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.

Leader Board After Week 1

1st – Daniel O’Sullivan

2nd – Jack Dickens

3rd – Dan Kelly


Daniel O’Sullivan - @TRBHorseRacing – Betsmart.racing - 1st Place

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 1 #3 Viv Said No

He has had no luck at his last two starts and should be suited by the small field today. Prior to his last two runs he was rating figures that give him a clear edge over this opposition. He should break his Maiden status today.

LAY – Race 5 #2 Potentate

This field is very evenly matched and the Waterhouse/Bott trained 4YO is yet to run a figure that normally wins this class of race. There are quite a few others that have so it’s hard to find Potentate at the price.

VALUE – Race 7 #1 Gilchrist

He should be fit enough after three runs back from a long spell and he rated well at Sandown on 10/1 behind Mutarakem over 1800 metres. He steps up to a favourable distance today and has been able to carry big weights in the past.


Jack Dickens – @dickosmailbag - dickosmailbag.store - Youtube MailBagTV - 2nd Place

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 (puntingform.com.au). 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 dickosmailbag.com Jack & Drew Patchell @theprofits provide a weekly preview & review YouTube show for Vic Racing.

BACK – Race 5 #2 Potentate

I was really impressed with this horse when I first saw him at Pakenham. Fourth up back to a mile suits, he ran third last start weakening late over 1712m to Mr Churchill who ran very well last Saturday at Flemington. He maps to get an easy lead and Stephen Baster should control on a track, which I think, will favour leaders. Baster must be wearing the spurs for me to ‘bet up’. (Watch for in yard!)

LAY – Race 6 #3 Kazio

First up today on after 111 days off and one reasonable jump out a Caulfield. Yet to win out of maiden grade despite some very short SP’s. He is a ‘get back, run on’ style of horse who finds excuses more often than he finds the line. He has featured in the Stewards report six of his last seven races, has the lowest win strike rate in field 12.5%.

VALUE – Race 8 #10 Facts

Third up down in grade ($100k BM84 mare’s race at Flemington to this $30k BM70 against the males. Expecting Ben Thompson to be proactive and land the mare in first few pairs on settling, the race lacks early speed horses and any natural leaders. The Betfair market will likely let us know via a drift or firm with the market usually pushing hard for leading horses. She brings the best lead in figure to the race and only Cannot Be Serious has a better peak run in last two years. I think she represents great value and presents as a great trade horse (Back with a Corporate then lay on Betfair), she was $17 at 9am I think she’ll start much shorter.


Dan Kelly –  @winbetdan - Watch Dan on Darren Potter Race Assessments on YouTube - 3rd Place

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 6 #8 The Regiment

The lone 3yo in this field had shown good talent in his first preparation and resumed in the very strong Nature Strip race at Sandown where he had no hope but stuck on soundly. He should race more forward, appreciate the step up to 1200m here and with gun jock Damien Lane having his second ride on the colt I think he will be hard to beat today.

LAY – Race 4 #3 Caribbean Wonder

This colt ran well on debut at Stawell in what I originally thought to be a solid form race. With the winner, Black Mosheen failing yesterday and the third and fourth horses also running below expectations at their next runs now I am not so sure. It is quickly up in distance to 1400m against some nice horses kicking off their careers and autumn campaigns so I am happy to oppose.

VALUE – Race 7 #5 Prince Alby

In what appears to be a moderate staying affair this looks to me to be the horse going places. He savaged the line late at Sandown in a good maiden and then bolted in at Geelong in a fast run race. The main query is the 41 days between runs but this trainer does things a bit differently so happy to give the benefit of the doubt and think he will race well again.


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