We have expert betting tips for the cards this Thursday at Geelong and Wagga.
There is plenty of value available with bookmakers at the Thursday meetings and we have our best bets across the cards.
Thursday horse racing tips
Race 1. (13:30) Bet365 Odds Protector Maiden (1118m)
#1 – Eros @ $2.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Eros is a two-year-old colt that cost $340,000. He looked good winning a recent jumpout and the early betting support is a good sign.
The son of Capitalist is from the same family as Malaguerra and Seabrook, so the family history checks out and Eros could continue the fine run.
He opened at $2.90 and has been positively backed, so put him on top.
Race 4. (15:00) Thomson Creek Maiden (2424m)
#9 – Vosmaeri @ $2.45 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Archie Alexander lines up the five-year-old mare who ran well over this distance at Geelong last start.
The daughter of Ocean Park tried to lead all the way but was run down in straight. It was still a good effort and punters should expect something similar.
It’s not the strongest staying field and Vosmaeri could take advantage.
Race 6. (16:00) Roderick Insurance Brokers BM64 (1218m)
#6 – Queen of Sass @ $2.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
There have been big bets placed on Queen of Sass to win following a one-length maiden victory at Wangaratta.
She got the better of a solid maiden field, so the form checks out and it capped off steady form from last season.
Getting the inside draw suits and her odds have firmed from an opening quote of $3.80.
Race 7. (16:30) Taxi Network Geelong BM58 (1118m)
#10 – Paper Dragon @ $3.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Paper Dragon scored an overdue win at Geelong last start and she’s a filly that could go back-to-back.
The three-year-old daughter of Charm Spirit had been threatening to win a race, so now that she has broken through, she should have her confidence levels up.
Dropping 4kg with the claim is ideal.
Race 2. (13:50) Jaegers Event Hire C2 Handicap (1000m)
#1 – Tap ‘n’ Run @ $5.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The four-year-old usually hits the ground running when fresh up from a spell, so we’re backing him at each-way odds.
He owns a win and a placing from two starts at Wagga, and he has finished in the money in three of his four starts over the distance.
The value is there and his last start fourth at Rosehill is an excellent form guide.
Race 3. (14:25) Iron Jack Summer Sprint (1200m)
#3 – Mr Moppett @ $2.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Mr Moppett was too good for them at Corowa and he has shown form around some smart types throughout his career.
The four-year-old son of Sizzling owns two placings at Wagga from as many attempts, so he has been right around the mark.
The five-time winner has the class edge and barrier three brings him into contention.
Race 6. (16:15) Bendigo Bank Maiden (1200m)
#18 – Blushing Mary @ $3.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The money came thick and fast on debut when running sixth at Wagga, but there is plenty of room for improvement.
The daughter of Dream Ahead was coming off a trial win on the track, but with that run under her belt, punters should expect a more professional outing.
$3.60 is a fair price from bookmakers, so it’s worth taking.
Race 8. (17:30) Wagga Marketplace C2 Handicap (1300m)
#2 – Galactic Warrior @ $3.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Galactic Warrior scored a win on debut at Canberra before disappointing at Moruya, but he wasn’t too far away from the winner.
The four-year-old son of Cluster looks to have potential and getting the inside draw with an apprentice claim could tips the scales in his favour.
His opening odds of $5 have been taken, so jump on the $3.90 while it’s available.
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.