King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes
It’s worth a million pounds and is one of the most prestigious open-age Flat races of the horse racing season. The King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes takes place at Ascot on Saturday 27th July, and is sure to present plenty of opportunities to use the free bets that bookies offer.
The ‘King George’ was first run in 1951, following the amalgamation of two other middle-distance races. In the early 70s, the word ‘Diamond’ was added to the title after the start of De Beers’ sponsorship. Today the race is backed by online betting exchange Betfair.com who are also offering a £50 Betfair free bet to anyone registering a new account.
The Group One mile and a half contest will see some of Flat racing’s top horses fighting it out on the turf, but it’s just part of a great days racing at Ascot. So what’s on the cards for race day, which bookies offer best odds and how should you use Ascot free bets and betting promotions?
Free Bets & Betting Offers
The first race of the day at Ascot will be the Princess Margaret Juddmonte Stakes (Class 1). It’s run over six furlongs for two year olds and has a prize of £50,000. If you fancy using a free bet offer on this race then Betfred are your best bet as they're currently offering to match first bets up to £50 with a free bet of equal value which is actually a better offer than Betfairs.
Check out all of Betfred's betting promotions before placing your bet and you could end up quids in!
Up next is the the Deloitte Handicap Stakes (Class 2) for three year olds. It’s a one mile race and sure to be full of free bet racing action. It’s followed by a race with one of the longest names in racing: The Cash Out Multiples Only On Betfair International Stakes (Heritage Handicap) (Class 2). It’s for horses 3+ years old and run over seven furlongs.
The big race is up next at 3.50 pm, followed by The Longines Handicap Stakes for Lady Riders at 4.25pm. Run over seven furlongs with a prize of £13,000, this race is sure to generate some interest and might be worth a punt if your using free bet offers.
Then it’s the Titanic Belfast Winkfield Stakes (Class 1), another race for two year olds, this time over seven furlongs and worth £25,500 to the winner. The Canisbay Bloodstock Handicap Stakes (Class 4) is the last race of the day and the last chance for punters to find best odds.
King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes ODDS
Of course the highlight of the Betfair Weekend’s racing is the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes. The bookies favourite for a while was St Nicholas Abbey but unfortunately a career threatening injury has seen him withdraw from the race.
That leaves Cirrus Des Aiglesy as clear favourite with the best odds of 13/8 on offer at either Betfred or Boylepsorts. Although SkyBet offers Cirrus Des Aiglesy at slightly lower odds (11/8) their £10 free bet doesn't even require a deposit and might be the best option unless you're looking for bigger win.
Two other horses in form and who might be worth using a betting offer or two on, are Novellist and Trading Leather. Bet365 offers best odds on Novellist at 4/1 and could earn you £800 if you used their latest £200 free bet offer for new account holders.
Bet Victor offers best odds on Trading Leather at 9/2 so If you fancy either of these horses as winners for the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes check out their horse racing section!