Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets 21/02/24

Kai
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Kai Shmukler
20/02/2024
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Racing returns to some of my favourite midweek courses in VIC and NSW with bumper cards set for the Hawkesbury racecourse and Sandown Lakeside racecourse this week and I have run through both of the cards extensively and picked out my best betting spots in each of them with full length free horse racing tips posted on our site. We also have an Exotics tips article and Multibets tips page on the site so be sure to check those out. As for this article we look at an overall best bet of the day and best outside chance of the day. I’ve also 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: Sandown Lakeside - R1 - #9 - Quickster

Quickster has got to rate highly coming back to racing here after kicking the career off with a very solid run into fourth place in a Group two at Moonee Valley before stepping out in late November in the Caulfield Guineas and chasing solidly to end up midfield there. That was a Group 1 race at her third career start so you’d imagine she will be tough to beat coming here now. 

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: Hawkesbury - R1 - #6 - War Ribbon

War Ribbon is a debutant for David Payne here and I think based on the way the stable is going with their juveniles as well as a few sharp trials to lead this guy into racing he can feature here at odds. He’s had two Rosehill trials and in each has looked strong and displayed a pleasing stride to finish second and get Collett on and a solid gate.  

BookmakerOdds
$9.50 
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

  • Sandown Lakeside has a similar dip to the Hillside 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 Lakeside has a smaller turn from the 800 to the 400 compared to Hillside which allows for runners to come on from wider more, this creates more of a shoot out effect.
  • The Hawkesbury racecourse is near circular, offering runners with more dynamic run styles and those that handle bendy tracks a big advantage, also gives those close to the rail an advantage in sprints

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.