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2012 Diamond Jubilee Stakes Preview: Likely Entries & Odds

Diamond Jubilee Stakes

Our horse racing preview of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Stakes will include a list of likely entries.

 

The 2012 Diamond Jubilee Stakes will be run at Ascot Racecourse over 6 furlongs on Saturday, June 23rd, and we wanted to take a second to preview the list of likely entries that seem probable to be in the gate at post time in Great Britain.  This turf race is open to horses 3 and older and there are already odds up on the race thanks to the horse racing minds at Bovada Sportsbook.

 

Black Caviar will be the massive favorite in the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Stakes field, but there are plenty of other likely entries that could steal the spotlight on race day.  Listed below are the Diamond Jubilee Stakes odds currently up, as well as a preview of every horse considered to be a potential entry into the 2012 field.  Bet on the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Bovada Sportsbook and receive a 100% cash bonus on top of your initial deposit that is good for up to $125 in free money!  Simply click on the link we provided in this article to claim your free money.

 

2012 Diamond Jubilee Stakes Preview – Likely Entries and Odds:

 

Black Caviar (1/3 odds) – The overwhelming Diamond Jubilee favorite has won all 20 career races and excels at 6 furlongs on turf.

 

Moonlight Cloud (7/1 odds) – The main contender to Black Caviar is fresh off a win in the Prix Du Palais Royal and should be in form in his 2nd race of 2012.

 

Bated Breath (10/1 odds) – Fresh off a win in the Temple Stakes, Bated Breath was 5th in the Diamond Jubilee last year and has beaten many of the likely entries into this year’s field.

 

Society Rock (10/1 odds) – He won the Diamond Jubilee Stakes in 2011 but has since looked in poor form while finishing worse than 6th in 3 of his last 4 races.

 

Krypton Factor (20/1 odds) – This horse has as much experience as any of the likely entries, and he’s taken a number of races in his career.  That being said, he’s never raced above grade 3’s and will be taking a step up in competition here.

 

Ortensia (25/1 odds) – This guy is short on experience but loaded with potential after winning the Al Quoz Sprint last time out.

 

Power (25/1 odds) – Was a beast at shorter races but then finished 17th in his first try at a mile in the English 2000 Guineas.  Now he’s back down to 6 furlongs where he belongs.

 

Wizz Kid (25/1 odds) – This potential spoiler is fresh off a win in the Prix du Gros-Chene; a race in which he’s won 2 years in a row.  Wizz Kid has shown improvement since switching jockeys over his last few races.

 

Pastoral Player (33/1 odds) – Has won his last 2 at a Heritage Handicap and at the Jury Stakes in a grade 3 effort.  He’ll be taking a nice step up in competition here.

 

Reply (40/1 odds) – Has finished 3rd behind Power and Crusade, respectively, in his last 2 races but showed plenty of promise as a 2 year old.

 

The Cheka (40/1 odds) – He’s finished in the top 3 in plenty of career races and has faced strong competition recently.  The Cheka is one of the older horses in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes field, but that doesn’t make him any less dangerous.

 

Amico Fritz (50/1 odds) – His only career win came in the Prix Maurice de Gheest back in 2010, and he’s finished no better than 6th in 6 tries since including in a run at the 2011 Diamond Jubilee.

 

Royal Rock (50/1 odds) – The Bengough Stakes winner has faced many of the Diamond Jubilee likely entries lately and has held his own but hasn’t finish better than 4th.

 

Sirius Prospect (66/1 odds) – This guy has the potential to succeed here but his form in 2012 has led him to 9th, 8th, and 10th place finishes in 3 tries.  If he is moving well in the days leading up to the Diamond Jubilee, you might get a nice price here.

 

Soul (80/1 odds) – Won the Danehill Stakes in his first try but has since looked poor in the Dubai Golden Shaheen and the Duke of York Stakes more recently.

 

After (100/1 odds) – Has never won at the graded level but has been in the mix in a number of talented fields.  He’s fresh off a 2nd place finish at 6 furlongs on turf in the Ballyogan Stakes.

 

Bannock (100/1 odds) – Bannock is very experienced but he has yet to reclaim his 2011 form after finishing 2nd in the Richmond Stakes and 3rd in the July Stakes.  He’s good, but might not be at the Diamond Jubilee level.

 

Bapak Chinta (100/1 odds) – Was impressive while winning the Maiden and Norfolk Stakes in 2011 but has finished 16th in the Middle Park Stakes and 9th in the Temple Stakes most recently.  Might be sitting on a big return effort.

 

Bogart (100/1 odds) – Won the Two-Year-Old Trophy last year but has finished behind other Diamond Jubilee likely entries in races since then while achieving no better than 4th in his last 3.

 

Crusade (100/1 odds) – Crusade won the Middle Park Stakes back in 2011 but has since finished 6th in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and 11th in the Greenland Stakes.  It will be interesting to see if he returns to form in the Diamond Jubilee.

 

Es Que Love (100/1 odds) – Has never won but seems to be improving after finishing 2nd in both the Sandy Lane Stakes and a Handicap at Newmarket recently.

 

Genki (100/1 odds) – This is the long shot for you if you value experience.  Unfortunately for Genki, he has finished better than 3rd in just 2 of his 16 career races against strong competition.

 

Helmet (100/1 odds) – This long shot in the Diamond Jubilee field can compete with the best in the sport when running well, but he’s finished 8th and 12th recently and might need a rest.

 

Hitchens (100/1 odds) –Another horse with a ton of experience, Hitchens has been in there against some top horses and has proven to belong.  That being said, his last win was on synthetics and he often wavers on form from race to race.

 

Invincible Ash (100/1 odds) – Won the Sapphire Stakes back in 2011 but has finished better than 3rd in just 2 of his last 11 since then.

 

Jimmy Styles (100/1 odds) – Has finished 2nd in 3 straight at the Cammidge Trophy, Abernant Stakes, and Greenlands Stakes.  He’s improving, but it might not be enough for the Diamond Jubilee field.

 

Lethal Force (100/1 odds) – He only has 4 career races but has faced some strong contenders and is fresh off a pair of money finishes in the Carnarvon and Sandy Lane Stakes.

 

Restiadargent (100/1 odds) – Won the Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte in late 2011 but has since finished 4th and 7th in 2 attempts at graded runs in 2012.

 

Vocational (200/1 odds) – This long shot was much better as a 2 year old and will be taking a large step up in competition after showing little against easier fields.

 

Wave (200/1 odds) – He might be a Diamond Jubilee long shot, but Wave is undefeated in his one career race when he broke his maiden at Dundalk.

 

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