Royal Ascot Day 2

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This is our complete guide to betting for Royal Ascot Day 2 in 2021. Check out our list of races, the running order, past winners and race trends.

Day two of Royal Ascot 2021 takes place on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 and features seven fantastic races.

Royal Ascot Wednesday Races

The full race schedule for day two at Royal Ascot 2021

  1. 2:30pm – The Queen Mary Stakes (Group 2)
  2. 3:05pm – The Queen’s Vase (Group 2)
  3. 3:40pm – The Duke of Cambridge Stakes (Group 2)
  4. 4:20pm – The Prince of Wales’s Stakes (Group 1)
  5. 5:00pm – The Royal Hunt Cup (Class 2 Heritage Handicap)
  6. 5:35pm – The Windsor Castle Stakes (Listed Race)
  7. 6:10pm – The Kensington Palace Stakes (Class 2 Handicap)

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Royal Ascot Day 2, 2021

Day 2 at Royal kicks off in great fashion with no less than three Group 2 contests. They are followed swiftly by the feature race, the Group 1 Prince of Wales’s Stakes. One of the hottest betting handicaps of the year, the Royal Hunt Cup, also takes place on Wednesday.

The day gets going with the five-furlong Queen Mary Stakes. Run for juvenile fillies, this is an ultra-fast event which was won in 2020 by American raider Campanelle, now favourite for the 2021 Commonwealth Cup later in the week.

From the fast and furious to the future star stayers. The Queen’s Vase is next, taken last time out by subsequent Irish Derby winner Santiago. Back in 2017, Stradivarius hit the headlines in this event and has now gone on to win four Goodwood Cups and is on track to achieve the same feat in the Gold Cup on Thursday.

The Duke of Cambridge Stakes is staged next, run over the mile for the older fillies and mares. On the schedule since 2004, this has proven to be a great race for improving four-year-olds.

The biggest event of the day is the Group 1 Prince of Wales’s Stakes over 1¼ miles. Often featuring some of the world’s best middle-distance horses, the 2021 renewal looks top-notch. Having previously won at Haydock, Lord North came of age in this race in 2020. He returns to try again and may go off favourite even in the presence of Aidan O’Brien’s dual-Oaks winner Love.

Dark Vision was a well-backed winner of the Royal Hunt Cup last year. That is race 5 on the schedule this time, a massively competitive handicap featuring a full field of runners stretched right across the track over the straight mile.

The five-furlong Windsor Castle Stakes features some of the fastest juveniles around and should be another huge event. That precedes our last race, the Kensington Palace Stakes, a handicap over the round mile.

Royal Ascot Day 2

Royal Ascot Day 2 Past Winners and Trends

List of winners and winning trends for all races at Ascot on Wednesday:

Queen Mary Stakes (Class 1 Group 2) 5f, 2yo Filies

Queen Mary Stakes Recent WinnersQueen Mary Stakes Key Winners Trends (last 12 years)
2020 – Campanelle (9/2 F)11/12 – won at least once that season
2019 – Raffle Prize (18/1)10/12 – ran within the last 40 days
2018 – Signora Cabello (25/1)10/12 – won on their last start
2017 – Heartache (5/1)9/12 – ran at least once over 5 furlongs
2016 – Lady Aurelia (2/1 fav)8/12 – drawn in stall 12/1 or higher (near side)
2015 – Acapulco (5/2 fav)7/12 – in the top 3 in the betting
2014 – Anthem Alexander (9/4 fav)7/12 – 2 previous runs or more
2013 – Rizeena (6/1)4/12 – favourites or joint-favourites

Queen’s Vase (Class 1 Group 2) 1m6f, 3yo

Queen’s Vase Recent WinnersQueen’s Vase Key Winners Trends (last 12 years)
2020 – Santiago (10/3 F)12/12 – never won at Ascot
2019 – Dashing Willoughby (6/1)11/12 – in the top 3 in the betting
2018 – Kew Gardens (10/3)11/12 – 3 or more previous runs
2017 – Stradivarius (11/2)10/12 – an official rating of 94+
2016 – Sword Fighter (33/1)9/12 – ran within the last 47 days
2015 – Aloft (5/2 fav)9/12 – 4 or more previous runs
2014 – Hartnell (7/2)8/12 – ran at least twice that season
2013 – Leading Light (5/4 fav)5/12 – favourites or joint-favourites

The Prince of Wales’ Stakes (Class 1 Group 1 British Champions Series) 1m2f, 4yo+

The Prince of Wales’ Stakes Recent WinnersThe Prince of Wales’ Stakes Key Winners Trends (last 12 years)
2020 – Lord North (5/1)12/12 – aged 4 or 5
2019 – Crystal Ocean (3/1)12/12 – previously won a Group race
2018 – Poet’s Word (11/2)11/12 – top 3 in the betting
2017 – Highland Reel (9/4)11/12 – had at least 1 win over 1 1/4 miles
2016 – My Dream Boat (16/1)11/12 – ran at least 4 times
2015 – Free Eagle (5/2 fav)11/12 – ran at least once that year
2014 – The Fugue (11/2)10/12 – an official rating of 119+
2013 – Al Kazeem (11/4)10/12 – placed last time out
2012 – So You Think (4/5 fav)10/12 – had at least 2 runs over 1 1/4 miles
2011 – Rewilding (17/2)8/12 – were last time out winners
2010 – Byword (5/2 fav)8/12 – ran in the last 32 days

The Duke of Cambridge Stakes (Class 1 Group 2) 1m, 4yo+ fillies & mares

The Duke of Cambridge Stakes Recent WinnersThe Duke of Cambridge Stakes Key Winners Trends (last 12 years)
2020 – Nazeef (10/3 F)11/12 – aged 4 (improving fillies)
2019 – Move Swiftly (9/1)11/12 – ran that season
2018 – Aljazzi (9/2)10/12 – ran with 45 days
2017 – Qemah (5/2 fav)10/12 – at least 3 previous runs
2016 – Usherette (9/4 fav)10/12 – won previously at Group level
2015 – Amazing Maria (25/1)9/12 – at least 4 runs over a mile
2014 – Integral (9/4 fav)9/12 – officially rated 107+
2013 – Duntle (10/3)8/12 – 2 or more wins over a mile
2012 – Joviality (11/1)8/12 – were placed last time out
2011 – Lolly For Dolly (11/1)7/12 – in the top 3 in the betting (despite only 2 winning favourites)

Royal Hunt Cup (Class 2 Heritage Handicap) 1m, 4yo+

Royal Hunt Cup Recent WinnersRoyal Hunt Cup Key Winners Trends (last 12 years)
2020 – Dark Vision (15/2)12/12 – had 2 or more previous wins
2019 – Afaak (20/1)11/12 – 8 or more previous runs
2018 – Settle For Bay (16/1)10/12 – 3 or more previous wins
2017 – Zhui Feng (25/1)10/12 – rated 97 or higher
2016 – Portage (10/1)10/12 – ran at least once that season
2015 – GM Hopkins (8/1)9/12 – ran within 44 days
2014 – Field of Dream (20/1)9/12 – at least 1 win over a mile
2013 – Belgian Bill (33/1)8/12 – 4 years old
2012 – Prince Of Johanne (16/1)5/12 – placed last time out
2011 – Julienas (12/1)4/12 ö in the top 3 in the betting

Windsor Castle Stakes (Class 1 Listed Races) 5f, 2yo

Windsor Castle Stakes Recent WinnersWindsor Castle Stakes Key Winners Trends (last 12 years)
2020 – Tactical (7/2 F)11/12 – ran within 34 days
2019 – Southern Hills (7/1)10/12 – won before this race
2018 – Soldier’s Call (12/1)8/12 – won over 5 furlongs
2017 – Sound And Silence (16/1)8/12 – 2 or more runs (all had at least one)
2016 – Ardad (20/1)7/12 – drawn in stall 18 or higher (near side)
2015 – Washington DC (5/1)6/12 – in the top 3 in the betting
2014 – Hootenanny (7/2 fav)6/12 – last time out winners

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