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King's Stand Stakes Tips & Betting Prediction: Will Lady Aurelia be back in 2019?
The 2017 champion flopped in 2018 and questions remain over her sprinting credentials
John Valazquez and Lady Aurelia (centre) win the King's Stand Stakes on the opening day of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
King's Stand Stakes Tips & Betting Prediction
The King's Stand Stakes is the premier sprint race on the opening day at Royal Ascot and some of the world's quickest thoroughbreds grace the turf.
The highlight race on Day 1 at Royal Ascot, the King's Stand Stakes is targeted by bettors and betting typically opens months in advance of the main event.
We will have 2019 King's Stand Stakes tips when the market is released.
2018 King's Stand Stakes Result
Most of the attention was on Lady Aurelia and her chances of being a repeat winner, but she failed miserably and it was Blue Point which emerged victorious.
International form stacked up well at Royal Ascot as the Chairman's Sprint Prize runner was simply too good for the opposition. He also had form in the Commonwealth Cup and on Dubai World Cup Night, so there was plenty of reason to bet on Blue Point.
The well-liked Battaash finished second and Mabs Cross was third across the line.