Prince Of Wales’s Stakes Tips & Odds – 15:40 Royal Ascot – 15th June 2022

Prince of Wales's Stakes tips and preview from Royal Ascot on Wednesday

State of Rest / Windsor ©IMAGO / gallop photo 06/15/2022

The Prince Of Wales’s Stakes tips are the big feature for the second day of Royal Ascot 2022. This is the only Group 1 race of the day from the festival.

The field is only a small one for this year’s renewal of the fixture, which is part of the British Champions Series.

Even though the Prince Of Wales’s field is small this year, it looks like being a highly competitive one.

Our betting experts look back at some of the trends surrounding the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes as well as the odds for this year’s renewal.

Also included will be an in-depth look at each of the five runners who are heading to the start for this big Group 1.

Prince Of Wales’s Stakes Racing Odds

Bay Bridge 11/8
Shahryar 11/4
State Of Rest 11/2
Lord North 13/2
Grand Glory 9/1

* (odds recorded at 18:54 GMT on March 14th, 2022 at Paddy Power)

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Prince Of Wales’s Stakes Race Details Royal Ascot

  • Grade 1
  • 4-year-olds plus
  • 5 declared runners
  • 1m 2f
  • Going: Good To Firm
  • Winner £599,708


Prince Of Wales’s Stakes History

The first edition of the Prince of Wales’s Stakes was in 1862, so it has been around for a while.

The race takes its name from the then future King Edward VII, who was Prince Of Wales at the time.

In the early days of this contest, it was only open to 3-year-olds and it was run at a bigger distance than it is now at 1m 5f.

The race disappeared for a while, not returning after World War II and it wasn’t until 1968 that it was put back in the lineup.

It was a different race to its origins, however, as the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes came back as a 1m 2f contest and it was expanded to 3-year-olds and above.

The Prince of Wales’s Stakes was bumped up to its current Group 1 status in 2000, having hovered around at Group 2 for a while.

In 2000 there was another change to the fixture, as it was moved up to 4-year-olds being the minimum age of entry.

Fillies and mares, along with southern hemisphere competitors get a 3lb allowance for the Group 1 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes.

Bay Bridge 11/8 FAV in Prince Of Wales’s Stakes Racing Odds

BAY BRIDGE has looked like a good progressive one for Sir Michael Stoute.

With the trainer having won two of the last four editions for the Prince of Wales’s Stakes, then there are obvious claims here.

Bay Bridge is the current 11/8 favourite in Royal Ascot betting* (odds recorded at 18:54 GMT on March 14th, 2022 at Paddy Power).

Interestingly he is the only one of the five declared runners that has not had any experience at Group 1 before.

So this is new territory for him, but he has looked so good.

His latest run was in the Brigadier Gerard at Sandown three weeks ago.

Bay Bridge took the Group 3 contest by five lengths, which does indicate that he will handle himself at a higher grade.

The conditions are interesting, however, because he’s really unrated on faster ground.

So there will be a new challenge there for him, but it’s now been five straight wins for Bay Bridge. He has been handled so very well and looks like being the one to beat.


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Prince Of Wales’s Stakes Betting Contenders

As this is only a small field for the 2022 Prince of Wales’s Stakes betting, we can size up each of the remaining runners.

As far as Prince Of Wales’s Stakes tips go, the main contender to the favourite in our opinion is SHAHRYAR.

In his latest effort, the Japanese raider claimed the Sheema Classic at Meydan back in March.

That was on a longer 1m 4f trip.

So there will be questions about the shorter distance in front of him for Wednesday’s run.

Nonetheless, Shahryar looked great stepping onto the international stage for the first time.

He could have something to offer on his first run on British soil.

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STATE OF REST is no mug either and he is a three-time Group 1 winner. He was last seen in the Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh three weeks ago.

It was a third-place finish for him in that one, with the race not panning out his way.

Before that, he had completed a hattrick with a score at Longchamp.

State Of Rest picked up a Grade 1 win at Saratoga last year as well as the Cox Plate in Australia. He’s not forlorn hope on his Ascot debut.

LORD NORTH was behind State Of Rest in the Tattersalls Gold Cup three weeks ago, claiming a fourth-place finish.

A positive for him is that he is a previous winner of the Prince of Wales’s Stakes, claiming the score in 2020.

On his penulitmate run Lord North took his second Dubai Turf win, but on the evidence of his Curragh effort, he needs more.

GRAND GLORY is sitting on a hat-trick, but she has lost her regular jockey to Shahryar for the Prince Of Wales’s stakes.

That has to be pretty telling. She has some clear ability in her.

Back-to-back wins for Grand Glory in a Listed run at Longchamp and a Group 3 score at the same venue last month means she’s worth a try at this level.

Last 10 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes Winners at the Royal Ascot

Year Winner Odds Jockey Trainer
2021 Love 11/10F Ryan Moore A P O’Brien
2020 Lord North 5/1 James Doyle John Gosden
2019 Crystal Ocean 3/1 Franke Dettori Sir Michael Stoute
2018 Poets Word 11/2 James Doyle Sir Michael Stoute
2018 Highland Reel 9/4 Ryan Moore A P O’Brien
2016 My Dream Boat 16/1 Adam Kirby Clive Cox
2015 Free Eagle 5/2F Pat Smullen D K Weld
2014 The Fugue 11/2 William Buick John Gosden
2013 Al Kazeem 11/4 James Doyle Roger Chalrton
2012 So You Think 4/5F Joseph O’Brien A P O’Brien

Prince Of Wales’s Stakes Favourites – Royal Ascot Betting

What are the trends for the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes looking like in terms of favourites getting to the line first?

Last year’s winner Love was the 11/10F and was the third favourite to win in the last ten renewals of the Group 1 contest.

So that’s not a bad strike rate for favourites, but not terrific at the same time.

But it’s something to consider for the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes.

The longest-priced winner in the last decade was My Dream Boat in 2016 who got the score from a 16/1 SP.

So it has generally been a race that has not returned big odds.

To put that further into context, all but one of the last 20 renewals were won by a horse inside the top four in the betting market.

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Prince Of Wales’s Stakes Trends

On to some further Prince of Wales’s Stakes trends as we look at this popular Group 1 race.

The first of those is going to be the age as it’s not worth looking beyond a four or five-year-olds in general.

The last ten renewals have been won by four 4-year-olds and six 5-year-olds.

In the last 20 renewals, there have been 11 wins for British trainers, 6 from Ireland and 3 from France.

The last two Irish wins have been delivered by Aiden O’Brien in 2017 and in 2021.

A higher draw is generally preferable for the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes with all but two of the last ten editions being won from a stall that was above half of the number of runners.


Prince Of Wales’s Stakes Trends Royal Ascot

  • The last 20 renewals were won by a horse that had won within the last 4 starts
  • All but one of the last 20 renewals were won by a horse inside the top four in the market
  • None of the last 20 editions have been won by a horse older than 5
  • 19 of the last 20 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes winner were no bigger than 17/2
  • 1-4 wins in a 1 year period had been claimed by each of the 20 renewal winners
  • 18 of the last 20 renewal winners had not been bigger than 4/1 last time out


Prince Of Wales’s Stakes Trainer & Jockey Trends

With some trends on the board to consider for Prince of Wales’s Stakes tips, we can team them up with some trainer and jockey statistics.

Sir Michael Stoute is the only trainer with an entry in this year’s Prince Of Wales’s Stakes to have won the race more than once before.

His two victories came from 15 entered runners.

The likes of Aiden O’Brien, John Gosden and Saeed bin Suroor have all landed this race on more than one occasion, but again Sir Michael Stoute is the only one with an entry.

That having been said, John Gosden has won this twice before, in 2012 and 2020 as a sole listed trainer.

Now as part of the J & T Gosden duo, he does have 2020 winner Lord North in contention this year so warrants some considerations as well.

Moving onto the jockey trends for the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes two names are at the forefront for consideration.

Of the riders in the running this year, Frankie Dettori has won three times in the last 20 renewals, with Ryan Moore landing two wins.

They are the only ones in Wednesday’s race to have previously won it.

Ryan Moore goes on the favourite Bay Bridge, teaming up with Sir Micahel Stoute. Dettori jumps in the saddle for the Gosdens on Lord North.

Prince Of Wales’s Stakes Tips & Predictions Royal Ascot 2022

The appeal of BAY BRIDGE in this contest from 11/8 is pretty strong* (odds recorded at 18:54 GMT on March 14th, 2022 at Paddy Power).

That victory in the Brigadier Gerard was sublime and he looked extremely high-class in landing the victory.

Despite this being his Group 1 debut, he should have the beating of this field.

STATE OF REST also lands on the shortlist for this one, because he has proven himself plenty of times at the top level.

While he needs a bounceback from a below-par effort at the Curragh on his latest, he’s not to be underestimated.

Four of the last 20 winners had run at the Curragh last time out.

SHAHRYAR is fascinating after winning the Sheema Classic. 3 of 9 winners of that race have gone on to win next time out.

The Japanese raider looks extremely good and if he churns out a performance somewhere near as good as the one at Meydan he can ask a few questions.

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Royal Ascot races for Wednesday 15th June 2022

14:30: Queen Mary Stakes
15:05: Queens Vase
15:40: Prince of Wales’s Stakes
16:20: Duke of Cambridge Stakes
17:00: Royal Hunt Cup
17:35: Windsor Castle Stakes
18:10: Kensington Palace Stakes

Royal Ascot races for Thursday 16th June 2022

14:30: Norfolk Stakes
15:05: King George V Stakes
15:40: Ribblesdale Stakes
16:20: Ascot Gold Cup
17:00: Britannia Stakes
17:35: Hampton Court Stakes
18:10 Buckingham Palace Stakes

Royal Ascot races for Friday 17th June 2022

14:30: Albany Stakes
15:05: Commonwealth Cup
15:40: Duke of Edinburgh Stakes
16:20: Coronation Stakes
17:00: Sandringham Stakes
17:35: King Edward VII Stakes
18:10: Palace Of Holyroodhouse Stakes

Royal Ascot races for Saturday 18th June 2022

14:30: Chesham Stakes
15:05: Jersey Stakes
15:40: Hardwicke Stakes
16:20: Platinum Jubilee Stakes
17:00: Wokingham Stakes
17:35: Golden Gates Stakes
18:10: Queen Alexandra Stakes