Sunday Horse Racing Tips – April 17th, 2022

We have expert betting tips for the cards this Sunday at Dubbo and Stawell.

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

All odds are with Ladbrokes. You can join Ladbrokes by clicking HERE.


Race 1. (12:15) Triple M Souths Rabbitohs C1 (2200m)

#2 – Knife’s Edge @ $3 – Bet @ Ladbrokes

Knife’s Edge is getting close to a win after three consecutive minor placings and it won’t take him long to win again.

The five-year-old has figured in the money in nine of his 18 starts, so the consistency is good and being on the quick back-up could work the trick.

We expect the $3 to firm to around $2.40.

Race 2. (12:50) Wheel Conn Crete Maiden (1300m)

#14 – Velvet Star @ $3.10 – Bet @ Ladbrokes

Velvet Star comes off back-to-back second placings and she should be right around the mark again.

The four-year-old daughter of Al Maher was only 1.5 lengths behind the winner last time out and she only needs luck from the wide draw.

Carrying 55.5kg on her back helps and she should be tough to beat.

Race 6. (15:15) Macca’s 40 Years in Dubbo C1 (1000m)

#1 – Driving Force @ $3.20 – Bet @ Ladbrokes

Driving Force is drifting in betting markets but the four-year-old has been in good recent form.

The four-year-old gelding won at Coonamble two back before placing at Mudgee behind New Republic, so the form checks out.

Punters should be expecting another tidy effort.

Race 8. (16:35) Ronald McDonald House BM58 (1200m)

#3 – Rylan’s Pick @ $5.50 – Bet @ Ladbrokes

Rylan’s Pick comes off a heavy-track win at Wellington and he’s already a three-time winner from eight starts.

The four-year-old gelding carried a big weight to win, so he has class on his side and every chance to keep his win streak alive.

Punters get each-way odds to enjoy.


Race 2. (13:30) Russ Studio Jewellers Maiden (1300m)

#7 – Belle Et Riche @ $2.70 – Bet @ Ladbrokes

Belle Et Riche is close to breaking through after posting two placings from two starts, so punters should be confident.

The three-year-old comes off a nice second placing at Kyneton where she was the $2.70 favourite and the money has come again.

She should be winning shortly.

Race 4. (14:40) Hewitt & Whitty Saddlery BM70 (1100m)

#2 – McKeever @ $2.25 – Bet @ Ladbrokes

McKeever is looking to score three consecutive wins and we like his chances of achieving the feat.

The four-year-old son of Deep Field handles all tracks, so racing on good surfaces won’t be an issue and he also loves the distance.

We’re not surprised by odds available and they could firm to around $2.

Race 5. (15:20) Frew’s Foods BM64 (1600m)

#8 – Festivus @ $2.70 – Bet @ Ladbrokes

Festivus is better than his record suggests and the son of Teofilo should be tough to beat on Sunday.

The McEvoy-trained three-year-old finished second at Ballarat two back before running well enough last start, which are good form guides.

Having a strong rider in the saddle helps and punters get fair odds.

Race 7. (16:40) Stawell Gold Cup (2000m)

#11 – Excelleration @ $5.50 – Bet @ Ladbrokes

Excelleration owns two wins and five placings from nine starts, so he doesn’t know how to run a bad race.

The five-year-old had plenty of betting support when running fifth fresh up at Geelong, so expectations are high.

The each-way odds are worth taking in the feature race and we’re in his camp.

All odds are with Ladbrokes. You can join Ladbrokes by clicking HERE.

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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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