2012 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes Betting Preview
The Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes is one of the feature races at Ascot this Saturday and will be run at 3.30PM.
The Queen Elizabeth II Stakes is one of the most prestigious races on the racing calendar and has been won by great horses such as Frankel, Raven’s Pass, Starcraft and Observatory.
The most talked about runner in the lead-up to this race has been Aidan O’Brien-trained Excelebration who is aiming to win his third Group 1 race.
The son of Exceed and Excel is the favourite in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes betting market and is priced at 4/6.
He is followed in the market by Cityscape (4/1), Elusive Kate (11/2) and Carlton House (8/1).
The 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes will be a very exciting race and to help you find a winner we have gone over the betting history, field and form to find all the facts and stats that you need to know.
2012 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes Form Facts and Betting Stats
The 2011 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes was won by Sir Henry Cecil-trained Frankel and was ridden by Tom Queally.
Queally will ride Indomito in this year’s race.
Frankel started the 2011 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes as favourite. The favourite for this year’s race is Excelebration.
Excelebration and Declaration of War are last start winners.
Declaration of War has the best winning percentage (60%) in the field.
Side Glance and Most Improved have previously won at Ascot.
Cityscape, Excelebration, Most Improved and Elusive Kate have all won Group 1 races.
2012 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes Trifecta Tip
Excelebration (4/6) From Carlton House (8/1) and Cityscape (4/1)
This is Excelebration’s chance to prove that he is the best miler in Europe. The four-year-old has the best form lines in the race and hasn’t only been beaten by a horse that wasn’t Frankel on two occasions. If he runs anywhere near his best he will win this race easily.
Carlton House is owned by the Queen and her majesty would love nothing more than to see her colt win her own race. The four-year-old gave So You Think a real scare in the Prince of Wales’s earlier this season and the form lines coming out of that race are strong. He is probably suited over slightly longer distances but if he can stay close will be flashing home in the final furlong.
Cityscape should enjoy the softness of the Ascot track on Saturday as he is a proven performer in wet conditions. The Selkirk six-year-old was runner-up to Excelebration in France in August and if he can recapture that form should finish in the top three.
You can find all the best Queen Elizabeth II Stakes odds at Bet365 this weekend!