2023 Kings Stand Stakes Betting Odds at Ascot racecourse

Tuesday, 20 June 2023

The King’s Stand Stakes is one of the shortest-distance races at the Royal Ascot meeting. This Group 1 encounter takes no prisoners by virtue of being run over five furlongs, with Highfield Princess looking like a credible favourite and there have been some excellent runs over a lengthy career, although the last performance was as a runner-up.

Coolangatta runs for Ciaron Maher and David Eustace, with the three-year-old respected after a couple of wins during a short career, with Dramatised also there to be respected after a solid showing last time out. Big Invasion will be bidding to bounce back from a disappointing performance previously and it should be an interesting clash.

2023 King’s Stand Stakes Tips

Highfield Princess could only finish second in her previous outing, with the horse running in the Duke of York Clipper Stakes over six furlongs. On that occasion, Azure Blue was able to narrowly edge out the 5/1 shot, although the John Quinn-trained charge has regularly run into the places during her career.

The horse has bags of experience and ran in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Keeneland in early November, with the charge able to finish fourth in a highly competitive field. That came after a string of successes last season, with the horse scoring successes at Deauville, York and Curragh along the way.

Coolangatta is an Australian raider and it’s hard to compare form compared to UK counterparts, although the horse won the Black Caviar Lightning at Flemington in February, with the connections now chancing their arm that the horse can be a speedball in the King’s Stand Stakes although Dramatised is another one to watch out for.

There was everything to like about how the horse performed last time out, with this being a five furlong victory in the Betfred Temple Stakes. This Group 2 success was achieved on good to soft ground, with firmer going anticipated at the Royal Ascot meeting and we should also respect a runner who was able to finish second in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint.

2022 King’s Stand Stakes Tips

We’ve seen horses such as Oxted and Battaash win recent King’s Stand Stakes renewals, while Blue Point was the back to back winner of the race in 2018 and 2019. It certainly takes something special to win an encounter which attracts a number of leading horses from all over the world on Day One of the 2022 Royal Ascot meeting.

Golden Pal is clearly an intriguing prospect and the horse is bidding for a fourth successive high-profile win after two successes at Keeneland sandwiched a victory at Del Mar. Previously to that win in the Shakertown Stakes, the Wesley Ward-trained runner achieved success in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint.

This was a victory which really put the horse on the map, with Golden Pal sent off as the 5/2 favourite although it always takes a special performance to beat a star-studded cast and the horse was able to enjoy a flying start before making all over five furlongs, something that he’ll aim to emulate in the King’s Stand Stakes.

Nature Strip has been impressing a fair bit in his own neck of the woods, with trainer Chris Waller having high hopes for a seven-year-old with bags of experience when it comes to racing in Australia. It has now been decided that the horse will get an English test of his credentials.

The horse was sent off as the short priced favourite to win the Darley Sprint Classic back in November, with the runner making all and obliging at odds of 2/7. Since then, there has been a win at Randwick, although the horse has also fallen short in a couple of other races.

Bet on 2021 King’s Stand Stakes

The 2021 King’s Stand Stakes forms part of the British Champions Series, with this five-furlong dash one of the most thrilling spectacles of the Royal Ascot meeting and the winner will walk away with £200,000 which went the way of Battaash last season when the six-year-old claimed the spoils and will be bidding to do the same again.

After consecutive runner-up performances behind Blue Point in the 2018 and 2019 renewals of the King’s Stand Stakes, the Charles Hills-trained charge made no mistake in the 2020 race and is now trading at betting odds of around 3/1 to retain his crown and he’s been in good form.

Can Battaash Retain King’s Stand Stakes Crown?

The seven-year-old followed on that victory in the 2020 King’s Stand Stakes with a further two victories starting with a triumph in the King George Qatar Stakes at Glorious Goodwood, with Jim Crowley guiding the horse home at betting odds of 2/7, while there was then a 1/2 success in the Nunthorpe Stakes at York.

However, that victory was only by a solitary length and there’s an argument to suggest that some of the other pretenders can run the horse close this year, especially as we haven’t seen Battaash make an outing in the past few months.

Glass Slippers Could Be an Improving Five-Year-Old

Glass Slippers ran really well in the King George Qatar Stakes at Goodwood, with the Kevin Ryan-trained horse having really kicked on since then and there was everything to like about Tom Eaves’ riding performance when his runner won the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Keeneland on 7 November 2020.

Previously to this, Glass Slippers finished second in the Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp Longines and there had previously been a victory in the Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes at The Curragh so we’re clearly talking about a talented horse.

Oxted Looks the Pick of the Other Royal Ascot Horses

Oxted runs for trainer Roger Teal and the horse made a recent outing at Newmarket in mid-April, with the five-year-old having finished second in the bet365 Abernant Stakes and the disappointing aspect about this performance was the fact that he was sent off as 8/13 favourite.

2020 King’s Stand Stakes Predictions and Tips

We’re several weeks away from the 2020 renewal of the King’s Stand Stakes, although BATTAASH has been installed as the antepost favourite with the majority of bookmakers, with the six-year-old having enjoyed a decorated career to date, although a victory at Royal Ascot has thus far eluded him.

Two years ago, trainer Charles Hills saw his charge sent off at 9/4 in the King’s Stand Stakes only to be beaten into second place by Blue Note, while the same thing happened twelve months later and connections will be hoping it is third time lucky for a horse who won the Nunthorpe Stakes back in August before a disappointing run in the Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp Longines at Longchamp in early October.

We’re no stranger to seeing Australian raiders make the long trip over to race at Royal Ascot and it appears as though we could see NATURE STRIP head over to the United Kingdom for the first time. The five-year-old has been earning rave reviews and recently claimed the spoils in the Hyland Race Colours Challenge Stakes at Randwick.

A’ALI is only a three-year-old and could potentially be tilted at another Ascot Group 1 race, although the Irish horse is among the front runners in the betting market for the King’s Stand Stakes and there was a victory in the Wainwright Flying Childers Stakes at Doncaster last September which really put the horse on the map. However, the Simon Crisford-trained charge was unable to make an impact in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint at Santa Anita.

The other horse worth monitoring is SCEPTICAL, with the four-year-old having currently done all his running in Ireland, namely the all-weather track in Dundalk. There was an impressive performance in early March which suggests that the Godolphin-bred horse could be one to follow.

King’s Stand Stakes Betting Odds

Battaash is trading at a best price 5/1 to win the King’s Stand Stakes and it’s hard to argue with a horse who has run impressively on consecutive occasions, with Blue Note unlikely to line up for this race and so perhaps the former will finally get the win that his trainer so desperately craves.

At this early juncture, you could have an each-way bet and get money back if the six-year-old managed to finish second or third, although the betting market is sure to take shape once we see other flat races taking place and there are sure to be a few eye-catchers that announce themselves at the head of the betting market.

Nature Strip looks like being the dangerous Australian raider who is going to line up and it’s always hard to figure out the form line Down Under and compare it what has taken place in the UK and Ireland, although the horse has been earning rave reviews.

Pierata is another Australian horse being quoted by William Hill and it’s possible that the runners coming from the southern hemisphere will have had more racing than their northern hemisphere counterparts.

The Gregory Hickman-trained charge was last seen at Rosehill where he obliged as the 8/5 favourite, with connections now looking at a potential run for some big UK prize money.

How to Bet on the King’s Stand Stakes

The first thing to note is that there’s no age limit as to what horses can enter the King’s Stand Stakes which means that we’ve had a series of winners at different ages over the past few years.

Blue Note obliged in 2018 at the age of four before returning twelve months later to win again, while the inexperienced Lady Aurelia arrived with little track record as a three-year-old in 2017 before beating some of her older rivals.

Sole Power has been the only horse aged 7 or older to win in the past thirteen renewals and this horse previously won the King’s Stand Stakes at the age of 6.

Unlike some of the other famous Flat horse races, this is an encounter that has been won by a spate of different trainers and it’s very much looking at the form of the individual horses rather than following a particular stable.