Royal Ascot 2016 Day One Tips - Betting Odds
Royal Ascot 2016 is undoubtedly the most prestigious and glamorous race meeting that exists anywhere in the world, but don’t let the pomp and ceremony distract you from the vast array of top class racing action on show.
With three Group 1 races and a Group 2 on the opening day of Royal Ascot, there is plenty to get our teeth into when it comes to betting tips and predictions. It all starts with the Queen Anne Stakes, a one mile straight race for four-year-olds. The great Frankel won this one in 2012 but this year we like the look of John Moore’s Aussie runner Able Friend who has won his last six and looks great value at betting odds of 9/4 with most bookies.
Next up is the interesting-looking Group 2 Coventry Stakes, while the five furlong King’s Stand Stakes follows with Sole Power looking to make history by winning it for a third time, and we wouldn’t bet against that happening. It’s going to be a fast and frenetic affair in which William Haggas’s Muthmir might just spoil Sole Power’s party.
The St James’s Palace Stakes sees Aidan O’Brien’s Gleneagles going into the race as the odds-on favourite, with challenges likely from Consort (with Frankie Dettori in the saddle) and Andre Fabre’s Make Believe. We predict Gleneagles will do the business after taking victory in both the Irish and the English 2,000 Guineas this season.
The only handicap of the day, the Ascot Stakes, is the next race, with the Windsor Castle Stakes rounding things off on Day One. Neither is easy to predict, but following the market might well pay dividends. Whoever you back though, be sure to use our betting odds comparison to get the best value for all your bets.