We have expert betting tips for the cards this Tuesday at Pakenham and Scone.
There is plenty of value available with bookmakers at the Tuesday meetings and we pick out the best selections.
Tuesday horse racing tips
Race 1. (12:30) Schweppes Maiden Plate (1100m)
#13 – Spicy @ $2.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Spicy comes off two tough runs in the city and she will enjoy the easier field. The three-year-old filly by Fastnet Rock finished seventh behind Ingratiating at Flemington and we’re not surprised by the odds.
There were excuses for her debut effort after pulling up lame, so she has potential and we expect the current odds to firm on race day.
Race 2. (13:00) Momentum Gaming Maiden (1100m)
#5 – Set to Prophet @ $3.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
There has been a serious move for Set to Prophet, which opened at $12 and has been backed into $3.20.
The Freedman-trained three-year-old scored an easy jumpout win at Flemington and he is a half-brother to Prophet’s Thumb, which is a good family.
Punters have to respect the move and he could continue to shorten.
Race 3. (13:30) R&C Asphalt Maiden (1200m)
#4 – Stelvio @ $1.95 – Bet @ Sportsbet
James Cummings lines up the talented son of Lonhro that faced some tough fields in Sydney last preparation.
The four-year-old finished second at Kembla Grange fresh up last campaign and he faced tricky fields in his subsequent runs.
$1.95 is a touch short but he’s worth backing.
Race 8. (16:00) Spendthrift Australia BM58 (1400m)
#1 – Court Deep @ $3.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Maher/Eustace-trained five-year-old is a two-time winner that comes off a synthetic trial win at Ballarat.
He has finished in the money in two of his three starts at this distance and getting a 4kg claimer in the saddle puts him right in contention.
Barrier 10 isn’t ideal but it’s not the best field and he could take advantage.
Race 9. (16:30) Sportsbet Set a Deposit BM58 (1100m)
#12 – Widaad @ $3 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Widaad scored an impressive debut win at Wangaratta by 1.5 lengths, which is a good sign for the rest of this campaign.
The three-year-old daughter of Snitzel has good form lines and she defeated Stalking on debut, which has subsequently finished second at Flemington.
Her odds have firmed considerably and that is a good sign.
Race 2. (13:50) Pryde’s Easifeed Maiden (1300m)
#6 – Haven @ $4.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The five-year-old mare owns two third placings from six starts and she won’t take long to post a maiden win.
She was the beaten favourite at Gosford last start when running below par, but we’re prepared to give her another chance at the better odds.
Her opening odds of $5.50 have firmed and bookmakers could continue to firm them on race day.
Race 4. (15:03) National Jockeys Trust Maiden (900m)
#1 – Mackinaw @ $8 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The four-year-old gelding comes off a second placing at Moree and that should be a good form guide for the rest of this preparation.
He was only a half-length behind the winner and he was finding the line nicely before running out of time over the 950m. Dropping in distance isn’t ideal, but he has upside.
Punters get value odds worth locking in.
Race 6. (16:20) Arrowfield BM58 (900m)
#1 – Superior Witness @ $3.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Superior Witness is a three-time winner from eight starts, including a 2.5-length fresh up win at Muswellbrook.
The four-year-old son of Star Witness followed it up with a second placing at Taree on a rain-affected track and punters get value odds.
He gets 3kg off his back and he only needs early luck from the draw to figure in the finish.
Race 6. (16:55) Kia Ora BM58 (1100m)
#3 – Miss Kingston @ $3.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Miss Kingston is another runner drawn wide, but it shouldn’t matter too much over this distance on a heavy surface.
The four-year-old mare has figured in the finish in four of her six starts and she hasn’t finished worse than second in two starts at Scone.
Alysha Collett is riding in good form and she could get the job done.
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.