Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets 16/02/24

Kai
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Kai Shmukler
15/02/2024
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Racing returns to our typical Friday night tracks with cards set for Moonee Valley racecourse and Canterbury racecourse and I am very keen for these cards as racing really starts to heat up with the Autumn Group 1 races season underway and I have thoroughly gone through both of the aforementioned cards and posted full length free horse racing tips on our website. In addition to these tips there is also an exotics tips page posted on our site and a multibets page. As for this article I have picked out a best bet of the day and best outside chance of the day. I’ve also 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 - R4 - #5 - Wild Botanica

Wild Botanica seems to have come back to racing better than ever for Joe Pride off the back of a very long 40 week spell where he resumed to racing at Warwick Farm just under three weeks ago where he set fifth in the run before starting a big run in the straight and running home very well to beat all but the sharp winner there. He has won two from three second up, will be much fitter for that run off the long spell and looks the one to beat here. 

BookmakerOdds
$2.40
VicBet$2.30
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 - R6 - #7 - Samuel Langhorne

I have been waiting to see when Samuel Langhorne was going to next step out after the way he returned to racing for Mick Kent. He wasn’t seen at the races for 41 weeks since breaking maiden at start number four before coming back to racing at Sandown Hillside at the end of last month where he was held up until the 400m before powering home in an absolute jet go to place third over the 1600m then. It was a beautiful return and I think with natural improvement he won’t have to find too much to win this, albeit a proper contest here.

BookmakerOdds
$6.50
VicBet$6.50
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

  • 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.