In the United Kingdom and the latest edition of the five-day Royal Ascot horseracing extravaganza is scheduled to get underway from tomorrow afternoon with a number of runners owned by Queen Elizabeth II reportedly being tipped to triumph.
According to a report from the Daily Mirror tabloid newspaper, the three-year-old Reach For The Moon is among the contenders for victory in Thursday’s Hampton Court Stakes event at odds of 11/8 and could well steal the thunder of earlier favorite Hoo Ya Mal. This Group III contest is purportedly set to take place with 16 runners from 3:05pm local time featuring a host of other notable competitors encompassing Ottoman Fleet, Buckaroo and Aikhal.
The newspaper reported that Her Majesty may very well preface this event by tasting triumph via her five-year-old King’s Lynn runner in tomorrow’s highly-competitive King’s Stand Stakes event. This animal is currently listed at odds of 16/1 to win although it is moreover attracting a 20/1 rating for Saturday’s longer Platinum Jubilee Stakes competition.
David Stevens from Coral reportedly told the newspaper that seven-year-old runner Nature Strip at odds of 9/4 as well as Golden Pal at 7/2 and Twilight Calls at 15/2 are also very much in the running to take down the King’s Stand Stakes prize. The bookmaker purportedly disclosed that any of these could very well be an each-way prospect alongside the likes of Man of Promise at 14/1 or even Winter Power at a more distant 25/1.
Stevens reportedly told the newspaper…
“Last week it looked likely that Golden Pal would be sent off favorite for the King’s Stand Stakes following trainer Wesley Ward‘s bullish comments about his star but since then the Aussie connections of Nature Strip have displayed equal confidence in their raider to the point where we now can’t split them at the head of the market. We have a truly international clash to look forward to on Tuesday with the only certainty being that it is low odds the King’s Stand Stakes prize is heading overseas.”
Among other animals to watch out for during Royal Ascot, which is to be held at Ascot Racecourse in the rural environs of Berkshire, and the Daily Mirror reported that Baaeed is the hot favorite for tomorrow’s opening Queen Anne Stakes event at odds of 1/5. The four-year-old runner’s closest rival is purportedly Real World at 9/1 while fellow challengers Order of Australia and Chindit are even further back at odds of 22/1 and 28/1 respectively.
This year’s edition of Royal Ascot is reportedly destined to feature 35 races spread across the five days while the Daily Mirror finished by advising prospective race-goers that Coroebus is to be very short price for Tuesday’s St James Palace Stakes. The animal owned by the royal family of Dubai is already purportedly being listed at odds of 8/11 although this value may well contract as kick off gets closer.