British Champions Day Betting Tips

Written 18th October 2019

British Champions Day 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 Long Distance Cup is one of the highlights of the day, with Stradivarius looking to win the race for a second year in a row. 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. Check out our British Champions Day racecards for info on all the horses racing at Ascot this weekend.

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Saturday 19th Betting Tips

NAP Of The Day

2:10 Ascot - Stradivarius @ 8/15

We’ll start our tips off with the 2:10 and we can’t look past Stradivarius. John Gosden’s premier racehorse has impressed in every race he has won in the last 18 months, with 10 wins from 10. Those wins include 3 at Ascot, including a win in the Long Distance Cup this time a year ago. There’s not much to be said about Stradivarius that hasn’t already been said. With Frankie Dettori riding him, there is really no horse that can come close to him. Kew Gardens will arguably be his closest contender, but realistically it will take a mammoth performance or a mistake from Dettori for Stradivarius to be beaten. Neither of those outcomes seem likely.

Dark Horse Of The Day

2:45 Ascot - Tarnawa @ 7/1

Tarnawa is our next pick in the 2:45 on Saturday. She comes into the race as a bit of an outsider but looking at her form, and how she performed in her last few races, 7/1 could be a short price. It’s been almost 5 months since she ran at this level, a disappointing 11th place finish at Epsom which could put a lot of people off. But in her races since, she has dominated the lower groups and proved that she deserves another shot at the top of the pile. If anything, Tarnawa and D K Weld will want to prove that Epsom defeat was a one-off, rather than the norm.

Longshot Of The Day

4:00 Ascot - Mehdaayih @ 14/1

Mehdaayih has always been in and around the favourites for every race he has been in, so to see him opening at 14/1 is a huge shock. There are a few reasons for Mehdaayih’s high price but looking into them, there’s no reason to be worried. Firstly, he finished 10th at Longchamp just a couple of weeks ago, in a race he came into as 6/5F. Another worry is that Frankie Dettori chose to ride Coronet instead of sticking with Mehdaayih again. Robert Havlin picks up jockey duties so it’s hardly a novice replacement, but it’s another factor that could push Mehdaayih’s price further out. Regardless, 14/1 for a horse that, excluding the Longchamp defeat, has always performed seems to high a price to pass up.

British Champions Day Betting Schedule

Time Race Group Class Length
1:35 Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes 1 1 6f
2:10 Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup 2 1 1m 7 1/2f
2:45 Qipco British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes 1 1 1m 3 1/2f
3:20 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes 1 1 1m
4:00 Qipco Champion Stakes 1 1 1m 2f
4:40 Balmoral Handicap - 2 1m

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