Horse Racing: King George Chase Betting Tip & Preview

Last updated December 10th, 2020

Colin TizzardThe King George on Boxing Day looks a typical festive treat with a ten-runner field where only a couple can be safely ruled out of contention (3.10pm Kempton, Friday).

A dour stayer, last year’s winner Silviniaco Conti (5/2) looks a worthy favourite. He is officially the highest rated horse in the field. He was going well when falling three out in the 2013 Cheltenham Gold Cup butmore…

Horse Racing: Ladbroke Hurdle Preview & 20/1 Betting Tip

Sam Twiston-DaviesThe £150k Ladbroke Hurdle potentially offers a decent return for punters who can pick their way through the hyped horses to find some value and that is precisely what we have done (Saturday 3.30pm Ascot).

This famous handicap hurdle provided young Dan Skelton (the son of top showjumper Nick andmore…

Becher Chase Preview & Betting Tips

Last updated December 9th, 2014

Gordon ElliottThe Grand National fences provide a unique spectacle and so Saturday’s Becher Chase is always eagerly anticipated by punters (1.30pm, Aintree). Negotiating the Liverpool fences is easier than in yesteryear and the historic emphasis on course form, while still respected, may not carry the weight it once did.

The current title holder Chance Du Roy (10/1) is fancied by many tomore…

Horse Racing: Hennessy Gold Cup Betting Tips Preview

Willie MullinsThe Hennessy Gold Cup is second only to the Grand National in terms of punter interest in handicap chases and often provides some long-range clues for that Aintree event (3pm, Saturday at Newbury).

The 5/1 clear favourite is the five-year-old French-bred Djakadam, trained by Willie Mullins (pictured). No five-year-old hasmore…

Horse Racing: Betfair Chase Preview & Betting Tips

Colin TizzardThe Grade 1 Betfair Chase provides an intriguing rematch of top class staying chasers at Haydock (3pm, Saturday). The first three home last year are the leading trio in the bookies’ Betfair Chase betting – even though two of them have disappointed recently.

It was Colin Tizzard’s (pictured) stable star Cue Card (3/1) whomore…

Horse Racing: Paddy Power Gold Cup Preview & Betting Tips

Evan WilliamsThe Paddy Power Gold Cup Chase is the highlight of the Cheltenham Open meeting (2.30pm, Saturday). Only two favourites have won this two-and-a-half mile handicap in the past ten years and this renewal looks particularly open.

Jamie Snowden’s Present View (6/1) has attracted significant support. The six-year-old son of Presenting won atmore…

York: Nunthorpe Stakes Preview & Betting Tips

Richard HughesThe Nunthorpe Stakes provides the most interesting Group 1 punting prospect of the entire Ebor meeting (3.40pm Friday, York).  Sole Power, the 100/1 winner of this five furlong contest in 2010 heads the market at 3/1 but there are plenty of challengers with claims.

Trained by Edward Lynam, Sole Power proved that age hasmore…

Glorious Goodwood: Nassau Stakes Preview & Betting Tips

Ed DunlopThe Nassau Stakes for fillies and mares is the Group 1 highlight of the final day of Glorious Goodwood (3.15pm Saturday).

Aidan O’Brien’s Venus De Milo heads the market at 5/2. This four-year-old daughter of Duke of Marmalade was last seen finishing three lengths second to Thistle Bird in the Group 1 Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh at the end ofmore…

King George Betting Preview & Tips: Top notch @ 6/1

William BuickThe King George and Queen Elizabeth stakes is the most highly respected middle distance Group 1 contest for horses of all ages (3.50pm Saturday, Ascot). This year it looks to be a much more open contest over a mile and a half than the betting market suggests.

Sir Michael Stoute’s Telescope is the market leader at 9/4. Hemore…

July Cup Preview & Betting Tips: First Draft @ 25/1

Wesley WardThe Group 1 July Cup at Newmarket run over six furlongs reunites the top sprinters that did battle at Royal Ascot and includes some fascinating foreign raiders (3.50pm Saturday).

Slade Power, Edward Lynam’s Diamond Jubilee Stakes winner, leads the market at 3/1 but favourites cannot be relied upon in this race. Only two have wonmore…

Coral Eclipse Betting Preview & Tips

William BuickThe Group 1 Coral Eclipse Stakes brings the best middle distance horses to Sandown (3.50pm Saturday). There are reasons to oppose the favourite and we have found a better value prospect.

John Gosden’s yard is in great form and his five-year-old mare, The Fugue heads the market at 2/1. She proved at Royal Ascot how effectivemore…

Women’s Tennis: Wimbledon Betting Preview & 25/1 Tip

Last updated March 1st, 2016

Eugenie BouchardThe 2014 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis betting provides an opportunity for punters. Marion Bartoli’s surprise victory last year demonstrated the potential for significant upsets.

The hot favourite at 6/4, the once all-conquering Serena Williams is aiming for her sixth Wimbledon title this year but looks distinctly vulnerable.more…

Royal Ascot: Diamond Jubilee Stakes Betting Preview & Tips

Roger VarianThe sprinters take centre stage for the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee on the final day of Royal Ascot (4.25pm Saturday). This year it is a race that lacks the strength in depth or quality of previous renewals but still appeals as an interesting punting medium.

The 7/2 favourite, Slade Power, is aiming to emulate his older stablemate, Sole Power who defied his age and showed impressive speed tomore…

Royal Ascot: Coronation Stakes Preview & Tips

Olly StevensThe Coronation Stakes brings together a fascinating collection of three-year-old fillies hoping to gain the lion’s share of the £375,000 prize fund on offer (4.25pm Friday). Fillies can be unpredictable creatures but this Group 1 contest has usually been a profitable one for punters.

There has only been one winner with a starting price in doublemore…

Royal Ascot: Gold Cup Preview & Tips

Michael StouteThe Gold Cup is the only Group 1 contest on the third day of Royal Ascot (4.25pm Thursday). At two and a half miles it provides the longest run for punters’ money of the meeting.

The appropriately named Leading Light,winner of the St Leger, heads the betting market at 6/4. His trainer, Aidan O’Brien has won five ofmore…

Royal Ascot: King’s Stand Stakes Preview & Tips

Last updated June 17th, 2014

Kevin RyanThe King’s Stand Stakes is the undisputed sprint highlight of the opening day at Royal Ascot (3.45pm Tuesday). Last year’s winner Sole Power (9/2) lines up again aiming to make it two victories in a row – a feat that has not been achieved in the past thirty years.

Trained by Edward Lynam, Sole Power comes into the race in goodmore…

Epsom Derby Preview: Choose Chaucer @ 10/1

Last updated June 7th, 2014

Kieren FallonThe Epsom Derby is the most prestigious and valuable Classic of the English flat season (4pm Saturday). This year’s betting market seems to be fuelled by rumours rather than fact and provides an interesting opportunity for pragmatic punters.

No horse has won this race at a starting price of more than 7/1 since the turn of the century but the market is so distorted by the ‘Australia factor’ thatmore…

Epsom Oaks Preview, Betting and Tips: Nip in for 25/1

Ryan MooreThere is a record breaking £525,000 on offer for the 2014 Oaks at Epsom (4pm, Friday) with four supplemented fillies adding to the prize fund. It looks a very open race with half the field having realistic claims.

Aidan O’Brien’s Marvellous, the 3/1 favourite is well fancied to live up to her name. This daughter of Galileo was the surprise winner of themore…

2000 Guineas Preview & Betting Tips: 28/1 Strip show

John GosdenThe 2000 Guineas Stakes is the first classic of the flat season and opening leg of the Triple Crown (Saturday 3.50pm Newmarket). It looks an intriguing puzzle with the usual dangerous mix of hyped horses and dubious form lines.

At the top of the market is the unbeaten Kingman (6/4), trained by John Gosden (pictured). He was established as the clear favourite after hismore…

Grand National Tips & Preview

Last updated April 5th, 2014

paul nichollsThe Grand National is the biggest betting race of the year and there is a record breaking £1 million prize fund on offer for Aintree’s marathon this year (4.15pm, Saturday). We assess some the contenders in search of likely Grand National tips.

The betting market is led by Teaforthree (8/1). He finished nine lengths third in the National last year when carrying  11st 3lb. His trainer, Rebecca Curtis, thought that it was the weight that stopped him. He has a slightly lesser load tomore…

Cheltenham Gold Cup Preview & Tips

tom scudamoreThe Cheltenham Gold Cup is not only the pinnacle of the Cheltenham Festival but arguably of the entire jumps season (3.20pm Friday).  We have last year’s winner in the line-up and plenty of new challengers hoping to bag the lion’s share of the £550,000 prize fund.

Nicky Henderson has saddled two of the past three Gold Cup winners and is double-handed this time. He was hoping for drying ground for both hismore…

Cheltenham Festival: World Hurdle Preview

ruby walshThe World Hurdle is the most prestigious race for staying hurdlers in the horse racing calendar (3.20pm Thursday). The four-time winner Big Buck’s, who was absent through injury last year, is back and bids to reassert his authority over three miles with another record breaking win.

His trainer, Paul Nicholls, thinks he is his best chance of gaining a win in the entire festival – and he has some useful ammunition to be aimedmore…

Cheltenham Festival: Queen Mother Champion Chase Preview

Gary MooreThe Queen Mother Champion Chase is always one of the most exciting spectacles of the Cheltenham Festival (3.20pm, Wednesday). This renewal is made more compelling for punters without the presence of the previously all-conquering Sprinter Sacre.

With Nicky Henderson’s now damaged ‘machine’ staying in his stable, the market is led by the Gary Moore (pictured) trained Sire De Grugy atmore…

Cheltenham Festival: Champion Hurdle Preview

Nicky HendersonThe Champion Hurdle is the highlight of the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival and looks to be an intriguing contest (3.20pm Tuesday) . Can one of the young pretenders relieve the veteran Hurricane Fly of the Champion Hurdle crown he regained last year?

At five-years-old Dessie Hughes’ Our Conor (4/1) is half Hurricane Fly’s age. The statistics suggest that he might have age issues of amore…

Sky Bet Chase Preview: Frank the form at 20/1

venetia williamsThe Sky Bet Chase is a competitive high-class handicap and we have unearthed an interesting 20/1 each-way betting tip hailing from an in-form yard  (3.15pm, Saturday, Doncaster).

Former champion trainer Paul Nicholls has a good record in this race, winning in 2009 with Big Fella Thanks and in 2005 with Colourful Life. He looks to have a very decent chance again this more…

Welsh National Preview: 14/1 Point taken

rebecca curtisThe Welsh National has attracted a top class field of staying chasers looking to stake their claims for the £100,000 prizemoney on offer (2.35pm, Saturday, Chepstow).

We haven’t seen Rebecca Curtis’ (pictured) Teaforthree (20/1) since he won a similar amount in the Grand National at Aintree in April. He was third by nine lengths to Sue Smith’s Auroras Encore. He came a close second to Michael Scudamore’s Monbeg Dude in this race last more…

King George VI Chase Preview & Tips: Count on Conti

paul nichollsThe King George VI Chase on Boxing Day at Kempton (3.10pm) looks to be the most closely contested renewal of this famous horse race for many years.

The 3/1 favourite, Colin Tizzard’s Cue Card appears to be the one to beat.  This seven-year-old son of King’s Theatre silenced his doubters with an emphatic win in the three mile one furlong Betfair Chase at Haydock a month ago. He had been a disappointing favourite on his more…

Hennessy Gold Cup Preview and Tips: 20/1 Duty calls

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McCain: Can land Hennessy Gold Cup

The Hennessy Gold Cup Chase at Newbury is one of the most prestigious handicaps in the National Hunt calendar (Saturday, 3pm).

Alan King’s Invictus (11/1) is among the market leaders. We haven’t seen this seven-year-old son of Flemensfirth since he beat Nicky Henderson’s Cheltenham Gold Cup winner, Bobs Worth, in a three mile novice chase in February more…