Royal Ascot Ante Post Betting

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Get the best Royal Ascot Tips and odds for June 2020! With Royal Ascot betting odds on offer in the months and weeks leading up to the event, the modern day punter has the opportunity to bet on this prestigious race well in advance.

*Favourites and odds will be updated closer to Royal Ascot 2020.*

Unlike the Cheltenham Festival and the Aintree Grand National the ante-post betting at Royal Ascot isn’t quite as popular all year round. You’ll need to wait until nearer to the event.

In case you are not familiar with ante-post betting – this is when you can place a bet on a horse race well in advance of the race being run.

However, there is some risk attached to ante-post betting. Yes, you might get bigger odds betting so far in advance of the race, but should your horse fail to run in the race – you don’t get refunded as a non-runner and lose your money.

For example, as soon as the Aintree Grand National is run, there are many bookmakers that will price up certain horses for the following years’ race. However, these days the ante-post betting at Royal Ascot only gets more popular in the few months before the meeting in June. There are many reasons for this.

Flat horses tend to not have as long a career as jumpers – meaning that only a handful of horses come back year-after-year to run in races at Royal Ascot. The horses that run over the longer distance – like the Ascot Gold Cup – and the sprint distances tend to have longer careers than other flat horses and often come back year-after-year at Royal Ascot.

However, with a lot of 2 year-old races for young horses, it’s hard for the bookmakers to price up these contests – mainly because most of these horses won’t have run until a few months before.

Royal Ascot Ante Post Tips 2020 | Best Odds**

Favourites and odds will be updated closer to Royal Ascot 2020 and are all subject to change.

HorseTrainerBest Odds**Bet with Royal Ascot Bookmakers
Called To The Bar*Mme P. Brandtbet365 Icon
Capri*A. O’BrienWilliam Hill Icon
Magic Circle*I. WilliamsWilliam Hill Icon
Stradivarius*J. GosdenUnibet icon
Thomas Hobson*W. P. MullinsBetfred icon
Cross Counter*C. Applebybet365 Icon
Cypress Creek*A. O’BrienUnibet icon
Dee Ex Bee*M. Johnstonbet365 Icon
Flag of Honour*A. O’Brienbet365 Icon

* All subject to change.

If you fancy an early punt, these Ascot tips could help you pick a winner and if you feel your horse will improve through the season then it’s very likely the odds will get shorter nearer to the race. Remember, all odds are subject to change as when the race draws closer certain horses might not run, while others will head into Ascot in better form than others – both key factors that will make Ascot tips and betting odds for many of the runners change in the months and weeks leading up to the race.

The Epsom Derby and Oaks – which are both run in early June are big guides to certain races at Royal Ascot. These two English Classics are only open to 3 year-olds so we’ve a new batch of runners being targeted at these races each season.

Once the Derby and Oaks have been run, then many bookmakers will use the result of these races to price up Royal Ascot contests, while many horse racing pundits will now start to give out more and more Royal Ascot betting tips in the build-up to the meeting.

Royal Ascot races, like the Ascot Gold Cup, Prince Of Wale’s, St James’ Palace Stakes, Coronation Stakes, Kings Stand, Diamond Jubilee and Commonwealth Cup are popular ante-post betting races at Royal Ascot.
However, you are more likely to find Royal Ascot betting odds for these races in the few months before the meeting in June.

Royal Ascot Ante Post Betting

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Favourites Tips | Royal Ascot Ante post Betting

Horses that have run in previous Royal Ascots are always a good place to start. Therefore, when it comes to looking for horses that will run well in the 2020 Royal Ascot horses with past history in the race often do well, in longer races. This was backed-up again in 2019 with the 2018 Ascot Gold Cup winner – Stradivarius. Here are our best Royal Ascot tips for 2020’s favourites at this early stage.


Winner of the 2018 and 2019 Royal Ascot Gold Cup and become the first back-to-back winner since Yeats who won from 2006-2009 and again in 2011. Will only be 6 years-old in 2020, but if remaining injury free going into the season, a famous hat-trick could be on the cards for one of the most famous flat races in Britain.


One of the fastest flat racing horses in the world and despite having never won at Royal Ascot he’ll still be a firm favourite at the meeting if lining-up in 2020. Runner Up of the King’s Stand 2018 & 2019.

*Remember, all odds are subject to change.

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