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Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes - Royal Ascot 2017

Published on: 23/06/2017

Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes - Royal Ascot 2017

June 23, 2016 17:35pm - Ascot, Berkshire

Royal Ascot 2017

Category: Handicap, Class 2

Distance: 1m 3f 211y

Going: Good to firm

Runners: 19

Winner: £49,800.00

The Duke of Edinburgh Stakes is a Handicap race open to three-year-olds and over. It is run over a distance of 1 mile and 4 furlongs (2,414 metres). The race was established as the Bessborough Stakes back in 1914 and was originally a five furlong race for two-year-olds.

Wadigor is unbeaten and should love the fast ground here after making the switch from the all-weather tracks. He has impressed an every start and will be well backed here.

Meanwhile, stablemate Appeared won over this course and distance last time out and has progressed well since winning a strong handicap race at York last May. Will be carrying plenty extra due to that showing but could benefit from wearing blinkers for the first time.

Ryan Moore will take the reins on hot prospect Mainstream. The eager runner has been a consistent performer but often has trouble settling into the race. With a top pilot in the saddle, he might justify his credentials here.

Another interesting contender is Star Storm. This useful runner won a Group 3 over this course and distance back in 2015 and came second in a Listed race, also over course and distance last time out. That run has prompted many to suggest that this race could be his time to shine.

Betting odds and tips

Wadigor looks all set to extend his unbeaten record, while, Star Storm is worth an each-way bet.

You can back Wadigor at a price of 7/1 with Bet365, while Star Storm is available at 16/1 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.

Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes - Last three years:

2014: Arab Spring - Ryan Moore (Sir Michael Stoute)

2015: Arab Dawn - Richard Hughes (Hughie Morrison)

2016: Kinema - Fran Berry (Richard Hughes)

By Neil Morris

Published on: 23/06/2017

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (23/06/2017 12:05:49) but are subject to change.