We’re halfway through the working week, and it’s a punters’ paradise on Wednesday with six local meetings to go alongside races in New Zealand and Hong Kong. The team at HorseBetting.com.au have picked out a few bank-building opportunities as we head towards metro meetings at Ballarat, Kembla Grange and Ascot on the weekend.
Strathalbyn racing preview
The first of the local meets to get underway on Wednesday afternoon will be the nine-race card out of Strathalbyn. With small fields being the story of the day, a couple of handy types will look to capitalise on the lack of rivals they come up against. You will need to wait until the seventh race on the card to find our best bet at Strathalbyn, but $2.20 chance could be a real bank builder. Check out our full Strathalbyn betting tips here.
Mornington racing preview
A rare Wednesday meeting at Mornington has eight races set to be run and won. With some of our better plays coming up at good odds, we’re hopeful we can help kick away your Wednesday blues with a couple of big-priced winners on the Peninsula. Read HB’s Mornington betting tips to see our best bets and quaddie numbers.
Wyong racing preview
There are seven races set down for judgement at Wyong for what looks to be a competitive card throughout. There looks to be plenty of returning gallopers who showed some good signs in their winter campaigns and will be looking to build on that as we head into the summer races. A couple of short-priced favourites will go around early on in the card, but there appears to be plenty of value towards the back end of the program.
Ipswich racing preview
As is the case with most meetings out of the Sunshine State, the eight-race card at Ipswich looks to offer plenty of value and some very competitive races. With the first race jumping at 2:18pm AEDT, punters in the southern states will be looking to build a bank well into the early parts of Wednesday evening from the Bundamba track. See our Ipswich betting tips here.
Ascot racing preview
On the eve of the Perth track’s marquee carnival, Ascot hosts an eight-race card that runs well into the night for punters in the eastern states. With the rail out an astonishing 16m, it may pay to be with some on-speed gallopers throughout the meeting. The surface is a Soft 5 at the time of writing, but a favourable forecast suggests we’ll be racing on a firmer track than that.
Launceston racing preview
The final card to get underway on Wednesday will be the night meeting out of Launceston, where there are nine races set to be run and won from 5:25pm until 10pm local time. The featured event on the program is the 3YO cup, where some of the state’s best young gallopers will battle it out for a share of the $100,000 prize pool.
Did You See This?
Capacity fields have been accepted for the marquee events at Ascot. The Group 1 Railway Stakes has attracted a field of 16 with four emergencies, the first of which is the joint market favourite in a race where it is $5 the field. The Group 2 WA Guineas also has a field of 16 plus emergencies, with Watch Me Dance coming up a $3.40 favourite for the premier 3YO race in Western Australia.