St James's Palace Stakes Betting

When it comes to the big races at the Royal Ascot festival, there are many Group 1 contests which offer punters the chance to browse the betting odds as they explore the potential runners for the race. Contested on the opening day of the Royal meeting, the race is one of three groups ones that attract the biggest and best runners.

Who is the favourite to win the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot?

The current favourite to win in the St James's Palace Stakes betting odds is Notable Speech who sits at 5/4 and will likely go under evens before the race begins. However, as it stands both Rosallion and Henry Longfellow are 4/1 and under, meaning both should give Notable Speech a fantastic race. Notable Speech won the 2,000 Guineas last time out but Rosallion took the race all the way and won last time out at Curragh.

Henry Longfellow is the main interest of the race after an abysmal race last time out led to the horses first defeat, will the Irish horse bounce back?

St James's Palace Stakes Odds

Before the race begins, we’ll have all of the key betting odds available for the St James's Palace Stakes; these will feature some of the leading contenders for the race and the horse who is likely to start favourite once all of the betting odds have been clarified and the final runners decided, the horse racing betting markets will update so when post time approaches.

If you prefer to make your bets prior to the day of the race, we also have the ante-post markets available, so you bet weeks in advance or just a few days before if you’d like to get better odds.

Remember, at Bet UK. We also have the chance to place each-way bets and forecast bets alongside the win bets.

St James's Palace Stakes Tips

As well as the top betting odds for the St James Palace Stakes, we’ll have betting tips for this race and the entire Royal Ascot Day 1 racecard as the event approaches. Our detailed analysis of the trends and available runners for the race will allow you to make your selections from our St James's Palace Stakes tips which will feature favourites and long odds choices.

About The St James Palace Stakes

The St James Palace Stakes is one of the major races to take place on the opening day of Royal Ascot. Classes as group 1, the race is open to three-year-old colts, which means it's a very specific criterion to have the chance to run in the contest. Run over a distance of seven furlongs, it usually attracts horses who have also featured in the 2000 guineas.

First run in 1834, it’s named after a royal residence which was used during the Tudor period and as a key part of the Royal Ascot card, the St James Palace Stakes has moved up through the group levels to its lofty perch of Group 1 status. All colts who head to this race are required to carry a weight of 9 stone, and they will compete for a prize of £400,000.

The leading jockey for this race is Mick Kinane, with six wins across his career, and although many other jockeys, such as Ryan Moore, Frankie Dettori and James Doyle, have managed to land a win, they are not close to catching the total of the famous Irish jockey.

When it comes to the leading trainer, like many other races at Royal Ascot, that accolade falls to Aidan O’Brien, who has eight wins across his career, the most recent of those coming from the O'Brien-trained colt Circus Maximus who proved to be a popular winner.

Previous Winners of St James's Palace Stakes

Although there have been many winners of this race, the most recent being Charlie Appleby's Coroebus, we've listed the prime examples of the most recent winners below, so you can take a look below before making your bet selections.

2023 - Paddington 2022 - Coroebus 2021 - Poetic Flare 2020 - Palace Pier 2019 - Circus Maximus 2018 - Without Parole 2017 - Barney Roy

St James's Palace Stakes Betting Trends

When it comes to the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot, there are many horses which have attempted to win not only this race but also the 2000 Guineas and the Irish 2000 Guineas alongside it. It’s a key race for many horses who compete over seven-furlongs and close to a mile, which means there is always a high calibre of horses who tend to feature.

If you’re looking for the key betting trends to influence your betting decisions, we’ve highlighted some of them below:

  • Only three-year-olds compete in this race, so age shouldn’t come into contention when deciding on a horse for this race.
  • Seven of the last 13 champion colt participants in this race won their last outing before the St James Palace Stakes, with ten of the last 13 winners also running within 26 days.
  • If you prefer to choose your horses from the standards of race, eight of the last 13 winners had at least one previous Group 1 win.
  • When it comes to recent winners, many of them will have competed in races such as the Epsom Derby and the 2000 Guineas.

St James Palace Stakes FAQs

What time is the St James's Palace Stakes?

The race will take place at 4:20pm on the first day of Royal Ascot.

Who is the race open to?

The St James Palace Stakes is open to three year old colts only.

What is the prize money for St James Palace Stakes?

The prize money on offer for the race is £400,000

What distance is the 2024 St James's Palace Stakes?

The race will be contested over seven furlongs at Ascot Racecourse.

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