The inaugural BettingGods.com Spring Festival took place on Tuesday 23 May at Nottingham Racecourse and, as hopefully a good time was had by all, we thought we’d take a look back at the day’s horse racing action.
Personal thanks are passed to all members who attended, industry friends, tipsters who attended and especially everyone from Nottingham Racecourse who was involved in making this an amazing, successful day for all involved.
2.00 The BettingGods.com Quentin Franks Racing EBF Novice Stakes
It was no surprise that the Richard Fahey trained newcomer Panophobia was sent-off favourite, but he and fellow newcomers Master Grey and Macho Guest ran very green throughout the race, whilst the once raced Global Exceed and Zain Flash failed to build on their initial runs. That wasn’t the case for Green Power though who, despite finishing last but one on his debut, stepped-up to land a late gamble as he held on from another horse that was well-backed late on, Raydiance. The two pulled 9-lengths clear of the third.
The winning prize was presented by Betting Gods Ltd founder and director, Darren Moore.
2.30 The BettingGods.com Master Racing Tipster Handicap
Father McKenzie was punted into 3/1 having been available at double those odds in the early-price markets, whilst the steady early gamble on Seaview also rewarded each-way money as they respectively finished third and second. However, both of them succumbed to a powerful finish by the unexposed Fantasy Keeper who, despite there being little money around for him, made it back-to-back wins in the race for trainer Mick Appleby.
We were delighted to see our special guest, Dan Flanagan of Honest Betting Reviews present the winning prize.
3.00 The BettingGods.com Value Racing Tips Handicap
Favourite Coeur de Lion had an obvious chance returning to the flat having had a productive winter over hurdles. Many people’s idea of the banker of the meeting, he duly landed odds of even-money as he sauntered to an easy 3-length win from stablemate McCools gold, giving great satisfaction to Rob of Value Racing Tips who had not only tipped and backed the selection but also awarded it Best Turned Out before the race too.
3.30 The BettingGods.com Sports Guru British EBF Fillies’ Handicap
The betting-market was all over the place throughout the day but an early gamble on Harebell, that had seen her cut to 4/1 was landed, despite the fact she drifted back out to 7/1 on course after a sustained gamble on the eventually unplaced favourite Marilyn.
4.00 The BettingGods.com Free Racing Tips British EBF Maiden Stakes
The off-course and on-course markets were again polarised as Sporting Times was very popular in the early markets, but was uneasy on course before finishing fourth. Meanwhile, Stararchitecture drifted out to 8/1 in the morning, but was backed into 9/2 to land some each-way money in third. There was also plenty of on-course money for the runner-up Maratha, however it was an easy win for 9/1 chance Envoy in the end, who had obviously improved for being gelded since finishing out of the frame on his first two starts.
4.30 The BettingGods.com Big Race Bookie Busters Classified Stakes
There was little confidence behind favourite Al Nafoorah after several Ed Dunlop trained runners had already run below expectations earlier in the afternoon. However, there was also little confidence behind anything else, although Musikel landed each-way support from 12/1 into 8/1, and those two filled the places behind Dragon’s Voice who was making his turf debut after three unsuccessful runs on the all-weather.
5.00 The BettingGods.com Free Betting Tips Handicap
The last race was a long time to wait for the Betting Gods nap-of-the-day, but at least it obliged at odds of 2/1 having been recommended at 5/2 earlier in the day. It was a case of only just though as he got up to win by a neck from Borough Boy, to make it 3 wins from 3 visits to Nottingham for inform trainer Robert Cowell.
Best turned our was judged by our guest, Jamie Lakin. The winning prize was presented by Julie Moore, a member of the Betting Gods support team.