Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets 25/02/24

Kai
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Kai Shmukler
24/02/2024
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Racing comes back to some familiar week ender courses with bumper cards set for Ballarat racecourse and the Sunshine Coast racecourse to close out what has been a successful week in horse racing betting and I am keen to close out the week in a big way and have run through the card and picked out my best betting spots. In this article we focus on our overallbest bet 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 Sunday!  

Best Tip: Ballarat - R6 - #8 - Whistlefield

I am giving a tonne of respect to Whistlefield for the Dabernig camp after the way he resumed to racing and overall the way he has gone in his four start career. He came back from a decently long 22 week spell when resuming at Bendigo over the 1100m and setting 6 deep in the run before shifting out wide in the straight and powering home to make his way into the placings in what was a strong return to racing. He will take a stack of improvement off the back of that, the maiden win came second up and he gets in very light with a claimer on board. 

BookmakerOdds
$2.50
VicBet$2.50
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. 

Best Roughie: Sunshine Coast - R3 - #9 - Smokin' De Quo

I don’t really see a reason to jump off Smokin’ De Quo now after two very good runs back from a 23 week spell and I think he is crying out for a win which should and likely could come here. He ran very well first up at Warwick when navigating through the field to only find one better late before stepping out at Ipswich three weeks between runs where he again just couldn’t nab the leader when running into second place. Hard fit, in career best form and I think he can take this out with any luck. 

BookmakerOdds
$7.00
VicBet$7.00
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

  • 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.
  • At Ballarat, runners outside of around the ten suffer at least a length’s advantage due to the uniquely challenging nature of the 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.