Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets 17/12/23

Kai
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Kai Shmukler
16/12/2023
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Racing returns to Bendigo racecourse and the Sunshine Coast racecourse this Sunday for two solid cards off the back of our Saturday racing tips and our full length free horse racing tips went well with a few of our best bets getting up across the Aussie betting sites. I have run through both of the cards and picked out another best bet and best outside chance of the day across the racecourses as well as where you can get the best odds across our aussie betting sites / betting apps and then also outline 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 Sunday!

Best Tip: Bendigo - R5 - #6 - General Firepower

General Firepower looks well placed to go over here third up for the Moroney camp and comes off the back of two solid runs back from a 22 week spell. He was three weeks between runs when he stepped out at Wodonga last time and angled out from fifth along the rail to power home, hitting the line hard in the last 150m before just finding one better late in the piece. He comes into this third up, hard fit and ready to fire.

BookmakerOdds
$2.80
VicBet$2.70
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 - R8 - #6 - Sleigh Queen

Sleigh Queen comes into this fourth up and ready to hit back hard after getting a bit of a luckless run last time out but prior to then he stepped out at Ipswich where he swung from third in the run to angle clear and power home for a very sharp win. He peaked a bit early in the run last time out but I think with a more patient steer this time around and hard fit coming into this he can hit back hard here.

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

  • 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.
  • Sunshine Coast has open angled bends which give back markers a good opportunity to come from behind and win
  • At Sunshine Coast racecourse Barrier draws are of least importance at the 1300 and 1400 metre.

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.