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Royal Hunt Cup Tips - Royal Ascot 2020

Race 5, 3:35, Royal Hunt Cup Tips & Odds

The Royal Hunt Cup Tips 2020

Best Royal Hunt Cup betting tips by Stephen Harris – Day 2, 3:35 PM

Bets Horse Odds Bookmaker Royal Hunt Cup Tips
#1 Kynren Read Preview here
#2 Alrajaa Read Preview here

Odds may differ to current odds. Odds listed as at 8am 17th June 2020

Stephen Harris’ Royal Hunt Cup Preview

A real cavalry charge as a maximum field of thirty runners storm up the straight mile in one of the most competitive handicaps of the week (draw bias can often be a big factor, with high numbers favoured last year). The contest is open to three year olds and upwards, with prize money of £175,000 always making this a hotly contested prize, and the top yards often lay out their runners to peak for this day.


Royal Hunt Cup 2020 Trends

  1. Only 5 of the last 18 favourites have run a place
  2. 11 of the last 18 winners had previously raced at Ascot
  3. 13 of the last 18 winners did not win their previous race

Royal Hunt Cup Tips 2020

Kynren, Royal Hunt Cup Tip #1

Most of David Barron’s runners have been in need of a run so far this season, and this top class handicapper shaped that way behind Space Blues at Haydock on his return. He never landed a blow there from rear, but the outing should have put him spot on fitnesswise and he has a fantastic record over the straight mile at this track (unlucky fifth when sent off favourite for this race in 2019).

Tip Horse Odds Bookmaker Bet
#1 Kynren BET

Odds may differ to current odds. Odds listed as at 8am 17th June 2020


Alrajaa, Royal Hunt Cup Tip #2

John Gosden’s prolific handicapper shot up from 82 to a mark of 100 in 2019, winning four on the bounce and improving in leaps and bounds for more racing experience. He returns here off a mark of 109 with topweight in a very competitive handicap, but seems sure to be fully fit and a bold bid is on the cards under Jim Crowley.

Tip Horse Odds Bookmaker Bet
#2 Alrajaa BET

Odds may differ to current odds. Odds listed as at 8am 17th June 2020


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Royal Hunt Cup Winners

A top class handicap with a long history dating back to 1843 (where it was run over a slightly shorter trip and on the round course). The switch to the straight mile happened in 1956, and this is always one of the biggest betting heats of the week (both ante-post and on the day with punters faced with a maximum thirty runner field). Charlie Hills Afaak sprang a 20/1 surprise in the 2019 renewal, getting up close home in a race where those drawn highest seemed at a big advantage.

Last 5 Royal Hunt Cup Winners

Year Horses Jockey Trainer
2019 Afaak J Crowley C Hills
2018 Settle for Bay B Lee D Marnane
2017 Zhui Feng M Dwyer A Perrett
2016 Portage J Doyle M Halford
2015 GM Hopkins R Moore J Gosden

Royal Hunt Cup 2020 Race Conditions

Race Information
Location Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, Berkshire England
Race Type Flat
Distance 1m
Age 3 yo+

Royal Ascot Day 2 Racecards

Time Day 2 Racecards
1:15 Silver Royal Hunt Cup Handicap Tips 2020
1:50 Hampton Court Stakes Tips 2020
2:25 King George V Handicap Tips 2020
3:00 Prince of Wales Stakes Tips 2020
3:35 Royal Hunt Cup Handicap Tips 2020
4:10 Windsor Castle Stakes Tips 2020
4:40 Copper Horse Handicap Tips 2020

FAQs about the Royal Hunt Cup race

Who will win the Royal Hunt Cup?

Our Horse racing expert Stephen Harris’ favourite for the Royal Hunt Cup is Kynren. We encourage you to read his race preview to find out why Stephen has picked this horse.

What time is the Royal Hunt Cup race?

The Royal Hunt Cup is the fifth race of the Royal Ascot Day 2. The race start is scheduled for 3:35 PM.

What day is the Royal Hunt Cup race at Royal Ascot festival 2020?

The Royal Hunt Cup race will take place on the second day of the Royal Ascot Festival, Wednesday 17th of June.

Who won the Royal Hunt Cup last year?

The last Royal Hunt Cup winner was Afaak.

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