We have expert betting tips for the cards this Sunday at Ballarat and Hawkesbury.
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. (12:40) Eureka Concrete Maiden (1000m)
#6 – Flying Artist @ $3.10 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Flying Artist is drifting with bookmakers, but the three-year-old gelding should be better for his debut effort.
The son of Flying Artie ran third behind Madame Bolli at Sale, and that form has since been franked at higher levels.
It’s not a strong maiden field, so we’re confident.
Race 3. (13:50) Cervus Equipment Maiden (1400m)
#12 – Lastar @ $3 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Lastar comes off back-to-back second placings and he is firmly knocking on the door of a maiden win.
The McEvoy-trained three-year-old ran second at Benalla last time out, which followed a solid effort behind Silver Boots at Echuca.
Barrier 13 isn’t easy, but he has more ability than most.
Race 4. (14:25) Ingenia Parkside Lucas BM64 (1400m)
#4 – Tramontana @ $2.70 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The three-year-old colt ran third behind Cuban Link at Flemington last start, so that form bodes well for a Sunday at Ballarat.
He was coming off a win at Ballarat by two lengths, so his form checks out and getting an inside draw is ideal.
Punters get odds worth snapping up.
Race 6. (15:40) Porter Plant BM78 (1200m)
#4 – Ocular @ $7 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Ocular hasn’t been at his best this season, but we’re giving the Shea Eden-trained runner one more chance.
The five-year-old is talented at best, and although only sixth at Moonee Valley last start, that came behind the smart Lombardo.
$7 is a value price from bookmakers and he could get back to his best.
Race 7. (16:15) Hygain Winners Choice BM64 (1600m)
#13 – Villaden @ $3.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Villaden scored by 2.3 lengths on debut at Benalla, which is an excellent form guide.
The Chris Waller-trained son of Tavistock was backed into an odds-on quote, so the ability is clearly there with this runner.
$3.50 is a much better price, so punters get value.
Race 2. (13:30) Tab Provincial Maiden (1400m)
#8 – Oh Golly Gosh – Bet @ Sportsbet
The four-year-old mare turned her form around when running second at Hawkesbury last start, so expect something similar.
She was just under a length behind the winner, which was a much better effort than her seventh fresh up at Hawkesbury.
Having Jason Collett in the saddle helps, so put her on top.
Race 4. (14:40) Independent Liquor Group C1 (1400m)
#6 – Classic Train – Bet @ Sportsbet
Classic Train scored a win on debut at Newcastle before placing in two subsequent runs at Goulburn.
The former New South Wales-based runner didn’t show much in two trials at Rosehill before switching trainers, so that could have something to do with it.
Getting the inside draw is ideal and punters should get each-way odds.
Race 5. (15:15) XXXX Gold Maiden (1100m)
#10 – Californiasilencer – Bet @ Sportsbet
Looking to cap off consecutive second placings is Californiasilencer, who showed a good turn-of-foot at Hawkesbury last start.
The Snowden-trained daughter of I Am Invincible hasn’t faced easy maiden fields to date, so she should find this more to her liking.
She will get back from the draw, but watch for her late.
Race 6. (15:53) Lander Toyota BM64 (1100m)
#11 – Huzzah – Bet @ Sportsbet
Huzzah made a good start to her career with a win at Kembla Grange. She got the better of Verbek, so the form stacks up.
The James Cummings-trained filly gets every chance with 55kg on her back, and although stablemate Siege might attract interest with bookmakers, we’re with Huzzah.
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.