Australian Greyhound Betting: Tips & Strategy Guide - 02-04-24

Lachlan Malek
Greyhound Predictions
Greyhound Track Insights: April 2nd

Welcome back to MyBettingAustralia, my fellow greyhound racing enthusiasts! I hope you are ready for another bi-weekly installment of my greyhound betting tips and predicitons, and fingers crossed we can bounce back today after losing out on our best bet of the day selection last Thursday. And, like always, I will provide you with a few more greyhound betting predicitions on top of my best of the day, so hopefully we can have some all round success today!

Plus, what's more, I will provide you with some insights and strategy that I personally have found to be quite informative when it comes to Australian greyhound betting. Information such as race class, track conditions and even the recent success of a particular greyhound trainer can go along way to improving your chances when it comes to placing winning greyhound bets.

And finally, as I have done in past weeks, I will provide you with a selection of a few different Aussie bookmakers which I personally believe are more than decent when it comes to their greyhound betting offerings. So, with this in mind, please ensure you check out my list of greyhound betting bookmakers at the end of this greyhound betting guide. But, for now, take a look below as we get into some greyhound betting predictions and tips for the day ahead!

Free Greyhound Betting Tips & Predictions:

Bet of the Day

Richmond Straight
Race 8
#5 Rafter

Win: $2.00
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Place: $1.26
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Next Best
Bet of the Day

Race 11
#8 Game Of Patience

Win: $2.40
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Place: $1.30
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Bet of the Day
Murray Bridge Straight
Race 2
#8 Flying Embers
Win: $9.50
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Place: $2.90
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Pick for the Day
Race 9
#4 Chilled Whisky
Win: $2.50
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Place: $1.35
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Note: Odds provided by PlayUp

Best Bet of the Day:

Greyhound: #5 Rafter
Odds: $2.00
Race: Richmond Straight, Race 8 [4:41pm AEST]
Trainer: Richard Sharpe
Form: 615111

Why it's our pick: #5 Rafter, with winning odds of $2.00 for his race at the Richmond Straight today, is my best bet of the day! Why, you ask?

Well, his quick 17.53 heat victory that brought up the current hat-trick he is sitting on is a testament to his speed and will. Rafter also has a knack for leading from the middle draw, and given he is jumping from box 5 today, well, this makes me all the more eager to back him in!

Additionally, I believe the strong performance he had in a Grade 5 last start at this track, where he posted a significant 3.5 length victory and clocked an impressive 17.53 for the 324m trip, showcases his standout ability at the moment.

So, punters, while Rafter's odds to win might be a touch short at $2.00, I think this just reinforces how impressive of a greyhound runner he is, and with that he is a clear choice for my best of the day!

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Next Best Bet of the Day:

Greyhound: #8 Game Of Patience
Odds: $2.40
Race: Ipswich, Race 11 [11:09pm AEST]
Trainer: Darren Russell
Form: 26171

Why it's our pick: For my 'next best bet of the day,' I'm going with #8 Game Of Patience, priced with odds to win at $2.40. Her recent performance - securing a win over 431m at this track in a swift 24.92, thanks to a really impressive early sectional - signals she's back in prime form and ready to lead the pack again!

She's a promising type, having impressively resumed from a break with that dazzling 24.92 victory here. And although the wide draw typically raises concerns, I reckon her capability to post an incredible 13.31 early section in her last win here convinces me she can overcome it.

So, given all of this, I’m more than happy to back Game Of Patience today. It seems all it takes is a bit of patience to see the value in her odds and potential on the track - now hopefully she can deliver a win for us! :)

Roughie Bet of the Day:

Greyhound: #8 Flying Embers
Odds: $9.50 | $2.90
Race: Murray Bridge Straight, Race 2 [11:59am AEST]
Trainer: Gary Pidgeon
Form: 375413

Why it's our pick: I'm leaning towards #8 Flying Embers as my 'roughie bet of the day'. Having won from an inside draw on March 5 as well as securing a place finish last week, I believe she's demonstrated not just the ability to race on speed but also the adaptability and resilience necessary to tackle the challenges of the track. This versatility, combined with her status as a dual acceptor and a recent win at this very track over 350m, positions her as a standout choice in my book!

And in diving a bit deeper, her last outing, where she finished 3rd over 350m at this track, beaten by 4.5 lengths, might not read like a victory, but it reveals a dog with the heart and speed to contest and make significant impacts.

So, given her competitive odds of $9.50/$2.90, without a third dividend, I feel as though the value she brings to the table is worth noting, and I am happy to back her as a result today!

Bonus Pick for the Day:

Greyhound: #4 Chilled Whisky
Odds: $2.50
Race: Launceston, Race 9 [2:49pm AEST]
Trainer: Nicole Howard
Form: 221117

Why it's our pick: At $2.50 odds to win, #4 Chilled Whisky is my 'bonus pick for the day'.

Last time out, she clocked a 16.39 time at this track, and while it was not her best, finishing seventh, 5 lengths off the pace, I think it’s clear she's got the pace and grit, having consistently placed in her previous starts from this draw.

So, given this, and her knack for staying in contention, I’m backing her to turn things around and show her true capability in what looks like a slightly weaker field today. Fingers crossed she gets the job done!

The Winning Formula – Picking Your Greyhound:

Okay, punters! Are you ready level up on your greyhound betting game? Well, let us now dig into the key factors and strategies that can turn a guess into an educated bet. Welcome to the art of (hopefully) picking a winning greyhound!

  • Form Matters: Diving into the world of greyhound racing, I quickly learned the importance of form. It's about deciphering which greyhound has been lighting up the tracks recently versus those trailing behind. It's not just numbers though; but rather it's the story of their recent journeys on the track, and the context on why a certain greyhound has or has not been so successful recently.
  • Race Class Is Key: I have also found that understanding the level at which a greyhound competes is also notable when it comes to trying to pick a winner. It's akin to assessing whether a young footy player is up for the AFL level challenge or rather should stick to dominating the VFL. This insight can significantly influence betting decisions, and certainly has in my experience!
  • Speed Can't Be Ignored: The essence of greyhound racing lies in its speed. And with that, monitoring speed out the box, sectional times and overall race performance has become another key factor for me when it comes to identifying the top contenders.
  • Track Conditions Matter: Additionally, every track has its own personality, affecting outcomes in ways I hadn't imagined some time ago. Some greyhounds thrive under specific conditions, turning them into favourites or dark horses based on their compatibility with the track's nuances.
  • Sniffing out the Value: And finally, another important factor for me here is that my opinion matches the odds in the market. Some bets have turned out to be very profitable because I've been able to find times when my research shows that the bookies have undervalued a greyhound!

So, to bring this all together, let's wrap this up with an example. Imagine we've got a greyhound named 'Thunder Bolt', who's been running impressively with recent form of 1123. Additionally, in looking further into this contender, we discover that he's moving down a class, has some of the quickest sectional times, and has a knack for shining on the track he's about to race on. His past performances are also pretty commendable, and the betting odds for a win seem quite appealing, even if there isn’t an extreme amount of value.

As such, with all of this in mind, it looks as though 'Thunder Bolt' stands out as a promising choice! It's crucial to remember, though, that there's no such thing as a sure bet, but what I will say is, that by paying attention to these key factors above, well, this can greatly enhance your betting prospects!

From the Tracks to Triumph – Australia’s Elite Greyhound Trainers of 2023-2024:

Now, punters! I am keen to take you on a journey to explore the different in-form trainers that have seen the most metropolitan track success in the past year. And while I don't think it is wise to look at a trainers record as a determining factor when it comes to greyhound betting, I nonetheless understand the insights it can provide in the hopes of making the most informed betting decisions as possible!

So, without further ado, take a look below at a list I have complied of Top Greyhound Trainers' at varying Metropolitan Tracks from 02/04/2023 - 02/04/2024:

Trainer NameTotal Runs%1st’s%2nd’s%3rd’s
Thomas DAILLY101016.34%16.14%12.87%
Mark DELBRIDGE47318.18%13.95%12.47%
Jeffrey BRITTON36617.76%13.39%18.03%
Jason THOMPSON21824.31%16.97%10.55%
Correy GRENFELL28216.31%17.02%10.28%

Wow, now isn't that an impressive list of trainers we've got on our hands! And I think it’s fair to say that every trainer on this Aussie list has proven their worth, consistently producing top-dog performances in their respective races. However, as I mentioned before, this information in isolation is just not enough - there is always more to the story!

So, to all you punters out there, don't just rely on the trainer's name alone. Keep your eyes peeled, do your homework, and factor in all aspects of the race. A great trainer backing a greyhound is a good sign indeed, but it's not the whole shebang. And as such, remember, in this game, every detail counts. Be alert, be smart, and good luck out there on the tracks!

Discover Your Winning Edge: Extra Resources for Greyhound Betting:

As they say, the more tools in your shed, the better equipped you'll be! And with that in mind, I want to note that outside the insightful content we offer here at MyBettingAustralia, there is at least one more additional resource which I reckon might be worth your attention. Let’s take a look!

The Watchdog platform is essentially a free app and website designed for the greyhound enthusiasts out there! It's a comprehensive guide for Aussie greyhound races, complete with form analysis, live race streaming, race replays, and the ability to save your favourite dogs and trainers, etc. I have also found that the expert tips provided over there can be more than useful when it comes to having a sound greyhound betting strategy, and by extension, having success when it comes to greyhound betting!

Remember though punters, betting is not just about intuition or luck, but also about proper planning and informed decision-making. So, with that in mind, I hope that this resource can be a valuable tool when it comes to levelling up your greyhound betting game, but I definitely do not recommend using it in isolation!

Exploring Some of Australia's Premier Greyhound Bookmakers:

Alright, punters! Now that you've got the inside scoop on betting strategies and tips, let's dive into an equally important part of the betting world: identifying the top bookmakers for greyhound racing in Australia. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some of MyBettingAustralia’s personal favourites when it comes to greyhound betting:

Greyhound Promotions Best Bookmakers

On Your Marks, Get Set, Bet!

As we cross the finish line of this guide, it's time to put all the valuable strategies, insights, and tips to good use. And with that in mind, here at MyBettingAustralia, our goal is to give you the confidence and knowledge to make smart betting decisions. So, dive into our weekly free greyhound betting tips, unpack our strategies, and explore our predictions. Each tip is a new opportunity for you to excel in your betting game.

And remember, punters, every race brings a new chance to win, so, it's time to harness these tools, trust your instincts, and let your betting prowess shine. Ready, set, bet!