Thursday Horse Racing Tips – March 24th, 2022

We have expert betting tips for the cards this Thursday at Pakenham and Hawkesbury.

There is plenty of value available with bookmakers at the Thursday 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 2. (18:15) Spendthrift Australia Maiden (1200m)

#6 – Cateechee @ $3.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet

Cateechee didn’t fire at Pakenham last time out but we’re prepared to give her another chance.

The three-year-old daughter of Lonhro looked better prior to that when placing at Bendigo and Sandown, so anything close to that form should be good enough.

The stable is firing and Cateechee could add another to the tally.

Race 4. (19:15) Battery Zone Maiden (1400m)

#11 – Award Me @ $2.70 – Bet @ Sportsbet

Danny O’Brien lines up the three-year-old filly who has been close behind the winners so far.

The daughter of Shamus Award finished a half-length behind the winner on debut at Sandown before running well enough at Moonee Valley.

That form stacks up well and we’re not surprised by the early betting support.

Race 5. (19:45) Jack Rossiter on Sportsbet C1 (1400m)

#5 – Versilia @ $2.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet

Versilia capped off consistent placings with a win at Pakenham by 2.5 lengths, so she could produce the goods again.

The O’Brien-trained mare has yet to finish worse than second in two starts on the track, so she’s a consistent type.

Getting the inside draw with Craig Williams in the saddle could be enough.

Race 7. (21:45) Sportsbet Bet with Mates BM58 (1200m)

#5 – Lady Silvair @ $2.70 – Bet @ Sportsbet

Lady Silvair looks ready to fire after two starts this preparation and she’s not facing an overly tough field.

The five-year-old has had six starts for a win and two placings, so her form is solid and dropping in class could make the difference.

Getting 1.5kg off her back is ideal and it could pay to follow the money, which has seen her odds firm from $2.90.


Race 1. (13:15) Riding for the Disabled C1 (1500m)

#4 – Gulf of Saros @ $2.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet

Gulf of Saros looked good winning fresh up at Wyong and his two efforts since have been solid.

The three-year-old colt by Snitzel subsequently finishing second at Hawkesbury before running fourth at Canterbury, so he’s running well.

Money has come for him since markets opened and his odds could firm.

Race 2. (13:50) Arrowfield Stud Maiden Handicap (1100m)

#2 – Brillar @ $2.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet

James Cummings lines up the three-year-old gelding who has shown enough ability to date.

The son of Exosphere finished third at Gosford before running third at Randwick behind Finepoint, which is a good enough form guide.

Having Hugh Bowman in the saddle helps and we expect the $2.50 to remain rock-steady on race day.

Race 5. (15:40) Kohnke’s Own Maiden (1500m)

#14 – Stalking @ $2.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet

Stalking turned her form around with a second placing at Kembla Grange last start and she could go one better.

The daughter of Animal Kingdom has had eight starts for three placings, so she’s threatening to win and this could be her time to shine.

It’s not a strong maiden field and Bowman rides.

Race 8. (17:30) HRC Motel BM64 (1000m)

#5 – Way to the Stars @ $3.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet

Way to the Stars won his first two starts and although beaten in two runs since, he has plenty of upside.

The three-year-old son of Reward for Effort finished fourth at Randwick last time out and dropping in class should help.

Carrying 60.5kg won’t be easy but the early betting support is a good sign and it could pay to watch for late betting moves.

Once again, all odds are with Sportsbet – our No. 1 rated bookmaker. You can join Sportsbet by clicking HERE.

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