Taking A Look at the 2019 Royal Ascot’s Opening Day Betting Action
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
The year’s online horse betting action gets a big boost form the 2019 Royal Ascot rolling in next week. The Royal Ascot is without a doubt the most fulfilling horse racing festival held in the UK as it offers five days of riveting action. Naturally, with 5 days worth of races, there is a ton of racebook info to pile through. So to help punters out, we’ve assembled this list to act as a 2019 Royal Ascot betting guide for the opening day races. Below you’ll find detailed information on each day’s events as well as other useful tidbits. Take a look.
2019 Royal Ascot Betting Guide for Opening Day – Tuesday, June 18th
Queen Anne Stakes | 2:30 pm GMT
Experts are claiming that this year’s Queen Anne is wide open due to the fact that no big-name horse has entered. Mustashry has emerged as an early online horse betting favorite thanks to his lopsided win at Lockinge in Newbury. There he had a 2 ½ length lead over his nearest threat, Laurens.
Despite losing so handily, racebook punters might want to consider the runner-up here. This will be the third time in her eye-catching career she’s gone up against the males and doesn’t need too much help to be a threat.
Coventry Stakes | 3:05 pm GMT
The first two-year old race should be highlighted by Arizona’s performance. Without a doubt this is one of the stronger options to consider from Aidan O’Brien’s 9. Coming off a nine lengths run in a Currah maiden on his second start, he looks fully prepared for an eye-catching run.
Visinari is also a name to consider here accounting for the impressive sectionals he put up when winning on the July Course this past week. This resulted in many pundits growling and ultimately his berth into this week’s action. After all, they were originally going to hold off until the July Stakes.
King’s Stand Stakes | 3:40 pm GMT
The big question here is whether or not Battaash will be able to hold off a late push from Bluepoint in this year’s rendition. A year ago he didn’t stand a chance but has shown improvement specifically regarding his speed. Recently he won the Temple Stakes at Haydock and has wooed many punters leading up to this year’s 2019 Royal Ascot betting action.
Imprimis is another name worth considering in this race. He’s an American contender who has come out on top in 7 of his last 9 starts.
St. James’s Place Stakes | 4:20 pm GMT
Phoenix of Spain won the Irish 2000 Guineas ahead of Too Darn Hot with a three lengths lead and is looking to prove that he is the rightful mobile betting favorite in this event. Despite the fact that he’s last year’s champion juvenile, Phoenix of Spain is still the favorite here. Skardu finished 4th in the Irish 2000 and had nothing but excuses to account for so certainly shy away from backing him.
Ascot Stakes | 5:00 pm GMT
This is probably the toughest race to bet on from the opening day’s lineup. One choice worth looking at here is BUILMEUPBUTTERCUP, a dual winner on the Flat for Mick Channon. Having won at Naas in December, she has yet to make a significant splash since. Nevertheless, pundits are calling her a great pick here.
Wolferton Stakes | 5:35 GMT
Another tough race to call. Zaaki beat out Oh This Is Us in the Diomed and is having a decent season. He has been without a win since but has looked good enough to garner a vote here.