About the Ascot Stakes
The Ascot Stakes is a handicap open to 4-year-old and above racehorses, and the first handicap run at the Royal Meeting every year. The Ascot Stakes is also the joint longest distance race run at Royal Ascot, covering the same 2 mile 3 furlong 210 yard distance as the Gold Cup. The horses that compete in the race carry modest ratings, and a win in the Ascot Stakes is typically a career highlight.
Betting on the Ascot Stakes
If you’re looking for a shortcut for betting on the Ascot Stakes, go with an each-way bet on the market favourite if priced over 4/1. The favourite wins or places often enough that you’re in with a solid chance of a payout. Otherwise you’ll need to assess each entry individually to filter for horses who are either proven stayers or have shown staying capacity, and are comfortable with weight and conditions on the day.
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