Coronation Stakes Betting Odds Comparison - Ascot

17/06/2022 16:20:00

The Coronation Stakes is a historic horse race that takes place at the Royal Ascot meeting every year, with this three-year-old race open to fillies only and that means we often see runners who are fresh from running in the 1,000 Guineas lining up for a shot at this clash.

The race takes place over a distance of seven furlongs and 213 yards which means it’s essentially the female equivalent of the St James’s Palace Stakes and there is a purse of over £500,000 available each year, with the winning horse’s connections receiving over £300,000.

2021 Coronation Stakes Betting Tips

The Coronation Stakes is one of the most famous races at the 2021 Royal Ascot horse racing meeting, with this one-mile encounter having enjoyed Group 1 status in recent years and it forms part of the British Champions Series, with some of the best three-year-old fillies lining up for a race which has seen Jessica Harrington win two of the previous three renewals.

Harrington firstly handled Alpha Centauri to victory in 2018 and then repeated the same trick two years later with Alpine Star, so it naturally follows to keep an eye on any runner that comes from her stable to take their chances in this race.

Can Anyone Stop Mother Earth Winning Coronation Stakes?

It appears that the 2021 Coronation Stakes betting favourite will be Mother Earth who has been the antepost market leader for several weeks. Aidan O’Brien’s horse finished third in the Albany Stakes at the 2020 Royal Ascot meeting although has since gone on to perform very brightly and could well be the one to beat this time around.

Arguably her best ever career performance came at the back end of last season when the horse ran into second in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf over one mile, with favourite Aunt Pearl kicking clear although Mother Earth still ran a brilliant race and she has since won the 1000 Guineas.

Therefore, there is likely to be plenty of money for the horse when it comes to this showdown, with the bookies now regarding her as the one to beat although it’s a fiercely competitive betting heat.

Pretty Gorgeous and Santa Barbara Also Among Favourites

Pretty Gorgeous hasn’t been out of the top two in her five-race career to date and that is going to fill connections of the three-year-old with plenty of confidence ahead of the Coronation Stakes, with Joseph O’Brien hoping his filly can carry on where she left off in this race.

Shane Crosse was on board when the horse won the bet365 Fillies’ Mile at odds of 5/2 and she kept on really well on the soft ground at Newmarket, with the horse previously touched off in the Moyglare Stud Stakes at The Curragh over seven furlongs when being narrowly beaten by Shale.

Santa Barbara is another horse that needs to be respected and the runner finished a creditable fourth in the 1000 Guineas when being sent off as the 5/2 joint-favourite, with the horse bang in contention a furlong from the post although Ryan Moore ended up finding three too good for her.


The History of the Coronation Stakes

The race was inaugurated in 1840 with the title of the race referring to the coronation of Queen Victoria who had been crowned two years earlier, with Spangle the first ever winner of the race.

Race grading was only introduced much later in 1971 and the Coronation Stakes has not been a Group 1 encounter until 1988 where it reached accredited status and really started to become a focal point of the Royal Ascot meeting.

Many horses come from overseas to compete in this race and Watch Me was the 2019 winner after travelling from France to compete in the encounter, with the horse providing a shock when winning at odds of 20/1.

The Aidan O’Brien-trained Hermosa was beaten into second twelve months ago and there have been plenty of shocks over the years, with Qemah, Winter and Alpha Centauri among the recent winners.

Nat Flatman and Morny Cannon are the leading jockey in this race and their five respective victories occurred a long time ago, with John Porter holding the record for the most successes as a trainer although Aidan O’Brien has more recently claimed three victories.

How to Bet on the Coronation Stakes

The hope is that we get at least eight horses lining up in the Coronation Stakes which means we can get ¼ odds for the first three places if we’re having an each-way bet.

The majority of betting customers will either have a win-only or each-way bet on the action, although some will put together a Royal Ascot accumulator and they might include a runner from the Coronation Stakes which means you can bet on multiple races and hope they all manage to come in.

It’s fairly standard for punters to put together a daily Royal Ascot accumulator bet where you can pick out a number of horses and either put together an acca or alternatively go for a Lucky 15 bet or some kind of multiple bet.

There is also the chance to put together a Straight Forecast bet and that’s particularly good if you have a short-priced favourite that you expect to win and want to back the horse who is going to follow this runner home.


The Coronation Stakes is a Group 1 race that takes place on the Friday of Royal Ascot, with this race run over seven furlongs and 213 yards. This race has been in operation since 1840, with three-year-old fillies competing for a large amount of prize money.

Jessica Harrington trained the 2018 winner Alpha Centauri and the 2017 winner was Winter, a horse which proved to be the third winner in this race for leading trainer Aidan O’Brien.

For the 2019 renewal, we have a competitive field and the favourite is likely to be Hermosa who bet365 have available at odds of 5/4 and there’s been plenty to like about this O’Brien-trained charge who has won on both of her previous outings this season.

Ryan Moore guided her to victory in the Irish 1,000 Guineas on 26 May, with Hermosa obliging as 5/2 favourite, while she previously won the 1,000 Guineas in England at much bigger odds of 14/1.

The three-year-old is therefore bidding to land a hat-trick of prestigious races, with O’Brien recently confirming that Hermosa would take her chances in the Coronation Stakes rather than step up in trip to run in the Prix de Diane.

Two years ago, Winter was able to oblige with a triple crown in these races for the same trainer, while Attraction did the same in 2004. "She came out of the Irish Guineas well and after we discussed plans we decided to aim for the Coronation rather than the Prix de Diane," O'Brien recently told the Racing Post.

We might expect Hermosa to go off at odds-on as we get nearer to the off, although there are several other leading lights in the race and that includes Jubiloso who is unbeaten in her career after two wins for trainer Sir Michael Stoute so far.

She won on the all-weather at Chelmsford in April before a more impressive Novice Stakes victory at Newbury the following month, with the filly now asked to go slightly further in distance for this particular race.

Castle Lady is another unbeaten filly with three wins on her record and she’s a French raider who won at Chantilly in March before a double triumph at Longchamp.

Maqsad runs for William Haggas and she looks likely to be rerouted for this race at Royal Ascot, with the horse disappointing in the Oaks when finishing eighth despite having plenty of market confidence at 9/2.

Haggas said: "She definitely didn't stay (ten furlongs), but I'm not sure she would have won at a mile and a quarter either - so we will have to regroup. I wouldn't rule out a shot at the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot.

"We will see how she is, because she had a hard race and she was tired after the race. She showed a lot of speed and is getting quicker.

"She is not in the Pretty Polly (at the Curragh) - and if you are waiting for a Group One that is the Nassau, and that is the end of July, so we can squeeze another one in before then."