The Ascot Festival provides three days of high class racing action between 26 – 28 September with each day offering tremendous Ascot Festival betting opportunities. The Festival went into racing folklore when, in 1996, Frankie Dettori defied incredible Ascot Festival odds to when ride all seven winners
Two Group One races guarantee serious Ascot festival bets
That day saw bookmakers lose fortunes as masses of winning Ascot Festival bets rolled up on Dettori’s rides with some punters gaining the biggest win of their lives as the Ascot festival odds multiplied on their winning bets.
The highlight on day one (Friday) is the £250,000 Watership Down Stud Sales race for two year olds and gets the Ascot Festival betting off to a good start with many of the large number of runners sure to attract market support.
Saturday is day two of the Ascot Festival and the two feature Group 1 events ensure maximum public participation in Ascot Festival bets. The Group1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, run over a mile, has been won by horses of the very highest class over the years, including the great Dubai Millenium in 1999 and more recently the top class pair of Rakti and George Washington. All three carried plenty of public confidence and serious Ascot Festival bets were noted and reflected in the Ascot Festival betting odds.
The other Group 1 is the Meon Valley Stud Fillies’ Mile, whilst the Group Two Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes for potential Derby horses of next season will provoke further significant Ascot Festival bets.
Ascot Festival odds to suit all manner of punters
The tremendous variety of Group class action, top handicaps, and quality conditions and maiden events, ensures there are Ascot Festival odds on offer to suit everyone. Whether punters prefer to back favourites or outsiders in the 2008 Ascot Festival betting, the fixture has it all.
The third and final day of the Ascot Festival offers the Group 2 John Guest Diadem Stakes and the Group 3 Grosvenor Casinos Cumberland Lodge Stakes, with supporting races over a range of distances that will guarantee Ascot Festival odds that will prove irresistible to serious punters as well as those playing for smaller stakes.