Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets 11/01/24

Kai
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Kai Shmukler
11/01/2024
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Racing returns to Newcastle racecourse and Pakenham racecourse for some solid racing cards this Thursday as we come off the back of our midweek racing with our full length free horse racing tips articles going quite nicely as our best bet and a few of our other bets got up across the aussie betting sites and I am keen to keep the momentum rolling into the weekend and have picked out another best bet and best outside chance of the day as well as 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 Thursday! 

Best Tip: Newcastle - R4 - #4 - Hanau

Hanau rates very highly here for James Cummings and I think it’s his time to go over as he just looks so well set up for it. He resumed off of a 20 week break from racing last time out in Saturday company at Randwick and ran so well behind a smart winner in Fire Tribe when taken back from a wide gate but flying home to beat all but the winner. He rates well staying at the distance, back a bit in depth and fitter with Lloyd aboard. All good signs and he is the one to beat for me.

BookmakerOdds
$2.60
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: Pakenham - R6 - #4 - Indaza

There are a fair few chances in this race and some smart looking horses so I can somewhat understand how Indaza is at longer odds but I still think the price we are seeing now is too good to ignore with this horse. He has had two runs to kick the career off for Maher and Eustace and has improved sharply between each of them and I think now coming into this hard fit and off the back of a run at the Valley where he fought hard to the line to place second in a race that has had two subsequent winners. I think that he is going very well and only needs even luck to be in the finish here, which is a stark contrast with the $8.00 quote he has been put up at.

BookmakerOdds
Playup$8.00
VicBet$8.00
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

  • Pakenham is one of the smallest tracks in the country, with only 1400m circumference and as such suited to front-runners and those horses with the ability to race handy to the pace
  • Often, at 1400m - 1600m at Pakenham Synthetic winners predominantly emerge from barriers 5-8 which suggests those horses who either fire straight onto the speed or those that sit just behind the speed have the greatest chances.
  • Kris Lees is the top trainer at Newcastle with a near 30% strike rate here, he has five runners at the course tomorrow, three of which are in the 1st or second line of betting and one outside chance so watch for all of them tomorrow.

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.