Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets 02/12/23

Kai
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Kai Shmukler
02/12/2023
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Massive Saturday racing this weekend returns to Ascot racecourse, Caulfield racecourse and Rosehill racecourse and we have Group 1 races at Ascot in addition to listed racing at both of the other courses mentioned so as such I have posted full length free horse racing tips on our website where I thoroughly outline my best bets for each of the feature races at each of the tracks. I have also posted an exotics tips article so be sure to check that out for some more lucrative bets. As for this article, we focus on our best bet and a roughie of the day across each of the track and also posted full length free horse racing tips articles but there will be plenty of good betting spots tomorrow so make sure to utilise the track insights at the bottom of this article. I have also outlined where the best promotions are 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 a massive day of racing this Saturday!

Best Tip: Rosehill - R7 - #2 - Rustic Steel

Rustic Steel is going too well to ignore here for Kris Lees and I think that the form around him reads very well for this. He ran very well first up in the Sydney Stakes before stepping out in The Hunter where he was shuffled back from the wide gate but closed off the race flying behind Coal Crusher. Out in trip now looks suitable to his run style and as long as he isn’t too far back in the run he should be prominent in the finish.

BookmakerOdds
$4.60
VicBet$4.50
BEST OF THREE TOTES

*The Best Tote bet type pays bettors the hddighest 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: Ascot - R9 - #16 - Oscar's Fortune

I am playing Oscar’s Fortune partially due to Pike being aboard at Ascot, partially just due to his skill and partially banking on the fact that the favourite, Overpass, has just been so poor recently. Anyway, Oscar’s Fortune has won four of his five career starts to date and last time out, the race he didn’t win, he was just beaten on the line by a very very promising horse after he laid out a bit early in the run. He’s still learning, but the sky seems to be the limit right now for this horse.

BookmakerOdds
Playup$9.00
VicBet$9.00
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

  • Ascot racecourse has quite a short home straight and as such the track generally plays hard and fast and favours on pacers as such.
  • Caulfield Racecourse is a tighter track than Flemington and suits on pacers more until distances past 1600m.
  • It has been noted by stewards and sharp punters recently that being on pace and close to the rail has been the best place/places to be at Rosehill in recent times, a track that is known to change every couple months in terms of bias so take good note of that.

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.