Thursday, 19 September 2013

My Thoughts on the Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe

My Thoughts on the Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe

By The UK Horse Racing Tipster

One of the great group 1 flat races in Europe is almost upon us, yes the race that they call the winners of "The Champion of Europe", the Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe.

The Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe is a Group 1 flat horse race run at Longchamp, France, early October. This year it is being run on my birthday, October 6th, and if my choice Novellist wins it will be a brilliant birthday present!

The "Arc" as it's commonly known is one of the worlds most prestigious, and richest, flat races, and every year world-class thoroughbred horses come from all over the world to compete for this great group 1. You can view a list of previous Arc winners here.

The race is open to thoroughbreds over 3 year olds apart from Geldings and the winner gets to take home just under £2 million putting it in the top 4 richest races along with the Dubai World Cup, The Japan Cup and The Melbourne Cup.

Here is a video of some of the best Arc winners from 1989 to 2010.

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For me however it was WorkForce's win in 2010 that got me back into racing after a long period off watching football on a Saturday and getting kicked in the shins at TaeKwonDo for fun.

Workforce was the horse who won the 2010 Derby in record time, coming from the back to pass all the runners, take a massive lead and win the race in wonderful style.

You can see that race on my favourite races page. However he then went on to use similar tactics in the Arc later that year. He won the race and became Champion of Europe. You can watch that race here.

Next year it was the chance of the German horse Danedream to win the Arc.

It was a race packed full of famous wold class runners.

Horses with names such as St Nicholas Abbey, Snow Fairy, Workforce, Shareta, So You Think, Treasure Beach, Galikova and Sarafina.

However Danedream beat them all by a good distance and broke the course's record time, winning it in 2m 24.49s, beating the previous record of 2m 24.60s held by Peintre Celebre since 1997.

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Danedream was also the 2nd German horse to ever win the race after Star Appeal's win in 1975. I am hoping Novellist can make it 3 for Germany this year.

2012 was the final race of the season for the Triple Crown failure Camelot.

He had a chance to redeem himself by winning the Arc and make up for losing the St. Leger. However his poor 7th position in the race just proved how poor the 2012 crop of 3 year olds really were and this seems to have been franked again this year by his two defeats at the hands of Al Kazeem.

From this point of view he did not deserve to win the Triple Crown as it would have been a weak historical win. If put alongside horses like Frankel or permanent runner up Excelebration he would come nowhere in my humble opinion.

You can watch the 2012 Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe here which was won by the Irish horse Solemia at a starting price of 33/1.

He stole the race on the line from the Japanese star Orfevre who is again racing this year and is currently heading the market at 3/1.

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The 2013 Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe

This year we again have a great crowd of runners racing in the Arc including the previous runner-up Orfevre. If it was a few months back I would have been rooting for Al Kazeem to win but he seems to have lost his edge lately being beaten in his last 2 races.

My money is already down on Novellist who has twice beaten the ex French Champion Cirrus Des Aigles.

This was the horse who famously lost against Frankel in his last ever race and was ranked 2nd in the world at the time.

Whilst Cirrus Des Aigles seems to have lost his spark this season, Novellist has beaten other good horses as well such as the Irish Derby Winner Trading Leather, Ektihaam and Hillstar in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

You can watch Novellists win in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes here.

Doesn't Novellist look good! If he races like he did here I can see him winning at a nice price.

I was so glad I managed to get a 3G signal on the way back from London to put a bet on this race on my phone. I was literally trying for 30+ minutes just to connect to Betfair due to a poor signal driving through the sticks, but luckily I got my bet on with 10 minutes to spare, and thank God I did!

Currently the prices in the Antepost market is looking like this:

Horse Price
Orfevre 3/1
Treve 4/1
Novellist 6/1
Kizuna 8/1
Ruler Of The World 10/1
Flintshire 12/1
The Fugue 12/1
Leading Light 12/1
Intello 12/1
Al Kazeem 14/1
Ocovango 16/1
Trading Leather 33/1

Is it crazy that Trading Leather who has been placed in every race but one this season is last at 33/1 or is it just a sign that he's facing such quality runners. I would say the latter.

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You can read all the latest news on the Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe on UK Horse Racing Tipster. Just click this link to search for related articles.

Don't forget that if you are going to bet on the race to use the bookies money not your own! You can get all the latest bet offers on my latest bet offers page.

Also you can view the past winners of the Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe here, and if you are looking for a way to narrow down your pick for the 2013 Arc then check out the free Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe System.

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Saturday, 14 September 2013

The Ladbrokes St Leger Stakes 2013

The St. Leger 2013, The Final Group 1 English Classic of the year!

By The UK Horse Racing Tipster

The St. Leger – this is the oldest classic race dating back to 1776 and is open to 3 year old Colts and Fillies and run over the longest classic distance of 1 mile and 6 furlongs. It is part of the Triple Crown, along with the the 2000 Guineas and The Derby.

Camelot was the first horse to attempt the Triple Crown in 30 years last year, in 2012. He failed in his attempt. However we may have to wait another 30 years untile we see another horse willing to attempt this thoroughbred test as the last winner, Nijinsky was in 1970, and before that it was Bahram in 1935.

The Triple Crown is not an easy feat to accomplish and in recent years it has been skipped because connections of the 3 year old horses who've won both the Derby and the 2000 Guineas seem to prefer to attempt the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp instead.

Today's going is currently Good to Soft, Soft in places. The race is run over 1m 6f 132y and is the hardest test of all the Triple Crown classics.

Race Information

This is the current info my own AutoBOT has on the contenders in this race, including the current Betfair price at the time of writing, plus my own rankings of the horses.

Ladbrokes St Leger Stakes - Doncaster - 15:50

Class 1 Group 1 - Handicap - 1m 6f 132y - Good to Soft, Soft in places

My current ratings and official ratings.
Leading Light1104646.00 – 5/1
Excess Knowledge1071626.60 – 28/5
Foundry0816.60 – 28/5
Galileo Rock1172527.00 – 6/1
Talent1141368.20 – 36/5
Libertarian1172168.60 – 38/5
Secret Number10815016.00 – 15/1
Cap O’rushes11021323.00 – 22/1
Great Hall9815030.00 – 29/1
Havana Beat1005055.00 – 54/1
Ralston Road985260.00 – 259/1

UK Horse Racing Tipsters thoughts on the race

UK Horse Racing Tipsters thoughts on the race

We have over 60 top NAP tipsters on and on the big race of the day they are all divided on the horse to bet on. Here is a breakdown of the horses they have tipped.

  • 4 NAPs for Foundry
  • 2 for Leading Light
  • 2 for Libertarian
  • 1 for Secret Number
  • 1 for Talent
  • 1 for Havana Beat
The odd thing is that there isn't a single NAP for the pre-race day favourite Excess Knowledge who has been passed in the Betfair market by Leading Light earlier today.

I myself am backing the AP O'Brien trained Foundry who has raced twice, winning once and coming 2nd in the last. Lots of people think this horse is special and today we will find out!

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Saturday, 7 September 2013

Got no cash? Want to bet? Heres how!

Got no cash? Still want to bet? Then check out these offers!

By The UK Horse Racing Tipster

If you haven't read my free bet offers page then you should. It's a bit long winded but it's for your own good. I don't want you to sign up to all these online bookies thinking you are getting a free £50 bet and then find you get nothing because you didn't read the terms and conditions properly!

Anyway this article is just a short one for those of you who have no money to bet with but still want to bet, it does happen!

If you haven't already done the Free Bet System yet then I suggest reading it but there are two great offers available to those people who want to bet but cannot deposit any money into any newly opened betting account when they sign up. I would save these offers for when you are down on your luck and really need them.

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Not only do they give you a free £10 bet for just joining (no bank details needed!). Also if you continue to bet at least £5 a week with them they will keep giving you free £5 bets each week as well

Not only that but even if you don't they will occasionally give you a special code to enter and if you deposit £5 they will match it by another £5.

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These are just two of the online bookmakers who offer you free start up money when you join them. Always be on the look out for these kind of offers as they can be life savers and I do suggest that if you are doing the rounds and joining all the bookies to claim their sign up cash that you leave these two til last when you most need them!

Remember you can always find out the best bookmaker offers and free cash offers on my latest betting offers page.

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