Pro Lays: Wednesday 24th May 2017

Every week on The Hub, professional punters from across the country will be nominating their LAY of the week.

Get the latest LAY nominations for Wednesday 24th May below.

Horse Racing Professionals –

Geoff McMurray – @mcmurray_geoff  – Morphettville – Race 2 #1 Buck’s Row

McMurray Says: “Was OK on debut in a very poor race run in very slow time. Faces a task beating Sharp Diamond on exposed form so happy to oppose. $4.00 or less in the early betting looks poison.”

Punting Form –

Shane Baker – @PuntingForm – Morphettville – Race 2 #5 Sharp Diamond

Baker Says: “Resumes from a spell having run in some much stronger races than this last preparation. Went reasonably well in an 800m trial on the 5th of May, but there is a big difference between that and an 1100m run under race conditions which it faces today. The bottom line is that the price in the early market looks too short and I am leaning to Fancy Rumble ahead of Sharp Diamond.”

Racing Watch – 

John Walter – @J_Walter23 – Canterbury – Race 2 #2 Envy Of All

Walter Says: “This filly has had two starts this time in and screams out to me as a ‘next time in’ horse. She has been very nervous in trials and races. The penny doesn’t look as though it has dropped with her just yet. Narrowly beaten at both starts, she had more than every chance last time in. That form is questionable and feel as though we may have seen the best of his this preparation. The booking of Bowman has stopped me from laying her for the place also but it does look a race with improving types! ”

Ratings2Win –

Paul Daily – @PaulD01 – Ballarat– Race 2 #8 Royal Order (E/W)

Daily Says: “Had the one run on synthetic where he was able to make ground from the back in best part of the track and in which the pace shape suited. Gets back here again from the gate and looks to be a nice risk at the current fixed odds of $3.00. Laying E/W.”

racebk –

Ben Krahe – @racebk_com – Maryborough Harness – Race 4 #7 Looks The Part

Krahe Says: “Has good gate speed and been running well but has drawn the outside gate here. Plenty of dangers here namely 1, 8, 10 and 11 so keen to oppose Looks The Part at the short odds.”


John McLeod – @macbetjohn – Ipswich– Race 7 #4 Chivadahlii

McLeod Says: “Chivadahlii has been racing in well in stronger company than this but the track will play very ‘leaderish’ here today and that won’t suit. The race looks to be full of chances so the $3.00 on offer is under the odds for mine”

Champion Bets – 

Nathan Snow – @snowbet –  Canterbury – Race 5 #1 Pound Sterling (Place)

Snow Says: “Best run this preparation was wound up first up on a suitable wet track. Ran on fair second up and then on pace and weakening late last time. Never been past 1300m and I’ve seen nothing to suggest the step up to 1580m is what he’s looking for. Happy to lay the place and it weakens late.”

Rick Williams Racing –

Rick Williams – @rwilliamsracing – Canterbury – Race 6 #4 Estikhraaj

Williams Says: “Looked impressive at Scone but this race is harder. Has a poor strike rate and will go back from the outside draw. Looks a good at $3.50 looking at the early prices.”

Queensland Trials –

Chris Nelson – @qldtrials – Ipswich – Race 11 #6 Snipetron 

Nelson Says: “Without doubt has relished the change of environment since switching states having won both local starts here at Ipswich and also at the Sunshine Coast when first up. He’s been able to find comfortable leads on both occasions over the shorter 1000m range trips. However, today rises to 1200m and draws a wide gate in a race where there’s speed drawn to his inside. Looks a risky proposition and not likely to be bringing up the hat-trick.”

Racetrack Ralphy –

Ralph Horowitz – @rtralphy – Ballarat – Race 8 #5 Dante’s Finale (Place)

Horowitz Says: “Honest type but very limited and only in the market due to his city placing last start at Sandown. That was on a wet track in a race with little substance, here on the drier inner tack I expect him to be swallowed up from his on pace position. He fell in on Stawell Cup day in a very basic 1300m on a firm track, and the 1400m appears a stretch for him. There’s a few here with upside and some exposed runners whose best is better than him. He’s a good E/W lay but for maximum value I’ll be laying him to place!”

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