Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets 14/08/23

Kai
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Kai Shmukler
13/08/2023
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Racing returns to the usual Monday suspects with solid seven and eight race cards set for Goulburn Racecourse and the Pakenham Synthetic racecourse and we come off the back of a harsh day for our Saturday Tips but we were able to score our best bet this Sunday at around $2.00 across the Aussie betting sites to close the week out nicely. I am keen to get the week started in a good way and as usual, in this article have picked out a bet of the day and best outside chance of the day and highlighted their prospects 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 quite a lot of good promotions going around for this Monday. Follow me below for another exciting Monday of provincial racing!

Best Tip: Goulburn - R2 - #6 - Naval Commision

Naval Commision is the overall top rated horse at this meeting and also the second largest gap to second rated out of all fields and I think that the way Maher and Eustace traditionally are with their stayers he is going to be tough to beat here after stepping out to this trip last time out and doing all but winning. He’s had four runs from a spell this time in, with a dominant first up win in a soft field before putting together three sharp placings, all on the bounce, since that effort and last time out he ran in a 2140m race at Goulburn where he was forced to be ridden hot due to the tempo and track pattern, not really suited to his style, but his class saw him still have a solid kick at the top of the straight before not being able to go on with the winner and placing second. He meets a softer field here, gets Schiller aboard and they draw barrier one so he should get some element of control.

BookmakerOdds
$3.90
VicBet$3.80
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: Pakenham Synthetic - R6 - #6 - Super Solar

Always looking for those that have recent Synthetic runs when racing at Pakenham and Super Solar rates as one of the highest differentials to the rest of the field at the meeting and I think that hard fit and better for a few runs on the board he’s going to have every chance stepping back out at the mile here today. He put together two super close placings at this track when only finding one better in each when he was just third up racing at the mile here and then was back 200m in trip in the run two back. Last time out he stepped back out to the mile here where set 9th along the rail before being forced to peel widest on the turn to start a big run where he just couldn’t get there behind the placegetters but he was ever so strong through the line and I think now, with less weight on his back, and with the tactics tweaked to have him a but closer in the run he will be hard to beat.

BookmakerOdds
$8.00
VicBet$8.00
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

  • 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 Synthetic 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.
  • Goulburn Racecourse features a 400-metre home straight and is generally regarded as a fair track and offers good runs all turns.

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.