Royal Ascot Betting
Royal Ascot Betting is one of the most famous horse racing betting events in the world. As the name suggests, Royal Ascot takes place at Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire, and is attended by members of the royal family and is usually held in June each year.
Because it is such a high-profile event in the racing calendar, the Royal Ascot meeting features not one or two but more than half a dozen Group 1 races. These include the Queen Anne Stakes, the Prince of Wales Stakes, the Ascot Gold Cup, the Coronation Stakes and the Golden Jubilee Stakes.
It should go without saying that the standard of racing here is superb, and that every race is extremely competitive. Whilst this makes Royal Ascot ideal for a day at the races, it can make picking winners more challenging than usual. The good news is that the horse betting odds available from online sports betting sites tend to be more generous than usual to reflect the additional challenge involved.
The usual racing advice to follow horses that won their most recent races can be a bit redundant at meetings like Royal Ascot because plenty of runners meet that criteria. In fact, in some races you’ll be hard pressed to find a horse that didn’t win one or two of its most recent races. This means that sports betting enthusiasts will need to take other factors into account apart from the form of the runners if they want to pick winners at Royal Ascot.
One useful indicator of how horses are expected to perform is the betting market itself. It has been said that 80% of all horse racing winners come from the first five in the betting, so concentrating on the first, second, third, fourth and fifth favourites at meetings like Royal Ascot can often point you in the right direction.
Other good horse racing tips to consider when betting at Royal Ascot including following top jockeys when the betting market fancies their rides, and maybe even betting on more than one runner in a race if the odds allow. The latter advice is most useful if you have narrowed your options down to just a couple of horses that you think will win a Royal Ascot race. Of course, if the odds are big enough you could potentially bet on three or four horses in the same Royal Ascot race and still make a profit if one of them wins.
Making money at Royal Ascot isn’t easy, but it can be done, and the fact that profits are slightly more elusive than at lesser horse racing meetings makes picking winners at Royal Ascot even sweeter.
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