Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets 18/07/23

Kai
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Kai Shmukler
17/07/2023
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Racing returns to the Ballarat Synthetic Racecourse and Taree Racecourse this Tuesday off the back of what was an excellent weekend across the aussie racecourses and we got unlucky this morning with our best bet of the day coming second by under a length in a tight go and our roughie of the day being scratched early this morning. However we look to hit back hard at two familiar tracks that I have been having some success at lately and I am keen to see what we can find on the two cards tomorrow. As usual, 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 Tuesday, whilst there may not be too many, any promotions are useful for giving us an edge on the bookies.

Best Tip: Ballarat Synthetic - R2 - #10 - Let Her Rain

Let Her Rain is a very progressive looking three year old filly who made her racing debut on this course about a month ago and did more than enough there to justify us backing her here. She debuted over the 1000m from a wide gate when setting three deep and wide without cover all run and just kept chasing through the line but was outkicked in the straight in a luckless debut. Despite this he still beat the entire field bar a very smart horse in Zequel who has since gone on to run runner up on the Synthetic in a tougher assignment at her subsequent outing. I think from barrier one this time, more to offer second up he’s going to be awfully tough to beat here.

BookmakerOdds
$4.50
VicBet$4.20
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: Taree - R5 - #9 - Lion Class

Lion Class looks like an honest chance and slightly over the odds in this field. The Milligan trained three year old Gelding came to the stable earlier this year and has been very good in his four runs for the camp. He resumed off a twenty something week spell when winning in his first start for the stable and has put together a few sharp runs since. The latest of which saw him racing here where he chased hard to find the line and beat all but the winner who had the gun run and found a higher gear late. Wadick retains the ride, he’s in form and gives the horse a key claim and they map to find a nice spot just behind the speed and when asked for the effort she should be able to find plenty from there. 

BookmakerOdds
$6.50
VicBet$6.00
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

  • Aaron Bullock boasts an impressive 28% win rate at Taree and has a booking in five of the races tomorrow’s Taree Racecourse, he rides one favourite and two second favourites in the market amongst the rides so watch for those partciularly.
  • Ballarat Synthetic 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 Ballarat, runners outside of around the ten suffer at least a length’s advantage due to the uniquely challenging nature of the straight.

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.