Prince of Wales Stakes Betting Odds - Royal Ascot Tips 2017
The Prince of Wales’ Stakes is one of the most hotly anticipated races of the whole Royal Ascot meeting. Run over a distance of one mile and two furlongs, it gives the runners and riders that little bit more chance to get into the race than some of the sprints, and thus betting on the race is less likely to fall foul of any minor mistakes. Here we bring you our predictions and betting tips for the 2016 renewal of the race, and be sure to check out our live odds comparison for the best prices from the top bookies around.
The two runners competing for favouritism at the time of writing are Free Eagle and The Grey Gatsby, both available to back at best betting odds of 9/2 (with Betfair for Free Eagle and BetVictor for Gatsby).
Trained by Kevin Ryan, The Grey Gatsby has won four of his 12 runs to date including the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown in September. He fluffed his lines, however, when competing at Newmarket in the 2,000 Guineas last year and we think he’s simply priced at too short odds for us to pile in here.
Free Eagle, meanwhile, was third in the Champion Stakes at Ascot in October in his first race on English soil, and there is a chance he will improve sufficiently to challenge here, but – again – at odds that short we fancy there is far better value elsewhere.
One option would be to take the nice odds of 12/1 with Paddy Power on the French nine-year-old Cirrus De Aigles. A runner of that age hasn’t won the race in recent times, but he proved he’s still got life in the old legs when winning the Prix Ganay at Longchamp on the 3rd May this year and could prove a shrewd bet here.
Another of the old guard who shouldn’t be discounted is the 2013 winner of this race, Al Kazeem. The seven-year-old has nine wins from 22 career starts and with a fine second place at Ascot in October he could just surprise a few here at betting odds of 14/1 with BetVictor.