We have expert betting tips for the cards this Thursday at Cranbourne and Hawkesbury.
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 2. (14:00) AFC Peter Lavella Maiden (1600m)
#12 – Forgot You @ $1.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The three-year-old colt by Savabeel comes off a terrific run for third behind Sunfall at Flemington, which bodes well for level of racing.
Dropping to maiden level is ideal and we’re not surprised by the odds available. He opened at $2.10, and that price was never going to last long.
He could have a big spring race in the horizon.
Race 3. (14:30) Hygain Maiden (1000m)
#10 – Nice for What @ $2.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Maher/Eustace-trained filly comes off a run behind Four Moves Ahead and She’s All Class, which is stellar form for this level of racing.
She wasn’t far behind the Golden Slipper types and that includes a fourth behind Profiteer at Randwick. This race is much easier and her second placing on debut at Flemington is another top form guide.
We’re not worried about the drifting odds, so put her on top.
Race 5. (15:30) Frankston Mazda BM64 (1200m)
#12 – Morning Melody @ $7 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Drifted in the betting on debut but won by 1.8 lengths at Pakenham. The time wasn’t exceptional, but the three-year-old filly has plenty of upside.
She gets down in the weights at 55kg and the booking of Damien Oliver is a good sign. He should be able to get her into a good position and she could win at value odds again.
Watch for any late betting moves.
Race 7. (16:30) De Bortoli Wines BM64 (1600m)
#11 – Footlights @ $2.30 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Footlights is looking to remain unbeaten after scoring at Cranbourne on debut last month.
The Busuttin/Young-trained three-year-old won by a length over a tidy maiden field, and he looks like a type that could rise through the grades.
His opening quote of $2.70 didn’t last long, and the current odds could continue to firm.
Race 2. (14:05) Horsepower Maiden Handicap (1000m)
#11 – Zetarita @ $3.10 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Kris Lees-trained three-year-old ran second on debut at Taree and that capped off some solid trial form.
She was only 1.5 lengths behind the winner, and she had good betting support, which is the same case again on Thursday.
We’re expecting her to get a nice drag into the race, so put her on top.
Race 3. (14:40) Tab Maiden Plate (1500m)
#11 – Last Not Least @ $5 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Last Not Least has finished third in two of his four runs, and he’s capable of improving that form here.
The John Sargent-trained three-year-old comes off a third placing at Muswellbrook, and that followed a trial win at Randwick over subsequent winner Aeecee Express.
Drawing the inside barrier is ideal and we think he’s over the odds.
Race 4. (15:20) Tab BM66 (1500m)
#9 – Conegliano @ $2.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Looking to go back-to-back is Conegliano, who scored at Nowra by 3.3 lengths to break maiden grades last start.
The Annabel Neasham-trained son of Pierro had good betting support on that day, so we’re not surprised by the strong betting move. He opened at $3.60 and has been backed into $2.40, which is a sizable move.
Barrier four is ideal and we’re expecting a big effort.
Race 5. (15:55) BHP C1 Handicap (1280m)
#10 – Terrameades @ $1.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Punters must take short odds for Terrameades, but the Kris Lees-trained filly looks set for back-to-back wins.
The three-year-old scored emphatically by 5.8 lengths at Port Macquarie last start, and there was plenty to like about that effort.
She let down with a big burst and carrying only 55kg will allow her to pick up nicely in the straight again. Take the short odds available.
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.