We have expert betting tips for the cards this Sunday at Cranbourne and Dubbo.
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. (12:55) Member Appreciation Day Maiden (2600m)
#5 – Sweet Gold @ $1.60 – Bet Now
Punters have to take short odds for Sweet Gold, but she should be breaking maidens in style here.
The Chris Waller-trained five-year-old owns 11 placings from 15 starts, and she has been a touch unlucky throughout her career.
There are no superstars in this field and Sweet Gold should win the opener.
Race 2. (13:25) Claire Cook Maiden Plate (1200m)
#7 – Sarodec @ $5 – Bet Now
Richard Laming lines up the debutante, which has been specked at odds. The three-year-old colt wasn’t asked for much in a recent trial and that is a good sign.
Another good sign is the booking of Damien Oliver, who has a great record with debutantes. We’re expecting a good run and money continues to come.
Race 4. (14:35) David Dodson Maiden (1000m)
#3 – Hummalong @ $2.45 – Bet Now
Hummalong is a well-related mare by Hallowed Crown, that has placed in all four career starts.
The John McArdle-trained four-year-old ran second at Sale last time out behind Japery, and that form stacks up nicely in this grade.
It won’t take her long to win a race and she only needs luck from the wide draw.
Race 6. (15:40) Tab Long May We Play BM70 (2080m)
#3 – West Wind @ $3.90 – Bet Now
West Wind is knocking on the door of a victory after three consecutive placings. Her most recent efforts include a second placing at Moonee Valley and last start at Sandown.
She is a three-time winner from only eight starts, so the class is there despite going winless at her last five starts.
Improved track conditions would help and she deserves to be well-backed on Sunday.
Race 8. (16:40) Vale Ray Cleaver BM78 (1400m)
#9 – Chuck A Luck @ $4.20 – Bet Now
Chuck A Luck is a former New Zealand runner that has looked good since arriving in Australia last season.
The Busuttin/Young-trained gelding scored four starts back and followed that up with a second placing at Caulfield. The form out of that race bodes well and dropping in grade will help.
He didn’t show much at Sandown last start but he always improves with a run under the belt.
Race 9. (17:15) Patrick McGuire BM64 (1200m)
#9 – Double Impact @ $3.60 – Bet Now
Double Impact is an exciting gelding from New Zealand that took on top company last season.
The son of Darci Brahma finished fifth at Group 1 level last start and he owns form around some of New Zealand’s best age-group thoroughbreds.
With William Pike in the saddle and facing a moderate field, Double Impact is the bet of the day.
Race 1. (12:05) Kings Hall Jewellers Maiden (1400m)
#2 – Powerwolf @ $2.80 – Bet Now
Bjorn Baker lines up the son of Mongolian Khan that looked solid in a recent trial. He is bred to stay, but there is good betting support and it’s not the hardest maiden field.
Punters should always take notice of well-backed Baker runners, so add Powerwolf to the list at Dubbo.
Expect a tidy effort from a good barrier draw.
Race 3. (13:20) Iron Jack Country Only Maiden (1000m)
#8 – Leave Me Be @ $3 – Bet Now
Leave Me Be is a three-year-old filly that ran second at Scone on debut and she should be winning soon.
The Sue Grills-trained runner was 3.8 lengths behind the winner, but she hit the line nicely and she will strengthen up from the outing.
Carrying 55kg and jumping from barrier five could be enough.
Race 6. (15:05) Dubbo RSL Club Resort BM58 (1300m)
#7 – Spiranac @ $2.70 – Bet Now
Spiranac is coming off back-to-back wins and she could win again. The daughter of Magic Albert won by two lengths at Tamworth before winning by two lengths at Taree.
It is good form coming into this race and she gets the benefit of a 2kg claim from Reece Jones. That could be the difference and she looks well-placed to score.
Race 8. (16:24) Dubbo Gold Cup (1600m)
#14 – Emanuela @ $12 – Bet Now
Emanuela might not be in form, but she is capable on her day and punters are getting value odds.
The Paul Messara-trained five-year-old is a four-time winner that owns three wins over this distance.
She has yet to run at Dubbo, but the change in scenery could do her some good. The $12 is worth taking as an upset chance.
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.