We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Bendigo that features nine quality betting races.
The Golden Mile headlines the Victorian card and we have our best value bets available.
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Bendigo horse racing tips
Race 1. (12:25) RSN 945am BM84 (2400m)
#2 – Vardani @ $3.60 – Bet @ Neds
Vardani comes off consecutive wins and he was a touch unlucky at Caulfield three back.
The five-year-old son of Charm Spirit is a five-time winner from 14 starts and he doesn’t need to improve to beat this field.
Getting 2kg off his back is a bonus.
Race 2. (13:00) Carlton Draught BM70 (1300m)
#16 – Stretto @ $2.40 – Bet @ Neds
Stretto was too good for them at Sandown last start when scoring by 4.5 lengths and a repeat could be on the cards.
The five-year-old doesn’t win often but his confidence levels are soaring and he has been respected in betting markets.
We’re not surprised by the $2.40 available.
Race 3. (13:35) Apiam Animal Health Vobis Gold (1000m)
#1 – Shalaman @ $5 – Bet @ Neds
Shalaman finished second on debut at Bendigo and having track experience should see him go close.
The two-year-old finished second behind Let’srollthedice, which competes at Group 1 level at Randwick on Saturday.
He cost $700,000 and he has a chance to recoup his owners some of it.
Race 4. (14:15) Immix Metal Recycling BM84 (1100m)
#7 – Remarque @ $3.80 – Bet @ Neds
Remarque has always had the ability and he should enjoy dropping in grade after running fifth behind Shelby Sixtysix.
That form has been franked at Group 1 level and the colt by Snitzel should have the class edge over this field.
$3.80 is a value price and he only needs luck from an awkward barrier, but Damien Oliver rides.
Race 5. (14:55) Bendigo Gold Bracelet (1400m)
#3 – Sirileo Miss @ $4.20 – Bet @ Neds
Sirileo Miss didn’t have all favours fresh up at Flemington but punters should be expecting a bounce back performance.
The four-year-old mare won her only start at Bendigo and she owns two wins and two placings at the distance, so the stats read well.
It’s another good ride for Oliver, so take the each-way odds.
Race 6. (15:35) The Big Screen Company Quality (2200m)
#2 – The Cunning Fox @ $3.90 – Bet @ Neds
The Cunning Fox scored back-to-back wins at Benalla and Flemington earlier this preparation, which bodes well.
He hasn’t had the best of luck since, including in a tough race at Moonee Valley last start but this is much easier.
We expect money to come for him on race day.
Race 7. (16:15) Mitchelton Wines Bendigo Guineas (1400m)
#10 – Cardigan Queen @ $2.70 – Bet @ Neds
Holding steady in betting markets is Cardigan Queen, who finished second by a nose at Flemington last start.
The three-year-old filly by Sebring has finished in the first two in seven of her eight starts, so her consistency has been excellent.
She needs luck from the draw but she’s good enough to overcome it.
Race 8. (16:50) Bet365 Golden Mile (1600m)
#5 – Ironclad @ $5 – Bet @ Neds
Ironclad is on the ballot for the Doncaster Mile, but we think the last-start winner will line up here.
He got back to his best form at Morphettville last start, which was an overdue win following some poor efforts.
He’s the defending champion of the Golden Mile and we fancy his chances of going back-to-back.
Race 9. (17:30) Global Turf BM100 (1400m)
#3 – Corner Pocket @ $3.20 – Bet @ Neds
Corner Pocket’s winning run came to an end last start, but running third behind Inspirational Girl and Zaaki is excellent form.
Based on that run, we thought the five-year-old would be an odds on chance on Saturday, so the $3.20 is worth taking.
He’s an underrated type who could put this field to bed at the top of the straight.
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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.