Future Champions Day 2013: Tips for Runners and Riders on Newmarket Racecard

Nick AkermanFeatured ColumnistOctober 12, 2013

YARMOUTH, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 17: Ryan Moore poses at Yarmouth racecourse on September 17, 2013 in Yarmouth, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)
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Future Champions Day is set to be a glorious event at the Newmarket race course, but in order to make it a little sweeter, it's time to consider which horses to bet on.

Before we crack on with top betting tips, it's best to ensure you have the packed schedule nailed down.

NEWMARKET, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 27: Paul Hanagan rides Soft Falling Rain to win The Nayef Joel Stakes at Newmarket racecourse on September 27, 2013 in Newmarket, England. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)
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Top Tips to Earn Serious Money

Once you've looked over the running order, it's time to consider which contenders can make you a swift buck. Edging away from the bookmakers' favourites, here's a quartet of horses to back in the televised races, all of whom offer great odds in comparison to their ability:

Dubai Challenge Stakes

The first televised race of the day is an extremely difficult one to call. Little separates a 14-strong field that is crammed with talent, but it’s Sabrina Harty's Ansgar who should grab your attention.

This five-year-old has progressed excellently across the past 12 months. Once used as a handicapper, two wins at the end of 2012 saw many take notice. Ryan Cleary has saddled Ansgar since Aug. 2013 and has finished in the top two in three of his five races with the Bay Gelding.

The duo recently claimed victory at Curragh across eight furlongs, and have excelled in shorter distance races ever since. Ansgar appears to lose steam when travelling further, as highlighted by his eighth position in Curragh’s 10 furlong course.

With the Dubai Challenge Stakes opening proceedings at seven furlongs, smart punters will get behind a horse that looks to be getting stronger as its experience grows.

Vision.ae Middle Park Stakes

Speaking of in-form horses, Supplicant immediately jumps out as an excellent bet during the day’s second race.

Three consecutive wins across Ripon and Newbury saw Tony Hamilton claim glory, but the two-year-old’s last race with Ryan Moore ended in a disappointing fifth-place finish at Goodwood.

While Moore has been in sparkling form away from riding Supplicant—racking up five wins in the last week—Newmarket is the right time for the jockey to make good on his previous showing on the back of Supplicant.

With hat-trick of wins across at this distance, odds of 8-1 are relatively generous, especially when there doesn’t seem to be a clear-cut winner on the field.

NEWBURY, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 21:  Tony Hamilton riding Supplicant win The Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury racecourse on September 21, 2013 in Newbury, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)
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Dubai Dewhurst Stakes

Anjaal is still getting used to racing and has been used sparingly by trainer Richard Hannon.

The two-year-old Chestnut Colt will make his first step onto a course that sits at seven furlongs, progressing from wins at five and six furlongs respectively.

Paul Hanagan oversaw Anjaal’s Newmarket win in July, a race which also saw the horse progress in distance. As such, those looking to take a smart gamble should be drawn to odds of 7-1, particularly fruitful when you consider Anjaal currently has a win percentage of 67 percent, or 100 percent with Hanagan in the saddle.

There’s little to choose from in this six-strong field, so stick with the form horse.

NEWMARKET, ENGLAND - MARCH 29:  Sir Mark Prescott talks to the press about his 1000 Guineas contender Hooray at Heath House Stables on March 29, 2011 in Newmarket, England.  (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
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 Betfred Cesarewitch

One of the most anticipated races sees 34 horses line up along two miles and two furlongs. Although tempting to plump for one of the runners with higher odds, Pallasator is definitely worth placing some money on.

The four-year-old Bay Gelding—trained by Sir Mark Prescott—has an excellent relationship with jockey Luke Morris. Out of three races jockeyed by Morris, Pallasator has emerged victorious twice.

Morris’ form has seen his results challenge for victory across the past two weeks, but a number of finishes outside the top order ensures he has improving to do.

A duo of second-place finishes at Pontefract whets the appetite for a jockey who will strive to outrun the rest in the last televised race of the day.