Thrilling Rematch at Royal Ascot Opening DayPublished June 17, 2014 by OCR Editor
Kingman and Night Of Thunder meet for a rematch at the Royal Ascot's Opening Day St James's Palace Stakes race (4:25pm UK time)
The Royal Ascot horse racing meeting begins today in the UK. Perhaps the most prestigious horse racing event in the world, the Royal Ascot attracts hundreds of thousands of viewers from all over the world including the Royal Family, Queen Elizabeth II and her own horse – Estimate.
St James's Palace Stakes (4:25pm UK time)
The headline race for today is the 1 mile Group One St James's Palace Stakes which will take place 4:25pm UK time; this race is expected to attract a total of 250,00 racegoers.
The race pits two strong favorites, a duo which is competing one against the other in a thrilling sportive rivalry: Kingman and Night Of Thunder. Kingman competed against Night Of Thunder last month when he had his first Group One success at the Irish 2000 Guineas at Newbury, while Night Of Thunder evened the score in the Classic at Newmarket, something which came as a shock defeat for Kingman. The odds given by Winner Sports for these two fighters are 10/11 for Kingman and 5/2 for Night Of Thunder.
Although the focus will certainly be on the rematch between the two, there are more interesting competents in this race, like War Command (7/1) and Toormore (9/1) who will look to fix the bad impression displayed at Newmarket.
Aside from the traditional bets, punters at Winner Sports can place forecast bets for the races today and all throughout the Royal Ascot. These bets let punters forecast the correct order of finishers, so for example one could pepper his bet by placing a wager on Kingman to finish first and Night Of Thunder second or the opposite. Whoever wins the St James's Palace Stakes, it's promising to be one of 2014's best races – don't miss out!