Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets 17/02/24

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Kai Shmukler
16/02/2024
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Racing returns to our premiere tracks in NSW, VIC and QLD with bumper listed racing set for Randwick racecourse, Flemington racecourse and Eagle Farm racecourse as the Autumn Group 1 races season is well underway and I have extensively run through all of the race cards and picked out my best betting spots on each, having posted full length free horse racing tips on our site. In addition to those tips we also have an exotics tips page posted on our site and a multibets tips page as well. As for this article we focus on our best bet of the day and best outside chance of the day. I’ve also outlined 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 Saturday!

Best Tip: Randwick - R1 - #2 - Switzerland

This is going to be a riveting race to kick off the card at Randwick tomorrow. Chris Waller’s potential number one seed for the Golden Slipper steps out here off the back of a riveting debut a couple weeks ago when beating the likes of Castanya who went on to place runner up in the Lonhro Plate last weekend. Shapes up very well here with Jmac aboard and will be the horse to beat. 

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: Flemington - R7 - #11 - Hey Fat Cat

Hey Fat Cat has been turned around quickly for the in form Laing camp after stepping out in the Autumn Stakes last week where he faltered at the start and was never a winning chance from there on out so that run can be forgiven and he deserves another chance here. The stable is going too well to ignore so watch what this guy does on race day.

BookmakerOdds
$11.00
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

  • Randwick is a very wide track with a good run-in that makes it one of the fairest tracks around. It’s hard to say backmarkers are advantaged, but they are the closest thing to advantaged at Randwick Racecourse.
  • Maher and Eustace are the top trainers at Flemington Racecourse so far this season and historically (last two seasons), they have a bunch of favourites and second favourites running tomorrow so watch for those I have outlined in my extensive Flemington tips.
  • Eagle Farm has little barrier bias as the track has quite even wide turns and as such it is good to look for promising backmarkers for the long straight

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.