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Queen`s Vase - Royal Ascot 2017

Published on: 23/06/2017

Queen`s Vase - Royal Ascot 2017

June 23, 2016 17:00pm - Ascot, Berkshire

Royal Ascot 2017

Category: Group 2, Class 1

Distance: 1m 5f 211y

Going: Good to firm

Runners: 13

Winner: £ 91,445.00

The Queen`s Vase is a Group 2 race open to three-year-old horses. It is now run over a distance of 1 mile 6 furlongs (2,816 metres)- however, it was first established over a distance of 2 miles in 1838. The original gold trophy was donated by Queen Victoria, hence the name.

Aidan O`Brien will fancy his chances with a couple of entries here in the form of Wisconsin and Belgravia. Wisconsin is relatively unexposed and comes here on the back of a maiden win at Tipperary. He is well regarded and should be comfortable with the step up in trip.

Ryan Moore has opted to mount Belgravia, which might persuade some undecided punters to back this colt. He is certainly a talented prospect, winning a maiden at Leopardstown before being hindered in a Listed race at Navan last time out. Should improve here and will be wearing the blinkers for the first time.

Time to Study impressed over this distance at Musselburgh last time out and will stand a chance if he can lead from the front. The draw should help with that as will the fact that the trainer has a good track record in this event.

Count Octave and Stradivarius both offer some value for those looking for each-way picks with the former progressing well since a maiden win at Wolverhampton. The latter also impressed in a handicap race at the Chester Cup and should have the quality to step up.

Betting odds and tips

With all things considered, Time to Study just gets the nod as top pick. While, Count Octave offers great each-way value.

You can back Time to Study at a price of 7/1 with Bet365, while Count Octave is available at 10/1 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.

Coronation Stakes - Last three years:

2014: Hartnell - Joe Fanning (Mark Johnston)

2015: Aloft - Ryan Moore (Aidan O`Brien)

2016: Sword Fighter - Colm O`Donoghue (Aidan O`Brien)

By Neil Morris

Published on: 23/06/2017

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (23/06/2017 11:37:46) but are subject to change.