Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets 18/01/24

Kai
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Kai Shmukler
17/01/2024
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Racing returns to Ipswich racecourse and Wyong racecourse for some awesome cards this Thursday and we come off the back of some very solid midweek racing with all of our articles landing at least one bet, our full length free horse racing tips did very nicely but so too did our exotics tips and our best bet from the best bets tips landed at around $2.50. I am keen to keep the momentum going as we look towards the weekend’s racing and I have picked out another 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: Wyong - R5 - #7 - Costa Smeralda

Costa Smeralda looks like a very solid bet here for Maher and Eustace and after winning on debut at this course over the 1100m he stepped out four weeks between runs over the 1000m last time out and led along the fence before giving a solid kick in the straight and just finding a few better in the dying furlongs of the race. I think he will be even sharper third up now, staying at home base and hopefully with a bunny to chase. Go well.

BookmakerOdds
$3.40
VicBet$3.50
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: Ipswich - R5 - #13 - Pagato

The Bellamy camp rarely sends runners out at Ipswich without intent and I think Pagato fits the bill well here if they do decide to run him as he is currently entered as an emergency. He has had two runs back from a 19 week spell and last time showed big improvement between runs when sitting on the leaders heels and running home powerfully when placing second and just being unable to get one over the winner there. Third up now, hard fit and from a good draw also coming in at limit weight with the claimer aboard I think he runs very well here.

BookmakerOdds
Playup$11.00
VicBet$11.00
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

  • The Wyong racecourse is near circular, offering runners with more dynamic run styles and those that handle bendy tracks a big advantage, also gives those close to the rail an advantage in sprints
  • Maher and Eustace send a bunch of sharp looking horses to Wyong racecourse tomorrow so watch out for them, including the one I have tipped.
  • Ipswich Racecourse is known to have an excellent wet weather racing surface, and we do see the sting out of the ground tomorrow so watch for any genuine wet trackers as they will have every chance
  • The Ipswich racecourse is near circular in circumference and as such has strong bias towards front runners.

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.