One of the most famous horse races in the world, the 2022 Royal Ascot Open is held next week, between the 14th and 18th of June at the Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire. Top-class racing, designer clothes and hats, and thousands of spectators are expected including the members of the Royal Family. Read the following 2022 Royal Ascot Open betting tips to find the favorites in all major events.
The first four-day meeting was held at the Ascot Racecourse in 1768, while The Gold Cup was added to the program in 1807. It is still the main event of the meeting, with racers from all over the world aiming for victory. Following last year’s restricted event, fans can return to the stands now. With 44,000 spectators expected each day. The Royal Ascot starts on Tuesday with the Royal Procession when the Queen and other members of the Royal Family arrive by carriages.
Followed by the first race, the Queen Anne Stakes. Other main events include the Prince of Wales’s Stakes and the Coronation Stakes. The Royal Ascot offers the highest prize money in Britain, this year a grand total of £8,65 million. Frankie Dettori has been the most successful jockey at Royal Ascot with 76 wins. And he will try to add some more victories to this number this year.
2022 Royal Ascot Open Betting Tips for First Main Events
The St James Palace Stakes is held on the first day, on Tuesday as a group 1 race. It is a one mile competition for three year-old colts. Coroebus is the top favorite after winning the 2000 Guineas. Online sportsbooks in the UK offer the odds of 1.44 for his victory. He is followed by My Prospero (5.00) who won the Coral Heron Satkes at Sandown last month. While German Guiness winner Maljoom has the odds of 8.00 for the win. He maintained his unbeaten run in three races under Steve Donohoe. Making him another favorite to win at Ascot.
The 2022 Royal Ascot Open betting tips mention Bay Bridge as the main favorite on Wednesday’s big event, the Prince of Wales’s Stakes. Sir Michael Stoute’s horse got a stunning win at the Brigadier Gerard Stakes. It was his fifth consecutive win, making Bay Bridge the odds leader with 2.20. But Japanese Shahryar can be a big rival after winning the Sheema Classic in March. It was the fifth victory of Japanese-trained horses on the Dubai World Cup, making them a strong opponent. His odds to win at Ascot are 4.00.
The winner of 2020, Lord North will also compete in the race. But his victory would be a surprise now and has the odds of 9.00.
Favorites for the Gold Cup
The main event of Royal Ascot is the Gold Cup, held on the third day, on Thursday. It is the most prestigious non-jumping staying race in Britain, attracting the biggest crowd. A tight race is expected between three horses here: Trueshan, Kyprios and Stradivarius. Alan King’s Trueshan has only had one run this season. But he won it, the Listed Further Flight Stakes at Nottingham in April. Aidan O’Brien’s Kyprios can be a huge challenger though after a powerful performance at Saval Beg Stakes at Leopardstown.
Online gambling sites in the UK offer the odds of 4.50 for both horses’ victory.
But we have to mention a third and probably the most famous horse from the trio, John and Thady Gosden’s Stradivarius. He won the race at Ascot in 2020 by 10 lengths, which was his third Gold Cup win. He also won his third Yorkshire Cup in York last month in spite of his old age. The eight-year old entire won his 18th European Group race and broke the record of Cirrus Des Aigles. His 51-year-old jockey, Frankie Dettori will aim for a nice farewell with him on his penultimate race. Stradivarius’ odds to win the race again are 5.00.
Big events on final days
On Friday, Coronation Stakes is taking place. A race for three-year old fillies with the best female milers in Britain taking part in it. Inspiral won the Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket last October and she was a favorite of the 1000 Guineas. But she skipped the event in favor to go straight to the Royal Ascot. Her odds to win the race are 4.00.
But another horse, Homeless Songs is ahead of her with the odds of 2.25. Moyglare homebred won the Irish 1000 Guineas and became the top favorite. The 1000 guineas winner Cachet can also race for the win on Friday, and has the odds of 6.50 to get it.
Last but not least, fans can follow the Platinum Jubilee Stakes on Saturday. One of the richest sprint races in Britain. It is popular all around the world, especially after Australian Black Caviar’s win in 2012. The race is open to four-years or older who run a distance of 6 furlongs. Home Affairs and Nature Strip are the main favorites with the odds of 5.50 and 7.00.
Both of them represent Australia and trainer Chris Waller. They have 10 group 1 wins between them. American Campanelle can be their biggest opponent who has already won at Ascot twice before. Her odds to win her third trophy next weekend are 8.00 on bet365.