Horse Racing Ante-post Tips
The world of Horse Racing Ante-post Tips is a particular niche in horse racing betting. The term ante-post refers to a form of betting done traditionally before the course’s markets opened for a particular race. These days ante-post betting is normally offered on the better races and would normally close a day before the race itself.
Ante-post tips can be extremely valuable and will almost always give you bigger odds than you would get on the day of the race. The drawback comes if your horse doesn’t make it to the race for reasons like injury or rerouting. In that case your stake is lost.
The popularity of ante-post betting is growing but it’s still only favoured by a minority. People don’t like having their money tied up for long periods and sometimes that is the case with ante-post betting. They could be bets struck in January in anticipation of getting a value bet for a race run in April.
Betting Cheltenham ante-post is probably the most common set of races for ante-post bettors. Markets for the Cheltenham Festival are up a year before in the cases of the big, prestigious Championship races. Betting ante-post on the Champion Chase, the Arkle and the Gold Cup is particularly popular.
Royal Ascot Ante-post
Second in the most popular meeting for Ante-post bets are the Royal Ascot Ante-post markets. Betting ante-post on the Queen Anne, the Commonwealth Cup and the Ascot Gold Cup is something that real flat racing fans would get interested in.
Grand National Ante-post
Betting on the Grand National ante-post is something that only betting enthusiasts tend to do. Joe Public will bet his Grand National tips on the day of the race. The Grand National with so many runners not certain to get in until the weights are announced makes for a difficult ante-post betting market.