Tips From The Racecourse for Royal Ascot
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. The best flat horses compete in 8 Group 1 races, with daily prize money of over 1 million pounds.
Favourites can be vulnerable due to the size of the fields, especially on the flat. As a Grade 1 track, it attracts the best horses, which leads to competitive fields at most of the meetings.
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If you are going to Royal Ascot then be sure to download the OLBG app to get all the latest Royal Ascot tips from OLBG horse racing tipsters. Royal Ascot is a good time of year to take advantage of some very generous free bet offers.
* All statistics below are based on the previous ten years at Royal Ascot
Royal Ascot Outright Favourite Statistics
- Handicaps: 17-85 (20%) -10.25
- Non-Handicaps: 67-208 (32%) -20.61
Ascot Racecourse Map
Right-handed track, race distances up to one mile are run on the straight course. The St James' Palace Stakes over one mile is run on the round course.
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.
Tips on Course Bias for Royal Ascot
When breaking Ascot down into trips you can look at which stall and trip combination has produced the best LSP, that would be stall 8 over a trip of 7f which has, over the last five years produced an LSP of +49.73. When breaking Ascot down into trips you can look at which stall and trip combination has produced the worst LSP, that would be stall 6 over a trip of 1m which has, over the last five years produced an LSP of -61.00.
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.
Royal Ascot Tips - The Five Big Races
The following owners, trainers and jockeys have enjoyed the most wins in the five big Group 1 races on each day of Royal Ascot over the past twenty years:
Day 1 – Kings Stand Stakes
• Leading Trainer - Edward Lynam 2 winners and 1 place from 5 runners
• Leading Jockey - Jim Crowley 2 winners and 2 places from 10 rides
Day 2 – Prince Of Wales’s Stakes
• Leading Trainer - Aidan O'Brien 4 winners and 8 places from 23 runners
• Leading Jockey - James Doyle 3 winners from 5 rides
Day 3 – Gold Cup
• Leading Trainer - Aidan O'Brien 8 winners and 3 places from 24 runners
• Leading Jockey - Frankie Dettori 6 winners and 1 place from 18 rides
Day 4 – Commonwealth Cup
• Leading Trainer - Richard Fahey 1 winner and 3 places from 4 runners
• Leading Jockey - Frankie Dettori 2 winners and 2 places from 6 rides
• Leading Trainer - James Fanshawe 2 winners and 3 places from 12 runners
• Leading Jockey - Ryan Moore 3 winners and 4 places from 18 rides
Royal Ascot Tips Jockey Analysis
OLBG Member Teddy T has unearthed some great jockey stats for Royal Ascot particularly focused on Ryan Moore.
At face value, those odds look pretty appealing considering Moore’s impressive record but is there a way of increasing the profit level by honing in on the areas where Moore particularly excels?
The basic facts for Ryan Moore’s rides over the last ten years at Royal Ascot look like this:
Ryan Moore at Royal Ascot 2014-2023 - 311 bets for 58 wins (19% strike rate) and an LSP of -18.58.
Just backing Moore’s mounts blind in each of the last ten years would only have returned a profit twice so we need to dig deeper.
Watch out when he teams up with Aidan O'Brien with a 2-year-old runner, he has won on 13 of his 49 rides (27%) for an LSP of +16.36 (+31.70 BSP).
His Group 1 rides are the source of most of the loss with an LSP of -24.06 for 78 Group 1 rides.
Consider the horse's position in the odds market too, when his rides have been either 2nd or 3rd in the market his LSP of +26.07 (23% strike rate), his LSP of those at the top of the market is -20.65 and those 4th or worse his LSP is -24.00 (7-133 6%).
You can read more on the forum thread for Royal Ascot Jockey tips where other members have joined in with further stats, tips and trends around the jockey's past performances at Royal Ascot.
Jamie Spencer at Royal Ascot
Jamie Spencer may not have the best of records at Royal Ascot, but since 2008 he has ridden 242 runners and produced just 15 winners (6%) for an LSP of +30.68.
So why mention him, I hear you say with such a low strike rate and a profit made up of 2023 winners at 50/1 & 80/1.
Well, there is a way in which he has produced a steady profit year after year and that is backing his runners to place.
From his 242 rides, he has placed on a total of 67 of those, which is a 28% place strike rate, now backing all his rides eachway (5+ runner fields) does produce a profit of +107.98 but again mainly due to his 2023 winners.
However, had you backed all 242 of those on the Betfair exchange to place at SP, then the LSP would have been a very impressive +162.83! That is a profit of £1,628 if you had placed £10 on each!
This can be improved upon too, his rides over further than a mile do not produce a lot of placings, only 15 from 90 for an LSP of -35.58 so you could rule those out.
His record around the round course is not great either with 16 placings from 100 rides for an LSP of -42.94, Jamie seems much better navigating his way through on the straight course.
So if you focused on Jamie Spencer to place over no further than one mile on the straight course, then since 2008 the numbers are 142 Rides, 51 Places (36%), LSP of +182.46 (BSP) which is very good!
The most impressive thing about this is consistency, over the last fifteen festivals, using the rules above, Spencer has shown a profit in the place market in fourteen of those festivals!
How to get the best betting tips for Royal Ascot Races
Check the OLBG tipsters who are in good tipping form. We provide details on each of the tipsters by their tips. So simply drill down into the Royal Ascot tips and discover the records of the tipsters.
OLBG every year runs a Royal Ascot tipping competition. This means the quality of the racing tips available can be even better than normal as our top tipsters are competing for even more prize money
These 5 members topped the table Royal Ascot Tips table last year so look out for their tips for Royal Ascot 2023:
- dmburgess85 (+£1,421 to £10 stakes)
- toprankhorses (+£1,023)
- JackpotRod (+£633)
- rojamesw3593 (+£466)
- david37 (+£455)
Royal Ascot Top Betting Tips
- Check the OLBG tips pages for detailed comments on individual horses.
- Read the daily horse racing discussion on the OLBG Discord server.
- Check going and weather updates from the clerk of the course.
- Check stall placement and any early track bias.
- Look to the top trainers of the best-bred horses, note offspring of Frankel, Peintre Celebre, and Scat Daddy.
- Check trainers who have had previous race success in a specific race. Aidan O’Brien has won the St James Palace stakes numerous times in the last 20 years, plus he has numerous placed horses, it seems to be a race he targets with his Irish Guineas horses.
- Check previous handicap weight bands of winners of specific races, if the bulk of winners of a specific race come from the most common weight band, look deeper into those runners.
Royal Ascot 5 year Trends Tips - The Favourites
For 5 days in June, the highest quality of flat racing takes place at Ascot.
Had you backed all Royal Ascot favourites over the last 5 years:
2023: 8 Won
Average SP of 8 Winning Favourites 3.39
Average SP of Favourites 4.13
Average Winning SP 18.74
2022: 14 Won
Average SP of 14 Winning Favourites 3.28
Average SP of Favourites 3.55
Average Winning SP 10.98
2021: 9 Won
Average SP of 9 Winning Favourites 3.26
Average SP of Favourites 4.12
Average Winning SP 11.95
2020: 9 Won
Average SP of 9 Winning Favourites 3.08
Average SP of Favourites 3.54
Average Winning SP 13.41
2019: 8 Won
Average SP of 8 Winning Favourites 3.45
Average SP of Favourites 3.92
Average Winning SP 10.47
Over the past 5 years, there have been 43 winning outright favourites and 5 joint favourites from 182 Royal Ascot races (26.37%).
Non-Handicaps: 37 winners from 121 (30.58%), £12.31 loss to £1 level stakes
Handicaps: 11 winners 61 (18.03%), £12.00 loss to £1 level stakes
2-year-old races: 8 winners from 31 (25.81%), £4.88 loss to £1 level stakes
3-year-old only: 21 winners from 68 (30.88%) £7.50 profit to £1 level stakes
3-year-olds & Up: 4 winners from 29 (13.79%) £13.67 loss to £1 level stakes
4-year-olds & Up: 15 winners from 54 (27.78%) £13.26 loss to £1 level stakes
Royal Ascot Trainer & Jockey Statistics
Who are the best flat jockeys and trainers to bet on at Ascot?
A P O'Brien 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 W P Mullins would have returned the most winners (seven) from a profitable trainer. C G Cox is the trainer to follow at Ascot if you are backing eachway as they show the best LSP of all the trainers in the eachway markets, that is +53.78 which is courtesy of their thirteen placings (five winners). At the other end of the spectrum is Richard Hannon (Jnr) who has a terrible record at Ascot, of all the trainers their LSP of -127.70 is the worst and they have a 4% strike rate with eight winners from two hundred twenty-five runners.
Following L Dettori would have returned a profit here at Ascot with an LSP of +0.98 and their thirty-four winners have them at the head of the profitable jockeys' list. Ryan Moore does lead the jockeys' list overall with fifty-eight winners but shows an overall loss. When looking at jockeys and looking for some eachway value at Ascot, the jockey who shows the best eachway profit is Rossa Ryan, whose LSP is +91.99 which has been accumulated by a total of eleven placings which includes three winners. With an LSP of -100.50 at Ascot, Silvestre De Sousa heads the list for worst jockeys at this course, which is a result of five winners from one hundred fifty-seven rides which is a strike rate of 3%.
Ascot Top Jockey and Trainer Combinations
Here are the best trainer and jockey combinations here at Ascot based on the number of winners:
- 37 Wins: A P O'Brien & Ryan Moore
- 17 Wins: J H M Gosden & L Dettori
- 10 Wins: Charlie Appleby & William Buick
- 6 Wins: Sir Michael Stoute & Ryan Moore
- 5 Wins: C G Cox & Adam Kirby
Ascot Top Trainers By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit
|W P Mullins||41-7-17||+2.75||-1.66|
|C G Cox||72-5-13||+113.00||+53.78|
|K R Burke||58-5-10||+7.75||-2.75|
|K A Ryan||59-4-15||+14.00||+3.66|
|R M H Cowell||25-3-6||+16.00||+8.80|
|J J Quinn||24-3-9||+27.00||+17.53|
Ascot Top Jockeys By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit
How Many Group 1 Races at Royal Ascot 2021
Royal Ascot hosts a total of 36 races over 5 days in June 2024.
More than enough opportunity to find an option to use your Royal Ascot offers.
There are eight Group 1 Races, complemented by a further eight Group 2 and three Group 3 races during the week.
Group Races at Royal Ascot
|Class||Number of Events|
Group 1 Races
Beginning with the Queen Anne Stakes and completed with the Diamond Jubilee on Saturday, there is an impressive lineup of 8 top-class races during the week at Royal Ascot.
Ranging in distance from the frenetic dash of the King's Stand Stakes sprint over 5 furlongs to one of the longest races in the flat racing calendar, The Gold Cup over a gruelling two and a half miles, we will witness the very best flat trained thoroughbred horses competing this year.
Queen Anne Stakes
King's Stand Stakes
St James' Palace Stakes
Prince of Wales's Stakes
The Gold Cup
Diamond Jubilee Stakes
Group 2 Races
Some really exciting races are encompassed in the group 2 classification, the Coventry Stakes is always a highlight and with 7 more races ranging from 5 furlongs up to 1 mile and 6 furlongs, there is real quality on show.
|Coventry Stakes||Group 2||6f|
|Duke of Cambridge Stakes||Group 2||1m|
|Queen Mary Stakes||Group 2||5f|
|Queen's Vase||Group 2||1m6f|
|Norfolk Stakes||Group 2||5f|
|Ribblesdale Stakes||Group 2||1m4f|
|King Edward VII Stakes||Group 2||1m4f|
|Hardwicke Stakes||Group 2||1m4f|
Group 3 Races
There is still plenty of class on show in the Hampton Court, Albany and Jersey Stakes.
|Hampton Court Stakes||Group 3||1m2f|
|Albany Stakes||Group 3||6f|
|Jersey Stakes||Group 3||7f|
There are a further three class 1 events during the week, and eight class 2 races including heritage handicaps completing the 30-race lineup over 5 days at Ascot.
Whether you want to try to specialise in the group events or look for well-handicapped chances at big prices in the heritage events, there is not a better lineup of class racehorses on the flat all year than we see at Royal Ascot for this glorious week in June.
Below, we look into the week in more detail and which races are on which days, and offer you some help from our profitable Ascot tipsters to try to help you find winners and beat the bookies this week.
Day 1 Tips & Previous Winners
Day 1 is met with heightened anticipation as the action gets underway, punters are dressed to the nines and hoping for lots of winners to get the week off to a flying start.
Finding winners is not as easy as we have five highly competitive group events on the card.
The highlight of the day is the King's Stand Stakes.
OLBG tipsters will be competing to lift the trophy as the best Royal Ascot tipster of the week picking out their fancied runners across each of the races
|Queen Anne Stakes||Group 1||Triple Time (IRE) (34.00)|
|Coventry Stakes||Group 2||River Tiber (IRE) (2.38F)|
|King's Stand Stakes||Group 1||Bradsell (15.00)|
|St James's Palace Stakes||Group 1||Paddington (3.25)|
|Ascot Stakes Handicap||Class 2||Ahorsewithnoname (8.00)|
|Wolferton Stakes||Listed||Royal Champion (IRE) (17.00)|
|Copper Horse Handicap||Class 2||Vauban (FR) (2.00F)|
Day 2 Tips & Previous Winners
Whether you are licking day 1 wounds or have heavy pockets after a successful start, day 2 is just as competitive with another 2 group events headlined by the Prince of Wales's Stakes.
Check the Royal Ascot Tipster Table to find the in-form tipsters and what they are picking on Day 2.
|Queen Mary Stakes||Group 2||Crimson Advocate (USA) (10.00)|
|Kensington Palace Stakes||Class 2||Villanova Queen (IRE) (26.00)|
|Duke of Cambridge Stakes||Group 2||Rogue Millennium (IRE) (11.00)|
|Prince of Wales's Stakes||Group 1||Mostahdaf (IRE) (11.00)|
|Royal Hunt Cup Handicap||Class 2||Jimi Hendrix (IRE) (23.00)|
|Queen's Vase||Group 2||Gregory (2.00F)|
|Windsor Castle Stakes||Listed||Big Evs (IRE) (21.00)|
Day 3 Tips & Previous Winners
Reaching the halfway point and the top-class racing action from Ascot continues with Day three and the feature race is the marathon Gold Cup.
The OLBG Royal Ascot Tipping Competition has a clear leader and you can find out what they have tipped to win the races today in the tipster table.
|Norfolk Stakes||Group 2||Valiant Force (USA) (151.00)|
|King George V Handicap||Class 2||Desert Hero (19.00)|
|Ribblesdale Stakes||Group 2||Warm Heart (IRE) (7.50)|
|Gold Cup||Group 1||Courage Mon Ami (8.50)|
|Britannia Handicap||Class 2||Docklands (7.00F)|
|Hampton Court Stakes||Group 3||Waipiro (IRE) (8.00)|
|Buckingham Palace Handicap||Class 2||Witch Hunter (FR) (51.00)|
Day 4 Tips & Previous Winners
The Commonwealth Cup takes centre stage today, just one of five group races on the card.
There are a couple of very competitive lower-class races at the end of the day too, where big-priced winners can be found.
Have you had winners this week? Are you looking for some Ascot tips for some big-priced winners?
|Albany Stakes||Group 3||Porta Fortuna (IRE) (6.00)|
|Commonwealth Cup||Group 1||Shaquille (10.00)|
|Duke of Edinburgh Handicap||Class 2||Okita Soushi (IRE) (10.00)|
|Coronation Stakes||Group 1||Tahiyra (IRE) (1.62F)|
|Sandringham Handicap||Class 2||Coppice (7.00JF)|
|King Edward VII Stakes||Group 2||King Of Steel (USA) (2.10F)|
|Palace of Holyroodhouse Handicap||Class 2||Rhythm N Hooves (13.00)|
Day 5 Tips & Previous Winners
It is the final day of Royal Ascot. No fewer than five Group races on the card, three of those being Group 1 races with the standout being the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes.
It's the final chance to check the OLBG Tipster Table and see who has been the best tipster over the first 4 days. Who are they tipping to win at Ascot today?
|Chesham Stakes||Listed||Snellen (IRE) (13.00)|
|Jersey Stakes||Group 3||Age Of Kings (IRE) (23.00)|
|Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes||Group 1||Khaadem (IRE) (81.00)|
|Hardwicke Stakes||Group 2||Pyledriver (4.50)|
|Wokingham Handicap||Class 2||Saint Lawrence (IRE) (23.00)|
|Golden Gates Handicap||Class 2||Burdett Road (21.00)|
|Queen Alexandra Stakes||Class 2||Dawn Rising (IRE) (3.00F)|
Royal Ascot Tips - Top Bookmakers to Use
Of course, we need somewhere to place all our winning bets! We have written a separate guide which provides info on the best Royal Ascot betting offers.
It is a great time to open a new betting account as many bookmakers have great offers to entice you in for your royal ascot bets.
Betting Tips & Tipster Competition
Every year OLBG host a Royal Ascot Tipster Competition which is free to enter with £500 in cash prizes to be won.
In past years there has been high-quality tipping and huge profits made by the leading tipsters.
Previous Ascot Top Tipsters
|Year||Tipster||Place||Profit to £10 Stake|
Current Top Horse Racing Tipsters
Racing tipsters are tipping every day throughout the year on OLBG and you can see which are the best on the best horse racing tipsters page.
Royal Ascot In Numbers
There are many fun facts and numbers associated with Royal Ascot. Five days of racing, 300,000 racegoers call for a huge operation with lots of food and drink consumed.
- 56,000 bottles of champagne were consumed during the week
- 1000 limos and 400 helicopters will deliver racegoers to the course
- 1,200 tonnes of clotted cream will be consumed
- £7.2m in prize money will be won