Queen Mary Stakes Odds & More Royal Ascot Graded Races

The Queen Mary Stakes is a G2 contest run over 5f for 2 year old fillies, It takes place this Wednesday 21st June, which is the second day of Royal Ascot 2023. View the runners here, and also make sure to check out the odds and tips on offer for this race and for the Duke Of Cambridge & Queens Vase,

Breeders Cup Odds

Duke Of Cambridge Stakes

Grade 2 – Purse $296,000 – 1 mile – Turf – 4-Year-Old and Up – Fillies & Mares

Can Joseph O’Brien take this with the chalk Jumbly who has solid back form on the card and made an excellent seasonal reappearance at the Curragh just three weeks ago?

Jumbly is the chalk here for young handler Joseph O’Brien and she already has strong course form at Ascot having won the Grade 3Valiant Stakes last year on the round course (straight mile today)

That win came with a late closing effort and she returned this year with a fine second in the Grade 2 Lanwades Stud Stakes at the Curragh which was a strong effort after coming back from a ten-month lay. She should be cherry ripe for this and will be held up off the likely speed set by Prosperous Voyage or Honey Girl before being produced for another late close.

Her main rival looks to be Prosperous Voyage who had been competing against some top-class filies before taking a step down the class ladder last time to win the Grade 3 Princess Elizabeth Stakes at Epsom.

She had previously finished fifth in this spot and fourth of nine runners in the Grade 1 Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket. Yes, she is stepping back up the class ladder today, but this is not the deepest Grade 2 and we can expect a big run from the Dettori-ridden mare. She was held up off a fast pace last time but has set the pace on previous runs.

Outside of the top two on the board, both Grande Dame and Rogue Millenium hold solid chances.

Grande Dame is from the powerful Gosden barn and she is coming back from a 263-day layoff which surely means some downside against race-fit rivals. She broke the maiden tag here at Ascot in April 2022 and has kept an upward trajectory since.

She won the Listed Coral Distaff Stakes at Sandown last July before stepping up the class ladder to hit the board in the Grade 1 Sun Chariot Stakes finishing just over a length ahead of Prosperous Voyage. That form is solid, and the only downside is the long layoff.

Rogue Millenium is a very consistent mare and hit the board for the third successive time this season when second in the Grade 2 Middleton Fillies Stakes. She was held up off the pace and closed strongly to just be denied by the short price chalk Free Wind. She looks like a solid play for exotics players

Duke Of Cambridge Stakes Odds & Betting Prediction

HorseJockeyHorse Racing Odds by Jazzsports
JumblyRyan Moore+225
Prosperous VoyageFrankie Dettori+300
Grande DameJamie Spencer+700
Queen AminatuTom Marquand +1000
Rogue MillenniumDaniel Tudhope+1100
Honey GirlDylan Browne+1200
PotapovaRichard Kingscote+2000
InternationalangelHollie Doyle+2500
Random HarvestSaffie Osborne+2500
LightshipDaniel Muscutt+6600

A cracking race in prospect and it will be tough to keep Jumbly off the board.

The vote though goes to ROGUE MILLENIUM who proved herself against Grade 2 foes last time and still seems to be improving. This mile requires stamina and she has plenty of upside here.

Grande Dame and Prosperous Voyage both hold solid chances and should be fighting for a slice of this lucrative purse.

Queen Mary Stakes

Grade 2 – Purse $145,000 – 5 furlongs – Turf – 2-Year-Old Fillies

Can trainer Karl Burke win this for the second year running with one of his top two fancies Beautiful Diamond or the fantastically named Got To Love A Grey?

What a race we have in prospect, as 28 runners fly down the straight 5 furlongs here at Ascot, and the puzzle is made more difficult with lots of first-time maiden winners and unbeaten horses, so let’s try and unravel where the winner might come from.

The chalk is the Karl Burke barn inmate Beautiful Diamond and this filly was very impressive on debut when breaking the maiden tag at Nottingham. She traveled smoothly behind a fast pace and then came and joined the leader at the furlong pole and widened easily to win in hand. It’s important to note that this barn produced the winner of this race last year.

One of her well-fancied rivals is the Jane Chapple-Hyam trained Born To Rock. She was a very cheap yearling purchase at 17,000 Guineas but belied that price tag when breaking the maiden tag the first time at Yarmouth Racecourse. She went gate to wire that day and widened in the final quarter to win by more than four lengths in what looked a strong race for its type. The booking of William Buick gives plenty of upside and she is respected.

A couple of these that are unbeaten after two starts include Got To Love A Grey and Relief Rally

The first one Got To Love A Grey is the barn buddy of the chalk, and she broke the maiden first time at Nottingham before stepping up the class ladder to take the Listed Marygate Stakes at York going gate to wire and winning by half a length. No doubt she has a chance and will be one of those on the speed. The question is if she can handle the stiff uphill finish at Ascot.

Relief Rally was a very impressive winner on debut, coming from off the speed to lay down a challenge in the final furlong before widening to an impressive two-length win. She then took a step forward next time when taking a Conditions Stakes race at Salisbury and in the same style, sat off the speed and closed late and widened to the wire. The race set up, with plenty of pace guaranteed, and the stiff finish, means plenty of upside to her chances.

Those four are the main players on the board but a couple of longshots that could well get involved are Gaiden and the US raider Cyname ridden by the top-class Javier Castellano.

Gaiden was a close second on debut behind Relief Rally when meeting traffic problems, and then closed late to finish third behind Got To Love A Grey at York. She is a filly with plenty of upside at a big price and is sure to appreciate the stiffer track here.

We have a few US raiders here and Wesley Ward who runs Bundchen 10/1 has won this four times in the past. However, Cyname was an impressive maiden winner at Belmont and he went gate to wire on that occasion. That was only a seven-runner affair. However, she looked very smart the first time and could be the one to catch from on the speed.

Queen Mary Stakes Odds & Betting Pick

HorseJockeyHorse Racing Odds by Jazzsports
Beautiful DiamondClifford Lee+350
Relief RallyTom Marquand+700
Born To RockWilliam Buick+800
Got To Love A GreySam James+1000
Midnight AffairDaniel Tudhope+1000
Crimson AdvocateJohn Velazquez+1200
BalsamRyan Moore+1600
CynaneJavier Castellano+1800
BundchenJoel Rosario+2000
Out Of The StarsOisin Murphy+2200
Flora Of BermudaJames Doyle+2500
Juniper BerriesCharles Bishop+2500
Princess ChizaraDarragh Keenan+2800
Betties Bay Joshua Bryan+3300
Tiger BelleRonan Whelan+3300
GaidenSean Levey+4000
Graceful ThunderRossa Ryan+5000
LaunchKevin Stott+5000
OnigiriNeil Callan +5000
Bated Moon Declan McDonogh+6600
Lady Pink RoseTom Eaves+6600
TallulabelleJason Watson+6600
ThanksbutnothanksDavid Egan+6600
GeologistIrad Oritz Jr+8000
Hot Front Kieran Shoemark+10000
CallianassaOisin Orr+15000
Cotai VisionHollie Doyle+15000
MariamneDaniel Muscutt+15000

The top two on the boards, Beautiful Diamond and Born To Rock will both make solid efforts with a preference for the Karl Burke runner.

However, RELIEF RALLY who is two from two and looks sure to appreciate the bigger stamina test gets a strong vote and looks near impossible to keep off the board.

Gaiden and Cyname are just a couple of many who should be fighting for a slice underneath.

Queens Vase

Grade 2 – Purse $333,000 – 1 mile 6 furlongs 34 yards – Turf – 3-Year-Olds Only

Can Circle Of Fire provide a Royal Ascot winner for the newly crowned King Charles?

Everybody wants to see a royal winner at Royal Ascot, and King Charles could do just that with Circle Of Fire 6/1. This colt was a promising two-year-old but has taken his form to a new level this season. First when finishing second in the Listed Newmarket Stakes, and then, when finishing third in the Grade 3 Lingfield Derby Trial Stakes back in April.

That day he was caught for speed but closed late to take third. This stretch-out in distance by two furlongs gives plenty of upside and he is a major player here.

The chalk on the morning line is Gregory from the powerful jockey trainer combo of Gosden and Dettori. This colt has won both starts, breaking the maiden tag first time when coming from off the speed to win a Novice Stakes at Haydock, before stepping up the class ladder to win the Listed Cocked Hat Stakes at Goodwood.

He was still very green in that race but powered clear late on and looks like another who will appreciate the stretch-out in distance.

Three-year-old runners from the powerful barn of Aidan O’Brien have to be respected, and Peking Opera is a highly progressive colt. He was second on debut last year before showing much-improved form to break the maiden tag second time in a 15-runner Leopardstown maiden. He was then given time to grow and that patience was rewarded when he took the step up the class ladder first time this season to win the Listed Yeats Stakes over 1 mile and 5 furlongs at Navan Racecourse.

That stretch-out in distance helped the son of Galileo to travel easier, as the pace was not as strong as in his previous races. It still took him all of the thirteen furlongs to get on top, only hitting the front close to the wire, meaning today’s extra furlong gives plenty of upside.

It is difficult to see many of the others making an impact, although one longshot that could be interesting for exotics is Etna Rosso 16/1 who finished just behind Peking Opera in that listed race at Navan.

Queens Vase Odds & Betting Tip

HorseJockeyHorse Racing Odds by Jazzsports
GregoryFrankie Dettori+175
Circle Of FireRichard Kingscote+600
ChespieceJames Doyle+700
Peking OperaRyan Moore+700
Saint GeorgeOisin Murphy+900
St Vincents GardenWilliam Buick+1400
Etna RossoDylan Browne+1800
HadrianusAndrea Atzeni+1800
Batemans BayJames McDonald+3300
NurburgringMikey Sheehy+4000
Sumo SanKevin Stott+5000
NdaawiDavid Probert+6600
Think First Neil Callan+6600
Steven SeagullDarragh Keenan+25000

The unbeaten Gregory has already shown a smart level of form, and given he was still green on his second run, is a deserving favorite and should hit the board.

However, the main vote goes to CIRCLE OF FIRE who looks like a typical late burner for legendary handler Sir Michael Stoute.

Peking Opera and Etna Rosso have strong form, and father Aiden and son Joseph should be fighting for a spot on the board with their two runners.

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