Channel 4’s extra coverage to boost Royal Ascot betting turnover say Coral
On the eve of the biggest week of the flat racing season, leading bookmaker Coral say the decision of terrestrial broadcaster Channel 4 to show every Royal Ascot race live could boost betting turnover on the meeting by up to 10%.
“With no major football tournament taking place this summer, racing will take centre stage this week, and history tells us that races shown on terrestrial TV attract greater betting turnover, so Channel 4’s decision to show all 30 races live next week is something we welcome, and could lead to an overall increase in money staked on the races of as much as 10%,” said Coral’s David Stevens.
Coral say they would also welcome discussion on the running order at the Royal meeting, with a build up to the feature race each day something they favour.
“With all 30 races being shown live on Channel 4, one obstacle to the feature race each day being run later appears to be have been removed, and we would be interested in the thoughts of all parties concerned as to whether a change to the running order is up for discussion. It’s obviously not just about betting turnover, but building to a showpiece climax is something that happens successfully on Qipco Champions Day, as well as at other major race meetings around the globe,” added Stevens.
On the track, Dawn Approach is the 5-4 favourite with Coral for the St James’s Palace Stakes, Animal Kingdom is 8-11 favourite for the Queen Anne Stakes, and Shea Shea heads the betting for the King’s Stand Stakes at 15-8.
“A South African sprinter, an American-trained Dubai World Cup winner, and the Irish star Dawn Approach will form a very popular treble on the opening day of the Royal meeting, and wins for all three will get punters off to the best possible start,” said Coral’s David Stevens.
**Royal Ascot Top Jockey
9-4 Ryan Moore, 11-4 Joseph O’Brien, 7-2 Richard Hughes, 8 William Buick, 9 Jamie Spencer, 14 Paul Hanagan, 20 Silvestre De Sousa, 33 Frankie Dettori, Adam Kirby, Joe Fanning, Kieren Fallon,
**King’s Stand Stakes
15-8 Shea Shea, 11-2 Reckless Abandon, 8 Sole Power, 10 Kingsgate Native, Swiss Spirit, Shamexpress, 12 Pearl Secret, 14 Spirit Quartz, 20 Medicean Man, 25 Heeraat, 33 Move In Time, Prohibit, 40 Bungle Inthejungle, 50 Ballesteros, Jack Dexter, 66 Angels Will Fall, Doc Hay, Hoyam, 100 Stepper Point
**Queen Anne Stakes
8-11 Animal Kingdom, 6 Declaration Of War, 8 Elusive Kate, 12 Aljamaaheer, Sovereign Debt, Trade Storm, 16 Gregorian, 25 Trumpet Major, 40 Chil The Kite, 50 Gabrial, 66 Penitent, 80 Libranno, 100 Monsieur Chevalier
**St James’s Palace Stakes
5-4 Dawn Approach, 9-4 Magician, 7-2 Toronado, 12 Mars, 20 Dundonnell, 28 Mshawish, 33 Glory Awaits, 66 George Vancouver, 100 Letir Mor
11-4 Stubbs, 9-2 Sir John Hawkins, 5 Championship, 8 Thunder Strike, 9 War Command, 10 Riverboat Springs, 12 Wahaab, 14 Mawfoor, Parbold, 20 Jallota, Lanark, 33 Dubawi Fun, 66 Rogue Wave, 100 Ross Corsa, 150 Bahamian Heights, Thrtypointstothree
**Prince Of Wales’s Stakes
7-4 Al Kazeem, 9-4 Camelot, 5 Maxios, 6 The Fugue, 12 Saint Baudolino, 14 Mukhadram, 16 Red Cadeaux, 25 Afsare, 33 Side Glance, 66 Miblish, 150 Windsor Palace
**Royal Hunt Cup
10 Stirring Ballad, 12 Dance And Dance, Prince Of Johanne, 16 Excellent Guest, 20 Burke’s Rock, Danchai, David Livingston, Educate, Global Village, Loving Spirit, Mister Music, Roserrow, Tandem, Trade Commissioner, 25 Bar
5 Rite Of Passage, Estimate, 7 Saddler’s Rock, Simenon, 10 High Jinx, Times Up, 12 Colour Vision, 14 Last Train, 16 Altano, Earl Of Tinsdal, Top Trip, 20 Biographer, Number Theory, Pale Mimosa, 25 Model Pupil, Vadamar, 33 Aaim To Prosper, Repeater, 50 El Salvador
**Diamond Jubilee Stakes
4 Society Rock, 8 Gordon Lord Byron, 10 Reckless Abandon, 12 Sea Siren, 14 Hawkeyethenoo, Lethal Force, Shamexpress, 20 Bar
**Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby
11-10 Ruler Of The World, 3 Libertarian, 6 Trading Leather, Galileo Rock, 8 Sugar Boy, 25 Zand, Little White Cloud, Loch Garman, 50 Ralston Road
7-2 Al Kazeem, 5 Dawn Approach, Ruler Of The World, 6 Camelot, The Fugue, 7 Magician, 10 Cirrus Des Aigles, 12 Mars, Maxios, St Nicholas Abbey, 14 Battle Of Marengo, Kingsbarns, Snow Fairy, 16 Ridasiyna, Pastorius, Toronado, 20 Chopin, Cristoforo Colombo, Declaration of War, Mandour, Trading Leather,
**Ladbrokes St Leger
4 Libertarian, 5 Galileo Rock, Ruler Of The World, 6 Talent, 8 Battle Of Marengo, 10 Leading Light, 16 Sugar Boy,
**Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe
5 Intello, 6 Orfevre, 8 Ruler Of The World, 12 Gentildonna, 14 Al Kazeem, 16 Esoterique, Ocovango, 20 Camelot, Morandi, Sky Hunter, St Nicholas Abbey, 25 Battle Of Marengo, Chopin, Snow Fairy, Telescope
**Flat Jockeys’ Championship
1-2 Richard Hughes, 6-4 Ryan Moore, 25 Silvestre De Sousa, 33 William Buick, Graham Lee, 50 Kieren Fallon, 66 Paul Hanagan, Jamie Spencer,
**Flat Trainers’ Championship
4-6 Aidan O’Brien, 6-4 Richard Hannon, 14 Saeed Bin Suroor, 25 John Gosden, Sir Michael Stoute,
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