We have expert betting tips for the cards this Sunday at Kilmore and Taree.
There is plenty of value available with bookmakers at the Sunday meetings and we have our best bets across the cards.
Sunday horse racing tips
Race 1. (13:35) Hanson Cleaning Services Maiden (1600m)
#10 – Starion @ $2.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Starion looks set to break through after posting two placings from three starts. The three-year-old son of Dundeel finished third behind Wangoom last start, which is an excellent form guide.
He isn’t facing the strongest field and the stable should have him ready to fire, hence the short odds available.
It could pay to watch for late betting moves.
Race 2. (14:10) Next Payments Maiden (1100m)
#11 – Nice for What @ $4.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Nice for What owns three second placings from six starts, including a placing at Ballarat last time out.
The three-year-old filly was only a length behind a nice type and we thought she would be shorter in the betting.
Barrier 12 doesn’t make it easy, but she has some class.
Race 5. (16:00) MC Labour BM70 (1200m)
#6 – The Billionaire @ $2.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
We’re not sure what happened with The Billionaire last start, but it was too bad to be true.
The Freedman-trained four-year-old pulled up with issues, which could explain the effort. We’re prepared to look past that and go on his previous win at Morphettville.
He scored by 2.3 lengths against a smart field, so he should push forward and go close.
Race 7. (17:10) Bet365 Kilmore Cup (1600m)
#5 – Imperial Lad – $3.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Form is with Imperial Lad, who scored by 2.5 lengths at Moonee Valley two back before running 1.5 lengths behind the winner at Mornington.
Getting the inside draw with 54kg on his back is ideal, so we’re not surprised by the odds. He rates well and he handles all track conditions.
Race 1. (13:30) Bakewell Haulage C1 Handicap (1250m)
#5 – Thunder Moon @ $2.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Thunder Moon was upset as a $1.75 favourite at Grafton last start, but he shouldn’t have lost any admirers.
The three-year-old gelding was a winner on debut at Murwillumbah by a half-length and anything close to that effort would be good enough.
$2.80 is a price worth taking for a nice type in the making.
Race 3. (14:40) Marvellous Stuart Smith Maiden (1000m)
#8 – Compassionate @ $3.10 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Most of the money has come for Compassionate, who owns two placings from four career starts.
The three-year-old filly comes off a trial win at Muswellbrook, which should top her off nicely for this race.
She opened at $4.40 and her odds have firmed into $3.10, which is a sizable move for the daughter of Into Mischief.
Race 5. (15:55) Sky Racing World Country Maiden (1400m)
#3 – Mr Eighty Eight @ $3 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Mr Eighty Eight owns five placings from six starts and it’s only a matter of time before he breaks through for the win.
The five-year-old son of Tavistock owns three of those placings at Taree, so he knows the track well and that holds him in good stead.
Getting the inside draw is ideal and punters can still get a value price with bookmakers.
Race 7. (17:14) Stacks Law Firm Taree Cup (2000m)
#1 – Charmmebaby @ $4.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The five-year-old mare is a six-time winner, and although she can be inconsistent, she is good enough to win the Taree Cup.
She owns a win and a placing at Taree and despite finishing sixth at Newcastle last start, her win prior is a better form guide when beating Standing Bear.
The rise in distance shouldn’t do her chances any harm.
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.