Queen Elizabeth II Stakes 2022 Betting Preview
Despite the fact that many sporting events are still held in a limited format in a number of countries due to covid, and sports betting goes online, this does not affect the popularity of Horse Racing in the US and Europe. We usually follow US racing events such as The Belmont Stakes, but today we decided to review horse racing events in Australia and the UK.
Australia has a long and rich heritage of horse racing throughout the calendar year and the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes often brings the nation to a halt in April every year.
Taking place at the infamous Royal Randwick racecourse in Sydney, the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes has been a mainstay in the racing fraternity for generations.
With the inaugural race being run back in 1851, the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes is intrinsically linked with colonial Sydney and whilst its links to the UK have lessened over the years, it is still a hugely important race in Australia and beyond.
In 2022, there will be $4 million in the prize pot, making it one of the most lucrative horse races in both Australia and in Southern Hemisphere horse racing.
Ran over 2000m, timing is key in the race, with plenty of horses often going off too quickly, whilst others time their runs too late and leave themselves too much to do.
British seven year old Zaaki is currently heading up the betting, with a superb recent record over a mile and 2 furlongs in recent seasons.
Annabel Neesham is an experienced operator in the training department and a win at Royal Randwick in September 2021 suggests it is a horse with all the right credentials to win a race of this magnitude.
At +650, Zaaki is the current market leader – in what looks to be a very open race and it is certainly one of the horses to beat, reported racing experts from Horse.Bet.com.
The Godolphin training ring is one of the most notorious in the world of flat racing and once again they look to have a seriously handy horse on their hands in Anamoe. Currently only aged 3, it has impressed hugely on its first 11 outings for connections, winning 5 of them and it looks to have the perfect blend of youth and experience heading into the 2022 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes.
Priced at a rather tempting +800, Anamoe is a horse that represents value, and it could be one that moves significantly in the betting before race day.
New Zealand is a country that has an excellent horse racing heritage and they will be hoping to have another big race winner on their hands in 2022.
Verry Elleegant is an experienced 6 year old, with over 30 races in the legs and recent results suggest that he is starting to come of age at the elite level of racing down under.
Coming in at +900, bookmakers clearly feel the Kiwi horse has a very good chance of going all the way at the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes this year.
Home favouritism can often pay dividends in big races and Profondo will be backed to the hilt by the passionate punters at Royal Randwick.
Inexperience could be useful here too for the three year old, that has been very lightly raced but looks to have pace to burn.
At +1200, clearly Profondo has a lot to do but stranger things have happened in the history of the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes.
Another key Kiwi runner in the race is Western Empire, a 4 year old that has been expertly trained by Grant and Alana Williams.
Having only failed to place on one career outing, Western Empire is known for its ability to run on, and should things go its way, it is a horse that has a genuine chance at +1400.