Written 3rd July 2020
Ascot Champions Day Betting Tips
Words: Sarah Baker
UK racing is back, albeit behind closed doors, but that still doesn't stop our horse racing connoisseurs over at 21.co.uk getting their fill of the sport. With the Guineas results firmly accounted for, we're heading to the swankiest do in the world of racing, so put on your best top hats, glitziest dress and get ready to browse our betting markets as you take in the entirety of Royal Ascot from the comfort of your home.
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Royal Ascot Betting Tips
As the horse racing season gets back into full swing, there are seven Royal Ascot races for our punters to watch every day, all of them have their own racing stars who will be looking to make a huge impact in the Group 1 and Group 2 races. With so many to choose from our tipster has picked out their top chances for each day of the festival.
Royal Ascot Day Five Betting Tips
As a week of Royal Racing draws to a close many would think the calibre of races would be winding down. At Ascot however, that is not the case and due to the rescheduling that has taken place, this year punters have three Group 1 races to keep them entertained on the final day.
We've taken a detailed look at the race for the final day to pick out some of the best chances and where punters could potentially find a winner.
First on the list is the Coronation Stakes, and it is here where 1000 Guineas runner Quadrilateral will make this Royal Ascot bow. Third behind Love at Newmarket just over a week ago, the Frankel filly has been earmarked for this race by trainer Roger Charlton, and she didn't disgrace herself with that performance. She looks a pleasing horse, having already won a Group 1 back in October, she should have the form of the field here and will head to post at 11/4.
Next up is the St James’ Palace Stakes, and of a field of seven that is expected to head to post, it’s last year’s Royal Ascot winner Pintubo which catches the eye in the Godolphin colours. Third in the 2000 Guineas after a 238-day break at Newmarket earlier this month, he has previous Group One form with a Dewhurst win and should have the edge of his rivals here.
The final Group One of Royal Ascot is the Diamond Jubilee Stakes, and it’s here where Sceptical will finally get his chance to take the Ascot track. Flying the flag for the Irish contingent, he returned to the track after a 94-day break earlier this month at Naas. A four-year-old with a solid form of four career victories since his debut last year, he should back up his 2/1 price tag.
Our final tip of Royal Ascot comes in the Wokingham Stakes, and it’s a race where jockey Jim Crowley will be looking to add another winner to his total with Mubakker. A strong performer on all-weather, his trainer Sir Michael Stoute will be hoping the track dries out for him to be at his best.
| Race | Prediction | Odds | |:-----------:|-----------:|:-----------:|:----------| | Coronation Stakes | Quadrilateral | 11/4 | | St James’ Palace Stakes | Pintubo |15/8 | | Diamond Jubilee Stakes | Sceptical| 2/1 | | Wokingham Stakes| Mubakker | 6/1 |
Royal Ascot Day Four Betting Tips
When it comes to horse racing, the royal meeting is the gift which keeps on giving. So far this week our punters have seen a bit of everything including a Group 1 upset, a Jim Crowley treble, and a Frankie Dettori flying dismount. But the high-class action does not stop there, and for day four of the meeting, our tipster has picked out their top chances.
First up is the Group 3 Albany Stakes, a race dedicated to two-year-old fillies, it's contested over 6 furlongs on the straight course in front of the stands. Our pick for this race is one of the only international runners of the week at Royal Ascot, and that is 7/2 chance Flying Aletha.
Trained by Wesley Ward, she only has one run to her name at Gulfstream, and may still have a lot to prove. But Ward feels as though she will suit grass and having made all the running last time out, the step up to 6 from 5 furlongs could be what she needs.
We head to the Hardwicke Stakes for our next potential chance and a horse who will look to give Jim Crowley yet another tick in the tally box. Elarqam finished third in the Juddmonte International at York in 2019 and returned to the track after a 267 days break earlier this month at Newmarket. Finishing a narrow second behind Lord North, he is priced at 7/2 and is high up our list of potential winners this week.
The highlight race on Day Four of the festival is the Commonwealth Cup. Although it looks an open contest it is another Wesley Ward horse which catches the eye here, but this time Frankie Dettori in the saddle. Running in the Queen Mary Stakes in 2019, Kimari finished a close second behind Raffle Prize. He returned to racing in 2019 after a 155-day break where he picked up a win at Oakland Park, he suits turf, and the going should be to his liking here.
Our final pick comes in the Palace of Holyroodhouse Handicap, which is the opening race on the card. Again a very open race like many this year at Royal Ascot it is Andrew Balding trained Never Dark who catches the eye as 12/1* chance. Boasting some impressive form including a recent win over a similar distance at Kempton, the drop to 5 furlongs and handicap racing seems to suit him. Down 9lb for this race from that win to 8st which is a huge positive in our eyes, he has jockey Hayley Turner on board who managed to land a 33/1 winner with Onassis in the Sandringham.
| Race | Prediction | Odds | |:-----------:|-----------:|:-----------:|:----------| | Albany Stakes | Flying Aletha | 7/2 | | Hardwicke Stakes | Elarqam | 7/2 | | Commonwealth Cup | Kimari | 11/2 | | Holyroodhouse Handicap| Never Dark | 12/1 |
Royal Ascot Day 3 Betting Tips
The top class betting markets just keep on coming at Royal Ascot for our punters at 21.co.uk, and on day three, it's one of the most anticipated races of the entire week - The Gold Cup. Yet another race which plays a major part in the British Champion Series, it's the destination of the best long distance flat runners across the UK and Ireland.
However, before the main event there are plenty of other races where you can browse the online betting odds and peruse our tipsters top chances for the day.
First up is the Wolfreton Stake. A listed contest which normally takes place on the opening day of the festival, it is one of the races which has been part of the rescheduling measures introduced in 2020 to maximise the time between The Guineas Festival and Ascot.
Contested over a one mile one furlong, it's a race where jockeys can let it unfold a little before planning their attack late on. In terms of runners, it's an Irish horse who catches the eye in the form of Sir Dragonet. Trained by Aidan O'Brien, this Camelot foal has previously winning form in 2019 Chester Vase, and with Good ground expected at Ascot, it should be to his liking. Currently priced at odds of 4/1, this could shorten come race day so keep your eyes peeled.
Next up is the Chesham Stakes, and it's here we think Andrew Balding and Oisin Murphy could potentially find a winning combination with Bright Devil. Making his debut at Newmarket just two weeks ago, he made all the running to win a 6 furlong contest priced 25/1. He should appreciate the step up in trip here and at 4/1 is one to watch on the parade ring.
The Gold Cup is the main event of the entire week, and the horse everyone is talking about in this race is Stradivarius. Current Gold Cup holder following his victories last season and in 2018, he heads to this meeting looking to protect his perfect record at Royal Ascot. However, after seriously underperforming last out at Newmarket where he had nothing left in the final furlong, our tipster has looked elsewhere, and is going with 7/1 chance Technician in an each-way capacity. A Group One winner at Longchamp, he has the stamina for this race if the ground suits, but this is his first run since October, which punters may see reflected in the betting market so there is the chance his odds may drift.
Last on our list for today is the Britannia Stakes, and it's here where Frankie Dettori and John Gosden make it into the mix with 10/1 chance Verboten. Already accustomed to Group One company, he was still very green with the length of the race and the track wasn't to his liking. From his running style, he looks like a horse which needs a mile and good ground, both of which he'll get here.
|Wolfreton Stake||Sir Dragonet||4/1|
|Chesham Stakes||Bright Devil||4/1|
Royal Ascot Day Two Betting
After the impressive action on the opening day of Royal Ascot, our tipster has turned their attention to the second day of racing. With only one Group One race today, it's handicaps that provide the most intriguing races, but if you're struggling to make heads or tails of the races our tipster has you covered.
The Prince of Wales Stakes in the highlight race of the day and it’s Godolphin's Barney Roy that catches the eye here. Winning his last two outings at Meydan, he returns to turf here and should be familiar with the course after a run in the Queen Anne Stakes back in 2019. He’s a 11/2 chance here.
Our next chance on day two comes in The Hampton Court Stakes. In form trainer Andrew Balding sends Berlin Tango who sits in the betting markets at 6/1. Up next is the King George V Stakes and it’s Hughie Morrison-trained Kipps who catches the eye here in his purple silks. On Friday, he was at odds of 8/1 but has since shot down to a 9/2 chance and with solid form is definitely worth a gander.
The final race on our agenda today is the Royal Hunt Cup and it’s the partnership of Dettori and Gosden who catch the eye here with Lord Tennyson. Second last time out at Newmarket on Guineas weekend, he has the chance to go one better at the royal meeting.
Royal Ascot Day Two Acca
| Race | Prediction | Odds | |:-----------:|-----------:|:-----------:|:----------| | Prince of Wales Stakes | Barney Roy | 11/2 | | Hampton Court Stakes | Berlin Tango | 6/1 | | King George V Stakes | Kipps | 9/2 | | Royal Hunt Cup | Lord Tennyson |13/2 |
Royal Ascot Day One Betting Tips
The Group One action gets underway on Tuesday afternoon with the Queen Anne Stakes. Part of the British Champion Series like many races across the week, it offers punters the first chance to see the big guns take to the track. It’s a John Gosden horse which catches the eye here and that’s Terebellum. However, keep an eye out for the turf because the softer the turf, the worse we rate his odds. If Ascot can avoid heavy rain, this horse should perform well at odds of 7/2.
The second Group One on the opening day is the King’s Stand Stakes. A five-furlong sprint, it looks a very open contest where all horses involved must have the need for speed. Over the weekend, Battaash became the heavy favourite for this race after being narrowly pipped last year and although he looks a very strong contender, our eyes have shifted in the direction of Liberty Beach - the three year old returned to action on June 7th after some R&R led to a 290 day break, it was clear that Liberty Beach hasn’t missed a step and represents good value at 10/1.
Elsewhere on Day One, there is a whole host of Group 2 action which punters can browse the sports betting markets and the first of those is the Ribblesdale Stakes. A field dominated by John Gosden who will look to stamp his authority on the meeting early 'may the force' be with our tipster as their 4/1 chance for this race is Miss Yoda.
Next on the cards is the King Edward VII Stakes, and its here our tipster has selected their longshot of the day - 11/1 chance Papa Power.
Royal Ascot Day One Acca
|Queen Anne Stakes (13:50)||Terebellum||7/2|
|Ribblesdale Stakes (14:25)||Miss Yoda||11/2|
|King Edward VII Stakes (15:00)||Papa Power||8/1|
|King's Stand Stakes||Liberty Beach||10/1|
Royal Ascot Course Guide
Sadly, due to the fact the meeting will take place behind closed doors, it means punters won't have the chance to visit some of the best enclosures in the world of racing. There also won't be the opportunity to have a guess at which colour outfit The Queen will be wearing, as she won’t be taking the short trip from Windsor Castle this year.
If you would like to know more about the course itself then why not take a look at our Shergar Cup Guide where you can find out more about the well known Swinley Bottom.
Royal Ascot Going Guide
The round course at Ascot is triangular and sees horses run right-handed for the majority of the race. With a 2 ½ furlong run-in, punters prefer the going conditions to be good if the full course is in use.
Royal Ascot History
As well as the pomp and circumstance which go alongside the illustrious Royal Ascot, the meeting itself is steeped in history. Dating back to 1911, the meeting happens in the same week in June each year, and if punters are lucky enough to attend the Royal Enclosure a morning suit including top hat and tails is a requirement for the gentlemen.
Looking at horses who've made a big impact at the meeting, there is Order of St George and Estimate (in her majesty's colours) who have won The Ascot Gold Cup, Winter who found success in the Coronation Stakes and Kingsgate Native who has won the Diamond Jubilee Stakes back in 2008.
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Ascot Champions Day Betting at 21.co.uk
We’re back in the UK for one final race meeting before we switch the hurdles and chase fences of the national hunt, and this time 21.co.uk are heading back to Ascot as we take a detailed look at the runners and riders who are set to grace this highly esteemed course on British Champions Day.
Here at 21.co.uk, we’ll be keeping a close eye on all the goings-on at the course, including which trainers have the top chances and the horses expected to make a big impact when they take to the track. We’ll also have latest odds across the entire racecard onsite so you’ll be able to check out the race favourites, outsiders and all the market movers. As usual, we’ll also have the latest horse racing betting odds at the touch of a button, so head over to the 21.co.uk betting markets and you’ll find everything you need.
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Champions Day Betting at 21.co.uk
The racecards for all of the Group One’s at this year's Champions Day features some of the best-thoroughbred horses from across Europe. With so many to choose from, we’ve picked out our top tips for three of the biggest races of the day.
1:35 - Qipco British Champion Stakes - The Tin Man - 9/1
3:20 - Queen Elizabeth II Stakes - The Revenant - 5/2
4:40 - Balmoral Handicap - Kynren - 13/2
Horses To Watch at Champions Day 2019
The Revenant It isn’t often that we favour a French horse to do the business at Ascot, but after his performance in the Prix Daniel Wilderstein on Arc weekend, our tipster is willing to support this horse once again as he looks to cement his form on English soil. Trained by F-H Graffard, the four-year-old was of the top choices in our Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe preview, where he picked up his fourth consecutive win, and we suspect he will be looking to keep that record intact here.
Stradivarius Expected to make his final appearance of the season at Ascot, Stradivarius has been in blistering form across the whole of 2019. Unbeaten in all five of his runs including outstanding performances at the Ebor Festival and Glorious Goodwood, every course he touches turns to gold and having won the Long Distance cup 2018, he looks a dead cert to do it once again.
The Tin Man It’s safe to say this James Fanshawe-trained horse hasn’t had the best run of form in 2019, but as we come to the conclusion of the flat season, he certainly seems to be on the up and he should be able to build upon that at Ascot this weekend. Second last time out at Haydock in the Betfair Sprint Cup Stakes, he was only narrowly beaten by Hello Youmzain and should start the race at a good price this weekend.
History of British Champions Day
In terms of history, Champions Day is a new addition to the racing calendar as we can only call upon eight years of history, but despite it being so new, it’s already become one of the most important dates of the flat season as it gives trainers one final chance to get their hands on Group One win.
Across the entire raceday, punters will be treated to races from all five divisions listed in the British Champions Series, starting with sprints, moving to middle distances and the long-distance cup. Created when a number of historic races from Ascot and Newmarket were brought under one umbrella and renamed to fit with the British Champions naming, the most prestigious race of the day, the Champion Stakes offers prize money of £1.3 million.
Some of the past winners we’ve had the pleasure of seeing at Champions Day include the unstoppable Frankel, who was victorious in both 2011 in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes and 2012 in the Champions Stakes, the latter turning out to be the last race of his career.
Order of St George and Stradivarius have now become names closely associated with the meeting, as both have managed to have their names etched in the Long Distance Cup history books. Cracksman also managed to deliver a powerful run in the 2017 Champions Stakes, which just goes to show there’s no shortage of hard-hitting winners at this meeting, even though it’s only been happening for a few seasons.
Ascot Course Guide
If you’d like to know more about the Ascot then why not take a look over our Shergar Cup Guide, this will tell you everything you need to know including the twist and turns of course, and which skills a horse will need to cope with the uphill undulations. We definitely recommend checking out all of our Horse Racing guides before online betting.
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