Horse Racing Royal Ascot By Jon Ivan-Duke

Bookies Predicting Queen's Horse Popularity

Her Majesty The Queen has a well-fancied runner on Thursday at Royal Ascot – Peacock – and the bookies are expecting the public to flock to back him.

“Peacock is a talented horse and has a real chance of providing Her Majesty The Queen with a Royal Ascot win,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

Peacock runs in the Tercentenary Stakes and is second-favourite behind Time Test.

William Hill Betting - Thursday 3.05pm Tercentenary Stakes: 9-4 Time Test, 9-2 Peacock, 6-1 Bocca Baciata, 9-1 Cape Clear Island, Disegno, 14-1 Maftool, Master Apprentice, Mustadeem, Nafaqa, Not So Sleepy, 16-1 Don Camillo, 25-1 Librisa Breeze, 33-1 Faithful Creek, Restorer, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Peacock and Richard Hughes winning with some comfort in the Fairway Stakes at Newmarket. Photograph: racingfotos/Rex Shutterstock