Going to the races is a fantastic day out and a great experience but knowing what to wear and what to be on can often be daunting, particularly for beginners. Whilst different events and different courses hold different dress codes, the most obvious option is to wear a suit. Avoid going for the usual mundane office look, but wear something that is bold and brighter than your normal option.

During the summer, cream or beige colours and light blues work well, whilst plum and dark blues are perfect for winter. If you wish to stick with a more tradition suit, then go for a mid-grey colour, but in a check pattern. You can also separate colour combinations and this will definitely make you stand out from the crowd. Though, you don’t want to go out dressed like a rainbow and using core colours is a great way to ensure everything goes.

Dark blue trousers work well with a grey jacket and blue shirt, or light beige trousers with a navy jacket and white shirt. When it comes to footwear, trainers a huge no, no matter how smart they are. A smart pair of black or brown Oxfords will compliment your outfit perfectly, and they’ll be perfect for any other smart occasion you need to attend. So you have your outfit sorted, you just need to make sure you get those bets spot on.

The Fighting Fifth Hurdle is just around the corner and the back in form Sceau Royal is definitely worth a punt. The four-year-old dominates hurdles and his 11-length win at Cheltenham has put in him good stead for Newcastle. The Alan King, he is currently favourite to claim the Fighting Fifth crown with odds of 9/4. Behind Sceau Royal, in at second favourite is Irving who’s priced at 9/2. The stallion claimed the Fighting Fifth 2014 winning position and it’s no surprise that he’s tipped to come close, as much like Sceau Royal, hurdles are the eight-year-old’s territory.

On the same day as the Fighting Fifth Hurdle, is the Hennessey Gold Cup Chase at Newbury. Native River comes in at 5/1 to take the cup following his Aintree success in April. According to the experts at myracing.com, he is one to watch.

Second favourite is Saphir Du Rheu at 8/1. The seven-year-old started the season 11lbs lighter than last and has endured a tough start but he is now back in fighting form and ready for Newbury after coming in a modest third place at Ascot in the Sodexo Gold Cup. Joint second-favourite is Un Temps Pour Tout who heads to Newbury off the back back of his win in the Betfred Supports The BTRC Hurdle at Aintree. Of course, it’s nice to have a flutter but be sure to moderate any excessive reactions.

It can be hard to take if you’ve staked your money on a loser but don’t react badly and don’t try and win your losses back with any silly bets and you’ll still enjoy a brilliant day out.