Diamond Jubilee Stakes Betting Odds - Royal Ascot 2022

This top-class sprint contest has been known by a few different names over its lifetime. Introduced as the All-Aged Stakes in 1868, the contest was later renamed the Cork and Orrery Stakes, before becoming the Golden Jubilee Stakes in 2002 and the Diamond Jubilee Stakes in 2012.

Whatever the title, this has always been one of the most coveted 6f prizes of the British flat racing season, although it was only as recently as 2002 that it first gained Group 1 status. Following the introduction of the Commonwealth Cup for the three year olds in 2015, this event is now only open to runners aged four and older. Here we take a look at this year’s contenders, pick out our betting tips for the race and highlighting the best betting odds through our live odds comparison.

With last year’s winner Twilight Son now enjoying a career at stud, and 2016 runner up Gold-Fun sadly no longer with us, it is left to French raider Signs Of Blessing to represent the form from 12 months ago. Only beaten half a length, and having run largely with credit since, the best betting odds of 14/1 with William Hill and SportingBet in our odds comparison represent decent each way value.

Should Henry Candy’s talented five year old, Limato, make it to post, he will more than likely start favourite here. A dual Group 1 winner, and also a winner in a Group 3 over this course and distance, he disappointed last time out in Meydan, but is a seriously quick horse on his day and a threat to all. The danger with backing him at this stage is the realistic chance of him not lining up if the going description contains the word soft. With the current weather that’s a real possibility.

Our betting tip for this contest, therefore, comes from a lot further down the betting. William Mott’s Long On Value looked the best horse in the race in the Al Quoz Sprint out in Dubai. Despite having to race around virtually the whole field, he failed by barely a nostril to reel in The Right Man, with Limato finishing well adrift. A guaranteed fast pace at this stiffer track look to be strong factors in his favour here. With Limato being 5/1 with Betway and William Hill in our odds comparison table, and The Right Man 16/1 with Bet365, the betting odds of 33/1 for Long On Value with Betway and others makes plenty of each way appeal.

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.