Strong Saturday To Kick Off Spring Racing

The most exciting time of the year for punters has arrived

WA Winners WA racing tips Mark Van Triet Belmont racecourse

Spring has arrived and the happiest time of the year for punters certainly delivered plenty of action in it’s opening weekend.

A strong day out West for WA Winners members as well, with 2 winners from 2 betting races:

  • Beg To Differ ($10.50) won an open race at a great price to kick start proceedings
  • Nelson’s Flight ($7.60) made it a perfect day for members
Mark looked at 5 races and had the winner in 4 of them, but Kelly’s Secret (rated $2.50, won at $1.60) and Patrocity (rated $2.40, won at $1.80) failed to hit the right price for them to be bets.
Regardless, $800 profit for a strong start to Spring racing.

It was a slow start to the weekend for Key Bets members, but there was plenty of afternoon success to turn it around:

  • Humidor ($31) won a thrilling Memsie Stakes at a huge price
  • Courage Within ($19 place) led all the way and kicked in the straight to hold on for 2nd in a massive showing
  • Electric Light ($3) flashed home down the middle of the track to take out a thriller

Man Booker ($2.70) went down by 0.05L in the last at Belmont, and then had a protest dismissed as well in an unlucky result – a profitable weekend nonetheless.

It was a long winter for Barby’s Bets members but the start of Spring looks to have brought a change in fortune:

  • Farooq ($2.45) got the ball rolling, beating home Aaron’s other selection Maid Equal for a Race 1 Quinella
  • Exalted Craftsman ($11.80) took up the front and just kept going in a brave run to make it 2/2
  • Theanswermyfriend ($3.40) crossed the border and got the job done yet again in Race 7

$350 profit over the weekend for members to start off a Spring resurgence.

Two late winners and a winning day for NSW Winners members:

  • Unforgotten ($3.80) took out Race 7 after shortening throughout the day
  • Best Of Days ($3.20) led a Quinella with Sir Plush ($5.50) finishing 2nd in an easy watch for members

Both winners came in but it was a winning day nonetheless, albeit a small one.

The Trial Spy backed a winner with Magic Alliance ($5.80) getting the job done at Grafton, giving members a chop-out for the day.

The return of Kiwi Chris didn’t quite go to plan, betting into one race for no return in New Zealand. As usual, the value was there with his second selection Qiji Express available at $4 before jumping at $2.40 and getting run down in the straight.

It was a tough day at Caulfield for Trev’s Bets and Melbourne Ratings members, with favourites Vega Magic and Jameeh failing to fire in their respective races.

Finally, it was a winning weekend for NRL Tips members to end the regular season:

  • Penrith stormed home in the second half to deny the Storm another minor premiership
  • St George Illawarra fought back to defeat Newcastle on Saturday
  • Gold Coast and North Queensland (over 42.5) played out a try-fest to send out Jonathon Thurston on top
  • Sydney (-12) obliterated the Eels to claim top spot

New Zealand (-4.5) struggled their way to a 20-16 win over Canberra, falling just shy of covering to make the weekend a big one.

With Spring now here and the weather fining up, the excitement is only building. More quality racing and the start of the footy finals means there is plenty to look forward to next weekend.