July Festival 2020 – Info, History, Tips And Loads More
Last updated & tested: 2020-01-07
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The July Festival 2020 is a three-day Flat horse racing meeting at Newmarket racecourse that takes place in July on a track named after the month that runs from Thursday to Saturday. Although not raced exclusively on here, July Festival runners are always high-calibre horses because of the prizes on offer. We’re giving July Festival tips on races like the Group 1 Falmouth Stakes for fillies and mares, a hot handicap in the form of the Bunbury Cup and the eponymous July Cup – the premier midsummer sprint over 6f which attracts horses from all over the world.
As ever with horse racing from Newmarket, there’s a variety of great thoroughbred action involving promising juveniles to older sorts. The Group 3 Bahrain Trophy over 1m 5f is a three-year-olds only trial for the St Leger, for example, while the 7f Group 2 Superlative Stakes is one to keep an eye on for future Classic contenders. As the July Festival at Newmarket is at a discrete interval between Royal Ascot and Glorious Goodwood, it fits nicely into the racing calendar as owners and trainers target top prizes at some or all three of these main summer meetings on the Flat.
All the July Festival tips you could want
We’ve got fancies at the July Festival 2020 and at meetings beyond Newmarket across both the level and National Hunt horse racing here at OpenOdds. Whatever the big action is, you can be sure we’ll have a view on it and our expert tipsters take time to do all the research and know all the form to help you make the right choice. It’s inevitable sometimes that we have to side with the favourite because, on all known information, they are impossible to oppose. We are not averse, however, to taking them on if the value bet lies elsewhere.
There are often dangers in these competitive races, so we’ll identify who those are for you too. Big field handicaps like the Bunbury Cup at Newmarket racecourse attract many entries and that is where each-way betting truly comes into its own. We’ll assess all the July Festival runners here and pick out a dark horse that could easily outrun its odds into a place. We look at these outsiders because bookmakers will often offer enhanced terms on races where there is definitely some value in seeking a horse to make the frame. You’ll get all the options covered thanks to our latest July Festival tips.
Tips for the July Festival
- Make sure you are wagering on the value bet
- Keep an eye on bookmakers enhanced offers
- Ensure you are getting the best price
- Check out last year’s odds!
Want the best prices? You can find them through our odds comparison tool
The July Festival at Newmarket is no different to any other horse racing event in that tracking down the best prices used to be something of a challenge. Back in the day, you’d have to go to different bookies’ shops in search of the best odds. With the digital age and the rise of online betting, you then had to visit websites instead. Now, it makes sense to let someone else do the legwork for you. That’s where our odds comparison tool comes in. You can use it to find the horse you want to back and the best prices from a whole host of bookmakers that operate in the UK and Ireland. Just treat the tool like a search engine and you can even filter results (horses sometimes have multiple entries before final declarations are known), so you can only see the betting information on the race you’re after. We’ve even built in a couple of handy extras! As well as tracking down the best odds easily and where to get them, members of the OpenOdds betting community have rated all the featured sportsbooks on our site. There are also details of the welcome bonuses offered to new customers by these online bookmakers. We added this because – you never know – the bookie that is top price on the horse you fancy might not be one which you already have an account with.
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You’ll find every racecourse covered here
Newmarket racecourse is just one of many tracks in the UK and Ireland to host top class horse racing. It’s called the headquarters of the Flat for a reason as like other places, notably Epsom, Goodwood and York, they are the only type of races staged at the Suffolk venue. Other racecourses are what you call dual purpose in that they host both action on the level and in the National Hunt sphere. Ascot and Doncaster are prominent examples of such tracks, while there are also jumps only venues and none more so than Cheltenham where the four-day Festival attracts the top hurdlers and chasers from throughout the British Isles in March. Whatever type of horse racing you’re into in the UK and Ireland, here at OpenOdds we’ve got it covered! From Aintree to York and everything in-between, all the main tracks from England, Scotland, Wales and the island of Ireland have full coverage when a big race is on the card. Whether it’s group racing on the Flat, a graded hurdle, chase or National Hunt bumper or handicap in either code, our experts are bound to have a view and that’s where things like the July Festival tips come in.
All major events including the July Festival at Newmarket
The July Festival 2020 is an undoubted highlight in the Flat horse racing calendar, but there is so much more going on throughout the year at Newmarket and beyond to consider! This track is also home of the season opening Craven meeting in April, Future Champions Festival in October, big prize handicaps like the Cambridgeshire and Cesarewitch and not forgetting the first Classics of the year in May; the 1000 and 2000 Guineas. July Festival runners may come from these events at the track or from elsewhere. Royal Ascot, the Dante and Ebor Festivals at York, the Oaks and Derby at Epsom, St Leger at Doncaster and various meetings at Haydock including the Sprint Cup can all provide clues too. These are main events on the level, while we make sure we’ve got the National Hunt scene covered too. All roads over jumps lead to the Cheltenham Festival in March and Grand National at Aintree in April with other notable horse racing galas in Ireland to take in to. We’re talking about the Christmas and Dublin Racing Festivals at Leopardstown and then the big end of season meeting at Punchestown too! We’ve got our eye on all this and much more for horse racing.
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Some expert advice to consider around the July Festival 2020
As a punter, we understand you want to know the latest up to date information about July Festival runners and entries for all the big events in horse racing. That’s why the OpenOdds team are on the case waiting for them to be revealed. By the same token, if you’re looking at taking a punt on a major handicap like the Cesarewitch or the Grand National we also know it’s important to provide details of what the weights are and should a horse be withdrawn that has the potential to affect them then you need to know about it. We always take a betting first approach to our racing news coverage on the site, so you’re left in no doubt what the latest entries and weights mean as you prepare to back horses.
We also strive to leave all our readers better informed. Whether you’re new to gambling or a seasoned pro, our experts provide detailed articles explaining all the related terms to horse racing and betting written in plain English. It’s important to feel confident when taking a punt and while that comes from experience there’s no harm in us giving fledgling gamblers a little help along the way with advice and glossary articles. You’ll soon know the difference between an allowance race and a handicap and a whole host of other racing terminology.