Racing returns to Grafton racecourse this Thursday for the second and final day of the Grafton Winter Carnival and we have the listed Grafton Cup as our feature of the day, a high level staying contest contested over 2350m. Our Best bets tips got unlucky today with our roughie of the day finishing 6th in a bunched finish, beaten only a length and our best bet doing the hard work early and fading into third when swamped late. We also return to Gosford racecourse which we have been having some recent success at and look to back up our recent success there. Our free horse racing tips at both racecourses today went well however so I hope you were following to have picked up some winners! As for below I have picked out my top pick for the Grafton Cup in addition to a best outside chance across the two race cards. I have also gone across the Aussie betting sites / betting apps and highlighted where you can get the best odds for these picks. Below the tips you will find a small section on the best promotions going around across the betting apps. Follow me in this article below for another great set of midweek race meetings!
Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets 13/07/23
Best Tip: Gosford - R6 - #5 - Sidenay
I think that Kim Waugh can take out what looks like a sneakily very high quality maiden here at Gosford over the 1200m amongst some big stables runners. The three year old is five runs into her prep but has really hit form in her last two and has been clocking some great times and is set to peak here. Two back she raced at the 1150m at Newcastle when missing the start and worked well through the race to improve, was held up in the straight and held her minor placing. Then, last time out she raced a bit keenly in the early stages but settled behind the speed eventually and chased hard in the straight when the split came and the rider noted she would benefit from blinkers. She’s hard fit, the blinkers go on now and Latham retains the ride, with any luck from the draw I think she wins.
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*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: Grafton - R7 - #8 - Ballaciaociao
Annabel Neasham’s french import Bellaciaociao can shape up here at big odds. She made her Australian debut in the Tatts Crown (Eagle Farm) when thrown in the deep end by the stable to 2100m and finished off the race very well, only getting warm late due to being crowded out but she was getting going. I think she has heaps more to offer here up in trip and second up in a not overly deep race. If she can slide into a nice cosy spot on the rail from barrier three with Thornton aboard and with only 54kg on her back I don’t see her running poorly.
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.*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
- Grafton has a 400m straight with the home turn being a long sweeping turn which gives runners time to position themselves for big runs in the straight.
- Annabel Neasham has three runners in the Grafton Cup tomorrow, there is real intent from the stable so watch what the market does with all of her runners
- Dylan Gibbons is the top jockey at Gosford this season with 10 winners in 50 runs. He gets seven bookings tomorrow and a lot of them are favourite or near favourite.
- Richard and Will Freedman have been flying at Gosford this season, with a 27% strike rate here. They have just the one runner at the course tomorrow who gets a booking of Dylan Gibbons.
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.
Promotions tend to change regularly, so it is important to sign up to these betting sites to stay updated on the latest applicable promotions.