Champion Stakes Betting Preview And Tips

Posted: Thursday, 18th October 2018

John Gosden's Cracksman was a runaway seven-length winner of the Champion Stakes last season at Ascot, and the classy four-year-old is unsurprisingly at the top of the latest Champion Stakes Odds as he looks to retain the Group 1 crown, but having not been seen since Royal Ascot then he will find it tougher than last year to land this coveted race.

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Monarchs Glen to win    Best Bet 14/1

Champion Stakes Odds

A seven-length annihilation of Poet's Word in this race 12 months ago launched Cracksman into the upper echelon of the Flat division, but having been put up a workmanlike performance when winning the Coronation Cup at Epsom in June he then failed to land victory in the Prince Of Wales's Stakes at the Royal meeting the same month.

So, having flopped there he has not been seen since on a racetrack, so you have to feel the Evens available with Paddy Power looks rather skinny, and while he if he can reproduce last year's performance then he is a guaranteed winner he is looking vulnerable this campaign, so is worth taking on with a much more attractively priced alternative.

Crystal Ocean landed some valuable prizes earlier in the season, but has failed to beat Poet's Word and Enable in his last couple of starts, but he has proven to be a consistent performer at top level, so many punters will be looking to snap up the 11/4 with Ladbrokes as a value alternative to the favourite in the Champion Stakes.

A class act, who is sure to run a decent race, Crystal Ocean may not be open to the improvement needed to win here, so Aidan O'Brien's Capri may make more appeal having finished fifth in the Arc last time out, and at 13/2 with Ladbrokes is a challenger that should easily finish in the places.

However, the most intriguing runner in the race is John Gosden's Monarchs Glen, who was last seen bounding to victory in the Wolferton Stakes at Royal Ascot and will enjoy returning to the Berkshire venue for the showpiece event on British Champions Day on Saturday afternoon.

He has form to find with his rivals here, but he looks a very progressive four-year-old, who at 14/1 with Betway looks a cracking each-way bet in a hot race, and while the other contenders have all reached their optimum, Monarchs Glen could surpass the lot of them and has to be the one to bet here.

Verbal Dexterity (20/1) and Rhododendron (33/1) add more depth to the field, but it's a race that can see the fancied contenders that can play the primary roles and Monarchs Glen looks a cracking bet in what should be an entertaining renewal of the Group 1 feature.

2018 Champion Stakes Odds

Crystal Ocean
Crystal Ocean 4 9/2 7/2 7/2 - 7/2 4 7/2
Crystal Ocean
Crystal Ocean - - - - 9/2 - - -
Japan
Japan 6 6 6 7 6 6 6 6
King of Comedy
King of Comedy 6 5 7 5 6 6 6 7
Magical
Magical 8 6 5 7 6 6 8 6
Circus Maximus
Circus Maximus 8 10 8 8 8 8 8 8
Enable
Enable 10 9/2 7 6 10 7 10 7
Elarqam
Elarqam 12 14 12 12 14 12 12 12
Magna Grecia
Magna Grecia 12 14 12 14 12 12 12 12
Addeybb
Addeybb 10 14 10 10 10 10 10 10
Madhmoon
Madhmoon 16 16 14 16 16 14 16 14
Sottsass
Sottsass 16 12 12 14 16 14 16 12
Dubai Warrior
Dubai Warrior 20 20 16 14 20 16 20 16
Mehdaayih
Mehdaayih 20 14 16 14 20 16 20 16
Benbatl
Benbatl 20 20 16 20 20 18 20 20
Anthony Van Dyck
Anthony Van Dyck 16 16 14 20 16 16 16 16
Coronet
Coronet 25 20 20 25 25 22 25 20
Deirdre
Deirdre 20 20 16 25 25 20 20 20
Headman
Headman 25 20 20 14 25 16 25 20
Hermosa
Hermosa 16 20 20 25 16 20 16 20
Fox Chairman
Fox Chairman 25 20 25 25 20 25 25 25
Fleeting
Fleeting 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
Old Persian
Old Persian 25 25 20 25 25 25 25 25
Phoenix of Spain
Phoenix of Spain 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25
I Can Fly
I Can Fly 16 20 25 25 25 25 16 25
With You
With You 20 25 20 20 25 20 20 20
Study of Man
Study of Man 16 20 25 25 25 25 16 25
Uae Jewel
Uae Jewel 25 25 25 20 25 25 25 25
Sovereign
Sovereign 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25
Ghaiyyath
Ghaiyyath 33 16 16 33 25 25 33 20
Raise You
Raise You 25 33 33 25 33 25 25 33
Regal Reality
Regal Reality 33 25 25 33 33 25 33 25
Shaman
Shaman 33 33 25 33 33 28 33 25
Pondus
Pondus 33 40 40 33 33 33 33 33
Magic Wand
Magic Wand 33 33 33 40 33 33 33 33
Royal Meeting
Royal Meeting 33 40 33 33 40 33 33 40
Cape of Good Hope
Cape of Good Hope - 50 50 50 50 50 - 50
Cape of Good
Cape of Good 50 - - - - - 50 -
Worth Waiting
Worth Waiting 33 50 33 33 50 33 33 33
Norway
Norway 66 66 66 66 50 66 66 66
Roseman
Roseman 66 50 50 40 66 50 66 50
San Donato
San Donato 66 40 40 66 66 50 66 50
Hunting Horn
Hunting Horn 100 66 66 100 100 100 100 100
Prince Eiji
Prince Eiji 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Away He Goes
Away He Goes 100 66 100 100 100 100 100 100
BEST ODDS
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4/1
4/1
7/2
7/2
7/2
2. Crystal Ocean
9/2
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10/1
10/1
7/1
7/1
6/1
9/2
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8/1
7/1
6/1
6/1
6/1
6/1
5. King of Comedy
7/1
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7/1
6/1
6/1
6/1
6/1
5/1
5/1
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6/1
6/1
6/1
6/1
6/1
6/1
7. Circus Maximus
10/1
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8/1
8/1
8/1
8/1
8/1
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10/1
10/1
10/1
10/1
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10/1
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14/1
12/1
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14/1
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16/1
16/1
14/1
14/1
12/1
12/1
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16/1
16/1
16/1
16/1
14/1
14/1
13. Dubai Warrior
20/1
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20/1
20/1
20/1
16/1
16/1
14/1
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20/1
20/1
16/1
16/1
14/1
14/1
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25/1
25/1
20/1
20/1
16/1
14/1
16. Anthony Van Dyck
20/1
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16/1
16/1
16/1
16/1
16/1
16/1
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20/1
20/1
20/1
16/1
16/1
16/1
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20/1
20/1
20/1
20/1
20/1
18/1
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25/1
25/1
25/1
20/1
16/1
16/1
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25/1
25/1
25/1
20/1
16/1
16/1
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25/1
20/1
20/1
20/1
20/1
20/1
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33/1
33/1
25/1
25/1
20/1
16/1
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25/1
25/1
25/1
22/1
20/1
20/1
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25/1
25/1
25/1
25/1
25/1
20/1
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20/1
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20/1
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25/1
20/1
20/1
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25/1
25/1
25/1
25/1
20/1
20/1
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25/1
25/1
25/1
25/1
25/1
25/1
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25/1
25/1
25/1
25/1
25/1
25/1
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33/1
33/1
33/1
33/1
28/1
25/1
31. Phoenix of Spain
25/1
VISIT ODDS
25/1
25/1
25/1
25/1
25/1
25/1
32. Regal Reality
33/1
VISIT ODDS
33/1
33/1
33/1
25/1
25/1
25/1
VISIT ODDS
33/1
33/1
33/1
25/1
25/1
25/1
25/1
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33/1
33/1
33/1
33/1
33/1
33/1
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33/1
33/1
33/1
33/1
33/1
33/1
36. Royal Meeting
40/1
VISIT ODDS
40/1
40/1
33/1
33/1
33/1
33/1
37. Worth Waiting
50/1
VISIT ODDS
50/1
33/1
33/1
33/1
33/1
33/1
VISIT ODDS
66/1
66/1
66/1
50/1
50/1
40/1
VISIT ODDS
66/1
66/1
50/1
50/1
50/1
40/1