Thursday Horse Racing Tips – March 3rd, 2022

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

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 1. (17:45) Iron Jack Australia Lagers Maiden (1000m)

#3 – Edge of Reward @ $4.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet

Edge of Reward ran well during his first preparation, including a second placing on debut at Cranbourne.

The three-year-old gelding finished 2.5 lengths behind He’s Xceptional, which has since been franked and his effort at Pakenham wasn’t too bad.

Having a break helps and his jumpout efforts have been good, so put him on top.

Race 3. (18:45) 9Mile Fresh Maiden (1600m)

#8 – Rockin’ Zain @ $2.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet

Rockin’ Zain took time to get warmed up on debut, so the rise to the mile should help.

The three-year-old gelding hit the line nicely at Pakenham over 1400m and the form stacks up nicely. Winning the race was Set the Sails, so it’s a good form guide.

Getting the inside draw should give him an economical run and he could finish best.

Race 4. (19:15) Magic Millions Adelaide Maiden (1400m)

#10 – Versilia @ $2.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet

Versilia is looking to cap off consecutive second placings and we like her chances of breaking through.

The four-year-old daughter of Snitzel was a short margin behind the winner last start and that form has since stacked up well.

She was ridden positively last start, so she should head forward off the inside draw and try run them into the ground.

Race 7. (20:45) Sportsbet Bet with Mates BM64 (1600m)

#2 – Ellmaknifico @ $2.70 – Bet @ Sportsbet

Ellmaknifico needed both runs back from a spell and he’s better than what he showed at Geelong last start.

The four-year-old son of Makfi was much better when running second at Wangaratta fresh up and the two-time winner should appreciate the rise in distance.

His two wins came over 1400m and 1717m, so we like his chances in these conditions.

Port Macquarie

Race 2. (14:25) Tab Long May We Play C2 Handicap (1000m)

#1 – Apalala @ $2.25 – Bet @ Sportsbet

Most of the early money is with Apalala, who comes off a win at Taree and she has handled wet tracks in the past.

The four-year-old mare by Hidden Dragon won by just under a length and she won her maiden on a soft track, so she’s worth backing.

She opened at $2.40 and has been well-backed since, so she demands attention.

Race 4. (15:40) Carlton Dry Open Handicap (1100m)

#1 – Aheadofhistime @ $2.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet

The five-year-old comes off consecutive second placings at Grafton and that form stacks up well.

He is a professional six-time winner from 32 starts and four of those wins have come over this distance, so he hits the ground running.

Getting 2kg off his back helps and most of his best form comes on rain-affected tracks, so we’re not surprised by the money coming his way in betting markets.

Race 5. (16:20) Gemlife Rainbow Beach Maiden (1100m)

#8 – Realised @ $6 – Bet @ Sportsbet

Realised has yet to win from five starts, but she owns a second placing and we’re giving her another chance.

The three-year-old daughter of Holler should appreciate the drop in weight with the 2kg claim and that could bring her into contention.

Punters get each-way odds.

Race 6. (16:55) Trackside Photography C1 (1500m)

#6 – Sindagar @ $3.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet

The odds for Sindagar have drifted a touch after opening at $3, but the four-year-old gelding has winning claims.

He finished fourth at Newcastle last time out and he’s only going to improve with race fitness on his side.

He handles wet tracks and we’re happy with the odds available.

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

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