Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets 04/01/24

Kai
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Kai Shmukler
03/01/2024
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Racing returns to Gatton racecourse and Musswellbrook racecourse this Thursday for two solid regional meetings and I am quite keen on a couple of betting spots from each of the cards and also want to keep the momentum rolling as we have started the year off quite nicely with our Wednesday tips going quite well across the midweek meetings and now I have run through tomorrow’s cards and picked out a best bet and best outside chance of the day and have outlined 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 Thursday!

Best Tip: Gatton - R5 - #6 - Hermanita

Hermanita is a horse I thought might have been a milk drinker after recording three consecutive placings before stepping out last time and clocking another close placing but in her most recent run she ran home very strongly, clocked a good time and was only beaten by one horse who was a clear winner and looks extremely progressive, having won again since. There’s also been another subsequent winner out of that race, the form looks very good out of it and I think she just surely breaks through now at start six for Chris Munce.

BookmakerOdds
$2.30
VicBet$2.20
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: Muswellbrook - R3 - #3 - Who Goes There

Very open race at Muswellbrook which makes it a perfect betting spot for a longer odds horse and the one I have landed on is Who Goes There who I think will be a lot sharper after his returning run to racing off of a long 29 week spell where not much went right in the run when bumping another runner, being crowded for a run and then only finding clear air too late to make an impression. He kicked his career off with back to back wins, we know the talent level is there and he will be fitter and sharper, just needs more luck than last time out. 

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

  • Gatton racecourse has a home straight of 300 metres and is quite ovular in shape so it makes it reasonably hard for runners to come on in the straight.
  • Due to the shape of Gatton racecourse there is a strong bias towards inside runners
  • Musswellbrook is a wide turning course that gives backmarkers and wide runners an honest chance to come on but also advantages rails in runners that can cut corners.

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.