Geelong free tips, form and odds, Thursday January 4

Geelong tips

THERE are some nice thoroughbreds in action this Thursday at Geelong and we’re excited about the eight races on offer.

We have done the form and have worked out our best tips across the card, which kicks off with a competitive maiden races.

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Race 1 – Maiden Plate (1118m)


Angel is on debut for Lindsay Park after placing in its most recent trial.

The two-year-old by Fastnet Rock is bred to be quick early on and it could pay to follow the betting moves.

Race 1 tip: Angel to win at Neds.com.au

Race 2 – Maiden Plate (2224m)


Rocket Smile should be tough to beat and bookmakers might offer good value.

The four-year-old turned its form around to run second last start and the penny might have dropped with that effort.

Race 2 tip: Rocket Smile to win at CrownBet.com.au

Race 3 – Maiden Plate (1720m)


Akamon has been close enough in two runs to date and it could get over the line first on this occasion.

Trained by Shea Eden, the lightly-tried former Kiwi runner could be at good value here in what is an even field.

Race 3 tip: Akamon to win at Sportsbet.com.au

Race 4 – Maiden Plate (1318m)


Loxwood has drawn wide in barrier 11, but there was plenty to like about its last start placing and it could cross from out wide.

The three-year-old gelding finished only a half-length behind the winner at Bendigo and another strong effort is likely.

Race 4 tip: Loxwood to win at Sportsbet.com.au

Race 5 – BM58 Handicap (1518m)


Miss Adequate is rarely too far away from the mark and it looked good when winning two starts back.

Trained by Danny O’Brien, the mare by O’Reilly followed that up with a solid placing last start and this field doesn’t look overly strong.

Race 5 tip: Miss Adequate to win at Neds.com.au

Race 6 – BM70 Handicap (1720m)


Potentate is a last start winner for Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott.

The four-year-old by Fastnet Rock scored by a narrow margin at Werribee, but that was an encouraging performance and it could be the kick starter for more success.

Race 6 tip: Potentate to win at Neds.com.au

Race 7 – BM58 Handicap (1118m)


Zoot Suit Riot has yet to win this campaign, but there were positive signs last time out.

The Adam O’Neill-trained runner finished second at Echuca behind Coco Couture and that form should line up well here.

Race 7 tip: Zoot Suit Riot to win at CrownBet.com.au

Race 8 – BM64 Handicap (1318m)


Share the Faith looked above average last campaign for Lindsay Park.

The gelding by Nicconi was a winner at Geelong by a length before running into a much harder field at Sandown. This is easier and it should go close.

Race 8 tip: Share the Faith to win at Sportsbet.com.au