BACK-TO-LAY: RACING FUTURES

Find a range of Betfair Exchange racing futures trading options from Betting Expert Linton Chataway in Back-to-lay: Racing Futures. One of the unique opportunities at Betfair is the ability to Back and Lay horses as they fluctuate.

Back at high odds and Lay off when the odds shorten in Racing Futures / Antepost markets. Our expert will provide his trading betting strategies and analysis for some of Australia’s biggest races in the Futures/Antepost markets.


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RACING FUTURES | THE GOLDEN EAGLE

RACE OVERVIEW

The Golden Eagle is a new race first run in 2019. The race was designed to provide connections of young horses, a rich incentive to continue to race on into their 4yo season. The race is restricted to 4yo horses and is run at Rosehill racecourse over 1500m. The Golden Eagle will be held on the 29th October in 2022.

BETTING STRATEGY

Stable won the race last year with I’m Thunderstruck and they have indicated that Illation will be following a similar path for his upcoming preparation. Not many horses come straight out of maiden grade to win at listed level so impressively but this colt has done just that.

Starting prices have been very short in all career starts so I expect him to be hard in the market for a Golden Eagle if he makes it to the race fit and healthy.

BACK (WIN) — Illation at $8+ for 4 units

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RACING FUTURES | COX PLATE 

RACE OVERVIEW

The Cox Plate (2040m) will be held on the 22nd October and is Australia’s premiere weight-for-age race held at Moonee Valley. Last won by International raider State Of Rest in 2021 who edged out Anamoe in an exciting finish that included plenty of action in the Stewards room post race. 

BETTING STRATEGY

It has been confirmed by connections that the main target is now to return to Australia to target the Cox Plate for his last career start before retiring to stud. Looking at the rest of the field I feel there are knocks and many question marks on some of the other market fancies returning at peak fitness and reaching their past peaks. Based on this he should be the current favourite in the market at this point in time so I am happy to play at the price available.

BACK (WIN) — State Of Rest at 6+ for 2 units

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RACING FUTURES | SUMMARY OF BETS

MARKETS BET INTO

Golden Eagle – Illation at $8 or better
Cox Plate – State Of Rest at $6 or better

MARKETS WHERE HORSES HAVE FIRMED

TBC

WHEN TO TRADE OUT 

Golden Eagle – Race day 29th October. Expect to trade out at $4 or less. A $100 bet at $8+ could be capitilised on in the following ways, if the horse comes into our target price. My preference is to underlay or to just leave the original stake – depending on the makeup of the field and the form of Illation leading into the race.

Cox Plate – Race day 22nd October. Expect to trade out at $4.50 or less – A $100 bet at $6 could be capitilised on in the following ways, if the horse comes into our target price. My preference is to underlay or to just leave the original stake – depending on the makeup of the field and the form of State Of Rest leading into the race.

MARKETS BET INTO WHERE HORSES HAVE FIRMED WHEN TO TRADE (LAY) OUT
Golden Eagle (Illation at $8+) TBC At $4 or less
Cox Plate (State of Rest at $6+) TBC At $4.50 or less

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