Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets 16/04/24

Kai
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Kai Shmukler
14/04/2024
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Racing returns to Ballarat racecourse and Scone racecourse off the back of what has been an awesome Autumn Group 1 races season and I think that we are set for what looks to be another great week of racing after the $5 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes was run at Randwick this past Saturday. In this article we focus on our best bet and best outside chance of the day across the two cards. There are also the best racing promotions across our Aussie horse racing betting sites outlined in this article. 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 Tuesday! 

Best Tip: Scone - R5 - #4 - Split Decision

Split Decision looks like a good way to open things up for Matty Smith in the betting at Scone tomorrow and I have followed this guy through his short seven start career in which he’s been very impressive, winning three of the starts and placing runner up in another. He comes here after winning at Newcastle three weeks ago where he resumed from a 12 week break and found plenty to win there. He’s had a very sharp tick over trial between runs in which he still looks to be moving very well and all things considered I think he will be tough to get past here at a good price. 

BookmakerOdds
$3.50
VicBet$3.60
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: Ballarat - R5 - #6 - Romantic Choice

I think that Romantic Warrior is massive overs here for the Dabernig camp and that he can definitely fire at a price coming into this off the back of what was a completely luckless run at The Valley where he was posted wide and buried deep in the field before being eased out of the race to finish last when not able to build into it at all. However, the runs prior had been excellent with the start prior being a very strong three length win at Geelong to hold a field at bay with what didn’t look like much effort from him. Happy to take him at that value and will have something on come the jump. 

BookmakerOdds
$13.00
VicBet$13.00
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
  • Aaron Bullock is the top Jockey at Scone Racecourse with a 22% strike rate. He gets a booking in most of tomorrow’s races at the course so watch out for his rides, I have outlined a few of them in my racing tips articles on the site.

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.