The Racing Show: Best Back & Lay Bets

The Racing Show is one of Australia’s leading racing podcasts, with several episodes a week previewing and recapping all of the country’s premier racing.

As respected form analysts, Trav and Nicko Noonan will be providing suggested bets for races each week on the Betfair Hub.

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Flemington | Race 8 | #2 Willowy

Stepping up to 2500m looks a perfect set up for her. She looks the most suited of all the fillies that are stepping up in trip, and is drawn to get a very economical run from barrier 2. Historically, The Wakeful is a great lead up to the Oaks and she gets 7-time Oaks winning jockey Damien Oliver jumping aboard. She handles all conditions and if the track stays in the soft range, she’ll be further advantaged. Clear top pick to take out the feature.

Betting Strategy

BACK (WIN) — Willowy for 3 units


Flemington | Race 9 | #11 A Very Fine Red

She was disappointing last start, albeit in a stronger race than this. I think she was severely flattered to run 5th to Home Affairs and Paulele the start prior, where she drew barrier 1 and travelled on the fence in-run – a significant advantage on that day. She’s drawn barrier 3 which could be a negative come race 9 on the program, as we’re expecting the wider lanes in the straight to be in play, potentially leaving her in the inferior ground. On a tricky card, she does look like a horse you can risk.

Betting Strategy

LAY (WIN) — A Very Fine Red for 1 unit


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