Everyone loves betting on all of the major UK horse racing events, and Glorious Goodwood ranks as one of the very best. Not only that but it comes after Cheltenham Festival and the Grand National, taking place in June, so it’s something punters look forward to even when some of their favourite races have been and gone.
All horse racing festivals as gigantic as Glorious Goodwood play host to a practically endless list of horses racing for that all-important first place finish. It can be a big ask to come up with reliable horse racing tips by yourself but for those lacking in knowledge over picking bets, The Winners Enclosure provide regular goodwood racing tips for every race taking part throughout the festival.
When creating your own bets for a horse racing festival as action-packed as Glorious Goodwood, it would be advised to back them far in advance, as it usually leads to you gaining the best possible odds. This is best known as ante post betting and is a reliable method for frequent punters. Some bookmakers will even allow you to bet at any odds before offering you the strongest possible price on the market but backing early will secure the strongest starting price for certain.
Another way to make sure you’re backing your chosen horse at the best possible odds is to shop around before wagering your bet. Every bookmaker has a different reason to bet with them, so it would be foolish to pick one on face value, so check out the various incentives for every bookie, as it could make a big difference to your returns if the bet results in your favour.
There are a handful of rules that apply to picking horse tips that stand a chance of landing. We’ve already mentioned how getting the best possible odds is beneficial to those who want to get the most out of their bet but how you choose your selections can be especially troublesome. Firstly, picking the outright favourite for a given race isn’t always the way to go.
The favourite being given the shortest odds will obviously be backed up by solid statistics over past races and form on similar ground but it’s in no way a sign that it’s definitely the winning horse. Some outside nags can be worth considering, as any with a high place ratio can be given gigantic odds even just to place. We’d always advise for you to do your own research, as it can be revealing to the horses you’re getting behind.
Day one of Goodwood 2017 had some big shocks, with horses priced at 7/4, 6/1, 20/1, 33/1, 50/1 and 100/1 taking first place in each race. Surprises on the opening day of festivals appear frequently, making it more tempting to avoid favourites on day one and look at some of the tempting outsiders.
Further winners with longer prices continued to win in the other three days of Glorious Goodwood but there was far more consistency, with it surfacing more on being a battle between the top few favourites in almost every race. This shows that it could be best to back the more likely horses to win at later stages, as the opening day can be a gamble, even in horse racing events as massive as Glorious Goodwood.