Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets 17/05/24

Matt Abrahams
Matt Abrahams
Best Bets
Best Bets of the Day

I have highlighted my best bet of the day and best outside chance of the day as well as some insights for race day across all racecourses for Friday. Follow along with me for the best free horse racing tips on race day! At Scone on Friday, the track will be a soft 6 and there's 9 races on the card, starting just before 12pm until the afternoon. Meanwhile, Cranbourne comes with similar conditions, rated a soft 5 at the moment. It's night racing so the meeting will begin just after 5pm and the last race finishes before 9pm.

Best Tip: Wembanyama #1 Scone R3

Wembanyana was so close to winning on the Kensington track in his last race, just missing out by 0.2 lengths behind Magnatear a month ago. That race was his first attempt at this distance range and he handled it really well. Now, with that experience and a bit more fitness under his belt, he's looking good for the 1600m this time around. You can expect to see him settling in the midfield during the race.

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Best Roughie: Sleeper #8 Cranbourne R8

Sleeper is gearing up for his Aussie debut after a decent run in New Zealand. With just three starts under his belt, he's already shown some promise, clinching a win at Hastings last November. That race was a real highlight, especially considering the tough conditions with heavy ground. Despite facing a bit of early trouble in his next outing at Trentham, he still managed to pull off an impressive third-place finish. Now, as he prepares for his Australian debut, Sleeper has been putting in the work, showing solid form in his lead-up jumpouts at Pakenham where he's secured third place in both. With his knack for finishing strong, he's definitely one to watch out for in upcoming races.

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Stats and Insights

  • Stats at Cranbourne show that barriers four to ten are the best at all distances at Cranbourne.
  • The longer distances have a steep uphill climb from the 600m to the winning post so look for bigger type horses at Cranbourne.
  • It's the Scone Cup Carnival on Friday and Saturday this weekend.

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.