Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets 16/11/23

Kai
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Kai Shmukler
15/11/2023
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Racing returns to some familiar Thursday suspects with cards set for Pakenham racecourse and Grafton racecourse and we come off the back of a successful day in horse racing betting with a bunch of our bets getting up at good prices across the aussie betting sites / betting apps and I am keen to keep the ball rolling as we lead into another big day of Saturday tips this weekend and as such have picked out another best bet and a roughie of the day across each but there will be plenty of good betting spots tomorrow so make sure to utilise the track insights at the bottom of this article. I have also outlined where the best promotions are 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 a massive day of racing this Wednesday!

Best Tip: Pakenham - R5 - #9 - Queen Starlight

Queen Starlight rates very well here for Peter Moody and I think is going to run excellently at just his third career start. He debuted on the synthetic when running a very eye-catching runner up placing before stepping out at Ballarat last time out about three weeks ago where he set fourth in the run before coming off the back of the leaders in the straight and powering home to win very well. He still has upside to come at just his third career start now and the way he’s been racing, combined with the lightweight he gets in at, gee I think he’s a good thing going.

BookmakerOdds
$3.50
VicBet$3.30
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: Grafton - R4 - #6 - Panda Drum

Panda Drum seems like a class animal for the Morrison camp and I think his debut reads a lot better than it might appear at first on paper. He has had just the one run to kick his career off for the stable when stepping out at the Sunshine Coast just over two weeks ago and not getting the easiest of runs when buried deep on the inside far back but the way he weaved a path through near the rail and was powering home when finishing just behind the placegetters was very impressive. If he gets a more economical run in transit this time in I think he will be prominent here and comes up at a nice price.

BookmakerOdds
$10.00
VicBet$10.50
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.

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 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.
  • 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.

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.