The King’s Stand Stakes
The second of Royal Ascot 2020’s Group one races promises to provide just as much thrill and entertainment as the first, with plenty of King’s Stand Stakes tips going around. Fortunately, we’ve taken a look at all the front-runners to ensure that you get the most bang for your buck . So, as the racing bonanza unfolds, take a read of our top tips on who we think is going to steal King’s Stand glory on day one of horse racing’s most prestigious meeting.
King’s Stand Stakes Favourite
Leading the charge is BATTAASH. With wins in many of the top European sprints notched under his belt, including the Nunthorpe, the Temple Stakes and the Prix de’L’Abbaye to name a few, it’s not surprising that bookmakers have installed the sprint superstar as a short-priced favourite and for many he will be a banker among the Royal Ascot day 1 tips and predictions. His form is clearly impressive and the Charlie Hills-trained will not have to take on last year’s winner Blue Point as he bids to go one place better than last year. With Blue Point out of the way after he was retired, there is not too much standing in his way to Royal Ascot glory but the hit-and-miss nature of his form will give some punters hope that he could disappoint and he may well not feature in our top Ascot betting tips for the second group one race of the day.
The Best of The Rest
Although Battaash may prove hard to beat, there’s still some stiff competition around to keep him honest. GLASS SLIPPERS was a revelation towards the backend of last season, winning two big sprints including the Prix de L’Abbaye on Arc weekend at Longchamp. It’s impossible to know the limit of her ability and she could pose a huge threat if she continues on her upward curve.
Irish raider Sceptical was bought by his current connections for just £2,500 after Godolphin decided to sell him and he’s now on a winning streak of four after winning a Listed race at Naas on June 8. If he makes the trip across the Irish Sea, he could well prove a danger to all.
EQUILATERAL has always threatened to win a big race but has continually come up up short at the highest level and finished seventh in the King’s Stand Stakes last year. It’s hard to imagine he’s improved enough to become a Royal Ascot winner and he should remain in the shadows of his illustrious stablemate Battaash
With Hello Youmzain and Far Above just bubbling under the main contenders, BATTAASH may not have everything his own way but he is one of the best sprinters in the world, and even the best tipsters and Ascot free bet punters may not be backing against him.