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Here are this week’s top tips on all things sport and racing

Here are this week’s top tips on all things sport and racing

SPORT

 

AFL

Tricky to find much in what is a shortened round of AFL due to the Bye Round and Thursday night footy.

I will take a multi which requires Fremantle, the Western Bulldogs and GWS to win their matches but I must admit the confidence levels are not enormous. The multi price is $4.06.

In First Goal Scorer betting I am backing Jesse Hogan at $10, Aaron Naughton at $8 and Ben Brown at $7.

 

NRL

I will take a multi with the trusty trio of South Sydney, Sydney and Melbourne to win their respective matches this weekend. The multi price is $2.47.

 

WORLD CUP CRICKET

Tonight England play the West Indies in what should be an explosive encounter.

The West Indies opening bowlers have been fast and hostile to commence the tournament and knowing the nature of England’s aggressive top order there should be fireworks early in this clash.

Overall England’s depth may well prove the difference though here and I expect them to win. Joe Root most runs England at $3.70 looks an enticing novelty play.

On Saturday night Australia look too strong for Sri Lanka and fresh off his 100 against Pakistan David Warner may well go large again here against Sri Lanka’s modest new ball attack.  He is $3.50 to be the leading runscorer and $5 for Man Of The Match honours.

My multi play is England into Australia, into South Africa into the West Indies to defeat Bangladesh early next week. The multi price is $2.45.

RACING

 

The Group 3 Hyperion Stakes is the feature event of the day tomorrow at Belmont where Galaxy Star is a long odds on favourite to prevail.

My best bets of the weekend are as follows :

Sandown Saturday Race 2 Number 2 Silent Roar (TABtouch Fixed Odds Price $2.40) : Talented mare who was super impressive at her most recent run when a big winner at Caulfield over this distance. Has now won 4 of her 5 starts over the 1600 metres and from barrier four should get a sweet run. Looks very hard to beat.

 

Sandown Saturday Race 5 Number 2 Lamborghini (TABtouch Fixed Odds Price $9.50) : Handy stayer who has finished runner-up at 4 of his 7 second up starts and has had two tries over this trip for a win and a placing. The favourite Pacodali looks hard to beat but this fellow can really hit the line hard late in his races and at the odds of $9.50 the win and $2.50 the place I am prepared to have an each way speck.

 

Belmont Saturday Race 3 Number 1 Come Play With Me (TABtouch Fixed Odds Price $1.85) : Prolific winner who has won his last two starts in grand style and despite having to carry 62 kilograms has a clear class edge on his opposition here. Loves racing at this track where he has won 5 of his 6 starts and should again take all of the beating.

 

Belmont Saturday Race 4 Number 5 Deimos (TABtouch Fixed Odds Price $5.50) : Handed in a stellar run last time out when a winner at this track over 1400 metres. Looks to be getting better with every run and despite drawing wide here can overcome that to be right in the finish. I liked what I saw last start and with a similar effort can run a great race at each way odds.

 

Cannington Saturday Race 7 Number 1 Reidy’s Runner (TABtouch Fixed Odds Price Not Available) : Quality stayer who has come up with his favourite draw where he has 7 tries for 5 wins. Has a powerful finishing burst and should be finishing all over the top of them late. Other nice bets look to be 6-8 West On Augie and in race 1 number 2 Go Gettem Kracka is a solid each way play.