King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes Betting Preview
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The King George Stakes Fixed Odds Betting Preview:
|Cape Blanco||$ 6.00|
|Dar Re Mi||$ 13.00|
|Jan Vermeer||$ 15.00|
|Age Of Aquarius||$ 17.00|
The legend of the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes grew due to the intense duel of Grundy and Bustino. The battle gave a magical aura to the said race which helped elevate its status as the premiere mid-summer event in the United Kingdom.
However, there have been recent comments that the race has lost its glory and other horse races such as the Arc have elevated in status. Horse racing experts attribute the diminished glow of the race due to the loss of the DeBeers sponsorship in 2006 and the lack of a top-class three-year-old in the past races.
Since 1996, only 2001 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner Galileo and 2003 winner Alamshar have been the successful young horses. From 2006-2008, no three-year-old horses have taken part in the said race and the last Classic generation runner to reach the frame is Alamshar.
They are trying to reverse things though in 2010 by increasing the prize money of the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes Preview to £1 million to make it the second-richest race in the Great Britain horse racing scene. Also, this year’s list of competitors will feature Epsom Derby winner Workforce and Irish Derby winner Cape Blanco.
The race can also attract Harbinger which is the leading older mid-distance colt in the United Kingdom and Sariska and Dar Re Mi which are the best older fillies in the UK. Two classy Frency fillies, Daryakana and Ascot Gold Cup runner-up Age of Aquarius, might join the mix.
In 2009, Sir Michael Stoute’s horses took the top three places in the said race with two of the three horses leading the bet. This year, the master of Freemason Lodge is once again in a strong position to add another victory under his name. Stoute’s impressive string of success dates back to Shergar’s victory in 1981.
A lot of attention would be given to Irish Derby winner Workforce. Many horse racing experts claim Workforce as the best Derby winner since Shergar. By following his impressive performance at Ascot, Workforce could cement the reputation of being the leading colt in his generation.
Despite limited races, Workforce has made a marvelous leap to the top. Following his first win at Goodwood in September 2009, he was given a mark of 96. For his second win at Dante, his mark went up to 114 and it jumped to 129 after his win at Epsom.