2022 Prince of Wales's Stakes Tips & Predictions

The card on day two of Royal Ascot is headlined by the Prince Of Wales's Stakes. This prestigious race is open only to horses of four-years-old and above, and is held over a testing trip of one mile and two furlongs.

This Group One was first staged during the Royal meeting in the 1860s, and has been won by legendary horses like Donovon, Mtoto and Muktarram.

Prince Of Wales's Stakes Key Facts

DateWednesday June 15, 2022
TrackRoyal Ascot
Distance1m2f
ClassGroup 1
Race TypeSet Weights
Prizemoney£750,000
Age4YO+

2021 Prince of Wales's Stakes Odds

No odds are available for the 2022 Prince Of Wales's Stakes.

2021 Prince of Wales's Stakes Tips

Once the field has been finalised, we'll publish our guide to the 2022 Prince Of Wales's Stakes.

2020 Prince Of Wales's Stakes Result

Position
Name
SP
1stLove11/10f
2ndAudarya8/1
3rdArmory7/2

Prince of Wales's Stakes History


The Prince of Wales's Stakes was first run in 1862 and was named after the Prince of Wales, future King Edward VII.

Gaining Group 1 status in 2000, the Prince of Wales's Stakes has stood the test of time by producing quality winner after quality winner.

Godolphin won the race in three consecutive years with Dubai Millennium, Fantastic Light and Grandera, but Godolphin hasn't won since 2002.

The two-time Cox Plate winner was transferred to Aidan O'Brien as a five-year-old where it would also win the Tattersalls Gold Cup twice, the Eclipse Stakes and the Irish Champion Stakes. 

The winner often gains recognition as a champion middle-distance horse at the end of year awards.

A year after winning the Epsom and Irish Oaks, Ouija Board came to Ascot and won the 2006 Prince Of Wales's Stakes. Aidan O'Brien has won the race twice more since then, scoring with So You Think in 2012 and Highland Reel in 2017.

Sir Michael Stoute then trained back-to-back winners in Poet's Word and Crystal Ocean. 2020 saw John Gosden win the Prince Of Wales's Stakes for the fourth time, as James Doyle guided Lord North to victory.

Prince of Wales's Stakes Betting Guide

Highland Reel was a popular winner in 2017 at odds of 9/4.

The John Gosden-trained Jack Hobbs was the 2/1 favourite in that race, but it finished well down the track to leave favourites' punters disappointed.

My Dream Boat caused an upset when winning in 2016 at odds 16/1. Considering Found and A Shin Hikari were in the field, we're not surprised at the odds for My Dream Boat.

Japanese star, A Shin Hikari, was all the rage heading into the race, but it finished five lengths from the winner and he never really showed off his true ability at Royal Ascot.

The red-hot favourite was beaten three times in a four-year span. Champion runner Treve was the 8/13 favourite when he lined up, but never looked likely when finishing third.

So You Think was the beaten favourite in 2011 at odds of 4/11, but punters recouped their losses when the champion stallion won in 2012.

Avoid backing the short-priced favourites in the Prince of Wales's Stakes and look for the each way value instead.

Recent Prince of Wales's Stakes winners


Year
Race Winner
2021Love
2020Lord North
2019Crystal Ocean
2018 Poet's Word
2017Highland Reel
2016My Dream Boat
2015Free Eagle
2014The Fugue
2013Al Kazeem
2012So You Think
2011Rewildering
2010Byword
2009Vision d'Etat
2008Duke of Marmalade
2007Manduro
2006Ouija Board
2005Azamour
2004Rakti
2003Nayef
2002Grandera
2001Fantastic Light
2000Dubai Millennium
1999Lear Spear
1998Faithful Son
1997Bosra Storm
1996First Island
1995Muhtarram
1994Muhtarram
1993Placerville
1992Perpendicular
1991Stagecraft
1990Batshoof
1989Two Timing
1988Mtoto