Five Things to Look Forward to at Glorious Goodwood

Glorious Goodwood is the latest opportunity for the finest thoroughbred racehorses in Europe to clash in their respective divisions in front of huge crowds at the West Sussex course. As the name suggests, this meeting is in the height of summer and normally we are treated to fantastic weather, which means the ground is perfect for top class racing.
Here are five reasons to get excited about the 2017 Glorious Goodwood meeting, which is only a matter of weeks away now.

1. Ribchester vs Churchill vs Barney Roy
Arguably the race of the meeting this year comes in the Sussex Stakes, where three very talented milers in Ribchester, Churchill, and Barney Roy are set to clash for the very first time. Ribchester has dominated the division so far this season as he claimed victories in the Coronation Cup and the Queen Anne Stakes, where, as pointed out in many Royal Ascot horse racing tips for the meeting, he was too hot for his rivals on fast ground at the 1m trip. He now has two very worthy challengers as the first two home in the 2000 Guineas will have their first shot against the older generation.

All eyes will be on Churchill to see how he responds from a disappointing outing at Royal Ascot, where he was down the field in the St James’s Palace Stakes, which was won by Barney Roy. Connections have just put that run down to an off day and are expecting him to be back to his best in West Sussex.
Barney Roy went up in trip at Sandown last week for the Eclipse over 1m2f, where he was denied by the shortest of distances by Ulysses in a tight photo-finish. The durable colt will be looking for further success over eight furlongs in the Sussex Stakes. If he can topple Ribchester, who is also owned by Godolphin, he is likely to remain at this one-mile trip for the rest of the season.
The bookmakers make Ribchester their odds-on favourite, but both Churchill and Barney Roy will have their supporters in the betting and once they remain in the field after the final declarations are declared, you are likely to see their odds shorten.

2. Winter Back in Action in the Nassau Stakes

Winter has been the star three-year-old this season, having won the 1000 Guineas, Irish 1000 Guineas and Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot in what has been an incredible two months for the filly. The daughter of Galileo started her run at Newmarket, where she defeated her stablemate Rhododendron when going off at 9/1 in the betting. Winter then became a dual-Classic winner when she dominated a weaker field at the Curragh, justifying her odds-on tag on that occasion.
The run at Royal Ascot was always going to be a tough ask, given it was her third Group One outing in a matter of weeks, but the grey filly was very professional as she chased the leaders before making her move at the final two-furlong pole before pulling away from her rivals.
The Nassau Stakes is the first opportunity to mark Winter against the older fillies and mares. Queens Trust, Nezwaah and So Mi Dar all have entries and have solid form to make this a real challenge for the double Guineas winner. It will also be the first time that the Musidora victor Shutter Speed will take on O’Brien’s filly. Gosden’s runner is expected to drop down in trip following her fourth-place effort in the Prix de Diane at Chantilly last month.

Big Orange
3. First Two Home in Ascot Gold Cup Meet Again
This year’s Ascot Gold Cup produced a thrilling finish at the Royal Meeting as Big Orange just out-battled defending champion Order of St George to land the prestigious contest. It was a brave front-running performance from the winner as, under the hand of James Doyle, the pair went for the finish line with three furlongs to go. Meanwhile, the runner-up, with Ryan Moore on board, left it too late to make his challenge through the field.
It will be interesting to see if Moore opts to go for different tactics on his horse in the Goodwood Cup as it is hard to see him giving Big Orange such a soft lead again. With an extra 100 yards at Ascot, he probably would have got up and added his name to the history books as one just a handful of horses to have won the Gold Cup more than once.
The bookies can’t separate the two stayers, who are locked at 13/8 at the top of the betting. Before this season, Big Orange had never won a Group One but has now established himself, at the age of six, as one of the leading players in this division. Order of St George, on the other hand, has been at the top level ever since he won the Irish St Leger in September 2015. The Goodwood Cup looks to be a battle between the first two home in the Ascot Gold Cup and it will be great to see them fight it out again.

4. Sprinters Set for Clash in King George Stakes
The Group Two King George Stakes is the highest rated sprint contest at Glorious Goodwood and this year’s race should provide another thrilling clash between some of the fastest runners in the UK and Ireland. Battaash will be many people’s tip this year as the three-year-old heads into the meeting in great form after winning his last two races, including the Group Three Coral Charge at Sandown earlier this month.
Twelve months ago, Take Cover provided one of the stories of the meeting when, at the age of nine, David Griffiths’ runner rolled back the years to get up ahead of his younger rivals in this race. Profitable is one of the most experienced runners in the field in 2017 and after a second-place finish in the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot, he will surely be in contention for this contest where he is stepping down in class. Clive Cox’s sprinter is bidding for his first victory of the campaign. He has never appeared at Goodwood before so it will be interesting to see how he handles the track on his debut there.

5. Godolphin Duo Back in Lennox Stakes
The first two home in last season’s Lennox Stakes, Dutch Connection and Home of the Brave, are back again this year in the same race, where they are the two leading players again according to the betting. Dutch Connection was ridden into the lead inside the final 100 yards 12 months ago, where he went on to justify his market support in the Group Two race.
Since last year’s 7f contest, Home of the Brave has been in excellent form, particularly in 2017. Hugo Palmer’s horse started the season off at Leicester in April where he won a Listed race ahead of Tasleet, who was just under two lengths behind the five-year-old. He then went up in class at Newmarket in the Group Three Criterion Stakes, which proved no problem for Hugo Palmer’s runner.
The horse that will be looking spoil the party between the two Godolphin runners at Goodwood is Limato. Henry Candy’s stable star won the biggest prize of his career at the back end of last season in the Group One Prix de la Foret at Chantilly. The durable five-year-old has run at trips ranging from five furlongs up to a mile. On his two starts this season, he competed at six furlongs, including in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot, where he finished third. If Limato shows the form of his run in France last year, he could take all the beating in this race.
This year’s Glorious Goodwood begins on August 1st and will be screened live on ITV1 throughout the five days of the meeting.

The horse trainer, a key component in successful horse racing betting

Gamblers love to bet, and horse racing is one of their favourite sports, it almost seems that they go hand in hand. But if you are an expert in football or any other discipline that doesn’t mean you’re ready to go to the race track just yet, you need to know and dominate certain concepts and ideas before getting started.

 The very nature of horse racing separates It from other sporting events, and to give you an example we will talk about the importance of the horse trainer’s reputation. We know that a well-known stable that is on a roll is also popular amongst punters, but we’ll leave that aside for now. 

Before betting in a race you need to do the necessary research on the trainers because their sole reputation will never be enough to determine if they can help us score some cash. Once you have all of the trainer’s names and information you can check the performance of each one of his horses in the past and even in the current event. 

This information is a good measurement of future behaviour because the horses share certain variables that derive from the same training method. If you notice that a trainer has different horses on winning streaks, then you can be sure that money is close if you make the right bet. But it’s not that simple because statistics show that even the best trainers in the business have a negative return on investment numbers. 

To be more specific, to determine what trainer can help us win we can use the same variables we would use on a jockey. A trainers results can vary depending on the type of race, some have more success on the Flat while others are proven winners on the jumps. And then there are the different courses, some trainers have enjoyed continued success in certain race tracks, and this is important information that we can use to win money. 

Another variable that we can consider is the trainer/jockey combination, some pairings have had lots wins together, but we need to be comprehensive in our research. We have to examine the courses and types of races where they have obtained their majority of wins, we can never back them blindly. Every duo thrives in a certain environment, we have to take advantage of that. 

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Punter Wins £60,000
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Take a look at these (almost) unbelievable winners. 

Small-Change Punter Wins Big

Detailed in the Daily Mail. An unnamed Manchester punter struck it big when his 30p accumulator won an incredible £500,000. 

The Manchester United fan from Lichfield, Staffs, concluded a jaw-dropping 15-event accumulator when Bayern Munich won the Champions League title. The odds of winning amounted to 1,666,666/1. This is believed to be a world record. 

Incredibly, the mystery punter in his 50s hit bookmakers for six back in 1999 when he scooped £157,000 for a bet of just £2.50. It was completed when Manchester United won the Champions League. 

The secretive punter placed his bet with William Hill in Upper St John Street, Lichfield. 

However, the manageress said: ''He regularly places ''ante-post'' bets. He's a nice, normal, family man.''

The confident punter made a prediction after winning £157,000. 

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Mrs Dykes said: ''It's like winning the Lottery twice. It's the biggest win I have ever dealt with.''

Regular punter a the shop, Lee Philips, 37, said: ''I hope a bit of his luck rubs off on to me. I try different bets and a lot of people will now be tempted to do the same thing. It proves it can be done. I might try a 60p stake and get a bit more!''

Ladbrokes Hit with £60,000 Acca

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6 Reasons why we're excited about Ascot

Royal Ascot 2017
Royal Ascot. Where top class equine talent intermingles with high-end fashion and provides five scintillating days of thrills, spills and silly hats. Stars will emerge and champions will falter, but what are the six key ingredients that could make Royal Ascot 2017 one to really remember? 1) Scorching sunshine!# The weather is set fair for the duration of the meeting with wall to wall sunshine, meaning more drinking and less clothing for the crowd, and seriously fast ground for the horses. Even with the regular watering that will take place between now and then the Ascot track is known for producing some of the quickest ground in the country. It looks like it will be the horses who prefer running on a surface akin to a road who come to the fore this time.

2) Churchill v Barney Roy – The rematch

Fresh from wins in both the English and Irish 2000 Guineas, Churchill is this year’s superstar Ballydoyle colt and next stop for him looks set to be the St James’ Palace Stakes and a rematch with Newmarket runner-up Barney Roy. Aidan O’Brien’s runner is understandably a clear favourite but this track may suit Richard Hannon’s challenger better than Newmarket and he is a clear second best in the betting as he bids to turn the tables.

3) Short priced favourites! The bookies are already bleating on about the damage it will do them should the most popular short priced favourites all win and there are certainly a few to capture the imagination, beginning on Day 1 with recent impressive Lockinge winner, Ribchester, in the Queen Anne Stakes and Churchill in the St James’ Palace. Order of St George is sure to be popular at around even money to win his second Gold Cup on Thursday, whilst 1000 Guineas winner, Winter, will be banker material for plenty of folk in Friday’s Coronation Stakes. Another sprinter with the world at his feet is the unbeaten Caravaggio and he completes a quartet of Ballydoyle horses with races seemingly at their mercy. 

4) US Speedballs

What makes American 2-year-old fillies that much quicker than ours? That’s seemed to be the case for the past few years anyway with, first, Acapulco in 2015, and then Lady Aurelia last year, blitzing our 2-year-old fillies out of their comfort zone with astounding early pace. Maybe it’s the fact they have 4f furlong races in The States or because they run on rock hard ground so often but either way both those two are back this year to do battle in the King’s Stand Stakes over 5f. Acapulco, now with Ballydoyle and currently in foal to Galileo, might have to play second fiddle this time.

5) Another Gold Cup for Ballydoyle?

With seven wins in the last eleven years, it’s wise to take Aidan O’Brien very seriously when talking about the Ascot Gold Cup. Last year’s winner Order of St George is back to defend his crown this year and he’s a short price to get the job done again. What both he and previous Ballydoyle winners, Leading Light, Fame and Glory and the mighty four-time winner Yeats, all have in common is that absolute beast of a sire, Sadler’s Wells. Research has shown that with the perfect blend of speed and stamina to be effective at this 2m 4f trip, Ballydoyle has a bloodline that can continue dominate this race for many years to come.

6) Returning Champions

It’s never easy to go back and regain what was once yours when your legs are getting older and your mind is getting wiser and memorable moments like Kauto Star regaining the Cheltenham Gold Cup or Sprinter Sacre last year in the Queen Mother Chase don’t happen too often. When they do they deserve to be celebrated and this year there are a few trying to do just that. In the King’s Stand Stakes Goldream is back in good form two years on from his 2015 win in the race and will enjoy the ground, but unfortunately for connections of last year’s winner Profitable, he’s likely to rule out, or at the very least, highly inconvenienced by such quick ground conditions.

Royal Ascot 2017: Lady Aurelia to win the King's Stand Stakes

Lady Aurelia, Wesley Ward
Royal Ascot is a time to bet on top quality horse racing and we are pleased to say the Ascot betting offers have started to come out

Wesley Ward is a trainer who you can pretty much guarantee will hit the winner's enclosure at this prestigious meeting. The ex-champion jockey, better known in the UK for his training exploits, first captured the attention of race fans back in 2009 when 33-1 shot Strike The Tiger won the Windsor Castle Stakes. 

If that wasn't startling enough, the next day Ward sent out another two-year-old winner named Jealous Again taking the Queen Mary Stakes Group 2 by five lengths. From that day, this North American trainer held the respect of punters and pundits alike. 

Fast forward to Royal Ascot 2017. 

What can we expect this year? Especially his star filly Lady Aurelia who won last year's Queen Mary Stakes Group 2 before heading to France to win the Prix Morny. 

Lady Aurelia delighted Wesley Ward after galloping at Keeneland Racecourse on Tuesday morning in preparation for Royal Ascot. After storming to victory in last year's Queen Mary Stakes, this class filly raced over 5f with stablemate Bound For Nowhere. Lady Aurelia is earmarked for the King's Stand Stakes at the Royal meeting, while Bound For Nowhere is likely to head for the Commonwealth Cup.

"She had a great work," Ward said of Lady Aurelia. "We put her in front like she usually does in her races, and she just kind of cruised around there." 

Ward said Lady Aurelia will have an "easy breeze" at Keeneland next Monday before she departs for England a day later. 

Undrafted also worked at Keeneland on Tuesday morning and is set to make a third appearance at Royal Ascot. The seven-year-old chestnut won the Diamond Jubilee Stakes two years ago and finished sixth in the same race last season. He is under consideration for the Wokingham Stakes at the big meeting in June. 

Ward is sending a number of smart two-year-olds to the Royal meeting including Fairyland, who won easily when making her debut at Keeneland in April, and McErin, who won impressively on debut at Keeneland over four and a half furlongs then a narrow loser when third at Churchill Downs. 

Both worked in together at Keeneland, with Fairyland pencilled in for the Albany Stakes. McErin is set to take his chance in the Norfolk Stakes. 

The unraced daughter of Distorted Humour, Happy Like A Fool, is entered for the Queen Mary Stakes Group 2 while yet to be race Nootka Sound, a bay daughter of Lonhro is set for the Windsor Castle Stakes. Both enjoyed a four-furlong workout.