2022 King George Stakes Betting Odds at Goodwood racecourse

Friday, 29 July 2022

One of the highlight races of the Glorious Goodwood meeting is the King George Stakes which has been in operation since 1911 and forms part of the Goodwood racecard, with many people enjoying the chance to place win and each-way bets on a five-furlong dash where the action is fast and furious.

This is a Group 2 encounter which is open to any horse aged three or older, with the action usually taking place in either late July or early August, with this race originally founded to commemorate King George V’s coronation, with the encounter having attained Group 2 status in 2010.

Battaash Hot Favourite for 2021 King George Stakes

Battaash will rightfully be regarded as a legend of the flat UK horse racing season irrespective of whether he adds to his four King George Stakes victories, although there is every chance that Jim Crowley will ride the seven-year-old to yet another triumph based on the Glorious Goodwood betting odds.

The slight issue with backing this horse is due to the fact that it was only a fourth-placed finish which could be registered when running at Royal Ascot, with Oxted stealing the limelight when winning the King’s Stand Stakes, with Battaash having been sent off as 11/8 favourite.

Dragon Symbol and Rohaan Could Be Good Each-Way Options

Dragon Symbol is a three-year-old whose stock has been steadily rising during 2021, with the horse beginning the season by winning a Novices Stakes although he could finish off with a win at Goodwood against the legendary Battaash, with Archie Watson pulling off a series of training performances.

The victory in the Royal Ascot Commonwealth Cup was the greatest success to date, with Oisin Murphy on board this charge and this was a victory by a head over Campanelle after the horse had previously finished second to Rohaan in the Sandy Lane Stakes at Haydock.

Indeed, Rohaan has landed two Ascot victories as well as that Haydock win, with the David Evans-trained mount having claimed the spoils in the Wokingham Stakes to suggest he has a brighter future.

The History of the King George Stakes

Battaash is the recent superstar of the King George at Glorious Goodwood, with this Charles Hills horse having landed a victory in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Interestingly, the runner has been marginally quicker every time he has taken to the track and he could be among the leading names lining up for the 2021 renewal.

Unsurprisingly, Lester Piggott is a jockey who has enjoyed unprecedented success in the King George Stakes, with the rider having secured a double on Right Boy, while Matatina, Pugnacity, Raffingora, Constans, Valeriga, Tina’s Pet and Anita’s Prince delivering more success for the famous horseman.