2021 King's Stand Stakes Odds - Battaash tops the Royal Ascot betting
- We take a look through the latest odds for the 2021 King's Stand Stakes
- This Group One takes place on day one of Royal Ascot on June 15th
- 25 top sprinters are currently entered in the 2021 King's Stand
- Battaash is the 15/8 favourite with bookmakers TonyBet
Battaash ridden by Jim Crowley wins the Kings Stand Stakes at Ascot Racecourse on June 16, 2020. (Getty)
The second of three Group Ones races on day one at Royal Ascot is the King's Stand Stakes. This thrilling five-furlong sprint was first run during the Royal Meeting in 1860, and Battaash is the favourite to retain the crown he won in 2020.
2021 King's Stand Stakes Odds
*Odds taken on 9/6/21*
2021 King's Stand Stakes Entries
After two failed efforts, Battaash finally won the King's Stand Stakes 12 months ago. Charlie Hills' charge missed his intended reappearance at Haydock after meeting a small set-back, but that hasn't stopped TonyBet installing the defending champion as their 15/8 favourite.
Glass Slipper has handed Kevin Ryan three Group One prizes in the last 18 months, and she'll return for another crack at Battaash, having twice finished second behind the favourite in 2020. Winter Power announced herself on the sprinting scene with a stunning triumph in the Westow Stakes at York, and Tim Easterby's three-year-old looks set to take on her elders at Royal Ascot.
July Cup winner, Oxted looks set to drop down to five furlongs at Ascot. Last year's King's Stand Stakes third, Liberty Beach can also be found sitting on a single-figure price.
Other names who are likely to take up their Royal Ascot entries at Brendan Walsh's Extravagant Kid, US raider Maven and Ayr Gold Cup winner Nahaar. Que Amoro, Keep Busy and Sonaiyla also feature in the day one betting.