The UK is of course famed for its racecourses and anybody that has a keen interest in some of the major Group 1 races should make the effort to visit the Ascot racecourse during June of each year, for at meeting such as Royal Ascot they are going to be in for a fine display of flat racing at its very best.
Whilst each Group 1 race held at that racecourse is going to attract huge volumes of wagers from punters and race goers there are some races that are not really up there with the best of them, one being the often overlooked Commonwealth Cup.
That is a race in which 3 year olds are going to be battling for glory and as such there will always be some results that go the way of the bookies with the lesser fancied horses winning, but that does of course mean punters with an eye for racing can often win big.
Much more so if they have backed the horse they fancy long in advance of the race being run, and to do just that it is on the long term ante post betting markets that punters should be looking for value when they do fancy betting on that race.
Past Winners of the Coronation Cup
As this race was only inaugurated back in 2015 there are not many past winners of it obviously, however I will quickly run through the winners and their jockeys and also give you the names of the trainers that have won it since 2015.
The 2015 winner was Muhaarar ridden by Dane O’Neill trained by Charles Hills and owned by Hamdan Al Maktoum, the following year it was the turn of Quiet Reflection ridden by Dougie Costello that won the race.
Moving onto 2017 the winner was Caravaggio ridden by the vastly experienced jockey Ryan Moore and trained by the equally experienced Aidan O’Brien and then in 2018 it was Eqtidaar ridden by Jim Crowley and trained by Michael Stoute that took the spoils.
Coronation Cup Facts and Figures
A few little facts and figures about this race that you may be interested to learn about include the distance which is 6f or 1,207 metres for all you punters that are using metric measurements.
It is a turf race and is run over a straight course, and as such there is often a decision to be made by jockeys as to which side of the course to take or whether to bolt up along the centre of the track.
This is a race for 3 year olds and one which jockeys must carry 9 stone 3 lb however there is a 3 lb allowance made for fillies along with a 10 lb allowance made for all S. Hemisphere horses.
One thing worth noting is that each of our featured betting site are going to be offering odds on that race and will also be offering ante post odds too, which is where you are going to find the best betting value more often than not!