We have expert betting tips for the cards this Thursday at Kembla Grange and Sale.
There is plenty of value available with bookmakers at the Thursday meetings and we have our best bets across the two cards.
Thursday horse racing tips
Race 1. (12:50) Edgar Britt Maiden (1000m)
#3 – The Poacher @ $2.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Poacher is unbeaten in two trials and we’re expecting that form to stack up nicely on debut.
He is a well-bred son of No Nay Never that won at Kembla Grange before scoring at Hawkesbury, so having track experience helps.
$2.60 is a respectable price and it should shorten.
Race 3. (14:05) Athol Mulley C1 Handicap (1500m)
#3 – Different Strokes @ $3.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
James McDonald sticks with Different Strokes after winning at Wyong by 1.3 lengths last time out.
The Kim Waugh-trained four-year-old built strongly towards the win and he looks capable of kicking on with it now.
The inside barrier works well and we’re confident of a winning run.
Race 5. (15:20) Neville Sellwood Maiden (1500m)
#13 – Thousand Years @ $3.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Snowden-trained three-year-old ran third on debut at Hawkesbury, which should be a good form guide for this contest.
She is a well-bred daughter of Dundeel, who didn’t have any betting support on debut at $19, but she hasn’t been missed this time around.
55kg on her back is ideal.
Race 6. (15:55) George Podmore Maiden (1300m)
#1 – Head Legislator @ $3.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
It’s only a matter of time before Head Legislator stops running second and breaks through for the maiden win.
The Matthew Dunn-trained four-year-old owns six second placings from eight starts, which is an incredible record.
$3.80 is a price worth taking given the risk.
Race 7. (16:35) Billy Cook C1 Handicap (1200m)
#10 – Beep Test @ $3.30 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Beep Test looked good when winning at Gosford last start. She settled back and hit the line powerfully, so that bodes well for this contest.
The John O’Shea-trained daughter of All Too Hard gets every chance to rise through the grades, and the $3.30 is likely to shorten on race day.
Race 1. (13:30) 24th October Sale Cup Maiden (1000m)
#8 – Sirianni @ $2.70 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Looking to score her maiden win on Thursday is Sirianni, who finished second at Pakenham last time out.
The Phillip Stokes-trained three-year-old was only a length behind Deep Blast, and we expect that form to hold up nicely.
Barrier three is ideal, so put her on top.
Race 3. (14:30) Workforcexs Maiden (1200m)
#5 – Runaway River @ $1.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Runaway River looks set to score her maiden win after five placings from seven starts. The Ellerton/Zahra-trained mare has faced some tough fields to date.
She ran third behind Rinnova at Geelong two back before finishing second behind Holt last start. Holt has since won again on Tuesday, so the form lines stack up.
$1.90 is worth taking before it shortens.
Race 5. (15:30) Ladbrokes BM70 (1400m)
#4 – Desert Dreamer @ $3.30 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Desert Dreamer is a four-time winner from 16 starts who owns two wins over this distance. He ran third at Sandown behind The Garden last start, which is an excellent form guide.
All four of his wins have come on a soft track, and although the track is rated good, he shouldn’t be worried too much.
He has the class to get the better of this field.
Race 6. (16:00) Ladbrokes BM58 (1400m)
#10 – Glitter ‘n’ Gold @ $2.30 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Danny O’Brien-trained three-year-old won on debut before taking on a hot field at Moonee Valley. She only battled, but there was good confidence in betting markets.
Her effort for fourth at Sandown last start was better than it looked, so we’re prepared to put her on top in an even field.
She opened at $2.45 and steady money has come, so that’s a good sign.
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.