We have expert betting tips for the cards this Sunday at Ballarat and Wagga.
Punters are getting good betting fields this Sunday and we have our best value bets for both cards.
Sunday horse racing tips
Race 1. (12:10) Sam Miranda Maiden (1500m)
#1 – Chookster – Bet Now
The form line of Chookster doesn’t read all that well but he’s better than advertised. He was close at Pakenham last start and his form prior came against some smart types.
He’s a Chris Waller-trained three-year-old that gets the services of Craig Williams and that will take him a long way.
Race 3. (13:20) Hewitt & Whitty Maiden (1100m)
#4 – Buttercup Baby – Bet Now
Buttercup Baby could return a winner having not raced since December. The Danny O’Brien-trained filly ran fifth at Caulfield last start and that should be a good form guide.
Her first two starts resulted in one placing at Pakenham and although this distance could be short of her best, the inside draw is ideal.
Watch for any late betting moves.
Race 5. (14:30) Hertz Ballarat BM78 (2000m)
#6 – Shepard – Bet Now
The four-year-old is now in the hands of Peter Moody and he’s coming off a solid run at Geelong. He finished second behind Starcaster, which is city-class form.
He won three consecutive races last preparation and rising in distance to 2000m looks ideal for this race.
We’re expecting his form to improve and he could get back to his winning ways.
Race 6. (15:05) Porter Plant BM64 (1400m)
#6 – Paddy Mac – Bet Now
Paddy Mac came from New Zealand and showed them how to gallop at Terang last start. The son of Raise the Flag won by 5.5 lengths in a dominant display.
The progeny of Raise the Flag is firing and despite drawing barrier 17, he should prove tough to hold out in this race.
Each-way odds could be offered by bookmakers.
Race 8. (16:15) Sportsbet Podcast BM78 (1600m)
#2 – Reserve Street – Bet Now
Reserve Street ran fourth last time out and that came behind Rapture, which has since scored a big win in the city.
The Maher/Eustace-trained five-year-old shouldn’t take too long to get back to winning form and punters should get value odds.
Facing a small field should strengthen his chances.
Race 1. (13:50) Iron Jack BM66 (1800m)
#5 – Express Courier @ $3.50 – Bet Now
Express Courier has won three of his last four starts and that’s good form coming into a race like this.
The four-year-old scored a win in the heavy conditions at Wagga last start and having that track experience is ideal.
Punters are getting odds worth taking.
Race 3. (15:00) JRC Electrical Services Maiden (1200m)
#1 – Miss Elsie May @ $2.70 – Bet Now
Miss Elsie May is getting close to a win after posting three consecutive second placings. The filly by Krupt finished only 1.3 lengths behind the winner on this track last start.
She has finished second in all four starts at Wagga and it’s about time she crossed the line first. We’re backing her in again and she will break maiden ranks soon.
$2.70 is a fair price given her record.
Race 5. (16:10) Advanced Communications C3 Handicap (1200m)
#4 – Jodhpur @ $4.40 – Bet Now
Jodhpur scored a win on this track five starts back before placing in all four starts since. The four-year-old gelding is extremely consistent and he’s got another win coming shortly.
He’s a two-time winner at this distance and all but one of his starts has come on this track. He loves it at Wagga and punters are getting value odds.