It will be at Ascot a little later this month that the Betfair Exchange Trophy will be run on the 22nd of December, and if you have a thousand things to do in the run up to Christmas it may be worth placing your bets on that major UK horse race sooner rather than later.
In fact, if you take a look at the current ante post betting market on that race that is on offer at the Paddy Power betting site, then there is no doubt in my mind that you will want to place a bet on your chosen horse to win it, as the odds available on each runner are huge in value!
Each-way sharks are of course going to be out in force for this race for with sites such as Paddy Power going one quarter of the win odds and as they are paying punters out to four places there is load of value on offer, and many punters will be backings several horses each way too.
However, I will leave it up to you as to just which horses you fancy backing, but to give you a good insight into just where the early money is going on this race, below you will find an overview of the horses that are being backed at Paddy Power right now.
Fidux Leading the Betting
There is a favourite to win this race and that horse is Fidux, however it is by no stretch of the imagination a red hot favourite to win it and its current odds to win this race will give you a very indication of that fact and those odds for reference are 8/1.
You will find several joint second favourites and each of them are 10/1 and if backing a second favourite at those huge valued odds then the horses you will need to study the form of and pick one of are Nietzsche, Silver Streak, Man of Plenty, Fiesole, Tornado Watch and Mr Antolini
Bigger Odds Better Value
If you fancy trying to pick out one of the lesser fancies horses to win this race then some to consider backing are Jollys Cracked It, Western Ryder, Mohaayed, Crooks Peak, Countister, Flying Tiger, Mont des Avaloirs and Lisp all on offer at odds of 12/1.
You could also back the likes of Not Never and Call Me Lord at 14/1 or Forecast, Chatez, Cyrus Darius, Brain Power and William H Bonne at 16/1.
There are plenty of 20/1 shots and they are Garo de Juilley, Redicean, Malaya, Old Guard, Ratoute Yutty, Charli Parcs, A Hare Breath, Grand Sancy and We Have A Dream and some 25.1 shot include Lord Napier, Marracudja, Apples Shakira, Court Royale and First Figaro at 25/1.
For those of you who have adopted a strategy of only ever backing the rank outsiders when betting on races of this nature, those outsiders currently are Tara Dylan, Cliffs of Dover, Thistimenextyear, Friday Night Light and John Constable at 33/1.