Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris Odds and Betting Preview: Fabre holds the aces with Flintshire and Ocovango

2013-07-13 12:01:18 - LONGCHAMP, FRANCE - Today's action from Paris features the Group 1 Grand Prix de Paris, now the premier race for three-year-olds over a mile and a half, since the Prix du Jockey Club was made shorter. This is generally an excellent guide to the biggest flat race in Europe, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, and expect whatever wins to be catapulted up the...

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Darley July Cup 2013 Odds and Betting Preview: Shea Shea bids to make amends

2013-07-13 11:09:09 - NEWMARKET, UK - The feature race of Newmarket's July meeting is of course the July Cup, which is probably the premier sprint race to be run in the whole of Europe. A strong looking field of twelve has assembled for the race, and we take a look to try to spot some value in the race. Favourite for the contest is the South African raider Shea Shea, who can be...

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Saturday Racing Odds and Betting Preview: Bumper day at Newmarket, Ascot and York

2013-07-13 10:18:40 - NEWMARKET, UK - Today's racing is absolutely top notch, with the final day of Newmarket's July meeting taking place, along with some great races from Ascot and York. We run through the Channel 4 races of the day, and try to spot some value betting opportunities. First up is a one mile handicap at York, which unfortunately features a field of only fifteen,...

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Newmarket July Meeting 2013: Falmouth Stakes Odds and Betting Preview: Sky Lantern guns for fourth G1 win

2013-07-12 09:41:29 - NEWMARKET, UK - The feature race of the second day of Newmarket's July meeting is the Falmouth Stakes, a Group 1 race for fillies and mares run over one mile. This is usually the first chance that fans get to see the best three-year-old fillies take on their elders, and we will get a good chance to see how they match up against each other today. Only four...

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Newmarket July Meeting 2013: Day 2 Odds and Betting Preview: Competitive Day of Action at HQ

2013-07-12 09:10:45 - NEWMARKET, UK - We are now into the second day of Newmarket's July meeting, and there is another bumper card of seven races to go to war in. We take a look at the card at HQ, as well as some of the action at York and Ascot, and try to spot some value in today's contests. First up at Newmarket is a seven furlong fillies' handicap, which has attracted a field...

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Newmarket July Meeting 2013: Princess of Wales's Stakes Odds and Betting Preview: Universal heads the market

2013-07-11 11:05:34 - NEWMARKET, UK - The feature race of the Wednesday of Newmarket's July meeting is the Group 2 Princess of Wales's Stakes, run over 1m4f. This feature of the opening day of the prestigious meeting has attracted a small but select field of seven, and with the field very tightly matched, it looks a tough nut to crack. Nevertheless, we take a look at the...

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Newmarket July Meeting 2013: Day 1 Odds and Betting Preview: Tight Group Races makes for exciting day

2013-07-11 09:58:46 - NEWMARKET, UK - The famous three-day July meeting at the headquarters of flat racing gets underway today, with a bumper card of seven races for punters to get their teeth stuck into. We take a look at today's cards, and try to find some value bets. The day starts with bang, with the Group 3 Bahrain Trophy kicking off proceedings. The race, run over 1m5f, is...

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Royal Ascot 2013: Queen Alexandra Stakes Result: Chiberta King comes out on top in lucky last

2013-06-22 18:29:05 - ASCOT, UK - The final race of Royal Ascot 2013 was won by Chiberta King, who was gutsy in repelling the challenge of the favourite, Shahwardi, at the end of a gruelling 2m6f. The longest race of the flat racing calendar was won by a short margin, as last year's second place had to settle for the same position again, just a head behind the winner. Chiberta...

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Royal Ascot 2013: Duke of Edinburgh Handicap Result: Opinion triumphs for Stoute and Moore

2013-06-22 18:22:49 - ASCOT, UK - The Highclere owned Opinion ran out a brave winner of the penultimate race of Royal Ascot, as he ran on strongly to take the Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap. Ryan Moore took up the running two furlongs out, and the four-year-old fended off the challenge of Stencive before going on to triumph by two lengths. Harry Herbert, the managing director of...

Royal Ascot 2013: Wokingham Heritage Handicap Result: York Glory runs out impressive winner

2013-06-22 18:14:35 - ASCOT, UK - Jamie Spencer won his second race of the Royal Meeting as York Glory ran out a very impressive winner of the Wokingham on the final day of Ascot. Kevin Ryan's charge was always travelling very strongly, and surged away to win the competitive handicap by a length and three quarters. York Glory had always threatened to win a big race, and he...

Royal Ascot 2013: Diamond Jubilee Stakes Result: Lethal Force makes all

2013-06-22 18:07:04 - ASCOT, UK - Lethal Force never saw another horse as he romped home to victory in the feature of Saturday at Royal Ascot, the Diamond Jubilee Stakes. The son of Dark Angel was out of the stalls smartly, and was always travelling strongly at the head of affairs, and quickened well when asked. This was a first Group 1 victory for Adam Kirby, and Lethal Force...

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Royal Ascot 2013: Hardwicke Stakes Result: Chippendale's win tinged with Tragedy

2013-06-22 15:51:25 - ASCOT, UK - The 2013 renewal of the Hardwicke Stakes was dramatic, with heavily backed favourite Ektihaam slipping and shipping Paul Hanagan, before Thomas Chippendale collapsed after holding off the challenge of Dandino. Thomas Chippendale collapsed and died of a suspected heart attack, soon after crossing the line a length ahead of Dandino. It was a gutsy...

Royal Ascot 2013: Chesham Stakes Result: Aptly named Berkshire bolts home

2013-06-22 15:42:42 - ASCOT, UK - Another horse broke his maiden at Royal Ascot this week, as Berkshire romped away to win the opening race of the final day of the meeting. The seven furlong listed contest went to trainer Paul Cole for the fourth time in his illustrious career, and both trainer and jockey strongly suggested that he will be even better as a three-year-old....

Royal Ascot 2013: Day Five Market Movers - Mount Athos popular in Hardwicke

2013-06-22 13:10:24 - ASCOT, UK - Here is what punters having been getting on side on the fifth and final day of Royal Ascot 2013. 2.30pm The Chesham Stakes The best backed horse in this is the favourite Bunker, who is a top priced 3/1 with bet365 from 7/2. Master Carpenter was available at 12/1 earlier, but can now be backed at no better than 10/1 with bet365. 3.05pm The...

Royal Ascot 2013: Top Jockey Update at the beginning of Day 5

2013-06-22 12:31:25 - ASCOT, UK - The race for the Top Jockey award at Royal Ascot is delicately poised going into the final day. Three jockeys are delicately poised on three wins, and breathing down their neck is Ryan Moore, who has won the award for the past three years, and has a strong book of rides today. Currently heading the standings and the betting is Joseph O'Brien,...

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Royal Ascot 2013: Diamond Jubilee Stakes Odds and Betting Preview: Society Rock looks the one to beat

2013-06-22 10:12:33 - ASCOT, UK - The feature race of this final day at Royal Ascot is the Diamond Jubilee Stakes, a six furlong Group 1 contest. 18 runners are set to go to post for the race, which is worth almost £300k to the winner. Although Skybet don't offer Best Odds Guaranteed, they are the only firm paying four places for an each way bet on this race, and it is worth...

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Royal Ascot 2013: Day 5 Odds and Betting Preview: Diamond Jubilee ends week on high

2013-06-22 09:42:47 - ASCOT, UK - After a fantastic four days of top quality racing, Royal Ascot draws to an end today, but we still have one more day of action to savour. The feature of Saturday's card is the six furlong Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes, but there are also other stakes races and a couple of handicaps for punters to get their teeth stuck into. We take a look at...

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Royal Ascot 2013: Buckingham Palace Stakes Result: Lightning strikes third time for Callan

2013-06-21 17:49:35 - ASCOT, UK - Neil Callan won the Buckingham Palace Stakes for the third time, as he partnered Lightning Cloud to victory in the Friday finale. Lightning Cloud has often threatened to win a big handicap, but was allowed to go off as a relatively unconsidered 25/1 shot. Nevertheless he won impressively, with the winning margin being a length and a quarter....

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Royal Ascot 2013: Queen's Vase Result: Aidan O'Brien is the Leading Light

2013-06-21 17:36:44 - ASCOT, UK - Aidan O'Brien picked up his fourth winner of the Royal Meeting as Leading Light ran out a good winner of the 2m Group 3 Queen's Vase.The 5/4 favourite was always prominent, and stayed on very strongly to win the contest by a length and a half, despite his Group 3 penalty. This was also a third winner of the week for trainer's son Joseph, who...

Royal Ascot 2013: Wolferton Handicap Result: Forgotten Voice strikes for Henderson

2013-06-21 17:27:37 - ASCOT, UK - There was a second victory for a jumps trainer at this year's Royal Ascot, as Forgotten Voice, who had been plying his trade over hurdles for Nicky Henderson this season, won the Wolferton Handicap for Nicky Henderson and Johnny Murtagh. The horse ran out a half a length winner, to claim his second Royal Ascot success, having landed the Royal...

Royal Ascot 2013: Coronation Stakes Result: Lantern flies Sky high for Hannon and Hughes

2013-06-21 15:44:00 - ASCOT, UK - The 1000 Guineas winner Sky Lantern was an emphatic winner of the Group 1 Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot, proving herself a filly right out of the top drawer. Richard Hughes' ride has received plaudits from all around, but such is the quality of this filly that he merely had to keep her out of trouble, and let the horse do the work. Hughes...

Royal Ascot 2013: King Edward VII Result: Battle beaten as Hill stars

2013-06-21 15:11:49 - ASCOT, UK - The odds on favourite and Derby fourth Battle of Marengo was collared late on by the Sir Michael Stoute trained Hillstar. Ryan Moore was on board the 15/2 shot, who flew late on to beat the long time leader, eventually winning by a length. Joseph O'Brien on Battle of Marengo looked to have made a winning move when he went three lengths clear on...

Royal Ascot 2013: Albany Stakes Result: Kiyoshi runs out impressive winner for Qatar

2013-06-21 15:01:15 - ASCOT, UK - The opening race of the Friday of Royal Ascot was won decisively by Kiyoshi for Charlie Hills and Jamie Spencer. The 8/1 shot veered towards the far side in the closing stages, but still proved too good for her rivals, running out an impressive three and a quarter length winner. Her trainer Charlie Hills suggested that she should get further,...

Royal Ascot 2013: Day 4 Market Movers

2013-06-21 12:51:44 - ASCOT, UK - Here is what punters are backing on Coronation Stakes Day, but many of the moves are due to non-runners. 2.30pm Albany Stakes The favourite, Sandiva, has been well-backed in this 20 runner contest, and is now a best priced 9/4 from a general 11/4 this morning. Frankel's half sister Joyeuse is on the drift, and is a top priced 11/2 with Stan...

Royal Ascot 2013: Top Jockey update at the beginning of Day 4: Doyle leads the way after Wednesday treble

2013-06-21 12:17:09 - ASCOT, UK - The race for the top jockey award at Royal Ascot still looks wide open as we head into the Friday of the five day meeting. James Doyle leads the way, courtesy of his superlative treble on Day 2. However, Joseph O'Brien still heads the betting to win overall, as he is seen as having the stronger book of rides for the remaining two days. Today,...

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Royal Ascot 2013: Coronation Stakes Odds and Betting Preview: Newmarket 1-2 go head to head

2013-06-21 10:08:25 - ASCOT, UK - The feature race of Friday's card at Royal Ascot is the Group 1 Coronation Stakes, which is run over Ascot's round mile, and seems aptly named considering the Queen's success in the Gold Cup yesterday. The prestigious contest has attracted 17 runners, as owners and trainers bid to get some valuable black-type onto the CVs of their...

Royal Ascot 2013: Day 4 Odds and Betting Preview: Coronation Stakes the Friday Feature

2013-06-21 09:37:32 - ASCOT, UK - We are past half way of this year's fantastic Royal Ascot meeting, but fortunately, there are still two days of quality action to come. Today's card features four group races and two handicaps, so there is plenty of action for punters to get their teeth stuck into. First up on Friday's card is the Albany Stakes, a 6f Group 3 race for juvenile...

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Royal Ascot 2013: King George V Stakes Result: No fairytale Royal double as Elidor breaks his maiden on biggest stage

2013-06-20 17:03:59 - ASCOT, UK - Spectators around Ascot were hoping for only one result in the last at Royal Ascot today, as Bold Sniper went off a very well backed 7/2 favourite to give the Queen a double on the card after the earlier success of Estimate in the Gold Cup. Bold Sniper had his chance to win, and finished quite strongly, but was unable to reel in the leader, and...

Royal Ascot 2013: Tercentenary Stakes Result: Plunge horse Remote takes the spoils

2013-06-20 16:53:41 - ASCOT, UK - Today was not a day for the bookies, as following the extremely popular win of Estimate, another very well-backed favourite came out on top in the Group 3 Tercentenary Stakes. That horse was the John Gosden trained Remote, who got up under a well timed ride from William Buick. Remote had also had the option of running in the earlier Brittania...

Royal Ascot 2013: Britannia Stakes Result: Roca Tumu another winner for Ireland

2013-06-20 16:46:40 - ASCOT, UK - Ireland bagged another winner at the Royal meeting, as Roca Tumu won the ultra competitive Brittania Stakes, a mile handicap for three-year-olds. It was a first Royal Ascot winner for trainer Joanna Morgan, as well as jockey Billy Lee. Roca Tumu was always handy, picking up the running two furlongs out, and holding on very gamely. The jockey...

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Harry Maude has been writing about sports for Bet Asia since September 2009, and has also written for The Spectator Coffee House blog. He studies English at Leeds University when he’s not dreaming up antepost bets or watching Spurs throw another season away.

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