2013 Prince of Wales’s Stakes Betting Preview
The Prince of Wales’s Stakes is the feature event on the second day of the 2013 Royal Ascot Festival.
The 2013 edition of the race has drawn a strong field with last year’s Champion three-year-old Camelot set to do battle with Al Kazeem who scored his maiden Group 1 victory in the Tattersalls Gold Cup last month.
Al Kazeem (9/4) currently tops the Prince of Wales’s Stakes betting market at Bet365 followed by Camelot (5/2), Maxios (5/1) and The Fugue (11/2).
This event is a very open betting affair so our team of horse racing experts have analysed the form guide facts and betting statistics to come up with our Prince of Wales’s Stakes betting tips.
2013 Prince of Wales’s Stakes Form Guide Facts
– The 2012 Prince of Wales’s Stakes was won by Aidan O’Brien-trained So You Think who was ridden by Joseph O’Brien.
– Joseph O’Brien will ride Camelot in this year’s race while O’Brien also has Windsor Palace in the event.
– Al Kazeem, Maxios and Mukhadram are all last start winners.
– Afsare and Side Glance have previously won at Ascot.
– Al Kazeem, Camelot, Maxios, Red Cadeaux and The Fugue are winners at Group 1 level.
– Twelve of the last thirteen winners of the Prince of Wales’s Stakes have previously won at Group 1 level.
– Only one of the last fifteen winners of the race failed to finish in the placing’s at their last start. Red Cadeaux, Saint Baudolino and Side Glance finished outside the top three at their last start.
– No winner of the Prince of Wales’s Stakes has started at odds of longer than 8/1 since the race was upgraded to Group 1 status in 2000.
– The Favourite has won five of the last eight editions of the race.
2013 Prince of Wales’s Stakes Trifecta Tip
Al Kazeem (9/4) from Camelot (5/2) and Afsare (22/1)
The classy Al Kazeem ticks all the boxes for a Prince of Wales’s Stakes winner and he well and truly had the measure of Camelot in the Tattersalls Gold Cup. When the Dubawi-five-year-old is injury free he simply doesn’t run a bad race and has missed a placing just once in his ten race career. The Roger Charlton-trainer galloper generally improves the further he gets into a campaign and third-up will be very difficult to beat.
Camelot will have to return to his very best form, which saw him go without a length of winning the Triple Crown last season, if he is going to turn the tables on Al Kazeem. Al Kazeem was simply too strong for the Montjeu colt at his last start and he doesn’t represent good betting value to produce a turnaround on the testing Royal Ascot track.
Afsare will be making his first appearance at the races since his second place finish in the Group 1 Arlington Million Stakes in the United States last August and is the best each-way bet in this field. The Luca Cumani-trained six-year-old has never won a Group 1 but has performed well at racings highest level and should be included in all trifecta bets.
You can find the best 2013 Prince of Wales’s Stakes odds at Bet365.