Tri-Light Series: Week 1

For 10 weeks Racing Victoria will trial a new twilight racing series with an additional meeting each Wednesday. Betfair has engaged three top Professional Punters to battle it out each week with a focus on these meetings. The winner will be crowned Tri-Light Champion.

Our three punters will give their best BACK (3 unit bet), LAY ( risking to lose a 1 unit) and Value (1 unit bet) selection with winner returning the best ROI for the 10 week period.

Daniel O’Sullivan - @TRBHorseRacing –

Daniel first attended the races as a 20yo and found himself quickly immersed in Don Scott’s books and racing paper’s such as the Sportsman. With an analytical mind he was quickly focused on times and ratings looking for edges within the market. Daniel developed a database and ratings system and has been a professional punters for over 15 years. He’s now the Director of Betsmart Racing and The Rating Bureau where he educates, analyses races and provides intelligence to a broad spectrum of customers in the racing game.

BACK – Race 6 #3 Chippenham

He has his foot on the till with two close seconds at his latest two runs. Last start he didn’t have much luck finding a run early in the straight and then hit the line well when clear, to just fail behind Simply Splashing at Sandown on December 30. He has consistently rated figures which give him an edge over this field.

LAY – Race 7 #7 Bord De Gain

He resumed from a short 47 day break at Caulfield on Boxing Day and found a little trouble but was only fair in finishing fourth behind Pravro. That day he rated a similar figure to his past ratings and that puts him behind a good portion of this field.  He looks no value at the current price.

VALUE – Race 3 #9 La Volt

He has been racing very consistently this preparation without breaking through for a win. He should get a nice drag across at the start, following the likely leader Ransom Money and looks to get a great run just behind the pace. With the right run he looks to be very hard to beat.

Dan Kelly –  @winbetdan - Watch Dan on Darren Potter Race Assessments on YouTube

Dan’s career began his in his early twenties working as a clerk for leading Melbourne Rails Bookmaker Anthony Doughty. Anthony does his own form and creates his own price ratings which peaked Dan’s interest in wagering and before too long he started buying the same videos and began his journey into form & video analysis. In 2008, Dan joined Mark Read’s IAS as a video analyst on Hong Kong races which honed his skills even more, before moving into full time form analysis and trading on Victorian races. IAS merged with Sportsbet following the Paddy Power takeover and soon after Dan decided it was time to have a go out on his own. Since that time Dan has been a been a full time punter ever since.

BACK – Race 7 #7 Bord De Gain

This horse has been on my radar ever since showing good talent winning his first two starts. It was a sound return off a freshen up here on Boxing Day and with the better map, up 100m in distance and gun jock Damien Lane having his second ride on the gelding he will be hard to hold out today.

LAY – Race 6 #3 Chippenham

Well ridden to blend away from a low draw out to the better ground last time at Sandown. With the rail +12m I am not sure the inside will be the best place again today so it finds itself in a similar conundrum and I am happy to risk.

VALUE – Race 2 #15 Indrabeel

This filly resumes for her autumn campaign and I think she is one to follow. She has shown talent but raced greenly in her first two preparations. I have been happy with her jump outs this time in and am hoping she has developed and will progress to a decent level. Should get a good run from Barrier 6 and be strong late so I think she is worth a throw at the stumps today at the big odds.

Jack Dickens – @dickosmailbag - - Youtube MailBagTV

Jack primarily focuses on Mounting Yard Assessments for Victorian Racing, he puts each assessment into a database which along with detailed video and sectional time reviews ( This process allows Jack to identify key horses to follow. Jack has provided form-based betting plans to clients for over three years.  Jack’s Mounting Yard Mail & MailBag-Movers products are available via Jack & Drew Patchell @theprofits provide a weekly preview & review YouTube show for Vic Racing.

BACK – Race 3 #9 La Volt

I have followed this horse closely this preparation and feel he likely peaks today from a yard point of view. His SP profile reads well. He goes inside gate to outside and gets a jockey switch. From that draw, I expect Ben Thompson will roll across to be OSL, or one back 1 off the fence.

LAY – Race 3 #12 Persian Empire

47 days fresh and I will be laying him. A poor parade and market drift will only enhance my confidence. 3yo Colt in semi hot stable who is yet to run any decent times. If he has improved lengths, hopefully we can see that in yard but I suspect as a colt they have bigger aims for it than a Wednesday at Caulfield.

VALUE – Race 8 #5 Sensation Ally

This mare should be nearing peak fitness today mapping to get soft lead, she brings some solid form into this and does not need luck. Jockey sticks here which I like, expect to see spurs on in parade, which will ‘green light’ the bet for me.

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