We take a look at Big bets hit and missed from Saturday’s racing, Gai / Bott’s latest juvenile and recent Randwick trials.


It was a pretty solid Saturday in horse racing betting as we are nearing the end of our Summer racing and set for Group 1 races in Autumn and my Saturday tips went well across the Aussie betting sites as we picked up a few winners even if our best bets tips didn’t go so well. Our exotics tips also went quite nicely and this article dives into some of the big bets that were landed and missed from Saturday racing as well as Waterhouse / Bott’s latest progressive juvenile’s debut and then finish off by looking at some of the returning stars recent Randwick trials as they look towards Autumn preps.

Saturday Racing Big Bets in Review

It was a very big weekend in horse racing betting across the Aussie betting sites and we will kick off with some big hits. 

Bermadez (Flemington R1) 

Bermadez is a tricky horse to catch but he couldn’t have been given a better placement on Saturday and we had him in our Saturday racing tips and so did one confident punter who placed an $8000 bet at $1.80 odds. Check the run out below where Bermadez certainly took his time.

Kobison (Rosehill R9)

Kobison is turning into a bit of a winning machine making it four wins in seven runs after stepping out for his second time under Jmac’s steering on Saturday at Rosehill. One sharp punter was in his corner in a big way with a $9000 bet at $2.15.

Galilaeus (Flemington R2)

As for the misses, a horse that I had a look at but am glad I stayed away from in the end was Anthony and Sam Freedman’s Galilaeus who did look like a strong horse on paper but he was at $2.00 odds which was too short for me. One punter was happy to place a $5000 bet on him at that quote but unfortunately he put in a very plain showing when beaten four lengths.

Johnny Rocker (Flemington R10)

One punter got so unlucky when grabbing Jonny Rocker at a very nice price of $6.50 and the horse looked home until very late in the piece when Mornington Glory came to the forefront late in the piece to claim him there, unfortunately costing the punter $8000.

Fully Lit flies on debut for Waterhouse / Bott

If you have been following my free horse racing tips for a while you would know how much of a fan I am of the Waterhouse and Bott juveniles and the stable hasn’t slowed down at all recently with Fully Lit being their most recent to clock an impressive debut win. 

I think that he has a bit of class about him and is a horse to follow, one that you’ll surely see in my Saturday tips in the future after the way he so professionally scored in the Australian Whisky Handicap at Rosehill on Saturday. 

He was around a $5.50 chance across the Aussie betting sites and won by nearly three lengths there when scoring in great time (1.03.5) over the 1100m.

"He was very sharp today," Bott said of Fully Lit. "We had him nice and forward for this race, he was very fit.

Check out the winning run below and make sure to watch our for him in my Saturday tips wherever connections next place him.

Golden Slipper Contenders trial at Randwick

The first four lines of betting across the aussie bookmakers for this year’s Golden Slipper stepped out on Monday Morning this week at Randwick to trial. Amongst them will be the extremely progressive looking and undefeated Shangri La Express. 

After Waterhouse / Bott had Fully Lit bolt in on debut this past Saturday they are set to have four of their runners step out in the first trial tomorrow, with Golden Gift winner Shangri La Express amidst those. He is currently the second line of betting at around $8.00 across most of the Aussie betting apps.

The running favourite across the Ausssie betting sites is another Waterhouse / Bott runner in the undefeated Storm Boy after winning the Magic Millions 2YO classic a couple weeks back.

To take a look at some other stables, Peter and Paul Snowdens’s very expensive juvenile Bodyguard, who took out the Listed Maribyrnong Plate at Flemington last year is set to step out later in the day in a 1050m heat. He is currently the third line of betting across the Aussie betting sites. Check out his win in the Maribyrnong Plate below:

Another Snowden runner worth keeping an eye on is Manos, who beat Shangri La Express in a trial late last year but is thus far unraced. He is in the fourth line of betting across the Aussie betting sites.

I will be sure to cover how these runners look in my next horse racing news article and later down the track in my Saturday tips when they step out to race as the Autumn Group 1 races season nears.

This article outlines some of the big bets that hit and were missed this past Saturday in racing as well as a very impressive debutant from the Waterhouse / Bott camp and then some of the premier horses in the country who are trialling Monday morning.

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