Royal Ascot Odds
With 18 Group races taking place across five days, Royal Ascot promises to be one of the starring attractions of the annual calendar. Almost £4m in prize money is up for grabs over the meeting, with punters given numerous opportunities to pick some winning bets from Royal Ascot odds. The first day of the meeting is particularly noteworthy, with three Group One races key to the card.
Look at the stats to get value in Royal Ascot odds
The Queen Anne Stakes will see some big Royal Ascot betting and was most recently won by Canford Cliffs. Four-year-olds have a great recent record in the race and you have to go back until 1976 to find the last winner aged over five. Also on day one is the King’s Stand Stakes where it pays to avoid horses trained in Ireland. However, this is not true of the St James’ Palace Stakes, where Aidan O’Brien has a fine winning strike rate. His horses should generally be considered in the Royal Ascot odds.
More Group One Royal Ascots bets to be placed on days two, three and four
The highlight of the second day of Royal Ascot is the Prince of Wales Stakes, which has £400,000 of prize money up for grabs. Punters will be pleased to know that favourites have a good record in the race, while outsiders should be avoided like the plague as they struggle to even fill the each-way places. Elsewhere, horses to have previously won over 2m or are having their first attempt at the trip are best sided with in the Royal Ascot odds for the Ascot Gold Cup, which brings in last year’s winner Fame And Glory.
In the other larger Royal Ascot races, fillies and mares should be disregarded in the Golden Jubilee Stakes, while horses drawn near a rail also tend to perform well. Finding Group race winners is a lucrative strategy when looking for the winner of the Coronation Stakes.