The weekend gets started on Friday afternoon for followers of the horse racing scene. There’s plenty going on that will give sports bettors the opportunity to boost their bank balance ahead of Saturday’s list. Here are our top 11 October horse racing betting tips and predictions.
A Closer Look
Friday’s schedule boasts a number of eye-catching races. These include the Old Rowley Cup, Bet365 Fillies Mile, Sharp Stakes, Challenge Stakes and the Cornwallis Stakes. Bookmakers offer many attractive markets, including win, each-way, match bets and winning distances.
We focus our attention on the Old Rowley Cup as it promises to be a thrilling renewal. Bookmakers are keeping an open mind on this one and you’ll notice there’s plenty of value available. The ante-post betting had First In Line marked up as jolly but the fact there’s a 6/1 price tag attached to that one by William Hill traders tells its own story. They are happy to offer a book and sit back, allowing punters to work things out for themselves.
Good Weather for Ducks, Bad Weather for Horses
It has already been a weather-affected week of UK and Irish racing with Catterick abandoned on Tuesday morning thanks to a waterlogged surface. We are no longer in British summertime and the early exchanges of autumn tell us to prepare for the worst. That means we need to enjoy any racing that does come our way but it’s likely this meeting will go ahead at Newmarket.
1m 4f lies ahead of the starting pack for this Class 2 event that was won by Rock Eagle for Beckett and Bentley last year. The current field will be reduced between now and the off, so we suggest backing First In Line sooner rather than later. The closer we get to the off time, the shorter the price. Don’t forget to check out all the great betting offers for horse racing…