Why use Festival Trends?


Festival Trends began offering their Trends based selections way back in 2009 when we covered our first meeting at the Cheltenham Festival. We got off to a slow start over the first few days but struck gold with our first big winner on the Thursday when making 33/1 Something Wells the best bet of the meeting.

Since then we have had a long history of going against the norm to find big priced winners. We’ve had scores of 33/1 and 50/1 winners over the years but nothing will ever top the 2023 Royal Ascot meeting where using an exclusive little known trend for one of the 2yo races we confidently predicted a 150/1 outsider would outrun his odds. We made Valiant Force our selection for the race and watched in utter amazement as he took it up at the 2 furlong pole and stormed home for a truly epic win at an SP of 150/1 (over 450/1 on Betfair).

We obviously can’t promise to repeat that kind of result but we can promise that every race we analyse is given the same comprehensive research and thought. Whether that’s a class 3 supporting handicap hurdle at Kelso or the Gold Cup at Cheltenham we go the extra mile in our race analysis.

  • We know the conditions race at Epsom that older horses have a terrific record in (including tipping 14/1 & 18/1 winners and last year’s 7/1 winner).
  • We know the 2yo race at Ascot that a certain breed of horse have an unbelievable record in (150/1 winner in 2023)
  • We know the race trial that has hinted to 5 of the last 6 winners of the Boodles Handicap at Cheltenham
  • We know the 5 trends for a releatively new early season Goodwood handicap that have a 90% record in finding the winner (12/1 winner in 2023)
  • We know the Newmarket race that John Gosden targets and gave us a 16/1 winner last year and the one Richard Hannon uses to prep his 1000 Guineas horses in that gave us a 25/1 winner last year

Quite simply, we’re looking beyond the obvious stats to uncover the Trends no one else is using.


So far in 2024 we have won at meetings from Newbury, Sandown, Lingfield, Goodwood, Haydock, York and Epsom with winners at up to 25/1 including some very confident 2pt EW bets (Our biggest recommended stake. Roughly 2-3 such bets a month).

Just some of our flat winners this season….KERDOS 25/1, AMBIENT FRIENDLY 12/1, FRIENDLY SOUL 10/1, CRYSTAL DELIGHT 6/1, BOLSTER 5/1, KINGS GAMBIT 9/2, PERSICA 10/3, THE ACTOR 11/4, BLUESTOCKING 5/2

We also had an unforgettable four days at this year’s Cheltenham Festival where we confidently tipped Shakem Up’Arry (16/1) as the biggest bet of the meeting and Stellar Story (33/1) as one of the best bets of the week.

Overall we currently sit at +91.62pts for 2024 (as of 6th June). 


But everything that has come before simply serves as an appetiser for, historically, our best and most profitable meeting of the year, ROYAL ASCOT

Subscribers are well accustomed to Festival Trends having a profitable time of it at Royal Ascot but last year, even by our standards, we surpassed everything we’d ever done before!

You’d think that tipping a 150/1 (457/1 Betfair odds) winner alone would be enough for most tipping services (Yes, we really did tip Valiant Force in last year’s Norfolk Stakes!) but oh no, not us…..

We also managed to tip and back the following winners and places from the 35 race, 5 day meeting.

BOOM! We found all three winners in The Impossible Handicap Treble (Hunt Cup, Britannia & Wokingham).

Three of the toughest handicaps of the Season run anywhere in the UK but all solved thanks to our exclusive trends – JIMI HENDRIX 22/1, DOCKLANDS 16/1 & SAINT LAWRENCE 22/1

BOOM! We found the Kings Stand winner, BRADSELL, at 33/1

BOOM! Not to mention winners WAIPIRO 11/1 & GREGORY 15/8

BOOM! Oh and did I tell you? We also found the Norfolk Stakes 2yo winner VALIANT FORCE (457/1 on Betfair). It was most definitely no fluke as here’s what I wrote about the horses chances two days before the race…

US Bred horses have a fantastic record in this race which would make the Wesley Ward runner the biggest danger to the favourite but there is another US Bred runner in the field who is a massive price and has a very exciting running style where he blitzes clear in the last furlong and tries desperately to hold on. He nearly got away with it first time up when making his debut in a Listed contest but got caught close home by the O’Brien trained His Majesty. It’s a race that has worked out well with the third skating home next time out and the winner running a ½ length third in a Group 3. Valiant Force contested that same Group 3 and tried the same tactics going clear at the 2f pole but this race was over 6f and he was a spent force by the last furlong and got swallowed up by most of the field. Back down to 5f, if his jockey can just hold his run until a fraction later, he should give us an exciting run for our money at massive odds for some decent place money.

Pretty impressive tipping I think you’ll agree!

Still not enough though? Then how about places for EXECUTIVE DECISION 40/1, RANDOM HARVEST 33/1, LIGHT INFANTRY 28/1, THE GRAND VISIR 25/1, CROWN PRINCESSE 25/1, ARMY ETHOS 16/1, ADELAISE 14/1, LAW OF THE SEA 11/1, GOT TO LOVE A GREY 10/1

Probably one of the greatest feats of tipping by any Professional Tipster….EVER!

If that’s the kind of race analysis, and results, you’d like for Royal Ascot this Season then sign up below (Memberships start from £29.95)..


Obviously I can’t guarantee that I can match those feats again this year but what I can assure you is that I will be using the exact same trends and methods alongside the comprehensive race analysis I’ve always given every race I cover.

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