Animal Kingdom Raging Favourite For Historic Queen Anne Stakes Victory
Animal Kingdom has been heavily backed to record a historic win the Queen Anne Stakes on the opening day of the 2013 Royal Ascot Festival.
After the withdrawals of Farhh and Most Improved, Animal Kingdom is now an odds-on favourite in the Queen Anne Stakes betting market at Bet365 and his appearance is easily the most anticipated of the entire meeting.
Animal Kingdom will make history on several accounts if he, as expected, salutes in the opening race of the Royal Ascot Festival.
The five-year-old will not only become the first American-trained horse and Kentucky Derby winner to be victorious in a Group 1 race during the Royal Ascot Festival but he has a shot at scoring a very unique racing triple crown.
After his victory on the dirt in the 2011 Kentucky Derby in the United States and his, already historic, romp in the Dubai World Cup on a synthetic surface in the United Arab Emirates earlier this year, a victory on the turf at Royal Ascot in England will be his third Group 1 victory, on three different continents and three different type of racing surfaces.
This feat has never been achieved in racing history and a Queen Anne Stakes victory for Animal Kingdom will well and truly earn him a prominent position in the international horse racing history books.
Just like last year’s edition of the Queen Anne Stakes, when equine superstar Frankel took center stage, the lead-up to the race has been dominated by one horse but there are still a number of talented gallopers set to take part.
Classy Aiden O’Brien-trained colt Declaration of War is on the second line of Queen Anne Stakes betting but will need to improve significantly on his disappointing performance in the Lockinge Stakes, where he finished eleven and a half lengths behind the winner Farhh.
The other place getters from that race, Sovereign Debt and Aljamaaheer, have also been entered for the Queen Anne Stakes but neither is expected to trouble Animal Kingdom.
You can find the best 2013 Queen Anne Stakes odds at Bet365.