Author: Jayson Vaz

Sandown Betting Tips & Odds

Sandown Race 1 Horse Racing Betting Tips

PENSKE The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained Penske has made his mark in provincial company and will be chasing a third win at his sixth career outing when the son of Sebring contests the City Of Wollongong RSL Sub-Branch Gallipoli Cup Benchmark 72 Handicap (1600m). A Hawkesbury maiden winner on debut in three runs in his first preparation, Penske returned to racing chasing home Cedarwood in a benchmark 70 handicap at Newcastle on March 22 before recording the best speed ratings of the day winning a class one handicap at Wyong last start. Penske has the potential to be a city winner however there is another provincial win in him on Saturday.

Sandown Race 2 Horse Racing Betting Tips

ROK’N’UNDATHESTARS – Rok’n’undathestars is a five-year-old but didn’t start racing until a month ago. Trained by Ben Currie he hasn’t let the grass grow under is feet with a dominant Maiden win first-up over 1200m followed by a narrow defeat in a class 1 at Beaudesert last start over 1100m. The step up to 1300m should suit and with Rebecca Williams to ride from gate one Rok’n’undathestars should be hard to beat.

Sandown Race 5 Horse Racing Betting Tips

GOLD MONARCH – I tipped him two starts back at long odds and he put in a shocker. Gold Monarch’s other five career runs have been solid and I have always felt that being a very big horse out of a Zabeel mare he would be suited over a longer distance. He has gone well previously when ridden by Ron Goltz and despite the wide gate gets his chance over 1650m. If he can relax in the run and not overrace Gold Monarch will be hard to hold off.

Sandown Race 6 Horse Racing Betting Tips

ANYMORE – Anymore hasn’t won since the Gatton Cup last year but placed over this trip here two starts back in stronger company and has benefited from three runs back since a let-up. The small field suits, Baylee Nothdurft knows him well having ridden him at his past three starts, the 1.5kg claim helps and this is the weakest field he has met in a long time. From gate two, Anymore should be able to set the tempo and be too good in the run home.

Sandown Race 8 Horse Racing Betting Tips

VEGANZA – Veganza is a Maiden taking on winners but has upside and is bred for the trip. She is by Lope De Vega out of a Zabeel mare and whilst the dam Brazeeliana has been a moderate producer the better of the progeny could stay. Veganza has now had four starts and has shown steady improvement at each of them going down narrowly at her most recent start of 1600m at the Sunshine Coast where she looked the winner everywhere but on the line. The step up to 1800m at her home track is ideal and whilst she takes on stronger company Scott Galloway stays on and should have her on the speed throughout. Against her own age group she has a good each-way chance.

Moonee Valley Betting Tips & Odds

Moonee Valley Race 4 Horse Racing Betting Tips

SECRET COPY- Early betting for the Southern Cross Austereo MTC Guineas Prelude (1400m) suggests it is a race in two between the Nick Olive-trained I Am Kalani who is the bookmakers top tip at around $1.85 with the last start Wagga winner, Secret Copy from the Matthew Dale stable the second pick at $2.65, however, there is enough evidence to suggest the bookies may have the wrong market order. I Am Kalani has earned favouritism through successive win on the Canberra Acton track last preparation and runner-up finishes at her latest two outings including the Albury Guineas last start. The query with I Am Kalani is the 58kg, the three-year-old daughter of I Am Invincible has never carried more than 55.5kg in her career to date with 54.5kg carried in her two wins. She may well get then job done however I Am Kalani is not an odds-on chance with such a significant weight rise. Conversely Secret Copy could not have been more impressive carrying 56.5kg to a 6 3/4-length maiden win over 1200m at Wagga last start. The three-year-old daughter of Snitzel won in a manner that suggests the step up to 1400m won’t be an issue and with plenty of scope for improvement at her third race start will test the favourite to the limit.

Moonee Valley Race 5 Horse Racing Betting Tips

CASH CRISIS- We were with the Matthew Dale stable in the Guineas Prelude but happy to risk the stable’s $2.50 favourite Clipper in the Magic Albert 2018 Town Plate Prelude (1200m). Clipper is yet to win beyond 1100m and with a wide gate to boot, can run against me. Last start Albury City Handicap winner Cash Crisis represents the value in the race at $9 in early betting markets. A winner of three of his six starts in the 1150m-1200m distance range, Cash Crisis left the Country Championships third-placegetter O’ So Hazy in his wake last start and is drawn to get all the favours in running launching from barrier two and represents genuine value.

Moonee Valley Race 6 Horse Racing Betting Tips

OH SO UNFAIR- Our fate at Wagga will be highly dependent on the results from the Matthew Dale Stable as once again one of his runners looks under the odds as favourite for the Kooringal Stud 2018 Murrumbidgee Cup – Heat Of The Wagga Stayers Series (1800m). Fun Tickets is a mare that has been good to us in the past, however she does go to 1800m for the first time with 59kg and must overcome a wide gate and I would be looking for at least $4.50 before considering having something on her. The Mark Gee-trained Oh So Unfair is proven at the trip winning the Tom Patton Cup at the track and distance two runs back before being outclassed in the Albury Gold Cup last start. With early betting markets having Fun Tickets at $2.80 and Oh So Unfair at $13 the latter is the horse to be on.

Moonee Valley Race 8 Horse Racing Betting Tips

IMAGE OF LOVE- As a proven Armidale performer, the $13 available for the Paul Grills-trained Image Of Love looks attractive odds in the days feature, the Watson McNamara & Watt Solicitors Guyra Cup (1400m). Trained at the track, Image of Love has won two races at Armidale including the Country Championship Preview over the 1400m two runs back on March 4 before having no luck at Moree last time start when forced to race wide without cover. Image of Love is drawn to get all the favours in running from an inside draw in a race where several the key chances are drawn out. Last start Muswellbrook winner Niccobelle from the Wyong stables of Kristen Buchanan is the early favourite but may be vulnerable over the last 100m. If he gets clear running approaching the home turn Image Of Love will be the one charging late.

Caulfield Betting Tips & Odds

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IN HIS STRIDE- Trained by Rex Lipp at Toowoomba he struggled to find form initially this preparation but has performed well at two outings since being freshened during February and is a smart horse on his day. During his career he has been placed in a Magic Millions Quality, been beaten an inch by Monsieur Gustave in the Listed Eye Liner and placed in two other Listed races so he is well up to this class when right. He hit the line well behind Gracida last start over 1050m at Doomben and meets him 1.5kg better on a bigger track where he can utilise his strong finishing burst. Brad Stewart won on him two starts back over the 1000m here, can park him off the speed and charge home late.

Horse Racing Betting Tips

REILMARTINI – This didn’t beat much at Ballarat at his third start after winning on debut at that track and then ran third at Moonee Valley. He put them to the sword quickly in the straight and the margin was widening on the line. He carried 59kg and ran home his last 400m in 22.36 seconds, with the last 200m covered in 11.34. May be a lucky horse, four starts, three times barrier one. Darren Weir continues to produce good provincial performers that transfer their form to the city. The stablemate Iconoclasm despite his wide gate can be included in exotics together with Bravo Tango, he looked special at Flemington in October and January.

Horse Racing Betting Tips

ABDON – Can lightning strike twice in 12 months at Caulfield? Last year at this meeting the Chris Waller stable produced Life Less Ordinary to win the 1800m race at his first Australian start. This horse races in the same colours and has the ability to win. At Newmarket in the UK in October 2016, Johannes Vermeer second in the Melbourne Cup, beat him home a length over 1810m. At his previous start over the same trip, also at Newmarket, Folkswood which won the Cranbourne Cup last year, beat him home four lengths. I didn’t mind his trial behind Trekking at Rosehill in late March when 3-1/2 lengths from the winner with something to give. He’s been gelded since he last raced and has the lugging bit applied. Tiamo Grace looks the danger after two runs this time in.

Horse Racing Betting Tips

SHEEZDASHING – Good pace here with Princess Mia and Double The Magic both drawn out going forward with Fern and Hinchin Time from barriers one and two pushing up. Sheezdashing was three wide in the Mornington Guineas last start, you cannot win being wide at that track and to her credit she was brave running on for fourth. The previous run at Flemington was held up behind Holbien when she had something to offer. Go back to the spring when Luvaluva beat her less than two lengths in the Wakeful at Flemington, that’s good enough form to be going close here.

Flemington Betting Tips & Odds

Flemington Race 1 Horse Racing Betting Tips

IWATANI- The Mark Hatch-trained Iwatani is the winner of his only start at Armidale and looks well placed to remain unbeaten at the track and distance when he takes his place in the Regional Australia Bank Guyra Benchmark 64 Handicap (1100m). Iwatani hasn’t been back to Armidale since winning his maiden over the 1100m back in 2016 but his recent form is good enough to suggest he will be right in play on Sunday. Despite finishing sixth at Muswellbrook on March 2, Iwatani was only a half-length from the winner and was far from disgraced in the H&NWRA; Country Championship Qualifier at Scone last start over an unsuitable 1400m. Inside barriers are a significant advantage over the 1100m at Armidale and with Iwatani launching from barrier two the five-year-old will take a power of beating with Travis Wolfgram in the saddle.

Flemington Race 3 Horse Racing Betting Tips

LEGACY WARS- Steve Tregea was probably hoping this Written Tycoon four-year-old would be a speedster but like the half-brother Mandryka he has thrown to his mother who is by the stayer Helissio. He resumed off a 29 week break and one quiet trial with a solid effort in a 1210m maiden here but will be improved from that run and this 1625m race is far more suitable. Last preparation he was placed in a 1680m Maiden at Ipswich which was the only time he got to run on a good track. He should get similar conditions here and from gate one in a very moderate Maiden with Nozi Tomizawa retaining the mount gets a chance to put a score on the board.

Flemington Race 4 Horse Racing Betting Tips

CLIVEDEN- I tipped him the day he won at Beaudesert and since then he was caught on a very heavy track with 59.5kg at the Sunshine Coast and last start met a strong class three field at Dalby, He was far from disgraced in that finishing fourth to Jim ‘n’ Andy beaten less than two lengths and will find this class two company easier. From the inside gate with Michael Schrapel claiming 2kg he can sit on the speed and be too strong late. It is his first try over 1300m but he is by Street Cry the sire of Winx and Zenyatta out of a mare that won the VRC Oaks so the distance shouldn’t be an issue.

Flemington Race 5 Horse Racing Betting Tips

ROOI ROE- The “Roma Rocket”, she has won six of fourteen starts and only missed a place once and in that she ran fourth. There has been no shortage of mileage either as she has won on her home track Roma, Doomben and Rockhampton as well as placing at Eagle Farm, Birdsville, Toowoomba and Dalby. She resumes here after a 17 week break and whilst bar plates would normally worry me she has an excellent first up record and I am prepared to trust her over the 1000m. Les Tilley has won on her four times, will sit her off the speed and have her charging late.

Flemington Race 8 Horse Racing Betting Tips

CLUB SODA- The Congrats gelding trained by Liam Birchley was scratched last week and kept for this in the hope of a firmer surface. He may be destined for the Asian market but has been trialling strongly and could debut well. Chris Whitely knows the Gold Coast track very well and with the horse having shown speed in his trials can go forward from the outside gate and be hard to run down.

Things to do in Sydney in September

Sydney is a fun place to be especially in the month of September. Major events, festivals and fun time are at its peak in spring but don’t forget to look for a short term accommodation in Sydney. Let’s check out some of the events and things to do in Sydney in September.

1) Pyrmont Festival
It is the ninth anniversary of the festival. Situated in Piramma Park Playground, you can enjoy an array of food, the charm of orange, wine tasting, kid’s entertainment and live music. With over 100 stalls its a festival you will never want to miss. The event is from 28th September to 6th October.
2) Oz Comic-Con
If you love superhero movies then this is the place to be. There will a lot of things to do like the showcase of video games, competitive gaming, events for kids and meet with celebrities. Some confirmed celebrities to attend is Hayley Atwell, Archie Andrews, Katherine Barrels and many more. The event is from 28th to 29th September.
3) St Ives Medieval Faire
One of the best dark ages event in Sydney. If you are a lover of history then you will love this event as champions will battle it out in jousting arena and in foot. Learn to use a medieval weapon, eat and drink in the tavern, like in the dark ages. The event is from 21st to 22nd September.
4) The Hills Shire Orange Blossoms Festivals
Also known as the festival of light as performers, attendees and surroundings will be light up. There are fireworks, light dancers, hula hoop performance and also kids events. There will be food trucks along the alley to keep your stomach full. The event is on 14th September.
5) Roller Disco Brunch
For roller skating lovers, you will love this place. You will be skating on the rooftop of Cruise Bar. The main event is to skate for 90 minutes non-stop and get free pizza as much as you want. The event is from 31st August to 1st September.
6) Sydney Rides
This event happens for 3 months and it’s an event that goes around Sydney. Join your family and friends as you cycle around in events like Light The City, Spring Cycle and The Big Adventure. The event starts on 1st September.