We have expert betting tips for the cards this Sunday at Cranbourne and Dubbo.
There is plenty of value available with bookmakers at the Sunday meetings and we have our best bets across the two cards.
Sunday horse racing tips
Race 1. (12:25) Tab Cranbourne Cup Maiden (1600m)
#7 – Tour of Duty @ $2.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
We were surprised Tour of Duty didn’t finish closer fresh up, but he might have needed the run over a shorter distance than he prefers.
The four-year-old gelding was good enough to run in the Victoria Derby, so the class is there, and he should break maidens with ease this season.
$2.80 is a fair price given his upside.
Race 2. (12:55) Skye Excavations Maiden (1400m)
#12 – Cuban Link @ $3 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Cuban Link finished second on debut at Pakenham and we expect that form to stack up nicely this season.
The Greg Eurell-trained three-year-old had solid betting support at $2.30 on debut, so the $3 available is generous comparatively.
Craig Williams rides, so punters should be confident.
Race 5. (14:40) Frankston Sand Soil & Mix Maiden (1200m)
#2 – Chart Buster @ $2.45 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Most of the money has come for Chart Buster, who finished fourth at Sandown last start, and that is a good form race.
The son of Akeed Mofeed owns two placings from four starts, so it’s only a matter of time before he produces the goods on race day.
Barrier 12 is a concern over this distance, but class should take him close.
Race 7. (15:50) R&C Asphalt & Paving BM70 (1600m)
#4 – Michante @ $3.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Michante started his career with consecutive wins before finishing second by a nose at Pakenham last time out.
It was a good effort in defeat and she’s going to get all favours off the inside draw on Sunday. Punters also get value odds at $3.60, which is better than we thought we would get.
We expect her to fight back immediately.
Race 2. (12:20) Ray White Rural Maiden (1000m)
#5 – Raoul @ $2.70 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Raoul scored five placings from five starts last campaign, so he deserves a winning turn this season.
The four-year-old son of Kermadec ran third at Warwick Farm last start, which followed a third placing at Randwick, so having form in the city is ideal.
He should be putting this field away.
Race 4. (13:35) Kings Hall Jewellers C3 Handicap (1600m)
#4 – Ollivander @ $4.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The six-year-old gelding is a three-time winner from 35 starts, but his best form comes at Dubbo.
He owns a win and two placings from five attempts at Dubbo, so he enjoys the track, and he has yet to finish worse than third over this distance.
Barrier 11 is the only concern, but he only needs luck.
Race 6. (14:45) XXXX Dry C1 Handicap (1300m)
#1 – Vital Verse @ $2.45 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Vital Verse looked good when running second fresh up at Narromine, and he should improve with the run under his belt.
The four-year-old son of Medaglia D’oro is unbeaten at Dubbo, and he has yet to finish worse than second over this distance, so the stats read well.
His opening odds of $3.40 were taken quickly, so the $2.40 could firm.
Race 9. (16:30) Dubbo City Gold Cup (1600m)
#10 – From the Bush @ $6.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
From the Bush is the loose favourite for the Gold Cup at $6.50, which is a value price for a talented type.
The five-year-old owns five wins and four placings from 12 starts, including two wins from two starts at Dubbo.
We’re happy with the odds on offer, and we expect them to firm over the weekend.
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.