We have expert betting tips for the cards this Sunday at Sandown and Muswellbrook.
Punters can find excellent value at the weekend meetings and we have identified the best value runners.
Sunday horse racing tips
Race 1. (12:10) Ladbroke It Hurdle BM120 (3400m)
#5 – Mawaany Machine @ $3.30 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Mawaany Machine scored an easy three-length win at Warrnambool and that form looks good for Sandown.
The Maher/Eustace team is running hot this season and the eight-year-old looks like a nice jumper in the making.
We’re surprised at the odds and we thought he would start around the $2.40 mark.
Race 2. (12:50) Ladbrokes Australia Hurdle (3900m)
#1 – Instigator @ $5 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Value is with Instigator, which finished second behind The Statesman at Warrnambool. He battled gamely in defeat and he has run well at Sandown in the past.
Carrying 71kg won’t make it easy, but punters get each-way odds and he always gives a good sight.
We wouldn’t be ruling him out at the price.
Race 3. (13:30) Ladbrokes Australian Steeplechase (3900m)
#2 – Michelin @ $1.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Patrick Payne-trained nine-year-old comes off a win at Warrnambool and he pulled away from the field to score by three lengths.
He is a quality son of Pentire that owns eight wins and although yet to win in two attempts at Sandown, he owns two second placings.
Take the $1.90 as he could firm throughout the week.
Race 6. (15:20) Ladbrokes Same Race Multi BM78 (1400m)
#7 – Corner Pocket @ $4.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Corner Pocket has rattled off four consecutive wins and there is no reason why he can’t win again.
The four-year-old son of Toronado scored a narrow win last start with 60.5kg on his back, so dropping to 58.5kg will help.
Drawing barrier 15 makes it harder but punters get value odds for the risk.
Race 7. (15:50) Ladbrokes Switch BM64 (1300m)
#5 – Logan Street Lion @ $3.30 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Logan Street Lion was only a half-length behind the winner as an odds-on favourite at Ballarat last start.
He couldn’t replicate his debut effort to score at Geelong, but it was still a solid effort. The son of Tavistock looks to have a bright future and we’re expecting a bounce back effort.
$3.30 is a fair price from bookmakers and he could shorten on race day.
Race 1. (12:45) Magic Millions Maiden (1000m)
#9 – Minniti @ $3 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Minniti comes off a debut second placing at Mudgee and the well-bred filly looks capable of taking this out.
The three-year-old daughter of Redoute’s Choice was no match for the winner, but she has upside and punters get odds worth taking.
Race 2. (13:15) Wootton Bassett @ Coolmore Maiden (1280m)
#13 – Sebrini @ $3.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Kris Lees-trained two-year-old did enough on debut to warrant attention. She finished third behind Blow Dart at Mudgee and punters should expect quick improvement.
She is a daughter of Sebring that is bred to show early speed and she showed enough ability at the trials.
$3.50 for a Lees-trained runner is good shopping.
Race 5. (15:09) Tab Hunter River Stayers BM66 (2300m)
#1 – French Response @ $4 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Value is with French Response, which owns two wins from her last three starts. The five-year-old scored at Mudgee on both occasions, including a two length win last time out.
Rising in distance to 2300m holds no fears and she gets the inside draw and an apprentice claimer in the saddle, so she has plenty in her favour.
The $4 should firm on race day.
Race 6. (15:45) Two Rivers Wines BM58 (1000m)
#5 – Very Sharp @ $4.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Very Sharp kicked off her last campaign with three consecutive placings and she could score an overdue win on Sunday.
The three-year-old daughter of Bull Point has figured in the finish in five of her seven career starts, so she’s consistent.
One of her placings came at Muswellbrook, so having track experience is a bonus.
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.