Yesterday the autumn racing season kicked off with a bang as Caulfield hosted their Australia Day Races and today, Thursday January 27th, punters get the chance to reinvest their winning wagers from Wednesday with four TAB meets taking place.
Thursday racing will run at country and city tracks in Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania and Western Australia providing plenty of exciting betting opportunities.
Lots of interest will be on Race 1 at Ballarat today also with son of triple Melbourne Cup winning mare Makybe Diva, Rockstardom, set to have their third career start and hopefully produce their maiden win for connections.
Galileo colt Rockstardom, purchased for $1.5 million as a yearling and prepared by Danny O’Brien, made their highly anticipated debut back in August last year but finished fourth over three lengths back from winner Eclair Surprise.
At their only other start, Rockstardom came in fifth a distant seven lengths away at Sale in September.
Today a smaller field of just six horses and a good barrier three draw should see Rockstardom start the favourite in the 1600m event.
The other highlight event today is at Launceston where the day’s sole stakes race will take place – Race 7 the $90,000 Listed Thetote.Com.Au Stakes (1200m).
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Horse Racing Today
- Ballarat (VIC) – Race 1 jumps at 1:00pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
Today an eight-race card will take place at Ballarat starting at 1:00pm (AEDST) with the $15,000 Tanya Daniels The Good Guys Maiden Plate (1600m) where Rockstardom heads the small six-horse field.
Races seven and eight are the highlights at Ballarat today.
In Race 7 the $22,500 University of Ballarat Equine Centre Country Showcase 0 – 62 Handicap (1600m) at 4:37pm (AEDST) #1 Fantastic Porscha is our favourite despite their wide draw.
In Race 8 the $22,500 Sportsbet.Com.Au Country Showcase F&M 0 – 68 Handicap (1400m) at 5:17pm (AEDST) last start winner #4 Russian Bond in barrier two looks hard to beat.
- Scone (NSW) – Race 1 jumps at 1:15pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
The sole TAB meet in New South Wales today is at Scone where a seven-race programme gets underway at 1:15pm (AEDST) with the $10,000 HTBA 2YO Series Starts 7/2 @ Scone 2YO Handicap (1100m).
Some quality racing at Scone here including Race 7 the $10,000 Horsepower Class 1 Handicap (1300m) at 4:54pm (AEDST) where our pick of the field is #9 Moozama at juicy odds.
Update: Racing at Scone has been abandoned after the running of Race 5.
- Albany (WA) – Race 1 jumps at 4:07pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
The major Western Australian race meet this Thursday is at Albany where the first of eight races, the $8,000 Villa Carlotta Maiden (1200m), is due to jump at 4:07pm (AEDST) this afternoon.
One event not to miss here is Race 5 the $15,000 Great Southern Liquid Waste Australia Day Handicap (1800m) at 6:40pm (AEDST) where we fancy #5 Goonee to win with a good draw and nice weight.
- Launceston (TAS) – Race 1 jumps at 5:55pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
Later tonight Launceston Racecourse in Tassie will host a bumper nine-race card starting at 5:55pm (AEDST) with the $12,100 Fashions For Fillies 3YO & Up Maiden Plate (1200m).
Great racing action at Launceston tonight including Race 5 the $30,000 Aceland Stud Thousand Guineas (1600m) at 8:05pm (AEDST) where #8 Tough Chik has the form to win their third race from four starts.
Race 7 is the feature event at 9:21pm (AEDST) when the $90,000 Listed Thetote.Com.Au Stakes (1200m) takes place. Lots of quality runners in this field including Doubtful Jack on the rails, but #4 Obstinado is our favourite with a good draw and impressive lead-up form.