We have expert betting tips for the cards this Sunday at Ballarat and Grafton.
Sunday racing is always good quality and we have our best value bets for selected races.
Sunday horse racing tips
Race 1. (12:00) Boss Security Maiden (2000m)
#2 – Resolute Lad – Bet Now
The three-year-old gelding is pushing for a win after three consecutive placings. He was a touch unlucky last time out when finishing second at Sale, but he should derive good benefit from the outing.
Peter Gelagotis lines up the three-year-old that gets a good run from the draw and should be going close in this.
Race 2. (12:30) Pipepro Direct Drilling Maiden (1600m)
#11 – Sweet Gold – Bet Now
Sweet Gold has been very close to a win after nine minor placings and she could breakthrough for the win here.
Trained by Chris Waller, the four-year-old meets an easier field than recent assignments and that should do her plenty of good.
Drawing wide won’t be an issue over this distance so keep her safe.
Race 4. (13:40) Sam Miranda Maiden (1400m)
#1 – Altimeter – Bet Now
The James Cummings-trained gelding has finished second in both career starts to date and he could go one better.
He ran second on debut at Seymour before going down by a length on this track last start. Having that track experience could be key and only the wide draw is of concern.
Bookies should have him firm in the market and rightfully so.
Race 7. (15:25) Hygain Winners Choice BM70 (2000m)
#1 – Under Oath – Bet Now
Under Oath has been in work for some time now and that race fitness should do it some good. The Henry Dwyer-trained gelding scored back-to-back wins earlier this preparation and that is good form.
He then finished fourth last time out and he drops in grade for this race. However, he does rise in weight to 65.5kg but Tayla Childs takes some weight off.
Each-way odds should be available.
Race 9. (16:35) Hygain Winners Choice BM64 (1000m)
#2 – He Can Star – Bet Now
Searching for three consecutive wins is He Can Star, which scored at Bairnsdale and Seymour. The four-year-old is in career-best form and that could continue on Sunday.
He is trained by Logan McGill and despite drawing barrier 11, he owns good enough barrier speed to cross to the rail.
It is a tough field but he looks a good chance.
Race 1. (12:50) Westlawn Business Services Maiden (1015m)
#12 – Office Affair – Bet Now
Office Affair ran well for third on debut at Muswellbrook and she could improve on that effort.
The Brett Cavanough-trained filly sat on the pace and got a little tired late, but that was to be expected on debut.
Watch the market for any positive betting moves.
Race 3. (14:00) Westlawn Wealth Guineas Prelude (1420m)
#2 – Group Think – Bet Now
Edward O’Rourke lines up the three-year-old gelding that comes off a two-length win at Ballina.
The son of So You Think capped off some solid form with the win and he could push on with it now. He was able to get a nice drag into the race and finish best.
Expect a similar run here and he should pay each-way odds.
Race 4. (14:35) Westlawn Life Insurance C3 (1115m)
#2 – Eiger – Bet Now
Eiger showed his ability early when winning his first two starts. The three-year-old son of Dream Ahead has taken on some tough fields of late, so his recent form is better than it looks.
He should be ready to fire for this race after a break since February and some of his best form comes in a fresh state.
Race 6. (15:45) John Carlton Cup (1215m)
#1 – Snitz – Bet Now
Snitz is the clear class runner of this field, having won four of his last five races. Those wins came against top company and he didn’t lose any admirers when running third behind Classique Legend.
The wide draw isn’t ideal but he is well-weighted at 62kg and his class should be able to shine through.
Watch for strong betting support on Sunday.