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Betfair Hub: Expert Racing Tips - 18th April 2024

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Best lay bets in Australia for Thursday, April 18 brought to you by expert form analysts from the Betfair Hub.

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Lay bets are an offering unique to Betfair in Australia where punters can bet AGAINST a particular outcome.


Pakenham: Race 2; #1 Rackemann Down Arrow

The early market has this race figured out however I am surprised Angland is still the price he is. I feel he is closer to a $1.4 chance based on the impressive debut performance where he demolished the field by 7.5 lengths running quicker time then the benchmark race at the same meeting.

Happy to take on the second fave Rackemann up to $7 as he is resuming from a long break and I feel he will be better suited when getting out to 1400m or the mile later in his prep.

Hawkesbury: Race 7; #8 Enhance Down Arrow

Enhance comes into this race as the current fave who has had 2 runs in his career with a closet finish to the winner being 4.4L off. That doesn't fill me with confidence about his chances and on top of that he has come up with a wide barrier.


Sandown Park: Race 3; #7 Sparkling Rose Down Arrow

Sparkling Rose is a brilliant beginner but she has a dreaded wide draw and a ton of pace around her with Ruby And Rice and Tiger Jordy also capable of pinging the lids. If this eventuates something will have to give and may set up the race for the inside brigade who may simply have to rail cleanly to win.

Sandown Park: Race 7; #6 Whodat Shanlyn Down Arrow

Whilst the slightly smaller field does assist, I'm still prepared to take on Whodat Shanlyn. She has a get back and finish strong race pattern and she may find herself to far off the lead especially if Fernando Duke or Jamie Bale can find the top and hopefully stay far enough ahead of Whodat Shanlyn to beat it over the line.


Swan Hill: Race 2; #1 She Is Lovely Down Arrow

This isn't a strong race but I'm not convinced the barrier will help this runner enough tonight over the longer trip. Happy to risk.

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