Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets 18/08/23

Kai
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Kai Shmukler
17/08/2023
Best Bets
Best Bets of the Day

Racing comes back to some familiar suspects with bumper eight and nine race cards set for Ipswich racecourse and BallaratSynthetic respectively and we come off the back of a massive few in our best bets article with multiple roughie and best of the day winners, and I am keen to keep the momentum going before our Saturday Tips come out as the Group 1 racing season begins with Spring racing approaching an official start and I have posted full length Friday tips articles on both these course but below I have picked out a best  bet of the day and best outside chance of the day in this article as well as where you can pick up the highest odds across the Aussie horse racing betting sites / betting apps. Below the tips I have recently re-written a section on the best promotions going around across our Aussie betting apps / betting sites so be sure to check that out as there are some good promotions going around. Follow me below for another exciting Friday of Provincial racing!

Best Tip: Ballarat– R5 - #3–Miss You Too

Very new horse, this being its 2nd ever outing. Although looked very impressive last race even though it came 5th. Was a contender the whole way, and it should improve into a very decent horse. Should be one of the leaders, and I believe that it will hold on to late judging by last race. Expect this one to be a very close race, it won’t win by 3+ lengths but I believe it will get there. Familiar with the synthetic track, shouldn’t have issues.

BookmakerOdds
$4.50
VicBet$4.60
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: Ipswich– R2 - #4 - Iobject

Form hasn’t been the greatest, but showed some good potential last couple of starts, winning one of them. Expect it to fly late whilst settling early, odds shouldn’t be what they are. Suits this distance well and should set in a good position. Jockey suits these horses well.

BookmakerOdds
$10.00
VicBet$11.00
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

  • A lot of short races at Ipswich today, with only one race being over 1350m. Multiple 850m.
  • Ballarat Synthetic tends to favour the early barriers. Barriers with the highest win rates are 1 and 3.
  • The Ipswich racecourse is near circular in circumference and as such has strong bias towards front runners.

Best Horse Racing Betting Sites

Best Racing Promotions

Promotions are an imperative aspect of horse racing betting and have traditionally been the primary mode of punters getting an edge over the  Aussie horse racing betting sites as you are essentially getting an extra shot at your bet that you wouldn’t traditionally be offered through promotions.

Punterspal, in the last few Saturday racing meetings, has stuck out to me amongst the Aussie betting sites that provide racing promotions and is one Australian betting apps I would look into, particularly when it comes to Saturday racing as we approach the Group 1 races season again this Spring.

On our site we have a Punterspal Review that goes in depth into the bookmaker as well as other reviews such as Vicbet reviews, Palmerbet reviews etc 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.