If you have the July Cup at Newmarket pencilled in as one of the races you fancy betting on this month, then you will need to start making up your mind as to just which horse is likely to win it, as the ante post betting markets on that race are beginning to see an increase in their betting volumes.
The more money that is placed on such betting markets the much more likely you are to see the horse you do fancy winning having its odds reduced, if that horse is one of the favourites to win and the one other punters are backing.
That is certainly something that is happening right now at betting site such as Bruce Betting, for Blue Point which is the horse it appears most punters do fancy to win can now be had at odds of 7/2 which are much lower than they were not too long ago!
However, when you do look at the makeup of this year’s July Cup there is a lot to be said about the chances of Blue Point and I would certainly not put you off betting on it, just make sure that you do so sooner rather than later for I do have a sneaky suspicion its odds are going o continue to drop over the days ahead.
U S Navy Flag and Harry Angel are the Joint 2nd Favourites
As the July Cup at Newmarket is a race that is run over just 6 furlongs, then the jockeys do need to ensure they get a good position and they will as always need everything to fall into place are they are riding their mounts out.
Therefore any failings in Blue Point the current favourite are going to be exposed by many of the other horses, and two that many punters do seem to think have what it takes to win this race, based on the current betting patterns on those horses are U S Navy Flag and Harry Angel who have both been backed down to odds of just 6/1!
Other Possible Winners of the July Cup
It is hard to see any further than any of the three horses I have mentioned up above winning this race, but experience will have taught you to never underestimate the chances of some of the other runners in a race such as the July Cup, for there has of course been some big priced winners over the years.
An each-way bet may be one that you are much more likely to want to place on his race, and if so then with Bruce Betting for example offering punters one fifth of the odds on the first three runners on all each-way bets struck on their ante post betting market for this race that does open up a few other horses for you to back.
Take for example Eqtidaar at 8/1 that does look like a rock solid each-way bet, however there is also a lot to be said of the chances of horses such as Sands Of Mali at 10/1 and possibly also Limato at 12/1 being able to fill one of the first three places.