Pro Lays: Wednesday 31st January 2018

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 31st January below.

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Winning Edge Investments –

Geoff McMurray – @mcmurray_geoff – Sandown Race 1 #3 Hermanito

McMurray Says: “Against the early favourite here for a few reasons. While all runs have been solid just seems to lack a real turn of speed at this stage of his career. He is also deep into his preparation so cannot see any improvement. Meets a first starter in Jungle Fish which has a really high rating pedigree cross and Giannarelli who was good on debut and the step up in trip looks ideal being by High Chaparral. For those reasons happy to oppose Hermanito.”

Punting Form –

Shane Baker – @PuntingForm – Ipswich Race 8 #6 Shield Wall

Baker Says: “A Chris Waller horse dropping back to a Class 2 at Ipswich, looking to get something out of this preparation. Is deep into the prep, has moved around from New South Wales to Queensland, been up to 2200m and is running over 1666m here, its habit of getting back in the run is also unlikely to deliver a win at Ipswich. Not the profile you want to see for a pronounced favourite, so we will be laying Shield Wall.”

Racing Watch –

John Walter – @J_Walter23 – Kembla Grange – Race 2 #1 Archedemus

Walter Says: “Impressive trial winner on debut for the Markwell stable that has come up short. Always wary of Gwenda’s horses when running at their home circuit, but this field looks packed with talent and no easy task. Gives weight to more experienced types and really will have to be something out of the box to be beating this field first time out. Happy to take on at the early quote today.”

Racing Rant –

Marc Lambourne – @justideal – Kembla Grange Race 7 #4 Great Job

Lambourne Says: “Provincial-trained yet makes Provincial debut at seventh appearance, suggesting he has been well placed in the country circuit to date.”


John McLeod – @macbetjohn – Ipswich Race 8 #6 Shield Wall

McLeod Says: “Shield Wall should have won two starts ago at the Sunshine Coast but then was disappointing at Doomben on a firmer track. Track will not help today so the $2.10 is short enough for mine!”

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Ben Krahe – @racebk_com – Shepparton Harness Race 4 #8 Rockin In Memphis

Krahe says: “Drawn poorly inside the second row, will be giving the top elect (and probable leader) a hefty start. Looks a promising horse but happy to wait for another day.”

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Paul Daily – @PaulD01  Kembla Grange Race 3 #3 Waltzing Willie

Daily says: “Well exposed 6YO who appears here as a $4.60 chance in early markets that I feel is based on the small field size rather on merit. Hasn’t won now in the last 23 starts (since October 2015) and looks the face serious opposition from the Snowden trained favourite. Had all favours when resuming at Wagga before failing at $2.80 behind a substandard field at Queanbeyan last start. At the fixed odds of $4.60 is one I have to oppose.”

Dickos Mailbag –

Jack Dickens – @dickosmailbag – Sandown Race 3 #8 Holy Blade

Dickens Says: “I cannot get this horse near $2.6. Looks closer to a $3.8- $4.00 chance for mine with a difficult setup looking at the speed map, will be well back and need luck.”

Winning Edge Investments –

John Lawson – @Johns_Analytics – Kembla Grange Race 6 #1 Jexerlent

Lawson Says: “Comes into this race off a good win at Taree carrying 61.5kg in BM55 company. This is a BM60 but given the quality of the opposition, it is probably not much harder. However, I have a couple of others marked shorter than this galloper so must oppose at $4.00.”

Champion Bets –

Trevor Lawson – @lunchandpunt – Sandown Race 5 #4 Shangani Patrol

Lawson Says: “Has been running honestly over shorter trips without winning. Steps up to new distance range for first time, which can be a negative. Stays up in the weights with a number of runners appearing to be better graded than it is. Looks a false favourite in morning markets.”

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