Weekend Racing Preview: Best Bets and Odds

Every week, and guests will provide a Weekend Racing Show, focussing on the big races in Metro Victoria.

Using Punting Form Data and focussing on the odds on the Exchange, they’ll pick out potential Back and Lay selections, along with ones they’ll be keen to see in the Mounting Yard.

To see the market movements in real-time for Weekend Racing, make sure you use Betfair Live.

There are also two other weekly shows which you can check out. The Deep Dive and Pathways provide you with all the racing analysis you need from Pro Punters.

Check out the latest episode below.

Jack Dickens

Best – Flemington Race 6 – So Si Bon

Loved the trial, won this race last year first up on a Heavy 8. It’s a good race with plenty of angles this year. Widgee Turf can win off 3 good trials. Home Of The Brave trialed very well in Sydney as well. I think So Si represents the most value & can get a great run from the barrier.

BACK (EW) – So Si Bon

Value – Flemington Race 8 – Sword of Mercy and Rock Prophet

Both of these are flying & look to get really good run just off the speed towards to outside half of the straight.

BACK (WIN) – Sword of Mercy

BACK (WIN) – Rock Prophet

Lay – Flemington Race 8 – Octane

Has a PuntingForm peak figure of 4.4 above the all average benchmark, 6 other horses here have gone 10+ above the all ave benchmark.

LAY (WIN) – Octane

Peter Anthonisz

Best – Belmont Race 3 – Billy Ain’t Silly

Convinced this market is too far apart here, with Billy coming from the stronger form line in my opinion, and capable of sitting on speed or even leading this race.

The Webster team is low flying, but we likely get a better price on the day given the jockey engaged, and the relentless support for Castillo Del Lago in both starts so far this preparation. Queen Brown has done nothing wrong but will be giving some handy horses a head start.


Value – Rosehill Race 7 – Savatiano

Liked the trial of Savatiano who maps ideally here and produced a good figure when winning first-up last prep. The wet ground won’t bother and I think we get a bigger price given the return of a few ‘spruik’ horses that will be better over further. Wouldn’t be surprised if this is the Godolphin horse the market ‘finds’.

BACK (WIN) – Savatiano

Lay – Flemington Race 8 – Octane

Cannot get this horse as close to the current quote of $3 no matter how hard I try. Has produced some solid benchmark figures in South Australia, but meets a field here with enigmatic ability.

Almost the entire field on their day have produced a stronger personal best than Octane has so far in its career. The current quote of $2.8 is an automatic lay.

LAY (WIN) – Octane

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