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Coventry Stakes - Royal Ascot 2017

Published on: 20/06/2017

Coventry Stakes - Royal Ascot

June 20, 2016 15:05pm - Ascot, Berkshire

Royal Ascot 2017

Category: Group 2, Class 1

Distance: 6f

Going: Good to firm

Runners: 18

Winner: £85,065.00

With a host of previous winners to his name including three of the last six, it is no surprise that Aidan O`Brien`s entries always attract plenty of attention in this race. This year, it is Murillo who catches the eye following an impressive showing at Tipperary last time out when he held on well to beat fancied Wolfofbaggotstreet by three lengths.

The Hannon family stable are feeling confident about the chances of De Bruyne Horse who debuted fairly anonymously at Newmarket in May before grabbing the attention with a front-running win at Ripon and coming from behind to defeat Cardsharp at Epsom in his most recent outing. Having posted impressive times in both those wins, he has emerged as the top contender here.

Another that has caught the eye with his pace is Rajasinghe, who impressed when storming the last two furlongs on his debut at Newcastle. That lone performance was enough to suggest that the 12/1 currently available could offer some value.

Betting odds and tips

De Bruyne Horse`s win at Epsom makes him the standout horse and the price of 6/1 looks generous. However, Aidan O`Brien will be looking to secure a second-straight win here with Murillo, who will start off a similar price.

Having weighed up all the options, Murillo just gets the nod and should be backed at prices of 6/1 or more. For an each-way bet, look no further than Rajasinghe at 12/1.

You can back Murillo to win at a best price of 6/1, while Rajasinghe is available at 12/1 with Bet365.

Remember, Bet365 are offering guaranteed best odds on all Royal Ascot races and a 100% deposit bonus up to £200 for new accounts.

Coventry Stakes - Last three years:

2014: The Wow Signal - Frankie Dettori (John Quinn)

2015: Buratino - William Buick (Mark Johnston)

2016: Caravaggio - Ryan Moore (Aidan O’Brien)

By Neil Morris

Published on: 20/06/2017

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (20/06/2017 12:44:09) but are subject to change.