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Picking a Winner At Ascot

It can be a difficult task for a gambler to select a winner for the Ascot races. Often the end decision will be based around a selection of colour of the jockey in question and his silks. While there are many strategies that are credible on the market nowadays, to help you make your selection of a winner, our aim is to direct to some of those methods of making the most informed decision on who to place a wager on.

There are also many Ascot sign up offers you can use to place your winner bets. Many gamblers will always look towards claiming a bonus offer to aid them in having an increased bankroll to bet with and so on. That could be an additional strategy that you can easily apply, alongside the ones we have listed down below.

The Paddock 

When you are looking to learn a lot more about a horse’s wellbeing, it makes sense to watch the horses at the paddock before the race. Often the characteristics and behaviours can be a hint of how well they will perform later on. For example, if the horse appears to be agitated or sweating, that can be a bad sign of how they will perform later on. 

A horse that handles preliminary events before the big races, will be calm and poised-ready to tackle the big race that you will be betting on. Horses need to be calm and collected to ensure they have a good chance of performing well. Therefore, as a punter, get into the habit of being wise to the horse’s behaviour and characteristics before the big Ascot event. It can help, trust us. 

Race Card Form

Another feature you need to get in the habit of checking out for yourself, is the horse’s profile and race card features. Often the letters shown on the card will represent existing race wins by that horse. The ‘C’ and ‘D’ will represent courses and distances achieved previously, so it would be wise to take note of those values and use them when you consider what to bet on at the Royal Ascot.

There will be other letters that are present on the race card too, such as ‘U’, and ‘F’, which represent the horses that have fallen and any riders that have been unseated. ‘S’ stands for ‘slipped up’ essentially, and ‘P’ stands for ‘pulled up by the rider’. Make sure to keep these factors in mind when you go about making your bet on a horse at the Ascot.

Race Card Form

While we got into the more complex details above, the form on the race cards of course represent the most recent races, as you already know. In addition to this, when you refer to the numbers on the race card, you will need to take those with a pinch of salt, as they do not represent one race and the final placing, but could actually be spread across a multiple runner race. Therefore, it is up to you to base your decision on the right context, as it can be misleading with a first-hand look.

The Betting

Last but not least, it comes to the betting strategy itself. Each of the horses will come with a price and a theoretical prediction of their chance to win. The prices will fluctuate, meaning it is important that you take that into account. The price of a horse will either lengthen or shorten, and it is based around the money that the betting public put into it. When the price is shortening, it suggests that the public who are betting, are increasingly supporting a horse. If the price is drifting however, that suggests quite the opposite, and in fact can mean the support for a horse is weakening. Does it make sense?

So, Who to Listen to?

That is the question to ask. The Racing Post is actually in charge of providing betting information alongside winning tips to those betting options out there. They often evaluate the value in bets and races, and essentially provide a step ahead of analysis to those intrigued of which horses they should bet on. There are other tipsters out there that you can look into, as well as checking out podcasts which are set up. You can listen in and take in all the predictions that are believed to happen, and then at the end of the day it will be up to you to decide whether or not you would like to take up what they have to say! The decision is all yours.