We have expert betting tips for the cards this Thursday at Pakenham and Wyong.
There is always plenty of value with bookmakers on Thursday and we have our best value bets this week.
Thursday horse racing tips
Race 1. (18:00) Dahlsens Maiden Plate (1200m)
#10 – Sugartown @ $3.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Sugartown looked good when running second on debut at Kyneton and she could go one better on Thursday.
The Danny O’Brien-trained daughter of Shamus Award ran behind Vowmaster, which has subsequently won again.
The form lines read well and she should be competitive.
Race 2. (18:30) Sportsbet Same Race Multi Maiden (1200m)
#9 – Royal Gun Salute @ $3.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Phillip Stokes-trained gelding was only a length behind the winner last start, which followed consecutive placings to kick off his career.
He ran second on debut at Ballarat before going down by a nose at Moonee Valley. Both races hold him in good stead for this race, so he should go close.
Punters get value odds and drawing barrier four helps his chances.
Race 4. (19:30) Setting The Standard Maiden (1600m)
#9 – The Spaniard @ $5 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Punters haven’t had much luck with The Spaniard to date, but the Peter Moody-trained runner is fitter for recent racing.
The three-year-old son of Fastnet Rock ran fifth in a tough race on debut before disappointing last start. However, he’s better than that and we’re giving him another chance.
Race 6. (20:30) Red Gem Packers BM64 (1400m)
#11 – Vibrant Glider @ $2.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Stokes trained gelding is looking to go back-to-back after winning by 1.3 lengths on this track last start.
He was able to sit just off the pace before hitting the line strongly to record the victory. A similar effort would see him winning again, so he goes on top.
After opening at $3, punters have come for him in the early markets.
Race 8. (21:30) Sportsbet Podcast BM70 (1200m)
#6 – Rocking Eagle @ $2.70 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Early money is with Rocking Eagle, which owns two wins and two placings from six career starts.
The Mike Moroney-trained gelding didn’t fire on this track last start, but he’s unbeaten fresh up and his form prior included a placing at Flemington.
The two-time winner at this distance is better than most in this field, so take the $2.70.
Race 2. (14:00) Vale John McDermott Champ Maiden (1350m)
#1 – Big Lion @ $4.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Big Lion is looking to cap off four consecutive placings with a win on Thursday. The Clare Cunningham-trained gelding was only a length behind the winner at Hawkesbury last start, which was a solid effort.
He is a son of Dream Ahead that puts himself in the race and although yet to win, he’s due to get off the mark soon.
$4.20 is a value price available from bookmakers.
Race 3. (14:35) Wyong Equine Clinic Maiden (1600m)
#9 – Shamani @ $2.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
There was plenty to like about her debut effort at Kembla Grange and the early betting support is a good sign.
The Freedman-trained mare finished third behind Elveena last month and she has been given a short break to prepare for this race.
We are expecting a forward effort and she should break maidens soon.
Race 4. (15:10) Wyong’s Next Meeting Maiden (1000m)
#5 – Stoltz @ $2.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Stoltz turned around a sixth on debut to finish second at Canberra last start. The three-year-old gelding only went down by a nose, so punters will be keen to strike again.
He looks to have a promising career and given the Annabel Neasham stable is firing, this could be its latest winner.
Tommy Berry rides and if he finds cover from barrier nine, he could put them away.
Race 5. (15:50) No Excuse For Abuse C1 Handicap (1350m)
#3 – Edmond @ $3.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Edmond is a last-start winner that owns good form lines and he looks good enough to score consecutive wins.
The three-year-old has finished in the first two home in three of his four starts, so he has made a consistent start to his career.
Drawing barrier five is ideal and Regan Bayliss should lob him into a good position.
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.