Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets 02/06/23

Kai Shmukler
Best Bets
Best Bets of the Day

Friday racing returns to Pakenham Synthetic Racecourse and Dubbo Racecourse amongst a few other top NSW racecourses and there are going to be some exciting and competitive races on the day, with good betting spots across all the race cards. I have outlined below my best bets of race day across the various betting sites to pick up the best odds. I have also provided some insights into the tracks and promotions amongst my free horse racing tips!

DUBBO - R4 - #1 - Devilicious

After a break of 17 weeks, Devilicious made a solid return at Tamworth. Prior to that, the horse had shown promise in commendable trials at Newcastle and Musswellbrook. In the previous race, Devilicious demonstrated remarkable resilience by maneuvering from a wide position and maintaining a strong pace to power home into second place. Although unable to get past the winner on that occasion, Devilicious is expected to show further improvement. With only a modest boost in performance, this horse has the potential to outshine its competition. A top contender.


*The Best Tote bet type pays bettors the highest dividend declared by the three national totes. The VIC TAB, NSW TAB and UBet.

DUBBO R1 - #6 - Jet Pack

Jet Pack is a very interesting runner who comes back to race for his second preparation for Cameron Crockett off the back of a very impressive first campaign for the stable. He recorded two back to back victories from a five run campaign before going back to the paddock. He resumed after the 18 week lay off and was one paced there, likely needing the run. He is very sharp second up historically and I have him mapping to find the front easily, he should be hard to hold out from there. 


*The Best Tote bet type pays bettors the highest dividend declared by the three national totes. The VIC TAB, NSW TAB and UBet.

Stats and Insights

  • Dubbo is renowned as a Bias Free track, where every runner is almost equally positioned to win over all distance ranges
  • Pakenham is one of the smallest tracks in the country, with only 1400m circumference and as such suited to front-runners and those horses with the ability to race handy to the pace
  • Often, at 1400m - 1600m across both these courses winners predominantly emerge from barriers 5-8 which suggests those horses who either fire straight onto the speed or those that sit just behind the speed have the greatest chances.

Best Horse Racing Betting Sites

Best Racing Promotions

Traditionally, promotions have been the primary means for bettors to gain an edge over bookmakers. These promotions prove beneficial by providing a safety net in case your chosen runner fails to win. 

Playup stands out amongst betting sites by frequently offering the advantage of refunding your bet with bonus bets for selected races on midweek and Provincial racing days, providing you with a second or third chance. Coupled with their favorable odds, Playup currently holds the top position in terms of promotions for Australian racing.

However, if you are seeking other betting apps that offer racing promotions  for this week it is worth looking at some other Australian bookies. On our website we have a Punterspal review, Vicbet review and Palmerbet review which include the promotions that these betting sites frequently offer.

Promotions tend to change regularly, so it is important to sign up to these betting sites to stay updated on the latest applicable promotions.