Royal Ascot Racing 15:00 Odds and Predictions June 17

Japan jumps off the page in Prince of Wales's Stakes

Horse Racing Betting

The Prince Of Wales’s Stakes is one of the high points of Royal Ascot.
The 1m2f Group 1 contest never attracts a big field and only seven go to post this year but there is quality in abundance in a race which features three Group 1 winners and three horses that have already visited the winners’ enclosure this year.
Horse Racing Betting at Ladbrokes

Prince Of Wales’s Stakes History

The Prince of Wales’s Stakes is traditionally the third middle-distance race in the QIPCO British Champions Series, following the Investec Coronation Cup and Investec Derby. The Derby has yet to be run this year, of course.
First run in 1862, the race was halted at the start of World War II and didn’t reappear at Royal ascot until 1968, with the investiture of the current Prince Of Wales. In 2000, the race achieved Group 1 status but was, at the same time, closed the three-year-olds who had previously been eligible to run.
Saeed bin Suroor and Sir Michael Stoute have both trained the winner of four occasions.

Recent Winners

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Age Weight SP Stall Rating
2008 Duke of Marmalade Johnny Murtagh Aidan O’Brien 4 9-0 Evens 1 (13)
2009 Vision D’Etat Olivier Peslier E Libaud 4 9-0 4/1 2 (8) 122
2010 Byword Maxime Guyon A Fabre 4 9-0 5/2 5 (12) 124
2011 Rewilding Frankie Dettori Mahmood Al Zarooni 4 9-0 17/2 6 (7) 121
2012 So You Think Joseph O’Brien Aidan O’Brien 5 9-0 4/5 7 (11) 125
2013 Al Kazeem James Doyle Roger Charlton 5 9-0 11/4 9 (11) 119
2014 The Fugue William Buick John Gosden 5 8-11 11/2 7 (8) 123
2015 Free Eagle Pat Smullen Dermot Weld 4 9-0 5/2 4 (10) 120
2016 My Dream Boat Adam Kirby Clive Cox 4 9-0 16/1 3 (6) 117
2017 Highland Reel Ryan Moore Aidan O’Brien 5 9-0 9/4 6 (8) 123
2018 Poet’s Word James Doyle Sir Michael Stoute 5 9-0 11/2 1 (7) 119
2019 Crystal Ocean Frankie Dettori Sir Michael Stoute 5 9-0 3/1 6 (8) 125

Recent Trends

Prince Of Wales’s Stakes Current Best Odds

Japan 10/11 10/11 Evens
Headman 5/1 5/1 5/1
Barney Roy 5/1 6/1 11/2
Addeybb 10/1 10/1 10/1
Mehdaayih 12/1 9/1 11/1
Lord North 10/1 12/1 10/1
Bangkok 40/1 33/1 40/1

(Betting Odds were taken from Bet365, Ladbrokes & Betway on June 15, 2020 at 15:30 BST)

Prince Of Wales’s Stakes Conclusions

JAPAN is a hot favourite at a best Evens with Betway but the logical selection.
Third in last year’s Investec Derby, he won the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot later.
Group 1 success followed in the Grand Prix de Paris and the Juddmonte International at York but a fourth in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.

Those are high-class pieces of form and, though beaten in the Dante on his reappearance last year, Aidan O’Brien has had an extra month to get him ready this time.

The ground has turned against Addeybb (a general 10/1), who has been sparkling form in Australia this year but good going suits Barney Roy (6/1 with Ladbrokes), who has been in sparkling form in Dubai and does stay this trip, though has never won beyond 1m1f.

Headman (a general 5/1) progressed from handicaps to win Group 2 races at Saint-Cloud and Deauville last year but was only fifth on his final start in the Irish Champion Stakes and is probably just a step short of the very best.

New Customers – Get up to £30 in Free Bets with Betway
Betway Sports Free Bet Welcome Offer – General Terms

1. The Free Bet offer is only permitted once per person, household, family, household address, email address, debit card number or shared computer environment (example: a library, workplace, fraternity, university or school). Betway Sports reserves the right to void all winnings and play should this term be disregarded.

2. The Free Bet offer is only valid to the person who registers the Sports Account and applies only to Sports bets. It cannot be redeemed and is not transferable to any other product offered by Betway (Casino, Poker, Bingo or Vegas).

3. The Free Bet offer may not be claimed in conjunction with ANY other promotions currently offered by Betway Sports and is subject to on-going review. Betway Sports reserves the right to amend this offer and its terms at any time, including the cancellation of the promotion.

4. Before any withdrawals are processed, your play will be reviewed for any breach of our terms and conditions and irregular playing patterns. If any terms of an offer/ promotion are breached or if there is evidence of bets/wagers placed by a customer or group of customers (for example, betting patterns on the same events/markets that are identified across multiple accounts), which due to a Free Bet, Bonus, enhanced payment, our Cash Out feature or any other offer/promotion results in guaranteed customer returns regardless of the outcome, whether individually or as part of a group, Betway reserves the right, at our sole discretion, to void Free Bet or Bonus stakes or void any stakes funded by the use of previously awarded Free Bets or Bonuses and withhold any withdrawals and/or confiscate all winning from such voided bets. Betway also reserves the right to reclaim the Free Bet or Bonus awarded from such offers and confiscate them.

5. Should your qualifying bet/bets be void, push or a non-runner, you must stake the returns on another qualifying bet/bets before a withdrawal will be granted.

6. Betway Sports considers all the above Terms to be fair and by your participation in the Free Bet offer you consent to abide by them. Should you require any clarification or advice regarding these Terms, please contact Customer Support