Wokingham Stakes Betting Odds - Royal Ascot Tips 2017
The Wokingham Stakes sees a large field in a six furlong sprint and whilst predicting the winner of this competitive Heritage Handicap is never easy that’s exactly what we aim to do. Read on as take a look at the key runners and offer up our Wokingham betting tips, as well as the best odds and race predictions.
The Wokingham Stakes was first run in 1813 and is open to all horses aged three years and over. Coming at 5pm on the final day of Royal Ascot, it helps bring the festival to a nice close and the mad six furlong dash is certainly one to enjoy, even if betting on it isn’t always straightforward.
At the time of writing there are a number of runners priced at odds of around 16/1 to 20/1, with the field yet to be narrowed from the 127 current entries. There are no major trends in terms of age, trainers or jockeys and so we are having to rely on a runner by runner analysis to provide our betting tips but that’s often the best way, so we’re happy with our predictions, assuming they actually run in the Wokingham of course.
Our first betting tip is an each way punt on the Irish four-year-old Kickboxer, who we’re confident should at the very least make it to the post here. This Godolphin grey hasn’t enjoyed a great start to the season, although showed marked improvement when finishing third at Newmarket last time out over six furlongs. We think he can build on that here and at odds of 20/1 with a range of online bookies looks very good value.
Our second Wokingham Stakes betting tip is another each way choice and we predict that both of these horses can place to end your Royal Ascot with a real bang. Zalty is also priced at 20/1 – with Bet365 and others – and this French five-year-old, trained by David Marnane, can upset the odds here to land a place. The gelding has won at six, seven and eight furlongs and whilst he is yet to race in 2016 we think encouraging form at the end of 2014 is worth taking a chance on.