Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets 17/04/24

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Kai Shmukler
16/04/2024
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Racing comes back to some of our better midweek racecourses with bumper cards set for Caulfield racecourse and Canterbury 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. I have posted full length free horse racing tips on our site and also an exotics tips page and multi bets tips page so be sure to check them all out for our best betting insights. 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 Wednesday! 

Best Tip: Caulfield - R3 - #4 - Inexorable

Inexorable gets another chance for me here after continuing to be so honest in defeat with four consecutive placings this time in and I think he is going to be a lot more suited getting back on top of the ground here after running in the mud at Geelong. Lane sticks, the runner up placing prior was in a $200k race and I think that’s all she wrote to be honest. 

BookmakerOdds
$1.85
VicBet$1.80
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: Canterbury - R1 - #2 - Kings Valley

Kings Valley is an Irish import for Ciaron Maher who is lightly raced and comes here for his first Australian start. As the case with many of these, he is probably looking for further but you always have to be weary when it comes to these guys, bringing the overseas form he can win this without shocking. He had a nice Rosehill trial the other week when not asked for any effort but he looks like a big solid horse and I think that with Schiller aboard this isn’t out of reach first up. 

BookmakerOdds
$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

  • Canterbury is a much tighter track than most NSW courses, giving significant advantage to close on pacers and those close to the rail in general. It also favours late rails-in-run horses due to the tight turning nature.
  • Chris Waller sends quite a lot of runners to Canterbury Park tomorrow and is one of the top trainers at the course so watch for his runners there tomorrow.
  • 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.