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2023 Commonwealth Cup Betting Tips, Best Bookmakers & Free Bets

The Commonwealth Cup has only been in existence since 2015, but it is quickly becoming one of the most popular Group One races during Royal Ascot.

Many budding sprinting stars have won this Group One, beating some horses who drop back to sprinting having failed to get the trip in the Guineas.

Commonwealth Cup Key Facts

DateFriday June 23rd, 2023
TrackRoyal Ascot
ClassGroup One
Race TypeSet weights

2023 Commonwealth Cup Tips

We'll publish our guide to the 2023 Commonwealth Cup when the field has been finalised and the draw has been made.

2023 Commonwealth Cup Odds

No odds are currently available for the 2023 Commonwealth Cup.

2022 Commonwealth Cup Result

1st Perfect Power 7/2f
2nd Flaming Rib 14/1
3rd Flotus 40/1

Commonwealth Cup Live Stream

You can watch a live stream of the Commonwealth Cup at bet365William Hill or Paddy Power. All three bookmakers have live broadcasts of UK racing. Click on the links to be taken straight to the bookmaker.

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Commonwealth Cup Day Card

2:30pmAlbany StakesGroup 3
3:05pmKing Edward VII StakesGroup 2
3:40pmCommonwealth CupGroup 1
4:20pmCoronation StakesGroup 1
5:00pmSandringham StakesHandicap
5:35pmDuke Of Cambridge StakesHandicap
6:10pmPalace Of Holyroodhouse StakesHandicap

Commonwealth Cup History

There isn't much history with the Commonwealth Cup as it was only introduced in 2015.

It's the only Group 1 race in Britain for three-year-olds that allows geldings and it's one of the main features on Day 4 of the carnival.

The race was introduced because of the programme changes to the sprinting calendar in Europe. 

The Buckingham Palace Stakes was removed to make way for the Commonwealth Cup, which has been taken out by three quality horses to date.

Muhaarar won the inaugural race in 2015 before Quiet Reflection and Caravaggio won the other two races.

12/1 shot Eqtidaar claimed a surprise win for Charlie Hills in 2018. Frankie Dettori then guided Advertise to victory for Martyn Meade the following season.

Clive Cox got in on the act in 2020, as Adam Kirby rode Golden Horde to victory, touching off Wesley Ward's US raider Kimari.

Wesley Ward celebrated another Royal Ascot winner in 2021 as Campenelle won the Commonwealth Cup. Richard Fahey was celebrating 12 months later, as Christophe Soumillon rode Perfect Power to an impressive victory.

Commonwealth Cup Betting Guide

Caravaggio was a popular winner in 2017 when winning at odds of 5/6.

The Aidan O'Brien-trained three-year-old ran well to lead with 100 yards to go before holding off the challenge from its rivals.

Also featuring in the race was Harry Angel (11/4) and Blue Point, which rounded out the placings and the first four home were the top four in betting.

It was the second consecutive win for the favourites after Quiet Reflection returned home as the 7/4 favourite in 2016.

Quiet Reflection won in similar fashion to Caravaggio in holding off 14/1 shot Kachy and 8/1 chance Washington DC.

Muhaarar was an outsider in an even field of 18. The inaugural running saw the biggest field line up and the Charles Hillis-trained runner scored the biggest win.

It stormed clear down the straight to score by 3.75 lengths over Limato and Anthem Alexander.

There was a shock result in the 2018 running of the Commonwealth Cup, as 12/1 shot Eqtidaar held off 21 other runners to land the Group One prize.

Ten Sovereigns was the odds-on favourite to claim victory in 2019, but he only finished fourth as Frankie Dettori and Advertise won the Commonwealth Cup.

Commonwealth Cup Lead Up Races

Runners in the Sandy Lanes Stakes at Haydock and the Pavillion Stakes at Ascot often go on to take part in the Commonwealth Cup. Those who didn’t quite get the trip in either the 2000 or 1000 Guineas often drop back in trip and enter the Commonwealth Cup too.

The Prix Sigy, held at Chantilly during April, and the Lacken Stakes at Naas are also seen as stepping stones towards the Commonwealth Cup.

Royal Ascot Track Report

Ascot is a large, right-handed track, best suited by galloping sorts. Ascot features a 14-furlong round course, and a straight course for races between five furlongs and a mile.

The track at Ascot is testing, particularly when the ground is soft, and the three-furlong home straight is all uphill until the runners hit the line.

2023 Commonwealth Cup FAQs

When was the Commonwealth Cup first run?

The Commonwealth Cup is the newest Group One of Royal Ascot, having been introduced in 2015.

Who can run in the Commonwealth Cup?

The Commonwealth Cup is only open to three-year-olds. Both colts and fillies are welcome to enter.

How can I watch the Commonwealth Cup?

The race will be shown live on ITV Racing. Visit our Live Streaming page to find out how you can watch every race at Royal Ascot on your mobile or tablet.

When is the 2023 Commonwealth Cup?

The 2023 Commonwealth Cup will be held on Friday 23rd June, 2023.