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The King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes odds enable even the most jaded of gambler to prize their bankroll open and back a winner. Enable is just 4/6 to continue its winning ways at Bet365, one of the best online betting sites in the UK, and with no sign of slowing it’s a pretty safe wager. That said, this is racing and even the greats go off the boil eventually so will this be the outing that sees the astonishing talent that is Enable finally ceases to be the horse to beat?
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes odds Enable gets are, naturally, quite short but it hasn’t lost for two years of big race entries and whilst Magical was closer than a length behind last time out at Sandown it is still the de facto winner even well before the off. Despite that, as it’s over a mile, three furlongs and a couple of hundred yards, and open to all comers over three years, there are still plenty of takers willing to chance this race being the one that ends an era.
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The field includes both Crystal Ocean and Coronet, which came in second and third last year, and the surging Magical too is in the mix. So whilst the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes odds Enable is getting for those who like to bet on sports in the UK it is by no means the only wager on the race that could come out a winner, even if it is likely the most sensible option. This being racing, sensible options are not the only ones available and there’s plenty in this race.
Norway, Hunting Horn and Magic Wand get 66/1 apiece at Bet365 and frankly would need to weave a spell to get up among the front runners. Coronet got third place last year but this time round the bookies are giving it just 40/1. This only puts it marginally ahead of Salouen on 50/1 and so far back from the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes odds Enable garners it would need a telescope to see that far, although it’s still a tempting each-way punt for the game.
- Norway – 66/1
- Magic Wand – 66/1
- Hunting Horn – 66/1
- Salouen – 50/1
- Morando – 50/1
- Coronet – 40/1
- Mirage Dancer – 33/1
- Lah Ti Dar – 33/1
- Cheval Grand – 20/1
- Sovereign – 20/1
- Magical – 16/1
- Japan – 16/1
- Waldgeist – 16/1
- Defoe – 10/1
Less tempting perhaps are Lah Ti Dar and Mirage Dancer at 33/1 whose chances could be built on sand in a field this strong, something underlined by Sovereign getting a rather parsimonious 20/1, the same price those who take advantage of UK gambling laws will discover the bookies are handing out on Cheval Grand. It’s only at the shorter prices that the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes odds enable a more interesting wager, somewhere around the 16/1 point.
King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes Odds – Enable 4/6
Magical gets that price, as do Japan and Waldgeist. Japan has won twice over a mile and four furlongs so could well make a fist of this, whilst Waldgeist, alas, has slumped in form to a third place behind Crystal Ocean over only a mile and two. Meanwhile Magical has run Enable closer than any other horse so far, and at that price has to be worth a punt. Although that said Defoe is getting 10/1 and is no slouch, winning in both it’s last two outings and looking great doing it.
King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes
- Date: July 27th 2019
- Track: Ascot Racecourse
- Location: Ascot, UK
- Distance: 1m 3F 211yds (2,406m)
- Type: Flat
- Qualification: 3 year olds+
- Weights: 8st 10lb (3yo)
- 9st 7lb (4yo+)
- Allowances: 3lb Fillies/Mares
- 4lb S. Hemisphere 4yo
- Surface: Turf
- Purse: £1,250,000
Anthony Van Dyck sits at 7/1 and if it weren’t for that second place to Sovereign at Curragh might be more heavily backed at Bet365, one of the best online sportsbook sites in the UK, this time round. The closet rival to those King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes odds Enable gets, the bookies believe, is Crystal Ocean at 11/4, but whilst it’s won its last three races, it will have to be massively fortunate to be able to get another victory against the legend that is Enable.