If one ignores sites entitled things like “New Online Casino 201608” and sticks to the more established Bet365 you can have access to global gambling in just a few clicks of your mouse and thus are no longer limited to placing racing bets in your native country and indeed can now wager on races half a world away, but choosing a race from the swirling mass available can be tricky so this week we swing our spotlight towards Australia and the the meeting at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
International Racing Bets
• Saturday 17/2/17
• 8th Race
• Eagle Farm
• Brisbane, Australia
• Weather – Fair
Eagle Farm is the foremost race course in Brisbane and dates back to 1863, the famed Paddock Stands now on the Queensland Heritage Register along with the nearby Ascot railway station, although it did take a break during World War II in the Pacific when it was taken over by the armed forces and used as a base to house US troops. They called it Camp Ascot, because originality in naming things is not something the military is known for, whilst everyone in racing bets their horse’s name will be the silliest.
The home to numerous big races throughout the year Eagle Farm hosts the Brisbane Cup, the Queensland Derby and the Sir Byrne Hart Stakes, but this weekend we’ve decided to zoom in on Saturday’s 8th race which goes over 1200m and has a $60,000 prize awaiting the winner, but if you’re going to take advantage of Australian gambling laws and spread your racing bets around the world to Eagle Farm just which of these three year olds should you be backing at Bet365 ? Well lets take a look at the runners and riders, shall we?
The 8th Race At Eagle Farm On Saturday
With the weather set to be what Australians call “Fine” for the off the chances are we’ll get a proper flat out blitz right the way to the line, so the odds that Bet365 are offering for your racing bets on this event are unlikely to change massively between now and race time, however with two non-runners already there’s always the possibility your chosen steed will drop out before post. The two that aren’t going to make it to Eagle Farm are the slightly dull “Charnley River” and the slightly disturbing “Im A Rippa” but that still leaves a field of 16.
Naturally if your racing bets this weekend include the 40/1 shot “Mishani El Lobo” you may need to reconsider your instincts, and at 33/1 on Bet365 “I Remember You” isn’t going to be making Australian gambling news headlines on Sunday either. There’s “French Jet” at 30/1 but I’d caution you that any chances it may have could well be a mirage and “Jadedfox” at 25/1 is probably only a choice for those among you who are as crazy as one, or have been bitten by one carrying a nasty infectious disease.
Your Racing Bets Can Trot The Globe At Bet365
“Royal Tithe” (which makes sense) and “Of The Day” (which doesn’t) both get 20/1 at Bet365 , with “Hi Harry” at 15/1 just behind “Tyzone” and the bizarrely named “Secret Mo” (what’s a public Mo?) who are both worth a look if your racing bets are going to include a speculative each-way punt this weekend. “Rich Affair” and “Bold Shot” both get 14/1 and an on the nose wager on either would definitely be bold and require you to be rich, beyond which we start getting into the top of the field.
On the edge of certain placing are the 13/2 shots Bet365 is offering on both “The Ambassadore” which is simply spelt wrong, and “Oink” which is spelt correctly but doesn’t make things any better, and if you like to bet on sports in Australia the chances are your racing bets on this event will either include one of the two 5/1 shots (either “Sylpheed” or “All Over Bosanova”) or the current favorite on 18/5 Niccanova who may well take some beating. Personally I’m going each way on Bold Shot, but that’s just me.