Her Majesty the Queen is favourite to win the race named after her, the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, at Royal Randwick this Saturday with her horse Carlton House the $3.50 favourite at Sportingbet following Tuesday nights barrier draw for the feature race on day two of The Championships.
The Gai Waterhouse-trained Carlton House drew favourably in barrier five and is favourite in front of Silent Achiever ($4.50), It’s A Dundeel ($5.50) and Royal Descent ($8).
Carlton House was a $19 chance when Sportingbet.com.au opened its Queen Elizabeth Stakes market back in January.
“Plenty of our punters will be able to build their own palace should Carlton House salute on Saturday after getting on at those big odds some months ago,” Sportingbet.com.au’s Andrew Brown said.
Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2000m
Carlton House $3.50 (steady)
Silent Achiever $4.50 (steady)
It’s A Dundeel $5.50 (was $6)
Royal Descent $8 (was $7.50)
Sacred Falls $10 (steady)
Hawkspur $10 (steady)