Prince of Wales's Stakes Tips & Predictions

DateWednesday June 19, 2019
TrackRoyal Ascot
ClassGroup 1
Race TypeSet Weights

{Numerous short-priced favourites have suffered defeat in recent history. So You Think, Treve and A Shin Hikari were all beaten as the odds-on favourite.}

One of the richest races throughout the Royal Ascot carnival, the Prince of Wales's Stakes (£750,000) has the ability to produce a truly international superstar.

International types such as Highland Reel and Australian champion So You Think have won in the last 10 years, making it one of the best international races during the Royal Ascot festival.

Form out of the Prince of Wales's Stakes holds up well at other international meetings, including the International meeting at Sha Tin in November.

Prince of Wales's Stakes day betting card 2019

The Prince of Wales's Stakes is the only Group 1 on the second day of the Royal Ascot carnival.

Race No.
Race Name
1Jersey Stakes
2Queen Mary Stakes
3Duke of Cambridge Stakes
4Prince of Wales's Stakes
5Royal Hunt Cup
6Sandringham Stakes

Prince of Wales's Stakes betting selections & tips

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.

Aidan O'Brien has trained with three winners. Duke of Marmalade, So You Think and Highland Reel all gave Ballymore success in the Prince of Wales's Stakes.

So You Think joined the Ballymore stables after being trained by the legendary Bart Cummings in Australia.

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.

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

Race Winner
2018Poet's Word
2017Highland Reel
2016My Dream Boat
2015Free Eagle
2014The Fugue
2013Al Kazeem
2012So You Think
2009Vision d'Etat
2008Duke of Marmalade
2006Ouija Board
2001Fantastic Light
2000Dubai Millennium
1999Lear Spear
1998Faithful Son
1997Bosra Storm
1996First Island
1989Two Timing