Charlie Mccann of BetVictor.com takes us through Tuesday’s best bets

Charlie Mccann of BetVictor.com takes us through Tuesday’s best bets Thursday’s card at Wincanton has been abandoned because of the prevailing firm ground in the West Country but no problems forecast at Chester who stage their big three-day meeting of the year this week with the Chester Cup Wednesday’s highlight. Blakeney Point has crept into the race at the foot of the weights has been given stall one and at 8/1 with BetVictor he is my each way selection given he is a progressive stayer who has won three of his last four including over two miles on the Roodeye back in September. More of Chester later in the week but they go at Ayr today and Poet’s Reward will be fancied to go one better than when runner up at Newcastle over the minimum […]


Charlie McCann of BetVictor.com previews the weekend’s racing and picks out his best bets

Charlie McCann of BetVictor.com previews the weekend’s racing and picks out his best bets Aidan O’Brien saddles three of the ten colts who will go to post for the Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket this afternoon, including short-priced favourite Churchill, as he bids to land the first classic of the year for a record eighth time. Churchill won his last five juvenile starts including two at Group 1 level but at 5/4 with BetVictor he is reluctantly overlooked despite optimistic noises coming out of Ballydoyle. The favourite ended his 2-y-old campaign by winning the Dewhurst Stakes but the last three O’Brien winners of that contest (Beethoven, War Command and Air Force Blue) never went on as expected. The each way nod goes to the unbeaten Martyn Meade-trained Eminent (3.30) who followed up his win over […]


Charlie McCann of BetVictor.com picks out a few likely bets from Thursday’s cards

Charlie McCann of BetVictor.com picks out a few likely bets from Thursday’s cards Whilst most of the attention has been on the 2000 Guineas in the build up to the first classics of the 2017 flat season, there was a mini-gamble on Winter for Sunday’s Newmarket fillies’ classic. Trained by Aidan O’Brien the daughter of Galileo was trimmed to 8/1 from 12s for the 1000 Guineas at BetVictor although stablemate Rhododendron looks the Ballydoyle first string and remains the solid 2/1 market leader. Fast ground is the order of the day at Redcar where Classical Times (2.30) can make it third time lucky for Peter Chapple-Hyam. The filly had two starts as a juvenile finishing third in a Haydock maiden before finishing a decent fifth (of ten) in a listed contest at Newmarket back in […]


Charlie McCann looks at Wednesday’s cards

BetVictor’s Charlie McCann looks at Wednesday’s cards Saturday’s Qipco 2000 Guineas will have its smallest field for at least 22 years following Monday’s announcement that there were only twelve entries at the five-day stage and it looks odds on that there will be a single-figure field for the first classic of the season – the first time since 1988. Churchill was cut to 6/4 with BetVictor with French raider Al Wukair 7/2, Barney Roy 4s and Eminent 5s. The winner should come from this high-quality quartet. Talking of quality and Ascot stage a couple of Group 3’s and a listed contest this afternoon but we begin our preview with a look at the Fillies’ Conditions Stakes over the round mile. Glitter Girl is the highest rated filly of the 10-strong field but she concedes 3lbs […]


Charlie McCann of BetVictor.com with Tuesday’s best bets

Charlie McCann of BetVictor.com with Tuesday’s best bets The first classics’ of the 2017 flat season are this weekend’s highlight with Churchill the 7/4 favourite for the 2000 Guineas on Saturday. The noises coming out of Ballydoyle are hugely encouraging for favourite backers but their last three Dewhurst Stakes winners (Beethoven, War Command and Air Force Blue) didn’t make the grade as three-year-olds and I am just leaning towards Eminent (11/2 at BetVictor) at this time. There is a competitive card at Nottingham this afternoon with the ground described as good to firm. In the mile maiden for three-year-olds and upwards. Richard Fahey’s Lord Commander (2.40) ran well over a mile at York on his racecourse debut back in October and may not have quite got home over 1m 2f at Redcar on his seasonal […]