We have expert betting tips for the cards this Thursday at Cranbourne and Kembla Grange.
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. (12:00) Designer Coolrooms Maiden (1000m)
#4 – Mirco – Bet @ Sportsbet
James Cummings lines up the two-year-old colt that should be close to breaking maiden ranks here.
The son of Medaglia D’oro comes off a third placing at Mornington and prior to that he finished third behind the highly-regarded Lightsaber at Flemington.
He has better form than any runner in this field and he should take advantage with Damien Oliver in the saddle.
Race 3. (13:00) Polytrack Maiden Plate (2060m)
#5 – Fine Weather – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Mitchell Freedman-trained gelding comes off a placing and it’s only a matter of time before he wins.
He is a son of Night of Thunder that owns two second placings from four starts and he’s bred to stay, so the 2060m looks ideal.
He was only two lengths behind the winner last start and that came over the mile, so respect over this distance.
Race 6. (14:30) Designer Coolrooms BM64 (1300m)
#4 – Optimizzer – Bet @ Sportsbet
Value should be with Optimizzer, which scored back-to-back wins last campaign and anything close to that form is good enough.
The four-year-old gelding returned this preparation with a tidy sixth at Mornington and that should have him in good order for this contest.
We’re expecting bookmakers to have value odds available on race day.
Race 7. (15:00) O’Brien Real Estate BM64 (1000m)
#2 – Yulong Island – Bet @ Sportsbet
The three-year-old gelding owns two wins and three placings from nine starts, so he’s rarely too far away from the prize.
He scored a win at Geelong two back before running fourth at Sandown. That came in February, so he has been given time to mature.
We’re expecting that form to stack up nicely at this level and he handles wet tracks, so put on top.
Race 8. (15:30) Tab Long May We Play BM64 (1000m)
#5 – Yulong Phelps – Bet @ Sportsbet
Yulong Phelps got the job done nicely on debut at Swan Hill and he should return as a stronger colt.
The well-bred son of Written Tycoon scored by 3.3 lengths over 975m, which isn’t easy to do over such a short distance.
The form behind isn’t any good, but he won with ease and we’re expecting him to rise through the grades in style this season.
Race 1. (11:45) Frank Powyer Maiden (1400m)
#2 – Mystic Rebel – Bet @ Sportsbet
Mystic Rebel finished second on debut at Randwick and she has every chance to improve on that position.
The three-year-old daughter of Dissident went down by a narrow margin to Silly Point, which looks to have a nice future. It’s a good form guide and she won’t have to do much work off the inside draw.
The market will be a good guide, but expect short odds.
Race 3. (12:55) Ron Quinton Maiden (1000m)
#6 – Girl Mania – Bet @ Sportsbet
Girl Mania comes off back-to-back second placings and there is little wrong with that form.
The Jean Dubois-trained two-year-old recorded both placings at Kembla Grange and having experience on this track bodes well.
Carrying 55kg helps and we expect her to be fighting out the finish.
Race 5. (14:10) David Green BM68 (1300m)
#2 – No Impediment – Bet @ Sportsbet
No Impediment is already a three-time winner from seven starts and he demands attention at this level of racing.
The five-year-old scored a win at Goulburn two back before battling on nicely for fourth at Kembla Grange last start. It was a solid effort in defeat and we think he can bounce back.
Punters should get each-way odds to enjoy on race day.
Race 7. (15:25) Gordon Spinks BM64 (1000m)
#5 – Stormborn – Bet @ Sportsbet
Stormborn scored a narrow win at Hawkesbury last start and she’s capable of going back-to-back.
The Mark Newnham-trained daughter of Headwater had been taking on tough company in Sydney, including running fifth behind Kinloch and Sixgun at Randwick.
It’s solid form for a midweek contest and we wouldn’t be leaving her out of calculations.
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.