Royal Ascot 2018: Royal Hunt Cup Preview, Betting And Tips


THE Royal Hunt Cup is the penultimate race on day two of Royal Ascot and we’ve got all the latest news, views and top tips ahead of this year’s renewal.

To get you in the mood for the contest – here’s a run-down of the race.

Getty Images – Getty Zhui Feng could attempt a repeat success this year

When is the Royal Hunt Cup, what TV channel is it on, what’s the distance and which sort of horses can enter?

The 2018 Royal Hunt Cup will take place on Wednesday, June 20 at 5.00pm and will be live on ITV.

It’s a handicap run over one mile open to three-year-olds and above.

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What are the latest odds for this year’s race?

Afaak, winner of the Hambleton handicap, heads the market at 12-1. Lord Glitters and Pouvoir Magique are also near the top of the betting at around the same price.

Previous Royal Hunt Cup winners

2017 – Zhui Feng 2016 –  Portage 2015 – GM Hopkins 2014- Field Of Dream 2013 – Belgian Bill 2012 – Prince Of Johanne 2011 – Julienas 2010 – Invisible Man 2009 – Forgotten Voice 2008 – Mr Aviator 2007 – Royal Oath

Who won the race last year?

Zhui Feng made all in last year’s renewal to win in good style. Second went to Blair House, third was Tashweeq, and fourth was Ballet Concerto.

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