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Queen Anne Stakes - Royal Ascot 2017

Published on: 20/06/2017

Queen Anne Stakes - Royal Ascot 2017

June 20, 2016 14:30pm - Ascot, Berkshire

Royal Ascot 2017

Category: Group 1, Class 1

Distance: 1m

Going: Good to firm

Runners: 16

Winner: £388,464.00

Ribchester will be the one to beat here with the firming ground set to suit the consistent runner who already has two Group 1 wins to his name. His win at Deauville in the back end of last season was followed up with an impressive second place to Minding on Champions Day.

He came back well with a third at Meydan before showing some real class in the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury last time out. If he can repeat that kind of form, he will be very hard to beat here.

Perhaps the most likely challenger will be Lightning Spear, who should also benefit from the improving ground. He came in second behind Ribchester in the Lockinge so will have to find another level to prevail here.

Those looking for value in the each way markets could do worse than consider Mutakayyef. The six-year-old was third in this race last year and has shown enough glimpses of form since to suggest that a place is not out of reach.

He came in an impressive third behind Minding but has failed to outpace Ribchester in previous attempts. The combination of improving ground and his previous consistent performances make an each-way bet more than appealing.

Betting odds and tips

It`s hard to see beyond Ribchester, so those looking to back the winner should grab the price of Evens currently on offer. Fans of each-way betting may want to put their faith in the consistent Mutakayyef who may not offer great value at 7/1 but looks capable of defeating the rest of the field.

You can back Ribchester to win at a best price of Evens, while Mutakayyef is available at 7/1 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.

Queen Anne Stakes - Last three years:

2014: Tornado (4) - Richard Hughes (Richard Hannon)

2015: Solow (5) - Maxime Guyon (Freddy Head)

2016: Tepin (5) - Julien Leparoux (Mark Casse)

By Neil Morris

Published on: 20/06/2017

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (20/06/2017 11:46:23) but are subject to change.