King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes Tips, Odds and Betting Offers, Ascot, 23rd July 2016
Saturday at Ascot sees the race which is often anticipated as the first major clash of the season between the Classic generation and their elders over the Derby distance of 1m4f.
Best Enhanced Odds Offers
If you fancy Dartmouth for this one you’re in luck, because Betfair offer 6/1 enhanced odds on the favourite! This great price is for new customers only and the maximum bet is £10, with winnings paid in free bets.
Note you get your money back as a free bet if Dartmouth doesn’t win and you can also claim an extra £100 in free bets on top, making this a cracking promotion!
Coral Lead The Way
Coral beat that though, with their 8/1 offer on Dartmouth to make the top 3! The maximum bet is £5 and again winnings are paid in free bets, with money back if he somehow doesn’t deliver. This looks a banker though!
Alternatively check out 888sport’s triple odds. New 888 customers can back ANY horse in this race at three times the normal odds. Maximum stake is £10 and winnings are cash for the normal odds, free bets for the rest!
With the race also being open to fillies and mares, this contest has regularly seen the best of the best doing battle regardless of age or sex. Much like in 2015 however, the race has lost a little of its lustre in the week leading up to the race. Last year it was the best of the three year old’s, John Gosden’s Golden Horn, who was a late withdrawal. This year and it is the star amongst the older brigade, and odds on favourite for the race, Postponed, who has been ruled out. Nevertheless this is still a Group 1 contest well worth tuning in to.
John Gosden could hardly have come closer to winning this race last year when Eagle Top was beaten by just a nose into second by Postponed. That was viewed as something of a sub-par renewal at the time but the subsequent globetrotting exploits of the winner have shown him to be well up to scratch.
As mentioned we have no Postponed this year, and no Eagle Top either, we do however have his full brother, Wings Of Desire. Unraced as a two year old, this son of Pivotal made rapid strides in his first three starts at three. A maiden victory at the second time of asking was swiftly followed by success in the Dante Stakes at York. That performance resulted in the Gosden colt heading many betting lists for the Derby and he duly lined up at Epsom.
To finish fourth there was no bad performance for one so inexperienced and being held up on such an undulating track didn’t really play to his strengths. In possession of a useful turn of foot, this more conventional track should suit and in receipt of 12lbs, he could prove tough to repel in the closing stages.
Tight Odds at the Top
With the top four in the market here all priced at around 4/1 or below, there isn’t all that much room for manoeuvre for those seeking an each way punt in a race which only pays two places. The one who may well be overpriced however is the Aidan O’Brien runner, Sir Isaac Newton.
This one has been a highly touted individual since his two year old days, and reportedly shows an awful lot in his work at home. However he had never shown much of note at all at the track, until recently that is. Four years old now, this son of Galileo seems to be belatedly getting his act together and arrives here seeking a hat-trick having scored at Listed and Group 3 level on his two most recent starts.
This admittedly requires further improvement but in what doesn’t look the strongest of Group 1’s, and stepping up to 1m4f for the first time he may well outrun his odds and is good value at Ladbrokes.