THE Britannia Stakes is the fifth race on day three of Royal Ascot and we’ve got all the latest news, views and top tips ahead of this year’s renewal.

To get you in the mood for the contest – here’s a run-down of the race.

 Bless Him (left) powers to victory in last year's Britannia Stakes

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Bless Him (left) powers to victory in last year’s Britannia Stakes

When is the Britannia Stakes, what TV channel is it on, what’s the distance and which sort of horses can enter?

The 2018 Britannia Stakes will take place on Thursday, June 21 at 5.00pm and will be live on ITV.

It’s a handicap run over one mile open to three-year-old colts and geldings.

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What are the latest odds for this year’s race?

Check back here soon for all the latest odds on the Britannia Stakes.

Previous Britannia Stakes winners

  • 2017 – Bless Him
  • 2016 –  Defrocked
  • 2015 – War Envoy
  • 2014- Born In Bombay
  • 2013 – Roca Tumu
  • 2012 – Fast Or Free
  • 2011 – Sagramor
  • 2010 – Ransom Note
  • 2009 – Fareer
  • 2008 – Fifteen Love
  • 2007 – Eddie Jock

Who won the race last year?

Bless Him (25-1) won the race last year under Jamie Spencer. Ronald R (16-1) was a close second, with Tricorn (14-1) third. Fourth spot went to Indian Dandy (25-1).

Which jockeys, horses and trainers have won the Gold Cup the most? 

Leading jockey Jamie Spencer has won the race four times. Trainer John Gosden has won the race three times.

What are the top tips for the race? 

That’s a very good question! Tips for the race will appear here as soon as we have them from the likes of Templegate and Matt Chapman.

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