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Queen Alexandra Stakes - Royal Ascot 2017

Published on: 24/06/2017

Queen Alexandra Stakes - Royal Ascot 2017

June 24, 2016 17:35pm - Ascot, Berkshire

Royal Ascot 2017

Category: Conditions, Class 2

Distance: 2m 5f 143

Going: Good to firm

Runners: 17

Winner: £49,800.00

The Queen Alexandra Stakes is a Conditions race open to horses aged four years and over. It is run over a distance of 2 miles, 5 furlongs and 159 yards (4,370 metres). It was first established in 1864 and is named Queen Alexandra (the consort of King Edward VII). In its early days, it was known as the Alexandra Plate. Today, the Queen Alexandra Stakes marks the end of the five-day Royal Ascot meeting.

Qewy is well fancied here following his exploits in Australia where won a Groups 3 contest and came an impressive fourth in the Melbourne Cup. He also has some decent Grade 2 experience and is the standout horse based on that form.

Another contender is Thomas Hobson who is running here off the back of an Ascot Stakes win on Tuesday. While some may feel this run is too soon after that effort, he will stand a chance if he can carry that form into this weekend`s finale. Of course, this race represents a stiffer test - however, trainer Willie Mullins feels he has a good chance repeating Simenon`s double success back in 2012. And of course, Mullins also enjoyed success here in 2014 with Pique Sous.

Each-way players should take a look at Motherland who is progressing well and is priced at a tempting 18/1.

Betting odds and tips

Thomas Hobson is attracting all the attention and offers decent value at 9/4 but Qewy looks too good to resist at a generous 4/1.

You can back Qewy at a price of 4/1 with Bet365, while Motherland can be backed at 18/1 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.

Queen Alexandra Stakes - Last three years:

2014: Pique Sous - Ryan Moore (Willie Mullins)

2015: Oriental Fox - Joe Fanning (Mark Johnston)

2016: Commissioned- Adam Kirby (Gordon Elliott)

By Neil Morris

Published on: 24/06/2017

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (24/06/2017 15:02:14) but are subject to change.