The Royal Ascot horse racing event is underway and this is the most exciting part of the entire Ascot year. This event has an impressive history spanning over more than a century and it is attended by members of the British Royal family, including Queen Elizabeth. bet365 Sports and 888 Sport offer ample coverage of the races, with the most exciting events this week being scheduled on Friday. There are three major competitions to bet on, with odds already available for the Coronation Stakes, King Edward VII Stakes and the Commonwealth Cup.
The Day begins with the King Edward VII Stakes
The Royal Ascot event continues on Friday with King Edward VII Stakes as the opening race. Nearly 2 dozen horses are announced, but two of them stand out from the crowd as the main favorites. Winner Sports offers odds of 2/1 on Japan to win the first race of the day, while pricing Private Secretary at 4/1. Risk-averse punters can consider a bet on these two horses to finish on the podium, while bold ones can wager on them to finish first and second. Players willing to take even more chances should consider the odds of 9/1 offered across the board of bookmakers on Pondus, Pablo Escobar and Bangkok to win.
The Commonwealth Cup is Packed with Talent in 2019
Horse racing enthusiasts will have a hard time picking the winners and the Commonwealth Cup, as the field is full of exceptional contenders. Ten Sovereigns is the one standing out from the crowd, with odds of 6/4 at all important bookmakers, including 888 Sport. The next two in line are Hello Youmzain and Jash, each with odds of 6/1, but these values are expected to draw as kickoff draws near. Khadeem is one of the horses preferred by punters, and as the fourth most likely winner, it is priced at 7/1. The odds offered on Fairyland and So Perfect hold steady at 10/1 and are some of the most tempting ones available.
Hermosa is the Big Favourite at the Coronation Stakes
The Coronation Stakes is the last event of the day at the Royal Ascot is the only one that has a clear favorite at all important bookmakers. Punters can expect to get even odds on Hermosa to prevail and at the time of writing, the best value is offered by bet365 Sports. Betting on this horse to win will result in odds of 11/10, with the second most likely winner being Jubiloso at 4/1. The Coronation Stakes is a race famous for its big upsets, so the underdogs are definitely worth considering. The bookie offers odds of 7/1 on Castle Lady and 9/1 on Pretty Pollyanna and the best in the market odds of 20/1 on Magnetic Charm.