Ebor Festival Betting Tips
The Ebor Festival gets underway this week as the end of the major flat racing events draw near. The Ebor is one of British racing’s mainstay events and has been around for nearly 200 years and is always the most popular meet at York racecourse. This week, Bet UK will be bringing you Ebor Festival betting tips for each day of racing, including a NAP, Dark Horse and a Long Shot.
Day 1 Betting Tips
NAP Of The Day
Crystal Ocean is the favourite for the Juddmonte, the highlight of the day, and is our NAP for Day 1. Crystal Ocean’s recent form is amongst the best of the Festival and just edges him ahead of the likes of King of Comedy and Japan in the 3:35. It was only John Gosden’s Enable who stopped him from a 4th consecutive win at Royal Ascot, but Crystal Ocean still pushed him close and proved that he will be one to watch for a few years.
Dark Horse Of The Day
Nayef Road has come into form at just the right time ahead of the Ebor Festival. He followed up a 16/1 place at Ascot with a win at last month’s Goodwood Festival at 9/1. In that race at Goodwood, he beat Constantinople, who he will be racing against today. After already proving he can out run Constantinople, his high price is perhaps unjustified. His main competition will come from Logician, who is a short priced favourite under Frankie Dettori, but at least a place isn’t out of the question.
Longshot Of The Day
Our final tip of the day comes in the final race of the day, which as in most festivals, is typically wide open. In a race that a number of horses could arguably win, we’ve opted for Hard Nut and Ryan Moore. There’s no doubt that Ryan Moore’s presence makes Hard Nut a tempting choice. His step up to Class 2 in his last race he wasn’t completely outclassed despite his 5th place finish. He showed signs of improvement and at 12/1 he could sneak into the places.
Top Trainers and Jockeys at the Ebor Festival
One of the most important things to look for when picking a horse to back at the Ebor Festival is the jockey. The jockey knows how to get the best out of their horses and can turn a 15/1 shot into one of the favourites. After an incredible year so far, Frankie Dettori will again be the jockey to beat. He has impressed at the Dante Festival at York already this year and after another impressive turn out at Royal Ascot, expect a few winners this time around. Alongside Dettori, there will be the same group of jockeys that keep him on his toes, including Ryan Moore, Oisin Murphy and Silvestre De Sousa.
As well as the jockeys, the trainers can be a sign of how much potential a horse can have. Just like Frankie Dettori, John Gosden has had an impressive year and will be hoping for a strong Ebor Festival. Gosden is known for taking the Ebor very seriously so don’t be surprised if he takes home some of the big races this weekend.
Ebor Festival Betting Schedule
Wednesday 21st August
|1:55||Sky Bet And Symphony Group Handicap||-||2||5f 89y|
|2:25||Tattersalls Acomb Stakes||3||1||7f|
|3:00||Sky Bet Great Voltiguer Stakes||2||1||1m 4f|
|3:35||Juddmonte International Stakes||1||1||1m 2 1/2f|
|4:15||Sky Bet Handicap||-||2||2m 1/2f|
|4:50||Sky Bet Nursery Handicap||-||2||6f|
Thursday 22nd August
|1:55||Sky Bet Lowther Stakes||2||1||6f|
|2:25||Goffs UK Premier Yearling Stakes||-||2||6f|
|3:00||Clipper Logistics Handicap||-||2||1m|
|3:35||Darley Yorkshire Oaks||1||1||1m 4f|
|4:15||British EBF & Sir Henry Cecil Galtres Stakes||-||1||1m 4f|
|4:50||British Stallion Studs EBF Fillie’s Handicap||-||2||7f|
Friday 23rd August
|1:55||Sky Bet Handicap||-||2||1m 4f|
|2:25||Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup Stakes||2||1||2m 1/2f|
|3:00||Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Gimcrack Stakes||2||1||6f|
|3:35||Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes||1||1||5f|
|4:15||British Stallion Studs EBF Convivial Maiden Stakes||-||2||7f|
|4:50||Nationwide Accident Repair Services Handicap||-||2||1m|
Saturday 24th August
|1:50||Sky Bet And Symphony Group Strenshall Stakes||3||1||1m 1f|
|2:25||Sky Bet Melrose Handicap||-||2||1m 6f|
|3:00||Sky Bet City Of York Stakes||2||1||7f|
|3:40||Sky Bet Ebor Handicap||-||2||1m 6f|
|4:10||Julia Graves Rose Stakes||-||1||5f|
|4:45||Sky Bet Handicap||-||2||1m 2 1/2f|
|5:20||Sky Bet Apprentice Handicap||-||2||5f|
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