Royal Ascot – Coronation Stakes Betting TipsJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
Unlike the Group One Queen Anne Stakes on the opening day of Royal Ascot, the Coronation Stakes takes place on a single bend as opposed to a straight mile.
The Coronation Stakes is the big feature for Friday at Ascot and has been running since 1840, named after the coronation of Queen Victoria. The race tends to attract runners from the three-year-old filly European competitions and is a good indicator for the autumn races, meaning that there’ll be lots of eyes on the result.
Martyn Meade will be running his star three-year-old Irish Rookie (16/1, Betway) after passing on last week’s Prix de Diane at Chantilly. Opting for the Coronation Stakes was brave decision considering Irish Rookie could well have won in France considering current form, but it could pay dividends for Meade.
Irish Rookie went down by just three-quarters of a length to Ervedya (7/2, Betway) in the French 1000 Guineas and the Jean-Claude Rouget trained filly will be running in opposition once again, although with very different conditions on the track which may reverse the result on Friday.
Arabian Queen (25/1, Betway) could be the one to watch in this race, having run some decent sprints as a juvenile. The David Elsworth trained filly has now shown improvement over courses over a mile and impressed at Epsom, winning on her seasonal debut.
Lucida (10/3, Bet365) also looks like a strong contender in the Coronation Stakes, having gone down by only half a length to winner Legatissimo in the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket last month. Lucida’s form is impressive but her temperament has been known to let her down.
Yasmeen (18/1, Paddy Power) could be the wild card in this one. With only two runs under her belt she’s the least experienced in the field but impressed with a win on her debut at Newbury.
Royal Ascot – Coronation Stakes Betting Tips
Although we’re sure that Lucida and Ervedya could play a big part in this race, we’ll be backing Arabian Queen, offering the best each-way value.