Royal Ascot latest news, odds and free bets

The biggest flat race meeting in the UK calendar starts on Tuesday and Royal Ascot is an event that captures the imagination of the British public, with the best horses in the world and some cutting-edge fashion contributing to a spectacular event

Day One – Frankel looking to continue unbeaten run
The key races will be televised on the BBC and the action gets underway on Tuesday 19th June when the Queen Anne Stakes takes place over one mile. The star attraction in this race is the unbeaten Frankel who will be looking for his 11th straight win and the bookies offer a best price 1/5 (bet365) that this wonder horse passes the post in front of his rivals.

The Queen Anne looks to be the least competitive race of the day, with the St James’s Palace Stakes, King’s Stand Stakes and Coventry Stakes all set to be hotly-contested, although Power is set to go off favourite for the former and odds of 10/3 (Ladbrokes) can currently be grabbed about this impressive performer.

Day Two – So You Think he will win?
Day one of Royal Ascot should ensure we enjoy an explosive start, although there are some tasty races taking place on the Wednesday of the meeting, including the Prince of Wales’s Stakes, Royal Hunt Cup and Windsor Forest Stakes.

So You Think is the hot favourite for the Prince of Wales’s Stakes and the New Zealand raider returned to the winners’ enclosure at the Curragh last month although it marked the end of a four race losing run and there could be one or two horses that prove too strong.

Day Three – Fame and Glory goes for gold
The middle day of Royal Ascot 2012 and a chance to enjoy the Gold Cup at 3:45 where Fame and Glory is an 11/10 chance (Paddy Power free bets) to claim victory and the Aidan O’Brien horse looked very slick when beating Unaccompanied by a neck at Navan.

There are several lively dangers to Fame and Glory, while the Norfolk Stakes and Ribblesdale Stakes ensure another treat for race enthusiasts.

Day Four – Maybe she will win the Coronation Stakes
The Coronation Stakes is the big race on the Friday of Royal Ascot and this race for fillies will feature Maybe, Laugh Out Loud and Sentaril going for victory. Maybe is currently 11/8 (bet365 £200 free bets) and she ran into fifth place in The Oaks and wasn’t too far behind Was who was the surprise 20/1 winner.

Day Five – Black Caviar raids Royal Ascot
There is only one horse that racegoers want to see on Saturday and that is Black Caviar, the Aussie speedball who is putting her reputation on the line when she lines up in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes. There is so much hype about this horse and any Australian will vouch for her credentials, with a best price 1/3 that she beats Moonlight Cloud and Bated Breath.

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