Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Queen’s Horse Ready For Royal Rumble

The Queen has won the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes once before – in 1954 with Aureole – and will bid to win the race 62 years later, when Dartmouth takes part in the big Ascot feature this weekend. William Hill are a top price 11-2 that Dartmouth wins on Saturday.

Dartmouth, trained by Sir Michael Stoute, has been supplemented for the race at a cost of £75,000, after winning the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot last month.

“The Queen’s horse, Dartmouth, has a decent chance, but favourite Postponed is arguably the best horse in Europe at the moment, so Her Majesty will need some Royal luck,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

Postponed is currently odds-on favourite, with William Hill top price at 1-2.

In betting percentage terms, Postponed has a 66.67% chance of winning the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, while Dartmouth has a 15.38% chance.

In the weekend’s other big races, Time Test is William Hill’s 4-6 favourite for the York Stakes, while Suzi’s Connoisseur is 9-1 favourite, from initial odds of 25-1, for the Gigaset International Stakes. Fanciful Angel has also been backed for the latter and is now 16-1 from 25-1.

William Hill Odds – Saturday 23rd July

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes: 1-2 Postponed, 11-2 Dartmouth, 7-1 Highland Reel, 8-1 Wings Of Desire, 10-1 Erupt, 20-1 Sir Isaac Newton, 25-1 Western Hymn, 40-1 Second Step, 50-1 Shogun, 66-1 Ajman Bridge, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Gigaset International Stakes: 9-1 Suzi’s Connoisseur, 10-1 Librisa Breeze, Right Touch, 12-1 Heaven’s Guest, Mutawathea, 14-1 Can’t Change It, Glen Moss, 16-1 Brazos, Fanciful Angel, Flash Fire, Jack Dexter, 20-1 Balty Boys, Bossy Guest, Cape Icon, Don’t Bother Me, Flaming Spear, Get Knotted, Ice Lord, Mullionheir, Nuno Tristan, 25-1 Archie, Farlow, Ghalib, Mohab, Monteverdi, Squats, 33-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)

York Stakes: 4-6 Time Test, 9-2 Intilaaq, 10-1 Air Pilot, Basem, Mahsoob, Scottish, 12-1 Tullius, 14-1 Sir Isaac Newton, Western Hymn, 16-1 Mondialiste, 25-1 Fireglow, Steel Of Madrid, 33-1 Battalion, Best Of Times, Countermeasure, Revolutionist, 100-1 Shafafya, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)


Tuesday 26th July

Qatar Lennox Stakes: 4-1 Ribchester, 9-2 Home Of The Brave, 5-1 Lumiere, 7-1 Dutch Connection, 10-1 Markaz, Toormore, Washington DC, 11-1 Birchwood, 12-1 Breton Rock, Convey, Don’t Touch, Nemoralia, So Beloved, 14-1 Absolutely So, Adaay, Air Force Blue, Always Smile, Gifted Master, Ibn Malik, Kodi Bear, 16-1 Air Vice Marshal, Arod, Buckstay, Hathal, Richard Pankhurst, Tasleet, Thikriyaat, 20-1 Buratino, Charming Thought, Dick Whittington, 25-1 Here Comes When, Muwaary, Waterloo Bridge, 33-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Wednesday 27th July

Qatar Sussex Stakes: 7-4 Galileo Gold, 9-4 The Gurkha, 8-1 Awtaad, Belardo, RIbchester, 12-1 Alice Springs, Lightning Spear, 20-1 Arod, Ballydoyle, Blue De Vega, Dutch Connection, Jet Setting, 25-1 Adaay, Air Vice Marshal, Gifted Master, Home Of The Brave, Kodi Bear, Stormy Antarctic, Toormore, 33-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Thursday 28th July

Goodwood Cup: 4-1 Big Orange, 7-1 Flying Officer, Pallasator, 8-1 Curbyourenthusiasm, Quest For More, Trip To Paris, 10-1 Clever Cookie, Commissioned, Sword Fighter, 12-1 Astronereus, Housesofparliament, Max Dynamite, Sandro Botticelli, Sheikhzayedroad, Wicklow Brave, 14-1 Kinema, Oriental Fox, 16-1 Mr Singh, 20-1 Amour De Nuit, 33-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Friday 29th July

Betfred Mile: 8-1 Franklin D, 12-1 Donncha, 14-1 Best Of Times, Celestial Path, Jailawi, Mutamakkin, Mutawathea, One Word More, Tabarrak, White Lake, 16-1 Basem, Gabrial’s Kaka, Haalick, Instant Attraction, Muwaary, Peril, Pick Your Choice, Third Time Lucky, 20-1 Atlantic Sun, Belgian Bill, Can’t Change It, Examiner, Grand Inquisitor, Ice Slice, Master The World, Muffri Ha, Out And About, Yattwee, You’re Fired, 25-1 Above N Beyond, Afjaan, Arcanada, Azraff, Balmoral Castle, Bossy Guest, Carry On Deryck, Chil The Kite, Dark Emerald, Earth Drummer, Glory Awaits, Here Comes When, Hors De Combat, Jallota, Kelinni, Knight Owl, Zhui Feng, 33-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)

Saturday 30th July

Qatar Stewards’ Cup: 7-1 Orion’s Bow, 8-1 Brando, Dancing Star, Toofi, 10-1 Golden Steps, Taneen, 12-1 Hold Tight, 16-1 Glen Moss, Outback Traveller, Perfect Pasture, Ridge Ranger, Spring Loaded, 20-1 Alben Star, Baccarat, Buckstay, Celebration, Direct Times, Double Up, Dougan, G Force, Gamesome, Go Far, Green Door, Growl, Hillbilly Boy, Ibn Malik, Kimberella, Projection, Red Pike, Right Touch, Shared Equity, Sir Robert Cheval, Son Of Africa, Tanzeel, 25-1 Blaine, C Note, Dinkum Diamond, George Bowen, Hoofalong, Kickboxer, Log Out Island, Ninjago, Nuno Tristan, Ruwaiyan, Seeking Magic, Steady Pace, Suzi’s Connoisseur, Tupi, 33-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)

Qatar Nassau Stakes: 1-2 Minding, 7-1 Alice Springs, 10-1 Journey, Persuasive, 12-1 Seventh Heaven, 14-1 Even Song, Furia Cruzada, Swiss Range, 16-1 Ballydoyle, Coolmore, Jemayel, Nezwaah, Speedy Boarding, 20-1 Architecture, Bateel, Hawksmoor, Somehow, The Black Princess, We Are Ninety, 25-1 Arabian Queen, Beautiful Romance, Earring, Fireglow, Pretty Perfect, Queen’s Trust, 33-1 Carnachy, Irish Rookie, Promising Run, Very Special, 50-1 Lady Of Dubai, 66-1 How High The Moon, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

2016 UK Flat Jockeys’ Championship: 2-7 Silvestre De Sousa, 5-2 Ryan Moore, 16-1 James Doyle, 25-1 Andrea Atzeni