Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets 20/10/23

Kai
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Kai Shmukler
19/10/2023
Best Bets
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Racing kicks on this Friday and we come off the back of what was quite a luckless day for our best bets tips this past Thursday with neither of our runners able to really get going but I am keen to hit back hard with what looks to be great cards at Moe racecourse and Pakenham racecourse and I have run through both of the cards and posted full length free horse racing tips articles and also an exotics tips article where we look to pick up some more lucrative bets. In addition to those we focus on our best bets tips here where I have picked out another overall best bet and best outside chance of the day across the racecourses as well as 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: Sportsbet-Pakenham - R1 - #10 - Ethel Maude

Great contest to kick off the day and the straight bat option in Ethel Maude does look like a smart horse who should be approaching peak fitness now and ready to fire with three runs under her belt to kick her career off. She is taking a huge step back in competition after last stepping out over the mile in the Group 2 Edward Manifold stakes where she trucked along in the run well behind the speed before really clicking up and getting going in the last few hundred meters to be strong through the line and finish just behind the placegetters there.

BookmakerOdds
$2.00
VicBet$2.00
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.

Best Roughie: Moe - R6 - #1 - Ima Shelby

Ima Shelby is one of my favourite horses for the Hayes boys and I think he shapes up very well here and has to be given another look off the back of his last start. He bombed out in the run at this track in the Gold Nugget when he just failed to respond to riding due to the track being too firm and I think that now he rates very highly coming back onto a track with his toe in the ground.

BookmakerOdds
$7.20
VicBet$7.50
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

  • Pakenham is one of the smallest tracks in the country, with only 1400m circumference and as such suited to front-runners and those horses with the ability to race handy to the pace
  • Often, at 1400m - 1600m at Pakenham winners predominantly emerge from barriers 5-8 which suggests those horses who either fire straight onto the speed or those that sit just behind the speed have the greatest chances.
  • Moe racecourse is a flat course with a 250m home straight. Winners generally come from barriers 1-8 at the course.

Best Horse Racing Betting Sites

Best Racing Promotions

Horse racing betting is always further advantaged for the punter via promotions which assist punters in getting an edge over betting sites. For racing these promotions are often extensive and frequent across the aussie betting apps and provide you more ‘outs’ to your bet that you wouldn’t normally be afforded.

Punterspal has stuck out to me in the last little while amongst the Aussie betting sites that offer horse racing promotions and is one that I would consider signing up to. As we are in full swing for the Group 1 races, Saturday’s become very useful to take advantage of the heightened promotions during the period.

On our website we have a Punterspal review that goes in depth into the bookmaker and their advantages and disadvantages as well as a Vicbet  and Palmerbet review which are bookmakers I also favour in terms of their promotions.

Promotions do tend to change frequently amongst the Aussie betting sites so be sure to check onlyracing.com.au to stay updated on the latest promotions.