Royal Ascot: Join Coral for 33/1 Crystal Ocean in the Hardwicke Stakes

While the main social element to Royal Ascot ends on Thursday with Ladies Day and the Gold Cup taking place, there are plenty of top class renewals still to look forward to. On Saturday, the Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes goes off and there are busy betting markets for this one mile three furlong test for horses aged four years and above.

Sir Michael Stoute’s Crystal Ocean is a clear odds on favourite for this one but new customers to Coral can improve on those standard market numbers quite considerably and get 33/1 if he justifies those odds and wins* this race.

*18+. New UK+IRE customers only. Certain deposit types and cash out excluded. Winning bets paid in cash at normal price. Enhanced odds paid in £5 free bets credited within 24 hours, valid for 4 days, stake not returned. Losing £5 free bet excludes Coral Connect customers. T&Cs Apply.

Market Options

Crystal Ocean leads the betting by some margin and can currently be backed for the Hardwicke Stakes at 4/6 with Sun Bets and 888Sport. That price leaves a significant gap to the second favourite, Idaho, which is a general 5/1 shot but out at a top price of 7/1 with Betway.

The form of the favourite looks strong and while we’ve seen some upsets at the Ascot meeting already, this promo offers a big price lift on those market options so it makes sense to look at things in greater detail.

Signing On

You can only proceed with this offer if you do not have any dealings with Coral right now and if that’s the case you can cross from here to sign up for a new account. This is a fast and simple process that only requires some basic information and you can expect to be confirmed as a new account holder within 5 minutes or so.

Once that part is complete, you should be taken straight to the cashier where it’s time to add some funds to cover the opening bet. There is a minimum deposit set by this promotion at £5.00 and we suggest that you use either a debit or credit card to cover this amount as the eWallet providers Skrill, Neteller and PaySafe are specifically excluded from this offer and you won’t be able to proceed if you attempt to use them.

Choose your preferred card, add £5.00 or more and you can then move straight on to the next phase.

Betting and Getting Paid Out

Crystal Ocean

Using a card also means that your money should clear instantly and you can then move forward to make the qualifying bet. To do this, stake the fixed sum of £1.00 on Crystal Ocean to win the Hardwicke Stakes at Ascot on Saturday June 23, 2018.

Wait for the race to unfold and if you’ve called a winner, payment will work in the following way:

Profits are paid in two parts so initially, you should expect a return to come back as a cash payment, linked to Coral’s standard market price for a Crystal Ocean victory. This would be scheduled to appear in your account shortly after the race finishes and the result is confirmed.

The remainder of that 33/1 price boost will then come back to you  as a series of free bet tokens which will arrive within 24 hours. You then have up to 4 days to use those tokens before they expire but there is a possible consolation with this offer.

If Crystal Ocean doesn’t win the Hardwicke Stakes this Saturday, a free bet token worth £5.00 will come your way with that same 4 day limit and while that concludes a full summary of the main points, you can check all terms and conditions over on the Coral offers page.

Form Guide

Sir Michael Stoute’s Crystal Ocean has four wins in eight races to date and he hasn’t been placed outside of the top three in that time. Three of those wins have come in his last four outings and with two straight victories coming into Saturday’s race, current form is particularly encouraging.

While this isn’t a guaranteed bet, Coral have given us a really generous price boost on the favourite here and if you were happy to get behind Crystal Ocean for Saturday’s Hardwicke Stakes, those enhanced odds of 33/1 are unlikely to be beaten.