construction C1 Handicap (1500m)
#5 – California Sky @ $5 – Bet @ Sportsbet
California Sky comes off a win at Goulburn and the three-year-old looks good enough to go back-to-back.
The son of Medaglia D’oro scored by 1.5 lengths and it was an impressive way to break his maiden status, so we love the odds available.
He’s capable of handling the rise in class and doubling down on that effort.
Race 6. (15:10) Blakes Marine BM64 (1000m)
#1 – Snitzari @ $1.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Snitzari is paying short odds but they are justified. She didn’t fire at Doomben last start, but dropping in grade helps and her form earlier was good.
She’s a three-time winner that has faced tough fields in the past and punters should expect a return to winning form on Sunday.
3kg comes off her back and the $1.80 could firm to around $1.50.
Race 7. (15:45) Konstrukt C1 Handicap (1300m)
#4 – Eye See Things @ $3.70 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Eye See Things lost no admirers when running second behind Tamerlane at Gosford last start and she’s getting close to another win.
The four-year-old mare scored fresh up and she has followed it up with three consecutive placings, so she’s in good form.
Barrier 11 isn’t ideal, but she gets 2kg off her back and we like her chances.
Race 2. (12:15) Support Swan Hill Maiden (1200m)
#8 – So Risque @ $3.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
So Risque comes off a solid trial placing at Tatura and the three-year-old looks to have a bright future.
The son of So You Think has been well-backed in early betting markets and although drifting out slightly now, he demands attention.
Having Dean Yendall in the saddle helps and he should be right in the mix.
Race 3. (12:50) The Bottle O Swan Hill Maiden (1600m)
#1 – Almsgiver @ $1.85 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The three-year-old owns two placings from two starts and it’s only a matter of time before he wins.
He finished second at Geelong last time out and it was by a narrow margin, so he shouldn’t have lost many admirers.
It’s another good ride for Yendall, who could have a big outing.
Race 5. (14:00) Jarrod Arentz Electrical BM78 (975m)
#3 – Mr Moppett @ $3.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Mr Moppett has speed to burn and he’s a three-time winner over this distance. He scored fresh up at Swan Hill and he’s capable of repeating the dose.
The three-year-old son of Sizzling is a short course specialist that is better on good surfaces, but he’s capable of handling some moisture.
$3.80 is a fair price from bookmakers and it’s worth taking.
Race 8. (15:50) Bet365 Swan Hill Cup (1600m)
#4 – Adelaide Ace @ $3.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Lindsay Smith-trained four-year-old comes off back-to-back second placings and he’s worth following again.
He ran second behind Biometric at Caulfield last time out and there is nothing wrong with that form, so put him on top.
He should appreciate running at Swan Hill and his odds could firm considerably.
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.