We have expert betting tips for the cards this Tuesday at Ballarat and Albury.
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. (13:00) Cardno TGM Maiden (1200m)
#4 – Secret Hero @ $2 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Secret Hero is knocking on the door after consecutive second placings and he meets a field that’s there for the taking.
The four-year-old scored both placings at Ballarat and the most recent came by just under a length, so it was a fine effort.
$2 is a fair price and he should prove tough to beat in the opener.
Race 2. (13:30) Cervus Equipment Maiden (1200m)
#6 – Lady Cumberland @ $2.30 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Lady Cumberland finished second on debut before rattling off four consecutive fourths. There is little wrong with that form and her maiden win isn’t far away.
She is a daughter of Unencumbered that comes off a 1.5-length fourth at Moe in heavy conditions, so getting back to a good surface should help.
2kg comes off her back and she gets a great chance to breakthrough.
Race 4. (14:30) Polytrack Maiden (1500m)
#5 – Keep Ya Distance @ $2.35 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Ellerton/Zahra-trained three-year-old has yet to win from nine starts, but his most recent second placing is a good sign.
He finished a half-length behind Za’ex at Pakenham and we’re expecting that form to stack up nicely at this level.
His opening odds of $2.60 have been taken and that’s not surprising.
Race 6. (15:30) Hygain Winners Choice BM58 (1400m)
#1 – Rebellious Lord @ $4 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The experienced seven-year-old rarely runs a bad race at Ballarat with four starts for a win and two placings. He comes off back-to-back placings on the track and they followed a win in May against a talented field.
It bodes well for this contest, and although he was allotted with 65kg, getting a 3kg claim helps with the weight.
His opening odds of $4.40 have been taken, but punters can still get each-way odds.
Race 8. (16:30) Hygain Winners Choice BM58 (1100m)
#6 – Yankee Lou @ $5.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The five-year-old son of All American has yet to win in four attempts at Ballarat, but he owns three consecutive second placings.
He also has four placings at the distance and he’s a four-time winner overall, so the class is there and he should be competitive.
2kg comes off his back and punters get each-way odds.
Race 2. (13:05) Naughtin Development BM58 (1175m)
#1 – Mescaminto @ $3.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The three-year-old filly disappointed at Sandown last start, but that was a much harder race than what she faces here.
She scored a 1.5-length win at Wangaratta, and although she was exposed to tough racing early on, it could have a positive effect.
Her opening odds of $5 have been taken and that’s not a surprise.
Race 3. (13:40) Avis C1 Plate (1600m)
#2 – Sydney Blue @ $2.10 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Looking to cap off four consecutive placings is Sydney Blue, who owns a second placing in his only attempt at Albury.
The five-year-old son of Sebring owns only one win from 21 starts, but with 10 placings from 21 starts, he’s rarely out of the money.
$2.10 is a fair price from bookmakers and he should be tough to beat.
Race 5. (14:55) Boss Better Living Systems Maiden (1400m)
#1 – Forsureusay @ $4.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Mitchell Bear lines up the three-year-old gelding that finished fifth on debut at Wagga and we’re expecting that form to stack up nicely.
The son of Proisir was only 3.5 lengths behind the winner on a heavy track and that followed two trial wins at Wagga and Albury.
Punters get each-way odds to enjoy.
Race 6. (15:35) Ace Radio C1 Handicap (1000m)
#5 – Autobahn @ $3.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Value is with Autobahn, which comes off a win at Moruya and she handled the heavy track with ease.
She scored a two-length win and the well-bred filly by Charm Spirit looks capable of rising through the grades.
Barrier five is ideal and we’re confident.
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.