There are five TAB race meetings taking place in Australia today, Wednesday December 8, including a number of top-class metropolitan meets offering punters excellent betting opportunities.
The best midweek racing action is the bumper programme at Rosehill Gardens in Sydney as well as the Doomben meet featuring a number of the re-scheduled events that were abandoned last Saturday due to heavy track conditions.
There are also excellent race cards taking place in Victoria, South Australia and Ascot in Western Australia, so whatever racing scene you follow there is something for you to enjoy a punt on today!
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Horse Racing Today
- Sale (VIC) – Race 1 jumps at 12:20pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
Victoria’s sole TAB meet today is taking place at Sale where a cracker nine-race card kicks off at 12:20pm (AEDST) with the $15,000 Aztec Master Flash Pipe Flashings SV 3YO Maiden Plate (1004m).
Many of the country’s premier trainers including Robert Hickmott, David Hayes, Greg Eurell, Rick Hore-Lacy and Michael Moroney have horses running in Victoria today so the quality of contenders is high.
Races six through to nine are all great Country Showcase Handicap events with Race 8 – the $22,5000 Dux Hot Water Country Showcase 0 – 62 Handicap (1204m) the most anticipated event of the day jumping at 4:40pm (AEDST) where #2 Tycoon Express is our pick to win.
- Doomben (QLD) – Race 1 jumps at 12:40pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
Doomben in Queensland has nine brilliant races happening today, a number of which are the rescheduled events from Saturday’s abandoned meet.
Things get underway at 12:40pm (AEDST) with the $13,000 Amcor Maiden Plate (2070m).
Races six and seven are the highlight events of the day.
In Race 6 – the $25,000 Lindsay Australia Three-Years-Old Handicap (1660m) at 3:48pm (AEDST) #3 Cansave looks a great pick at generous odds to win, while in Race 7 – the $25,000 Manildra Pty Ltd Class 6 Plate (1200m) at 4:28pm (AEDST) #12 Optimizing is our favourite of the field to upset the favourites.
- Gawler (SA) – Race 1 jumps at 1:08pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
In country South Australia Gawler will host eight races this Wednesday starting with the $10,000 Gawler Races Family Day 29th December / Sabois Distance Maiden Plate (2100m) at 1:08pm (AEDST).
The best race of the day looks to be Race 7 – the $10,000 Peter Lehmann Wines Rating 0 – 75 Handicap Heat 4 Star of Christmas Series (1200m) at 4:48pm (AEDST) where a number of scratched horses leave #15 Mavross our pick to win.
- Rosehill (NSW) – Race 1 jumps at 1:15pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
The best Wednesday racing action today is found in Sydney with Rosehill hosting an excellent seven-race programme starting at 1:15pm (AEDST) with the $27,000 STC Members Handicap (1200m) where #6 Big Bonanza can cause an upset at good odds.
Other features at Rosehill today include Race 4 – the $27,000 Theraces.Com.Au Handicap (2000m) at 3:00pm (AEDST) where #7 Gopana will start the favourite and looks hard to beat, and Race 7 – the $27,000 Rosehill Gardens Event Centre Handicap (1350m) at 5:00pm (AEDST) where #4 Kubrick’s World looks a great roughie to add into your exotics.
- Ascot (WA) – Race 1 jumps at 3:33pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
Later this afternoon Perth’s premier racetrack at Ascot will host the day’s final meeting with the first of eight races, the $20,000 Westspeed 3YO Handicap (1000m), jumping at 3:33pm (AEDST).
Watch for the Neville Parnham-trained Turfstar in Race 4 and stablemate Mission Control in Race 7.