2020 Prince of Wales's Stakes Betting Tips, Best Bookmakers & Free Bets

One of the richest races throughout the Royal Ascot, the Prince of Wales's Stakes (£750,000) has the ability to produce a truly international superstar.

The middle-distance horses don't get much attention in the UK, but punters must take note of the Prince of Wales's Stakes' winners.

Globetrotting types such as Highland Reel and Australian champion So You Think have won in the last 10 years and it's a great guide to races like the King George and the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe later in the season.

2020 Prince of Wales's Stakes Key Facts

DateWednesday June 17, 2020
TrackRoyal Ascot
Distance1m 2f
ClassGroup 1
Race TypeSet weights

2020 Prince of Wales's Stakes Tips

Hot-favourite for this year's Prince Of Wales's Stakes is Japan, who followed up a sparkling victory in the King Edward VII Stakes here at Ascot with Group One wins in the Grand Prix de Paris and the Juddmonte International.

Barney Roy sits second in the betting, closely followed by runaway Coronation Cup winner, Ghaiyyath.

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2020 Prince of Wales's Stakes Odds

Best Odds
Barney Roy5/1
Lord North10/1

Odds from William Hill. Correct at 09/06/20

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2020 Prince of Wales's Stakes Day Card

Race Title
2019 Winner
Silver Royal Hunt Cup Handicap
Hampton Court StakesSangarius
King George V HandicapSouth Pacific
Prince of Wales's Stakes (G1)Crystal Ocean
Royal Hunt Cup HandicapAfaak
Windsor Castle StakesSouthern Hills
Copper Horse Handicap

Prince of Wales's Stakes History

The race was first run in 1862 and was named after the Prince of Wales, future King Edward VII.

Promoted to Group 1 status in 2000 when taken out by Dubai Millennium, the Prince of Wales's Stakes has since been won by some of the world's best middle-distance thoroughbreds.

Godolphin won the race in three consecutive years with Dubai Millennium, Fantastic Light and Grandera. The global operation hasn't won the race since 2002.

Aidan O'Brien has had the most success since then with three winners. Duke of Marmalade, So You Think and Highland Reel were all trained by O'Brien, but So You Think was formerly trained by Bart Cummings.

The two-time Cox Plate winner was transferred to Aidan O'Brien as a five-year-old where it would also win the Tattersalls Gold Cup twice, the Eclipse Stakes and the Irish Champion Stakes. 

The winner of the Prince of Wales's Stakes has a good record in winning the Champion middle-distance horse of the year.

Prince of Wales's Stakes Betting Guide

Highland Reel was a popular winner in 2017, but it wasn’t the favourite at 9/4.

The John Gosden-trained Jack Hobbs was the 2/1 favourite, but it finished well down the track and never featured during the run.

My Dream Boat caused a big upset in 2016 when winning at odds of 16/1. Included in the field of six was international winner Found and 8/13 favourite A Shin Hikari.

The Japanese star was all the rage heading into the race, but it finished five lengths from the winner and clearly didn't handle the tough conditions.

Free Eagle was a loose favourite at 5/2 when winning in 2015 and 2014 winner The Fugue paid 11/2 for each way punters.

It was the third time in four years that a hot favourite had been toppled in the Prince of Wales's Stakes. Treve was the 8/13 favourite, but never looked likely when finishing third.

So You Think was the beaten favourite in 2011 at odds of 4/11, but punters recouped their losses when the champion stallion won in 2012 at better-value odds of 4/5.

It pays to avoid favourites in the Prince of Wales's Stakes.

Cracksman was the hot-favourite to win the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes in 2018, but he was upset by Poet’s Word, who downed the favourite’s colours in thrilling fashion.

In 2019, five Group One winners from across Europe went head-to-head, and it was Sir Michael Stoute’s Crystal Ocean who prevailed.

Prince of Wales's Stakes Lead Up Races

Runners who took part in the Coronation Cup at Epsom often drop down in trip and go onto the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes.

The Jockey Club Stakes at Newmarket, the Huxley Stakes at Chester and the Gordon Richards Stakes at Sandown are often used as lead up races too.

Over in Ireland, the Tattersalls Gold Cup is used as a stepping stone to the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes. As is the Prix Ganay, run at Longchamp earlier in the spring.

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.

Prince of Wales's Stakes FAQs

How long is the Prince Of Wales's Stakes?

The Prince Of Wales's Stakes is one and a quarter miles, or 10 furlongs, in length.

Who is the favourite for the 2020 Prince Of Wales's Stakes?

Aidan O'Brien's Japan in the 6/4 favourite.

How can I watch the Prince Of Wales's 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.