We have expert betting tips for the cards this Thursday at Wyong and Pakenham.
Punters can find excellent value at the midweek meetings and we have identified the best value runners.
Thursday horse racing tips
Race 1. (12:55) Former Mem NSW Parliament Maiden (1100m)
#5 – Bitcoin Baby @ $2.10 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Bitcoin Baby comes off a trial at Rosehill and it should be good form for her debut effort at Wyong.
The Ryan/Alexiou-trained two-year-old has been heavily backed in early markets and that is typically a good sign for debutantes.
The inside draw is ideal and it could pay to keep an eye on betting markets.
Race 2. (13:35) My Local Broker Maiden (1350m)
#1 – Jimmy’s Dream @ $2.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
It’s now or never for Jimmy’s Dream, which owns five placings from five starts. He has had numerous chances to win and he should go well again.
The Waterhouse/Bott-trained three-year-old comes off a second placing at Goulburn, which followed a second placing at Newcastle.
3kg comes off his back and that could make the difference.
Race 5. (15:25) Wyong Club Group C1 (1200m)
#2 – Cream Rises @ $3.10 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Cream Rises got the job done on debut at Gosford and it came by 4.8 lengths, so it was a classy performance.
The three-year-old son of Fastnet Rock is a well-bred type that went under the radar on debut. It’s not the same case here and all eyes will be on the favourite.
Expect another good effort against a harder field.
Race 6. (16:05) The Bobbi Jo Dillion BM64 (1350m)
#8 – Vanderland @ $5.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Vanderland didn’t fire at Kembla Grange last start but his form prior included a win and multiple placings.
The Bjorn Baker-trained gelding scored at Kembla Grange in March and he should get every chance to show his best form on Thursday.
Punters get value each-way odds.
Race 2. (18:00) Grants Plumbing Maiden (1100m)
#5 – Distant Lover @ $1.95 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Peter Moody lines up the three-year-old that went close at Pakenham last start. She finished second by a half-length and we’re expecting that form to stack up nicely.
The daughter of Dissident gets some weight relief for this run and although her odds are fluctuating, she should start as the odds-on favourite.
Race 3. (18:30) A1 Civil Maiden Plate (1400m)
#12 – Tipperary Lass @ $4.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Tipperary Lass didn’t do much wrong when finishing fourth fresh up and that form should hold up well.
The Lindsay Park-trained looks to have improvement and rising to the 1400m distance should suit the filly by Nicconi.
It could pay to watch betting markets for Tipperary Lass.
Race 5. (19:30) Robertson Wouters BM64 (1200m)
#2 – Eau Chaude @ $2.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The three-year-old gelding scored on debut at Mornington before rising significantly in class at Moonee Valley and Caulfield.
He ran third behind Written Beauty at The Valley before running fifth behind Curran last time out, which should be a good form race.
Barrier 10 isn’t ideal but the son of Headwater has the class edge over this field.
Race 6. (20:00) W Crawford Takes on Sportsbet C1 (1100m)
#4 – Martini Special @ $3.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Martini Special looked the goods when scoring on debut at Moe and her effort second-up at Moonee Valley was a solid outing.
The three-year-old daughter of Super One didn’t fire last start but she has enjoyed the break and should come back a stronger type.
Getting 2kg off her back is ideal and $3.90 is a fair price from bookmakers.
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.