Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets 29/08/23

Kai
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Kai Shmukler
28/08/2023
Best Bets
Best Bets of the Day

Racing returns to some familiar faces with bumper cards set for Rockhampton racecourse and Newcastle racecourse and we come off the back of a great little Monday of racing where our best bets tips went very nicely with our roughie of the day coming third at $2.50 across the Aussie betting sites and our best bet of the day getting the job done at just shorter than the price I had it listed at. I am keen to keep the momentum going with another solid day of racing and I have picked out a best bet and a best outside chance of the day across the two aforementioned tracks as well as where to pick up the best odds for these picks across the Aussie betting sites / betting apps. I have also posted a short section underneath the tips that includes the best promotions going around across the Aussie betting sites and that is worth checking out below. There are some insights right at the bottom of the article that should prove useful for betting at the tracks. Follow me below for another solid day of racing!

Best Tip: Rockhampton - R4 - #4 - Freckle Rock

Freckle Rock hadn’t been seen at the races since September 2021 when he was racing very well for Maher and Eustace and then came back to racing from a 99 week spell after being sold to Ricky Vale. He won two sharp trials and a couple jump outs to lead him back into racing and recently resumed at this track a week and a half ago where he looks to still have what it takes when setting just off the speed and starting a big run on the turn to power home into third and clock some good splits in the process. That was first up in nearly two years so I imagine he will have plenty to offer second up now. Keen.

BookmakerOdds
$3.40
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: Newcastle - R5 - #7 - Bianco Nero

Bianco Nero resumed off of a 21 week spell at the Hawkesbury for Matt Smith and I think the run was a lot better than it reads on paper. He set well back in the field after crossing from a wide gate and when he started to look for a run in the straight he was forced wider and wider and was trapped for a run constantly. He wasn’t totally disgraced there though, clocked some decent splits and looks like he will have plenty of improvement to come. He draws a wide gate again here but will have lots to offer second up now and the booking of Dylan Gibbons signals real intent. I think he is overs in this field.  

BookmakerOdds
$12.00
VicBet$12.00
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

  • Kris Lees has an impressive 26% strike rate at Beaumont Newcastle and has more than 5 runners at the course racing tomorrow, watch closely.
  • Newcastle is a spacious and flat track with a 400m straight that gives almost all barriers an equal chance to run on
  • Rockhampton has a near 600m home straight which mimics a lot of the metro tracks in that backmarkers have plenty of chances to come on so don’t discount those outside barriers or sitting style runners tomorrow at the course.

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.