Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets 05/01/24

Kai
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Kai Shmukler
04/01/2024
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Racing comes back to some familiar Friday racecourses with bumper cards set for Canterbury racecourse and Cranbourne racecourse this Friday night and I am very keen on these cards and have posted in depth free horse racing tips on our website and in addition to those tips we also have an exotics bets article on the site where we look to pick up some more lucrative bets. In this article we focus on our overall best bet and best outside chance of the day and have outlined where you can get the best odds across our aussie betting sites / betting apps and then also outline our best promotions across the aussie betting sites. In the final part of the article you should find some helpful track insights for both the racecourses which should assist your horse racing betting. Follow me below for another great day of racing this Friday!

Best Tip: Cranbourne - R2 - #1 - Slane

I must have missed the return to racing of Slane for the Jusovic camp and I was starting to wonder what had happened to the horse but after going back to watch the run it is evident he has returned quite well for the camp. He resumed untrialled over 1400m here where he just peaked a bit too early in the run and was overrun by the exacta into third. He should improve sharply second up now.

BookmakerOdds
$2.20
VicBet$2.20
BEST OF THREE TOTES

*The Best Tote bet type pays bettors the highest dividend declared by the three national totes. The VIC TAB, NSW TAB and UBet. This likely means that there aren't fixed odds available at the time of writing this on that bookmaker and there likely will be.

Best Roughie: Canterbury - R5 - #7 - The Englishman

You have to lend some sort of chance to The Englishman who is competing so far back in grade here after last stepping out two weeks back at Randwick in a very solid 78 race where he couldn’t get any luck, was constantly crowded for runs and was still able to run home well just behind the placegetters. The win before that at Rosehill was sharp and I think he is a very good horse who’s best is above these.

BookmakerOdds
Playup$8.50
VicBet$8.50
BEST OF THREE TOTES

*The Best Tote bet type pays bettors the highest dividend declared by the three national totes. The VIC TAB, NSW TAB and UBet. This likely means that there aren't fixed odds available at the time of writing this on that bookmaker and there likely will be.

Stats and Insights

  • Stats at Cranbourne show that barriers four to ten are the best at all distances at Cranbourne
  • Canterbury is a much tighter track than most NSW courses, giving significant advantage to close on pacers and those close to the rail in general. It also favours late rails-in-run horses due to the tight turning nature.
  • Chris Waller sends an army of runners to Canterbury Park tomorrow and is one of the top trainers at the course so watch for his runners there tomorrow.

Best Horse Racing Betting Sites

Best Racing Promotions

Promotions have historically been a great way for bettors to gain an advantage over betting sites by providing an edge to your bet. For racing specifically these promotions can be extensive in providing you some form of ‘outs’ to your bet that you wouldn’t normally receive.

Palmerbet, in recent weeks, has stood out to me across the Aussie betting sites that offer racing promotions and is one that I would take a look at, especially for big race days that feature Group 1 races and Saturday’s in general. 

On our site we have a Palmerbet Review that goes in depth into the bookmaker as well as  a Vicbet and Punterspal Review amongst some of the other top bookmakers that frequently have promotions.

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