About the Queens Vase
The Queens Vase is a Group 2 race for 3-year-old colts and fillies. Run over a distance of 2 miles, the race tends to attract high quality stayers. The race is one of three at Royal Ascot that awards a perpetual trophy – which means owners can retain the trophy after winning the race. A number of winners have won other major stayers races, including the St Leger and Ascot Gold Cup.
Betting on the Queens Vase
The Queens Vase is frequently targeted by trainers wanting to test their horses staying power, which means it’s not unusual for the race to be the first over 2 miles that entries are asked to compete in. Since established stayers tend to get most of the backing the race is prone to upsets, and a good betting strategy is to look outside the proven stayers and pick up horses who have shown the ability to finish strongly over middle distances.
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