Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets 06/08/23

Kai
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Kai Shmukler
05/08/2023
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Racing comes back to some familiar faces this Sunday with bumper eight race cards set for Sandown Lakeside racecourse and Sunshine Coast racecourse off the back of the Group 1 races season unofficially starting this past Saturday with future Everest prospect I Am Me getting the money in an awesome listed race. We got unlucky with our Saturday Tips as it was overall a very tricky day which does tend to happen as the competition level ramps up in anticipation of Spring Carnival racing but I am keen to hit back hard and have picked out a best bet and roughie of the day for this Sunday across the two aforementioned tracks and then highlighted where you can get the best odds for these picks across the Aussie betting sites. There should be a couple promotions going around across our betting apps this Saturday to give us an edge on the bookies and I have outlined those and highlighted them below the tips. I think we are on for a big Sunday of racing and am looking forward to it!

Best Tip: Sandown Lakeside - R8 - #1 - Monarch Of Egypt

Monarch of Egypt rates a way in front of these in the getout at Sandown tomorrow and I am confident he goes over here. The Hayes boys have had him see a very successful prep so far with a win and a bunch of close placings and after taking a little drop off he seems to have hit form again. His last run came in Saturday grade at Caulfield in a 1400m race that saw him overcome a long wide run where he continued to improve after having to settle back from a wide barrier and despite all the work he still had a kick in the straight to finish third behind Arran Bay and Aspen Colorado. That form is the best in this field and from barrier six Cartwright will have plenty of options and I think he likely takes this out.

BookmakerOdds
$5.50
VicBet$5.00

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: Sunshine Coast - R6 - #8 - Better Lad

Better Lad should get every chance from barrier one in this field with Powell aboard. He hasn’t put in a bad effort this campaign and loves this track. All five of his past runs have come at the course and he has finished either runner up or won in his past four, with two of those being very sharp wins and the placings being unlucky. He’s hard fit, flying, loves this course and his splits ready amongst the best in this field. The query is whether or not he still has steam in the tank but if he does this is his ideal distance range and he will be strong throughout the run.

BookmakerOdds
$10.00
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

  • Sandown Lakeside has a similar dip to the Hillside in the course at around the 450m mark by the rail. As such it suits horses that make their runs away from the inside, enabling them to avoid the dip at the 450m mark.
  • Sandown Lakeside has a smaller turn from the 800 to the 400 compared to Hillside which allows for runners to come on from wider more, this creates more of a shoot out effect
  • The Sunshine Coast track has big open bends which give back markers a good opportunity to come from back in the run. Barrier draws hold little bias at the 1300 and 1400 metre starts.

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.