One of the biggest days in horse racing is almost here, and now is the time to place your bet on the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes!
The 2016 British Champions Day is set to begin in less than two weeks, and horse racing fans around the world are already flooding Bet365 to place their bets on the outcomes. One of the biggest races, the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, is particularly interesting, as a number of horses are being looked at as potential favorites.
The Queen Elizabeth II Stakes is part of the Group 1 flat race open for horses aged three years or older. It takes place at Ascot Racecourse over a distance of one mile. For years it was part of the Breeders Cup Challenge Series, until 2011 when it was added into the British Champions Day series.
This year, a number of promising horses will be taking part in the race, and many experts are having a hard time making their bet on the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes for 2016. The odds are already set, so let’s take a look at some of the horses that are most favored to win the race.
Which horses are most likely to win?
According to most online sportsbooks in the UK, the horse with the best chance of winning the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes is Ribchester. The three year-old Bay Colt has a 33% win percentage over six runs, and is trained by R A Fahey. Ribchester’s odds to win are 2/1, according to Bet365. The second favorite to win is Galileo Gold, another three year-old Colt with a high winning percentage.
Galileo Gold is quickly becoming a popular bet on the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes for a reason. As a two year-old, he won the Vintage Stakes, and in his three year-old debut, he won the prestigious Classic 2000 Guineas. Gold’s odds to win sit at 4/1. The last horse that many are predicting could snatch the win next Saturday is Minding, an Irish Thoroughbred with a collection of impressive wins over the past couple of years. Minding is becoming a popular choice for those online betting Ireland enthusiasts hoping for a slight upset.
If you are planning to bet on the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes next Saturday, make sure to visit Bet365 to find the odds for every horse, including some promising underdogs we didn’t cover. Don’t forget to visit GamingZion’s UK gambling news page to stay up-to-date on everything related to betting on horse racing in the UK!