Australian Saturday Racing Betting Offers and Tips – 2nd August 2017
You are spoilt for choice for horse racing this weekend. There are cards taking place all around the country including a few standout races to get your teeth stuck into.
So, we’ve gone through the pick of the action from Flemington, Rosehill and Morphettville. Hopefully our quick previews will help you pick some winners so you can end the weekend in profit.
Aurie’s Star Handicap – Flemington (Race 7)
It’s already time for the first Group race of the new season in Victoria.
The Aurie’s Star Handicap is a Group 3 which is run over 1200 meters at Flemington’s Straight Course. Open to three-year-olds and above, this tends to be a highly competitive betting heat.
Early on and Hey Doc heads the betting across the board. Tony McEvoy’s four-year-old has all the class to suggest he’ll run a big race but he may end up being outshone by his stablemate, Manuel.
Another four-year-old, Manuel looks to have more potential for improvement given that he is relatively lightly raced.
In these sort of handicaps it is always advisable to side with horses who look to have more to give than the handicap ratings suggest and Manuel ticks that box.
The bookies remain unconvinced and you can get Manuel as big as $14 with Luxbet so perhaps an each-way bet is the best way to approach this one.
The Smithfield RSL Club Rosebud – Rosehill (Race 6)
The feature race of Rosehill’s action is race number six, the Smithfield RSL Club Rosebud.
This listed race, which is run over a distance of 1100 meters, helps connections to ascertain whether or not their three-year-olds have what it takes for a crack at the $1 million prize that comes with the Golden Rose which is run next month on the same course.
The early favourite with the bookmakers is Menari at a best price of $2.90 with Sportsbet. However, this could well turn into a battle between Coolmore and Godolphin.
The two giants of global horse racing each have one promising horse in the race. Coolmore have decided to send Siege Of Quebec while it’s Trekking who goes to post for Godolphin.
Both horses are among the huge number who have been nominated for the Golden Rose and connections are desperate for them to dig out the win on Saturday ahead of the big Group 1.
You can make a strong case for each of them but it’s Trekking who gets the nod from us at $5.5 with Ladbrokes. He was never in contention on heavy ground at the Golden Slipper but with conditions set to suit him much better on Saturday, the Godolphin colt should show his class.
James Boags Premium Handicap – Morphettville (Race 7)
We end our previews for the weekend with the James Boags Premium Handicap.
There is a bumper field of 15 entered for this 1000 meter handicap run at Morphettville Parks but picking a winner could well be as easy as siding with the bookies’ favourite, Mystified.
The four-year-old filly was impressive enough in the Lightning Stakes but things just didn’t pan out perfectly and she had to settle for fourth place.
That makes it six races without a win for Mystified but she has placed in her last two starts at Morphettville and with a slight tweak to her racer tactics to allow her to make the most of her strong finishing ability, she could return to winning ways at $3 with Bet365.
Top Betting Tips:
Manuel each-way in the Aurie’s Star Handicap at $13 with Luxbet
Trekking to win the Smithfield RSL Club Rosebud at $5.5 with Ladbrokes
Mystified to win the James Boags Premium Handicap at $3 with Bet365