Punters and racing enthusiasts right across the country are gearing up for tomorrow?s Flemington race meeting when the first Australian Group 1 race of the year takes place, the $500 000 Coolmore Lightning Stakes.
Dedicated bettors will have been following the market for weeks now, and with less than a day to go the odds are shortening and the favourites have emerged.
But aside from the standard Win, Place and Each Way bets on offer, leading online bookmakers like IASbet now have open a whole range of exciting exotic and novelty betting options. These are for not only the professional punters, but for the novices out there who really want to have fun with their wagering dollar.
If you jump online and sign up to IASbet right now you may be eligible for their great $100 free bet bonus and you will also have access to their extensive range of exclusive exotic bets for the 2010 Lightning Stakes.
Three of the unique novelty markets to choose from are:
Will a three-year-old or an older horse win the 2010 Lightning Stakes?
$1.55???? Any 3YO winner
$2.45???? Any 4YO+ winner
Will a Group 1 winning horse win the 2010 Lightning Stakes?
$1.55???? Group 1 winner to win
$2.45???? Non-Group 1 winner to win
Will an even or an odd horse win the 2010 Lightning Stakes?
$1.90???? Even-numbered horse
$1.90???? Odd-numbered horse
Accessing the statistics of the horses and the history of the Lightning Stakes is a great way to work out the best bet type and odds with these exotic options. For example, look back and find out the age of the past winners to determine the chance of a three-year-old winning this year. Also keep in mind that there is a larger percentage of three-year-olds starting this year in the Lightning Stakes than in previous years.
So good luck this Lightning Stakes and make sure you get your wager on before the race kicks off at 4:10pm (VIC time) on Saturday.