Horse Racing Betting Tips
Words: Sarah Baker
The National Hunt season is slowly drawing to a close across the UK, but that's not without our visit to Aintree for the highly anticipated 2021 Grand National. The renewal of this race last year was sadly unable to happen in the flesh, but this time the big guns are back and ready to take on the fences.
Here at 21.co.uk, we'll have all of the top horse racing betting from across the three-day racing festival, including the biggest market movers and the dark horses. Make sure to check back before the feature races each day and keep your eyes on our online betting options, whether it's a forecast or accumulator you're looking for.
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1000 and 2000 Guineas Preview
The National Hunt season brought punters many surprises, including Rachel Blackmore being named top jockey at the Cheltenham and becoming the first female in history to win the Grand National. However, the curtain is now coming down on the jump season as we dive headfirst in the flat season and the first classics of the season in the 1000 and 2000 Guineas.
Here at 21.co.uk, we’ve got all the latest horse racing betting markets from across the entire Guineas Festival and all of the other meetings across the weekend. Make sure to check back for each of the big races on the card so you can take a look at the market movers and the dark horses in our online betting options.
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2000 Guineas Betting Tips
The first classic race of the flat season doesn’t hold back in terms of class, and the calibre of horses who typically have entries for this race are second to none. Sadly, we were unable to see the 2000 Guineas last season, but this year, owners are allowed back on track alongside trainers, so it should give the meeting a sense of normality.
Contested on the famous Rowley Mile at Newmarket Racecourse, the 2000 Guineas is open to three-year-old colts looking to start their season with a Group One win. Also serving as a leg in the Triple Crown alongside the Derby and St Leger, it was first contested in 1809 and has gone on to produce winners such as George Washington, Churchill and Frankel.
Much like the jumps season, the Irish contingent leads the betting for this season’s renewal, with Aiden O’Brien and Joseph O’Brien leading the betting markets. One of the highlight runners who’ll also stand out to football fans is Wembley, who placed second in the Dewhurst here in 2019 behind stablemate St Mark’s Basilica, who is also expected to feature.
But it’s Charlie Appleby-trained Master of the Seas who catches the eye as a 15/2 chance in the betting. He has a huge chance given his form already this season - which includes a win on this course. Taking a keen hold in that race, he didn’t have the easiest of tasks but won by a comfortable 3/4 of a length.
Newmarket Day One Betting Tips
|Came From The Dark||Betfair Palace Stakes||5/1|
|Al Zaraqaan||Betfair Exchange Jockey Club Stakes||11/4|
|Master of the Seas||2000 Guineas Stakes||13/2|
1000 Guineas Betting Tips
After the boys have had the chance to strut their stuff on the track on the Saturday of the Guineas meeting, it’s the turn of the fillies on Sunday in the competitive 1000 Guineas. Run-on exactly the same course and distance, the race is only open to three-year-old fillies. Again it’s the Ballydoyle silks that dominate the winners of this race, with the likes of Winter, Minding and Virginia Waters adding this string to their bow.
Once again, it’s hard to ignore the Irish challenge in the betting markets, especially with Santa Barbara sitting at 6/4 in the betting. But, the English runners look much more appealing with Andrew Balding’s Alcohol Free and William Haggas-trained Sacred the two to watch. Here at 21.co.uk, our preference is the former following a strong start to the season with a Group 3 win and her win in the Cheveley Park Stakes on this course back in September.
Newmarket Day Two Betting Tips
|A’shaari||Pretty Polly Stakes||3/1|
|Lavender’s Blue||Dahlia Stakes||4/1|
|Alcohol Free||1000 Guineas Stakes||7/1|
Newmarket Course Guide
If you’re new to the racing scene or you’re unfamiliar with Newmarket, our tipsters picked out some top facts about the course to help you pick a potential winner. Newmarket has two courses, and the early part of the season is run on the Rowley Mile before switching to the July course for the summer meetings. Holding several Group One races across the season, it also plays host to some of the biggest handicaps of the season in the Cambridgeshire and Cesarewitch.
Not your typical racecourse; Newmarket isn’t shaped like a circle but only features one bend and two long straights. In light of that, having a horse that starts the race drawn high in the field and who can handle an uphill finish is to your advantage here.
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