2021 Balmoral Handicap Betting Odds at Ascot racecourse

Saturday, 16 October 2021

While the 2020 Balmoral Handicap is the lowest-ranked race on the British Champions Day 2020 racecard, this is still a prestigious affair and this is a one-mile encounter where there is £250,000 worth of prize money on the table.

The winner is set to land £62,250 for winning connections and Tempus is currently trading as the favourite to claim the spoils, with Roger Charlton training a horse who has scored two wins this season and you can see why the four-year-old will be a warm order on the Ascot race card.

Tempus won the Unibet You’re On Handicap at Newbury in mid-August before obliging in the Beefeater Handicap at Ascot, although the horse was a good deal more underwhelming when finishing sixth in the Cambridgeshire Handicap despite being sent off as the 4/1 favourite.

Who Are the Other Betting Favourites for Balmoral Handicap?

Bell Rock is looking to build on his decent effort in the Cambridgeshire when the Andrew Balding-trained charge finishing third in this Group 1 encounter and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the four-year-old run into the frame in the Balmoral Handicap.

Matthew Flinders could be the pick of the three-year-olds, with Ed Walker saddling a horse that recently won a one-mile encounter at Doncaster Racecourse, with the runner having finished in the frame in all five starts this season and could be a good each-way bet.

Brian Meehan could have a peach in the form of Raaeq and the three-year-old claimed the spoils in the Bet At racingtv.com Handicap over a mile on good ground, with the horse only being narrowly edged out in a handicap race previously to this at Sandown.

The History of the Balmoral Handicap

This is a fairly recent race that takes place at Ascot Racecourse and is the lowest-grade race on British Champions Day although it’s still an attractive encounter and it’s an opportunity to land some decent prize money as part of an excellent racecard.

The race was originally established in 2014 and this Class 2 encounter is run over a straight mile and no more than twenty horses can enter the race so the cut-off always ensures that only the highest-rated runners line up.

Trainer David O’Meara has claimed victories in two of the previous three renewals, with Escobar and Lord Glitters both successful for this handler, while Roger Varian won the race in 2018 with Sharja Bridge.