Commonwealth Cup Betting Odds - Royal Ascot Tips 2017
The Commonwealth Cup will be run for the first time at this year’s Royal Ascot and will take place on Friday 19th June 2016. Yet another Ascot Group One contest, the Commonwealth Cup will be run over six furlongs and is open to horses aged three years and up. Read on as we offer up our predictions for the inaugural running of this fascinating sprint, and we’ll also bring you some great betting tips and the best available odds via our live odds comparison service.
The ante post favourite is Limato, priced at odds of 5/2 with Bet365 and other bookmakers. This Irish three-year-old is the obvious starting point given he has five wins from his five runs to date, including a good win at this course at the end of April. That success in the Merriebelle Stable Pavilion Stakes, a Group Three contest, maintained his 100% record and with all of those wins coming over six furlongs and, largely in good style, he will take some stopping.
He is yet to race against any of his likely challengers however, and there is every chance that Hootenanny (priced at odds of 9/2) or Tiggy Wiggy (6/1) will provide a stiffer test than the gelding has yet faced.
Of that pair, our marginal preference is for Richard Hannon’s Irish three-year-old Tiggy Wiggy. She lost by a neck at this course in 2014 and her record of six wins from 10 runs (and four other places) would be better were it not for two defeats in the last month or so over a slightly longer trip. Back down at six furlongs we predict she can run a big race and if this filly gets a little rain she will look fantastic value at the current odds.
Limato may well continue to improve and have what it takes to seal Ascot glory in the Commonwealth Cup but at more than double the odds our number one betting tip here is Tiggy Wiggy.