CHRISTMAS Day is here and while most Australians will be excited about the prospect of a day off the punters know its the one day of the year where there’s no racing down under.
Thankfully its only 24 hours until racing kicks off again in Australia and the team at Horse Betting has delivered their best bets from both Caulfield and Randwick as well as the next best bets from the venues.
*All odds were provided by our trusted online bookmakers and were correct at the time of publication
Caulfield Boxing Day Best Bet
Race 4 – Immaculate Secret
Immaculate Secret is seeking a hattrick on Boxing Day and looms as a strong hope in a competitive race.
The four-year-old goes back up against the males in this Benchmark 70 contest following a success against fillies and mares at Moonee Valley on December 7. Before that win the mare won in dominant fashion at Terang, scoring by just under two and a half lengths.
Dylan Dunn again takes the ride after guiding Immaculate Secret to both her wins this preparation. Third-up and stepping up to 1400m are both big ticks for the Lee and Troy Corstens-trained mare, and we’re backing her in on Boxing Day.
Immaculate Secret is at $5.50 to win via online bookmaker BetEasy
Caulfield Boxing Day Next Best
Race 6 – Torgersen
Chris Waller-trained gelding Torgersen is looking to get into the winner’s circle after two back-to-back second placings at Kilmore and Pakenham.
The horse gets a great gate to break the Victorian duck over a distance it has won at previously. This appears to be a winnable race and we’re backing him in to deliver a win for Waller.
Torgersen is at $2.90 via online bookmaker BetEasy
Randwick Boxing Day Best Bet
Race 1 – Zalatte
The Chris Waller-trained Zalatte looks extremely hard to beat in the opening event at Randwick.
The filly comes into race 1 after winning both events to date, scoring by just under half a length at Randwick’s Kensington track before winning by a neat length at Rosehill at Benchmark 763 level.
There’s a huge weight increase of 6kg coming into this event but we’re certain she’s good enough to overcome.
This filly is one to watch, and we’re anticipating Zalatte remains undefeated after Boxing Day.
Zalatte is at $1.50 via online bookmaker Sportsbet to win
Randwick Boxing Day Next Best
Race 3 – Devil’s Lair
Surprise surprise, it’s another Chris Waller runner that we’re tipping at Randwick.
It had been a quality preparation leading into this horse’s last-start win at Warwick Farm on December 5 under a peach of a ride by James McDonald.
The J-Mac again takes the ride, and from a good gate, an in-from last-start run under the belt and a field where nothing else stands out means we’re confident that Devil’s Lair can torch them in this one.
Devil’s Lair is at $4.40 via online bookmaker Sportsbet to win