|Tuesday 23rd July 2019|
Who should you keep an eye on for the rest of the flat season?
The flat racing season is well underway now, and we have seen some great action so far. From short, sharp sprints to longer trips, it has thrown up the usual mixture of surprises and triumphs. This is great news for racing fans as it is what keeps the sport fresh and exciting. Of course, being able to find horses that win or place regularly is also a key part of horse racing if you are a punter. This is not always as easy as it sounds though!
One great tip to help is making sure that you get the latest news and information to base your betting decisions on. In a way, this is exactly like any other sport such as football, ice hockey or basketball. Ice hockey fans, for example, need to know what is happening with their team and individual players before risking any money on them. While they have the Sportsbet.io hockey news main page to call on, racing fans can look to online racing sites or blogs for help.
If you need a quick catch-up first though, the below are the best horses to keep track of for the rest of the 2019 flat season.
If you are looking for a horse to follow on the flat that is always there or thereabouts, this Aidan O’Brien-trained filly is a good choice. Although she has not yet followed up her debut win of 2018, recent runs have seen her in contention, which is a good sign for punters. Ideal around middle-distance trips, she has great stamina and pedigree to boot. Expect to see her push on during the rest of this season to be gunning for more wins.
Many race fans will know this name from his 2018 Melbourne Cup win. Many expect this horse to do well for the rest of this flat season. Another horse from the yard of Charlie Appleby, he looks to be running into decent form. While a fourth last time out wasn’t anything to write home about, a first before that at Meydan was. If he can repeat his 2018 flat form, then he will be worth tracking.
An obvious choice from the current crop of outstanding flat horses – this five-year-old bay mare has been winning for as long as anyone can remember! Out of nine runs on the flat in her career, she has been first past the post in eight of them. Although she has had only had one trip out in 2019 at the start of July, she duly won it. Famously ridden by Frankie Dettori mostly, this is one class horse that invariably wins punters money. With much of the flat season still to come, keep an eye out for future entries from this John Gosden-trained flyer.
Trained by Roger Charlton, this is one horse that has gone under the radar a little. However, Forbidden Planet has built on a great 2018 to do well again so far this year. Always there or thereabouts, he should be one that you keep tabs on for the future. Most at home on all-weather courses, this bay colt has three wins and two seconds from five races in 2019. Best placed to impress in decent handicaps up to around 1m4f in length, he has good stamina and a crafty change of pace. Expect to see this horse add more wins to his tally during the rest of 2019.
When you see that a horse has a decent strike rate on the flat over their career, it is worth taking note. To be fair, this gelding from the yard of Simon Crisford has only had five runs, but three wins is still impressive. With a second place also in the mix, this is one horse that should improve as the season wears on. Although a disappointing sixth-placed finish last time out may put some off, it should actually mean value prices the next time this horse runs. If she gets back to challenging at the right end of the field, then this could see decent profits heading your way.
Keep an eye on the top performers
When it comes to betting on horse racing, you can find a whole raft of systems and strategies online. Very often though, there is no need for complex rules or time-consuming approaches. It can sometimes simply pay to find out which horses are performing well, taking note of which conditions they thrive in and following them from race to race. Although you may not get big odds on them winning or placing, you should hit more winners than you lose.