We have expert betting tips for the cards this Thursday at Ballarat and Gosford.
Punters are getting good value throughout the card on Thursday and we have our best value bets.
Thursday horse racing tips
Race 1. (13:00) Boss Security Maiden (2100m)
#4 – Cake Walker @ $4.40 – Bet Now
Cake Walker is getting close to a win after improving to run third at Swan Hill last time out.
The Maher/Eustace-trained three-year-old has been going through her gears but rising in distance is only going to help.
There has been some specking for her throughout the week and that’s a good sign.
Race 3. (14:00) Craigs Royal Hotel Maiden (1200m)
#8 – Jenni Bad Cat @ $1.95 – Bet Now
David Brideoake lines up the three-year-old filly that ran well for fourth on debut. She settled far back in the run and had too much to do in the straight.
It’s a good run for the future and punters have cottoned on early. Her odds have been snapped up and the daughter of Savabeel should be going close.
She should score a breakthrough win shortly.
Race 4. (14:30) Polytrack Maiden Plate (1400m)
#5 – Stretto @ $2 – Bet Now
Stretto is getting closer to a win and this race looks right up his alley. The three-year-old colt owns four second placings from five starts and he’s due.
The son of Nicconi is bred to show early speed, and he has done that, but he finds one better. However, he’s the class type in this field and the $2 is a fair price.
Race 5. (15:00) Porter Plant BM64 (1400m)
#7 – Dee Keepa @ $3.40 – Bet Now
The former New Zealand runner has had two starts in Australia and she’s getting close to a win.
She finished second at Ballarat last time out and she was able to sit on the speed and battle gamely in the straight.
Her NZ form is good enough to win at this level and now is a good time to strike.
Race 7. (16:00) Sportsbet Money Men Podcast BM70 (1000m)
#5 – Lady Solly @ $3.50 – Bet Now
Lady Solly is getting close to posting a win this preparation and she strikes an even lineup here.
The four-year-old placed twice at Moonee Valley before running second at Echuca. That’s very good form for this level of racing and her barrier speed is a massive asset.
She’ll likely ping the barriers and over the 1000m, they could have a tough time catching her.
Race 1. (12:35) Kentan Machinery Maiden (1600m)
#6 – Namazu @ $3.50 – Bet Now
Namazu didn’t lose any admirers when running second at Kembla Grange against similar opposition.
The two-year-old colt ran 1.8 lengths behind the winner when beating race rival Switch Play. They’re both at the same odds, so the $3.50 for Namazu is better value.
James Cummings rarely comes away without success at these meetings.
Race 2. (13:10) Signarama Gosford Maiden (1000m)
#1 – Archery Butts @ $2.20 – Bet Now
We’re going with another Cummings-trained runner in Archery Butts. He hasn’t shot the target yet, but he has faced some quality opposition.
He ran behind Sebrakate and Sizzlefly last year, with both runners winning at stakes level since. He won a trial to prepare for this race and he’s a standout bet.
The $2.20 could firm into an odds-on quote.
Race 3. (13:50) BJ Howes C1 Handicap (1200m)
#1 – Great News @ $1.95 – Bet Now
It was great news for punters last start at Wyong, as the filly scored comfortably. The 1.3-length win was a professional display and she could kick on with it.
We’re not surprised by the early money coming her way and punters might double down on her success.
Watch the market with interest as a drift wouldn’t be ideal.
Race 5. (15:05) Luux Properties Maiden (1100m)
#6 – Land of Valens @ $2.15 – Bet Now
Land of Valens has good trial form and Gerald Ryan knows how to prepare juveniles. The two-year-old won a trial at Rosehill to prepare and that bodes well.
His two trial performances have come around some nice types and racing midweek should be ideal.
The early support is there and we’re expecting that to continue.