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Queen Elizabeth II Stakes Preview

Queen Elizabeth II Stakes Preview


The Queen Elizabeth II Stakes is one of the most prestigious flat races in Britain. It’s run at Ascot Racecourse every October and is part of British Champions Day. John Gosden trained the winning horse in 2017 and 2018. Can he pick up another victory and move level with Saeed bin Suroor for most wins by a trainer?

It won’t be easy, that’s for sure. According to, several runners are in with a shout of winning. It’s shaping up to be an extremely competitive race. If you’re looking for the latest Queen Elizabeth II Stakes betting news, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll take a closer look at the favourites during this race preview.

Don’t forget to weigh up your options if you find a runner that appeals to you. Instead of placing an outright bet, you could opt for an each-way wager. However, if you want to increase your potential payout, lucky 15’s and multiples are both suitable options.


Bookmaker’s Favourites

Benbatl – It’s no surprise that Godolphin horse Benbatl is the current favourite. The impressive five-year-old beat King Of Comedy convincingly at Newmarket in September. That was his first appearance this year, but he looks well refreshed after a long break. Furthermore, he picked up several wins in 2018 with Oisin Murphy in the saddle. We expect plenty of punters to come for him. He should run well.

Circus Maximus – Don’t rule out Circus Maximus. He’s picked up three wins already this year at Chester, Ascot, and Longchamp. What’s more, he beat Romanised by a nose. That’ll give his connections a much-needed confidence boost. This horse put in a subpar performance at York in August, but he’ll take a lot from it. If he gets a clear run, it could be over quickly. Keep a close eye on the market over the next couple of weeks.

Romanised – Before losing to Circus Maximus at Longchamp last time out, Romanised secured back-to-back victories at Deauville and Curragh. The four-year-old has heaps of potential. On top of that, he has a fantastic engine. Once this horse gets going, he’s a joy to behold. His connections will take plenty of positives from his last defeat. On another day, he could have crossed the line first. Should be plenty of each-way money.

Magna Grecia – Magna Grecia is one of the most impressive runners. He won the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket earlier in the year. However, he finished behind Phoenix Of Spain at Curragh three weeks later. He hasn’t run since, but a break was needed. We’re expecting him to come back refreshed and full of energy. Don’t be surprised if he picks up another major win here.

King Of Comedy – Frankie Dettori picked up back-to-back wins at Yarmouth and Sandown earlier this year. However, King Of Comedy finished five lengths behind Benbatl at Newmarket in September. He has bags of ability, but this will be a tough test. If you want to play it safe, consider placing an each-way bet.

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