By Betting Buzz
The Moet & Chandon July Festival runs July 12-14 at the Newmarket Racecourse in England and is widely regarded as one of the best events in the country’s horseracing season.
The action kicks off on Thursday with Ladies Day and is followed up with Feel Good Friday and then Darley July Cup Day.
Thursday’s racing highlight is the bet365 Handicap Stakes (Heritage Handicap) at 3pm. This is a Class 2 race for 3 year olds. According to the latest bet365 odds on July 11, the favorite to take the bet365 Handicap Stakes this year is Tribal Quest at 7/1 followed by Encrypted 15/2, Foxtrot Lady 8/1, Jawwaal 9/1, Savalas at 11/1, Buridan at 11/1, Roussel 12/1, Embour 12/1 and Breathless Tim at 14/1. At the other end of the table, the longshots are Music Society at 50/1, Tricksy Spirit 50/1 and Helvetian at 40/1.
One of the top races on Friday is the popular Tattersails Falmouth Stakes, which is a Group 1 British Champions Series for 3-year-old and up fillies and mares. The favorites to take this Class 1 event (as of July 11) were Alpha Centauri at 4/7, followed by Clemmie 7/1, Threading 7/1, Nyaleti 10/1, Opal Tiara 16/1, Arabian Hope 20/1 and Altyn Orda at 20/1.
The Darley July Cup Stakes takes the spotlight on Saturday as the winner of this Group 1 race is generally regarded as the best sprinter in all of Europe. This is another British Champions Series Class 1 event for 3-year-olds and up. As of July 11 the bet365 odds listed Blue Point as the favorite at 3/1 followed by US Navy Flag 9/2, Eqtidaar 6/1, Sands of Mali 8/1, Dreamfield 9/1, Limato at 10/1, Redkirk Warrior 10/1 and Brando at 14/1. The longshots were Intelligence Cross, Declarationofpeace, and Actress, who were all 66/1.
There is a full schedule of racing each day of the Newmarket July Festival. Be sure to check out the latest bet365 odds on some of the most popular events such as the Bahrain Trophy Stakes, Arqana July Stakes, and Saeed Suhail Saeed Handicap on Thursday; the Silver Bunbury Cup, Duchess Of Cambridge Stakes and Weatherbys British EBF Maiden Stakes on Friday and the bet365 Superlative Stakes, bet365 Bunbury Cup Handicap, and bet365 Mile Handicap on Saturday.
Note: Odds were correct at the time of publishing but are subject to change.