Horse racing betting tips for the value selections on Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday.
With three Group 1’s and two Group 2’s, Champions Day is an excellent day in the British racing calendar and one that offers plenty of value for punters.
The Group 2 Sprint Stakes sees some of the quickest horses go head-to-head for the end of season honours, and Irish raider VIZTORIA (7/1 William Hill) has excellent each-way claims. Edward Lynam’s runner finished third in this contest last season on similar ground when just a three-year-old. She’s been fairly quiet this season, having only run three times, however her latest performance at the Curragh was outstanding; sent off a well0backed favourite she romped home under a confident ride from Pat Smullen. The selection had plenty left in the tank that day, and should be able to handle both the track and the ground.
G Force took the spoils in the Sprint Cup at Haydock Park last time out, a victory which gave him his first Group 1 win. He looks to be a big danger if he can reproduce that form. Jack Dexter excels on soft ground, however his form has been inconsistent and he has had a tough season.
The Queen Elizabeth II stakes is a fantastic Group 1 contest over 1m and INTEGRAL (6/1 Betfred) has been the filly to follow all season long. She boasts form figures of 21131, two of those wins coming at the highest level. Sir Michael Stoute’s charge attempts to take on the colts and geldings in this contest for the first time in her career, however she should be good enough to compete. The selection has excellent form at Ascot, boasting a 100% strike-rate at the Berkshire course, and won on soft ground in the Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket when giving a lot of weight to the useful runner-up, Rizeena.
2,000 Guineas winner Night Of Thunder has an excellent chance with his weight-for-age allowance and his solid form on soft ground, however he has to reverse form with Charm Spirit, who won the Prix Du Moulin last time out.
2.20 – VIZTORIA (E/W)(NAP) (7/1 William Hill)
3.30 – INTEGRAL (E/W) (6/1 Betfred)
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