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This is the Ascot betting tips page with all the useful Ascot Racecourse facts to assist you with your tipping and Ascot betting. For other meetings, today, see our main horse racing tips page.

If you are looking for content for the big meeting at the track in June, see our designated Royal Ascot Tips page.

The OLBG Army of Tipsters will be providing their best bets for this event.
In the meantime check out the content below for more information about betting on this event.

Ascot Racecourse Guide

Ascot in Berkshire is one of the top Flat and National Hunt tracks in the UK. For 5 days in June, it showcases Royal Ascot, with the Queen and Royal Family in attendance. The best flat horses from around the globe compete in 8 Group 1 races, with daily prize money of over 1 million pounds.

There are 18 days of flat racing from May to mid-October and 8 National Hunt days from the beginning of November through to the end of March. As a Grade 1 track, it attracts top-quality horses which leads to competitive fields at most meetings throughout the year.

Although right-handed and generally flat, Ascot stages high-quality national hunt racing with plenty of Cheltenham (left-handed and undulating) festival pointers and clues on show throughout the build-up to March. The fences are stiff and need plenty of jumping, fencing errors will be exposed as will the stamina limitations as Ascot takes some 'getting'.

Flat Highlights at the course: Royal Ascot (June), King George Weekend (July) which includes both the International Stakes and King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes, The Shergar Cup (August), QIPCO British Champions Day (Oct). The Victoria Cup which takes place in May is one of the big handicaps on the flat.

National Hunt Highlights: The Christmas meeting features the Grade 1 Long Walk Hurdle and just before that in November we have the Ascot Hurdle, an important early-season hurdle. The Clarence House Chase Day in January also features the formally sponsored OLBG Mares Hurdle won by high-quality horses like Vroum Vroum Mag in the past and there is the Ascot Chase Day in February which also features the Swinley Chase which is a Premier Handicap.

There are plenty of decent handicaps over the jumps too with both the Ascot Silver Cup and the Betfair Exchange Trophy featuring on the same day as the Long Walk Hurdle in December as well as the London Gold Cup which takes place in late October.

TV Channel: Sky Sports Racing

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* All statistics below are based on the previous five years at Ascot

Ascot Outright Favourite Statistics

  • Flat Handicaps: 86-277 (31%) +27.92
  • Flat Non-Handicaps: 19-55 (35%) -12.13
  • Handicap Chases: 20-68 (29%) -0.39
  • Handicap Hurdles: 22-54 (41%) +23.67
  • Non-Handicap Chases: 13-32 (41%) -7.33
  • Non-Handicap Hurdles: 26-56 (46%) +1.48

Ascot Racecourse Map

Right-Handed track, race distances up to one mile on the flat are run on the straight course.

The fences on the chase course are considered stiff and a true test for even the most experienced chasers, there is a slight climb to the line emphasising the need for plenty of stamina.

Ascot Racecourse Address: High St, Ascot SL5 7JX

Ascot Racecourse Telephone Number: 0344 346 3000

To buy tickets for a race day at Ascot, head over to their official ticket booking webpage.

Ascot Flat Racecourse Map
Ascot Flat Racecourse Map
Ascot National Hunt Racecourse Map
Ascot National Hunt Racecourse Map

Ascot Draw Bias

If you want the most profitable stall at Ascot then you need to look at races over 1m and focus on stall 4 as this has produced an LSP of +88.92 over the last five years. With an LSP of -78.25, the most unsuccessful stall at Ascot is stall 7 when backing runners over a trip of 6f over the last five years.

Here we have the draw bias for Ascot taken into consideration races with ten or more runners, we will break down the figures by race distance, draws can be much more important over the shorter trips in which runners do not have time to find their position during the race meaning the draw is probably more important than the races over longer distances.

  • Sprints (5f to 7½f)
  • Mile (1m to 1m1½f)
  • Middle Distance (1m2f to 1m5½f)

The following table shows a breakdown over a group of trips and shows how each position of the draw does, for example in a twelve-runner race would be Low (Stalls 1-4), Mid (Stalls 5-8) and High (Stalls 9-12), the positions will always be lowest stall number to highest.

Ascot Jockey and Trainer Statistics (Flat)

Who are the best flat jockeys and trainers to bet on at Ascot?

J H M Gosden is the leading trainer here at Ascot with forty-four winners but you would have recorded a loss if you backed all of their runners whilst following Richard Hannon (Jnr) would have returned the most winners (nineteen) from a profitable trainer. When looking at trainers and looking for some eachway value at Ascot then the trainer who shows the best eachway profit is C G Cox, whose LSP is +52.15 which has been accumulated by a total of thirty-eight placings which includes fifteen winners. A total of twenty-two winners from two hundred twenty-seven runners at Ascot has A P O'Brien at the wrong end of the trainers' list with their 10% strike rate and worst LSP of -98.14.

With a total number of thirty-eight winners at Ascot, L Dettori leads the way for winners from jockeys who have shown a profit (+2.92) for all of their rides at Ascot. With an eachway LSP of +78.07 at Ascot, Rossa Ryan leads the jockeys in profit for backing eachway which has been helped by their thirty-three placings which include a total of thirteen winners. With an LSP of -91.25 at Ascot, Silvestre De Sousa heads the list for worst jockeys at this course, which is a result of six winners from one hundred forty-one rides which is a strike rate of 4%.

Ascot Picks & Hints

Here are some factors at Ascot for certain trainers or jockeys which have been profitable:

  • 5-9 (56%) +13.67 - Backing J H M Gosden runners when in a Maiden race

Ascot Top Jockey and Trainer Combinations

Here are the best trainer and jockey combinations here at Ascot based on the number of winners:

  • 24 Wins: J H M Gosden & L Dettori
  • 18 Wins: A P O'Brien & Ryan Moore
  • 11 Wins: Charlie Appleby & William Buick
  • 11 Wins: A M Balding & Oisin Murphy
  • 10 Wins: C G Cox & Adam Kirby

Ascot Top Trainers By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

Richard Hannon (Jnr)276-19-61+14.32-5.51
C G Cox147-15-38+105.51+52.15
Charles Hills114-13-24+79.22+21.15
K R Burke85-11-24+29.76+12.80
Eve Johnson Houghton79-10-24+6.70-0.32
Charlie Fellowes84-9-25+73.00+42.40
D O'Meara161-8-30+4.83-3.59
W R Muir46-8-14+40.75+28.61
Owen Burrows40-8-17+23.46+12.62
Ian Williams103-7-25+26.38+23.51

Ascot Top Jockeys By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

L Dettori206-38-83+2.92-24.23
Hollie Doyle156-18-40+63.96+16.38
Daniel Tudhope149-16-40+46.50+24.36
Adam Kirby148-15-37+111.12+50.54
Rossa Ryan110-13-33+146.00+78.07
Saffie Osborne73-12-21+24.58+13.09
Jason Watson95-9-12+63.38+11.65
Hayley Turner86-9-24+18.50+11.94
N Callan48-9-15+79.83+42.30
Jamie Spencer122-7-30+39.25+12.30

Ascot Jockey and Trainer Statistics (NH)

Who are the best national hunt jockeys and trainers to bet on at Ascot?

Focusing only on trainers who show a profit when backing all of their runners, top of the pile at Ascot for the number of winners is P F Nicholls who has produced a total of thirty-five winners in return for an LSP of +26.97. If you are looking for a trainer to follow in the eachway market then it is H Morrison who leads the way at Ascot, they have had a total of five placings which includes four winners over the previous five for an eachway LSP of +14.64. A total of ten winners from one hundred fourteen runners at Ascot has G L Moore at the wrong end of the trainers' list with their 9% strike rate and worst LSP of -48.40.

Harry Cobden has produced a total of twenty-six winners at Ascot racecourse and with an LSP of +3.66, they top the winner's list for jockeys who also show a profit. With an eachway LSP of +24.87 at Ascot, David Bass leads the jockeys in profit for backing eachway which has been helped by their twenty-three placings which include a total of ten winners. Daryl Jacob does not have a great record at Ascot, their LSP of -39.00 has them stone dead bottom of the jockeys' list, which has come from zero winners from thirty-nine rides which is a 0% strike rate.

Ascot Picks & Hints

Here are some factors at Ascot for certain trainers or jockeys which have been profitable:

  • 7-11 (64%) +17.00 - Backing Charlie Deutsch rides when on horses aged 6yo
  • 5-11 (45%) +14.33 - Backing P J Hobbs runners when horses are aged 5yo

Ascot Top Jockey and Trainer Combinations

Here are the best trainer and jockey combinations here at Ascot based on the number of winners:

  • 22 Wins: P F Nicholls & Harry Cobden
  • 19 Wins: N J Henderson & Nico Boinville
  • 12 Wins: Miss Venetia Williams & Charlie Deutsch
  • 11 Wins: Daniel Skelton & Harry Skelton
  • 8 Wins: K C Bailey & David Bass

Ascot Top Trainers By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

P F Nicholls190-35-68+26.97+7.12
Miss Venetia Williams55-13-19+24.25+6.37
K C Bailey39-8-20+0.26+6.20
A J Honeyball37-5-13+8.58+2.32
Sam Thomas14-5-9+5.45+4.74
J Scott16-4-7+10.50+3.73
H Morrison8-4-5+29.25+14.64
Ben Pauling40-3-13+2.08-1.02
H D Daly12-3-6+20.50+8.10
Ian Williams19-2-3+8.00-0.10

Ascot Top Jockeys By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

Harry Cobden123-26-46+3.66-6.36
Charlie Deutsch51-16-20+44.45+13.22
Harry Skelton62-11-29+5.41+7.80
David Bass46-10-23+33.26+24.87
Jamie Moore59-9-17+1.65-10.67
A P Heskin14-7-8+12.38+3.45
Tom Scudamore28-5-9+6.50+3.21
Bryony Frost30-4-10+4.23-2.22
T J O'Brien29-3-10+4.83-0.73
R P McLernon26-3-12+11.50+11.00

Ascot Shergar Cup Preview & Trend Blogs

The 2024 Shergar Cup will take place on the 11th of August with four teams looking to be crowned winners. The Girl's win in 2023 was their third in the last five Shergar Cups and Hollie Doyle scooped the Silver Saddle also, the award has gone to the girls in four of the last five meetings.

The teams for 2024 will be announced closer to the race day, these were the teams in 2023:


  • Hayley Turner (c)
  • Hollie Doyle
  • Saffie Osborne

Rest of the World

  • Joao Moreira (c)
  • Matthew Chadwick
  • Kazuo Yokoyama

Great Britain

  • Luke Morris (c)
  • Tom Marquand
  • Declan McDonogh


  • Frankie Dettori (c)
  • Thore Hammer Hansen
  • Olivier Peslier

How does the Shergar Cup work? There are six races in which each team will have two or three riders and points are given based on where they finish. The first five home will receive points, the winners getting 15, the runners-up 10, the third gets 7, the fourth gets 5 and finally, the fifth gets 3 points.

Each race has a limit of ten runners with two reserves and the team with the most points after the six races is crowned winner, the jockey who racks up the most points over the six races receives the 'Silver Saddle' award.

Race2023 WinnerInfo
13:35 Ascot
Shergar Cup Dash
Rogue Lightning (IRE)
3yo - 9/1
Tom Clover
Kazuo Yokoyama (ROW)
14:10 Ascot
Shergar Cup Stayers
The Very Man (IRE)
9yo - 9/4
Mrs John Harrington
Hollie Doyle (Girls)
14:45 Ascot
Shergar Cup Challenge
Scampi (GB)
5yo - 11/2
Andrew Balding
Saffie Osborne (Girls)
15:20 Ascot
Shergar Cup Mile
Perotto (GB)
5yo - 100/30
Roger Varian
Thore Hammer Hansen (EUR)
15:55 Ascot
Shergar Cup Classic
Regal Empire (IRE)
3yo - 13/2
James Tate
Hollie Doyle (Girls)
16:30 Ascot
Shergar Cup Sprint
Dark Trooper (IRE)
3yo - 7/2
Ed Walker
Saffie Osborne (Girls)

As previously mentioned, the 'Silver Saddle' award goes to the jockey who accumulates the most points over the six races, here are some of the previous winners.

  • 2023 - Hollie Doyle (Girls) - 48 Points
  • 2022 - Neil Callan (GB & Ireland) - 50 Points
  • 2021 - Nicola Currie (Girls) - 47 Points
  • 2019 - Hayley Turner (Girls) - 40 Points
  • 2018 - Hayley Turner (Girls) - 39 Points

British Champions Day Preview & Trend Blogs

As well as our British Champion Series Blog which details trainer and jockey records in each of the series as well as who has won which races this season in the Champions Series, we also have blogs available for each race on Champions Day.

Champions Day races for Saturday 19th October 2024

Race2023 WinnerInfo
13:15 Ascot
British Champions Long Distance Cup
Trawlerman (IRE)
5yo - 9/1
John & Thady Gosden
Frankie Dettori
13:50 Ascot
British Champions Sprint Stakes
Art Power (IRE)
6yo - 40/1
Tim Easterby
David Allan
14:25 Ascot
British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes
Poptronic (GB)
4yo - 22/1
K R Burke
Sam James
15:05 Ascot
Queen Elizabeth II Stakes
Big Rock (FR)
3yo - 5/1
Christopher Head
Aurelien Lemaitre
15:45 Ascot
British Champion Stakes
King Of Steel (USA)
3yo - 3/1
Roger Varian
Frankie Dettori
16:25 Ascot
Balmoral Handicap
The Gatekeeper (IRE)
4yo - 25/1
Charlie Johnston
Joe Fanning

With a huge combined experience of horse racing between them, this content has been created and is maintained by Darren Brett, James Banting and Andy Powell. All of the data for Ascot Racecourse which includes the favourite statistics, draw bias and the trainer and jockey statistics have been created using results from HorseRaceBase.

Darren Brett

Darren Brett

Tipster competition manager

Darren has worked in the horse racing industry for decades bringing to OLBG for the last 20 years a wealth of knowledge, creating much of our content on these sports. Darren also manages our Grand National Guide and is the go-to font of knowledge for the world's greatest steeplechase.
James Banting

James Banting

Tipster competition assistant

James Banting, a passionate horse racing enthusiast and aficionado, brings a wealth of experience to OLBG, having attended numerous race meetings over the years. His background working with the Jockey Club provides him with a unique insider's perspective on the industry.
Andy Powell

Andy Powell

Content editor

Andy is a seasoned professional with more than 15 years of experience in the field of horse racing. He has a thorough understanding of the sport, from analyzing complex statistical data to being part of a winning syndicate at the Cheltenham Festival. Andy is responsible for managing the horse racing trend blogs on OLBG.
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