Warwick Farm Tips for Wednesday the 20th of September. [Read more…] about Warwick Farm Tips – 20th September
IT’S George Main Stakes day at Royal Randwick and that means one thing – all eyes are on WINX as she attempts to make it 20 straight.
But from a punting perspective we need to look elsewhere and we’re got three bets that look excellent chances on the card.
Sydney tracks have been lightning fast of late and there’s been no rain to speak of for an extended period of time. The surface has been watered though and with the rail out nine metres from the 1600m to the winning post, you’d expect the on-pacers to be best placed.
Here are our three best bets on the card.
Royal Randwick Tips 16th September
Race 4 #3 Tom Melbourne @ $3.30
Bloody Tom Melbourne. We’ve not stepped into him before now but after two sensational runs for Chris Waller, we’re decided its time. After trialling very stylishly, he was tragically held up at vital stages on debut for the new stable before running second again, this time after sitting three wide and beating all bar Happy Clapper. We want to be on the leaders today and he looks the most likely candidate and, combined with his big drop in grade, looks the obvious choice.
Race 8#3 Chocante @ $3.90
We think Australia is underestimating just how good this Stephen Marsh-trained Kiwi stayer is. First up he chased home Winx and Red Excitement – but importantly, he was the horses that carted the entire field up to the runaway leader. To stick on for third so gamely and be pulling away from the fourth horse in the end was brilliant. The jump to 2000m second up looks perfect and he’s the likely leader on the speed map. Very tough to beat.
Race 9#2 Echo Effect @ $7.50/$2.60
There’s just enough juice in this price to entice us to bet each way. Kristen Buchanan brings stable star Echo Effect to Sydney for his first up assignment and has shown some intent by throwing the blinkers on and engaging Brenton Avdulla to ride. He showed some strong three-year-old form that out-rates most of these and has the capacity to race forward from the wide gate. A recent Newcastle trial showed he is up to the mark and we’re happy to be on both totes.
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THIS week we have four suggested bets from the top two tiers of English football that we hope can help punters build their banks early on in a long season.
ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE
Bournemouth v Watford
Watford’s intensity was very impressive in Round 1 and they fought right to the death to claim a point against Liverpool. That pace and determination wasn’t evident in Bournemouth’s game as they succumbed to defeat at West Brom despite dominating possession (71%). The Cherries looked tame in the final third and susceptible on the counter attack, something Watford could exploit. We acknowledge Bournemouth’s excellent record as home favourites last year but are happy to take them on here at odds on. While a draw is possible, we’re going to back Watford’s potency to get them over the line, albeit with some insurance.
Betting tip: Watford Draw No Bet @ $2.95 (Unibet)
Liverpool v Crystal Palace
This is a very confident play. Liverpool scored three goals away to Watford despite a number of wasted chances last week. On the flip side, Crystal Palace shipped three at home to promoted Huddersfield. Now Liverpool, on the back of a midweek European victory, gets a crack at the vulnerable Palace outfit still adapting to Frank de Boer’s ‘back three’. We expect Liverpool to have no trouble finding the back of the net here, with their pace among the front three too much for the Eagles to handle.
Stoke City v Arsenal
Arsenal and Leicester played out an opening night thriller at the Emirates and despite conceding three, they netted four of their own to take the points. The Foxes’ pace and tenacity opened up Arsenal’s defence but Stoke, put simply, does not pose the same threat. Everton was there for the taking last week but they barely troubled the Toffees’ defence and it is hard to see the Gunners facing any issues of their own down back. The price on offer is acceptable to back the Gunners to make it two from two.
Betting tip: Arsenal to win @ $1.85 (Bet365)
Wolverhampton v Cardiff
A top-of-the-table clash has cropped up in Round 4 of the Championship with undefeated Wolverhampton and Cardiff facing off at the Molineux. Both have netted six times in three games but Cardiff is also yet to concede a single goal and that bodes well heading into a tricky away fixture. Wolves have been smashed into $4.00 title favourites but we’re yet to be 100% convinced and are not sure they deserve to be $2.05 here. We’re predicting a tight one and taking the +0.5 Handicap in favour of Cardiff at what looks generous odds.
Betting tip: Cardiff +0.5 @ $1.88 (Bet 365)