Commonwealth Cup Betting Preview And Tips
Charlie Hills will aim to win the Commonwealth Cup for the second time in four years and his Equilateral is heading the latest Commonwealth Cup Odds, which takes centre stage at Royal Ascot on Friday at 4:20pm, but there will be a whole host of three-year-old sprinters bidding for glory in the 6f Group 1, which is one of the feature races on day four of the Flat extravaganza.
|Friday - 3.40pm||Odds||Bets|
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|Sioux Nation to win Best Bet||11/2|
Commonwealth Cup Odds
Last seen winning a Doncaster novice stakes by eight-lengths, this son of Equiano will now want to show that he can turn into a top-class Pattern performer, and he is entitled to be heading the latest betting at 4/1 with Betfred, but while he is open to improvement, he is one of the least experienced sprinters in the Commonwealth Cup field, and he may just find this cavalry charge a little too much in the early stages of his career.
Aidan O'Brien saddled Caravaggio to glory 12 months ago, and the Ballydoyle supremo will unleash Sioux Nation in the 2018 renewal, and the 11/2 shot with BetVictor was a fine winner of the Norfolk Stakes at the Royal meeting, and having won a Group 3 last time out looks to be the one they all have to beat, if he can produce his best.
Sands Of Mali (8/1 with Betfred) and Invincible Army (8/1 with Ladbrokes) served up a sensational battle when first and second in the Sandy Lane Stakes at Haydock Park last month, and that pair should play a primary role once again here, with the former likely to frank the form once again, but they may just lack that bit of class to beat Sioux Nation.
Sir Michael Stoute’s Eqtidaar has often put up a bold effort in quality sprints, but hasn't tasted victory since his debut win, and having been beaten by Invincible Army in two of his four racecourse starts then the Freemason Lodge inmate will have to settle for the minor honours again here, but may appeal to each-way backers at 16/1 with Paddy Power.
Commonwealth Cup Tips
In a race that could be dominated those sitting at the head of the betting, with our selection going the way of Sioux Nation, many punters may opt to avoid getting stuck into some potential each-way candidates, but Heartache showed when winning the Queen Mary Stakes at last year’s Royal Ascot that she is a real speedball, and at 20/1 with Paddy Power could be over-priced.
Of the others, Laugh A Minute (20/1 with Ladbrokes) has never been placed out of the top four in his six career starts, so may appeal to those looking for a double-figured price, while the likes of Emblazoned (25/1 with BetVictor) and Speak In Colours (25/1 with Ladbrokes) are another brace of contenders worthy of a mention, but may just come up short against Sioux Nation, who can hand the O'Brien team their second win in this race in as many years.
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