Nick Hardman of Betting Insiders managed to find the winner of the Cambridgeshire for the second year running last week, this year at a tasty 14/1 SP.
This week Nick looks at the Ascot Challenge Cup.
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We managed to repeat last year’s winning trends selection in the Cambridgeshire last week when Third Time Lucky went in at 14/1. This weekend’s big handicap is the Ascot Challenge Cup and we will be taking a close look at that race today, together with an each-way bet from today’ Ascot card.
The Ascot Challenge Cup is a 7f heritage handicap with a field of around 20 runners. Last year’s winner Intransigent returned an SP of 16/1, becoming the first double-figure priced winner since Advanced in 2009 who went in at 33/1.
Looking at the age of the winners since 1997, 4yo’s have supplied 7 and 3yo’s have supplied 5.
No horse over the age of 6 has won in that time (but in fairness not many have run).
Eight of the last nine winners were aged 4yo to 6yo and I am going to concentrate on that age group. Seven of the last eight winners were rated 99 to 105 and all of the last 5 winners were rated 100+. Continue Reading