2023 Queen Anne Stakes Betting Odds at Ascot racecourse

Tuesday, 20 June 2023

Modern Games and Inspiral are trading at a similar price to land a victory in the 2023 Queen Anne Stakes. This is a one mile encounter where Charlie Appleby saddles both the former and also Native Trail who is also among the market leaders. John & Thady Gosden trains Inspiral and has tasted many a success at the Royal Ascot festival.

Maljoom was also able to achieve a number of successes last season and the runner will return to the track after over a year away from the action, with trainer William Haggas having high hopes that his horse can perform well. The big question is whether such a lengthy absence will mean that the runner is a little rough around the edges.

2023 Queen Anne Stakes Tips

The 2023 Queen Anne Stakes is the first of many Group 1 encounters to take place at the week-long Royal Ascot meeting, with this year’s renewal looking like a cracker. Modern Games is trading as favourite although his colours have previously been lowered and perhaps the same will happen here, with Charlie Appleby hoping his horse can deliver the goods.

There was plenty to like about the horse’s performance in the Lockinge Stakes where the runner claimed a one and a half length victory over one mile on good ground. William Buick is once again likely to be on board a horse that was sent off as the odds-on favourite in the Maker’s Mark Mile Stakes over one mile at Keeneland before being beaten by Chez Pierre.

Inspiral could therefore be a decent alternative to the favourite and the four-year-old will benefit from carrying slightly less weight than his adversary, with the horse absent from the track since a slightly disappointing performance in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes. Sent off as the 11/10 favourite, the horse started slowly and couldn’t make headway.

Maljoom could be the horse to consider from an each-way alternative, with the runner not seen since the 2022 Royal Ascot meeting. On that occasion, the charge lined up in the St James’s Palace Stakes and could only finish fourth, with a slow start ultimately costing the William Haggas-trained runner any chance of success.


2022 Queen Anne Stakes Tips

Baaeed is a horse that has done no wrong during a relatively short career. The runner was sent off as the 4/9 favourite in the recent Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes on 14 May and duly obliged by over three lengths to suggest that this horse is capable of reaching legendary status.

This will be the first time that the four-year-old runs at Royal Ascot although there’s little to suggest that there will be any problems with the track or distance. After all, we saw Baaeed win the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes back in October and it was a victory achieved against some quality horses in the race.

Palace Pier was sent off as favourite on that occasion although he was beaten by a neck, while Jim Crowley rode the horse to success in the Prix du Moulin de Longchamp in early September and the wins have been racking up ever since the horse’s debut.

Can Anything Beat Baaeed in the Queen Anne Stakes?

Naturally, many horse racing betting customers will not want to back a horse at big odds-on and there are plenty of each-way alternatives. Lord North won the Prince of Wales’s Stakes two years ago and will now hope to land another Royal Ascot Group 1 victory, with the John Gosden-trained charge recently finishing second in the Dubai Turf in Meydan.

That had come after another runner-up finish in the Winter Derby at Lingfield Park and it was Lord North’s first appearance in nearly a year after a long lay-off. Even so, it could be that the horse acts as stiff opposition to Baaeed.

Aldaary is a stablemate of Baaeed and this is a horse bidding for a fourth successive victory, with the runner being a facile victor in a recent clash at Haydock, while there was a double at Ascot back in October although this represents a far tougher assignment and a step up in class.


Bet on 2021 Queen Anne Stakes

The Queen Anne Stakes traditionally gets the five-day Royal Ascot meeting underway and it’s no different for the 2021 Festival, with some of the most talented one-milers in the land lining up for this big money race where the prize fund is as big as £225,000 for the winning connections.

There are a maximum of thirty runners that can line up on the 2021 Queen Anne Stakes and it’s virtually certain that Palace Pier will go off as betting favourite, with the four-year-old currently trading at betting odds of 7/4 and he’s sure to be a warm order.

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Palace Pier has enjoyed that winning feeling since making his debut on 30 August 2019 and the four-year-old has won all-but one of his races to date, with the latest victory being a facile success in the bet365 Mile on 23 April where the horse was sent off at 4/11 and only had three horses to beat.

However, Frankie Dettori was unable to steer the horse to victory in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes last October when the runner finished in third place, with the John Gosden-trained charge having previously won the Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard Jacques le Marois, while the horse triumphed at Royal Ascot last year when winning the St James’s Palace Stakes.

Can Aidan O’Brien Win Queen Anne Stakes Again?

Trainer Aidan O’Brien is no stranger to success at Royal Ascot and he has lots of lively chances for this race in 2021, with Lope Y Fernandez potentially the leading light from is stable and there was plenty to like about the Heritage Stakes which was a Listed Race on 14 April 2021.

The horse was well down the pecking order in the Commonwealth Cup at the 2020 Royal Ascot meeting, although he was a high class performer in the Breeders’ Cup Mile towards the end of last year, even if stablemate Order of Australia was the surprise winner in that race.

Indeed, the latter can’t be ruled out after that surprise success and the horse then took his chances in the Hong Kong Mile last December where he achieved a credible performance at 18/1 even if there were plenty ahead of him.

Perhaps Love is the best each-way chance in the race, with the O’Brien horse having signed off with three consecutive wins at the end of the 2020 season and that included a victory in the 2020 Oaks, with this filly getting an allowance against her male rivals in the race.


The History of the Queen Anne Stakes

The Queen Anne Stakes is one of the oldest races to take place at the Royal Ascot meeting, with the first race being run in 1840 and it was Flambeau who was successful in that particular heat, with the horse returning a year later to land a victory in the same race.

Toastmaster, Worcester and Dean Swift are the other horses who have enjoyed two wins, although no horse has managed to land a double in the modern era, with runners often getting re-routed to another race if they prove to be successful in the Queen Anne Stakes.

Lord Glitters was successful in the 2019 renewal and this was the first time that a six-year-old had won this race for decades, with the Queen Anne usually being won by either a four-year-old or five-year-old.

It’s fair to say that a real mix of trainers have enjoyed success in this race over the past few years, with David O’Meara, Eve Johnson Houghton, Richard Fahey, Mark Casse and Freddy Head among them.

How to Bet on the Queen Anne Stakes

Although Lord Glitters won the race in 2019, it generally pays to follow four-year-olds in this particular renewal, with the pace and distance suiting a horse that has had a couple of seasons under his belt.

We recommend you look through the Royal Ascot racecard and pick out the runners who have been successful to date, while there’s the chance to bet either win-only or each-way depending on how you think a horse will fare.

There’s the chance to combine your pick for the Queen Anne Stakes with other horses that are running at Royal Ascot, with the odds combining to good effect and you can enjoy a big payout if all the runners win on Day One of the meeting.


There’s nothing quite like Royal Ascot and one of the biggest races of the meeting is the Queen Anne Stakes, with this race taking place on Tuesday 18 June, with over £300,000 awarded in prize money to the winning connections.

Mustashry is currently trading as the 9/2 favourite to win this one-mile encounter, with the six-year-old having recently won in impressive fashion at Newbury recently.

Sir Michael Stoute trains this talented horse, although Mustashry will have some stiff competition in this high-profile race, with leading trainer Aidan O’Brien likely to have several runners in the Queen Anne Stakes.

Stoute’s biggest challenger is probably Le Brivido although the five-year-old has failed to win on either of his two appearances this season. He was third at Naas when running at the Irish track in May, while the horse then finished fifth to Mustashry when the two competed at Newbury.

Laurens has only been seen once this season although the bookmakers give the runner a serious chance and the four-year-old is clearly open to further progress compared to some of the other horses in the race.

The French-bred horse was also in that race at Newbury where he finished second and it appears that the Lockinge Stakes is going to be a big barometer for how this race pans out.

On that occasion, Mustashry won at odds of 9/1 when fending off Laurens who was sent off as the 5/1 joint-favourite, while Accidental Agent ran a blinder at odds of 33/1 and this is another horse likely to line up in the Royal Ascot curtain-raiser.

Sir Michael Stoute was clearly delighted with his charge that day, with the trainer hoping there is more to come in the Queen Anne Stakes.
"We had a lot of encouragement last backend and his work in the spring had been good quality," said Stoute.
"He hadn't come in his coat when we ran in the Earl of Sefton and I thought he ran a blinder under a penalty. He came home from there and has just progressed and progressed.
"I couldn't be positive he'd win the Lockinge but I thought he had a great chance and I would think the Queen Anne would be the right next move."

This was a sentiment echoed by jockey Jim Crowley who essentially expects the horse to follow up that Lockinge Stakes victory with another win at Ascot.

"He feels different this year and the way he put the race to bed was very good," said Crowley. "I was able to get a good tow off Laurens and, when we moved upsides, I thought we were in business.

"We thought he was up to it and he's trained by a genius. Sir Michael is a great trainer and every year he brings horses on."

At a much bigger price, Romanised is worth a second look. The horse is currently trading at odds of 40/1 which looks slightly bizarre considering that Ken Condon’s horse was fourth in the Lockinge Stakes.

Romanised ran a solid race at Newbury and will take his chances in the Queen Anne Stakes, with connections feeling confident that the four-year-old is capable of running into a place in this Group 1 race.

Condon said: "He’ll probably be an outsider on the day, maybe a 25-1 or 33-1 shot, but I don’t think he’ll be 66-1.

"I was very happy with his effort when fourth in the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury, where he just levelled out a little. I think the stiff mile at Ascot will be right up his street."

Condon added: "She strikes me as a Queen Mary filly but there's a line of thought that because she's so relaxed she might be slow from the gate, and therefore we might be better off going six furlongs with her.

"We haven't fully decided what race she goes for but she certainly travels and she's improving nicely. She's a nice filly."

There will be a maximum of twenty-four horses that can enter the Queen Anne Stakes, with bookmakers paying ¼ odds for the first four places when it comes to each-way betting.