The Queen Anne Stakes
The first of the Group One races at Royal Ascot 2020 – the Queen Anne Stakes – features some potential superstars scorching the Berkshire track. With the expected talent on show, this could be an explosive start to the meeting and you can get ahead of the betting information and get all the action at your fingertips with our Royal Ascot day 1 tips putting you on the path to profits.
Queen Anne Stakes Favourite
This race suffered an early blow with likely favaourite KING OF CHANGE ruled out of the race by trainer Richard Hannon after the horse suffered a slight setback as he was preparing to tackle the big race. A winner on Champions Day at Ascot last year, his absence means the race has lost some of it’s lustre. The Queen Anne Stakes is still there to be won though and bookmakers have promoted CIRCUS MAXIMUS into favouritism. It’s easy to see why as the Irish challenger won the St James’ Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot last year and has won two Group 1 races in his career. He was sent on his travels at the end of the year, travelling to America for the Breeders’ Cup and ran a stormer to finish fourth. He should prove hard to beat
The Best of The Rest
However, there are plenty of other contenders that could well give you a run for your money and get you excited when you are watching our Ascot live streaming services. For instance, BENBATL is one of the highest-rated runners in the world and is one of the few equine superstars who seems to be just at home on the dirt as well as on the turf. He’s spent the winter in warmer climes, racing in Dubai and Saudi Arabia, and should be primed to run a huge race. Benbatl was champion jockey Oisin Murphy’s first Royal Ascot winner in 2018 and the horse could well be set for a second big win at the meeting
Among the other key contenders are Fox Chairman, Lord North and Mustashry. Fox Chairman has had his problems and has been seen just four times on the track in his career. ran an aboulte stormer to finish second at Royal Ascot last year and his form ties in closely with likely favourite Circus Maximus. Lord North has already proved his fitness this season, winning at Haydock just after racing resumed. He;s been stepping up the grades from handicap company into Group races and there is no knowing quite where his rise up the ranks will end. With plenty of Ascot free bets Ascot knocking around, you could all so a lot worse than throw one on Mustashry, who is likely to be a decent price. He’s getting on in years now being a seven-year-old but he retains his all of his ability and could just be better than ever. Forget him at your peril.