Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets 24/08/23

Kai
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Kai Shmukler
23/08/2023
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Best Bets of the Day

Racing returns to Gosford racecourse and the Pakenham Synthetic racecourse and I have been away for tipping for a couple of days but I am back now and I’m not going anywhere! It’s good to be back and I am keen to get the ball rolling again and have run through both of the race cards and picked out a couple standout bets across the Aussie betting sites. In the article below you will find a best bet of the day and best roughie of the day across the two tracks and where you can pick up the best odds across the Aussie horse racing betting sites / betting apps. Below the tips I have recently re-written a section on the best promotions going around across our Aussie betting apps / betting sites so be sure to check that out as there are quite a few promotions going around for this Thursday. Follow me below for another exciting Thursday of provincial racing!

Best Tip: Gosford - R4 - #1 - Pure Hydrogen

I am tempted to say that even with the big weight Pure Hydrogen should still have enough to offer over this field to take this race out. The John Thompson product has only had eleven career starts but has already made three of them winning ones. Last time out he was just second up off a long spell when he stepped out over the mile at Kembla and after setting fifth and two wide he took over near the turn and kept going to win very strongly and looked to have plenty more to offer. He ran a solid bit of time there and looks suited stepping onto the more spacious Gosford track now, should have plenty of upside still third up, Latham retains the ride and all things point towards another big showing if he can handle the 60kg on his back. 

BookmakerOdds
$3.50
VicBet$3.40
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 - R3 - #3 - Collison

As usual, I am always looking for synthetic runners that are tried on the synthetic and whilst there are a bunch of unraced horses in this race I think that Collison presents as massive overs in this field in Collin Scott and I am keen to have something on. Both of his last two runs have come at this track  and trip and the last run he looks to have clicked up in a massive way where he set fifth and did the whole trip three wide, forced to push four wide at a point and still came on so strongly on the turn to hit the lead at the 100m and looked like he was there to win but found one better in the dying strides. Even a slightly more economic run would have seen him easily win that. He’s drawn wide again but I think he can cross and get into a better position early, with added fitness and staying at the track / trip he’s ready to win at a huge price.

BookmakerOdds
$20.00
VicBet$21.00
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.
  • Richard and Will Freedman have been flying at Gosford this season, with a 27% strike rate here, follow closely any runners they have put forward at the track tomorrow

Best Horse Racing Betting Sites

Best Racing Promotions

Promotions are an imperative aspect of horse racing betting and have traditionally been the primary mode of punters getting an edge over the  Aussie horse racing betting sites as you are essentially getting an extra shot at your bet that you wouldn’t traditionally be offered through promotions.

Punterspal, in the last few Saturday racing meetings, has stuck out to me amongst the Aussie betting sites that provide racing promotions and is one Australian betting apps I would look into, particularly when it comes to Saturday racing as we approach the Group 1 races season again this Spring.

On our site we have a Punterspal Review that goes in depth into the bookmaker as well as other reviews such as Vicbet reviews, Palmerbet reviews etc 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.