Queen Elizabeth II Stakes Betting Preview And Tips
Champions Day at Ascot is always a thrilling way to end the flat season in the UK and the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes is one of the highlights of one of the best cards anywhere in the world. There is a bumper field of 15 horses set to go down to post for the Group 1 contest over a mile and it is shaping up to be a fascinating contest.
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|Roaring Lion to win Best Bet||9/4|
Queen Elizabeth Stakes II Odds
The race has received a major boost this week with the news that Roaring Lion will take his chance for John Gosden.
The Kitten's Joy colt has not been seen down at a mile since finishing a staying on 5th in the 2000 Guineas with four wins since then all coming up at ten furlongs, including last time out when winning the Irish Champion Stakes in good style.
The decision to drop back down in trip is a risky one but his form is there for all to see and some cut in the ground should see his stamina come to the fore in a strongly run race. The John Gosden trained horse is the right favourite and can be backed at 9/4 with Ladbrokes to win this weekend.
Laurens (7/1) looks like the major threat after a brilliant season in which has seen her claim two Group 1 races in lovely fashion. The Karl Burke trained filly will have a sex allowance in her favour but this is another step up in class against the boys.
Recoletos picked up the Prix Du Moulin last time out and could be in the mix but like Laurens, will need plenty more to mix it with Roaring Lion. Lord Glitters (7/1) is another rock solid opponent at this level but he is a notch below the likes of Roaring Lion, assuming the favourite puts his best hoof forward.
A cracking race in prospect but it isn't a deep one in terms of depth which is why connections have allowed Roaring Lion to run. Down in trip, yes, but this is by far the best horse in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes and should be backed as such.