Hamilton (Friday) Betting Preview & Tips

Betting tips for every race at Hamilton. Today’s best bet is in race 3.

Thu, 19 Apr, 7:00 AM


With the famous Warrnambool carnival due to kick off next month there is an increase in the number of jumping races to feed the “Bool’s” most famous three-day feast of racing.


Today will see a steeple race kick off the eight-race card, followed by a hurdle and a maiden hurdle – all races are run over 3200m.


Getting Leggie returns from a stint at the famous Oakbank Easter weekend meeting to prepare for the “Bool” in the third race.


Winning jockey Steven Pateman goes back on the five-year-old after riding him to an imposing win in his maiden hurdle at Warrnambool on March 15.  He strikes only four in opposition in the race and looks a great banker for punters. The track is rated as a Soft 5 (Wednesday) but with further rain forecast it could be downgraded. The false rail is at the True Position.



QUADDIES (races 5,6,7,8)

Skinny Play: 2 – 2,7 - 5 - 1

Wide Play: 2,3,5 – 1,2,3,7 – 1,2,5 – 1,2,3,6

R1 – 1.00pm. Eulong BM125 Steeplechase – 3200m.

No1 John Monash is an English import racing in good stead over the flat finishing a solid third over 2640m at Werribee last start on April 6. Won over 2550m at Pakenham three starts ago and should be prominent.


No7 King Kamada


SCRATCHED - No5 Surging Wave


No4 King Of The Forest


VALUE RUNNER: No4 King Of The Forest

R2 – 1.40pm. Schurmann Electrical Maiden Hurdle - 3200m.

No1 Bit Of A Lad hails from the leading stable of Darren Weir and he loves jumps racing so will have this  four-year-old ready for his maiden hurdle after his strong fifth over 2540m at Cranbourne last Friday night.


No9 Toffatin


No2 Happy As Hell


No5 Primostrat


VALUE RUNNER: No2 Happy As Hell

R3 – 2.20pm. TAB Warrnambool May Racing Carnival BM120 Hurdle – 3200m.

No5 Getting Leggie (BEST BET) strikes only four other runners in this hurdle and on his win over 3200m in a maiden hurdle on March 15 looks to be a strong chance today. Gets top jumps rider Steve Pateman to guide.


No4 Duke Of Boneo


No2 Gold Spur


No3 Tangara


VALUE RUNNER: No3 Tangara 

R4 – 3.00pm. TAC Maiden Highweight Plate – 2200m.

No10 Annapuri will race with the addition of blinkers for the first time. The filly scored a strong third on 66kg in a maiden over 2030m at Werribee on April 7. She strikes a similar field and rates with good chances.


No6 Police Camp


No1 Bold Bandit


No3 Historic


VALUE RUNNER: No3 Historic

R5 – 3.30pm. Hamilton Flooring Xtra BM64 Handicap – 1100m.

No2 Bonne Sensation comes into this off a win at Warrnambool on a soft track and has run well in these conditions before. Should be winning this.


No5 He’s A Bomb


No4 Mecum


No3 Linen King



R6 – 4.00pm. bet365 Neville Wilson Series Heat 6 – 1600m.

No2 Tucson Arizona was a fighting winner over 1450m at Edenhope two starts ago. Latest ran a solid seventh over 1400m at Ballarat on March 27. The Norton bit comes off and a lugging bit goes on. Will be ready.


No1 Bean Trac


No7 Deep Sea Lady


No3 Erector



R7 – 4.30pm. McKenzie Plumbing BM58 Handicap – 1200m.

No5 Taciturn (NEXT BEST BET) was ultra-consistent before being sent out. Returns from an 11-week spell today after running a top second at his last start over 1426m at Kilmore on February 2. With the 1.5kg claim will carry a more comfortable 57.5kg and is nicely drawn in six. Goes well on soft going which is another bonus.


No4 Quietly Angry


No1 Jocka’s Truce


No2 Danigree


VALUE RUNNER: No2 Danigree

R8 – 5.00pm. Casterton Cup 20th May BM58 Handicap – 1400m.

No1 Aristobeaux was a most strong winner over 1206m maiden at Benella back in December at debut. Was not asked to do much in a trial when running seventh over 990m at Cranbourne on April 3. Respect fresh with the claim dropping weight to 60.5kg.


No2 Maxey Campo


No3 Miel De Lago


No6 Black Platinum (BEST ROUGHIE)


VALUE RUNNER: No6 Black Platinum

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