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2020 Diamond Jubilee Stakes Tips – 9/2 shot can seal second Group One triumph

  • Only ten go to post in the final Group One of Royal Ascot
  • Sceptical is the current market leader
  • We've picked out our best bet in this historic sprint
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A view of the runners in last year's Diamond Jubilee Stakes. (Getty)

We take a look through the betting for this Group One on day five of Royal Ascot and provide readers with our tips on Saturday 20th June.

The final Group One at Royal Ascot is the thrilling Diamond Jubilee Stakes sprint. Since 1868, the fastest exponents of six furlongs have clashed on the closing day of the Royal meeting. In 2020, Blue Point achieved an incredible feat, following up in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes just four days after winning the King’s Stand Stakes, completing a famous Royal Ascot double.

2020 Diamond Jubilee Stakes Odds


Name
Best Odds
Scpetical11/4
Hello Youmzain4/1
One Master7/1
Khaadem8/1
Dream Of Dreams17/2
The Tin Man14/1
Shine So Bright16/1
Sands Of Mali20/1
Breathtaking Look33/1
Speak In Colours33/1

Odds correct as of 12/6/20

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Sceptical2020 Diamond Jubilee Stakes FavouriteGET 5/2 HERE
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Topping the market we find Sceptical, who’s enjoyed a fairy-tale rise through the ratings of late. Dennis Hogan’s four-year-old ran in a handicap at Dundalk in February, rated just 90. Three victories, including a stunning victory at Naas, Sceptical will carry a massive mark of 116 and clearly has plenty of support.

I, however, will be inclined to take him on. Yes, Sceptical was very impressive last time out, but that was only in Listed company. Frankie Dettori’s mount has only ever run once on turf, he’s never taken part in any sort of Group race and has to prove he can produce that sort of performance in with the big boys.

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Hello Youmzain scored in the Sprint Cup at Haydock last season. Kevin Ryan’s charge has failed to win in two runs at Ascot, the most recent of those coming when Hello Youmzain trailed over the line eighth in the Champion Sprint in October. Hello Youmzain is still a Group One winner though, the of the few Group One winners in the field, and looks to be in with a good shout.

William Haggas has decided the Diamond Jubilee Stakes was a more appropriate target for One Master than the Queen Anne, where his mare placed fourth in last season. Haggas’ six-year-old has won the Prix de la Foret over seven furlongs the last two seasons and will relish the softer ground. She does, however, usually need a run at the start of each season.

Dream Of Dreams flew home to chase down Blue Point in this race 12 months ago, and came within a head of upstaging the favourite. Sir Michael Stoute’s charge barely featured in his final three outings of the season, but he does do his best work at the start of the season and has won on soft ground in the past.

Khaadem clearly has an enormous amount of speed, but he’s so far failed to sparkle when pitched into Group One company. Maybe he has matured between three and four, but I still find him too inconsistent to back.

The Tin Man often improves with a run, so I don’t fancy backing the 2017 winner as he makes his first start as an eight-year-old. Former Champion Sprint winner, Sands Of Mali cannot be trusted with any sort of bet, and the likes of Shine So Bright, Breathtaking Look and Speak In Colours don’t hold too much in the way of appeal.

2020 Diamond Jubilee Stakes Tips


Hello Youmzain2020 Diamond Jubilee Stakes Tip4/1
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I’m, therefore, left looking to those carrying single-figure prices for my selection and the only one I fancy betting on is HELLO YOUMZAIN.

Kevin Ryan’s charge has run up to a very high standard on both fast and slow ground, with his Grade One triumph coming on very soft ground up at Haydock. He’s been drawn down in stall two, but Sands Of Mali – drawn in one - can often get off to a swift start, and he could help Hello Youmzain settle into the race.

This won’t be a big betting race for me at all, but I do think Hello Youmzain is the most appealingly priced runner in the field.

Diamond Jubilee Stakes FAQs

When is the Diamond Jubilee Stakes?

The Diamond Jubilee Stakes is the final Group One of Royal Ascot, taking place on the fifth day.

What the difference between the King's Stand Stakes and the Diamond Jubilee?

The Kings' Stand Stakes is run over five furlongs. The Diamond Jubilee is one furlong further at six furlongs.

How can I watch the Diamond Jubilee Stakes?

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.

Verdict

Hello Youmzain is a Group One winner on softer ground, and I think he's slipped out to a very appealing price of 4/1.

2020 Diamond Jubilee Stakes Tip: Hello Youmzain Straight Win @5.00 at William Hill - 10 Units

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