Thursday Horse Racing Tips – May 5th, 2022

03/05/22 – Tuesday Horse Racing Tips

We have expert betting tips for the cards this Thursday at Warrnambool and Wagga.

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 Ladbrokes. You can join Ladbrokes by clicking HERE.


Race 2. (11:45) Tab BM70 (1400m)

#3 – Ceasar @ $3.40 – Bet @ Ladbrokes

Ceasar capped off consistent form with a win at Sandown and we like his chances of going back-to-back.

The three-year-old son of Proisir scored narrowly over Arran Bay, which is a solid form guide and the early betting support is a good sign.

Having a strong rider in John Allen in the saddle helps, so punters should enjoy the $3.40.

Race 4. (12:45) Catanach’s Jewellers BM70 (1400m)

#12 – Pankhurst @ $4.60 – Bet @ Ladbrokes

Pankhurst scored a win on debut at Casterton before running solidly enough at Geelong and Ballarat.

The four-year-old mare comes off a fifth at Ballarat behind Groovy Kinda Love, which is a good form guide and she could fire in a fresh state.

Barrier 16 isn’t ideal but she has been backed in after opening at $6, which is always a good sign.

Race 7. (14:30) Lyndoch Grand Annual Steeplechase (5500m)

#6 – Vanguard @ $3.20 – Bet @ Ladbrokes

Punters can never rule out a Symon Wilde-trained runner at the Bool and Vanguard is an excellent winning hope.

The five-year-old owns three wins and a placing from four starts over the jumps and he has yet to finish worse than second at the track.

His last-start win was tough and it holds him in good stead for the feature.

Race 9. (15:55) Sungold Milk Warrnambool Cup (2350m)

#2 – Grandslam @ $1.85 – Bet @ Ladbrokes

Grandslam ran them into the ground last start and he’s easily good enough to take out the Warrnambool Cup.

The four-year-old gelding owns three wins from 14 starts and over $500,000 in stakes, so he’s the class runner of this field.

His 5.5-length win at Caulfield was classy and we’re happy to take the short odds available.


Race 1. (12:30) Audi Centre Wagga Handicap (1200m)

#1 – Command Approved @ $2.45 – Bet @ Ladbrokes

Command Approved won on debut at Canberra and we like his chances of getting back to his best form.

The Waterhouse/Bott-trained two-year-old comes off a third placing at Randwick behind Bandi’s Boy, which is solid enough form for this level of racing.

Getting the inside draw helps his chances of finding the front and he goes on top.

Race 3. (13:40) Wagga Workwear Maiden (1000m)

#8 – Prophet’s Daughter @ $9 – Bet @ Ladbrokes

Prophet’s Daughter did well enough on debut to finish second at Wagga and there is no reason why she can’t win fresh up.

The four-year-old has had a nice break after debuting in January and there are no superstars in this race, so she could take advantage.

Take the $9 available and it could shorten on race day.

Race 5. (15:00) Budget Car and Truck Rental C1 (1600m)

#5 – Taraashoq @ $2.50 – Bet @ Ladbrokes

Taraashoq is a former European who comes off a solid trial effort at Randwick, which bodes well.

The four-year-old son of Maxios scored a win at Nottingham two starts back and anything close to that form would be good enough at this level.

The early betting support is a good sign and we’re putting him on top.

Race 7. (16:20) Iron Jack 2022 Town Plate (1200m)

#2 – King of Hastings @ $17 – Bet @ Ladbrokes

King of Hastings is a former top liner who could return to form at this level.

The five-year-old gelding comes off a seventh at Flemington behind Express Pass where he was only 2.6 lengths behind the winner.

He is a four-time winner at the distance and we’re taking the odds available.

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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