About the St James’s Palace Stakes
The St. James’s Palace Stakes is the highest rated mile race for 3-year-old colts at Royal Ascot. While this Group 1 race is run a touch short of a mile, the St. James’s Palace Stakes is typically a destination for colts who competed in the English and Irish 2,000 Guineas. The race typically attracts the highest rated milers in the United Kingdom and Europe.
Betting on the St James’s Palace Stakes
Coming in the wake of the 2,000 Guineas, there’s usually good form information available to rate the prospects of race entries in the St James’s Palace Stakes. The market tends to do a good job of sorting through this info, and favourites priced under Evens have an exceptional strike rate in the race. When the market is uncertain and favourites are priced at higher margins look out for horses who placed in the Guineas, who have a tendency to improve as the season progresses.
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