Here at Against the Crowd we have plenty of big races and betting propositions to look forward to in the weeks ahead….
Saturday April 1st brings with it the first big British targets of the new flat season. There’s still a long way to go before the form settles down and we get fully-focused on the flat. But the Spring Mile and the Lincoln are two big handicaps we can get our teeth stuck into early-doors.
Aintree’s 3-day spring Festival gets underway on Thursday 6th April. The G1 Betfred Bowl and the G1 Aintree Hurdle are the big races on day 1. The Red Rum Handicap Chase is the big betting heat.
Day 2 on Friday 7th April features the G1 Melling Chase. The Topham Chase – a handicap over the National fences – headlines for value-seeking punters.
The Grand National is the headline act at the meeting and will be run this year on Saturday 8th April. The G1 Stayers’ Hurdle and a couple of additional handicaps lend supporting weight to the card.
Monday 17th April delivers this season’s renewal of the Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse. That’s a race that is very much on our value-driven radar….
Punchestown’s 5-day NH Festival runs from Tuesday 25th April to Saturday 29th April. The meeting boasts a few valuable handicaps that we might take a betting interest in.
The flat season really gets underway on Saturday 6th May and Sunday 7th May with this year’s running of the 2000 Guineas and the 1000 Guineas. The Palace House Stakes gives us a good big-field sprint to get to work with and the Suffolk Stakes is a good handicap over the 9f trip.
This is by no means a comprehensive list of races we’ll be targeting in the weeks ahead. We’ll know more as we get closer to the dates concerned – so be sure to check back in from time to time for updates.
Nor does this list of races represent a list of definite betting targets. We only bet when we identify good betting options at value prices. If we don’t like the way the race cuts up or we don’t like the shape of the market, we don’t offer selections just for the sake of it.
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