Horse Racing Tips: Monday, January 6th

January 6th 2020, 1:39am, By: Luke Krahe

Horse Racing Tips: Monday, January 6th

Welcome to our horse racing preview and betting tips for racing on Monday, January 6th.

The new week of racing kicks off with meetings at Gunnedah and Echuca, where we have eight races at each track. We've picked out our best bets for the day in our racing preview below!

Horse Racing Tips: Monday, January 6th

Gunnedah Race 1 (Market)

(3) Winter Moon is on debut for the Brett Thompson yard. He trialed twice before being sent to the paddock, back in work again he was at the trials at Scone a little over a week ago. He jumped well, held the inside and although beaten a few lengths, the time was good enough and there was a huge margin back to the fourth horse. He has natural speed which should count for a lot going around here, expect him to be hard to catch. (6) Romanella will start the favourite but happy to take her on from what I saw at her latest trial, she jumped well and led but found very little in the run home. She draws outside our pick, hopefully Winter Moon kicks up and asserts his authority and keeps the front. I expect them to back the Kris Lees runner Romanella, which will see our tip continue to drift. (4) Dual Aspen is the other horse in the market, I can’t have her beaten more than 4 lengths at a Scone maiden on debut at 40/1.

Gunnedah Race 3 (Market)

Those that took the short odds about (6) Espressino to win on debut may be a little hesitant backing up today, but not me. She had trialed well leading into that run at Quirindi, but you could tell that all was not well early in the run. She was all over the shop and racing ungenerously, got off the fence before the short straight and although she hit the line well enough, she was well beaten. There was a big gap to third and it has proven a good form reference since, the winner has since come out and won again at Class 1 level and the fourth horse across the line has won its maiden. Drawn well in six, with the extra galloping room away from the fence, I expect her to make amends here off a 6-week break. She will be short, but she will be winning.

Echuca Race 2 (Market)

With the bushfire crisis affecting so many in the Wangaratta area, the meeting has been transferred to Echuca today. At the time o0f writing there are no prices available so I am not sure how short (3) Lucky Dozen will be, obviously don’t want to be tipping things if they are unbackable. He debuted six months ago here at the Echuca track, was an easing favourite but still started in the red. He was very disappointing it must be said after settling on the leaders back and although he was a little green, he was entitled to get a lot closer. He was sent to the paddock and resumes today off a nice trial at Tatura. He jumped well, saved ground back on the inside before angling around the leader and ambled up under a hold. IU have no doubt he could have gone straight past the winner had they wanted to. The winner of that trial has since come out and won its maiden, just a matter of what price we can lock up here!

Echuca Race 8 (Market)


(1) Booradley drops a stack in class from what he was up against last start. He was a winner at Wagga two back in a Class 2, he sat wide but with cover and after balancing up in the straight, was too strong to the line. Last time at Yarra Valley he was in a 4-horse race at BM70 grade. He was last of the 4, forced to come three-wide at the turn but failed to run on. He was well beaten but interestingly the tongue-tie is re-applied today so there may have been an issue. He comes back to a 0-58 and although he has to carry 60kg, he doesn’t look that bad off at the weights in my opinion. Drawn wide, he will need some luck getting cover early, he looks worth an each-way punt at the likely double figure odds.


NRL Round 14: Sunday Preview & Betting Tips

Round 14 of the NRL season wraps up on Sunday with two big matches. It's the Knights taking on the Sea Eagles, followed by the Tigers and Bulldogs. Our NRL guru Scooby is back with his preview and NRL tips for both Sunday NRL matches. read more

AFL Round 12: Sunday Preview & Betting Tips

The 2020 AFL season continues on Sunday with a great little three game slate! PuntingInDanger has been on fire of late and he takes a look at all three games and gives his betting tips here! read more

NBA Playoffs: Western Conference 1st Round Betting Tips

The NBA Playoffs kick off this Tuesday morning and we will have you covered with a series preview for every matchup throughout the post-season! See our full preview and betting picks for all four Western Conference 1st Round matchups HERE! read more

NBA Playoffs: Eastern Conference 1st Round Betting Tips

The NBA Playoffs officially kick off on Tuesday morning and we will be bringing you a full preview and betting picks for every series throughout the post-season! We start our coverage by taking a look at the four 1st Round matchups in the Eastern Conference here. read more


Performance Ratings & Pricing with Julian Vallance with Sportsbet

Julian Vallance from Sportsbet takes us through some of the key factors which he uses with pricing upcoming horse races such as performance ratings. Check out his video from Sportsbet here. read more

What is Over-Round and How do Sportsbooks Make Money?

Over-Round is an important concept for both punters and sportsbooks. It's how Australian sportsbooks make money! All punters should understand over-round, how to spot it, and how to find better value on the Betfair Exchange. read more

Betfair Commissions and Charges

Ever wondered why you can get such great odds at Betfair in comparison to other online bookmakers? We break down why that is the case and why Betfair isn't just for professional punters here read more

What is Lay Betting?

Lay betting is when you’re betting against an event to occur. You’re betting that a horse won’t win a race, a team won’t win a match or your player will lose to their opponent. Find out more about lay betting at Betfair right here. read more


2020 AFL Brownlow Medal Votes Round 11

It seems like only suspension can stop Lachie Neale from securing the Brownlow win after another brilliant performance in Round 11, but there are plenty of other Brownlow betting markets that we'll be tackling as markets open. Let's take a closer look at our Round 11 Brownlow vote predictions. read more

2020 AFL Round 12 Odds

Round 12 in the AFL season gets underway on Thrusday night with the 'Battle of the Bridge' between Sydney and GWS taking place at Optus Stadium. As usual, we have all of the odds for the weekend's action, with the Round 12 odds coming via our friends at Sportsbet. read more

2020 Spring Racing Carnival: A look at the WA stars

WA racing's leviathan owner-breeder Bob Peters has sent six of his best horses across the Nullabor to tackle some of Australia's biggest races this Spring. Tim Geers takes a look at each of the star WA horses and what races we might see them in throughout the Melbourne Spring. read more

2020 AFL Round 11 Odds

Round 11 of the AFL season gets underway on Saturday and as usual, we have you covered with all of the odds for every game courtesy of our friends at Sportsbet! read more