Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets 08/10/23

Kai
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Kai Shmukler
08/10/2023
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We come off the back of awesome Group 1 races this past Saturday and we had a pretty successful day with our Saturday tips going quite well across the board and I am keen to keep the ball rolling with bumper cards set for the Hawkesbury racecourse and Bendigo racecourse and I have gone through both the cards and picked out a best bet and best outside chance of the day as well where you can get the bets odds across our aussie betting sites / betting apps and then also outlined our best promotions across the aussie betting sites. Also be sure to check out our exotics tips article as we look to pick up some more lucrative bets. 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 Sunday!

Best Tip: Hawesbury - R3 - #4 - Gustosisimo

Gustosisimo looks like he’s going to be extremely tough to beat here for the Ryan and Alexiou camp upon resuming and whilst the market is all over it I still think he’s worth a bet. He comes off of a 23 week spell after showing promise in his first three run career prep and now has been trialling like a jet. He’s had two Rosehill trials, the latest of which being a very smart win over the 900m a couple weeks ago where he really got going to power home late and claim that trial. He looks very well placed in this soft field from the low draw.

BookmakerOdds
$1.75
VicBet$1.75
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: Bendigo - R5 - #8 - Zeehak

Zeehak has been getting very close to shedding the maiden tag and now strikes a winnable field. I always like a tried horse to potentially roll a bunch of untried horses which generally boosts the odds of other horses in the field. His last three runs have all been super close placings with the most recent being when he stepped out at Donald over this distance where he crossed and found the rail and had a great kick for them in the straight but just found one better inside the last 50m when overpowered by a progressive Maher and Eustace horse. Top top chance at odds.

BookmakerOdds
$12.00
VicBet$12.50
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

  • Hawkesbury Racecourse is known to have a very real “home track advantage” and pro punters have affirmed that there are certain runners that irrespective of their form at other tracks, if they perform historically at Hawkesbury then that form is likely genuine.
  • The Bendigo Racecourse is a very spacious circuit with long straights (24m width) and well-cambered turns (6% Camber) which makes it a great course for up and in runners and also lends opportunity to backmarkers to come on strong.
  • The Bendigo Racecourse has chutes for the 1100m and 1600m that sees runners go around one full 180 degree turn and generally sees rails in runners go over the best at these distances.

Best Horse Racing Betting Sites

Best Racing Promotions

Horse racing betting is always further advantaged for the punter via promotions which assist punters in getting an edge over betting sites. For racing these promotions are often extensive and frequent across the aussie betting apps and provide you more ‘outs’ to your bet that you wouldn’t normally be afforded.

Punterspal has stuck out to me in the last little while amongst the Aussie betting sites that offer horse racing promotions and is one that I would consider signing up to. As we are in full swing for the Group 1 races, Saturday’s become very useful to take advantage of the heightened promotions during the period.

On our website we have a Punterspal review that goes in depth into the bookmaker and their advantages and disadvantages as well as a Vicbet  and Palmerbet review which are bookmakers I also favour in terms of their promotions.

Promotions do tend to change frequently amongst the Aussie betting sites so be sure to check onlyracing.com.au to stay updated on the latest promotions.