Ascot Betting Odds
Odds on for Royal Ascot
Royal Ascot is undoubtedly its flagship meeting in June, the five-day showpiece a heady mix of top class racing, high fashion and studying the form and race cards to understand the betting. It dates back to 1711. Some of the greatest names in racing have graced the meeting, including in recent years Frankel, Black Caviar and Goldikova.
Midsummer Betting Highlights
The King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II Stakes is another midsummer highlight at the track and often provides the first clash of the generations as elite three-year-olds meet older rivals for the first time. Again the roll-call of winners is a who’s who of the turf and includes Nijinsky, Mill Reef, Shergar, Dancing Brave and Nashwan.
Ascot is also the home of the QIPCO Champions Day, the new showpiece event at the end of the domestic Flat season. Staged in October the first two renewals were lit up by brilliant victories for Frankel and helped cement it as a worldwide event.
Big betting races through the year include the Royal Hunt Cup, Wokingham, International Handicap and the Balmoral. All of these attract huge fields and are run on the straight course - It’s hard to pinpoint a consistent draw advantage with the pace of the race the key factor in recent years.
Flats and National Hunt: Betting Each Way
The jumping action at Ascot has improved in terms of quality in recent years and attracts big fields with good prize money on offer. A big meeting takes place the weekend before Christmas where races include a significant trial for the Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham.
A new grandstand was recently built at Ascot. Work began in September 2004 and the £185 million redevelopment has been hailed a huge success. It’s a stunning structure and took 20 months to complete. The building work meant that the Royal Ascot meeting of 2005 had to be switched to York.
23.37 Sunland Park Winner: Tommy Wayne 6/4 (F)
Tommy Wayne (56)J: Duane Sterling T: Nancy Summers
6/4 (F) 2
Mighty Brown (23)J: Enrique Gomez T: Henry Dominguez
23.25 Turf Paradise Winner: Joe Dunk In 5/1
Joe Dunk In (10)J: Jorge Bourdieu T: Juan Gutierrez
Eddie Would Go (17)J: Andrew Ramgeet T: Jeffrey Metz
Doc West (15)J: Eswan Flores T: Bruce Dillenbeck
23.10 Sunland Park Winner: Can't Stop Samoken 4/5 (F)
Can't Stop Samoken (37)J: Ken Tohill T: Joel Marr
4/5 (F) 2
Diabolical TimeJ: Alfredo Juarez Jr T: Joel Marr
All Your Jazz (16)J: Ry Eikleberry T: Bart Hone
23.06 Will Rogers Downs Winner: Okie Spats 7/2
Okie Spats (122)J: Curtis Kimes T: Michael Biehler
Polar Dust (21)J: David Cabrera T: Veronica Griggs
22.55 Turf Paradise Winner: Formal Choice 10/1
Formal Choice (16)J: Andrew Ramgeet T: Valorie Lund
Irish Lass (7)J: Andre Ramgeet T: Stetson Rushton
Goose Bumps (16)J: Javour Simpson T: Robert Score