We have expert betting tips for the cards this Sunday at Sandown and Wagga.
There is plenty of value available with bookmakers at the Sunday meetings and we have our best bets across the cards.
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Race 1. (12:30) Crisp Steeplechase (4200m)
#4 – Valac @ $3 – Bet @ Ladbrokes
Valac is already a two-time winner this preparation and with four wins from seven starts over the jumps, he’s the one to beat.
He’s a 12-time winner overall and the 11-year-old should have little problem handling the rise in class and punters get value odds.
The $3 could shorten on race day in the opening race.
Race 3. (13:50) Ladbrokes Live Betting BM64 (1200m)
#5 – Grand Impact @ $2.80 – Bet @ Ladbrokes
Grand Impact comes off a debut win at Geelong by over a length and a repeat could be on the cards.
The Price/Kent-trained three-year-old is bred to handle the conditions and there has been solid backing for him in early markets.
We expect the $2.80 to continue to firm on race day.
Race 5. (15:10) Grand National Hurdle (4200m)
#1 – Saunter Boy @ $1.95 – Bet @ Ladbrokes
Saunter Boy is the class jumper in the field with nine wins from 12 starts over the jumps. It’s a stunning record for the Grand National favourite and it’s reflected in betting markets.
The son of Myboycharlie is a two-time winner at Sandown and having winning experience on the track is a bonus.
The big weight and the Kiwi are the only worries, but he has the class to overcome it.
Race 7. (16:20) Ladbrokes Market Control BM70 (1400m)
#8 – Minouche @ $5.50 – Bet @ Ladbrokes
Minouche comes off a sixth at Caulfield behind Passione and that form looks good for Sandown.
The James Cummings-trained four-year-old owns two wins and three placings from seven starts, so the consistency is there as well.
Getting the inside draw with Craig Williams in the saddle also helps.
Race 2. (13:30) Range Orthopaedics C1 (1600m)
#3 – Steve Steve Steve @ $3.40 – Bet @ Ladbrokes
Steve Steve Steve won on debut at Wagga and he could remain unbeaten at the track.
The four-year-old son of Pluck comes off a second placing at Sapphire Coast and the boost in confidence could see him get back to winning form.
Barrier two is ideal and he should settle handy and kick strongly.
Race 3. (14:10) Claas Riverina Cup (3800m)
#1 – Marakopa @ $2.30 – Bet @ Ladbrokes
Marakopa has been in excellent form this preparation, including a second placing at Warwick Farm last time out.
The six-year-old son of Sacred Falls wasn’t far behind a nice midweek type and he’s facing an easier field here.
He carries a mammoth weight of 67kg but he’s better than this field.
Race 4. (14:50) Trackpix BM58 (1200m)
#1 – Scarlet Prince @ $2.20 – Bet @ Ladbrokes
Scarlet Prince scored back-to-back wins last preparation and he could return from a spell with a big effort.
The four-year-old son of Casino Prince was good enough to race at Caulfield and Moonee Valley, so this is a fair drop in class.
Punters should expect an improved showing and the 2kg claim helps.
Race 6. (16:01) Allens Coaches Wagga Whiz (1000m)
#8– Magnetic @ $4.50 – Bet @ Ladbrokes
Magnetic owns four wins from 12 starts, including his only attempt at Wagga.
The five-year-old son of Press Statement is also a three-time winner over the distance, so the stats read well.
Dropping to 53kg is ideal and we’re loving the odds available.
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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.