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Publish: 18.08.2018

Diamond Jubilee Stakes Betting Guide

The fifth and final day of Royal Ascot is always a thrilling watch and the highlight race will of course be the Diamond Jubilee Stakes.

This is run over a distance of just six furlongs, so it is a quick encounter that is open to thoroughbred horses aged three and over. We saw Black Caviar winning this one last year, so it shows you just how much quality a horse needs to come out on top.

Many famous owners, trainers and jockeys want to win the Diamond Jubilee Stakes and this year’s race looks set to be a cracker.

Society Rock is being tipped as the current favourite with the bookmakers as Bet365 have odds of 9/2 on this horse coming out on top.

The six-year-old was last seen winning at York in what was his only race of the year and he could be the one to beat here. Society Rock was fifth in this race last year, but that experience could have done the horse the world of good.

Next in the betting is Gordon Lord Byron as he has odds of 10/1 with Sportingbet. This five-year-old needs a big run to come out on top as he was third behind Society Rock last time out.

He has shown he has quality in the past and is often in the places, but a massive performance is needed to win here.

Sea Siren is then being offered at 12/1 with Boylesports, with Hawkeyethenoo, Lethal Force and Shamexpress at 16/1 with BetVictor.

There are a whole list of contenders in this race and it is a tough one to call with so much talent on show, as well as a large field at the moment. The bookies do have good odds on a number of horses and the likes of Sole Power and George Vancouver could be decent value on your bets as both are at 25/1 with Coral.

George Vancouver comes from Aidan O’Brien’s yard and the Irishman also has Gale Force Ten, Cristoforo Colombo, Pedro Guest and Reply all involved in this one at the moment.

For us though, Society Rock is going to be tough to beat in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes as we feel as though his knowhow in this race could be vital.

He has shown this year that he is in decent form with a victory this campaign and should have plenty in his tank after running just once so far.

As mentioned, this is a race that is steeped in history and it certainly isn’t one you want to be missing on the final day of Royal Ascot.

Expect the packed crowed to make an electric atmosphere for this race that will last around 75 seconds.