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Tips For The Biggest Horse Races In The World In 2017

Those who follow horse racing closely will know there are a number of leading races left on the calendar around the globe in 2017. The Breeders’ Cup meeting takes place in November from Del Mar, while the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is one of the highlights of the turf campaign in Europe. Here is a look at the best bets for some of those races, which will hopefully help you turn your stake into a tidy profit.

Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe – Chantilly – October 1

Chantilly takes centre stage in France in October as the flat season in Europe comes near to the end with the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe which is a turf race over 2400m. Last year Found was victorious for the fillies and mares against her opposite sex when she proved how good she was for trainer Aidan O’Brien. It is another filly this year which tops the betting to follow in the footsteps of Found as the Oaks winner Enable is +100 to continue her excellent form when she makes the trip to France.

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As much as Enable’s form has been impressive in 2017 with two Classics to her name and a victory in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes against the older generation, her odds are short enough now; therefore, she is worth taking on. The horse which looks excellent value at +1600 is Brametot who would be a popular winner with the locals as he is trained in France by Jean-Claude Rouget. The three-year-colt has been the standout horse in French racing this season with wins coming in the Poule d’Essai des Poulains and the Prix du Jockey Club where he got up late to score by a short-head. As long as he handles the step up in trip again, he should be in contention for the Arc at a track he is unbeaten at.

Champion Stakes – Ascot – October 21

British Champions Day at Ascot has proved a real success since it was launched in 2011. The Champions Stakes is the feature race of the day and this year the betting is dominated by a number of three-year-old horses who will be looking to end the season on a high. The best of the bunch looks to be Barney Roy who has already stepped up against the older generation as he was second in the Eclipse Stakes at Sandwown last month. The St James’s Palace Stakes winner looks to have improved for the step up in trip and is the selection here at +700. If you are having a bet on British Champions Day, look out for all the Oddschecker horse racing tips on the day. The meeting is filled with high-quality action as the best horses from each division take each other one for the last time that year.

Breeders’ Cup Classic – Del Mar – November 4

The Breeders’ Cup Classic is the feature race of the World Championship meeting where the best dirt horses compete over 2000m for one of the biggest prizes in the world. In 2016 Arrogate produced a stunning performance to establish himself as a superstar in the sport. Since then Bob Baffert’s runner has won the Grade One Pegasus World Cup which is an invitational event at Gulfstream Park, while he then travelled to the UAE where he prevailed in the Dubai World Cup on his first run outside of the USA.

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Arrogate recently suffered a surprise defeat in the Grade Two San Diego Handicap at Del Mar where he had an off day for the first time in his career. That loss means the Breeders’ Cup Classic winner can be backed at +162.50 to defend his title in November which could look a huge price after the race. It is therefore worth ignoring his last outing and backing the four-year-old to find his best form again at the end of the year in the Classic.

If you want to look further ahead for a betting opportunity, a number of big races in 2018 are already priced up including the Derby at Epsom, the Dubai World Cup from Meydan and the Dubai Gold Cup from the carnival meeting in the UAE.

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