|BEST BETS – A-LEAGUE|
After many moons as the Victory’s bunnies, United is suddenly the dominant force in this fixture. They have won the last four A-League meetings between these sides, and while being torn apart by the Wanderers last weekend, we reckon that was a blip, and they will get this done over the Victory. Adelaide at $2.80.
And on Sunday, Melbourne City meet Brisbane, at it seems the Roar like to turn it on against them. In November the Roar won 4-3 followed by a 2-2 draw at Suncorp Stadium in January. City are starting to stumble in recent weeks, recording two losses, a draw and a win from their last four matches, and we think Brisbane is waaaaay over at $5 for this one and we will be all over them.
BEST BETS – NBL
Perth meets Cairns tonights, and the Wildcats will feel pretty good about themselves heading into Game 1 as they continue their title defence at home. Cairns has won its last three trips to Perth, including an 88-84 victory over the defending champs late last year, but we see the Wildcats stepping up and getting the big win in Game 1 by 10 or less at $2.65.
Sydney welcome Melbourne for Game 1 Saturday night, with the Kings being virtually untouchable at home during the year. But…Melbourne got the better of Sydney in this spot last year winning both games, and while a lot has changed since then, after a pair of blowout victories in Round 20 to sneak into the finals, we are backing United to keep momentum rolling and get a huge win by 10 or less at $3.50.
BEST BETS – HORSES
Australian Guineas Day at Flemington with some cracking horse flesh getting around, and in the feature, we are getting on the superstar No.1 Alligator Blood. Has won all 4 this prep and is currently the best horse getting around in this country. We see Catalyst putting up a brave fight again, but we like the $3.30 on offer for this unit to keep the momentum going. Our best bet of the day is R6, No.6 Fabergino. Bringing a real handy record over from the West, this run up the straight should suit her and show the Eastern crew what she is all about. Get on at $2.40.Racing!
The Punt Club Crew
Australian Guineas Day – Flemington
R1: No. 4 Diamond Effort – Clear air win for her if she displays what she did last start in a 4 lengths win ($1.70/$1.24)
R2: No. 3 High Bridge – Freshened up after last start issues and well worth bet over this track/distance ($4.80/$1.70)
R3: No. 4 Time Is Precious – Resumes on the back off handy trials and has won fresh before ($4.80/$1.80)
R4: No. 2 Sylvia’s Mother – 6 wins from 10 starts and should be seeing out the distance ($2.40/$1.30)
R5: No. 1 Age Of Chivalry – Has placed in G1’s and will be fitter second up ($3.20/$1.35)
R6: No. 6 Fabergino – 7 wins from 10 in WA and should keep her record looking good down the straight here ($2.40/$1.25)
R7: No. 1 Alligator Blood – His class will continue to show and add to his impressive resume ($3.20/$1.30)
R8: No. 2 Fifty Stars – Fitter for the CF Orr run where he had no luck but will be flying home here ($3.60/$1.45)
R9: No. 5 Taniko – Booming finish in her and will be fitter this time around ($4.20/$1.80)
Adelaide United @ Melbourne Victory – Adelaide to bounce back after a touch up last week Match Result Adelaide $2.80
Brisbane Roar @ Melbourne City – City struggling and Brisbane to get up at great value Match Result Brisbane $5.00
NBLCairns Taipans @ Perth Wildcats – Perth at home in Game 1 to start their title defence Match Result Perth 1-10 $2.65
Melbourne United @ Sydney Kings – Melbourne on the road to get a big Game 1 win Match Result Melbourne 1-10 $3.50
A-LEAGUE/NBL 4-Leg Multi $129.85/unit