Royal Ascot 15:00 Odds and Predictions June 18 – Battleground can win war of attrition at 4/1 with Bet365

be brave and back Battleground in the Chesham Stakes

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Chesham Stakes History

Named after the 3rd Baron Chesham, the Chesham Stakes was first run in 1919.
Originally run over 5f, the two-year-old now compete over 7f and attracts future middle-distance performers as it is restricted to horses who have been sired by stallions who won races over 1m2f or further.

Chesham Stakes Previous Winners

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Time
2008 Free Agent Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Sr 1:29.59
2009 Big Audio Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Sr. 1:30.19
2010 Zaidan Seb Sanders Clive Brittain 1:27.51
2011 Maybe Ryan Moore Aidan O’Brien 1:32.46
2012 Tha’ir Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 1:30.01
2013 Berkshire Jim Crowley Paul Cole 1:28:46
2014 Richard Pankhurst William Buick John Gosden 1:27:58
2015 Suits You Cristian Demuro Eoghan O’Neill 1:26.93
2016 Churchill Ryan Moore Aidan O’Brien 1:29.57
2017 September Ryan Moore Aidan O’Brien 1:26.70
2018 Arthur Kitt Richard Kingscote Tom Dascombe 1:28.08
2019 Pinatubo James Doyle Charlie Appleby 1:25.73

Chesham Stakes Current Best Odds

Modern News 3/1
Battleground 4/1
Bright Devil 9/2
Golden Flame 6/1
First Prophet 8/1
Concessions 9/1
Clarendon Cross 16/1
March Law 33/1
Seattle Rock 40/1
(Odds correct at 17:30 BST June 16, 2020)
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Chesham Stakes Predictions

Bright Devil is certainly bred to stay and will relish every millimetre of rain that has fallen on Ascot in recent days – Andrew Balding’s Newmarket winner is a best 9/2.
Modern News also made a winning start over 6f at Newmarket but only by a neck and this is a much tougher assignment for the Godolphin colt. He is the general 3/1 market leader at present, however.
Golden Flame has already run over 7f at Haydock. He was only beaten half-a-length and holds Clarendon Cross on that effort so can’t be ignored at a general 11/2 given his stable’s two-year-olds have started off in great form.
Concessions only won a three-runner race at Chelmsford but beat an odds-on chance from the Johnston stable with Seattle Rock last and the 9/1 with Betway could be a decent each-way bet.
BATTLEGROUND (4/1 with Bet365) is out of Arc winner Found, who was particularly effective on ground with some give.
He was only fifth on his racecourse debut at Naas when one of five Aidan O’Brien runners but there was a huge amount of promise in his run considering he missed the break.
An easier surface and an extra furlong are going to be right up his street and he will know a lot more on his second start – the smaller field will also help.

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