The Prince of Wales Stakes
Day two of Royal Ascot 2020 provides another day of high-class action with the Prince of Wales’s Stakes taking centre stage. This race dates back to 1862 and was named after the future monarch, King Edward VII. Upraded up to Group one status in the year 2000. the race has featured a host of big-name winners in the last two decades and here’s our guide to how this year’s race shapes up.
Prince of Wales Stakes Favourite
Aidan O’Brien never leaves Royal Ascot without a winner or three and JAPAN could be the master trainer’s banker of the meeting. Japan cemented his reputation by winning last year’s Group one Juddmonte International at York, where he beat the high-class CRYSTAL OCEAN in a thrilling finish. Japan then finished a decent fourth in the Arc behind Waldgeist and looks certain to be threatening the judge in every high-class race over 1m2f-1m4f this season. With a touch of class, Japan is ceertanly worth bearing in mind for your Royal Ascot day 2 tips
The Best of The Rest
Japan is a hot favourite for this race but there are a few others worthy of consideration, including BARNEY ROY. He was high-class three years ago before he embarked on a career at stud but fertility problems resulted in him being returned to the racecourse and he was in good form in Meydan this spring. However, it’s a huge ask to expect him to beat Japan three years after showing his best form and it’s difficult to imagine him being a winner at Royal Ascot 2020.
Barney Roy is owned by Godolphin and they could have another leading candidate for this in Ghaiyyath who blitzed his rivals when winning the Coronation Cup at Newmarket earlier this month. Should this race not come too quick and he drops back in in trip, he could be a huge threat in this year’s Prince of Wales Stakes.
AJAPAN is expected to be the Prince of Wales Stakes pick for many Ascot free bet punters, but if his BARNEY ROY, GHAIYYATH and HEADMAN arrive in tip-top form, O’Brien’s young talent is going to have a challenge on his hands.