Best Exotic Tips of the Day | May 17

Matt Abrahams
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Matt Abrahams
16/05/2024
Exotics Tips
Exotic Tips of the Day
Exotic Tips of the Day

Get ready for some racing action around Australia on Friday afternoon / night as we look at the top 3 meetings. We have you covered with 3 exacta bets lined up at Scone, Cranbourne and Werribee. It's the start of the carnival in Scone so we're treated to a nice 9 card meeting. The action kicks off with a maiden in the morning and the Darley Scone Cup will be one to watch in Race 8. The track is a soft 6 at the moment. Cranbourne continues the night racing on Friday night with an 8 race card. It's rated a soft 5 and we're looking at Race 6 in our tips. Meanwhile, Werribee Race 4 should be an interesting one and we're targeting a cheeky exacta there too.

Exacta - Scone - R7

1st: 2, 3, 7, 12

2nd: 2, 3, 7, 12

How Dare you made quite the entrance last time around at Kensington, putting in a solid effort straight out of the gate. Now, she's gearing up for another round on the track, fresh off two trials where she showed some serious promise. 

Rapt really turned some heads in her last race, leading the pack until the final stretch where she got just edged out. 

Gago took a little breather after her last outing, but now she's back and raring to go. Things didn't quite go her way at Newcastle, but now that she's back on home turf.

And then there's Bonjour Report. This gal is on a mission, coming in hot with a third-place finish in two tries at this distance. She's got her eyes on the prize and with her knack for softer tracks, where she's notched up 2 wins and 7 placings in 11 races.

Exacta at 416.67% @ Playup (Best of three totes)

Exacta - Cranbourne - R6

1st: 1, 3, 4, 5

2nd: 1, 3, 4, 5

Esseffninety made a killer debut last time out, winning her maiden race impressively over this course. After that, she went up against city competition, placing over 1200m. Last campaign, she even held her own in a tough Magic Millions race at the Gold Coast.

Soju has been on a roll lately, scoring wins in both her races over this distance this season. Her latest victory here in late March was pretty sweet. She settled nicely, stayed close to the front and then kicked into high gear down the stretch as the crowd favourite. 

Mr Tickles might find the 1000m distance a bit short but he's got some real class. He's been looking sharp, winning both of his warm-up jumpouts before his comeback. Yeah, his previous wins were over longer distances, but he's shown he can hang with the big dogs in tougher races. 

Squad is stepping down a grade after a bit of a rough start in his debut for Gavin Bedggood. Didn't quite hit the mark on the Mornington Cup day undercard. But hey, don't count him out just yet—his record at 1000m is something to talk about. Last time out, he was in the mix until the final stretch and even though he got overrun, his track record suggests he's got room to improve.

Exacta at 416.67% @ Playup (Best of three totes)

Exacta - Werribee - R4

1st: 2, 7, 9, 11

2nd: 2, 7, 9, 11

Think Rock seems to be right on the edge of getting a maiden win and this race looks like the perfect chance for him to finally do it, even though he's drawn the widest gate. 

Ma Belle Grise is making a comeback after a so-so showing in a Terang jumpout, where she finished fourth out of six. 

Show on Her looked pretty good in her first run back and with that race under her belt, she should be even sharper this time around.

Lou Lou's Choice seems to be holding steady in this bunch, and she's stepping up for her second run after a decent effort last time out. 

Exacta at 416.67% @ Playup (Best of three totes)

Stats and Insights

  • Flexi Betting lets you bet a bit of the full dividend, so you can stick to your budget by taking a smaller cut of the total win.
  • With the Exacta, your payout depends on which of the Aussie TABs is in your area.
  • The Exacta usually pays out more than the Quinella since it's trickier to pick the horses in the right order.
  • Some experts think the exacta's a good bet if you're really confident in a horse to win, especially if it's a short-priced favourite.

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