Australian Greyhound Betting: Tips & Strategy Guide - 09-01-24

Greyhound Racing Insights for January 9th: Picks for Today's Action

Hello, passionate greyhound racing enthusiasts! Here at MyBettingAustralia, we're continuing to step into the new year with fresh perspectives. As we approach the races on today, Jan 9th, I'm thrilled to offer you my top selections, aiming for a successful day of betting. 

And also, in addition to presenting you with betting recommendations, I'm excited to dive deep into the intricate realm of greyhound racing, where scrutinising each dog's track history and performance can significantly influence your betting outcomes. Additionally, we'll shine a spotlight on some of Australia's elite trainers and their current form, providing your betting strategy with that extra edge to stay ahead of the game!

Moreover, I've thoroughly examined a range of Australian bookmakers, handpicking the ones that, in my opinion, stand out for greyhound racing bets. I'll be offering some valuable tips on the best bookmaker choices later on. But for now, let's immerse ourselves in today's races and aim to back a champion!

Free Greyhound Betting Tips & Predictions:

Best
Bet of the Day

Casino
Race 5
#7 Luna Anne

Win: $2.10
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Place: $1.24
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Next Best
Bet of the Day

Buli
Race 5
#3 Still Water

Win: $2.15
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Place: $1.26
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Roughie
Bet of the Day
Geelong
Race 4
#5 Gold Gizmo
Win: $11.00
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Place: $2.20
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Multi Bet of the Day

Townsville
R4: #1 Plum Tuckered
WIN @ $1.65
Townsville
R8: #7 Pacific Holly
PLACE @ $1.35
Townsville
R12: #1 Come On Darcy
PLACE @ $1.40
Combined Odds: $3.11
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Note: Odds provided by PlayUp

Best Bet of the Day:

Greyhound: #7 Luna Anne
Odds: $2.10
Race: Casino, Race 5 [8:16pm AEST]
Trainer: Tracy Hindmarsh
Form: 226142

Why it's our pick: Today, I'm putting my money on #7 Luna Anne as my top choice. This female greyhound has impressive speed, winning 2 out of 3 races at this track and distance with a remarkable 16.76-second personal best. In her recent second-place finish, Luna Anne also showed her competitiveness, clocking a time of 23.74 seconds over 411 meters.

So, in summary, Luna Anne's track record and speed make her my best bet of the day. Her ability to win on this track and her recent competitive performance make her a standout choice at odds of $2.10. I'm looking forward to seeing her in action and believe she has an excellent shot at taking the victory!

BoD Selections to Date:
Last 5:
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12/10/23 - 09/01/24 Success Rate
Win Rate%
75%
Total Wins
15
Total Runs
20

Next Best Bet of the Day:

Greyhound: #3 Still Water
Odds: $2.15
Race: Buli, Race 5 [4:48pm AEST]
Trainer: Gary Coles
Form: 421112

Why it's our pick: I've set my sights on #3 Still Water as my next best bet of the day, and here's why I'm backing this greyhound! Still Water caught my attention with a victory two starts back at Richmond over 401m, where he was well-favoured by the market. And although he finished second in his last outing on January 4 at Dapto over 297m, he was just beaten by 2 lengths (17.17) in a Grade 4/5 race behind Paying The Price. This indicates that Still Water is more than capable of putting on a strong performance, in what is a lower grade race today.

Further, what adds an element of intrigue to this pick is that it's Still Water's first run on this track. However, he has demonstrated both speed and ability over the 297m trip at Dapto, which suggests he should adapt well to the conditions here today. So, given his past performance and potential, I believe he has a solid chance to shine in this race at odds of $2.15, and with that, I'm looking forward to seeing how Still Water performs - fingers crossed he gets up for the win!

Roughie Bet of the Day:

Greyhound: #5 Gold Gizmo
Odds: $11.00 | $2.20
Race: Geelong, Race 4 [4:37pm AEST]
Trainer: Richard Anchen
Form: 62618

Why it's our pick: Today, my roughie bet of the day is #5 Gold Gizmo, with each way odds of $11.00/$2.200.

Gold Gizmo recently impressed with a strong victory at Shepparton, indicating his ability to compete when conditions align. He clinched a narrow win, edging out Negroni with a time of 22.58 seconds. This shows that when Gold Gizmo is on his game, he can hold his own with the competition!

And despite a disappointing last-place finish in his last race at Shepparton on January 4 in a T3 Grade 7 race behind Spoiler Alert, where he trailed by 8 lengths (23.06), I see this as a chance for improvement. Gold Gizmo has the potential to bounce back and surprise us today. At odds of $11.00 for the win and $2.20 for a place, he's an enticing roughie bet. While not the favorite, he's still a contender, and I'm eager to see how he performs in today's race!

Multi Bet of the Day:

20:47 - Townsville, Race 4: #1 Plum Tuckered WIN @ $1.65
22:19 - Townsville, Race 8: #7 Pacific Holly PLACE @ $1.35
23:42 - Townsville, Race 12: #1 Come On Darcy PLACE @ $1.40

Combined Odds: $3.11

Why it's our pick: For my multi bet of the day, I've carefully selected three greyhounds, each who I feel have a strong case for success!

First up is #1 Plum Tuckered in Townsville race 4, who I have picked to win with odds of $1.65. Plum Tuckered has been on a roll, breaking the record from this draw three starts back and securing another win since. Also, what's impressive is her consistency, and all she needs today is a clear passage to claim victory. Having recorded a nose win (21.70) in a Best 8 race at this track last time, Plum Tuckered boasts a remarkable record from the draw with four victories and five places from 11 starts. She's undoubtedly a leading contender to kick off our multi bet on a winning note!

Moving on to Townsville R8, we have #7 Pacific Holly, another female greyhound who I have chosen to place in this race. Pacific Holly has displayed her prowess from the middle, with an impressive performance on December 15. She placed in the top class in her last outing, and based on her prior form, she's a strong candidate for a top finish. Notably, she clinched victory by 2.25 lengths in a Grade 3/4 race at this track two starts ago, clocking a speedy 21.72 for the 380m trip. So, with such impressive times, Pacific Holly is a formidable choice to secure a place in our multi bet today!

And last but not least, in Townsville R12, I have gone with #1 Come On Darcy to secure a place finish! Come On Darcy has shown his leadership skills, winning the Novice from a wide draw on December 19 and placing from this box earlier. In his last outing, he secured a convincing win as the odds-on favorite by 3.5 lengths over 380m at this track, clocking a handy 22.09 and beating Silver Starline. His draw suits him well, and he boasts a strong personal best time of 21.94 at this course and distance. With his recent form and the right conditions, Come On Darcy is a strong contender that's hard to beat today!

So, by incorporating these three greyhounds into our multi bet of the day, we bring together odds of $3.11. I have full confidence in their abilities to contribute to our success, and with that in mind, let us hope for a profitable day!

Bonus Pick for the Day:

Greyhound: #2 Inspired Reason
Odds: $2.00
Race: Ipswich, Race 5 [4:44pm AEST]
Trainer: Daniel Lee
Form: 263252

Why it's our pick: I've got my eyes set on #2 Inspired Reason for today's bonus pick, and here's why I'm backing this male greyhound. In his recent outing at Albion Park, he showed some real speed by flying out of the gates with a blistering early split. And despite facing tough competition, he finished a close second, clocking a speedy 22.66 over 395m. That last run is a strong indicator of his form, and I believe he's ready to follow it up with another impressive performance.

Additionally, what I particularly like about Inspired Reason is his track record. He has a stellar history at this venue, and even when he raced at Albion Park last time, he proved that he can hold his own. So, given all of this, I reckon he's likely to secure a favorable position early in the race, making it challenging for the competition to catch up, and at odds of $2.00, he seems like a promising choice, and I'm excited to see him in action today!

The Winning Formula – Picking Your Greyhound:

Ready to get the inside track on greyhound betting? Let's dig into the key factors and strategies that can turn a guess into an educated bet. Welcome to the art of picking a winning greyhound!

  • Form: When you're sizing up a Greyhound, one of the first things you should look at is its form. Has the dog been tearing up the track recently, or has it been more of a tail-ender? Recent form can give you a solid indication of a Greyhound's current capabilities.
  • Class: Class refers to the level at which a Greyhound has been competing. A jump in class can mean stiffer competition, while a drop can provide a confidence boost to our four-legged friend.
  • Speed: In Greyhound racing, speed can make all the difference. Pay attention to a dog's sectional times and overall race times to gauge its speed. The fastest dogs are usually the ones crossing the finish line first!
  • Track Bias: Every track has its quirks. Some dogs might perform better on certain tracks due to their running style, track conditions, or weather on race day. So, keep an eye on the track!
  • Race History: How has the dog performed in past races? Has it consistently been a strong contender, or does it have a mixed bag of results? A dog's race history can provide insights into its potential future performance.
  • Betting Odds: The odds reflect the public's opinion of a Greyhound's chances. Lower odds indicate a favourite, while higher odds suggest an underdog. However, don't just follow the crowd - look for value bets where you believe a dog has a better chance than the odds imply!
  • Finding the Value Bets: It's all about comparing your assessment of a Greyhound's chances to the odds on offer. If you believe the odds are higher than they should be based on your evaluation, you've potentially found a value bet.

To bring this all together, let's take a gander at an example. Say we have a Greyhound named 'Thunder Bolt', with a recent form of 1123, showing consistency. He's dropping in class, his sectional times are among the fastest, and he's previously performed well at the upcoming track. His race history is impressive, and the odds on offer for a win are generous. Here, based on our strategy, 'Thunder Bolt' appears to be a strong pick, and a possible value bet.

And always remember, there are no guarantees in betting, but understanding these factors can significantly boost your chances. Happy punting, mate!

From the Tracks to Triumph – Australia’s Elite Greyhound Trainers of 2022-2024:

Okay, punters! I'm about to take you on a thrilling journey through the dust and dazzle of Aussie greyhound racing in the 2022-2023 season. From the old guard to the up-and-comers, these top-notch trainers have been wrangling their speedy snags into metro track champs, proving they're more than just a kangaroo short in the top paddock when it comes to the sport. 

So, without further ado, take a look below at a list I have complied of Top Greyhound Trainers' at varying Metropolitan Tracks from 09/01/2023 - 09/01/2024:

Trainer NameTotal Runs%1st’s%2nd’s%3rd’s
Thomas DAILLY95314.90%15.11%13.01%
Mark DELBRIDGE48318.22%14.08%12.84%
Jason THOMPSON23023.91%15.22%12.17%
Jeffrey BRITTON32116.51%15.26%15.58%
Correy GRENFELL27314.65%16.48%9.89%

Now, isn't that an impressive list of trainers we've got on our hands! I think it’s fair to say that every trainer on this Aussie list has proven their mettle, consistently churning out top-dog performances on the racing circuit. Their expertise and dedication are clear for all to see, but it's important to remember that in the fast-paced, unpredictable world of greyhound racing, there's 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 fine sign indeed, but it's not the whole shebang. It's just one part of the puzzle, and the truly savvy bettor knows how to put it all together. Remember, in this game, every detail counts. Be alert, be smart, and good luck out there on the tracks, mates!

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 comprehensive content we offer 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. I have also found that the expert tips provided over there can be more than useful when it comes to your greyhound betting strategy!

Remember though punters, betting is not just about intuition or luck, but also about proper planning and informed decision-making. And so, with that in mind, I hope that this greyhound resource can be instrumental in improving your betting game!

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:

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Great Mobile Offering & Extensive Markets on Offer
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Decent all-around racing offering & a solid platform experience

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!