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2017 Prince Of Wales Stakes Betting Preview PT 2

The fact remains, however, that there are two other contenders who are trading at a very similar price and appear to be aimed towards this race. The savvy punters are likely going to be hanging onto the bulk of their wagering dollars to see which way the markets actually move on the day of the race itself on Wednesday.


The globetrotting Highland Reel deserves plenty of credit for his career over the past couple of years – literally seeming to compete on nearly every single continent and boasting plenty of ability on all types of ground. The Aidan O'Brien-trained contender comes into this race fresh off a victory in the Coronation Cup at Epsom.

The punters will be assuming that he's looking to avenge his uncharacteristically poor effort in the Dubai Sheema Classic, where he went to the lead early on and then faded badly – finishing dead last in seventh place. Prior to that race he finished second to Satono Crown in Hong Kong and that was just about six weeks after triumphing over 1m4f at Santa Anita in the Breeders' Cup Turf.

As it currently stands, Highland Real also boasts an entry for the Hardwicke Stakes but has been firmly pointed towards this one unless something really crazy happens or something goes awry in terms of his overall soundness.

You will find him priced anywhere between 9/4 and 6/1.

Ulysses is the other key contender amongst the top three all priced in a very similar bracket. You're looking at Sir Michael Stoute's horse coming into this one based off a seasonal debut at Sandown when he captured the Group 3 Gordon Richards Stakes. Prior to that, his last victory came when he took the Gordon Stakes (also a Group 3) at Goodwood back in July of 2016.

He appears to have forged a very good partnership with Frankie Dettori over the past few efforts but you have to assume tha he's going to have to step it up a bit this time out in order to really get the victory sorted.  

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