We have expert betting tips for the cards this Sunday at Ballarat and Tamworth.
Punters are getting good value throughout the card on Sunday and we have our best value bets.
Sunday horse racing tips
Race 1. (12:30) Whitford Liquid Waste Maiden (1000m)
#6 – Mzuri Star – Bet Now
The three-year-old filly is improving and coming off a tidy second placing at Bendigo. She sat on the pace and battled nicely behind Hot in Paris, which is good form.
There isn’t much depth to this field and the daughter of Zoustar is bred to handle most of these.
Watch for a market lead in the opener.
Race 2. (13:00) Ballarat Antenna Solutions Maiden (1200m)
#4 – Better Kick – Bet Now
It was a nice effort on debut from Better Kick and that form stacks up nicely. He ran fourth behind Divine Caprice, which could be Saturday-grade form.
The son of Scissor Kick was only a length behind the winner and he got back in the run. If he settles closer to the pace, that should give him a better chance to win.
Damien Oliver rides and that helps.
Race 3. (13:30) Evergreen Turf Maiden (2000m)
#7 – Staredown – Bet Now
The Maher/Eustace-trained gelding ran second at Hamilton last start and he’s capable of going one better this Sunday.
He was well-backed on that occasion and with Mark Zahra in the saddle, he’s going to get a nice trip in transit.
We’re expecting bookmakers to have him short in the betting.
Race 4. (14:00) Suez Maiden (1400m)
#1 – Arctic Wolf – Bet Now
Arctic Wolf is better than your average maiden and it’s his time to strike now. The Mike Moroney-trained gelding ran second to Chenier on debut and has run two big races for second since.
He’s becoming expensive for punters but this is a much easier maiden race and the son of Sebring has quality about him.
Anything around $2 is a good price.
Race 7. (15:30) Sportsbet BM64 (1200m)
#3 – Bones – Bet Now
Bones scored an upset win last start when scoring at odds of $15. The Mitchell Freedman-trained gelding scored narrowly after sitting just behind the leaders and it was a good effort.
The son of Eurozone gets the inside draw and that should enable him to settle close to the speed once again.
Each-way odds should be available for punters on race day.
Race 2. (12:45) Mannion Drilling Maiden (1200m)
#1 – Danebrook – Bet Now
Danebrook has made a consistent start to his career with three consecutive placings. The three-year-old ran second on this track two back and then placed at Scone earlier this month.
Those placings bode well and he has the best form coming into this race. Rory Hutchings takes the ride and he’s in good form this season.
Race 3. (13:25) Tab Maiden Plate (1400m)
#13 – Mother’s Day – Bet Now
Mother’s Day has made a nice start to her career and she won’t take long to break maiden grades.
The three-year-old filly owns four placings from five starts, including a last-start placing at Scone. That came against a field of 16 and she hit the line with real authority.
She should have won but punters can get the chocolates this time around.
Race 6. (15:22) Tooheys XXXX Gold BM58 (1200m)
#1 – Shamasu Sho – Bet Now
Shamasu Sho carries the big weight but he’s coming off a Highway Handicap run and that form bodes well for this.
He didn’t fire last start but his form prior included back-to-back wins at Armadale and Narromine. He had good support at Rosehill last start but dropping to BM58 grade is ideal.
Watch for a positive betting push.
Race 7. (15:56) Gunnedah Cup (1600m)
#9 – Herzegovina @ $3.60 – Bet Now
Herzegovina is knocking on the door after posting a second placing at Mudgee last start. He hasn’t won in awhile but his barrier speed is good and he could hang on here.
His best form comes on this track with four starts for a win and a placing. Drawing barrier two is ideal and 55.5kg on the back helps.
He’s a solid Gunnedah Cup chance.