We have expert betting tips for the cards this Tuesday at Ballarat and Hawkesbury.
There is plenty of value available with bookmakers at the Tuesday meetings and we have our best bets across the two cards.
Tuesday horse racing tips
Race 1. (13:00) Ballarat Antenna Solutions Maiden (1200m)
#5 – Jamaican Me Run @ $5 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Archie Alexander-trained gelding looked good winning a jumpout at Ballarat and that form bodes well.
He got back in the run and made steady ground, so the distance looks ideal on debut and there has been steady betting support.
Race 2. (13:30) Sam Miranda Maiden (1200m)
#4 – Marimenko @ $3.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Team Hawkes lines up the former Hong Kong run that has been smashed with bookmakers over the last few days.
The five-year-old son of Zoffany didn’t fire at Sha Tin in December, but after opening at $6, his odds have tumbled into $3.90.
His recent jumpout placing at Flemington indicated he should find this grade easier.
Race 4. (14:30) Polytrack Maiden (1100m)
#11 – Mt Buller @ $3.30 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Hayes-trained three-year-old didn’t fire on debut at Flemington, but he turned that form around with a third placing at Ballarat.
He was only 2.6 lengths behind Didier and Duty Dynasty. That form is solid for this level of racing and he gets all favours from barrier two.
$3.30 is worth taking before the odds firm.
Race 5. (15:00) Porter Plant BM78 (1000m)
#1 – The Mobot @ $2.15 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Mobot can be a tough type to follow but she has shown excellent record form and we’re sticking with it.
She owns six wins from 17 starts, including a 1.3-length win at Ballarat last start. The daughter of Uncle Mo loves the track and distance and she makes her own luck in front.
It’s not an easy field, but getting a 4kg claim is ideal.
Race 7. (16:00) Sportsbet Set a Limit BM58 (1400m)
#5 – Zoudini @ $4 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Lindsay Smith-trained five-year-old owns a win and two placings at Ballarat, so he loves the track and getting 2kg off his back is ideal.
The son of Zoustar has been around the mark throughout his career and despite facing a tricky field on Tuesday, he has the class to overcome it.
$4 is a fair price and those odds could firm.
Race 1. (13:10) HRC Motel BM64 (2100m)
#1 – Mr Bond @ $4.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Punters get value odds for a runner that won by 5.5 lengths at Wyong last start. It was a comprehensive performance and the rise in distance was the catalyst.
The son of Darci Brahma never gave the field a chance and we’re surprised his odds aren’t shorter. He paid $2.40 to win last start and he shouldn’t find this much harder.
Take the odds before the bookmakers slash them.
Race 2. (13:50) XXXX Gold Conditional BM68 (1100m)
#2 – Star Cherie @ $3.30 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Star Cherie comes off a win at Wyong and she found a good turn-of-foot late, which is always good to see.
The four-year-old mare owns two wins and two placings from five starts, so she is always around the mark and her confidence levels should be high.
$3.30 is worth taking and she could firm to around $2.20 on race day.
Race 4. (15:05) Blakes Marine C1 Handicap (1600m)
#8 – Princess Amira @ $4.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Waterhouse/Bott-trained four-year-old didn’t do much wrong fresh up when finishing third and she will be better for the run.
She scored her maiden win at Goulburn last season and we don’t think it will take her long to get back to her best form. The daughter of Written Tycoon is bred to be better than most here, so expect a good run.
We’re surprised by the odds, so take the money on offer.
Race 7. (16:55) De Bortoli Wines Maiden (1100m)
#10 – Russian Standard @ $5 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Mark Newnham lines up the three-year-old gelding that wasn’t all that far away at Kembla Grange last start.
The son of Capitalist finished sixth and three lengths behind Fox Fighter, and it’s good to see money coming for the youngster.
He opened at $6 and has firmed to $5, which is a solid market push.
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.