Diamond Jubilee Stakes 2014: TV Schedule, Post Positions, Odds, Runners and More

Rory MarsdenFeatured ColumnistJune 20, 2014

ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 18:  A general view of race goers as they watch the Sandringham Handicap Stakes during day two of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 18, 2014 in Ascot, England.  (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images for Ascot Racecourse)
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After four days of high quality action at Royal Ascot 2014, the Diamond Jubilee Stakes represents the headline race of Saturday's final-day proceedings.

A gathering of the world's best sprinters, the race is a frantic dash for the finishing post over just six furlongs. 

The whole race takes place down the famous Ascot straight and the horses thunder home in front of what will be a packed grandstand on Saturday.

Last year's winner was 11-1 shot Lethal Force who saw off the likes of Society Rock and Krypton Factor to claim victory.

Sole Power won the King's Stand Stakes on Tuesday and has since been ruled out of also taking part on Saturday, per the Racing Post:

But there is still a fine field for the race with the betting suggesting there could be a handful of horses in with a shot. 

 

Date: Saturday, June 21

Time: 4:25 p.m. BST, 11.25 a.m. ET

TV Info: Live on Channel 4 (UK only)

Diamond Jubilee Stakes 2014
Post PositionHorseOdds
1Aljamaaheer5-1
2American Devil16-1
3Darwin25-1
4Es Que Love33-1
5Gordon Lord Byron9-1
6Hamza33-1
7Hawkeyethenoo40-1
8Intibaah33-1
9Jack Dexter20-1
10Lancelot Du Lac50-1
11Maarek12-1
12Medicean Man33-1
13Montiridge25-1
14Music Master33-1
15Pearl Secret12-1
16Sirius Prospect50-1
17Slade Power4-1
18Sole Powern/a
19Tawhid33-1
20Tropics20-1
21Viztoria20-1
22Astaire14-1
23Bahamian Heights100-1
24Due Diligence10-1
25Fountain Of Youth100-1
26Green Door66-1
27Guerre25-1
28Hot Streak10-1
Oddschecker.com

This Group One encounter contains a huge amount of quality and will no doubt be an absolutely barnstorming contest of sprinting ability.

Aljamaaheer is fancied in the betting—and apparently by many punters—to take a victory, per BetVictor, while Gordon Lord Byron and Hot Streak could also be in with a chance if their odds are to be believed.

Aljamaaheer won a Group Two mile-long race last year but has been returned to the sprint game with this particular challenge targeted for some time.

Edward Lynam's Sole Power will not take part but he is still in with a great chance of a winner, as he trains the favourite, Slade Power. 

ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 18: The Field in action during the Royal Hunt Cup on day two of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 18, 2014 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)
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After winning the Greenlands Stakes at Curragh last month, the five-year-old booked a place at Royal Ascot and is now fancied by many to win in Berkshire on Saturday.

Longer shots include Medicean Man, Guerre and Es Que Love, while the real outsiders who could bring in a huge return for any game punters if they manage to cause an upset are Bahamian Heights and Fountain of Youth.

The Diamond Jubilee Stakes represents the final Group One race of the world's most storied flat race meeting and it should provide a fitting finale.

The spectators will stream to Ascot in their thousands on Saturday and will look to be well entertained, and they certainly should be.