Commonwealth Cup

The Commonwealth Cup is the most recent addition to the Royal Ascot meeting. Introduced for the 2015 meeting, the Commonwealth Cup is a brand new race that was introduced at Group 1 level and replaced the now defunct Buckingham Palace Stakes.

Run over a distance of 6 furlongs, the Commonwealth Cup is one of three Group 1 sprints run at the Royal Meeting and the only sprint open exclusively to 3-year-olds. In response to the introduction of the Commonwealth Cup, the Diamond Jubilee Stakes was closed to 3-year-olds.

Commonwealth Cup Betting

The Commonwealth Cup is the first Group 1 6 furlong sprint scheduled for the flat season, which means you won’t have information from comparable Group 1 races to draw on when placing your bets, unless entries raced in Group 1s in Ireland or France earlier in the year. However, you can expect to see a good section of the field graduating from either of the Sandy Lane Stakes or Duke of York Stakes, both of which are Group 2s raced over 6 furlongs in May. However, as with all sprints the results of these shouldn’t necessarily be taken too seriously when predicting a winner.

Top sprints tend to attract international fields that can make a muddle of the relative form of UK entries. Generally you’ll find the money getting behind a favourite who’ll be well underpriced by race time. Lay the favourite when he’s under the 2/1 mark and you’ll win your bet more often than not.

If you’re looking for a back bet, keep an eye on the Timeform rating for your entry as well as recent form, and avoid going with straight back bets as you’re far likelier to earn a return on an each-way punt.

Commonwealth Cup Odds

Ascot - Commonwealth Cup
Antepost Betting (2015) - 16:00
Click red odds to strike a bet
Limato 7/2 7/2
Hootenanny 5 5
Tiggy Wiggy 11/2 6
Anthem Alexander 13/2 7
Adaay 15/2 7
Muhaarar 11 12
Home Of The Brave 16 16
Tendu 16 16
Cyclogenisis 18 16
Kool Kompany 20 16
New Providence 22 25
Profitable 28 25
El Valle 33 33
Goken 28 33
Jungle Cat 33 33
Salt Island 33 33
Ahlan Emarati 40 33
Pastoral Girl 50 50