Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets 26/12/23

Kai
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Kai Shmukler
26/12/2023
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Racing comes back to some of the premier tracks in NSW and VIC with awesome cards set for Randwick racecourse and Caulfield racecourse and we have a bunch of super solid fields set for these boxing day meetings. I am keen to get the ball rolling this week after not having any Christmas racing and I have picked out a few betting spots so in this article I have outlined a 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 Tuesday!

Best Tip: Randwick - R7 - #5 - Lion's Roar

I think that Lion’s Roar looks very well placed here for John O’Shea. He was four weeks between runs when last stepping out over the Mile at Randwick and I think considering he was four weeks between runs there he ran very well after jumping awkwardly and hitting another runner in the straight he was still able to run on very strongly to place third to the sharp Loch Eagle. He now comes into this a fortnight between runs and should be very tough to beat here.

BookmakerOdds
$3.10
VicBet$3.15
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: Caulfield - R5 - #14 - Plus Fours

Plus Fours has to rate highly here for Phillip Stokes coming into this third up, hard fit and ready to fire back from the break from racing. He last stepped out four weeks between runs at this course when sitting on the leaders’ backs and finding a gap at the 200m to power through, look the winner and just be found out late by Kusini in an effort that easily should have seen him win with any luck at all in that run. He rates well off the back of that run and has been turned around quicker for this. 

BookmakerOdds
Playup$9.00
VicBet$9.00
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

  • Maher and Eustace are the top trainer’s at Caulfield and send a bunch of sharp and well placed runners to the course tomorrow so watch for them.
  • Randwick is a very wide track with a good run-in that makes it one of the fairest tracks around. It’s hard to say backmarkers are advantaged, but they are the closest thing to advantaged at Randwick Racecourse
  • Caulfield Racecourse is a tighter track than Flemington and suits on pacers more until distances past 1600m.

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.