Go to Head Bet Explained. Bet Varieties
Head to Head gambling is a form of fixed odds betting, where you can wager on the result of a specific event, the odds are determined by the bookmaker.
If a horse has a better chance of winning than a rival, it will be given the better odds.
Here are the bookmakers with the best Head to Head odds at the weekend:
2.00 Meyarri — 4.5-1
Ascot Racecourse odds:
8-13 Jumbo Jet
25-1 Cross Counter
20-1 Guiding Light
40-1 Magna Grecia
50-1 White Cotton
Favourites can go off quickly in Group races, so don’t let the odds throw you if you are prepared to take a gamble.
Odds courtesy of Oddschecker.
Mark Waugh believes the Kachy can win the Herbert Power Stakes
Not all Group races in Australia are treated equally.
The Group 1 Golden Slipper (Grade 1) and the Group 2 Slipper (Grade 2) will be held at Rosehill on Saturday. The Slipper may be the big prize, but the Golden Slipper is widely regarded as the most prestigious race in the country.
However, the Herbert Power Stakes (Group 2) is considered the stand-out race of the carnival and one of the best New South Wales Group races in the world.
That is why the Herbert Power Stakes is the major day on the Australian racing calendar.
The race is held over 1200 metres at the famous Rosehill Racecourse and can make or break the season for some.
Meyarri was victorious in this race last year when trained by Grahame Begg and ridden by Damien Oliver, a dominant performance that set up a tilt at the Caulfield Cup.
The five-year-old has come back in sensational form, winning a group three at the distance over the same trip and two weeks later, winning the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes over 1400m.
Ascot looks to be just what the doctor ordered for another winning chance. The six-year-old, trained by William Reid, won the Heathorn Stakes (Group 2) last start, setting him up perfectly for this big day.
With Mick Price already having two of the top favourites in town, this is a great chance to pounce on a loss at the Royal Randwick Races last start by Kachy.
A word on the Gold Coast Cup (Group 3), which starts on the same day at Doomben in Brisbane. This race is often a betting race and, with the weather on track for the whole weekend, expect a top quality field to hit the track.
Gold Coast Cup betting:
4.00 No Better
5.00 Rumba Dancer
The Geoffrey Freer Stakes (Group 1) over 1800m may have received some criticism in the past, but this year the race looks a great chance to see an excellent horse triumph.
On paper, Chautauqua (9-1) looks to be the horse best equipped to turn the form around.
This Queensland-trained five-year-old has been knocking on the door for a win over 1600m and now looks to be the one for the job.
Last start, Chautauqua came up just a short of home over 1800m and ran a solid third behind Ruling Force in the Highway Stakes.
In his favour, he has the blinkers off on this occasion and also has the backing of a great trainer in Chris Waller.