Royal Ascot – Diamond Jubilee Stakes Betting TipsJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
The Diamond Jubilee Stakes is a punter favourite, raced on the final day of the five-day Royal Ascot meeting. 2015 will be the first year in which the contest has been restricted to four-year-olds and up after the introduction of a new six furlong Group One race for three-year-olds, the Commonwealth Cup.
Australian cold Brazen Beau (priced at 7/1, William Hill) is our favourite for the Diamond Jubilee Stakes following confirmation that he will race.
Brazen Beau’s owners and trainer Chris Waller had been contemplating both the final day flat and the King’s Stand on the Tuesday but preferred the Saturday Group One sprint.
“The Diamond Jubilee will allow him the chance to show his class over 1200m where the 1000m race is just a flat out sprint,” commented Waller on the decision.
Brazen Beau took his first Group One win at Flemington in November where he defeated a strong field of three-year-old competitors in the Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m). The colt then went on to take the Newmarket Handicap (1200m) in the autumn against a line-up that included such stars as Chautauqua, Terravista and Lankan Rupee.
Brazen Beau looks to become the latest Australian-trained sprinter to claim the famous title after Black Caviar was first past the post in 2012.
Gai Waterhouse-trained Wandjina (12/1, Paddy Power) could pose a threat to Brazen Beau with Waterhouse the trainer behind more than a hundred Group One winners down under.
“He’s very relaxed and mature and he’s coped with it all very professionally,” Waterhouse said of Wadjina, whose reputation will ensure he starts as a favourite in the Group One race on Saturday.
“I think he’s the best in Australia at 1400m and a mile, [but] it would be really special to win a race here as it’s in a different league. It’s on the world stage and it’s the centre of racing and has been for centuries. There’s nowhere else like it in the world.”