The King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (sponsored by betfair) is the country’s most valuable all ages championship race with £1 million up for grabs, so we should expect a highly competitive race. There has been a glut of ante-post money for the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Workforce. Priced at even money with bet365 and others, jockey Ryan Moore could have landed quite a ride. The 3-year-old impressed last month at the Derby at Epsom with Moore on board, staying on well to secure victory and breaking the track record in the process.
It is very possible Workforce may drift a little as punters wade in to the field looking for value, so be sure to take advantage of the Best Odds Guaranteed bonuses with bet365 and Victor Chandler.
With Stan James, Paddy Power and others paying ¼ odds for a top three finish, it is worth looking further than Workforce to find the real value. Daryakana – with Gerald Mosse in the saddle – looks a decent each way prospect at 16/1 with Blue Square. Another fine horse from the Aga Khan’s stables, it came third in each of its last two outings and won the Hong Kong Vase last December.
Another tempter priced at 16/1 (Sportingbet) that might score a surprise win is the John Gosden-trained Dar Re Mi. Its most impressive run of late was back in March when it came 1st in a robust field in the Group 1 Dubai Sheema Classic. Coming 4th last time out in its only other race this year, there is a possibility Gosden has been gearing the 5-year-old for the bigger races. And they don’t come much bigger than the ‘King George’.