Cox Plate Day: Best Bets

One of the best day of the racing calendar is Cox Plate Day and there is a plethora good value runners out there today.  Here are my best bets:

Cox Plate (Mooney Valley, Race 8):

Best Bet: Criterion, Number 8

2nd Best Bet: The Cleaner, Number 6 (The Cleaner has become the “people’s champion” and expect its odds to shorten over the day)

Mooney Valley (the other races):

Best Bet: Rocky King, Race 2, Number 1

Next Best Bet: Opinion, Race 5, Number 7


Best Bet: Grand Marshall, Race 3, Number 6


Best Bet: Love Rocks, Race 4, Number 1

As always:

  1. Please gamble responsibly.
  2. Whilst all care is taken with these tips no responsibility vests for losses incurred.

Shumpty’s Punt: Doomben Best Bets

Racing in Brisbane today returns to Doomben and with the sun shining there will be good track. Here are my two standouts from today’s program:

Race 2: Number 2 Hi Son

Race 5: Number 1 Aimee

There does look like some value around in the other races but I am not super keen to invest heavily today and for me these two look like that have the hoof on the till.

As always:

1. Please gamble responsibly.
2. All care is taken with these tips however no responsibility vests for losses incurred.

Shumpty’s Punt: Bet of the Day

It feels like there are wet tracks everywhere today in Australia. That will necessary limit my involvement in horse racing betting today.

That said, I have had a close look at the feature race from Randwick today, the Group 2 Warwick Stakes.

Given the track conditions I can not go past the Chris Waller trained mud lark Weary. To me this race, on a heavy track is made for this horse.

Best Bet: Sydney, Race 6, Number 8, Weary

This bet will be me only investment today.

As always:

1. Please gamble responsibly
2. All care is taken with tips on this site but no responsibility vests for losses incurred.

Shumpty’s Punt: Saturday Best Bets

Here are my best bets for today’s racing. Not super keen to get involved in Brisbane giving the inclement whether around but am definitely interested in the interstate meetings today.

Race 4 Number 2 Agadir
Race 6 Number 1 Brigantin
Race 7 Number 4 Champagne Cath 

Race 2 Number 5 Iconic 
Race 3 Number 5 Eloping 
Race 7 Number 8 Quick Snitzel

Race 4 Number 7 Cum Dividend

As always: good luck and good punting and please gamble responsibly!

Shumpty’s Punt: Wednesday Wager

It has been a little while since I posted my best bet for the day: I have been away for a couple of days and decided to take a break from the blog.  Back in action today though with a couple of tips at the races and also a late sports bet tip.

Horse Racing:


Race 6 Number 10 Jacinta

Eagle Farm

Race 4 Number 11 Pie Lady (Each Way)



Portland Trailblazers to cover the line (-5.0 points) against the Sacramento Kings.

As always: good luck and good punting.

Shumpty’s Punt: Monday Sports Bets

It is the final round of the NFL season (before the finals) and at the start of the round there were 13 of 16 games that could have effected the finals make up.

One such game is the Kansas City Chiefs v San Diego Chargers game commencing in around 35 minutes. It looks like the results will fall such that a Chargers win will see them in the playoff. At the same time the Chiefs have rested Jamaal Charles for their final run in coming weeks.

Charles’ aside, this is still a Chiefs team that has gone 11-4 this year. I can not believe they are presently posted at $4.70 to win this game and that the line is 13.5 points.

I am tipping the best bet of the morning to be Kansas City Chiefs to cover the line (+13.5 points) against the San Diego Chargers. This bet is currently paying $1.80 so other punters obviously agree with me.

That said, I have not been convinced by anything I have seen this season and read over this week that the Chiefs are so reliant on Charles that they ought be a $4.70 chance. I think that is massive overs and I am going to take a piece of that action too.

The game starts at 7:25am Brisbane time.