Racing heads to the NSW/Victoria border on Monday with Albury hosting six races, with the first to jump at 2.30pm.

It's the first day of spring and Sale is expected to be soft on Thursday, while winter still lingers in Albury where it will be a genuine heavy track.

Local trainer Mitch Beer has a worthy favourite in race 4

Monday's best bet looks hard to beat on his home track

Cranbourne - Expert Horse Racing Tips

Friday's best bet was a dominant last start winner

Pakenham - Expert Horse Racing Tips

Thursday's best bet should be ready to peak second up

Bit Of A Lad - Expert Horse Racing Tips

There looks a terrific betting proposition in the first 'chase of the year at Warrnambool

Pakenham - Expert Horse Racing Tips

The first day of the Albury Cup Carnival has thrown up a couple of terrific betting propositions.