Coronation Stakes Odds
The mile-long Coronation Stakes is the most popular race on the Friday of the Royal Ascot meeting and with £250,000 in prize money at stake there are plenty of owners willing to take their chance. The Coronation of Queen Victoria led to the first Coronation Stakes being run in 1840, while in 1988, along with the St James’s Palace Stakes, it was given Group One status.
It may not be a Classic, but the Coronation Stakes is considered as one of the most prestigious races available for three-year-old fillies. The 1000 Guineas and the Oaks may get the Classic title, but the prestige of the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot always tempts a high-class field. As a result the Coronation Stakes betting odds are always closely fought with plenty of value to be found by punters, and it can prove a very profitable race.
Stick with two-year-old winners in the Coronation Stakes betting
One of the most interesting statistics relating to the Coronation Stakes is the form of the fillies in their early racing careers. All of the most recent winners tasted success almost immediately, by winning on at least one of their first two starts as two-year-olds. Other key form is that a prediction runs within 50 days of arriving at Royal Ascot and that she has already been successful in Group company.
Consider form in a European Guineas when analysing Coronation Stakes betting
With the best fillies tackling one of or a combination of the English 1000 Guineas, French 1000 Guineas or Irish 1000 Guineas before heading to Royal Ascot, results in these races could be a good starting point for picking a winner of the Coronation Stakes. Horses finishing in the top six in these races have traditionally run with credit in the Coronation Stakes.