It’s August, the sun is shining on another incredible weekend of sport and followers of the horse racing scene have the Shergar Cup meeting to look forward to. This isn’t the biggest meet of the year, but it is one that’s enjoyable for punters with plenty of betting value around. Here are our top August 10 horse racing betting tips.
A Closer Look
The Shergar Cup Dash remains one of the highlights of the day with some of the best sprinters in attendance, aiming at the bumper prize pot available. Bookmakers have made their feelings clear and price Danzeno at the head of a competitive market. Backers getting in early to support the jolly will find 3/1 available at William Hill and that’s better than the 11/4 sent out by most other firms.
We understand where traders are coming with that call but we’re happy to take on the favourite with a contender carrying more of a price. We don’t allow our eyes to skip too far down the pecking order but will take a punt on the talented Final Venture who can be backed at 7/1 when dealing with online and high street betting giants Ladbrokes. That’s bigger than we expected to find when approaching this race.
The seven-year-old gelding comes from the Midgley yard and brings career stats of six wins and 14 placed efforts from 36 outings. That experience will pay off when push comes to shove in this dash. The fact he has so many placed efforts on his CV means backers should take the benefit of each-way but there’s enough in the price to make that worthwhile. Followers will get place terms of 1/5 the odds on the best three finishers. Final Venture was second in each of his last three.