We have expert betting tips for the cards this Sunday at Kyneton and Bairnsdale.
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. (13:00) Bet365 Top Tote Maiden (1212m)
#4 – Ice Ice Baby @ $5 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Ice Ice Baby comes into this race with back-to-back placings and he is well-placed to score.
The son of Reward For Effort finished third on debut at Moe before running only a neck behind the winner at Ballarat.
The form out of that race should stack up nicely and we’re confident of his chances.
Race 3. (14:10) Bendigo Service Centre Maiden (1212m)
#14 – To The Barricades @ $2.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Michael Kent lines up the four-year-old mare that is talented and she should be breaking maiden grades soon.
The daughter of Fighting Sun finished second on debut at Cranbourne and there was merit in her performance for fourth last start.
Drawing barrier 14 isn’t ideal but the money is on and she should give a good sight.
Race 5. (15:20) Iron Jack Maiden (1875m)
#9 – Reliable Dude @ $3.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Reliable Dude looked good late at Ballarat and rising up 475m in distance looks ideal for the son of Reliable Man.
The three-year-old hit the line behind Can’t Take A Trick, and we are expecting that form to stack up nicely.
Drawing barrier three is ideal and punters are getting each-way odds.
Race 7. (16:30) Tac Be Races Ready BM64 (1469m)
#5 – Influential Jack @ $3.10 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Ellerton/Zahra team lines up Influential Jack, which enters on the back of consecutive placings.
He finished second at Ballarat last time out when rising to 1400m, and covering extra ground won’t be an issue.
He has finished in the money in five of his 10 starts, so stick with him.
She is well-weighted and ready to win.
Race 2. (13:45) Bonaccord Freightliners Maiden (1600m)
#14 – Divine Rule – Bet @ Sportsbet
Divine Rule hasn’t made the most consistent start to her career but she looked good when running second at Pakenham.
The Freedman-trained three-year-old didn’t back it up at Cranbourne last start but she gets weight off her back here, so consider.
Race 3. (14:20) Frais Farms Maiden (1200m)
#13 – Mysterious Art – Bet @ Sportsbet
Mysterious Art could pay value odds with bookmakers and he is a colt that could rise through the grades.
The three-year-old son of Wandjina finished third at Kilmore two back before running fourth at Echuca. That form is solid enough to go close here, and a senior rider is in the saddle.
Look for each-way odds from bookmakers.
Race 5. (15:35) Bet365 Protest Promise R58 (2200m)
#6 – Hello My Friend – Bet @ Sportsbet
Hello My Friend is a five-time winner that could get back to her best on Sunday. She was a winner six starts back and hasn’t been too far behind them of late.
Her effort for third at Kyneton was solid last start and dropping back in distance shouldn’t do her any harm.
Race 6. (16:10) Lord D Thompson Cup BM58 (1600m)
#11 – Kobe Princess – Bet @ Sportsbet
Kobe Princess is coming off back-to-back second placings and she is every chance of going one better.
The five-year-old mare is a two-time winner from 29 starts, but she also owns 12 placings. That consistency could be rewarded and having Dylan Dunn in the saddle helps.
Punters should expect a solid effort.
Race 7. (16:40) Bulmer Farms BM58 (1000m)
#2 – Tsar Star – Bet @ Sportsbet
Tsar Star looked good during his first campaign, which included a win at Stony Creek and two placings.
The Shane Stockdale-trained son of Star Witness won by a length on debut and that form has stacked up nicely since.
He doesn’t meet a high quality field here and he could take advantage.
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.