Racing Watch: Lay Selections

Racing Watch is an online hub that serves as a one-stop shop for all things Australian thoroughbred racing. Racing Watch is headed by respected form analyst John Walter; and a Resource Centre soon to be packed with quality articles and information that allow punters to increase their betting performance over the long term.

Exclusively to the Betfair Hub, they’ll be providing their best Lay selections for Friday’s and Saturday’s across the country. Follow their selections on the Betfair Exchange.

Rosehill | Race 7 | #6 Dyslexic | 3.50pm AEDT

R7 #6 Dyslexic – Just fair first up when not in the best part of the track late in better grade. She should appreciate the drop back to Benchmark grade. However, she draws to settle close enough to last in the run and with horses, with both solid setups and strength in their form all in front her – she faces a big task to overcome. Happy to risk her.

Betting Strategy

 LAY (WIN) Dyslexic

Kempsey | Race 4 | #6 Sweet Art | 2.55pm AEDT

R4 #6 Sweet Art – Get back type that ran on fairly at Tamworth last time out to grab second in a blanket go. Looks to find a very awkward position from the draw today and rises in distance rather sharply. Both strong enough queries to confidently want to risk this galloper today.

Betting Strategy

 LAY (WIN) Sweet Art


Orange | Race 7 | #5 Posh Arli | 5.10 AEDT

R7 #5 Posh Arli – Racing consistently without winning this preparation. This get back type finds a race with little pace on paper. Likely to give them a start and despite having the best rider in the race aboard, she faces an uphill battle. Will need everything to fall her way to be in the finish here.

Betting Strategy

 LAY (WIN) Posh Arli

Rosehill | Race 2 | #5 Brazillica | 12.40pm AEDT

R2 #5 Brazillica – Waller trained filly that was extremely well placed on debut, well ridden and won comfortably. She jumps in grade today, draws to be back and on the inside in this small field and faces a task to beat what is a very solid small field of sprinters on the up. She has good talent herself – but with todays setup – think she has come up extremely short in early markets.

Betting Strategy

 LAY (WIN) Brazillica

Moree | Race 2 | #2 Mysticism  | 1.50pm AEDT

Get back type that has won her past two at this venue in suitable races. 61 days since last seen. Likely to give them a start again and while this is a smaller field – there looks more quality engaged here. Prefer to risk her today.

Betting Strategy

 LAY (WIN) Mysticism


Moree | Race 4 | #3 Emily’s Song  | 3.05pm AEDT

R4 #3 Emily’s Song – Have been following this mare closely this preparation. She didn’t run the mile out two starts back. Last time she got a lovely run through with the blinkers applied and again didn’t really hit the line. She really is struggling to finish off her races and with a rider aboard who has only won one from her last hundred rides I’m happy to risk her again today.

Betting Strategy

 LAY (WIN) Emily’s Song

Scone | Race 4 | #7 Legion of Boom | 3.10pm AEDT

3YO from the Brett Cavanough yard having his second start today. He makes the jump from a decent level provincial 900m on debut to a Country 1100m, with what looks a very awkward draw.

Loses the jockey he carried on debut and meets a field that includes a few runners of promise going off their most recent trials and race starts.

Hesitant to risk runners coming from Provincial back to Country grade as a rule. But there is enough against this runner with the distance jump and poor map to be happy to take him on at his short early quote.

Betting Strategy

 LAY (WIN) Legion of Boom


Canterbury | Race 4 | #5 Danzie| 7.45pm AEDT

This mare just keeps coming up short in the market due to her consistency and bit of early natural speed she possesses. But she continually struggles to put a race away when in striking distance. She draws the inside marble here and looks to get early pressure from her outside that should see her crossed again.

Her main dangers look to get clean air while she will be ridden for luck and doubt she has the acceleration to get out of trouble here if it doesn’t all go her way. Rather risk her.

Betting Strategy

 LAY (WIN) Danzie

Randwick | Race 6 | #3 Brook Magic | 3.50pm AEDT

3YO from the Brett Cavanough yard having his second start today. He makes the jump from a decent level provincial 900m on debut to a Country 1100m, with what looks a very awkward draw.

Loses the jockey he carried on debut and meets a field that includes a few runners of promise going off their most recent trials and race starts.

Hesitant to risk runners coming from Provincial back to Country grade as a rule. But there is enough against this runner with the distance jump and poor map to be happy to take him on at his short early quote.

Betting Strategy

 LAY (WIN) Legion of Boom


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