We have expert betting tips for the cards this Thursday at Scone 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. (13:15) Inglis Millennium @ Randwick Handicap (900m)
#7 – Mezinjit @ $2.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Punters are best to forget about her most recent run at Wyong, where she didn’t get many favours.
The two-year-old filly returned this preparation with a trial win at Tamworth, and it came easily by four lengths.
Drawing barrier three is ideal and we’re not surprised by the $2.60 available.
Race 2. (13:50) Cressfield Maiden Handicap (900m)
#2 – Big Happiness @ $3.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Big Happiness is in the same boat as Mezinjit, and although disappointing last start, he showed pace in a recent trial.
The son of Poet’s Voice didn’t beat a runner home at Canterbury, but his 1.5-length trial win at Gosford was impressive.
$3.60 is a value price, and we’re expecting those odds to shorten.
Race 4. (15:05) 9 Days Until Inglis C2 (900m)
#7 – More Than A Samba @ $9 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The six-year-old gelding comes off back-to-back placings, and although at country level, he can rise to this occasion.
He is having his first start at Scone, but his last-start placing at Orange is a good betting guide. He was only 1.6 lengths off the winner, so punters get value odds here.
Race 6. (16:15) Inglis 2021 Classic Sale BM58 (1600m)
#6 – Jazirat @ $5 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Jazirat comes off a win at Muswellbrook and although it was on a heavy surface, she has plenty of upside.
The Jason Deamer-trained four-year-old capped off good form, which included a trials placing at Wyong.
Her turn-of-foot was impressive last start and if she can repeat that effort, she should go close.
Race 8. (17:30) Inglis 2021 Premier Sale BM66 (1100m)
#4 – Dalaalaat @ $3.70 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Dalaalaat is a former Lindsay Park-trained gelding that finished second at Albury last start, and he makes a new start in NSW here.
The son of Written Tycoon comes off solid trial efforts, including a third placing at Wyong. He has finished in the money in four of his six starts, so he’s a consistent type.
$3.70 for a speedy type is good shopping.
Race 1. (18:00) Iron Jack Australia Lagers Maiden (1200m)
#6 – Tramontana @ $2.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Lindsay Park lines up the two-year-old colt that hasn’t had any public trials, but the betting support is a good sign.
The well-bred son of Toronado opened at $4.20 and he was immediately shortened into $2.60. That is a significant move, and his odds could continue to firm.
Barrier two is ideal and Mark Zahra takes the ride.
Race 2. (18:30) Watch Live On Sportsbet Maiden (1200m)
#7 – Mr Vista @ $4.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Mr Vista showed ability when running second on debut and his subsequent runs have been solid enough.
The son of Show A Heart finished only two lengths behind the winner at Geelong last start, and form out of that race stacks up nicely.
Michael Walker rides and having a strong rider should help.
Race 3. (19:00) Tas Magic Millions Voucher Maiden (1600m)
#2 – Fighter @ $2.05 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Fighter has been tough for punters to back after four consecutive second placings to open his account.
The consistent son of Lord Kanaloa deserves a win and although he has had chances, he faced a tough field at The Valley last start.
$2.05 is a fair price given what he has started as in his career to date.
Race 6. (20:30) John Duff & Co BM64 (1400m)
#1 – Café Tortoni @ $3.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Café Tortoni capped off consistent form to win at Warrnambool last start and he could go back-to-back.
The five-year-old by Reset is a three-time winner and seven-time placegetter, so he’s rarely far away from the prize.
His best form comes at this distance, and the inside draw is ideal. Expect a positive effort from the favourite.
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.