We have expert betting tips for the cards this Thursday at Ballarat and Hawkesbury.
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. (13:00) Cressbells Maiden (1600m)
#9 – Designs @ $2.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Designs is coming off two solid runs to start her career, which concluded with a third placing at Cranbourne.
The three-year-old by Vancouver was only 2.8 lengths behind the winner in what was a tough maiden affair.
Carrying 55.5kg is ideal and having Damian Lane in the saddle won’t do her chances any harm.
Race 3. (14:00) 4cyte Joint Health Maiden (1200m)
#12 – Universal Lady @ $2.45 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Universal Lady has finished third in all three starts to date, but she has plenty of room for improvement.
The Maher/Eustace-trained filly owns placings at Moonee Valley, Caulfield and last time out at Tatura. It’s strong form and she’s not meeting a tough maiden field.
Punters have come for her in early markets and that’s not surprising.
Race 5. (15:00) Cervus Equipment Maiden (1000m)
#14 – Zoushine @ $2.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Zoushine started her career with three consecutive placings before running sixth at Morphettville behind Extra Time.
That form came in open-class company and her third placing behind Forever Free stacks up impressively here.
We thought she would be an odds-on favourite but we are expecting plenty of money to come her way throughout the week.
Race 7. (16:00) Hygain Winners Choice BM64 (1200m)
#10 – Island Joy @ $2.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Island Joy took on a tough stakes field at Flemington last start and dropping in grade is ideal.
The Ellerton/Zahra-trained three-year-old looked good prior when finishing second at The Valley behind Crosshaven.
That form has been franked at the top level and drawing the rails is ideal. She is another runner that we expected to be at an odds-on quote.
Race 1. (13:25) Friday’s On The Terrace Maiden (1500m)
#7 – Let Me Think @ $1.85 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Let Me Think has been taking on tough maiden races and going well, so punters should be confident her chances.
The Cummings-trained four-year-old ran fourth at Warwick Farm last start and dropping in class will help her.
She won’t have to do much work off the inside draw and we’re predicting a good run.
Race 2. (14:05) HRC Motel Maiden (1000m)
#5 – Sirens @ $2 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Money has come for Sirens and it’s not hard to see why. The Snowden-trained colt is unbeaten after two trial wins and those trials came against competitive opposition.
The well-bred son of Exceed And Excel looks to have plenty of speed and if he’s anything like his mum (Solicit), it won’t take him long to win.
The $2 should firm to an odds-on quote.
Race 4. (15:15) Lander Toyota Ladies Day Maiden (1300m)
#7 – Sian @ $3.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Sian improved to run third at Port Macquarie last start and he should be tough to beat here. The three-year-old gelding was only a half-length from the winner and he hit the line well.
Kris Lees lines up the son of Pride of Dubai and after three starts, he looks ready to show his best at Hawkesbury on Wednesday.
Race 5. (15:50) Blacktown Workers Club BM64 (1500m)
#5 – Angel Helena @ $2.25 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Snowden-trained filly looks to have a nice future after scoring a win and two placings from her first four starts.
She is coming off a third placing at Kembla Grange where she didn’t get much luck in the straight. Her form prior was excellent and she could get back to winning form.
Watch for late betting moves with Angel Helena.
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.