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Newcastle Betting Tips, Best Bets & Odds for March 5

  • Get our tips and best bets for the Newcastle Races in New South Wales
  • The Group Three Newcastle Newmarket headlines the March 5 meeting
  • The track is currently in the Soft 5 range but there's little rain predicted on race day
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Newcastle Tips for 05.03.2021
Bottega is one of the favourites for Friday's Newcastle Newmarket Handicap. (Getty)
Alex Marsh 05 Mar 2021
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Get free Newcastle tips and betting selections for all key meetings from the Newcastle Races in New South Wales.

Our Newcastle best bets are provided by expert form analysts and tipsters, with free betting tips available right here.

Newcastle Tips March 5


Newcastle Best Bet - Race 2 No. 5 Green Flash

A younger sibling to stakes winners Havana and Diplomatico is this $1 million-dollar yearling purchase from the 2019 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale who is finally set to make his debut as a three-year-old this Friday at Newcastle.

As far as Provincial 1200m Maidens in New South Wales go, trainer Chris Waller would've been doing very well to find a weaker one to place Green Flash in who arrives off two solid trials, starting with a quieter piece of work before a stronger tune-up on February 23 at Canterbury.

Behind a handy Ocean Emperor in that first hit-out, the son of Redoute's Choice worked every bit as well as dual Group winner Doubtland who was pushed out to go past him via that February 11 heat and with James McDonald taking the reins from a good draw, this is a great opportunity to breakthrough.


Newcastle Value Bet - Race 7 No. 2 Gem Song

A decent field has been assembled for the Group Three Newcastle Newmarket Handicap and while there's obvious queries with this gelding now second-up off a lengthy lay-off, he looks the one to beat if he manages to improve off an excellent return.

Resuming in the Southern Cross Stakes on February 13, Gem Song was eased out of the early speed battle in that 1200m contest where he was on the back of the eventual winner, but hit a flat spot before picking up again late and launching over the last 150m.

At 33.84, his last 600m was only bettered by that of Masked Crusader, who is the third market elect currently in the Group One Canterbury Stakes this Saturday at WFA level behind Bivouac and Savatiano while for the powerful local Kris Lees yard, this could very well be the target race.


Newcastle Next Best Bet - Race 8 No. 6 Hasty Duchess

*Hasty Duchess has been scratched from Race 8 at Newcastle.

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Newcastle Races FAQs

Can I watch a live stream from Newcastle Races?

Yes, you can stream all of the action from Newcastle Races. 

You can find more information in our live streaming section.

How many meetings are held at the Newcastle racecourse?

Newcastle hosts around 25 meetings per year.

These are mainly provincial meetings with a few feature programs as well which includes the Group Three Newcastle Gold Cup which is scheduled for September 18 in 2020.

How do I bet at Newcastle?

To place a bet on the Newcastle races you'll need to be signed up with an online bookmaker. 

Generally corporate bookies provide betting markets a day or two prior to a provincial meeting at Newcastle.



Green Flash has trialled well ahead of his debut in a weak Race 2 from Newcastle this Friday.

Gem Song was excellent first-up and with improvement, is a leading chance in the feature (Race 7).

Best Bet: Green Flash To Win @100.00 at BetMGM - 6 Units
Value Bet: Gem Song To Win @660.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 1 Unit

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