We have expert betting tips for the cards this Thursday at Eagle Farm and Pakenham.
Punters can find great value this week and we have our best bets available for the two Thursday meetings.
Thursday horse racing tips
Race 1. (14:45) Tab Venue Mode C4 Handicap (1500m)
#3 – Boyles @ $2.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Boyles has scored two wins from five starts this preparation, and he is capable of winning again.
The five-year-old gelding comes off a win at Randwick, and Sydney form stacks up beautifully for midweek racing in Brisbane.
We thought he would be shorter than $2.80, so take the value available.
Race 2. (15:20) Hellbent First Crop C2 Handicap (1000m)
#2 – Ingear @ $1.35 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Punters won’t get rich backing Ingear, but she should be included in your horse racing multi-bet selections.
The Tony Gollan-trained mare should be winning this race, and she should be winning my multiple lengths.
The daughter of Dissident has faced tough opposition throughout her career, and there are no runners in this field that should keep up.
Race 3. (15:55) Sky Racing BM68 (1300m)
#5 – Scottish Mist @ $2.25 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Scottish Mist is classy at best and she should have enough in the tank to beat this field. She comes off a placing at Doomben, and she was good enough to win three consecutive races last preparation.
We are expecting that form to hold up well for this race, and we’re not surprised at the money coming for her.
After opening at $2.40, her odds have firmed into $2.25. That price should continue to firm throughout the week.
Race 6. (17:45) Mount Franklin BM70 (1800m)
#10 – Miss Penfold @ $6 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Miss Penfold doesn’t have the best form coming into this race, but the four-year-old mare shouldn’t be discounted.
She has been contesting harder fields and dropping to 54kg is ideal. The betting is the key here, and after opening at $7.50, steady money has come.
Watch markets on race day for a better guide.
Race 7. (18:20) BRC Giddy Up Club BM68 (1300m)
#5 – The Driller @ $4.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Driller kicked off his campaign with a fourth at Doomben, and we’re expecting that race to be a good form guide.
He is a two-time winner and four-time placegetter from nine starts, so he’s capable and ready to win again.
Drawing barrier nine isn’t ideal, but punters get value odds for the risk.
Race 1. (18:00) Red Gem Packers & Growers Maiden (1000m)
#7 – Avenue of Pleasure @ $2.10 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Avenue of Pleasure showed enough during her first campaign to warrant attention at this level.
The Graeme Begg-trained three-year-old finished fourth behind Personal and Parlophone at Flemington, which is a terrific form guide for midweek racing.
The money is on and she could start at an odds-on quote.
Race 3. (19:00) Tasmanian M.M. Vouchers Maiden (1400m)
#8 – Fuzz Buzz @ $3.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Luke Oliver-trained mare finished third in her two career starts to date, and she is capable of improving on that position.
She finished third behind Bottmingen and Dunvegan last time out, and that form could be franked both earlier in the week and earlier in the day.
Barrier 11 makes it harder, but she has ability on her side.
Race 4. (19:30) O’Brien Real Estate Maiden (1600m)
#7 – Butter Chicken @ $2 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Butter Chicken wasn’t far off cooking on debut at Cranbourne and she looks an excellent chance of winning on Thursday.
The three-year-old daughter of Savabeel was only a nose behind the winner, and she meets an easier field on this occasion.
The $2 is unlikely to last, so take the value on offer.
Race 7. (21:00) Evergreen Turf BM64 (1400m)
#4 – Office Jim @ $5 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Office Jim has enough talent to win this race, and he showed that when scoring at Kyneton to kick off this preparation.
The four-year-old gelding owns a win and placing from two starts at Pakenham, and he runs well over this distance.
His odds have held firm throughout the week, so expect value odds on Thursday.
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.