Prince Of Wales’s Stakes tips and runner-by-runner guide to Ascot 4.20 on Wednesday

A hot renewal takes centre stage on day two of Royal Ascot.

Bay Bridge and Adayar


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Bay Bridge, Adayar and My Prospero resume rivalries over course and distance in the feature race on day two of Royal Ascot 2023.

Sir Michael Stoute’s stable star beat the 2021 Epsom Derby winner and William Haggas runner by half a length in last year’s Champion Stakes and bids to gain compensation for a near miss in last season’s renewal of this contest.

Ballydoyle representative Luxembourg is the highest-rated runner, however, and could be the one they all need to beat after getting the better of Bay Bridge in the Tattersalls Gold Cup last time out. Multiple Group 3 winner Mostahdaf and American challenger Classic Causeway complete the field.

The latest Prince Of Wales’s Stakes odds are on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app, otherwise Timeform’s guide to the runners as well as betting tips from the racing boffins can be found below.


Prince Of Wales’s Stakes tips

Timeform: A high-class renewal, with preference for LUXEMBOURG to provide Aidan O’Brien with a fifth victory in the contest. The 4-y-o ran to a similar level as when winning the Irish Champion with a determined success in the Tattersalls Gold Cup last month, so he is taken to get the better of the 2021 Derby/King George winner Adayar. My Prospero is also respected with more to offer back up in trip.

Prince Of Wales’s Stakes runners


Trainer: Charlie Appleby Jockey: William Buick Age: 5 Weight: 9st 2lbs Draw: 3

Derby and King George winner in 2021 who was seen just twice last year, going down narrowly to Bay Bridge in Champion Stakes at this C&D on second occasion. Made comfortable winning return in rearranged Gordon Richards Stakes and can make bold bid for another top-level success.


Bay Bridge

Trainer: Sir Michael Stoute Jockey: Richard Kingscote Age: 5 Weight: 9st 2lbs Draw: 5

Unbeaten at 3 yrs and developed into a high-class performer last season, runner-up in this race before ending the campaign with victory in the Champion Stakes also over C&D. Stepped up on reappearance when second to Luxembourg in Tattersalls Gold Cup and any rain would help his chances.


Classic Causeway

Trainer: Kenneth G. McPeek Jockey: Julien R. Leparoux Age: 4 Weight: 9st 2lbs Draw: 4

Won on second start for current trainer in the Belmont Derby last summer, getting the better of Nations Pride, but hasn’t got his head in front again since. Only respectable fourth of 6 in Grade 3 Arlington Stakes at Churchill Downs last time and he looks to be up against it.



Trainer: Aidan O’Brien Jockey: Ryan Moore Age: 4 Weight: 9st 2lbs Draw: 1

Left reappearance run behind when recording a third success at the top level (one in each season to date) in Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh last month, making the running and proving very willing to see off the challenge of Bay Bridge. Can add another Group 1 victory to his tally.



Trainer: John & Thady Gosden Jockey: Jim Crowley Age: 5 Weight: 9st 2lbs Draw: 6

Won pair of Group 3s in 2022 but found testing conditions too much in the Arc on final start of the year. Back to best with an emphatic success in Group 3 Neom Turf Cup at King Abdulaziz in February, though not quite in the same form when fourth in Dubai Sheema Classic the following month.


My Prospero

Trainer: William Haggas Jockey: Tom Marquand Age: 4 Weight: 9st 2lbs Draw: 2

Won first 2 starts at 3 yrs before third in St James’s Palace at this meeting. Benefited from step up to 10f thereafter, following Group 2 victory in France with a fine third in the Champion Stakes. Encouraging reappearance in the Lockinge and return to this trip will suit.


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