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17 Jun 2022
Bets.com.au Staff 17 Jun 2022
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  • The Commonwealth Cup is the first Group One on day four of Royal Ascot
  • Perfect Power is the favourite ahead of El Cabello
  • Go Bears Go and Wings Of War are our two against the field
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Go Bears Go (near) beating Wings Of War (second right) at Ascot earlier this season. (Getty)
    Table Of Contents
  • 2022 Commonwealth Cup Odds
  • 2022 Commonwealth Cup Entries
  • 2022 Commonwealth Cup Tip 1 - Go Bears Go
  • 2022 Commonwealth Cup Tip 2 - Wings Of War
  • Commonwealth Cup FAQs

Day four at Royal Ascot features two excellent Group One races. The first is the newest top-level race of the meeting, the Commonwealth Cup, which is open only to three-year-olds and run over a trip of six furlongs.

Our preview for the 2022 Coomonwealth Cup is included.


2022 Commonwealth Cup Odds


Name
Odds
Perfect Power$4.80
El Cabello$6.50
Ehraz$7.00
Twilight Jet$8.00
Go Bears Go$9.00
Tiber Flow $11.00
Flaming Rib$13.00
Wings Of War$15.00
Others$21.00+

Odds courtesy of BetRight & correct at 3.50pm on 17/06/2022.


2022 Commonwealth Cup Entries


A two-time Group One winner as a juvenile, Perfect Power didn't see out the mile when seventh in the 2000 Guineas last time out. Richard Fahey's star is favourite to land another Group One as he returns to six furlongs, with Karl Burke's Sandy Lane Stakes winner, El Cabello sitting second in the market.

Go Bears Go could only finish fourth behind El Cabello last time out, but won the Commonwealth Cup Trial well on his reappearance. Mick O'Callaghan will be represented by Twilight Jet, and the recent Lacken Stakes winner has been heavily backed in recent days.

Timber Flow beat Ehraz in the Carnarvon Stakes last time out, and they could renew rivalries at Royal Ascot. US based trainer, Christophe Clement could be represented by the classy Slipsteam, who won the Palisades Stakes on his reappearance.

Fellow US trainer, Wesley Ward has Ruthin and Her World entered up. . Other likely runners include Sense Of Duty, Lusail, Wings Of War, Flaming Rib and Sacred Bridge.


2022 Commonwealth Cup Tip 1 - Go Bears Go


The Sandy Lane Stakes has proven to be a particularly strong trial for the Commonwealth Cup. 

Quiet Reflection won at Haydock before going on to score at Royal Ascot. The next three winners of the Sandy Lane finished second or third in the Commonwealth Cup. Last year's Sandy Lane Stakes saw Dragon Symbol - who was first past the post in the Commonwealth Cup - lose out narrowly to Rohaan, who followed up in the Wokingham at Royal Ascot.

Given that record, we have no problem backing two contenders who ran in that Group Two at Haydock, starting with GO BEARS GO.

David Loughnane's charge danced plenty of big dances at two, and bolted up in the Commonwealth Cup Trial here at Ascot on his reappearance. Rossa Ryan's mount stumbled badly leaving the stalls at Haydock last time out, so to finish a three-length fourth can be regarded as a mighty performance. 


2022 Commonwealth Cup Tip 2 - Wings Of War


After looking a little flat on his reappearance in the Commonwealth Cup Trial here at Ascot, Wings Of War bounced back to form with a cracking effort in the Sandy Lane Stakes, staying on for third after hitting traffic problems on a couple of occasions.

Wings Of War improved with each of his runs at two and there was a clear improvement between his first couple of outings this season. Clive Cox is no stranger to success in the Commonwealth Cup, having saddled the winner in 2020 and the runner-up three years previous.

He isn't in the class of a Golden Horn or a Harry Angel just yet, but he's certainly going in the right direction.


Commonwealth Cup FAQs

When is the Commonwealth Cup?

The 2022 Commonwealth Cup will be run on day four of Royal Ascot on Friday 17th June. This Group One is the second race on the card and is due to go off at 12.05am (AEST).

Who is the favourite for the Commonwealth Cup?

Richard Fahey's Greenham Stakes winner, Perfect Power is the 7/2 favourite for the 2022 Commonwealth Cup.

Where can I watch the Commonwealth Cup?

This Group One will be shown live on ITV Racing. If you want to watch this race on a mobile device, check out the Horse Racing Live Streaming page on our website.

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Verdict

Go Bears Go is a leading contender in this Group One and 10/1 is too good a price to turn down.

If Wings Of War has taken another step forward, so we'll also back Clive Cox's runner at a slightly longer price.

Best Bet: Go Bears Go Each Way @8/1 at Betright - 3 Units
Value Bet: Wings Of War Each Way @14/1 at Betright - 2 Units
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