Royal Ascot Wednesday

The second day of Royal Ascot traditionally takes place on a Wednesday, and is headlined by the Group 1 Prince of Wales's Stakes. The top level contest over a mile and a quarter features some of the best middle distance performers in training, and the most recent renewal was won by Crystal Ocean (2019). Meanwhile, the main supporting race is the Group 2  Duke of Cambridge Stakes.

We have all the latest betting information on the Royal Ascot Day 2 races, along with all the form guides and tips.


Royal Ascot Wednesday Race Cards

The opening race on the second day of the meeting is the Queen Mary Stakes, which is a Group 2 race for two-year-old fillies over five furlongs. The most memorable winner from recent years has to be the Wesley Ward-trained American raider Lady Aurelia, who showed remarkable speed to take the field apart by seven lengths in 2016.

The second race on the card is the Queen's Vase, a Group 2 contest for three-year-olds over a mile and six furlongs. The race regularly acts as a key indicator for the St Leger, and Kew Gardens was the last horse to win this and then follow up in the Doncaster classic in 2018.

As mentioned, the feature race is the Prince of Wales's Stakes, which is one of the most prestigious middle distance races in the European calendar, and horses regularly go on to contest the following month's Eclipse Stakes at Sandown Park.

Ascot Tips

The fourth race on the card if the Group 2 Duke of Cambridge Stakes, which is for fillies and mares aged four or older over a distance of a mile. Established in 2004, Sir Michael Stoute is the most successful trainer in the race with four wins; Favourable Terms (2004), Peeress (2005), Strawberrydaiquiri (2010) and Integral (2014)

Following the Duke of Cambridge Stakes is the hugely-competitive Royal Hunt Cup. Run over Ascot's straight mile with a maximum field of 30 runners, this has a tendency to turn into something of a cavalry charge, and is one of the bigger betting races during the week - with punters regularly landing a touch. 

Finally, the last race on day two of the Royal meeting is the Windsor Castle Stakes, a listed race for two-year-olds over five furlongs. This race is one of the trickiest puzzles of the meeting for punters to solve, and is regularly won by a big-priced runner.

Ascot Thursday
£20 Risk Free Bet
New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is €/£20. T&Cs apply. 18+
Bet £10 Get £30 in Free Bets
New customers using Promo Code P30 only, min £10/€10 stake, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 2 x £15/€15 (30 days expiry), free bet/payment method/player/country restrictions apply. T&C's apply, 18+
Welcome Offer
Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5 and 1x settled bet requirement to release Bet Credits. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&C's apply, 18+
Bet £5 Get £30
New Customers only. Deposit and place a £5 qualifying bet at odds of 2.00 or greater within 7 days of opening a new account; excludes cashed out bets. Receive 2x £10 Sports/Virtual Sports Free Bets, valid on set events only at odds 2.00 or greater, expires in 7 days, plus a £10 Casino Bonus, expires in 7 days. Wager the Casino Bonus 35x to withdraw winnings. Payment Cards only. Geographical Restrictions and T&Cs Apply. Please Gamble Responsibly
Bet £10 Get Up To £40 Free Bets
New 18+ UK customers only. Promo period from 00:00 01/06/20 and 23:59 21/06/20. Register using the promo code BETFRED40a, deposit and place first bet of £10 (Evens+) in one bet transaction. £30 in Free Bets credited within 10 hours of bet settlement and expire after 7 days. Additional £10 in Free Bets only credited if first bet doesn’t win. E-Wallet & Prepaid Card restrictions apply. SMS validation may be required. Full T&Cs Apply. 18+
Bet £10 & Get £30 Free Bets + £10 Casino Bonus
Minimum deposit of £10 using deposit code 30F - A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 placed on any sports market - Minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5) - Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days - Free bet stakes not included in returns - Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days • To withdraw bonus/related wins, wager bonus amount x40 within 14 days • Wagering req. vary by game • Withdrawal restrictions and Full T&C’s apply. 18+
£25 Bet Bundle
18+. UK Customers (Excluding NI) only. Cash stakes only. Min £10 stake required for initial £5 free bet. Min odds ½. Max £25 in free bets. Subsequent free bets equal 50% average of each 3 qualifying bets. 13 bets required to receive full £25 free bet. Qualifying bet must be placed within 30 days of opening account. Cashed out bets will not qualify towards your average stake. One free bet offer per customer, household or IP address only. Free bet expires after 7 days. Payment method restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.
Free £20 Exchange Bet
New customers only, bet up to €/£20 on the Exchange and if your first bet loses, we’ll refund you €/£20 in Cash. Bet must be placed in first 7 days of account opening. T&Cs apply, 18+
Up To £40 In Bonuses If Your First Bet Loses +£10 Casino Bonus
New customers only. 18+, Min deposit £10. Money back as bonus. Wagering requirements: Sportsbook 3x at min. odds of 1.40 (2/5), Casino 25x. Only one bonus can be used at a time, Sportsbook bonus must be wagered before using the Casino, unless the bonus has been forfeited. Bonus will expire after 7 days of opt-in.T&C's apply.