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 6

1st – Jack Dickens

2nd – Daniel O’Sullivan

3rd – Dan Kelly


Jack Dickens – @dickosmailbag - dickosmailbag.store - Youtube MailBagTV - 1st 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 – R6 #9 Our Chiquilla

I’ve got a lot of time for this mare. She continues to parade in excellent order & with some improvement to come. She had no luck last time when posted after some in decision early from Thompson. Jamie Mott jumps on today, she’s back to mare’s grade, from draw with natural gate speed I expect she lands slightly closer in run. If she can, then can ‘close’ as she has been recently, she’s an excellent bet for mine. Miss Adequate does profile well for this race and I’m likely to ‘Dutch’ save it and Macattack pending the Mounting Yard parade.

LAY – R5 #6 Trojan Storm

Horrible last start when right in market, didn’t have easiest run but was still extremely weak late over 1200m. Now 1300m at $2.50 As I type. I couldn’t take near those odds off that run so keen to oppose him here.

VALUE – R7 #6 Sams Image

33 days fresh after failing fresh but with genuine excuses. He’ll make his own luck on pace and gets Luke Nolen on today. I think she should be favourite. He’s beaten Nature strip, He’s a 1000m horse and should be very hard to catch.


Daniel O’Sullivan - @TRBHorseRacing – Betsmart.racing - 2nd 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 5 #6 Trojan Storm

He was disappointing last start but may not have appreciated the fast track.

His two previous runs however returned figures that above the average standard typically needed to win a BM64 and dominant over his opposition today, that otherwise make this a well below average race.

Horses with a strong last start SP, rebounding off a moderate run towards prior dominant ratings has been a profitable angle for me over the years and Trojan Storm fits firmly in that category.

LAY – Race 6 #1 Go Down

She’s been okay in her last few runs at this trip, but with 61kg here her ratings are comfortably short of the standard that is likely needed to win this race, with a few others ranked ahead of her. She can be competitive, and I can see the market has reacted strongly to her terrific record at this track, but those stats are typically overvalued. On the strength of her recent form I can’t have her anything close to the $5 in the current market.

VALUE – Race 6 #7 Plenty To Like

She found form at Colac over 1200m last start when a close 2nd in an above average rating BM78 race, with a rating that stacks up strongly back to just an average BM70 here.

What I like is that she has strong previous form references to say that last start run was no fluke and that she can repeat today. Last preparation in April 2017 she was a Saturday class winner at Caulfield and then beaten 1.7L in Listed Grade in Adelaide, both over this distance of 1400m with ratings that are right up to the winning standard of this race. With an on-pace running style Plenty To Like looks a terrific value prospect, currently around $6-$6.50 in the market.


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 4 #5 Indrabeel

I tipped this filly to run well at odds first up in a much stronger race and she certainly did that. Today I like her barrier, I like the blinkers going on and I like the jockey change to Beau Mertens. Whilst the 6 weeks between runs is not ideal, her sharp jump out with those blinkers on last Friday morning suggests to me she is in good enough order to register her first win here.

LAY – Race 4 #3 Ensisheim

I couldn’t believe when I looked at the market and Ensisheim & Indrabeel had gone up similar odds as in my opinion this fillies form is much inferior. A limited conveyance by the name of Wujimu ran straight past her when resuming at Ballarat and I don’t think that lines up well against the Royal Symphony/Stylish Missile form lines that Indrabeel possesses, so therefore am happy to risk.

VALUE – Race 8 #9 Filbert Way

This bloke had some good runs early on behind nice horses like Esperance & Sully but has obviously taken some time to mature. Now in his third preparation he looks to have really hit his straps firstly by knocking over his maiden and with the two sound runs since They ran decent time last start at Wodonga where he had to do the chasing and that form has stood up well with the 3rd horse Blazers coming out and bolting in at its next start.


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