We have expert betting tips for the cards this Sunday at Mornington and Bathurst.
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. (12:55) Total Animal Supplies BM70 (2400m)
#1 – Prince Ziggy @ $3.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Prince Ziggy is knocking on the door after back-to-back second placings. The eight-year-old is a 10-time winner, so there is plenty of class there.
He has yet to run at Mornington from his 62 starts, but he likes the distance with four starts for a win and two placings.
It’s an even staying field, but he gets 3kg off his back.
Race 2. (13:25) Mount Popa BM70 (1500m)
#8 – Groovy Kinda Love @ $3.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Groovy Kind Love was good enough to score back-to-back wins last preparation, concluding with a two-length win at Pakenham.
Her two runs since were only fair, but she faced some tough types at Flemington last start. It’s much easier here and drawing barrier five is ideal.
We expect the $3.90 to firm.
Race 3. (14:00) Kenya BM70 (1000m)
#7 – Starry Legend @ $2.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The John Sadler-trained made a good start to his career with consecutive wins before running fourth at Caulfield behind Finance Tycoon.
He is a smart three-year-old who defeated some nice types during his first preparation, and he should return a better type.
2kg comes off his back, so consider.
Race 5. (15:15) Laverrod BM70 (1200m)
#3 – Steinem @ $3.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Steinem showed ability over more ground during her first preparation, but she has been well-supported over 1200m, which is a good sign.
The Maher/Eustace-trained mare won three back over the mile, so dropping to 1200m is a concern. However, she’s an adaptable type who has a nice turn-of-foot.
It could pay to watch late betting moves.
Race 6. (15:45) R.M. Ansett Classic (2400m)
#4 – Degraves @ $2.25 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Degraves is a different horse in the wet, so it could pay to keep an eye on track conditions.
The European import owns three wins from five starts on a soft track and is yet to place on a good surface. Early indications are that he’ll get conditions to suit, so expect a big effort.
His win at The Valley was superb, so put him on top.
Race 1. (13:10) Markey Saddlery Maiden (1500m)
#12 – Ting Tong @ $1.95 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Money has come for Ting Tong, who finished second on debut at Coffs Harbour behind Dalgarno.
The three-year-old gelding should derive plenty of benefit from that run, and after opening at $2.05, he has firmed into an odds-on quote.
Alysha Collett is riding in good form, which adds to his appeal.
Race 3. (14:20) Bathurst RSL Club C1 Handicap (1100m)
#3 – Vascotto @ $1.95 – Bet @ Sportsbet
We’re picking another short-priced favourite in Vascotto. The four-year-old mare scored at Wellington last start by 6.8 lengths, so it was emphatic.
She enjoyed the heavy conditions, and although the track is better on Sunday, she shouldn’t be worried.
It’s not the strongest field and she could take advantage.
Race 5. (15:33) Pearce’s Furniture/Bedding Maiden (1200m)
#1 – Circularity @ $4.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Circularity has yet to win or place from five starts, but the four-year-old could be ready to break through.
The son of Time for War did enough at Dubbo fresh up to warrant attention. He was only 3.6 lengths behind some solid types, so that form looks good for this.
Punters get value odds considering the risk.
Race 7. (16:47) Ray White Bathurst Cup (1800m)
#4 – From the Bush @ $4.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The five-year-old is a five-time winner from 13 starts, which is a respectable record for this level of racing.
He had his chance at Dubbo last start, but he’s a past winner at Bathurst and getting back to this track could help.
We think he has the class edge over this field, so we’re happy with the $4.80.
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.