Horse Racing Tips For The Start Of The Season

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Horse Racing Tips For The Start Of The Season

Here are our top horse racing tips as the scene sets to make it’s return post-COVID.

Charging back into the sport, there will be only 5 less fixtures on this year British Racing calendar. Therefore, there are plenty of opportunities to try out our horse racing tips. From jumping, to flat turf and all-weather, by betting season their will be 1,079 afternoon fixtures and 407 evening fixtures.

Following the news of lockdown restrictions easing, British Racing has confirmed their fixture list ahead of the new season. This year’s fixtures are all-inclusive of the big-name events, such as Cheltenham Festival, The Grand National and The Royal Ascot.

Cheltenham Festival is first up, taking place between 16th-19th March 2021. The highlight of the National Hunt year and pinnacle event of jump racing, the four-day event has a lot to offer. With 28 racing in all, all eyes will be on the Cheltenham Gold Cup, the runners, Champ and Santini in the limelight, as well as 2020’s Gold Cup winner, Al Boum Photo.

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Champ is currently running under the jockey, Nico de Boinville, and trainer Nicky Henderson. Starting his careers in 2017, Champ has proved successful both on the flat and within jump racing, not placing outside of the top two. Champ’s most recent result was at Newbury in the Betfair Game Spirit Chase (Grade 2), where he placed second.

Santini is also one to watch, again regularly running under Nico de Boinville and trained by Nicky Henderson. This season, Santini has not placed outside of the top five. Santini is also a favourite for this year’s Grand National.

However, Tiger Roll will also be looking to steal the Grand National title. The three-day event is possibly one of the o=most recognised racing event in history. Also known as one of the toughest racing courses in the UK, the 30-fence Grand National racecourse hosting 40 runners, is a spectacle in itself.

Tiger Roll will be returning to the grounds as his third consecutive win at Aintree was snatched following cancellation of the 2020 Grand National under pandemic precautions. Only just returning to competition recently and as one of the older runners lined up for competition, training from Gordon Elliot will need to be on top from in order to maintain his glorious title.

Burrows Saint, trained by Willy Mullins and most recently running under jockey, Rachael Blackmore, is also a firm contender for the 2021 Grand National. Hoping for good/soft ground for the race set to take place on Saturday 10th April 2021, this is where the Burrows Saint shines.

The Guineas Festival will be taking pace between 1st and 2nd May 2021. Hosting the 1,000 and 2,000 Guineas, known as the first two ‘Classics’ of the season, these fixtures are regarded s the most prestigious races in the UK. Previous winners of the 2,000 Guineas include, Frankel, Sea The Stars, and Dancing Brave. Whereas winners of the 1,00 Guineas race has seen the likes of three-year old filly, Love, and greats such as Cape Verdi and Kazzia claim the title.

This year, the odds are on runners, Battleground and St Mark’s Basilica for the 2,00 Guineas race. Meanwhile, odds for the 1,000 Guineas race favour runners Pretty Gorgeous and Santa Barbara.

As a top contender for the 2,000 Guineas race, Battleground is aiming to make his mark this year. Trained by A.P O’Brien and running most recently under Ryan Moore, who has had nearly 400 wins since 2017, the stakes look good for this runner. Falling into the top five in the last four races, Battleground is a current favourite to follow in the hoofprint of Frankel.

St Mark’s Basilica is also aiming to run in the 2,000 Guineas race, also having A.P O’Brien as a trainer. Finishing 2020 with Frankie Dettori in the driving seat and placing in the top three of the majority of races ran, St Mark’s Basilica is on good grounds for winning the 2021 title.

Pretty Gorgeous, owned by John Oxley and trained by Joesph Patrick O’Brian is a top contender for the 1,00 Guineas race. Most recently running under jockey, Shane Crosse, in 2020, the mares most current placing hasn’t fallen outside of the top two. Santa Barbara is also one to watch for the 1,000 Guineas race. Trained by A.P O’Brien and without many runners under the mare’s belt, the current record still stands strong.

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