2020 St James's Palace Stakes Tips & Predictions - Phoenix of Spain tipped to win Ascot feature

Phoenix of Spain is best-backed to win
St James's Palace Stakes Tips & Predictions
This could be a battle between Too Darn Hot and Phoenix of Spain in the St James's Palace Stakes

2020 St James's Palace Stakes Tips & Predictions


Without Parole remained unbeaten when winning the 2018 St Jame's Palace Stakes but which quality thoroughbred will follow in his footsteps?

We have have tips for the 2020 St James's Palace Stakes when markets are released by bookmakers.

2020 St James's Palace Stakes Best Bet - Phoenix of Spain @ 2.37 


It’s tough to look past Phoenix of Spain for the St James’s Palace Stakes. 

The three-year-old colt has been electric so far in his career, which includes three wins from six starts and two minor placings. 

He comes into this race having scored a three-length win in the Group 1 Irish 2,000 Guineas and that form is always going to hold up well at this level. 

What made that win even more impressive is that it came after a 210-day break and if he can do that fresh up, imagine when he could do with some fitness under the belt. 

With less than a month between runs this time in, Phoenix of Spain should be in great order and ready to show why he’s the short favourite to win the St James’s Palace Stakes.
 
He could start shorter in the betting and even run at an odds-on quote. 

2020 St James's Palace Stakes Best Each Way - Too Darn Hot @ 3.75 


Too Darn Hot was the 2.20 favourite to win the Irish 2,000 Guineas and although he ran three lengths behind Phoenix of Spain, that doesn’t rule him out from winning this. 

The John Gosden-trained colt has four wins from six starts to his record and although beaten at his last two starts, his first four wins were mightily impressive. 

He won his first two starts by a combined margin of 11 lengths and he won the Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes last October. 

Having Group 1-winning form on your record is a bonus at Royal Ascot and we firmly believe Too Darn Hot could turn the tables. 

3.75 is a fair price for one of the more promising young thoroughbreds in the UK. 

Too Darn Hot
Too Darn Hot is a big winning danger in the St James's Palace Stakes

2020 St James's Palace Stakes Best Roughie - Shaman @ 17.00 


Shaman will need to produce a career-best performance but he has shown good improvement in recent starts. 

The French-trained son of Shamardal ran second behind Persian King in the Poule d’Essai and that form is going to stack up nicely at this level. 

Prior to that he was good enough to win three consecutive races and despite not having any experience racing in the UK, he looks a type that could handle the undulating track. 

Picking him to win would be tough but he’s certainly worth including on an each-way basis. 

Best Bet: Phoenix of Spain - 2.37 @ bet365
Best Each Way: Too Darn Hot - 3.75 @ bet365
Best Roughie: Shaman - 17.00 @ bet365

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