Diamond Jubilee Stakes Betting Odds - Royal Ascot Tips 2017
The Diamond Jubilee Stakes is one of a number of six furlong sprints at Royal Ascot but it may well be the best of them all. With a huge prize fund of more than £500,000 this race attracts some of the very best horses (including mares and fillies) aged four years and upwards and recent winners include the incomparable Black Caviar, who won in 2012, and the classy Slade Power last year. Read on for our predictions on this year’s Diamond Jubilee Stakes, as well as our betting tips and the best live odds comparison.
As of this year the race is open only to horses of at least four years of age, having previously been open to three-year-olds. Initially run in 1868 as the All-Aged Stakes, this contest has been known as the Cork and Orrery Stakes and the Golden Jubilee Stakes, before being changed once more to the Diamond Jubilee Stakes in 2012 to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s 60 years on the throne.
History lesson over, let us turn to our predictions for this year’s race, unquestionably one of the highlights of the entire Royal Ascot meeting. The betting is headed by Brazen Beau at odds of 4/1, although, as with many contenders for this one, Brazen Beau has multiple Ascot entries. If this impeccably bred Aussie does go for this one it is hard to side against him, although the uphill straight at Ascot could make six furlongs a push.
With the field out at 12/1 or higher, it’s clear that the odds men are fearful of the favourite and there could be some decent value, especially in the ante post betting if Brazen Beau instead opts for the King’s Stand.
Our pick of the rest is G Force (although this Irish four-year-old is another that may go for the King’s). Three wins from nine starts show promise although it will be interesting to see how the colt goes on his return to the track later in the month. However, based on potential we predict a strong return and at current odds of 16/1 G Force is our betting tip for the Diamond Jubilee.