Royal Ascot Betting Tips

Royal Ascot Betting Tips at Bet UK

Royal Ascot is one of the biggest events in the horse racing calendar. For each day of the festival, we'll be bringing you the latest Ascot betting tips, so you can see our thoughts on the days winners. Make sure to head over to Bet UK's online sportsbook for the latest horse racing betting odds for all races at Ascot. For more Royal Ascot coverage, check out our sports betting blog.

Ascot Betting Tips - 21st June

Yesterday was dominated by Frankie Dettori as the veteran jockey threatened to repeat his feat of 1996 and win every race on the day. He eventually stopped at 4 in a row, finishing his incredible run on the much fancied Stradivarius in the 4:20. We already knew Dettori would be prominent in this festival but his success yesterday might alter some of our tips today.

3:40 Ascot - Commonwealth Cup

At a length of 6f, Hello Youmzain has won 3 times and finished second once, proving that this is his best distance. His one outing at 7f had him finishing in 4th so his finishing is a worry, but he has enough to compete for 6f. Racing at Haydock at the end of last month, he beat Calyx and Royal Intervention, 2 horses that have been much fancied so far this year. It’s a small field in the 3:40, but a very open one and we could do a lot worse than a 7/1 bet on Hello Youmzain.

Hello Youmzain - 7/1

4:20 - Coronation Stakes

Our Frankie Dettori pick for the day is Twist ‘N’ Shake in the highlight Coronation Stakes. From a jockey’s point of view, Frankie consistently turns up in the biggest moments and it doesn't get much bigger than a race at Royal Ascot. For Twist ‘N’ Shake, he’ll be looking to bounce back from a narrow defeat at York last month. He was beaten by a neck as an 11/8F and his failure to win is one of the reasons his odds have been pushed so far out. Another will be the fact he is coming up against EVS favourite Hermosa, but at 11/1, Twist ‘N’ Shake shouldn’t be ignored.

Twist ‘N’ Shake - 11/1

5:35 Ascot - Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes

We’ll finish the day with Baghdad in the 5:35 Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes. Similarly to Hello Youmzain, Baghdad is racing at his ideal length this afternoon, with 3 wins and a place at 1m 4f. He’ll be ridden by Ryan Moore, who has been the reigning Champion Jockey for the last 5 years. After Dettori stole the show yesterday, Moore will be looking at this race as a perfect opportunity to catch up to his wins total. He is the favourite at 9/2, just ahead of Fujaira Prince and Corgi. Even if he doesn’t win, he should be a place which could still return some profit from 9/2.

Baghdad - 9/2

Royal Ascot Betting Schedule

Tuesday 18th June

Time Race Group Length
2:30 Queen Anne Stakes 1 1m
3:05 Coventry Stakes 2 6f
3:40 King's Stand Stakes 1 5f
4:20 St James's Palace Stakes 1 7f 213y
5:00 Ascot Stakes - 2m 3f 210y
5:35 Wolferton Stakes - 1m 1f 212y

Wednesday 18th June

Time Race Group Length
2:30 Queen Mary Stakes 2 5f
3:05 Queen's Vase 2 1m 6f 34y
3:40 Prince Of Wales's Stakes 1 1m 1f 212y
4:20 Duke Of Cambridge Stakes 2 1m
5:00 Royal Hunt Cup - 1m
5:35 Windsor Castle Stakes - 5f

Thursday 18th June

Time Race Group Length
2:30 Norfolk Stakes 2 5f
3:05 Hampton Court Stakes 3 1m 1f 212y
3:40 Ribblesdale Stakes 2 1m 3f 211y
4:20 Gold Cup 1 2m 3f 210y
5:00 Britannia Stakes - 1m
5:35 King George V Stakes - 1m 3f 211y

Friday 18th June

Time Race Group Length
2:30 Albany Stakes 3 6f
3:05 King Edward VII Stakes 2 1m 3f 211y
3:40 Commonwealth Cup 1 6f
4:20 Coronation Stakes 1 7f 213y
5:00 Sandringham Stakes - 1m
5:35 Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes - 1m 3f 211y

Jockeys At Royal Ascot

Ryan Moore

If Ruby Walsh is the king of the Cheltenham Festival, then Ryan Moore surely holds the crown for Royal Ascot. For the last 5 years, Moore has been the top jockey at Ascot and no other rider can boast as many wins as he can. In 2015, he also managed to record the most amount of wins for one jockey at a Royal Ascot meeting with 9 across the 5 days. He’ll be the favourite for this year’s top jockey crown again, particularly when teaming up with trainer Aidan O’Brien.

Frankie Dettori

Ryan Moore might be the new kid on the block, but Frankie Dettori is by far the most experience jockey at this year’s Royal Ascot. Since he has been riding at Ascot, he has won 53 races, including 7 in one day in 1996. That day in 96 proved that regardless of what horse he is riding, as long as Dettori is involved then there is a chance it can win.

James Doyle

Not instantly one of the most recognisable names for casual racing fans, but James Doyle could be the one that will shock a few at Royal Ascot. Doyle has placed or won 29% of his 151 career races at Ascot and has particular success on Charlie Appleby trained horses. Behind the big two of Moore and Dettori, Doyle is the main jockey who should be challenging for that top jockey award.

Trainers At Royal Ascot

Aiden O’Brien

Just like Ryan Moore, in recent years Aiden O’Brien has dominated Royal Ascot. Only John Gosden and Mark Johnston have won more races at Ascot, although both have entered more than 100 more horses than O’Brien. His winning percentage of 14.4% is almost unrivalled by trainers that have raced a similar amount of horses, so it would be no surprise if he wins top trainer in 2019. As we already mentioned, when working with Ryan Moore, the pair has seen success constantly throughout the last 5 years.

John Gosden

Each trainer has a favoured jockey and for John Gosden, that’s Frankie Dettori. Gosden is the most successful trainer of all time at Ascot Racecourse, with 68 wins from 433 runs. That’s a win percentage of 15.7%, the best winning percentage of anyone with over 125 runs. He has always been successful, but he has failed to win top trainer since the modern day domination of O’Brien and Moore.

Charlie Appleby

Charlie Appleby is one of the top trainers in the game and shares the brunt of the Goldolphin stable training with Saeed bin Suroor. Whilst bin Suroor has more success in Dubai, Appleby has been the one who has broken into Royal Ascot and announced himself as a contender. He had his first winner with Space Age in 2015, before Blue Point won the King’s Stand Stakes to become Godolphin’s first winner of that race.

Royal Ascot Betting Terms

Starting Price (SP) - The starting price is the price that the horse was when the race began. You’ll often see SP replace the odds when you are on Bet UK’s sportsbook, for races that are in the future. This just means that whatever price the horse is at when the race starts is what you will be given.

Accumulator - An accumulator is a series of bets that can all be placed for one wager, giving you increased odds. Accumulators are popular as a way to increase potential winnings. Whilst they do increase your odds, you are also relying on predicting multiple outcomes. For example, if you place 4 horses in your accumulator, all 4 must win in order for your bet to win. Just one out of 4 horses failing to win will render the bet as a loss.

Each Way - If you place an each way bet during Royal Ascot, then you’ll be taking advantage of the ‘places’ on offer for each race. This means that your horse doesn’t have to win for your bet to result as a winner. Each race will have a number of places, normally between 2 and 5. So if a race has 5 places, that means your horse can finish as low as 5th and you’ll still get some returns.

Forecast/Tricast - Forecasts and tricasts are some of the hardest markets to predict, but can pay out highly if won. Forecasts and tricasts let you predict either the first 2 or 3 places in race in the correct order. You won’t be given a price as it’s dependent on each horse’s starting price, which could all differ in the lead up to the race.

Rule 4 - Rule 4 will come into effect if a horse pulls out of a race that you have already placed a bet on. Rule 4 ensures that the payout is still fair, even after a horse has pulled out. For example, if a favourite pulls out of the running, this means that your horse now has a much better chance of winning the race. This will be reflected in your payout, which will be decreased based on the price that the horse was when it pulled out.

Royal Ascot Ante Post Betting Tips

Horse Race Odds
Too Darn Hot St James’s Palace Stakes 7/2
Crystal Ocean Prince Of Wales Stakes 11/2
Stradivarius Gold Cup 6/2
Lah Ti Dar Coronation Stakes 9/2
The Tin Man Diamond Jubilee Stakes 9/1

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