2021 International Stakes Betting Odds at Ascot racecourse

Saturday, 24 July 2021

The 2021 International Stakes takes place on 24 July, with the Ascot racecard now available and it looks like a wide open betting market for this race. This is a seven furlong encounter where the bookies will offer a large number of each-way places and the betting odds imply that you can get some value by backing a particular runner to make the frame.

Who are the 2021 International Stakes Betting Favourites?

Danyah is the current market leader, with trainer Owen Burrows having enjoyed plenty of success with this four-year-old who has ran into the frame on the three occasions that he has run this term. Most recently, jockey Dane O’Neil rode the horse into second in the Buckingham Palace Stakes behind Highfield Princess when losing by just over a length.

Previously to this, there was a second placed finish in the MansionBet Spring Cup Handicap, with the season starting with fourth place in the Lincoln Handicap and that means he merits respect from an each-way betting point-of-view.

Highfield Princess has already had a 2021 to remember, with the John Quinn runner having scored a hat-trick of victories including that win in the Buckingham Stakes. The horse then followed this up with a triumph in the Louis Roederer Queen Charlotte Fillies' Stakes which was a Listed Race.

The horse has been a rock solid performer all year and will have Jason Hart on board for this ride, with Perotto another horse to capture attention despite an underwhelming outing last time out. Despite being sent off at 9/2 in the bet365 Bunbury Cup, the horse could only finish in ninth place.

There will still be punters looking to compare the latest horse racing odds and get the biggest odds about Perotto, with the runner having won at Royal Ascot thanks to an 18/1 triumph in the Britannia Stakes over one mile.

The History of the International Stakes

The International Stakes is not to be confused with the Juddmonte International which takes place at York Racecourse, with this being a horse race that is actually run at Ascot. This is a Class 2 Heritage Handicap and it’s open to any runners aged three or older, with a straight seven furlongs seeing the horses battle hammer and tongs down the straight at the Ascot track.

The fastest recorded time in the Ascot International Stakes was New Seeker in the 2005 renewal, with Clive Cox producing a wonderful training performance, while Philip Robinson was on board and that was in direct contrast to Stamp Hill who was a much slower winner in 2017.

Galician was also a sensational winner when striking gold with a fast time in 2013, while Blue Mist was the most recent winner in 2020. Raising Sand was a victor in 2019 and Jamie Osborne was able to deliver the goods, while Roger Fell was able to produce Burnt Sugar to achieve a success.