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Britannia Stakes - Royal Ascot 2017


Published on: 22/06/2017

Britannia Stakes - Royal Ascot 2017

June 22, 2016 17:00pm - Ascot, Berkshire

Royal Ascot 2017

Category: Handicap, Class 2

Distance: 1m

Going: Good to firm

Runners: 29

Winner: £ 74,700.00

The Britannia Stakes is a handicap race open to three-year-old colts and geldings. It is run over a distance of 1 mile (1,609 metres) on the straight course.

Son of the Stars impressed in a fast-paced race at Newmarket last time out, eventually being pipped by Ronald R. There was plenty to suggest that he can continue to progress from there and a jump in weight should not deter potential backers.

City of Joy is another that seems to be on an upward curve and arrives here on the back of consecutive distance wins. The Sir Michael Stoute-trained mount will also benefit from having Rayan Moore pacing him through his one. Shrewd punters might find a double figure price for this one.

Senator grabbed plenty of attention in his first two races but subsequently slumped to a disappointing seventh in a Listed race at Doncaster. His reappearance on soft ground at York gave a hint that he might be returning to form. As a result, he looks like a good value each-way pick now he is back on his favoured ground.

Betting odds and tips

In what looks like a very competitive field, Son of the Stars is a worthy favourite and is available at a decent price of 6/1. However, City of Joy should not be ignored at a price of 9/1. Of the big priced entries, Senator looks best placed to grab a place.

You can back Son of the Stars at 6/1 and City of Joy at 9/1, both with Bet365. Meanwhile, Senator can be backed at 33/1 with the same bookmaker.

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

Britannia Stakes - Last three years:

2014: Born in Bombay - David Probert (Andrew Balding)

2015: War Envoy - Ryan Moore (Aidan O’Brien)

2016: Defrocked - Jamie Spencer (Jamie Osborne)

By Neil Morris

Published on: 22/06/2017

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (22/06/2017 11:10:17) but are subject to change.