Newbury Winter Carnival Betting Tips
The Newbury Winter Carnival kicks off on Friday 29th November. The first major meeting of the season at Newbury sees some of the biggest names in horse racing come together for 2 days of racing. Ahead of the meeting, Bet UK has horse racing betting tips for every race at the festival. If you want to make up your own mind, then we have Winter Carnival Racecards, with everything you need to know about all the horses.
Friday 30th November - Winter Carnival at Newbury
NAP Of The Day
Paisley Park is the obvious choice in the Long Distance Hurdle and the only surprise is that he isn’t a shorter price than 8/13. He’s been one of the in-form horses in racing over the last 12 months, with 5 wins from 5 entries. With Aidan Coleman riding him, it would be a shock to see Paisley Park finish anything other than first. Hoping to stop him, however, will be Thistlecrack. There’s no doubt that his best days are behind him, but we would be foolish to completely disregard him. Thistlecrack is a horse that has repeatedly won on the biggest stage, and a return to form would set up a cracking contest.
Dark Horse Of The Day
Our Dark Horse for the day is Jeremy Scott’s Dashel Drasher in the 2:25. He comes up against an overwhelming favourite in Champ, but we’re looking at each way value here. In his debut at Newbury back in March, Dashel Drasher won comfortably. Earlier this month, however, he fell to second when racing against Champ, so it would be a tough ask for him to better that performance. Whilst he didn't win, there were positives to be taken and another second place finish isn't out of the question. At a bigger price of 10/1, a small EW wager could be a worthwhile bet.
Longshot Of The Day
Finally, we take a look at Do Wanna Know, racing in the 1:20. This is one of the more wide open races of the day so we feel comfortable picking an outsider, even one at a price of 25/1. To be fair to Do Wanna Know, he has defied the odds before. In his last race, his first career win, he won at 14/1, beating a 3/1F. This race comes at an extra furlong in distance, which might hinder his chances in the final straight. But, if Robert Dunne can hold him back for the first mile or so, then the final push should come at just the right time. As we said, this is a novice’s race and anything could happen.
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