Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets 20/07/23

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Kai Shmukler
19/07/2023
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Racing returns to the Pakenham Synthetic and Rockhampton Racecourse for some familiar Thursday meetings and I am keen to get stuck into things as I think there are some nice betting spots across both cards. We come into this off the back of a solid Wednesday of racing with my free racing tips doing quite nicely so I hope you have checked out our site for full articles and plenty of tips across race day! As for tomorrow’s racing, I am keen to build a bit of a bankroll to lead us into what looks to be another competitive day of Metro grade racing and as such I have gone across the Aussie betting sites / betting apps and highlighted where you can get the best odds for the best bet and best outside chance that I have outlined in this article. Below the tips you will find a small section on the best promotions going around across the betting apps for this Thursday, whilst there may not be too many, any promotions are useful for giving us an edge on the bookies. Follow me below for the best racing tips for this Thursday!

Best Tip: Rockhampton - R3 - #1 - Beyond Star

Beyond Star looks like one of those setups you just have to trust… The three year old came to Nick Walsh earlier this year from Victoria and now is set to have his first start for the stable off of a 14 week spell. He’s had no public trials, has been kept for what looks like a soft field where he draws barrier one and most importantly Nick is flying with a 44% strike rate in his last 100 horses. I think this just looks like one of those races as Walsh rarely gets these wrong. 

BookmakerOdds
$2.50
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 Synthetic - R6 - #12 - Cover Star

Mick Cumani has been firing lately and he has been quietly putting through some Synthetic horses who are going very well. I have seen a bunch of his runners appear in the winners and placing stalls the last few meetings that we have looked at on the Synthetic. The three year old broke maiden three back before having a 5 week break from the races and coming to this track and trip last time out where he did some early work to cross and lead and had a strong kick in the straight but was just outgunned by a smart one in Rose Tycoon. He will be better for that run on the synthetic, looks to be in top form now and this time should find the spot he wants near the front a lot easier from barrier 4 in a field without too much speed inside. I think he’s over the odds here.

BookmakerOdds
$13.00
VicBet$12.00
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

  • Rockhampton has a near 600m home straight which mimics a lot of the metro tracks in that backmarkers have plenty of chances to come on so don’t discount those outside barriers or sitting style runners tomorrow at the course.
  • 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.

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.