Bookies’ Bag: On Course Bookmakers’ LAY Nominations Saturday 9th April

Every week at Betfair, On Course Bookmakers from across the country will be nominating their LAY of the week. 

Get the latest LAY nominations for Saturday 9th April below.


Sandown Race 7 – #3 Sheidel

Walsh Says: “In a capacity field over 1000m I’m surprised she’s come up so short. I like to risk horses off 955m form after a run at the Valley as they usually fall short against other city track sprinting form. She’s a class mare but this is a very deep race.”


Sandown Race 6 – #4 Charlevoix

Swannie Says: “Is a progressive galloper but gets to 2400m for the first time, fourth up, from a wide gate. He’ll be spotting the leaders a big start and I’ll be laying him based on his early market price of $2.15.”


Sandown Race 6 – #2 Pay Up Bro

Oke Says: “Has won only 1 of 12 career starts and is yet to place in both starts at Sandown. He’s a big query at the trip and seems to be a pack chaser.”


Randwick Race 6 – #13 Happy Hannah

Saber Says: “Confident Jameka & Sofia Rosa’s experience over the Oaks distance will be enough to account for Happy Hannah. She may not be seasoned enough just yet and I’ll be laying her aggressively each way around the $4.80 mark.”


Morphettville Race 7 – #1 Thames Court

Seal Says: “Impressive last start winner at The Valley but is rising in weight here against some class fillies. She’ll get another tough run posted wide from barrier 13 which makes the $2.80 seem like rock bottom odds.”


Ascot Race 4 – #6 Pounamu

McCormack Says: “Meets a few horses on the rise here and needs to show significant improvement to win this. Blinkers on is a plus but I’m confident he’s a length or two short of what’s required to win. Three narrow defeats in as many starts suggests as much. 7/4 in early betting is no value.”


Ascot Race 7 – #10 Royal Supreme

Burrows Says: “Lacks acceleration in city class events. Is under the odds due to William Pike booking and I can’t see it finishing over the top of them. Ripper Rio is a progressive horse that looks the one to beat.”


Sandown Race 6 – #4 Charlevoix

Walters Says: “Form is good but he’ll be giving the leaders a big start on a likely wet track. He’s unproven at 2400m and I’m expecting him to be heavily backed but I’d rather Lay him then be on him at the price.”


Randwick Race 1 – #1 Prized Icon

Cook Says: “Had the race run to suit last time and couldn’t finish off. He’s drawn a wide gate in a small field and he’s giving them all weight despite being a maiden. $3.20 early is no value.”


Randwick Race 6 – #1 Jameka

Dwyer Says: “Has come up very short at $3.50 in early betting based on a great run 7 days ago in the Derby. She won’t get any favours from barrier 16 in a very competitive race with the Crown Oaks placegetters, a few smart Kiwis and the untapped Happy Hannah all engaged. Jameka should be at least $5 here.”