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2020 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes Tips – Can Enable secure Ascot hat-trick?

  • We provide readers with our King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes tips
  • Enable leads the way in the betting
  • Magical and Japan could fly the flag for Ballydoyle at Ascot
  • We look through the betting odds and the form before revealing our tips
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Enable (centre) and Japan (third left) finishing behind Ghaiyyath (left) in the Coral-Eclipse. (Getty)

We take a look through the betting for Saturday’s feature race and provide readers with our 2020 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes Tips for Saturday 25th July.

Down in South Africa, the Durban July is the main event on Saturday. For European racing fans, all eyes will be on Ascot, as viewers take in another thrilling renewal of the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes. The great Enable bids to get back on the winning trail after losing out in the Coral-Eclipse, and John Gosden’s super-mare heads the betting, as she goes for a hat-trick of King George wins.

2020 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes Odds


Name
Best Odds
Top Bookie
Enable4/7William Hill
Japan11/4Coral
Anthony Van Dyck8/1Coral
Sovereign14/1Ladbrokes

*Odds taken on 23/7/20*

2020 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes Favourite


Enable2020 King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes FavouriteGET 4/7 HERE
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Considering Gosden’s comments that it had taken much longer to get Enable fit now she was a six-year-old, the market leader ran pretty well in the Coral-Eclipse. Ghaiyyath proved too tough to pass at the front, but Enable progressed through the race nicely and overtook Japan to finish second on the run to the line.

The two-time King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner is bound to strip fitter for that outing and she’ll be stepping back up to her most suitable trip. We’ll find out on Saturday whether Gosden’s six-year-old has retained all of her star quality.

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Enable (right) grinds out a narrow victory over Crystal Ocean here in 2019. (Getty)

2020 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes Form Guide


Only three horses will line up in opposition to Enable on Saturday, and they're all trained by Aidan O'Brien.

Japan will square off against John Gosden's star again, having finished behind her at last year’s Arc and the recent Coral-Eclipse. Last year, Japan was sent to Longchamp for the Grand Prix de Paris, instead of a tilt at the King George. With that race taking place in September this year, Japan could make the return trip to Ascot, and he’s another formidable foe that Enable has to face.

Anthony Van Dyck has been beaten on both his starts so far this season and was comfortably defeated as a three-year-old in this race last year. Last year's Derby winner ran well to place second behind Ghaiyyath in the Coronation Cup, but was soundly beaten in a fairly weak renewal of the Hardwicke Stakes last time out.

The final entrant will be Sovereign, who made a pleasing return to action when third at the Curragh last month. He's still yet to prove his runaway triumph in the 2019 Irish Derby was no fluke, and will probably make the running at the head of the field.

2020 King George Tips


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Despite running well at Sandown, I’m still inclined to take Enable on until she’s shown she still retains all the ability she displayed at three, four and five. For the third race in a row, I’m going to side with JAPAN.

Japan looked overweight and sweated up before the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes. Ryan Moore’s mount then proceeded to miss the kick, and had to work very hard to get back into ideal position, a mistake which proved costly in the closing stages.

Moore looked much more comfortable on Japan in the Coral-Eclipse, tracking Ghaiyyath along the inside rail. At around the two-furlong pole, Moore’s mount had drawn to the leader’s quarters, but couldn’t muster the finishing pace over that ten-furlong trip, and was passed by Enable on the strides before the line.

Last year, Japan progressed with each of his runs, winning the King Edward VI Stakes and two Group Ones having been defeated on both his opening two starts. I’m confident Japan will have come on again between outings, and he’ll relish the return to a mile-and-a-half.

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Japan bolting up at Royal Ascot last year. (Getty)

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes FAQs

When is the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes?

The 2020 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes will be run at Ascot on Saturday 25th July.

What is the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes?

The King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes is one of Britain's most prestigious flat races. Run over 1m 4f at Ascot in July, the race is open to horses of three-year-old and above, and offers over £1.4m in prize money.

Who won the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes?

Enable claimed her second victory in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes in 2019, edging out Crystal Ocean by a neck.

Will Enable run in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes?

Yes. Enable is due to run in the 2020 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, where she will attempt to become the first three-time winner.

Which Aidan O'Brien horses will run in the King George?

Magical looks set to run in the 2020 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, along with Japan. Love and Serpentine will not run at Ascot on Saturday 25th July.

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Verdict

I'm going to take on Enable again and, for the third time this season, I'm going to place my faith in the talented Japan, as he steps back up to his favourite trip. (Tipped at 6/1, now 11/4)
2020 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes Tip: Japan Straight Win @275 at BetMGM - 15 Units

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