The Royal Ascot is just a day away with the first elite races beginning on Tuesday and continuing through Saturday. The event is expected to have a lot of eyeballs glued to it, and not least a record-setting number of wagers.
After the pandemic, pent-up demand has already translated into a big total handle for the horse racing betting industry. This is precisely what Business Day, a publication, says will happen with the upcoming event.
Royal Ascot to Drive Bookie Business
With crowds returning and the event canceled in 2020, there is a lot of hype about the horse racing week. There will be many wagers going down as a result, and many worthwhile contenders, including Coroebus, Baaeed, Golden Pal, and more. Breeders and jockeys made full good use of the past two years to ensure that their horses will run their best game. Sports betting shops are equally happy with the expected developments.
While no exact figures were cited by the media, there seems to be plenty of interest from companies who predict that the most prominent horses will elicit the strongest betting handle. Paddy Power’s Paul Binfield seems confident that the aforementioned trio of horses will really get people out there and betting. Binfield added:
“We’ll see plenty of accumulators with these three and whatever Frankie Dettori is riding on day one. It will give the odds boffins real headaches.”
Paddy Power’s Paul Binfield
Many Dark Horses and Accumulator Bets
But it’s not just British contenders that are looking to make headlines. Glen Boss, a three-time Melbourne Cup jockey winner, is confident that the Australian sprinter Nature Strip has a very good chance to throw a spanner in the works and elicit a few alternative outcomes of the race. According to Boss, Nature Strip has the makings of a winner and it’s a definite dark horse for the upcoming racing events.
The Royal Ascot will be about all types of races that will prove a true test of mettle for the participants. Meanwhile, bettors will probably be going strong on the accumulators involving Golden Pal, Baaeed, and Coroebus, among dozens of other worthy contenders.