Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets 25/08/23

Kai
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Kai Shmukler
24/08/2023
Best Bets
Best Bets of the Day

It wasn’t the easiest Thursday racing to return to from my short layoff from tips with both of our runners being completely luckless and our roughie of the day being backed in from $21 > $6.00 come jump time where he just couldn’t get a break out wide all run but we look to hit back hard here and I have posted full length free horse racing tips on our site. There are Friday tips articles for both Geelong racecourse an Murwillumbah racecourse and below I have picked out my overall best bet of the day and best roughie of the day across the two racecourses, as well as promotions going around across the Australian betting sites / betting apps and below that some track insights for both of the courses as to aid your edge tomorrow. Follow me below for another exciting Friday of provincial racing!

Best Tip: Murwillumbah R7 - #8 - Wategos

Smart placement by the Bjorn Baker stable to put forth Wategos to take out the Murwillumbah Cup and I think there is a good chance he beats these dominantly. There’s a few here who he has matched up against before but Wategos is just going so well this campaign. His last two runs he has won well in Saturday grade at Rosehill, first beating off the likes of future Group racing star Givara in a tough run before stepping out over the 1350m and knocking off King Of Naples and For Victory in another bold effort. He will be hard fit, with plenty to offer fourth up here and with Jimmy Orman on he has to be the leading contender.

BookmakerOdds
$2.90
VicBet$3.00
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: Geelong - R6 - #10 - Ripple Effect

Very interesting horse for Mick Williams in Ripple Effect who has had just the two career starts and resumes here off of a 26 week spell. The first start came in New Zealand where he began awkwardly and took another knock early but came on so strongly late over the 1000m he was able to beat all but the winner there. He was sent away for some time after then before resuming in a 1400m Warrnambool race where he had the gun run but was truly outstanding first up, clocked some good times and displayed what looks like a dynamic run style to overcome traffic. The query is how he lines up here / how he returns from the long lay off but you’re getting a worthwhile price right now.

BookmakerOdds
$15.00
VicBet$14.00
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

  • Matt Dunn sends an assault to Murwillumbah racecourse tomorrow and has the bookings of a lot of top jockeys so there is clear intent with all of his runners, look for the ones that show signs of significant intent.
  • Murwillumbah is quite a small course, with just a 285m straight and it’s turns being quite circular in nature. This means that runners cannot be sitting too far back as they simply don't have the chance to come on. Rails in runs are also very favourable at the course for obvious reasons.
  • The Geelong course proper is known as a track that gives every horse its chance as the circumference is 2043 metres with a straight distance of 400 metres

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.