2022 Commonwealth Cup Tips & Predictions

One of the newest races at Royal Ascot is the Commonwealth Cup, which takes place just before the Coronation Stakes on day four. This Group One is open only to three-year-olds and staged over a trip of six furlongs.

During it's brief existence, the Commonwealth Cup has produced some strong winners, including future Group One winners like Quiet Reflection and Advertise.

Commonwealth Cup Key Facts


DateFriday June 17, 2022
TrackRoyal Ascot
Distance6f
ClassGroup 1
Race TypeSet weights
Prizemoney£400,000
Age3YO

2022 Commonwealth Cup Odds

No odds are available for the 2022 Commonwealth Cup.

2022 Commonwealth Cup Tips

Once the field has been finalised, we'll publish our guide to the 2022 Commonwealth Cup.

2021 Commonwealth Cup Result

Position
Name
SP
1stCampanelle5/1
2ndDragon Symbol4/1
3rdMeasure Of Magic11/1

Commonwealth Cup History

The Commonwealth Cup was only introduced in 2015 so there isn't the same history attributed to it as the other Royal Ascot Group 1 races.

It's the only Group 1 race in Britain for three-year-olds that allows geldings and it's one of the main features on Day 4 of the Ascot festival.

The Commonwealth Cup was introduced due to programme changes to the sprinting calendar in Europe.

The Buckingham Palace Stakes made way for the Commonwealth Cup, which has proven to be a good move. Three quality runners have taken it out to date and it will continue to grow in popularity.

Muhaarar won in 2015 before Quiet Reflection and Caravaggio followed suit in 2016 and 2017.

12/1 shot Eqtidaar claimed a surprise win for Charlie Hills in 2018. Frankie Dettori then guided Advertise to victory for Martyn Meade the following season.

Clive Cox got in on the act in 2020, as Adam Kirby rode Golden Horde to victory, touching off Wesley Ward's US raider Kimari.

Commonwealth Cup Betting Guide

Caravaggio was a popular winner in 2017 when winning at odds of 5/6.

The Aidan O'Brien-trained three-year-old held off some fast-finishing types to record one of its most famous successes.

Harry Angel and Blue Point also featured in the field and they finished in the placings behind Caravaggio.

Quiet Reflection returned odds of 7/4 when winning in 2016.

Quiet Reflection won in similar fashion to Caravaggio in holding off 14/1 shot Kachy and 8/1 chance Washington DC.

The inaugural running saw the biggest field line up and the Charles Hillis-trained Muhaarar scored the biggest win to date.

Muhaarar stormed clear down the straight to score by just under four lengths over Limato and Anthem Alexander.

Commonwealth Cup winners


Year
Race Winner
2021Campanelle
2020Golden Horde
2019Advertise
2018Eqtidaar
2017Caravaggio
2016Quiet Reflection
2015Muhaarar