9/3/24 – Saturday Horse Racing Tips for New Zealand

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We have expert horse racing tips for the cards this Saturday in New Zealand, featuring racing at Ellerslie and Trentham.

Punters get quality racing across the Tasman, and we have our best horse racing tips available for betting with the best betting sites Australia has to offer!


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Ellerslie racing tips

Race 1. (10:32) Royal Descent Stakes (1600m)

#2 – Pearl of Alsace @ $2.15

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Pearl of Alsace is all class, and she could kick off her autumn campaign with a victory.

The five-year-old daughter of Tavistock owns six wins from 11 starts, and after opening at $2.60, her odds have firmed.

We expect a winning fresh up effort on Saturday.

Race 3. (11:40) Barfoot & Thompson BM75 (2100m)

#2 – Infer @ $3.00

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Infer was our best bet last week before being late scratched, so we’re backing the rising star again.

The four-year-old gelding won his last two starts over distance impressively, and he is rising the grades without much worry.

We’re happy with the $3.00 odds available for the favourite.


Race 5. (12:53) Sistema Stakes (1200m) – GROUP 1

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Race 4. (12:20) Thank You Kiwi Slot Holders Maiden (1400m)

#4 – Smokeshow @ $2.80

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Smokeshow is a model of consistency with one win and five second placings from six starts.

The three-year-old gelding by Contributer gets back in his races, but he should settle closer off the inside draw.

The $2.80 odds are worth including in selections.

Race 6. (13:29) Tempur Classic BM65 (1200m)

#2 – Marengo @ $3.30

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Marengo is getting close to winning after three consecutive second placings, and he’s the worthy favourite.

The four-year-old son of Charm Spirit has yet to finish worse than second, and it’s another premium ride for Kennedy.

We expect his odds to firm on race day, so take the value.


Race 7. (14:04) Bonecrusher New Zealand Stakes (2000m) – GROUP 1

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Trentham racing tips

Race 1. (10:15) Rat Tat Maiden (2200m)

#5 – Celtic Echo @ $2.10

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Celtic Echo is getting close to scoring an overdue maiden win following five placings from nine starts.

The four-year-old daughter of Echoes of Heaven doesn’t have to improve much to beat this field, hence the shortening odds.

This is the best chance she’ll ever get to win.

Race 2. (10:50) Graham’s Painters 3YO (1000m)

#5 – Tightly Laced @ $2.90

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The Te Akau-raced filly wasn’t given much chance to win in the run, and we expect a bounce back effort.

The three-year-old filly by American Pharoah is a well-bred type who kicked off her career with a win and a placing behind Dragon Biscuit.

It’s good form, and she could be the best of this lot.

Race 3. (11:25) Top Tips BM75 (1100m)

#8 – Sinbin @ $3.70

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Sinbin is a classy type on her day, and she’s good enough to rise through the grades with ease.

She comes off a tight nose win at Trentham, where she owns two wins and a minor placing from four starts.

Dropping to 52.5kg is a steal, and we thought her odds would be much shorter.

Race 6. (13:12) Happy Birthday Noeline Berkett BM65 (1600m)

#4 – The Chopper @ $2.80

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Money is with The Chopper, who excited maiden grades with a 1.5-length win last time out.

The four-year-old son of The Bold One paid $1.50 when winning, so punters get better odds this time around.

Getting 2kg off his back adds to his appeal.

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About Daryl Curnow

After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA - English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism. Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 - with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl's tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he's not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.