We have expert betting tips for the cards this Sunday at Bendigo and Port Macquarie.
There is plenty of value available with bookmakers at the Sunday meetings and we have our best bets across the cards.
All odds are with Sportsbet – our No. 1 rated bookmaker. You can join Sportsbet by clicking HERE.
Race 1. (13:20) The Big Screen Company Maiden (1100m)
#4 – Hafey @ $1.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Hafey is a $525,000 sales purchase and the well-bred son of I Am Invincible could make a winning debut.
The Maher/Eustace-trained two-year-old has been running well at the Cranbourne jumpouts and the opening quote of $2.30 didn’t last long.
With Craig Williams in the saddle, we’re expecting a big performance.
Race 3. (14:30) Carlton Draught Maiden (2400m)
#7 – Divaring @ $2.10 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Divaring relished the rise in distance when finishing third at Warrnambool last start, so rising to 2400m is ideal.
The four-year-old mare was only a $1.80 favourite last start, so punters were disappointed, so she gets her chance here.
Barrier three is ideal and the $2.10 could firm on race day.
Race 5. (15:45) Apiam Animal Health BM64 (1600m)
#2 – Who’s Your Papy @ $3.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The four-year-old gelding has yet to race at Bendigo, but it’s a track that should suit the son of Pride of Dubai.
He won at Swan Hill earlier this preparation and he has since added a placing at Donald and a fifth at Sandown.
He has faced harder fields and barrier 10 won’t be a problem.
Race 7. (16:55) Centre State Scaffolding BM64 (1100m)
#3 – El Salto @ $5.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Punters are getting an excellent price for El Salto, who is looking to cap off three consecutive second placings with a win.
The Brent Stanley-trained son of Written Tycoon ran second behind Yulong Knight at Flemington last start, which is an excellent guide for Sunday racing.
We thought he’d be shorter, so take the $5.50.
Race 1. (13:35) Gemlife Rainbow Beach Maiden (1500m)
#11 – Yes You Think @ $2.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Angela Davies lines up the four-year-old mare who comes off a second placing at Taree.
The daughter of So You Think was only narrowly behind the winner at odds of $2, so there was plenty of betting support.
The betting support has come again and she goes clearly on top.
Race 3. (14:45) Atm2hire Maiden Handicap (1200m)
#5 – Wannawinwin @ $5 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Wannawinwin finished fourth on debut at Grafton before resuming this season with a third placing at Port Macquarie.
It was a good effort after 10 months off, so she has plenty of upside and her odds are much shorter this time around.
She paid $16 last start but the $5 is still a value price.
Race 4. (15:20) Prime7 Local News BM58 (1000m)
#1 – Water Dove @ $2 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Water Dove has yet to finish worse than second from five career starts, including two wins.
The Brett Cavanough-trained four-year-old ran second in a Highway Handicap at Randwick before placing last start, so she could return in fine order.
It has been 10 months off, but her recent trial was good enough for this level of racing.
Race 6. (16:45) Barrier Signs C1 Handicap (1000m)
#5 – Alibi Dot Com @ $2.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Looking for consecutive wins is Alibi Dot Com, who relished the wet conditions and she should get something similar.
The four-year-old daughter of Your Song showed a nice turn-of-foot to win at $1.80, so we’re happy with the $2.60 available.
Barrier five suits and she has upside.
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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.
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