Top 10 Prospects on Horse Racing: A Jimmy Daytona x Total Frat Move Collaboration
Horse racing is one of the oldest forms of sports that’s still going strong today. And when you think of modern-day horse racing, the UK scene comes to mind automatically. Races like the Cheltenham Festival, Grand National, and Royal Ascot have kept the enthusiasts fed for a very long time.
When horse racing is concerned, the idea of horse racing betting comes up involuntarily. Popular culture has shown the thrill of horse betting by placing money on the fastest horses for years! We’ve got you covered if you want to bet on horse racing online in the UK.
Well, to be precise, Jimmy Daytona got you covered. If you’ve been following the Total Frat Move, you may already know who he is. Jimmy is a betting expert from BetZillion who’s here yet again to shed light on the top 10 prospects on racing!
But before he can share his picks for the upcoming races, he wants to be educated on the legal situation of betting in the country.
Jimmy Daytona to Total Frat Move: Is Horse Racing Betting Legal in the UK?
It certainly is. Jimmy answered without any 2nd thoughts. But it was expected from him. He’s been working in the industry for a very long time.
Because betting has been legal in the UK for a very long time? The government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS) is responsible for regulating all gambling activities in the country.
However, you might be more familiar with the “Gambling Commission” than DCMS. Whatever the case is, Jimmy wants you to know that all kinds of betting, including horse racing, are legal in the UK.
It’s not only legal online but also offline. Betting is an integral part of Great Britain’s history. Bookmakers like Ladbrokes, PaddyPower, and Betfred still have physical shops all over the country to accept bets from punters!
Top 10 Prospects on Horse Betting in the UK
The national authority to regulate horse betting in the UK is the British Horseracing Authority (BHA). It’s been in operation since 2007 due to the merger between Horseracing Regulatory Authority and British Horseracing Board.
If you look into the history of horse racing in the UK, you’ll notice that 2 different types of races are most popular among the viewers as well as the punters. The flat races and the national hunt races.
In simple words, flat races are straightforward races purely based on speed. There are no obstacles on the way.
The National Hunt races, on the other hand, are not as straightforward. Based on the nature of the race, there can be many obstacles to make the encounter more engaging and thrilling.
In this section, Jimmy Daytona will share his top 10 prospects on horse betting in the country. 5 for flat races and 5 for national hunt races. If you’re still unclear, he’s referring to the jockeys who run the races. According to the BHA, there are about 450 licensed jockeys and 300 amateur riders. Jimmy will only include jockeys because they get the longest odds for betting.
- Oisin Murphy
With over 153 wins and a 22% strike rate, Oisin Murphy has been dominating the flat horse racing scene in Britain for quite some time now. He has a whopping 1,195 wins from his 7,304 rides in his career. It might not look like much in terms of numbers, but that’s a great achievement for any professional jockey. He’s a flat race pro, and you should certainly bet if you find his name.
- William Buick
William Buick is riding on Oisin Murphy’s tail with a very intimidating 151 wins and a 21% strike rate. He’s won 1,480 of 8,466 races in Great Britain. So, in retrospect, he has more experience than Jimmy's previous pick. The statistics might put Oisin over William, but you never know when experience might outweigh raw talent. So, never miss a chance to bet on William Buick.
- Tom Marquand
With a massive gap from the first 2 prospects on Jimmy's list, Tom Marquand is riding on the 3rd position for flat racing. He has won a respectable 117 races in the Flat Jockeys Championship and has a strike rate of 16%.
- David Probert
With 93 wins and a 15% strike rate, David Probert is Jimmy's 4th prospect in the Flat Jockeys Championship. Among his 11,443 rides in his career, he won 1,301. That’s a lot of experience that might come in handy in horse racing betting.
- Hollie Doyle
87 wins in only 592 rides. Hollie Doyle seems to be the new-age star of the Flat Jockey Championship. Also, she’s only 25 years old with a massive 4,733 rides experience. Her ratios are by far the best among all the prospects.
- Brian Huges
Jimmy is already done with the flat races, and he’s about to the National Hunt Jockey Championship prospects. The current leader is Brian Hughes, with a mind-boggling 187 wins from 869 races only. This ratio is shockingly good when you factor in the obstacles for national hunt races.
- Harry Skelton
Harry Skelton might be in the 2nd position for national hunt races, but his difference with Brian is almost equal to his total wins, which is 98. It’s incredible how the 1st and 2nd prospects for the same league can have a title difference of 89! Nonetheless, Harry Skelton is an amazing prospect for horse racing betting in the UK!
- Sam Twiston-Davies
At the moment, Sam Twiston-Davies is tied with Harry Skelton regarding the number of wins. However, Harry is still ahead because he only attended 465 races while Sam attended 675 races. The difference might come down in the next few championships.
- Harry Cobden
With a massive strike rate of 22%, Harry Cobden is on the same level as Brian Hughes and Oisin Murphy. Harry has only ridden 378 times, the least among all 10 prospects on Jimmy's list! He’s a great contender for horse racing betting because he can count on his riding skills!
- Sean Bowen
Last but not least, we have Sean Bowen on the list. He’s currently the winner of 81 races in the National Hunt Jockey Championship with a strike rate of 18%. So, if you find a market on Sean with long odds, you shouldn’t miss the chance to place a bet.
Jimmy Daytonas Tips to Total Frat Move Readers for Horse Racing Betting
You already have the list of best horse racing betting sites from BetZillion as well as the list of prospects. To top off your experience, here are some tips from the man himself.
- Look out for the bookmakers’ tips. No, it’s not tipped as helpful advice. It’s tips from 3rd parties on prospective wins.
- Compare odds between different bookmakers to find the longest ones
- Don’t put your faith in a jockey or a horse blindly. Do the research
- Keep tabs on the latest news on the BHA page or any other 3rd party to learn about injuries, new developments, etc!
Photo “Black and white horse racing” by Pardeep Bhakar (unsplash.com)
Horse racing is an immensely enjoyable activity in the UK, and all online punters would agree. Among all the offered sports, horse racing is one of the oldest and has the richest history. Now you know who are the best prospects for racing too!