Her Maj feeling Blue at Royal Ascot? – Hat betting to smash records

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AFTER HER disappointment at Epsom, bookies Ladbrokes think The Queen might be feeling blue at the racecourse again at Royal Ascot.

And following a year of royal-mania the firm expect record sums to be staked on one of the most popular novelty bets of all time with a blue hat the early 3/1 favourite.

It’s 4/1 she opts for a peach coloured hat, with pink (the choice at Epsom) a less likely 10/1 chance.

Those looking to back a hat colour at a big price can plump for grey and silver (both 33/1), gold (66/1) and black (100/1)

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “The Queen’s hat is always the subject of a mass public gamble at Ascot. The Royal frenzy this year means we’re expecting more money to be staked than ever!

“Blue & peach are the early favourites. We can’t rule out yellow despite the wedding and pink might be bad luck!”

Ladbrokes latest betting

What colour hat will the Queen wear to Royal Ascot on Ladies day? (Thursday 16th )

Blue – 3/1
Peach – 4/1
Yellow – 5/1
Purple – 6/1
Green – 6/1
White/Cream – 8/1
Pink – 10/1
Red – 20/1
Orange – 20/1
Brown – 33/1
Grey – 33/1
Silver – 33/1
Gold – 66/1
Black – 100/1

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.