We have expert betting tips for the cards this Thursday at Wyong and Gawler.
There is plenty of value available with bookmakers at the Thursday meetings and we pick out the best selections.
Thursday horse racing tips
Race 2. (13:00) Sky Racing Maiden Handicap (1350m)
#6 – Mister Ripley @ $2.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The five-year-old gelding has had 18 starts without a win, but the son of Akeed Mofeed could finally breakthrough on Thursday.
He comes off back-to-back second placings at Taree and Tamworth, and he was only a short margin behind the winner last start.
3kg comes off his back and we’re not surprised by the odds.
Race 3. (13:35) Ryan’s Metal Roofing Maiden (1600m)
#4 – Kouklara @ $3.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Kouklara owns two second placings from five starts and one of them came last time out at Goulburn.
The three-year-old filly by Prince Cheri finished under a length behind the winner and we’re expecting that form to hold up nicely.
It’s not an overly strong maiden field and she could take advantage.
Race 4. (14:10) De Bortoli Wines Maiden (1350m)
#2 – Barrichello @ $2.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Barrichello is looking to cap off three consecutive placings and he has been facing tough maiden fields to date.
The Chris Waller-trained son of Sebring ran third behind Silly Point at Randwick last start and he hit the line nicely, so rising in distance looks right up his alley.
Barrier two is ideal and punters should be happy with the $2.90.
Race 6. (15:25) Carlton Wyong Cup BM64 (1100m)
#9 – Sniper Legend @ $3 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Sniper Legend has had three starts for a win and two second placings, so it has been a consistent start to his career.
The Matthew Vella-trained two-year-old won at Hawkesbury two starts back before finishing second behind the unbeaten Cueillir. It’s a strong form guide and he has obvious ability.
Barrier 10 is a concern over this distance, but we wouldn’t leave him out of selections.
Race 8. (16:45) Wyong Next Meeting BM64 (1350m)
#6 – Lake Kastoria @ $2.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Looking to remain unbeaten after three starts is Lake Kastoria, who scored both wins at Hawkesbury.
The three-year-old filly by Contributer showed good fight when scoring last time out and that bodes well for this level of racing.
She has drawn to get a nice drag into the race and punters get fair odds from bookmakers.
Race 1. (12:35) Tab Maiden Plate (1506m)
#9 – If You Leave – Bet @ Sportsbet
The four-year-old mare owns three placings from 10 starts and she meets a field that’s there for the taking.
She comes off a second placing at Bordertown and that form should be good enough for this level of racing.
Anna Jordsjo takes the ride and punters could get each-way odds.
Race 3. (13:45) Xmas Party December Maiden (1100m)
#4 – Wondering Eye – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Richards-trained three-year-old wasn’t far behind them at Bordertown last start and he showed good barrier speed.
He finished second at Balaklava prior to that and although a long way from the winner, it should act as a good form guide this season.
Barrier two is ideal and he could break maiden grades in style.
Race 5. (14:55) Coopers Brewery BM62 (1706m)
#1 – Crypto Currency – Bet @ Sportsbet
Looking to cash in is Crypto Currency, who is already a five-time winner from 18 starts and he could add another to his record.
The four-year-old scored at Gawler earlier this preparation before running a game second at Morphettville behind Icecrusher.
It’s good form for this of racing and he looks like one of the better bets on the card.
Race 7. (16:15) Gawler Equine Pool BM56 (1200m)
#10 – La Rapide – Bet @ Sportsbet
La Rapide did everything wrong at the start last time out at Murray Bridge, so it could pay to overlook her most recent effort.
The four-year-old owns a win and a placing from seven starts and the win came at this distance last campaign.
Having Paul Gatt in the saddle is a bonus and we’re expecting a top bounce back effort.
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.