Royal Ascot Day Two Tips & Previews

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Enjoy our preview of the full day's racing including betting tips for Day 2 at Royal Ascot.

Horses racing down the finishing stretch at Ascot

The track at Ascot reopens on Wednesday for the second day of races in this Royal meeting. June 16 marks Day 2 of the 2021 Royal Ascot Festival, featuring seven more riveting events.

This year, we see a few adjustments to the race schedule. The Hampton Court Stakes, usually a Thursday slot, will be held on Day 2 this year. We also see the newly instated Silver Royal Hunt Cup, back for a second year as a consolation competition for Royal Hunt Cup hopefuls.

Races run from 1:15pm to 4:40pm. UK and Ireland audiences can catch all the action on their desktop or mobile device when they log into their MansionBet account.

Royal Ascot Festival Day 2: Wednesday Race Card June 16, 2021

Day 2 of the Royal Ascot Festival has a packed schedule and international regard.

The Prince of Wales’s Stakes is the main event of the day and the top-ranked race of the entire festival. This race draws in premier horses from across the globe and millions of viewers worldwide. 

The Royal Hunt Cup takes off at 3:35pm and ranks high in local popularity. This year, the number of participants in this race has been reduced to 24 rather than 30.

Silver Royal Hunt Cup

This new race was just added in 2020, and it opens Day 2’s races at 1:15 pm. It’s a handicap, straight-mile run that’s open to horses that didn’t qualify for the Royal Hunt Cup.

2020Sir BuskerOisin MurphyWilliam Knight12/1


Hampton Court Stakes

Taking place at 1:50 pm, the Hampton Court Stakes will set the tone for some late summer competitions like the Derby and Oaks at Epsom. The Hampton Court Stakes was added to Ascot nearly 20 years ago for the Golden Jubilee.

2018Hunting HornRyan MooreA P O’Brien5/1
2019SangariusFrankie DettoriSir Michael Stoute13/2
2020Russian EmperorRyan MooreA P O’Brien100/30

King George V Stakes

At 2:25 pm, the King George V Stakes kicks off. In 2011, this 1m4f race was won by the Brown Panther, the beloved, homebred horse of famous footballer Michael Owen.

2018BaghdadAndrea AtzeniMark Johnston9/1
2019South PacificSeamie HeffermanA P O’Brien22/1
2020HukumJim CrowleyOwen Burrows12/1

Prince of Wales’s Stakes

This 1m2f British Champions Series race was first established in 1862, and it’s been a local and international favourite for generations. Sir Michael Stoute won consecutively in 2018 and 2019.

2018Poet’s WordJames DoyleSir Michael Stoute11/2
2019Crystal OceanFrankie DettoriSir Michael Stoute3/1
2020Lord NorthJames DoyleJohn Gosden11/2

Royal Hunt Cup

This heritage handicap race dates back to 1843 and is open to horses three years and older. Her Majesty has seen three of her own horses win first place in this marvellous event: Choir Boy, Alexander, and Colour Sergeant.

2018Settle For BayW J LeeDavid Marnane16/1
2019AfaakJim CrowleyCharles Hills20/1
2020Dark VisionWilliam BuickMark Johnston15/2

Windsor Castle Stakes

This five-furlong race for two-year-olds commences at 4:10 pm. Trainer Wesley Ward is back in the competition this year after having led the first American-trained horse to victory at Ascot back in 2004.

2018Soldier’s CallDaniel TudhopeArchie Watson12/1
2019Southern HillsRyan MooreA P O’Brien7/1
2020TacticalJames DoyleAndrew Balding7/2F

Copper Horse Handicap

Another new addition from Royal Ascot 2020, this race spans more than 1m6f. It’s open to four-year-olds and up.

2020Fujaira PrinceAndrea AtzeniRoger Varian3/1F

Royal Ascot Festival Day 2 Betting Tips

*Betting tips for Royal Ascot will be updated closer to the date

With Trainers like Wesley Ward and John Gosden in the mix for Day 2, there’s bound to be gripping action all day long. Lord North, trained by Gosden, is the favoured horse 2/1 in the Prince of Wales’s Cup.

For complete coverage of Day 2 events, visit MansionBet UK and log in to view the races live.

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