Royal Ascot Betting 2022 – A guide to this year’s Festival

The 2022 Royal Ascot Festival - Five days of premier flat racing action on the way!

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Royal Ascot betting 2022 is the next big focus of the racing calendar as the focus shifts to the premier flat action.

This year’s Royal Ascot starts on June 14th with five massive days of flat racing with some high-class stars like Stradivarius and Emily Upjohn expected to put in appearances.

Royal Ascot is such a stunning spectacle, of colours and styles and one of the biggest interest national sprints, the Group 1 Platinum Jubilee Stakes with a £1m stake is the highlight of the show.

In this Guide to Royal Ascot betting 2022, we take a look at what is to come, including the racecards for each of the days.

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When and where is Royal Ascot 2022?

Royal Ascot 2022 starts on Tuesday, June 14th and draws to a close on Saturday 18th June. So there are five massive days of top-class racing for racegoers and punters to enjoy.

The Royal Procession opens the proceedings on Tuesday when the clock strikes 2 pm at the famous venue.

Royal Ascot – Tuesday, 14th June 2022 – Royal Ascot

14:30 – Queen Anne Stakes (Group 1) (4YO plus) 1m
15:05 – Coventry Stakes (Group 2) (2YO only) 6f
15:40 – King’s Stand Stakes (Group 1) (3YO plus) 5f
16:20 – St James’s Palace Stakes (Group 1) (3YO only) 1m
17:00 – Ascot Stakes (Class 2) 2m 4f
17:35 – Wolferton Stakes (Listed) (4YO plus) 1m 2f
18:10 – Copper Horse Handicap (4YO plus) 1m 6f

The first day of action for Royal Ascot betting features three big Group 1 races.

The curtain-raiser to the entire Festival will potentially see the high-class BAAEED bid for glory.

He is undefeated in seven career efforts so far, including Group 1 successes.

Baaeed was a winner at Ascot last year when he took the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes in October. The Wiliam Haggas-trained 4-year-old is the one to beat.

The King’s Stand Stakes could well feature an interesting duel between GOLDEN PAL and NATURE STRIP over the minimum distance.

The third Group 1 of the opening day of Royal Ascot 2022 being the hugely popular St James’s Palace Stakes which is for 3-year-olds only.

This could be a cracking lineup for the 1m trip, with Charlie Appleby’s brilliant colt COROEBUS looking to add to his 2000 Guineas win back in April.

Royal Ascot – Wednesday 15th June 2022

14:30 – Queen Mary Stakes (Fillies Group 2) (2YO only) 5f
15:05 – Queen’s Vase (Group 2) (3YO only) 1m 6f
15:40 – Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (Group 1) (Class 1) (4YO plus) 1m 2f
16:20 – Duke Of Cambridge Stakes (Fillies And Mares’ Group 2) (4YO plus) 1m
17:00 – Royal Hunt Cup (Heritage Handicap) (3YO plus) 1m
17:35 – Windsor Castle Stakes (Listed) (2YO only) 5f
18:10 – Kensington Palace Stakes (Handicap) (4YO plus) 1m

The second day of Royal Ascot has just one Group 1 fixture, but it is a big one without question.

The Prince Of Wales’s Stakes is a contest for 4-year-olds plus over a distance of 1m 2f. It should be a ghostly constant renewal as well.

The sparkling BAY BRIDGE is likely to get from the head of the market in the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes betting.

Will he continue his excellent winning streak under pressure from the likes of SHAHRYAR and STATE OF REST?

Our betting prediction:
Stradivarius Ascot Gold Cup

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* (odds recorded at 19:11 GMT on June 10th, 2022 at Unibet)


Royal Ascot – Thursday 16th June 2022

14:30 – Norfolk Stakes (Group 2) (2YO only) 5f
15:05 – King George V Stakes (Heritage Handicap) (Class 2) (3YO only) 1m 4f
15:40 – Ribblesdale Stakes (Group 2) (3YO only) 1m 4f
16:20 – Gold Cup (Group 1) (British Champions Series) (Class 1) (4YO plus) 2m 4f
17:00 – Britannia Stakes Heritage Handicap (Class 2) (3YO only) 1m
17:35 – Hampton Court Stakes (Group 3) (3YO only) 1m 2f
18:10 – Buckingham Palace Stakes Handicap (Class 2) (3YO plus) 7f

Thursday’s top action is the big Ascot Gold Cup from the top tier and it looks like there is going to be a lot to enjoy about this one.

The popular STRADIVARIUS holds an entry for this one as he looks to continue his stunning Ascot record.

But he may not have things all his own way on his Ascot reappearance, because there are some other big threats in the field.

TRUESHAN and KYPRIOS are both likely to be big players in this contest, making for a fascinating renewal for Royal Ascot betting 2022.

See below for further details about this year’s Ascot Gold Cup betting.

Friday 17th June 2022

14:30 – Albany Stakes (Group 3) (2YO only) 6f
15:05 – Commonwealth Cup (Group 1) (3YO only) 6f
15:40 – Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes Handicap (Class 2) (3YO plus) 1m 4f
16:20 – Coronation Stakes (Group 1) (Class 1) (3YO only) 1m
17:00 – Sandringham Stakes Handicap (Class 2) (3YO only) 1m
17:35 – King Edward VII Stakes (Group 2) (Class 1) (3YO only) 1m 4f
18:10 – Palace Of Holyroodhouse Stakes Handicap (Class 2) (3YO only) 5f

We are speeding up nicely towards the weekend with a couple of Group 1 fixtures coming up on Friday.

The first of those is the Commonwealth Cup in which PERFECT POWER holds an entry.

He is likely to be heavily involved along with the likes of EL CABALLO and GO BEARS GO in this 3-year-old 6f sprint.

The Coronation Stakes is another contest for only 3-year-olds, and this is a 1m trip for the runners.

HOMELESS SONGS has been shaping up as one of the favourites in the stone pots for this one, but threats of INSPIRAL and CACHET can’t be dismissed.

Royal Ascot – Saturday 18th June 2022

14:30 – Chesham Stakes (Listed Race) (Class 1) (2YO only) 7f
15:05 – Jersey Stakes (Group 3) (Class 1) (3YO only) 7f
15:40 – Hardwicke Stakes (Group 2) (Class 1) (4YO plus) 1m 4f
16:20 – Platinum Jubilee Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) (Class 1) (4YO plus) 6f
17:00 – Wokingham Stakes (Heritage Handicap) (Class 2) (3YO plus) 6f
17:35 – Golden Gates Stakes Handicap (Class 2) (3YO only) 1m 2f
18:10 – Queen Alexandra Stakes Conditions Race (Class 2) (4YO plus) 2m 5½f

Saturday’s card warms up nicely, starting with the Listed Chesham Stakes.

From there we go up one level of grade in each subsequent race before we land on the Group 1 Jubilee Stakes with its massive £1m prize pot.

While HOME AFFAIRS has been one of the market leaders in the ante-post for this one in Royal Ascot 2022 odds, there is a very strong field waiting to pounce.

It looks like being an extremely competitive renewal of one of the top flat races on the calendar.

CAMPANELLA, NATURE STRIP and GOLDEN PAL are among some of those who hold an entry. It’s the headlining race of the entire Royal Festival.

Stradivarius Ascot Gold Cup Odds 2022

We can’t look ahead to the Royal Ascot Festival without further mention of Stradivarius, one of the most popular horses around.

The Royal Ascot Gold Cup is going to be one of the most anticipated races at this year’s Festival.

There is a clash between Stradivarius, Kyprios and Trueshan. They are the big trio in Thursday’s contest.

But what is the lay of the land at the bookmakers for the Ascot Gold Cup odds?

There has been plenty of movement around, with Stradivarius coming in hot as expected.

But things have settled down and at the time of writing, Kyrpios had taken over at the head of the market.

Latest Ascot Gold Cup Odds 2022

Kyprios 2/1
Stradivarius 11/4
Tuesday 4/1
Scope 6/1
Princess Zoe 8/1
Moho Star 14/1
Cleveland 16/1
Burning Victory 20/1
Tashkhan 22/1
Earlofthecotswolds 25/1
Bubble Smart 33/1
Wordsworth 33/1
Alignak 66/1

* (odds recorded at 19:11 GMT on June 10th, 2022 at Unibet)

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Kyprios Ascot Gold Cup Odds

Kyprios has won four of his six starts so far and will be seeking a hat-trick bid when he steps out at Ascot this year.

Aiden O’Brien’s charge steps up to the top level for the first time and also tackles this staying trip for the first time.

But after storming a Group 3 at Leopardstown by 14 lengths on his recent effort, Kyprios clearly has a lot of scope.

Kyprios 2/1
* (odds recorded at 19:11 GMT on June 10th, 2022 at Unibet)

Stradivarius Ascot Gold Cup Odds

Stradivarius has just about achieved all that there is to do in a brilliant flat career.

He seems to have been around forever, but he is still only an 8-year-old.

Stradivarius thrives at Ascot and is a former Ascot Gold Cup winner, completing a straight hattrick in the race in 2020.

His winning streak at the Festival came to an end last year.

Stradivarius finished third in another Gold Cup bid behind winner Subjectatvist. He’s back for another attempt and can’t be written off.

Stradivarius 5/2
* (odds recorded at 19:11 GMT on June 10th, 2022 at Unibet)

Trueshan Ascot Gold Cup Odds

Alan King’s Trueshan has been warming up very nicely for Ascot after taking a comfortable win at Nottingham in early April (Listed).

That was his fourth win on the spin. Twice last year he convincingly had the beating of Stradivarius.

Trueshan took down the Ascot great in the Group 1 Qatar Prix de Cardran at Longchamp before getting the Long Distance Cup win over him last year. Can he lead the way again?

Trueshan 4/1
* (odds recorded at 19:11 GMT on June 10th, 2022 at Unibet)

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Some Popular Royal Ascot Bet Types

We are heading into a huge week of horse racing betting, with so much variety and bet options available. Punters have likely been studying form and ante-post markets for Royal Ascot betting to formulate a betting strategy.

Here are some of the popular types of Royal Ascot bets, all of which are fairly self-explanatory.

  • Win – a straight wager on the winner of a race
  • Top 2 Finish – This is a place bet is backing a horse to come home in the top two. It’s usually a good approach for a runner that you think may get close, but you’re not quite sure.
  • Top 3 Finish – This racing betting market is selecting a horse just to get into the top three in any position, usually good for outsiders
  • Each-Way – An each-way horse racing bet combines a Win and a Place option together in one bet, but with the stake split into two. If the selection wins, both the Win and Place parts are paidout, but if the selection just Places, the Win part of the bet is lost.
  • Top Jockey – Select the jockey that will ride the most winners home at the Festival
  • Top Trainer – Selecting who will be the most successful trainer at the Festival

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Royal Ascot Tips 2022

There are just so many excellent races across the course of the five days. Our betting experts will have full Royal Ascot Tips 2022 for the big races, closer to the Festival.

There is still time for entries to change and the odds to shift dramatically.

Our experts will have full racing previews full of Royal Ascot Tips for each of the Group 1 fixtures that are heading our way.

A daily Ascot racing tips preview will also be provided covering all races, from each day of this year’s Festival.

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