2023 King Edward VII Stakes Betting Odds at Ascot racecourse

Friday, 23 June 2023

Charlie Appleby has many leading contenders when it comes to the 2023 Royal Ascot meeting and that includes Castle Way who is set to run a big race in the King Edward VII Stakes. The horse was able to win this season after finishing the previous campaign with a victory and the three-year-old could be the one to beat against the field.

Roger Varian also has a strong contender in the form of King Of Steel, with Circle Of Fire a royal competitor who lines up for Sir Michael Stoute, while Alder has to stand a chance based on his two runs this season for trainer Donnacha O’Brien. Continuous and Canberra Legend are decent each-way contenders and Military Order could also be involved.

2023 King Edward VII Stakes Tips

We could have as many as nineteen runners lining up for the King Edward VII Stakes, with Castle Way one of the leading contenders and there is plenty to like about this three-year-old. There was a victory at Newmarket in early May, with the horse winning the Newmarket Stakes when winning over one mile and two furlongs, with this coming after a Nursery Handicap win.

King Of Steel goes for trainer Roger Varian and there was a surprise runner-up performance in the Epsom Derby when finishing second to Auguste Rodin by half a length. The fact that the horse was sent off at 66/1 illustrates that the horse punched well above their weight, with some punters now latching on to a runner who could continue to deliver.

Circle Of Fire is another one for the Royal Ascot betting shortlist, with the runner recently finishing third in the Lingfield Derby Trial Stakes over one mile and four furlongs. Previously to this, there was a runner-up performance behind Castle Way in the Newmarket Stakes, with the horse having two lengths to find on the winner that day.

Alder has run well in the past two outings, with the horse able to secure second place in the Boodles Dee Stakes over one mile, two and a half furlongs at Chester Racecourse. That came after a win at Cork when fending off favourite Bertinelli, with Continuous having finished well down the order in the Qatar Prix du Jockey Club but might find things more to his liking here.

2022 King Edward VII Stakes Tips

Reach For The Moon is a horse owned by Her Majesty and there were some promising signs when it came to performances as a two-year-old. The horse ran at the 2021 Royal Ascot meeting where he achieved a second-placed finish behind odds-on favourite Point Lonsdale in the Chesham Stakes, with that being on soft ground over seven furlongs.

There was then a comfortable win over the same trip at Newbury and that was followed by a triumph in the Betway Solario Stakes at Sandown Park, although the big question is whether all this strong form means that the horse will be able to get a longer trip over the required one mile and four furlongs.

Nations Pride is next in the current Royal Ascot betting, with Charlie Appleby probably rating this Godolphin horse as his best chance of a winner in this race. There have been four straight wins and interestingly, the horse obliged at 7/4 over one mile and two furlongs when beating some decent runners including Hoo Ya Mal and Subastar.

There was also a relatively big money win when Nations Pride claimed victory in the Jumeirah Derby over the same trip, with stablemates New London and Walk Of Stars also looking as though they could line up and challenge for major honours.

The former had a double win at Newmarket before failing to oblige as strong favourite in the Chester Vase, with Walk Of Stars boasting similar form and there was recently a second-placed finish in a Derby Trial Stakes.