Best Bets for British Champions Day

Tipsters Review - 29-Sep-2020

 

Best Bets for British Champions Day

British Champions Day is one of the highlights of the year in Flat racing. Although it doesn’t quite have the same end of season feel to it like the Cheltenham Festival does in National Hunt racing, there are some huge prizes to be won.

It is worth bearing in mind that for many this meeting comes at the end of what has been a long hard season so do factor that in when studying the form.

Here is a look at two horses we think have a great chance of winning their respective races and can be backed as singles or in a double.


 

Space Blues to Win Champion Sprint Stakes – 5/1

It has been a faultless season so far for Space Blues in Europe as he has won all four of his starts on the track. Charlie Appleby’s runner clearly has a lot of speed so the drop down to this division may have been a smart move by his connections.

The four-year-old, who is a son of Dubawi, won for the first time at the highest level back in August when he scored at Deauville in the Prix Maurice de Gheest. That success came over the extended 6f trip.

Ascot’s stiff 6f distance on soft ground should really suit Space Blues. He is 5/1 in the horse racing betting for the Champion Sprint Stakes and that looks excellent value in this race.

The bookmakers make Dream Of Dreams the 5/2 favourite in their ante-post market. Sir Michael Stoute’s sprinter has been in good form, however, he is 0-5 at Ascot which must be a big concern for supporters of the horse.

Palace Pier to Win Queen Elizabeth II Stakes – 10/11

If you are looking for a NAP selection on British Champions Day, Palace Pier in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes should be for you.

John Gosden’s colt is unbeaten in five outings in his career. His last two wins have come in Group One company as he landed the St James’s Palace Stakes and Prix du Haras Fresnay-le-Buffard Jacques le Marois respectively.

The form of Palace Pier’s last victory has been franked since as the fourth at Deauville, Persian King, has since won the Group One Prix du Moulin de Longchamp. Given he is also lightly raced, there may be a lot more to come from the son of Kingman.

The talented three-year-old should have no problem with ground conditions at Ascot, even if the ground ends up on the heavy side. At 10/11 in the betting, he may not be for everybody, but he looks to have the best chance of any runners across the afternoon.

Pinatubo, Kameko and Circus Maximus all lead the challenge against Palace Pier in the QEII but they need to take a big step forward to get the better of their rival.

British Champions Day takes place on the 17th October, with the opening racing taking place at 1:20. It will be the 10thanniversary of the race day and it promises to be a great occasion


 


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