Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets 17/01/24

Kai
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Kai Shmukler
16/01/2024
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Racing comes back to some our premier tracks in NSW and VIC for belter midweek cards and I am particularly excited about the meetings set for Kensington racecourse and Sandown Hillside racecourse and have posted full length free horse racing tips on our site for each of the tracks where there are some very sharp looking runners stepping out. In addition to those articles there is also an exotics tips article that we have on the site which should prove profitable if even one of those bets hit. As for this article I have selected my overall best bet and best outside chance of the day as well as outlined 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 Wednesday!

Best Tip: Kensington - R2 - #5 - Pure Alpha

Pretty hard to see anything getting past Chris Waller’s Pure Alpha in the opener and whilst the market is all over him I think that he’s a good bank roll builder for early in the day. This guy made his debut at the end of last year at this track on the course proper when him and the winner defeated the rest of the field comfortably and he now strikes a much softer race. I think he’s a good thing.

BookmakerOdds
$1.70
VicBet$1.65
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: Sandown Hillside - R5 - #5 - Great Gust

Great Gust hasn’t put in a bad run in two starts back from a 24 week spell this prep for the Eurell camp and I don’t see him slowing down now. He resumed from the spell with a sharp win at Cranbourne over the 1200m before stepping out at Cranbourne over the 1400m and running very well again to only go down late into second behind a smart horse. Rates highly here hard fit third up.

BookmakerOdds
Playup$7.50
VicBet$7.00
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

  • Sandown Hillside has a dip in the course at around the 450m mark by the rail. As such it suits horses that make their runs away from the inside, enabling them to avoid the dip at the 450m mark.
  • Sandown Hillside has a wide turn from the 800 to the 400 compared to Lakeside which allows for runners to come on from wider that wouldn’t be able to on the Lakeside course.
  • Kensington 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 Kensington Racecourse

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.