Royal Ascot 2018: Queen Mary Stakes preview, betting and tips

THE Queen Mary Stakes is the opening race on day two of Royal Ascot and we’ve got all the latest news, views and top tips ahead of this year’s renewal.

To get you in the mood for the contest – here’s a run-down of the race.

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The 2018 Queen Mary Stakes will take place on Wednesday, June 20 at 2.30pm and will be live on ITV.

It’s a Group 2 run over five furlongs open to two-year-old fillies.

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Once-raced maiden winner Just Wonderful currently heads the betting for trainer Aidan O’Brien at

4-1, with Shades Of Blue coming in next best at 8-1.

Previous Queen Mary Stakes winners

2017 – Heartache

 

  • 2016 –  Lady Aurelia
  • 2015 – Acapulco
  • 2014- Anthem Alexander
  • 2013 – Rizeena
  • 2012 – Ceiling Kitty
  • 2011 – Best Terms
  • 2010 – Maqaasid
  • 2009 – Jealous Again
  • 2008 – Langs Lash
  • 2007 – Elletelle
  • Who won the race last year?The Clive Cox-trained Heartache won at 5-1 under jockey Adam Kirby.

    Happy Like A Fool 10-11f was second with Out Of The Flames  14-1 in third.

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    Which jockeys, horses and trainers have won the Queen Mary Stakes the most?

    Jockey Sir Gordon Richards has won the race five times, while leading trainer Fred Darling won it seven times.

    What are the top tips for the race?

    That’s a very good question! Tips for the race will appear here as soon as we have them from the likes of Templegate and Matt Chapman.

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    Egypt will be without Mo Salah following the injury sustained by the Liverpool forward in the Champions League final. The 25-year-old faces a race against time to be fit for any of his nation’s group games at the World Cup and the clash on Wednesday will certainly come too soon.

    Belgium for their part will be without Vincent Kompany who picked up a groin strain in the draw with Portugal, although he is still expected to feature in Russia and was named in the final 23-man squad earlier in the week.