Royal Ascot starts on Tuesday 15th June 2021, and lasts 5 days until Saturday 19th June 2021.
We LOVE big horse racing festivals in Matched Betting as they offer us lots of extra opportunities to bag some quick profits.
After the Cheltenham Festival and the Grand National, Royal Ascot and Glorious Goodwood (at the end of July) are two of the major horse racing events to watch our for when you're a Matched Bettor. This is because over such festivals the bookies can push competitive odds, various free bet offers, money back specials, price boosts and additional 'extra place races' than they usually do.
In this article we're going to share a few general tips on Matched Betting the Royal Ascot festival and then a beginners' strategy guide for how you could approach each day of the festival. If you're completely new to Matched Betting, relatively new to Matched Betting, or have never done Matched Betting during a horse racing festival before, you will find this article really helpful.
TIP 1 - Mission CRITICAL!
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TIP 2 - Know the Schedule
Royal Ascot 2021 Races, ITV Races and Highlights
For Matched Betting Royal Ascot 2021 it can be really useful to know the daily race schedules and which races are considered as the ‘highlight’ of each day. Although the bookmakers often run a variety of offers for us to profit from throughout the day some tend to focus their very best offers on either the first race of the day or the ‘highlight’ race.
If you choose to mug bet to try and keep your Matched Betting accounts healthy for as long as possible - knowing which horses and races the punters are eyeing up or focusing on can also be super useful to know. With Smarkets accumulator lay feature, if the odds matches are good, you could also consider doing accumulator mug bets on favourite horses or horses in highlight races (usually Group 1 races) too.
Tuesday, 15th June 2021
14:30 Queen Anne Stakes – Highlight
15:05 Coventry Stakes
15:40 King's Stand Stakes – Highlight - Battash features and likely favourite
16:20 St James' Palace Stakes – Highlight
17:00 Wolferton Stakes
17:35 Ascot Stakes
18:10 Copper Horse Stakes
Wednesday, 16th June 2021
14:30 Queen Mary Stakes
15:05 Queen's Vase
15:40 Duke of Cambridge Stakes
16:20 Prince of Wales's Stakes - Highlight
17:00 Royal Hunt Cup
17:35 Windsor Castle Stakes
18:10 Kensington Palace Stakes
Thursday, 17th June 2021
14:30 Norfolk Stakes
15:05 Hampton Court Stakes
15:40 Riddlesdale Stakes
16:20 Ascot Gold Cup - Highlight - Stradivarius will go for a historic 4th win. Serpentine may rise to the challenge though
17:00 Britannia Stakes
17:35 King George V Stakes
18:10 Buckingham Palace Stakes
Friday, 18th June 2021
14:30 Albany Stakes
15:05 King Edward VII Stakes
15:40 Commonwealth Cup - Highlight
16:20 Coronation Stakes - Highlight
17:00 Sandringham Stakes
17:35 Duke of Edinburgh Stakes
18:10 Palace of Holyroodhouse Stakes
Saturday, 19th June 2021
14:30 Chesham Stakes - Frankie Dettori rides one of the Queen's horses - Reach for the Moon
15:05 Jersey Stakes - Two of the Queen's horses Tactical and Light Refrain will feature (Tactical made a late switch from the St James' Palace Stakes on Tuesday)
15:40 Hardwicke Stakes
16:20 Diamond Jubilee Stakes - Highlight
17:00 Wokingham Stakes - Highlight - Another of the Queen's horses 'King's Lynn' features and appears popular with punters
17:35 Golden Gates Stakes - Another of the Queen's horses Chalk Stream runs.
18:10 Queen Alexandra Stakes
TIP 3 - Don't miss out on a single offer!
Missed offers mean missed profits. Here's how to avoid missing the best offers:
1) Check your emails and texts regularly throughout the day:
Watch out for private or invite-only offers from the bookies coming directly to you. They can sometimes send them last minute so try keep an eye for these throughout the day.
If you receive a private email offer and you're not sure if it's worthwhile doing or not - the best place to ask is in the forum on the topic "Sports - Is this offer worth doing?".
Don't forget to let other members know about the offer - just in case they've received it too. You can do this in the forum in the "Offers posted by members section".
2) Follow the OffersTeamPA on the Forum:
This is absolutely essential for making top profits from reloads in general every single day!
How do you do this?
Open the forum then go to ‘OffersTeamPA’ here
Then click the green plus sign to follow the team and you’ll see every offer that they post in the forum and get a notification pop up each time they do.
3) 'Watch' the following Forum threads:
Another standard essential you should be doing anyway!
The topics we recommend to watch for great profits over Royal Ascot include:
How do you watch a topic?
By selecting the ‘Not Watching’ button on the topic and switching it to ‘Watching’
You will then get notifications pop up every time there is a new post in that topic.
Here’s an example of notifications coming from the Price Boost topic:
TIP 4 - Use Shared Liability
Remember to take advantage of Shared Liability anytime you can. Using this as much as possible will allow you to get more offers done and make more profits.
TIP 5 - Stick to what you know and can do well
Don't be tempted to jump in on the more advanced offers too soon
We all know experienced members, like Toby and Alun, will be smashing the Extra Places out on every horse racing festival they can across the year and you will undoubtedly see members sharing their 'EP Profit Booms' when their horses hit the extra place and potentially make them hundreds of pounds in one go.
If you have not already been practicing Extra Place Offers well before Royal Ascot AND read ALL the guides AND tips on the forum about how to do them, at this point in time, please don't decide to suddenly start trying to do them. Although very profitable they are considered to be an advanced type of Matched Betting offer and therefore need some investment of time to learn and master.
They are profitable to do all year round - so you really don't need to feel like you're missing out. You can learn them later once you're more experienced with other horse racing offers and then be ready to take them on by the end of July as Glorious Goodwood starts.
TIP 6 - Enjoy Matched Betting
Cheer those horses to come in 2nd, 3rd or 4th! 🙂
If you're getting on the horse racing refund offers, it's always good fun to share with the community on Facebook which horse you're cheering on to place (or win, or be beaten by a length etc.) so that you can bag your free bet.
If you're quite new to Matched Betting, to avoid making any mistakes and/or stressing yourself out unnecessarily we do recommend that you get familiar with what to do if you have an unmatched/partially matched bet and also practice using the Fixabet calculator. If you do go astray though don't forget you have our entire support team plus thousands of experienced members all here to help you anytime via the Forum and our Facebook Group.
Beginners Daily Strategy Guide to Matched Betting Royal Ascot 2021
There are loads of profits to be made over the next 5 days but if you’re quite new to Matched Betting it can be easy to get overwhelmed with what to do first. As always, we’re here to help you! Here's a useful strategy guide for how you could choose to approach your day.
- Do any and all Guaranteed Profit Offers first. Any easy Bet & Get offers, risk-free bets (refund if your horse loses) and direct free bets. You don't want to tie up liability (exchange balance) doing Potential Profit offers first then realize you don't have enough to do a Guaranteed Profit Offer.
- Keep an eye on Price Boosts. Throughout the day there will be numerous Price Boosts (enhanced odds) offers available which we can make a quick guaranteed profit from with very little effort. If the boost is on a strong favourite to win you could consider underlaying for a potential larger profit as well.
- Tackle Horse Racing Refunds (a.k.a. ITV Horse Racing) that have the best chance of occurring. On each day there will be a full list of these offers available on the reloads offer main list and on the forum under Sports Reloads Offers > Horse Racing. The top part of the list includes offers that give you a better chance of making a profit on. Complete these first before doing anything else.
- If you've not ever done Extra Places before - tackle any remaining Horse Racing Refunds. If you still have liability left over in your betting exchanges after completing all the 3 steps above, then you could consider also doing some of the refund offers that have a lower chance of occurring. (E.g. £10 free bet if your horse finishes 2nd to the Starting Price (SP) favourite).
- If you've been practicing or already doing Extra Places - tackle these first before the lower value Horse Racing Refunds (4 above). If you still have some liability left over in your betting exchanges then now is the time to get on the Extra Place Offers.
List of useful Matched Betting horse racing guides, tools and resources
The majority of these tools and resources are only available to our Platinum and Diamond Members. All these guides and tools are absolutely essential to have access too before tackling any kind of horse racing reload offers. Without them it’s hard to find enough time to make these offers worthwhile doing as manually searching can take hours.
Match Catcher (horse racing odds matching software)
Bet365 Horse Racing Refunds (a more advanced horse racing refunds offer)
Rule 4 Guide (useful for the Bet365 refund offer)
Extra Place Catcher (horse racing odds matching software)
Each Way Calculator (matched betting calculator)
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