It’s the top week of the flat season for the majority of fans, the pomp and ceremony of the five days of Royal Ascot. It’s a week that could once again be set for Ballydoyle dominance with Ryan Moore a red hot 1/3 favourite with bet365 to land top jockey honours while Aiden O’Brien is 1/4 to become top trainer at the meeting. If you need a little help deciding who to back then look no further than our Royal Ascot Tips. Let’s take a look at the week ahead, a week that this year looks set for sunshine!
A Group 1 to open with and Ribchester will look to strike an early blow for Godolphin and Richard Fahey in the Queen Anne Stakes. Lady Aurelia and Marsha will serve up a fascinating speed dual in the King’s Stand Stakes before Churchill bids to extend his Group 1 winning sequence in the St James’s Palace Stakes. The opening day is always a treat for viewers but don’t fear if you can’t make it to the track, just a 50p bet per race (50p win or 25p each way) with bet365 will allow you to stream every Royal Ascot contest live!
Josephine Gordon will be looking to get on the board in the opener, atop Dream Castle for Godolphin in the Jersey Stakes. She also rides Gymnaste, well forward in the market for the Sandringham Handicap. Could a double propel her meteoric rise still further to claim Royal Ascot top jockey at a best priced 100/1 with bet365? The Prince of Wales’s Stakes is the feature and what a contest in prospect, Jack Hobbs, Highland Reel and Ulysess locked together at the top of the market. Whoever you back, you’re safe in the knowledge that bet365 have you covered with their best price. From 10 a.m. on every ITV race at Royal Ascot, the bet365 Price Promise will ensure that they will be offering best price on every horse running.
Ascot Gold Cup Day, the centrepiece of the entire week where Big Orange will be looking to land the big one against the 2016 winner, Order Of St George, while Mori is sure to be popular in the Ribblesdale Stakes for Frankel fans with Pat Smullen taking the mount for Sir Michael Stoute. Big Orange may be second favourite but at 7/1-8/1 at the moment, if you back him with bet365 and he wins, you’ll get a FREE BET of up to £50 on the next race courtesy of their ITV Racing 4/1+ offer. The more winners at 4/1 or bigger you back, the more free bets you receive! The offer only applies to the first single backed so be sure to consult our Royal Ascot Tips to make sure you’re backing as many winners as possible.
The Commonwealth Cup is Friday’s feature and Caravaggio will be many people’s idea of a banker this week, to make it a perfect 6/6 in his career. The opening Albany Stakes is fascinating as Wesley Ward could run Fairyland (also entered in Wednesday’s Queen Mary Stakes) a filly he has described as a machine. With a team that also features Lady Aurelia, Happy Like a Fool, Arawak and many others at single figure prices, could 25/1 end up a huge price to be Champion Trainer?
The final day and what a crowd there will be as the weekend hits. The sunshine and drying ground will be perfect for Limato in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes, an open looking contest this year but at his current 9/2 price, he would be a free bet ITV winner with bet365. The Wokingham Stakes is always one of the fiercest betting contests of the week and at 10/1 the field, it’s sure to be a another race that generates a free bet with bet365 for those who find the winner.
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There are many reasons to use bet365 at Royal Ascot 2017, all to ensure that punters can take full advantage of five of the best days of flat racing in the season. Our Royal Ascot Tips can help to guide you to the winners enclosure, best of luck with all your bets at Royal Ascot 2017.