There’s plenty for lovers of a horse racing bet to choose from going into the weekend. Saturday’s highlights include the ultra-competitive Long Distance Cup, Champions Sprint, Fillies and Mares, Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, Champion Stakes and the Balmoral Handicap. Here are our top October 19 horse racing betting tips and predictions.
A Closer Look
You can bet on the winner of the main races that catch your eye as a single or throw a few together to create a nice priced accumulator. High returns for low risk is the idea when aiming for the latter. You’ll also notice a variety of specials markets attached to each race. These include place betting, matched bets, without the favourite, winning distances and more.
We focus our attention on the Long Distance Cup where traders have the betting marked up as a foregone conclusion. Stradivarius is the standout of the pack, both on form and according to the traders. He is pinned to the top of the market as an odds-on favourite and the best price available at the time of writing is 4/7 when getting your cash down at William Hill.
Hard to Argue with the Numbers
That’s certainly a strong stance from the bookies but it’s an understandable one and there won’t be too many in a rush to argue against it. Stradivarius is sure to appear on more than a few accumulators and singles with big stakes. John Gosden’s five-year-old is a product of Sea The Stars and Private Life.
He has won 14 of 19 previous outings, placing on another three occasions. The jolly was last seen winning the Group 2 Doncaster Cup Stakes at 1/9, ahead of runner-up Cleonte with Frankie Dettori in the saddle. The champion came good by just shy of two lengths that day and more of the same is expected here.