We have expert betting tips for the cards this Sunday at Cranbourne and Hawkesbury.
Sunday racing is a great time to find value in Australian racing and we have our best value bets this week.
Sunday horse racing tips
Race 1. (12:40) Dirt Rock Civil BM70 (1400m)
#1 – Pioneer River @ $3.70 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Lindsay Park-trained colt is talented and although he has only one win to his name, he should be adding to it soon.
He is a son of Snitzel that ran third at Moonee Valley last start and drawing barrier three is an ideal position here.
Punters are getting good odds and he is worth following at this level.
Race 3. (13:50) Frankston Sand & Soil BM64 (2025m)
#4 – Excelman @ $2.05 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Excelman is coming off a second placing at Cranbourne and he was looking good before pulling up in a non-race last start.
The Richard Laming-trained four-year-old scored a win fresh up but was disqualified, so he hasn’t had the best of luck this season.
However, he owns the talent needed to take out this race.
Race 4. (14:25) No Fuss Event Hire Maiden (1200m)
#13 – War General @ $4.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
War General is on debut for Team Hawkes after looking good in a recent jumpout at Flemington.
The son of Love Conquers All didn’t show much in a trial at Rosehill, but that came on an unsuitable heavy surface.
William Pike takes the ride and that is a good sign.
Race 6. (15:40) Procon Apache Cat Classic (1000m)
#7 – Ancestry @ $2.45 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Ancestry is a five-time winner from 10 starts that scored impressively at Caulfield last time out.
The 1.8-length victory holds him in good stead for this race and punters should have confidence in the consistent runner.
Dropping in distance is the only worry but the $2.45 is a fair price.
Race 8. (16:50) Cranbourne Cup (2025m)
#9 – Nonconformist @ $5.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Punters were disappointed with Nonconformist last start but not a lot went her way. The son of Rebel Raider had made a good start to his career with three wins and four placings from eight starts.
Winning the Cranbourne Cup isn’t out of his reach and we’re not surprised at the odds. He could have been shorter, so punters should take the $5.50.
Expect an improved performance this time around.
Race 2. (13:45) Celebrate Xmas At HRC BM68 (1600m)
#3 – Glamour Fox – Bet @ Sportsbet
Glamour Fox could take advantage of the small field and she is coming off an impressive placing at Kembla Grange.
The Clare Cunningham-trained mare is a two-time winner from 17 starts and she won her only start on this track.
Facing a field of four shouldn’t dent her chances.
Race 3. (14:20) Tab Maiden Handicap (1600m)
#1 – Fields of Honour – Bet @ Sportsbet
Coming off three consecutive placings to start his career is Fields of Honour, which should be well-backed to win.
The three-year-old colt is bred to handle the rise in distance and the son of Tavistock should be a leading contender.
Having Jason Collett in the saddle helps and he should give him every chance.
Race 5. (15:35) Superstars of Country BM64 (1000m)
#4 – Belluci Babe – Bet @ Sportsbet
Belluci Babe was upset as the firm favourite last start but we are prepared to give her another chance.
The Bjorn Baker-trained mare finished a half-head behind the winner at Wyong, which followed a debut win.
She has the ability and conditions are ideal on Sunday.
Race 7. (16:55) Lander Toyota Ladies Day Maiden (1300m)
#8 – All At Sea – Bet @ Sportsbet
All At Sea is on debut for Team Freedman and she has shown enough ability at the trials to warrant attention.
The daughter of Criterion ran second at the Rosehil trials last start, which is always going to be a good form guide for Sunday racing at Hawkesbury.
Look at betting markets for a guide, but she should be well-backed on race day.
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.