2023 Prince of Wales's Odds & Betting Pick

The winners of seven G1 races clash in the marquee G1 2023 Prince of Wales’s at Royal Ascot on Wednesday, with Irish ace Luxembourg taking on former Epsom Derby winner Adayar – as well as G1 course-and-distance winner Bay Bridge and progressive My Prospero – in a race to savour.

Prince of Wales’s Stakes

G1, £1,000,000, 1m 2f turf (round), 4yo+, 11.20am ET

The Prince of Wales’s is the showpiece event of Royal Ascot, with Wednesday’s race lacking the historical heft of the Gold Cup but always attracting the best middle-distance horses in Europe, and this year’s edition – also a win-and-in for the Breeders’ Cup Turf – is a real barnburner.

It’s essentially the usual European top-level duel between Godolphin and Coolmore, with the boys in blue represented by 2021 G1 Epsom Derby winner Adayar (11-4), who has been reinvented as a ten-furlong horse to impressive effect.

He’s a ten-furlong horse who has more stamina up his sleeve if required and proved he still had the sizzle on his first start of 2023 when a dominant winner of the G3 Gordon Richards in the Newmarket mud, drawing off to score by two and a half lengths from a subsequent G1 winner, with the third and fourth filling the exacta in a G3 next time out. This faster ground will suit him just as well and he’ll have the pace he needs to run into.

Coolmore put their faith in three-time G1 winner Luxembourg (9-4), who came right back to his best in the ten-furlong-plus G1 Tattersalls Gold Cup at The Curragh last time, showing a different side of himself when sent forward and allowed to freewheel his way to victory, turning back the persistent threat of Bay Bridge (7-2) by a half-length with something in reserve.

That was a major improvement on his lacklustre 2023 comeback, although Luxembourg may have company on the lead this time and perhaps that will be a compromising factor.

Bay Bridge was runner-up in this race 12 months ago, disappointing at odds-on, and then beat Adayar by a half-length in the G1 Champion over course and distance in October, outfighting his rival in a clear career-best, with the rallying longshot My Prospero (4-1) beaten just a nose into third.

That was also a huge career-best for My Prospero, who was at a disadvantage when cut back to a mile on his seasonal debut but didn’t do badly to be fourth, and he’ll be razor-sharp now and relishing the chance to stretch back out.

These four stars have been separated by half-lengths here and there and there won’t be much between them again, with tactics likely to play a major part – of the quartet, Adayar and My Prospero are closers while Luxembourg and Bay Bridge stay nearer the pace.

G1 Dubai Sheema Classic fourth Mostahdaf (25-1) – beaten seven lengths in Meydan – has neither the gears nor the class against these rivals, while US raider Classic Causeway (125-1) is a very welcome visitor but has almost no chance. These are the best in Europe and heisn’t one of the best in the US, and he’ll have to cope with a steep descent, an uphill final mile and two right-hand turns. Fifth of six would be a triumph.

2023 Prince of Wales’s Odds & Betting Pick

This is a four-horse war but perhaps LUXEMBOURG, who returned to his best last time, can repeat that level of form with his tactical versatility a big trump card.

HorseJockeyOdds by Jazzsports
AdayarWilliam Buick+225
LuxembourgRyan Moore+275
Bay BridgeRichard Kingscote+400
My ProsperoTom Marquand+400
MostahdafJim Crowley+2500
Classic CausewayJulien Leparoux+10000
** Odds are subject to change**

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