When is the King George VI 2022? Ascot date, start time, runners and betting

Can the Classic generation beat their elders in the next big Group 1?


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The quality action continues in July with the leading mile-and-a-half horses set to test their mettle in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot.

It’s a race that pits the Classic generation against their elders and it backs up the prestige in financial terms with the winning connections set to take home an incredible £708,875.


Adayar scored in last year’s renewal but the 2021 Epsom Derby hero will not be back to defend his crown after being scratched by trainer Charlie Appleby as his long-awaited seasonal reappearance continues to be delayed.

You’ll find all the key details about the King George VI 2022 including the date, start time, runners and riders, and Paddy Power’s betting odds below.

King George VI 2022 date and start time

The King George VI 2022 is scheduled to be run on Saturday, July 23 at 3.35pm. It is the fourth race on the afternoon’s card at Ascot.

King George VI 2022 runners and riders

Six runners have been declared for the King George VI 2022. Westover and Emily Upjohn are in receipt of 11lbs due to the weight-for-age allowance, while the latter takes off a further 3lbs for fillies and mares. All the horses bar Emily Upjohn have previously scored at Group 1 level including last year’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Torquator Tasso, who is set to make his debut in the UK.

Broome (Ryan Moore)
Mishriff (James Doyle)
Pyledriver (PJ McDonald)
Torquator Tasso (Rene Piechulek)
Westover (Colin Keane)
Emily Upjohn (Frankie Dettori)

King George VI 2022 odds

You can run the rule over Paddy Power’s latest prices for the King George VI 2022 on our snazzy widgets below and the market in full on the Paddy Power website.

Epsom Derby third Westover heads the betting after the winner on that day, Desert Crown, was ruled out due to a foot niggle. Colin Keane will be on board after piloting the favourite to a resounding success in last month’s Irish Derby at the Curragh.

Emily Upjohn is the only filly in the pack following an unlucky short head defeat in the Epsom Oaks having lost a number of lengths when stumbling out of the starting gates. She has been rerouted to this after a flight cancellation forced her to miss last weekend’s Irish Oaks.

Next in the betting is Mishriff, the emphatic winner of last season’s Juddmonte International, who looked back to his best when going down by a neck to French Derby hero Vadeni in the Coral-Eclipse at the start of the month.

Torquator Tasso, the shock winner of last year’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, is also prominent after warming up for this test with a comfortable success in the Grosser Hansa-Preis.

Broome impressively scored in last month’s Hardwicke Stakes over course and distance but Aidan O’Brien’s experienced runner is among the outsiders in our market.

Pyledriver scored the biggest win of his career to date when landing last year’s Coronation Cup and warmed up for this by finishing second in last month’s renewal at Epsom. Jockey Frankie Dettori rides Emily Upjohn instead.

Paddy Power spokesman Paul Binfield said: “It’s not one way traffic for Westover who is steady and we’ve also laid both the rerouted Emily Upjohn and Mishriff who ran better in this year’s Eclipse than last season when going on to finish runner-up to Adayar in the King George.”

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