Horseracing: High Stakes at Royal Ascot Diamond Jubilee StakesPublished June 20, 2015 by Amir G
The Australians are looking to win on English soil today the prestigious Diamond Jubilee Stakes chase at Royal Ascot (16:25 UK time).
The time has come for one of the year's most anticipated horse races: The Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot (shoots off 16:25 UK time).
Featuring a purse of around £525k and a first place prize of around £297k, this is a race that every jockey and trainer really wants to win. It's a Group 1 flat horse race open to four year olds and up, run over 6 furlongs (1,200 metres).
Aussies to Dominate?
As expected in a race of such magnitude, the racecards include many top jockeys and horses and there is no clear favorite that reigns over the others by huge margins in odds.
With that said, there is one strong competitor today which many think is capable of winning – Brazen Beau. Trained by Chris Waller, Brazen Beau will be ridden by notable Aussie jockey Craig Williams. In his racing career, the horse has finished 1st in 5 races and 2nd in 3. An Australian horse hasn't won the race since Black Caviar did that in 2012, so it's going to be interesting. The horse was leading the odds with 5/2 at bet365 Sports.
Right after Brazen Beau, bet365 had 5/1 on Mustajeeb. A European entry, this Dermot Weld-trained horse is a dangerous competitor, having finished first in the Weatherbys Ireland Greenlands Stakes back in May. The Gai Waterhouse-trained Wandjina is another strong favorite from Australia with 10/1 to finish first – Wandjina holds an Australian record of 14 group 1 wins – truly a force to be reckoned with.
Live at bet365 Sports
The Diamond Jubilee Stakes chase as well as all other chases of the day at Ascot will be streamed live at bet365 Sports. Punters can take advantage of the Channel 4/1 offer that gives risk free bets for any winner who was backed at 4/1 in a televised race. Price Promise assures the best prices and with Best Odds Guaranteed punters will be paid bigger odds if the SP on their selection was bigger. Go to the races today!