We have expert betting tips for the cards this Thursday at Bendigo and Gosford.
There is plenty of value available with bookmakers at the Thursday meetings and we pick out the best selections.
Thursday horse racing tips
Race 1. (12:30) Bendigo Magazine Maiden (1300m)
#10 – Tern and Go @ $3.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Patrick Payne-trained two-year-old finished second on debut and there’s little wrong with that form going forward.
He was well-backed into $3.60 on that occasion and he showed good early speed before fighting on stoutly in the straight.
Barrier 10 shouldn’t be an issue and he has upside.
Race 2. (13:00) Silks Functions & Events Maiden (1300m)
#8 – Journalese @ $2.70 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The three-year-old filly is getting close to posting a win after back-to-back placings and she went awfully close at Echuca last start.
She was only a nose behind Delusional over 1100m and rising in distance is ideal, so we’re expecting a tidy effort in this company.
Punters get value odds and she should live up to expectations.
Race 5. (14:30) Apiam Animal Health BM64 (2400m)
#1 – Prince Alby @ $5 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Prince Alby capped off solid form with a win at Geelong last start and he’s good enough to kick on with the job.
The seven-year-old son of Monaco Consul has been primed with a trial placing at Traralgon and he does his best racing over this distance. He owns four wins and four placings from 10 starts over 2400m, so he shouldn’t be overlooked.
2kg comes off his back and $5 is a good price.
Race 7. (15:30) Avis Bendigo Car Rent C1 (1500m)
#1 – House Spouse @ $1.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
House Spouse didn’t have much luck on debut but it mattered for nothing as he kicked away for a comfortable victory.
The three-year-old handled the heavy conditions with a 6.3-length victory, which created a big impression at this level.
He’s clearly capable and punters should take the $1.80 available before it shortens.
Race 8. (16:00) The Big Screen Company BM64 (1300m)
#2 – Influential Jack @ $3.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Form is with Influential Jack, which comes off back-to-back placings at Sandown. The four-year-old was only a length behind the winner last start and drops in grade for this contest.
He is going to be tough to beat and we thought bookmakers would have him much shorter in betting markets.
$3.40 for a runner dropping in grade is good money and his weight is helped by the 1.5kg claimer.
Race 1. (12:50) Gosford It Maiden Handicap (1000m)
#8 – Tight Ropes @ $2.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Tight Ropes has yet to win from 13 starts, but the Chris Waller-trained filly demands attention against this level of opposition.
The daughter of Brazen Beau finished fourth at Hawkesbury last start in heavy conditions, so she handles the wet and conditions are similar here.
Carrying 55.5kg is ideal and we’re expecting her to win.
Race 2. (13:25) Central Coast Granite Maiden (1200m)
#9 – Misty Dreams @ $2.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Misty Dreams wasn’t beaten too far on debut at Warwick Farm and she can improve on her third placing.
The Peter and Paul Snowden-trained daughter of Sebring had solid betting support on debut behind Sky Command, which has since won again.
It’s a good form guide and punters have taken the early odds available.
Race 4. (14:45) Industree Group C1 Handicap (1600m)
#2 – Game Theory @ $2.05 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Most of the early money has come for Game Theory, which isn’t surprising. The three-year-old son of So You Think got back to form when running second last start and he’s getting close to another win.
He has figured in the finish in four of his six starts and drawing barrier two should see him ride the speed and show a good kick.
The odds are short but we’re happy to take them.
Race 6. (15:55) Pluim Group BM64 (1100m)
#8 – Sniper Legend @ $2.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Sniper Legend could continue his winning ways after breaking through at Hawkesbury last time out.
The Matthew Vella-trained two-year-old scored by 1.5 lengths in heavy conditions and he should relish the sting out of the track again.
Jason Collett rides and we’re confident of his chances.
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.