2022 Queen Anne Stakes Betting Odds at Ascot racecourse

Tuesday, 14 June 2022

Nothing beats the thrill of Royal Ascot, a five-day meeting which is packed with quality races. The opening day of the Festival is particularly enthralling and it starts with a bang thanks to the presence of the Queen Anne Stakes which is the first of many Group 1 encounters that take place throughout the week.

The race was very first inaugurated in 1840 and it has stood the test of time since then, with any horse aged four or older able to enter this prestigious race. The distance is a mile and it’s run down the famous Royal Ascot straight, with a combination of speed and stamina required to cross the winning line first.

The prize money is substantial and the winning connections can expect to scoop upwards of £500,000 if their horse lands the spoils, with many punters looking to back the winner and get their five-day Royal Ascot punting adventure off to a winning start.

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.