Horse Racing Tips: Thursday, January 23rd

January 22nd 2020, 10:31pm, By: Luke Krahe

Welcome to our horse racing preview and betting tips for racing on Thursday, January 23rd.

Five meetings take place in Australia today. We'll be focusing in on the afternoon racing at Tamworth and Doomben before Pakenham hosts their meeting later in the evening.

Find Luke Krahe's best bets for those three meetings below!

Horse Racing Tips: Thursday, January 23rd

Tamworth Race 7 - (Market)

The feature of the day is the Country Music Cup, what a great time to be in the town! (12) Pat’s Nipper had a super prep when last in work, winning three races including a Class 3 Highway at his last start. He has been off the scene for a long time, almost six months, he may need the run but I am hoping his class will get him through. HE has had two trials and may need further, but I love the fact he has the inside draw and will be ridden for luck. They could go hard here and he is a natural back-marker, look for him late. With his pattern and being first-up I expect him to be a big drifter in the betting so wait until late, closer to jump time, he looks a great each-way bet to nothing. There looks a stack of speed drawn wide on the track, the feature race of the day could be handlebars down early setting it up for those from the back.

Doomben Race 1 - (Market)

There are obviously a few unknowns with some of the babies stepping out for the first time, unless there is a stack of money for one that is having it’s first start, I want to be on (1) Moonan Me. He debuted at the Sunny Coast 11 days ago, opened up short I the betting but was a big drifter in the official prices. He copped a big bump at the start resulting in settling mid-field, got a split at the top of the straight and ran on well into second beaten a length. He is drawn beautifully in four and with a better getaway, should be able to race in the speed. He looked like he needed further and the extra furlong suits. (6) Queen Sweeper has placed at both of her runs, she has been given gun runs at both starts and certainly had her chances. Drawn out, I can see her giving the tactical advantage to Moonan Me and hard to see her running past on what I have seen. Obviously as stated earlier, respect any serious money for those on debut.

Doomben Race 3 - (Market)

(13) Our Ariana had 38 weeks between her debut run and when resuming at Doomben 5 weeks ago. She was very heavily backed off a good trial and started favourite around the 2/1 mark. She began well and was up outside the leader when they settled. She got the better of the inside horse and hit the lead before getting run down in the final few strides. She did all the work and was brave in defeat, she draws well and should be up on the speed for a long way. She gets the tongue tie on suggesting there may have been an issue last time, giving her run more merit. She has trialed well between runs also.

Pakenham Race 4 - (Market)

A great judge told me that a good thing from an extreme barrier just results in a better price! Hoping that’s the case with (9) War Games here drawn 16 of 16. He debuted at Werribee back on Xmas Eve, was well back in the run and then held-up when they quickened approaching and into the straight. He balanced up well and made good ground late into third. He then went to Hamilton and was heavily supported, he opened the betting well into black figures but was odds-on by the time they jumped.  He was again mid-field in the run before easing wide and again running into third. He has found them a little bit brilliant over those shorter trips but looks perfectly suited out to the 7 furlongs here. Love the jockey change with Jamie Kah going on, hopefully she can get up outside the leader and dictate, or even better one-out and one-back and be ready to pounce. Think the barrier will see him not start any shorter than quoted, wait until later in the betting.


Horse Racing Tips: Friday, February 21st

It's a big Friday of racing around the country and before Moonee Valley gets underway we're taking a look at Scone, Sale and Canberra. Luke Krahe has given his best bets of the day here! read more

2019-20 NBA Betting Tips: Friday 21st February

The NBA returns post All-Star break with a six game slate. There aren’t any real blockbuster matchups on the cards, but there’s still plenty of money to be made! read more

2020 AFL Women's (AFLW) Round 3 Betting Tips

The 2020 AFLW season continues this week with a great slate of games. The Lions are sitting pretty on top of the table as the only undefeated team and will be looking to go 3-0 this weekend! See our preview and tips for all seven games here read more

2020 Super Rugby: Round 4 Preview & Betting Tips

Just the six games in the Super Rugby this weekend but still plenty of opportunities to find winners. We have a full preview and betting tips for every game in Round 4 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

Understanding the Betfair Exchange

Learn the importance of the Betfair exchange for both recreational and professional punters. In this article we take a closer look at how Betfair works and why it often offers a superior product to the traditional online sports betting operators. read more

2019-20 Big Bash League (BBL09) Squads

The 2019-20 Big Bash League season is set to be a thriller! Check out the full squads for the upcoming BBL09 here read more

Understanding Betfair Staking Plans

In the third instalment of our Betfair instructional series, we take a look at understanding staking plans and how they can be used to stay in control of your bank roll read more


2020 AFLW Season Fixture

The 2020 AFLW season is just around the corner and this year will be bigger than ever! See the full fixture for all 8 rounds in the regular season here read more

2019-20 Big Bash League (BBL09) Predicted Lineups

The 2019-20 Big Bash League gets underway on Tuesday, the 17th of December and as many of the teams won't have their full compliment of players available to them on night one, we have compiled a predicted starting XI for all eight teams in the first week of the tournament here read more

BBL09 Team Preview: Sydney Thunder

The Sydney Thunder will be buoyed by the full-time return of star batsman Usman Khawaja this year, but will it be enough to lift them into the finals in BBL09? See our full Sydney Thunder preview here read more

BBL09 Team Preview: Sydney Sixers

The Sydney Sixers are one of the more successful sides in Big Bash League history, having won the title once and made the finals in five of eight seasons. Can they make waves in BBL09? See our full Sixers team preview here read more