Newbury is the other track in the hot-seat, with the Ladbrokes Trophy their feature contest. Perhaps the biggest staying handicap of the season, it can give Gold Cup hints. We’ll have horse racing and ITV Racing tips for all the feature action!
If you’re a fan of the bigger prices, then I’ve got a treat for you! Plenty of competitive races give me the chance to find some bigger-priced fancies and you can take advantage of them with bet365, with details of their ITV 4/1+ Offer below!
1.50 Newbury – Colonial Dreams (22/1)
He was very disappointing in two starts last season, but Colonial Dreams is surely capable of better for his top connections. He looked highly promising in 2018/2019, including an impressive victory at Sandown in a competitive heat off five pounds lower.
Both his starts since have been well below that standard, proving too keen on both occasions and weakening late on. He can go well fresh and with a year to mature, you’d hope that he may be more relaxed this season.
If he’s able to drop his head this season, this mark is well within range. He’ll have his ideal conditions and he’s certainly not one to write off just because of last season’s disappointments.
3.00 Newbury – Beware The Bear (28/1)
Finishing fourth in this race twelve months ago, Beware The Bear looks a huge price to go close again twelve months on for Nicky Henderson. A quirky stayer, he has bundles of stamina, as proven by Henderson’s omission that he’ll be campaigned towards the Grand National.
He was seen on just two occasions last season, reappearing in the Ladbrokes Trophy, as he is today. Ridden along a fair way from home, he kept grinding away and was beaten just two lengths. His sole subsequent run came over hurdles at Cheltenham, where he ran a fair race given the race didn’t go his way.
With plenty of pace entered, he’ll get his ideal scenario, an end to end, relentless gallop. He races off the same rating as twelve months ago and he should be flying at the death under Jeremiah McGrath.
3.15 Newcastle – Charmant (25/1)
A twenty-three length winner at Wetherby over 2m 3f last season, the step up in distance can help matters for Charmant. James Ewart’s charge was pulled up at the Festival subsequent to that Wetherby run, but he was set a very tough task all things considered.
He was entitled to need the run on return at Wetherby last month and should come on markedly for that effort. Dropped five pounds by the handicapper since, a step up to the 2m 7f distance today really shapes as though it’ll suit, especially on a better surface.
Still lightly-raced over fences, he looks to have an excellent each-way chance under the Champion Jockey, Brian Hughes.
bet365 ITV 4/1+ Offer
bet365 have continued their brilliant 4/1+ offer for ITV racing, which is a great way to snag some extra value to your winning bets.
Back the winner of any race on ITV, at 4/1 or bigger, and you’ll get a risk free bet on the next ITV race up to £50!
As it’s risk free, you get refunded in stone-cold cash, rather than as a free bet, making it the equivalent of a whole extra point of value!
Full T&Cs apply and are listed below.
bet365 ITV 4/1+ Offer Terms & Conditions
Back any single winner at 4/1 or more on any race televised live on ITV Racing and you can have a risk free bet to the same stake (up to £50*) on the next race broadcast live on ITV Racing. This offer applies to the FIRST single bet placed by a customer on each race shown live on ITV Racing.
If your risk free bet also wins at odds of 4/1 or more, you qualify for a risk free bet on the next race televised live on ITV Racing. Keep backing those winners and bet365 will keep giving you risk free bets! If your risk free bet loses, your stake (up to £50*) will be refunded to your account.
This offer will not apply where a stake has been fully Cashed Out. Where a stake has been partially Cashed Out, any refund amount or subsequent risk free bet amount will be equal to the remaining active stake. If a qualifying bet is edited using our Edit Bet feature, any refund amount will be equal to the new stake and not the original stake. Where a risk free bet is changed using Edit Bet, no refund will be given and the offer will no longer apply. Where more than one selection in the same race is placed on the same bet slip, the first selection is deemed to be the one which is highest on the bet slip. Offer applies to bets placed on Win and Each-Way Fixed Odds markets and Enhanced Place Terms markets only. All other markets, including adjusted place terms (Each Way Extra), Ante-Post bets and Tote/Pari-Mutuel/Colossus (bets and dividends), are excluded from this offer.
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