Royal Ascot Favourites

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We take a look at some the 2020 Royal Ascot favourites currently popular on the Royal Ascot ante-post betting markets. As we draw nearer to the 2020 Meeting, we will have a much clearer idea of which horses have the biggest potential to excel and who we recommend for you to bet on. Read on to find out which horses are already standing out to become the winners of the Royal Ascot races this year. 

2019 Royal Ascot Results

20.06.2019, Ascot, Windsor, GBR – Stradivarius with Frankie Dettori up wins the Ascot Gold Cup. Ascot racecourse. (Pferd, Jockey, Stradivarius, Dettori, Sieg, Ziel, Zielankunft) 190620D588ROYAL_ASCOT. JPG *** 20 06 2019, Ascot, Windsor, GBR Stradivarius with Frankie Dettori up wins the Ascot Gold Cup Ascot racecourse Horse, Jockey, Stradivarius, Dettori, Victory, Finish, Arrival 190620D588ROYAL ASCOT JPG. Via Frank Sorge/Imago Images/Ritzau Scanpix

Royal Ascot Who to Bet On?

With more Royal Ascot Favourites on the way, we are doing our research and there are two stand out horses at the top of our list when it comes to who to bet on Royal Ascot 2020.


  • Race: Gold Cup, Thursday 3:35pm
  • Age: 5
  • Trainer: John Gosden
  • Previous Royal Ascot Form: Winner of Royal Ascot Gold Cup 2018 & 2019 and the Queens Vase 2017

Dubbed the million-pound horse as this John Gosden champion stayer landed the £1million bonus put up by the sponsors in 2018 after winning the Yorkshire Cup, Ascot Gold Cup, Goodwood Cup and Lonsdale Cup.

He’s won the Ascot Gold Cup at Royal Ascot for the last season seasons (2018 and 2019) too and since being upped in trip back in 2017 has certainly taken this division by storm.

Mr Royal Ascot – Frankie Dettori – is his regular jockey and with age still on his side – he won the 2019 Ascot Gold Cup as a 5 year-old – then providing his trainer, John Gosden, can keep him injury-free, then he looks sure to be a hot Ascot favourite with punters for many years to come.

If lining-up again at Royal Ascot 2020, then he’ll be trying to follow in the hoof-prints of Yeats, who landed the Ascot Gold Cup four times between 2006 and 2009.


  • Race: King’s Stand Stakes, Tuesday 3:35pm
  • Age: 5
  • Trainer: Charles Hills
  • Previous Royal Ascot Form: Runner Up of the King’s Stand 2018 & 2019

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 – he’s expected to run in the Group One King’s Stand Stakes, which is run over the minimum trip of 5 furlongs, on the opening day of the 2020 Royal Ascot Meeting.

He’s been runner-up in the King’s Stand at Royal Ascot for the last two years (2018 and 2019), but most importantly the horse that has beaten him both times – Blue Point – is now retired. Therefore, with this Godolphin runner now out of the picture this should pave the way for Battaash to be another warm favourite at the 2020 Royal Ascot meeting as this talented 6 year-old sprinter looks to break his Royal Ascot duck.


  • Race: Queen Anne Stakes, Tuesday 1:50pm
  • Age: 4
  • Trainer: Aidan O’Brien
  • Previous Royal Ascot Form: 2019 St James’s Palace Stakes winner

This 4 year-old caused a slight upset in the 2019 St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot – winning under top jockey Ryan Moore at 10/1.

It was a well-judged ride from the front by Moore to hold off the better fancied in the Royal Ascot betting – Too Darn Hot and King Of Comedy – by a neck and ¾ of a length.

That 2019 Royal Ascot success also came in the first-time blinkers and since that win this headgear has been left on the horse, which allowed him to win another Group One later in the 2019 season in France.

He was last seen running fourth in the Group One Breeders’ Cup Mile at Santa Anita racecourse in America (Nov), but is sure to be well-tuned up for this return run and it could pay to note he won first time out in 2019 so the long break might work in his favour.


  • Race: Ribblesdale Stakes, Tuesday 2.25pm
  • Age: 3
  • Trainer: John Gosden
  • Previous Royal Ascot Form: Never run at the meeting before.

This exciting 3 year-old looks another very useful horse in the making for the powerful John Gosden yard.

She is entered for the Ribblesdale Stakes, which is set to be run on the opening day of the 2020 Royal Ascot Meeting (Tuesday), while he also holds an entry in the Epsom Oaks, which has been rescheduled to be run this year on Saturday July 4th.
With only two career runs then she’s not the most experienced, but she dotted-up when the UK horse racing returned on June 1st at Newcastle – winning by a very easy 5 lengths.

This Frankel filly has a superb breeding and there is every chance with just only two career runs there will be a lot more improvement to come.

She’s owned by A E Oppenheimer, who has had many top horses over the years, including the former Derby winner – Golden Horn. This filly is likely to be another that will be ridden by top jockey Frankie Dettori.


  • Race: King Edward VII Stakes Tuesday 3:00pm
  • Age: 3
  • Trainer: Aidan O’Brien
  • Previous Royal Ascot Form: 2020 will be his Royal Ascot debut.

Another leading 2020 Royal Ascot chance from the powerful Aidan O’Brien yard.

This 3 year-old was last seen running a close fourth in the Group One Vertem Futurity Trophy Stakes at Newcastle last November and with the winner of that race – Kameko – since franking that form by winning this season’s 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket.

If heading to the King Edward VII Stakes at the 2020 Royal Ascot Meeting then that would be a step up in trip to 1m4f (from 1m), but this well-bred Galileo colt looks as if he’ll improve for the longer distance.


  • Race: Prince Of Wales’s Stakes Wednesday 3:00pm
  • Age: 4
  • Trainer: Aidan O’Brien
  • Previous Royal Ascot Form: Winner of the 2019 King Edward VII Stakes

This 4 year-old has been held in high regard for most of his career and is another top middle-distance performer from the Aidan O’Brien yard.

He was well-fancied for the 2019 Epsom Derby and ran a respectable third at 20/1 last June. He backed that up by winning the 2019 King Edward VII Stakes at the Royal Ascot Meeting and then landed the Group One Prix de Paris at Longchamp and then the Group One Juddmonte International Stakes at York.

He rounded-off his 2019 campaign with a solid fourth in the Prix de l’ Arc de Triomphe back in October.

He’s likely to be fully wound-up for his second Royal Ascot run and is expected to be ridden by top jockey Ryan Moore, who has ridden him in his last four races.

Take a punt on one of Britain’s most famous races and bet on the 2020 Royal Ascot! For a few extra tips and best odds, have a look at our Royal Ascot betting tips.

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