Ascot King George IV odds and betting
All sings lead towards Berkshire on Saturday for this year’s renewal of the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot. Nathaniel landed the spoils in this race twelve months ago and bids to become the first back-to-back winner of this contest since Swain in 1998. However, he faces tough competition for a share of the £1million purse with Hardwicke winner Sea Moon and Coronation Cup victor St Nicholas Abbey also amongst the field of ten runners for the contest over 1m4f. Check out all the latest free bets for this race.
Brown Panther Ran no sort of race on seasonal reappearance this year but was a wide margin winner in listed company at Pontefract last time. Clearly handles soft ground and boasts course and distance winning form last year but needs to improve once more to figure here; probably fighting for minor honours.
Dunaden Hong Kong vase winner last year who might have finished closer to eventual winner Sea Moon in the Hardwicke at Royal Ascot last month granted a little luck in running. Still beaten over three lengths though and for all his ability and wins overseas, he has been well held on both runs in Britain.
Masked Marvel Three length St Leger winner twelve months ago from Brown Panther in second but has been largely disappointing since. Finished last of 16 in the Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe on final start last year and although Coronation third last time was a step in the right direction he has his work cut out in this company.
Nathaniel Showed himself as good as ever on his seasonal reappearance in the Eclipse a fortnight ago when holding off the late challenge of Farhh. Won this same race twelve months ago and will have no problems with the conditions; he looks the one to beat in this line-up for the in-form John Gosden camp.
Reliable Man Smart performer in France over both 1m2f and 1m4f rand a creditable fourth in the Prince Of Wales’s at this track last month. Has form on soft ground and interesting that connections have persevered with him in Britain and is one that could go well at likely bigger odds.
Robin Hood Last of 11 in last months Prince Of Wales’ where he was deployed as a pacemaker for eventual winner So You Think; connections likely to adopt those same tactics here for St Nicholas Abbey; no appeal.
Sea Moon Hardwicke winner last month who had to play second fiddle to St Nicholas Abbey in the Breeders’ Cup last year. Yard in decent form at present though and he has form on deteriorating ground which cannot be said about some of the others. Had Dunaden in behind last time and another bold bid is expected; respected.
St Nicholas Abbey All wins gained have come at left-handed tracks and could only manage third in this racer last year after allowing leaders to go off in front. Back to his best in the Coronation Cup at Epsom latest over 1m4f on good to firm and will not be short of supporters again; should go close.
Danedream Surprise 20-1 winner of the Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe last year but was mightily disappointing in four-runner Group 1 at Saint-Cloud latest over 1m4f on good to soft. She will need to improve markedly on that effort but a repeat of her L’Arc form would put her in the frame so has to enter calculations.
Deep Brilliante This son of the legendary Deep Impact won the Japanese Derby in May but that bare form is difficult to assess against these domestic contenders. He has won on ground described as soft before and would not be the biggest surprise to see him go well here.
King George IV betting verdict
The market is finding it hard to split Sea Moon, St Nicholas Abbey and NATHANIEL and it is easy to see why given their previous winning form. However, preference is for the latter who was expected to come on for his run in the Eclipse last time yet still managed to hold his rivals and he can do the same again here. If John Gosden’s inmate underperforms Reliable Man and Deep Brilliante are the interesting ones at likely bigger prices. Remember, you can even bet with Paypal on this race – visit our Paypal betting guide.
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