Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets 09/02/24

Kai
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Kai Shmukler
08/02/2024
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Best Bets of the Day

Racing comes back to Moonee Valley racecourse and Canterbury racecourse for two great Friday meetings as we approach the first day of the Autumn Group 1 races season and I have extensively run through the day’s racing and picked out my best bets. On our site I have posted full length free horse racing tips for each of the tracks and also an exotics tips page so be sure to check those out. There is also our recently launched multi bets tips page which we have been going quite well with so far. As for this article  we focus on our best bet and best outside chance of the day as well as outlined 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: Canterbury - R5 - #4 - Unusual Legacy

Unusual Legacy has had an amazing start to his career for Chris Waller and it is hard to see him slowing down now. He’s had just the three runs to kick things off but has won two and placed runner up in the other since coming across from NZ where he won on debut. His most recent win at Newcastle was very sharp and I think hard fit third up here he still has some improvement to put on display. 

BookmakerOdds
$2.60
VicBet$2.50
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.

Best Roughie: Moonee Valley - R5 - #7 - Ice Symphony

Ice Symphony comes back to racing off of a 17 week spell and having his first start for Symon Wilde and I think has been placed with a bit of intent here given the booking of Blake Shinn. He’s already recorded two wins and a couple sharp placings in his 13 career starts and based on the way he ran in a Geelong trial two weeks back he should be very sharp here.

BookmakerOdds
Playup$8.50
VicBet$8.00
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

  • 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.
  • There is a very clear frontrunning bias at Moonee Valley even up until the staying distance of 2000m+, when considering between two selections see where they map to be in the run.
  • 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.