We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Mornington that features nine quality betting races.
It’s Mornington’s big standalone day and we have our best bets for the Mornington Cup, Guineas and more.
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Mornington horse racing tips
Race 1. (12:30) Asset Painting Services BM70 (1200m)
#4 – Quintello @ $3.90 – Bet @ Neds
Quintello kicked off last campaign with consecutive wins and her form since has included back-to-back placings.
She is fresh up having not raced since October, but she hits the ground running and getting 1.5kg off her back is ideal.
Punters should take the $3.90 before it firms on race day.
Race 2. (13:05) Cleanaway Sustainability Sires (1500m)
#6 – Do It La @ $2 – Bet @ Neds
Do It La won on debut at Ballarat before finishing sixth at Flemington behind Let’srollthedice, which is excellent form.
The two-year-old filly was only 1.8 lengths behind some smart types and she’s going to find this much easier.
Drawing barrier three is ideal and she demands attention.
Race 3. (13:40) IDS Security BM78 (1000m)
#2 – Midwest @ $2.35 – Bet @ Neds
Midwest is shooting for six consecutive wins and it would take a brave punter to bet against the in-form gelding.
The three-year-old is unbeaten since being gelded and he scored by two lengths at The Valley last time out. He also has a win at Mornington on his record, which bodes well.
Getting 3kg off his back helps with the weight, so he’s a good bet.
Race 4. (14:15) Catanach’s Jewellers BM78 (1200m)
#11 – Jump the Broom @ $2.90 – Bet @ Neds
Jump the Broom is unbeaten after three starts and that record could be kept perfect on Saturday.
The Hawkes-trained mare won by a half-length at Canterbury last start, which followed a 3.5-length win at Moonee Valley.
It’s terrific form for this level of racing and we’re not surprised by the odds.
Race 5. (14:55) Surdex Sheet and Coil BM84 (2000m)
#8 – Divine Diosa @ $6.50 – Bet @ Neds
Divine Diosa is getting close to a win after three placings this preparation and she should enjoy running at Mornington.
The four-year-old mare is only a two-time winner, but she’s always around the mark and carrying 54kg brings her into contention.
Punters get value odds, so she’s worth the risk.
Race 6. (15:35) Neds Mornington Cup (2400m)
#4 – Crystal Pegasus @ $2.80 – Bet @ Neds
Crystal Pegasus is shooting for four consecutive wins and we thought he would be shorter in betting markets.
The son of Australia owns six wins and seven placings from 19 starts, so he’s always tough to beat and he should be the outright favourite on race day.
Craig Williams rides and we’re confident of his chances.
Race 7. (16:15) Neds Hareeba Stakes (1200m)
#1 – The Astrologist @ $4 – Bet @ Neds
The five-year-old son of Zoustar is a four-time winner at the distance and a seven-time winner overall.
He comes off a second placing at Flemington behind Roch ‘N’ Horse in the Newmarket Handicap, so that should be an excellent form guide.
We’re surprised by the $4 available.
Race 8. (16:55) Quayclean Mornington Guineas (1600m)
#12 – Ancient Girl @ $2.50 – Bet @ Neds
Ancient Girl has been impressive in winning two of her last three starts, including a 2.5-length win at Morphettville last start.
The three-year-old filly has yet to race at Mornington, but she owns three wins from six starts and her record speaks for itself.
Barrier 11 makes it harder but punters should be confident.
Race 9. (17:35) No Fuss Event Hire BM78 (1600m)
#7 – Basarwa @ $5.50 – Bet @ Neds
Basarwa scored consecutive wins at Pakenham and Morphettville earlier this preparation and form close to that is good enough.
The four-year-old subsequently ran fourth at Flemington behind Yonce and Gentleman Roy, which stacks up well. Both horses have since won, so Basarwa should go well.
Punters get each-way odds worth snapping up.
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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.