Royal Ascot Tips & Preview | Wednesday, June 19, 2024


9:30AM ET | Queen Mary S. (Gr II)
10:05AM ET | Queen’s Vase S. (Gr II)
10:45AM ET | Duke of Cambridge S. (Gr II)
11:25AM ET | Prince of Wales’s S. (Gr I)
12:05PM ET | Royal Hunt Cup H.
12:40PM ET | Kensington Palace H.
1:15PM ET | Windsor Castle S.


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Setting the Scene

Wednesday’s marquee event is the Group 1 Prince of Wales’s Stakes (Race 4, 11:25AM ET), which pits reigning Breeders’ Cup Turf champion, #2 Auguste Rodin (1/1) against last year’s Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf heroine, #10 Inspiral (3/1) in a marquee event for the ages. Lord North (20/1), who won this race in 2020, is back for another crack, but may be too long in the tooth at eight-years-old. Alongside the Prince of Wales’s, Wednesday’s card showcases the five furlong Group 2 Queen Mary for two-year-old fillies, immediately followed by the 1 3/4-mile Group 2 Queen’s Vase for three-year-olds. One race may be over in a minute, while the other contrasts at more than 3-minutes. The action kicks off at 9:30AM ET, and all races are available on 1/ST BET and Xpressbet.

American Runners

Four American runners will participate in Wednesday’s action at Royal Ascot, topped by #11 Gabaldon (10/1) in the Windsor Castle S. (Race 7, 1:15PM ET). Trained by Jose D’Angelo and ridden by Emisael Jaramillo, Gabaldon won the Royal Palm Juvenile Stakes at Gulfstream on May 11, an ‘automatic qualifier’ for Royal Ascot. He is joined in that race by #8 Cheval de Guerre (12/1) for Eddie Kenneally and #13 Honorary American (15/1) for Wesley Ward. Both horses exit debut defeats and are seeking their first career victory. Ward is also represented by #24 Ultima Grace (8/1) in the opener, the Group 2 Queen Mary at 9:30AM ET. The daughter of American Pharoah sizzled in her debut at Keeneland on April 18 and fits the profile of a successful Ward runner at the Royal meet. Joel Rosario pilots both Ward entrants on Wednesday.

20% Exacta Winnings Boost

Xpressbet and 1/ST BET customers receive a 20% Exacta Winnings Boost throughout the five days of Royal Ascot. To participate, simply log in, register for free and you’ll earn a 20% Boost on your Exacta winnings throughout the meet, up to $50 per player, per day. More information .