menu Free Bets

Guide to
Royal Ascot

2023 Racecard

The Commonwealth Cup was added to Royal Ascot in 2015 – it is a Group 1 open to horses aged three years and run over 6 furlongs.

ENTRY
FORM
SILKS HORSE
JOCKEY & TRAINER
AGE
WGT

A Group 1 over six furlongs, it is scheduled as the third race on day four of the meeting, which is the Friday, and provides three-year-old sprinters with an opportunity to race against their own age group at the highest level, instead of having to take on their elders in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes over the same course and distance. It is also the only Group 1 flat race in Great Britain exclusively for three-year-olds that allows geldings to compete.

So far, four different trainers and four different jockeys having added their names to the roll of honour. Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum has set himself apart from the other owners in the race, though. He won the inaugural renewal of the Commonwealth Cup with the Charlie Hills-trained Muhaarar in 2015, and added a second success courtesy of Eqtidaar, who beat 21 rivals – the biggest field yet for the race – when coming out on top for Sir Michael Stoute in 2018.

Quiet Reflection became the first filly to win the Commonwealth Cup in 2016, while the renewal won by Caravaggio 12 months later remains arguably the best in the race’s brief history. Admittedly, the Aidan O’Brien-trained winner failed to score again at the highest level, but the placed horses certainly did their bit for the form. The runner-up Harry Angel won both the July Cup and Sprint Cup later that season, while the third Blue Point proved better than ever when returning to Royal Ascot to win the King’s Stand Stakes in 2018.

Horse racing free bet offers

  • Get up to £50 back as cash if your first five bets lose

    Place 5x£10 Sportsbook bets on any Horse racing market at minimum odds of 2.0 (Evs), and get money back as a Free Bet if it loses. Max refund per qualifying bet is £10 (up to £50 in total). Only deposits made via Cards will be eligible for the promotion (Apple Pay excluded). T&Cs apply

    Place 5x£10 Sportsbook bets on any Horse racing market at minimum odds of 2.0 (Evs), and get money back as a Free Bet if it loses. Max refund per qualifying bet is £10 (up to £50 in total). Only deposits made via Cards will be eligible for the promotion (Apple Pay excluded). T&Cs apply

    Read Paddy Power Review →
  • Bet £10 on Racing, Get £30 in Free Bets

    Place a min £10 bet on Horse Racing on odds of min 1/2 (1.5), get £30 in Free Bets. Rewards valid for 30 days. Only deposits via cards will qualify. T&Cs apply. Please Gamble Responsibly

    Place a min £10 bet on Horse Racing on odds of min 1/2 (1.5), get £30 in Free Bets. Rewards valid for 30 days. Only deposits via cards will qualify. T&Cs apply. Please Gamble Responsibly

    Read Betfair Review →
  • Get £40 in bonuses when you stake £10

    New 18+ UK customers only. Register using the promo code WELCOME40, deposit and place first bet of £10+ on Sports (cumulative Evens+) within 7 days of registration. First bet must be on Sports. £30 in Free Bets and £10 in Free Spins (50x20p) credited within 10 hours of bet settlement. Free Bet stakes are not included in any returns. Bonuses have a 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS verification and/or Proof of I.D and address may be required. Full T&Cs apply.

    New 18+ UK customers only. Register using the promo code WELCOME40, deposit and place first bet of £10+ on Sports (cumulative Evens+) within 7 days of registration. First bet must be on Sports. £30 in Free Bets and £10 in Free Spins (50x20p) credited within 10 hours of bet settlement. Free Bet stakes are not included in any returns. Bonuses have a 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS verification and/or Proof of I.D and address may be required. Full T&Cs apply.

    Read Betfred Review →
See all free bet offers

ROYAL ASCOT 2024 COUNTDOWN

Days Hours Mins Secs

HORSE SEARCH

ROYAL ASCOT RACES 2023

Horse racing free bet offers

  • Get up to £50 back as cash if your first five bets lose

    Place 5x£10 Sportsbook bets on any Horse racing market at minimum odds of 2.0 (Evs), and get money back as a Free Bet if it loses. Max refund per qualifying bet is £10 (up to £50 in total). Only deposits made via Cards will be eligible for the promotion (Apple Pay excluded). T&Cs apply

    Read Paddy Power Review
  • Bet £10 on Racing, Get £30 in Free Bets

    Place a min £10 bet on Horse Racing on odds of min 1/2 (1.5), get £30 in Free Bets. Rewards valid for 30 days. Only deposits via cards will qualify. T&Cs apply. Please Gamble Responsibly

    Read Betfair Review
  • Get £40 in bonuses when you stake £10

    New 18+ UK customers only. Register using the promo code WELCOME40, deposit and place first bet of £10+ on Sports (cumulative Evens+) within 7 days of registration. First bet must be on Sports. £30 in Free Bets and £10 in Free Spins (50x20p) credited within 10 hours of bet settlement. Free Bet stakes are not included in any returns. Bonuses have a 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS verification and/or Proof of I.D and address may be required. Full T&Cs apply.

    Read Betfred Review
See all free bet offers

NEXT RACE SMART STATS

40% Mr Oliver Boyden's strike rate when riding a hurdle as their only ride at the meeting (rides WOLFSPEAR)
;