We have expert betting tips for the cards this Thursday at Wyong and Pakenham.
There are always excellent value bets at the Thursday meetings and we have our best value bets available.
Thursday horse racing tips
Race 1. (13:10) HMA Group Maiden Handicap (1200m)
#2 – Explosive Truth @ $1.55 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Punters will have to take short odds for Explosive Truth but the four-year-old should be breaking through on Thursday.
The son of Spirit of Boom owns four second placings from seven starts and his recent trial form includes a second placing at Randwick.
He should push forward from barrier one and be tough to run down.
Race 3. (14:25) HMA Power Generation Maiden (2100m)
#9 – La Sagra @ $2.45 – Bet @ Sportsbet
La Sagra comes off a second placing at Newcastle and she has been going close but finding one better.
The James Cummings-trained three-year-old owns six placings from 10 starts and carrying 55.5kg should be ideal for this race.
We’re surprising she’s not favourite, so take the value available.
Race 5. (15:40) HMA Flow & Industrial C1 (1200m)
#1 – Mission Legend @ $7.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Mission Legend finished sixth fresh up and we’re expecting plenty of improvement with the run under his belt.
The three-year-old won his only start second-up and although he can produce a bad run, he shouldn’t be overlooked against this level of opposition.
$7.50 is well worth taking and he demands respect.
Race 6. (16:15) HMA Wear Solutions BM64 (1350m)
#2 – Saquon @ $2.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Saquon got the job done at Wyong by 4.5 lengths last start and that form is tough to overlook.
The Paul Perry-trained three-year-old looks set to rise through the grades and it’s good to see Tim Clark sticking with him.
The track conditions are different this time around but he should handle the good surface.
Race 7. (16:50) HMA Geotechnical BM64 (1000m)
#4 – Stoltz @ $5.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Stoltz was good enough to score back-to-back wins last preparation and his subsequent form was solid enough.
The Annabel Neasham-trained three-year-old comes off a third placing at Gosford and his effort for fourth at Newcastle prior was solid.
He is unbeaten in both attempts at Wyong, so punters should be confident. The $5.50 is well worth taking.
Race 1. (18:00) Iron Jack Australian Lager Maiden (1100m)
#1 – Akaka Falls @ $2.05 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Akaka Falls hasn’t been an ideal runner for win punters after five minor placings, but it’s only a matter of time before he breaks through.
The Lloyd Kennewell-trained three-year-old comes off a third placing at Mornington and although beaten, he shouldn’t have lost any admirers.
The inside draw is ideal and he could start as an odds-on favourite.
Race 2. (18:30) Spendthrift Australia Maiden (1200m)
#4 – Fac @ $2.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Greg Eurell-trained three-year-old gelding did well to run second on debut and there isn’t much wrong with that form.
He finished 2.5 lengths behind the winner and it was a good outing for experience and fitness. It will do him plenty of good on Thursday and he could use the inside draw to his advantage.
$2.80 is a fair price and he could start shorter.
Race 5. (20:00) APM Group BM70 (1100m)
#1 – Zipping Boy – Bet @ Sportsbet
Zipping Boy is a three-time winner from six starts and he finished close behind some smart types at Cranbourne last start.
The son of Squamosa wasn’t far behind Galenus and Ocular, which is excellent form for this race and his one-length win at Flemington is a good form guide.
He gets a valuable 2kg off his back and that helps with the weight.
Race 7. (21:00) Tyreright Pakenham BM64 (1600m)
#9 – Aphotic – Bet @ Sportsbet
Aphotic has been around the mark this preparation and another quality run could be on the cards.
The five-year-old gelding owns a win at this track and although fourth last start, he hasn’t too far behind the winner.
Barrier two is ideal and he should be able to track the speed and come into the race late. Zac Spain is a progressive jockey and he should provide an excellent steer.
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