15:00 Millennium Millionaire Handicap Odds & Tips: Unibet offer 9/4 on Australis – 8th August 2020

Can Australis hold off a tough field for positive score on the turf?

Horse Racing Betting

The Millennium Millionaire Handicap odds come from Race 5 at Ascot on Saturday, part of a fantastic card for the day from the track.

This is a Class 2 handicap race which is a 2m trip for the runners.

There are 11 declared for the contest which is open to 4 year olds and above. The market leader is Australis.

Millennium Millionaire Handicap Odds

Australis 9/4
Sleeping Lion 11/2
Holy Kingdom 13/2
Kaloor 7/2
Red Force One 11/2
Eddystone Rock 17/2
Diocletian 16/1
Charlie D 22/1
Mondain 25/1
Island Brave 20/1
Ernesto 50/1
* (betting odds taken from Unibet at 22:48 GMT on Friday, 7th August 2020)

Horse Racing Betting at Unibet

Australis 9/4 FAV for Millennium Millionaire Handicap

The front runner then for this Ascot contest is AUSTRALIS at 9/4* (betting odds taken from Unibet at 22:48 GMT on Friday, 7th August 2020). He was last seen at the Northumberland Plate where he finished runner up.

Australis is still looking for a consistent winning touch on turf, but has a fair chance of getting one on the weekend.

There are some leading claims from him and his form can’t be knocked. His near miss last time out at Newcastle followed a win on his return to action at Wolverhampton on the all-weather.



Kaloor being fancied for a challenge

Last time out KALOOR took third place in a shorter effort at Sandown. But there was not a clear run for him in that field.

He shaped well though so looks to have the extra couple of furlongs in him to mount a challenge.

He is staying at the same mark as he was for that contest, and the horse that finished fourth just behind him, won at Goodwood recently.

So there are claims there and Kaloor is bringing some appeal from 7/2* (betting odds taken from Unibet at 22:48 GMT on Friday, 7th August 2020)

Eddystone Rock to find his range?

There was plenty to enjoy about a third place finish for EDDYSTONE ROCK on his return this season. That was back in March. He then went away for a 102 break and returned to Ascot.

The going was way too much for him on the day at the Royal Meeting in the Copper Horse Handicap.

But that competitive run should at least have sharpened him up for this run and the potential is there for him to find his range from 17/2* (betting odds taken from Unibet at 22:48 GMT on Friday, 7th August 2020).

Holy Kingdom to be respected

There was a disappointing effort from HOLY KINGDOM last time out when he was well down the field at Newmarket. That saw him miss out on a hat-trick.

So he was in sharp form before that, but that step back onto turf at Class 2 he found too much. But he retains some interest here as that last effort can be excused.

He is being well treated and is at 13/2 in the market* (betting odds taken from Unibet at 22:48 GMT on Friday, 7th August 2020).

Sleeping Lion can go well against at Ascot

SLEEPING LION has enjoyed previous visits to Ascot and seems to enjoy the track. Because of that he can bring some place claims to the table in this one.

On his last effort he claimed second place on a 16f trip at Newcastle.

He looks strong enough not to be outclassed in this openly competitive fixture from 11/2* (betting odds taken from Unibet at 22:48 GMT on Friday, 7th August 2020).

Rest of the runners

ERNESTO has done absolutely nothing of note on his two runs for a new yard this season and suffers more because of top weight.

DIOCLETIAN is capable of a good bold run. He was in great shape at the end of last season and his latest 6th at Sandown can be excused. Place claims are there.

ISLAND BRAVE doesn’t look to have enough about him to score in a strong contest. He is a better all-weather performer and on his last run here was never in the frame.

CHARLIE D has form and the conditions will suit him well. He has scored in two of his last four runs, and a scratch at the all-weather in his last effort can be excused.

RED FORCE ONE is bottom weight and claims 3lb for jockey Megan Nicholls. On his last run in July He scored a class 2 handicap success in the Summer Handicap Hurdle at Market Rasen.

Predictions & Tips for Millennium Millionaire Handicap Odds

So this is a wide open contest and we don’t see it being all that straight forward for the favourite AUSTRALIS. The one thing that causes hesitation is lack of a strike rate on turf.

We think that HOLY KINGDOM is worth a shout here after posting back to back wins on his return to action this season. He had a very good 2019 and still looks to be progressing.

KALOOR retains a lot of interest as well over the trip. He stays at a very nice mark for this run which should put him into the frame. There was plenty of promise on his last run.

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