2023 Royal Hunt Cup Betting Odds at Ascot racecourse

Wednesday, 21 June 2023

The Royal Hunt Cup is a handicap encounter and much comes down to finding out which horses are the most favourably weighted for the trip of one mile. Astro King returns to the track after running a month ago, while Saga is a royal-owned charge who has plenty of progression in store after an impressive recent running from the four-year-old.

Awaal flattered to deceive on his last outing although the Simon & Ed Crisford-trained runner could bounce back at the Royal Ascot meeting, while Ghaly is capable of registering a success if the charge is able to return to the track from a long lay-off in the same sort of form that saw the Godolphin runner claim back to back successes.

2023 Royal Hunt Cup Tips

Astro King runs for Daniel & Claire Kubler in the 2023 Royal Hunt Cup, with the horse running a credible fourth place out of sixteen runners at York last month. Sent off at 10/1 in the Sky Bet Hambleton Handicap, the horse wasn’t too far from victory when finishing in the frame behind eventual winner Croupier, with the former not getting the clearest run.

Saga was able to finish runner-up last time around and it was only a head that separated the horse from winner King Of Conquest, with John & Thady Gosden expecting a big run in the Royal Hunt Cup for a horse who was able to finish second in the Britannia Stakes at the 2022 Royal Ascot meeting, with the four-year-old looking like a decent shout.

Then we have Awaal who was well below par when finishing dead last at Longchamp last time out. In the Prix Jacques Laffitte, the horse disappointed his many backers who had previously seen the runner perform to a high level when finishing second to winner Migration in the Lincoln. Perhaps a return to form will see the horse in the winners’ enclosure.

Ghaly is one of the more interesting runners in the field, with Saeed bin Suroor seeing his horse win at Newmarket back in October. The horse was able to oblige in the Racing Welfare Handicap when winning over one mile on soft ground, with that performance preceded by a fine display in a handicap race over the same distance.

2022 Royal Hunt Cup Tips

We recommend looking out for the Royal Ascot betting sites who are offering the biggest number of each-way places for the Royal Hunt Cup among other races. It’s feasible that you might get five or even six places when thirty runners go to post.

Looking at the current Royal Hunt Cup betting odds, it means that an each-way bet on any selection would yield a profitable return. It might mean that you need your horse to finish in the first four and One Ruler could be the horse that might take some beating based on previous form.

Perhaps the horse is at the head of the betting because he will represent the Godolphin stable and Charlie Appleby is likely to have his fair share of winners at the 2022 Royal Ascot meeting. The horse was sent off as the 5/1 favourite in the recent tote Victoria Cup at Ascot but could only manage to finish in sixth position.

Dark Shift was a recent winner when obliging with victory at Nottingham, with the four-year-old claiming a victory at 3/1 in a handicap race. Previously to this, the Charles Hills-trained runner could only manage eleventh in the Victoria Cup and will need to show considerable improvement this time around.

We quite like Legend Of Dubai if the horse actually gets in considering that he’s well down the weights although Roger Varian will expect a strong showing if the runner makes the grade. After all, there was a win at Newmarket at the end of April and this came after a victory at Ffos Las.