Punters around Australia are gearing up for the 2011 CF Orr Stakes at Caulfield tomorrow, the first Group 1 race of the season, but first there are six Friday race meetings running today to enjoy an autumn bet on.
Racing will take place in New South Wales, Queensland the ACT and Victoria today, February 11, with the highlight meet being the twilight race night at Moonee Valley this evening.
With so many quality races on the Friday race programme and just one sleep to go before Saturday’s Group racing action at Caulfield and Randwick, now is the perfect time to sign up with Australia’s leading online bookmaker Luxbet.
Today’s Horse Racing
- Pakenham (VIC) – Race 1 jumps at 11:54pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
The first TAB meet in Victoria this Friday will take place at Pakenham where a bumper 10-event programme is due to kick off at 11:54pm (AEDST) with the $12,000 DG Jones Australia Fillies & Mares Maiden Plate (1008m).
The afternoon’s later races are where the best betting action is at including Race 8 – the $12,000 Sandown Lodge 0 – 72 Handicap (1008m) at 4:00pm (AEDST) where #3 Shot Of Laughter is our pick of the runners with a good weight and nice draw.
Also watch for improvement from #1 Arctic Point in Race 10 – the $12,000 Minuteman Press Naree Warren 0 – 62 Handicap (1770m) at 5:20pm (AEDST), Greg Eurell’s runner our tip to win despite their hefty weight.
- Walcha (NSW) – Race 1 jumps 1:08pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
Walcha in country New South Wales is set to host a top eight-event meet today with Race 1 – the $10,000 Sean Kelleher Memorial Benchmark 64 Handicap (1000m) kicking things off at 1:08pm (AEDST).
Race 7 – the $25,000 Elders 2011 Walcha Cup (1440m) at 4:50pm (AEDST) is the best race on the card here today and for the win we like the look of #4 Xaarmelody coming off back-to-back wins and drawn ideally in barrier three.
The final event on the card, Race 8 – the $20,000 Graziers Handicap Class 2 Handicap (1000m) at 5:30pm (AEDST) – is also worth checking the odds on and our tip to win is #10 Belle Laude who has performed consistently of late.
- Canberra (ACT) – Race 1 jumps at 1:53pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
In Canberra a seven-race schedule is due to run today, things in the country’s capital getting underway at 1:53pm (AEDST) with the $14,000 The Tradies Maiden Handicap (1000m).
Good variety in the Canberra races today with everything from Class Handicaps to a Country Plate.
Race 7 – the $14,000 Custom Security Services Benchmark 60 Handicap (1400m) at 5:40pm (AEDST) is shaping up as a beauty and #10 Savvy Miss looks hard to beat.
- Ipswich (QLD) – Race 1 jumps at 2:00pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
Queensland’s Ipswich Racecourse will be home to a quality seven-race programme today, the first event being the $10,000 Terry Neale Memorial QTIS Three-Years-Old Maiden Handicap (1200m) at 2:00pm (AEDST).
The last two races on the Ipswich programme are the real highlights.
In Race 6 – the $12,000 Dr Mervyn Fish Memorial Class 1 Handicap (1515m) at 5:10pm (AEDST) #7 Count Romano may be out wide but they have the lead-up form to win at good odds, while for Race 7 – the $12,000 Sky Racing Class 1 Handicap (1200m) at 5:50pm (AEDST) we like #7 Vintage Flint for the win after nearly half the field have been scratched early.
- Moonee Valley (VIC) – Race 1 jumps at 6:45pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
An excellent eight-race Moonee Valley Twilight meet will run under the lights in Melbourne tonight, things kicking off at 6:45pm (AEDST) with the $30,000 Fisher & Paykel Plate (1519m).
Later today the Races.com.au team will be publishing our exclusive Moonee Valley Friday Night Race Tips on all eight events so make sure you stick around to win big off the races this evening!
- Sunshine Coast (QLD) – Race 1 jumps at 7:30pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
The final race meeting set to run this Friday is at the Sunshine Coast Cushion Track in Queensland and the first of six races, the $12,000 Chaps Menswear Class 3 Handicap (1600m), is due to jump at 7:30pm (AEDST).
In the opening race we are tipping #6 Taffy to claim victory after a nice last-start win.