Monday Horse Racing Tips – August 1st, 2022

We have expert betting tips for the cards this Monday at Pakenham and Port Macquarie.

There is plenty of value available with bookmakers at the Monday meetings and we have our best bets across the cards.

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Pakenham

Race 1. (11:55) Gippsland Premium Quarries Maiden (2200m)

#6 – Eterea @ $2.45 – Bet @ Ladbrokes

Eterea is getting close to a win after two second placings this preparation and we like her chances of winning.

It’s not a high-quality field at Pakenham and the four-year-old mare by Nicconi should take advantage.

We think her current $2.45 price will shorten on race day so punters should jump on.

Race 3. (13:00) Sportsbet Bet with Mates Maiden (1200m)

#1 – Frostwood @ $6 – Bet @ Ladbrokes

Frostwood owns four placings from seven career starts and the four-year-old gelding has faced some tough maiden fields.

The son of Frosted comes off a tough performance at Sandown when pulling up with a problem, but the spell should have helped.

Punters get each-way odds and he’s a value runner.

Race 4. (13:30) PRC Memberships Available Now Maiden (1000m)

#5 – Extra Smart @ $2.90 – Bet @ Ladbrokes

Extra Smart wasn’t far away on debut at Pakenham when finishing fourth. Finishing second in that race was Eros, who has since won a Saturday race in Adelaide.

The Peter Moody-trained runner was the $2.40 favourite on that occasion and it was a good learning experience.

She has been heavily backed again and we think she could improve.

Race 6. (14:30) Sportsman’s Lunch BM68 (1200m)

#1 – Don’t Hesitate @ $3.50 – Bet @ Ladbrokes

Don’t Hesitate won well on debut at Geelong for the Freedman team and changing stables shouldn’t have a negative impact.

The four-year-old won by 1.3 lengths as the $1.55 favourite and he has been primed with a trial placing at Tatura.

The odds are generous for a promising son of Snitzel.

Port Macquarie

Race 1. (12:30) Stowe Australia Maiden Handicap (1512m)

#2 – Oakfield Redgum @ $2.35 – Bet @ Ladbrokes

We expected more from Oakfield Redgum last time out but she gets another chance to show off her best on Monday.

The Damian Lane-trained daughter of Dundeel got too far back at Tamworth last start before hitting the line well enough to suggest she’ll win.

We’re happy with the $2.35 odds and she represents value.

Race 2. (13:10) Horses Birthday Maiden Plate (1210m)

#2 – Hypnosis @ $2.60 – Bet @ Ladbrokes

Hypnosis is another runner getting awfully close to posting a win after notching seven placings from nine starts.

The five-year-old gelding finished second at Scone last start and that’s typically a good form guide for this level of racing.

His odds have drifted since markets opened but we’re not worried about that.

Race 4. (14:20) Kosciuszko Tickets on Sale Maiden (1010m)

#3 – Oakfield Triumph @ $2.20 – Bet @ Ladbrokes

Oakfield Triumph has looked good at the trials and we’re expecting a tidy debut effort from the Kristen Buchanan-trained gelding.

He kicked off with a second placing at the Wyong trials before winning at Muswellbrook. The win came by 3.8 lengths, so he had plenty in hand.

We’re not surprised by the $2.20 available with bookmakers.

Race 7. (16:10) Carlton Dry BM58 (1110m)

#1 – Bullinachinashop @ $3.10 – Bet @ Ladbrokes

Bullinachinashop has yet to win from three starts this preparation but the Nathan Doyle-trained mare is classy at best.

She owns two wins and three placings from eight starts and she placed at her only attempt at Port Macquarie.

Getting a 3kg claimer in the saddle is a bonus.


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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.

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