We have expert betting tips for the cards this Thursday at Kyneton and Coffs Harbour.
There is always plenty of value with bookmakers on Thursday and we have our best value bets this week.
Thursday horse racing tips
Race 1. (13:30) Hygain Maiden Plate (1112m)
#3 – Gutsy @ $3 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Gutsy is looking to cap off four consecutive second placings with a win and we’re backing him in.
The Ellerton/Zahra-trained four-year-old owns eight placings from 10 starts and although yet to win, it’s only a matter of time.
Punters get each-way odds and they are worth taking.
Race 2. (14:00) Bet365 Top Tote Plus Maiden (1212m)
#12 – Taylor’s Dream @ $2.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Taylor’s Dream was beaten as an odds-on favourite last start, but there is plenty of improvement to come.
The Maher/Eustace-trained filly owns one placing from four starts and she will appreciate the slightly longer distance.
$2.60 is a fair price and she could start much shorter on race day.
Race 4. (15:00) Cams Security Maiden (1875m)
#12 – Silk Jacket @ $2.10 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The four-year-old mare is extremely consistent after notching seven placings from 10 starts. She deserves a win and punters should be confident this week.
The daughter of Helmet ran second at Echuca two starts back before running third at Ararat, so it is good form coming into this race.
Barrier 11 won’t be an issue over this distance and John Allen takes the ride.
Race 7. (16:30) Bet365 Odds Protector BM58 (1112m)
#4 – Shorthand @ $2.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Lindsay Park lines up the three-year-old filly that scored nicely on debut at Benalla. The filly won by just under a length and she could win again.
The daughter of Written Tycoon is bred to show early speed and she has stayed steady in the betting throughout the week.
$2.60 is worth taking as her odds could firm on race day.
Race 8. (17:00) Iron Jack BM58 (1212m)
#4 – Patented @ $4.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Patented has been around the mark throughout his career, which included a win four back and numerous placings.
The three-year-old son of Zoustar wasn’t too far behind them at Moe last start and that form should be a good guide.
Punters get value odds and they’re worth taking.
Race 1. (13:25) Sawtell Hotel Maiden (1200m)
#6 – Schiller Bay @ $2.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Schiller Bay has won both trials to prepare for this race and the betting support is a good sign.
The three-year-old son of Artie Schiller scored both wins at Port Macquarie, with the latest coming by 2.3 lengths.
Barrier four is ideal and he could start the day off in fine style.
Race 3. (14:40) Coffs City Cranes Maiden (1000m)
#6 – Superel @ $4.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Kris Lees lines up the three-year-old filly that finished second at Muswellbrook two back before running fourth at Gosford.
Both career starts have been solid efforts and it’s only a matter of time before she breaks through for the win.
She is a risky bet, but punters get odds worth taking.
Race 6. (16:25) Sawtell Golf Club BM66 (1200m)
#5 – Dreamtime Magic @ $6 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Punters get value odds for Dreamtime Magic, which ended her last campaign with consecutive wins.
The Matthew Dunn-trained mare scored wins at Ballina and Murwillumbah, so she has every chance to beat this field.
She finds form quickly in her campaign and with a win and three placings over this distance, the 1200m is ideal.
Race 8. (17:45) Coastal Wardrobes C1 Handicap (1300m)
#3 – Stonecold Flex @ $5 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Stonecold Flex is getting close to a win after producing some solid efforts at Port Macquarie this season.
The four-year-old son of Carlton House is only a one-race winner, but he owns five placings and he looks ready to score a win.
Racing at Coffs Harbour should help his cause and punters get odds worth taking in the final race on the card.
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.