Royal Ascot 2016 Day Two Races - Betting Odds Tips
The second day at Royal Ascot doesn’t quite have the pizzazz of the opening day in terms of the quality of the races (there is just the one Group 1 race on Day Two), but it certainly makes up for that in the excitement stakes! And we compare all the latest betting odds from the top bookies in the business to make sure that when you place your bets you will get the best price possible.
Things get underway on Day Two at Royal Ascot with the Jersey Stakes, a Group 3 run for three-year-olds over seven furlongs. The Richard Hannon-Richard Hughes combination has paid dividends regularly at Ascot over the years and we’re backing them to do it again as Ivawood – priced at around 7/4 – has enough power and speed to seize victory.
Next up is the Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes in which two-year-old fillies take centre stage. It is a tougher race to predict given the lack of running many in the field have under their hoofs, but there has been plenty of promise shown by both Mark Johnston’s Rah Rah and Besharah from the William Haggas stable. We think it could be a battle between those two.
A rather hard-to-fathom Duke of Cambridge Stakes is next up, but we’ll leapfrog straight to the feature race of the day, the Prince of Wales’s Stakes, a one mile, two furlong race for horses aged four and older which promises to be one of the most exciting contests of the whole meeting. Dermot Weld’s Free Eagle is the current favourite at around the 3/1 mark, but we prefer the Kevin Ryan-trained The Grey Gatsby who is available at betting odds of nearer 7/1 with some bookies.
A heritage handicap (the Royal Hunt Cup) and a listed race (the Sandringham Handicap) follow, neither of which are easy to predict, but looking for course form is the way to go.