King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes
The King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes takes place this Saturday at Ascot, and some of the UK's best bookies are offering great early odds and free bets on the race.
The 2015 Group 1 flat race, run over 1m 4f, is one of the most prestigious open-age races, and boasts record prize money of over £1.15 million after a recent 15% boost.
4 year olds have won the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes 9 times in the last 12 years, and with 3 of the top 5 bookies favourites in this age group, they may be worth considering when claiming some of the free bets that bookies offer!
The 2015 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes brings a large number of European contenders, with 4 entries from France, 2 from Italy and 10 from Ireland.
Ireland's champion trainer Aidan O'Brien, who has been successful in the famous race on 3 previous occasions, has the most contenders with 9 entries in 2015.
Let’s take a look at the favourites to win the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, and which bookies offer the best free bet offers and odds in the run up to race day.
Golden Horn is without a doubt the favourite to win on Saturday. The 3 year old Colt, trained by John Gosden, has a 100% win rate on the flat, having recently won the Investec Derby.
If successful, Golden Horn would be the 13th colt to complete the Derby/King George double in the same season, and the first since 2001.
With Golden Horn billed as the favourite, most bookies offer short odds, with Ladbrokes offering the best at 4/5 as well as a decent free bet offer for new account holders.
Snow Sky, the 4 year old Colt trained by Sir Michael Stoute, is another favourite amongst most bookies. PaddyPower offer the best betting odds on this season’s Yorkshire Cup and Hardwicke Stakes winner in the lead up to race day at 6/1 as well as a super generous free bet offer.
Eagle Top, a 4 year old colt, is another of John Gosden’s contenders for the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes. Gosden has been quite successful in previous races at Ascot, winning in 2001 with Nathaniel and in 2014 with Taghrooda.
Eagle Top has had a strong season to date, finishing as runner-up in the Hardwicke Stakes at this year's Royal Ascot. Boylesports offer the best odds on Eagle Top at 8/1.
Flintshire, a 5 year old trained by A Fabre, is also in the top five favourites at most online bookies for Ascot's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes in 2015.
Flintshire won in Hong Kong last year and was a runner up in the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud at the end of June. Currently, Betfair offer the best odds on Flintshire at 9/1.
Postponed is the final 4 year old in the top 5 favourites for King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes. The Irish contender, trained by L Cumani, came 3rd in the Hardwicke Stakes and the best odds on offer again come from PaddyPower at 10/1.
If you don’t fancy betting on the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes favourites, there are other contenders with stronger odds that you could use a free bet on.
Pether's Moon, who has been performing well and recently won the Group One Investec Coronation Cup, is offered at odds of 16/1 at Coral.
Mahsoob, who has won on all of his three starts, is being offered at 20/1 to win the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes by most bookies and may be worth a look.
With 5 countries entered into the race and the largest prize pot ever, make sure you get in early to get the best odds and take advantage of the great betting offers to get the most from betting on Ascot's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes in 2015.