British Champions Day Betting Tips

British Champions Day Horse Racing Betting Tips

British Champions Day signifies the end of the flat racing season with one final meeting at Ascot racecourse. The day is one of the richest in the horse racing calendar, with a total purse of just over £4,000,000 being spread across 6 races. The British Champions Stakes is the highlight of the day, with defending champion Cracksman returning to see out his career with a win. Early signs point to a soft course at Ascot this weekend, something we have rarely seen in Group 1 races this year. With a potentially new challenge for the horses to face, we could see some top action.

Get the latest horse racing betting odds for British Champions Day at Bet UK’s online sportsbook.

13:25 Ascot - British Champions Long Distance Cup Betting Tips

Stradavarius is the obvious choice for the British Champions Long Distance Cup, coming into the race as 5/6* betting favourite. The Irish colt has won his last 4 races, including the Ascot Gold Cup back in June. Frankie Dettori will be the jockey once again, so expect the experienced pair to rack up another win. With such a clear favourite, it might be better to look for value in the each way markets. Kew Gardens didn’t perform well last time out at Longchamps, but has still won twice since his last outing at Ascot. A commanding win during Royal Ascot is a promising sign that Kew Gardens can perform again.

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Kew Gardens E/W - 10/1*

14:00 Ascot - British Champions Sprint Stakes Betting Tips

A poor Queen Anne Stakes performance by Limato has been overshadowed by 3 straight wins in the last 2 months. It remains to be seen whether he can make the step up again at Ascot, but he could be one to look out for. The last 2 winners of the British Champions Sprint Stakes are unsurprisingly the 2 favourites heading into this year’s edition. The Tin Man and Librisa Breeze both offer good value considering the pairs recent success. Recent form has to tip this one in The Tin Mans Favour though.

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The Tin Man - 11/4
Limato E/W - 16/1

14:40 Ascot - British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes Betting Tips

This time last year, much was being made about Hydrangea after her win in the Fillies & Mares Stakes. Ryan Moore was the jockey towards the end of last season, as Hydrangea beat both Bateel and Rhododendron, the former at Ascot. If she can get back to her best, then Bet UK’s 15/2 represents great value. Favourite Lah Ti Dar lost for the first time at Doncaster and there are some doubts about whether or not she can handle the step up in class.

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Hydrangea E/W - 15/2*

15:15 Ascot - Queen Elizabeth II Stakes Betting Tips

Recoletos is the in-form horse coming into the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes. The French runner might have finished in the top 2 in 5 of its last 7 races, but both appearances at Ascot have ended in disappointment. A 4th place finish in the British Champions Stakes last year was followed by a 7th place run at Royal Ascot this year. Expert Eye will be one of the horses hoping to take advantage of Recoletos’ poor form. A win in the Jersey Stakes in June started a run of 4 straight places, putting in him good stead ahead of Saturday.

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Expert Eye E/W - 10/1*

15:50 Ascot - British Champions Stakes Betting Tips

Cracksman is the returning victor from last year, but rumours from John Gosden’s camp suggest he might not be as strong of a favourite as last year. Instead of playing up Cracksman’s chances, Gosden has been focusing on Roaring Lion, however it is unclear which race he will be running in. With Cracksman not convincing, it might be worth casting your eye over Monarch’s Glen and Crystal Ocean. Both have won at Ascot previously and arrive in good form.

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Crystal Ocean - 5/2
Monarch’s Glen E/W - 12/1

16:30 Ascot - Balmoral Handicap Betting Tips

The favourite has won the Balmoral Handicap 2 years in a row, with an average weight of 9-2 and a recent race. If trends are to be believed, then the stars have aligned for Raising Sand. Jamie Osbournes’ horse won at Ascot on the 6th October, beating competitor Ripp Orf in the process. With such a big field, there are a few options to look out for when it comes to each way betting. Raydiance at 28/1* and Vale of Kent at 22/1* are both bigger options that could make a late push into one of the places.

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Raising Sand - 9/2*

*All odds from Bet UK’s online betting correct at the time of writing.

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