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Ascot Tips

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 in excess of 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 which 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.

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: 85-263 (32%) +46.61
  • Flat Non-Handicaps: 14-55 (25%) -24.70
  • Handicap Chases: 15-67 (22%) -16.56
  • Handicap Hurdles: 18-54 (33%) +8.58
  • Non-Handicap Chases: 19-36 (53%) +0.61
  • Non-Handicap Hurdles: 29-59 (49%) +4.87

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

The most profitable stall at Ascot in the win market when breaking it down to race trips is stall 4 over a trip of 1m, backing all runners in this stall over that trip over the past five years would have returned a profit of +92.42. Backing stall 7 at Ascot over a trip of 6f is the most unsuccessful stall and trip combination at Ascot returning an LSP of -67.00 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)
  • Long Distance (1m6f or further)

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?

When looking at profitable trainers only, then it is C G Cox who leads the way with a total of twenty winners producing an LSP of +135.10 whilst J H M Gosden leads the overall list with fifty winners but shows a loss overall. With an eachway LSP of +64.63 at Ascot, C G Cox leads the trainers in profit for backing eachway which has been helped by their forty-six placings which include a total of twenty winners. A total of twenty-three winners from two hundred fifty-four runners at Ascot has A P O'Brien at the wrong end of the trainers' list with their 9% strike rate and worst LSP of -135.61.

Whilst L Dettori is the most successful jockey at Ascot with a total of forty winners, if you backed all of their rides you would be showing a loss. William Buick is the most successful jockey at Ascot for those who show a profit if backing all their rides thanks to a total of thirty-two winners and an LSP of +12.58. Paul Hanagan is the jockey to follow at Ascot if you are backing eachway as they show the best LSP of all the jockeys in the eachway markets, that is +54.40 which is courtesy of their nine placings (four winners). The jockey with the worst record at Ascot based on LSP is Silvestre De Sousa who has only a 5% strike rate with nine winners from one hundred ninety-two rides which have returned an LSP of -121.25.

Ascot Picks & Hints

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

  • 6-11 (55%) +15.17 - Backing J H M Gosden runners when in a Maiden race
  • 5-11 (45%) +10.13 - Backing R Charlton runners when over a trip of 1m

Ascot Top Jockey and Trainer Combinations

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

  • 27 Wins: J H M Gosden & L Dettori
  • 20 Wins: A P O'Brien & Ryan Moore
  • 15 Wins: Charlie Appleby & William Buick
  • 14 Wins: C G Cox & Adam Kirby
  • 10 Wins: Roger Varian & Andrea Atzeni

Ascot Top Trainers By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

C G Cox155-20-46+135.10+64.63
Eve Johnson Houghton74-10-22+30.70+11.39
Owen Burrows43-10-20+24.34+15.26
Charlie Fellowes72-8-23+59.00+34.52
K R Burke65-8-13+24.33+2.17
Ian Williams98-7-27+18.38+24.09
J A Osborne69-7-19+6.75+7.21
A King32-7-11+41.38+23.99
R A Fahey109-6-18+37.50-3.29
W R Muir35-6-10+43.50+30.15

Ascot Top Jockeys By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

William Buick219-32-78+12.58-6.16
Jim Crowley214-31-72+8.57-0.07
Adam Kirby190-22-56+116.25+54.28
Daniel Tudhope148-18-43+56.00+34.66
Hollie Doyle130-14-35+35.21+18.29
Charles Bishop77-10-17+23.20-2.45
Hayley Turner82-9-26+39.00+20.53
Jason Watson94-8-14+39.88+4.96
R Dawson46-7-16+18.08+13.48
Saffie Osborne36-6-11+34.00+19.84

Ascot Jockey and Trainer Statistics (NH)

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

Whilst P F Nicholls is the most successful trainer at Ascot with a total of thirty-three winners if you backed all of their runners you would be showing a loss. N J Henderson is the most successful trainer at Ascot for those who show a profit if backing all their runner's thanks to a total of twenty-nine winners and an LSP of +7.08. When looking at trainers and looking for some eachway value at Ascot the trainer who shows the best eachway profit is H Morrison, that LSP is +13.64 which has been accumulated by a total of five placings which includes four winners. The trainer with the worst record at Ascot based on LSP is G L Moore who has only a 10% strike rate with ten winners from one hundred four runners which have returned an LSP of -43.40.

With a total number of twenty winners at Ascot, Harry Cobden leads the way for winners from jockeys who have shown a profit (+6.91) for all of their rides at Ascot. If you are more of an eachway player then you may want to know which jockey is best to follow at Ascot and that would be James C Bowen who shows the best eachway LSP which is +15.50 thanks to their nine placings (six winners). At the other end of the spectrum is Daryl Jacob who has a terrible record at Ascot, of all the jockeys their LSP of -45.75 is the worse, they have a 2% strike rate with one winner from forty-eight rides.

Ascot Top Jockey and Trainer Combinations

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

  • 17 Wins: P F Nicholls & Harry Cobden
  • 17 Wins: N J Henderson & Nico Boinville
  • 12 Wins: Daniel Skelton & Harry Skelton
  • 8 Wins: Miss Venetia Williams & Charlie Deutsch
  • 7 Wins: G L Moore & Jamie Moore

Ascot Top Trainers By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

N J Henderson131-29-54+7.08-1.91
Daniel Skelton101-16-34+11.66+1.46
Dr R D P Newland41-7-18+15.25+13.26
A J Honeyball35-6-14+17.58+10.07
D E Pipe35-6-15+7.00+7.24
J Scott14-4-6+12.50+4.38
Sam Thomas11-4-6+3.95+2.84
H Morrison9-4-5+28.25+13.64
Ben Pauling34-3-11+6.58+3.37
Ian Williams24-3-6+8.00+0.65

Ascot Top Jockeys By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

Harry Cobden116-20-41+6.91+3.18
Harry Skelton57-12-23+22.16+8.81
Charlie Deutsch48-11-17+5.25-2.78
Jonjo (Jr) O'Neill52-8-22+4.50+13.05
David Bass51-8-22+20.75+14.05
Tom Scudamore42-7-13+6.00+4.61
A P Heskin15-7-8+11.38+4.01
Lorcan Williams41-6-14+4.83+6.93
James C Bowen27-6-9+33.16+15.50
Bryony Frost34-5-11+2.14-5.98

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 21st October 2023

Race2022 WinnerInfo
13:15 Ascot
British Champions Long Distance Cup
Trueshan (FR)
6yo - 11/8
Alan King
Hollie Doyle
13:50 Ascot
British Champions Sprint Stakes
Kinross (GB)
5yo - 3/1
Ralph Beckett
Frankie Dettori
14:25 Ascot
British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes
Emily Upjohn (GB)
3yo - 3/1
John & Thady Gosden
Frankie Dettori
15:05 Ascot
Queen Elizabeth II Stakes
Bayside Boy (IRE)
3yo - 33/1
Roger Varian
Tom Marquand
15:45 Ascot
British Champion Stakes
Bay Bridge (GB)
4yo - 10/1
Sir Michael Stoute
Richard Kingscote
16:25 Ascot
Balmoral Handicap
Shelir (IRE)
6yo - 80/1
David O'Meara
Jason Watson
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