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Here are this week’s top tips on all things sport and racing

Here are this week’s top tips on all things sport and racing
March 6, 2020 The Ashby

SPORT

NBL

The Perth Wildcats did what the Perth Wildcats do on Thursday night qualifying for yet another NBL Grand Final series when defeating the Cairns Taipans by 11 points in Game 3 of their Semi Final playoff series.

They now face the Sydney Kings in a Best of 5 Grand Final Playoff series which gets underway in Sydney on Sunday.

The Kings scraped through their series against Melbourne United sneaking home in a nail-biting Game 3 to prevail 89 to 87.

While Sydney have the benefit of three home games as opposed to the Wildcats two in the Grand Final series I am betting with my heart and will stick with the Wildcats to find a way to win another NBL title.

Game one of the series tips off at 2.00pm on Sunday and Sydney go in as the $1.67 favourites with the Wildcats at $2.20.

I have been on Perth for a number of months now to win the title and see no reason to jump off now.

Sydney are no easy beats but a couple of their key players are now in the twilight of their careers and I can see Perth outstaying them over the 5 game series.

I am happy to have a small speck on the Wildcats to win Game one away at the $2.20 and have also backed Bryce Cotton to be the Grand Final series MVP which is paying $3.

ODI SOUTH AFRICA V AUSTRALIA GAME 3

South Africa have been all over the Aussies in games one and two and to be fair there have been no real excuses for the visitors.

I don’t like betting against Australia but the $2.50 on offer about South Africa at home for game three will get me for a little nibble.

I’ll also be backing Finch to be the leading runscorer for Australia at $4 and Ngidi to be the leading wicket taker for South Africa at $3.50.

WOMENS T20 WORLD CUP FINAL

Australia take on India in the T20 World Cup final on Sunday and despite not having a vintage tournament Australia really look to get their chance for more silverware here.

I am happy to take the $1.52 on offer about the Aussie women and will have something on Alyssa Healy to be the Leading Runscorer for the Aussies at $3.50.

PREMIER LEAGUE

My Premier League multi for this week requires Liverpool, Arsenal and Southampton to all prevail. The multi quote is $3.11.

AFLW

Fremantle snuck in by a point against St. Kilda last week to maintain their unbeaten streak and they take on Brisbane this weekend.

I will take a multi with Fremantle to cover the line and win by 7 points or more in to North Melbourne to win their match by 11 points or more. The multi is paying $3.61.

RACING

My best racing bets of the weekend are as follows :

Flemington Saturday Race 7 Number 1 Rubisaki (TABtouch Fixed Odds Price $3.20) : Classy three year old filly who has had 7 career starts for 5 wins and 2 seconds racking up more than $853,00 in prizemoney in the process. Gets in well here under set weights conditions and from barrier six should get a nice run in transit.  Has won both tries at this track and distance and looks the testing material.

Randwick Saturday Race 1 Number 3 Fasika (TABtouch Fixed Odds Price $2.50) : Quality mare who has had 6 visits to the races for 3 wins and 2 seconds. Resumes form a break here and has a great fresh card. From three tries over this distance has managed 2 wins and a second. Should take some stopping.

Ascot Saturday Race 6 Number 1 Laverrod (TABtouch Fixed Odds Price $2.00) : Promising three year old who looks set for a very bright future and his recent trial would suggest he is in for a fruitful preparation. From barrier 2 should be afforded a lovely run and prove too slick from there.

Ascot Saturday Race 9 Number 6 Playing Marika (TABtouch Fixed Odds Price $8.50) : In form mare who has managed a win and 4 placings from her last 6 starts. Has tremendous numbers over this trip where she has had 8 tries for 2 wins and 4 placings and at $8.50 the win and $2.70 the place I thought she looked a great each way play.

Cannington Saturday Race 5 Number 5 Starlight Yoyo (TABtouch Fixed Odds Price $2.10) : Proven top line sprinter who won a Perth Cup Prelude last week in grand style and has the early pace to overcome the awkward draw. Other nice bets look to be race 2 number 1 Dyna Dean the place, race three number 5 Tommy Shelby, race 7 number 6 Hear’s Tears and race 11 number 2 Circus Maximus.