Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets 26/10/23

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Kai Shmukler
25/10/2023
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Racing returns to Sportsbet-Ballarat racecourse and Ipswich racecourse for two solid Thursday racecards and I am keen on a couple of the runners in each as we try to build some momentum again in advance of the Group 1 races that take place on Saturday. We come off a luckless day for my free horse racing tips with most of the tips being outrun by roughies across the aussie betting sites. We only had the one tip go over today but we look to hit back hard tomorrow and I have, as usual, picked out an overall best bet and best outside chance of the day across the racecourses as well as where you can get the best odds across our aussie betting sites / betting apps and then also outline 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: Ballarat - R4 - #2 - Elphinstone

Elphinstone has been crying to break through and gets an honest chance here off the back of what has been three close placings to kick his career off. He came off a 22 week spell at this track where he put in a great effort first up where he just clashed with a smart horse late but was very strong, beating all but the winner there before producing a similar effort last time out at The Valley when improving from deep in the run to beat all but the winner. Third up, hard fit and back to a track he’s run well at I think he takes this out.

BookmakerOdds
$2.40
VicBet$2.40
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: Ipswich - R6 - #9 - Drake Passage

Drake Passage only has the two wins from 16 starts but does look to have returned in pretty solid order here and I think can go on with it now and pick up a win this campaign. He has had two runs back from a spell this time in and looked to have gotten going quite nicely in his last run when over the Mile at Beaudesert where he got going hard late to just miss in a strong effort. The extra 100m now will be perfect based on his run last time out and he still has upside coming into this third up. Top chance at odds.

BookmakerOdds
$10.00
VicBet$10.00
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

  • At Ballarat, runners outside of around the ten suffer at least a length’s advantage due to the uniquely challenging nature of the straight
  • Ballarat is a spacious track and has a home straight that goes up and even undulates a bit and as such you need runners with good fight / ones that can run home hard late.
  • At Ipswich racecourse the track is almost circular in shape and has bias to frontrunners that are able to lead throughout the entire race.
  • 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

Horse racing betting is always further advantaged for the punter via promotions which assist punters in getting an edge over betting sites. For racing these promotions are often extensive and frequent across the aussie betting apps and provide you more ‘outs’ to your bet that you wouldn’t normally be afforded.

Punterspal has stuck out to me in the last little while amongst the Aussie betting sites that offer horse racing promotions and is one that I would consider signing up to. As we are in full swing for the Group 1 races, Saturday’s become very useful to take advantage of the heightened promotions during the period.

On our website we have a Punterspal review that goes in depth into the bookmaker and their advantages and disadvantages as well as a Vicbet  and Palmerbet review which are bookmakers I also favour in terms of their promotions.

Promotions do tend to change frequently amongst the Aussie betting sites so be sure to check onlyracing.com.au to stay updated on the latest promotions.