Acomb Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Ebor Festival)

Updated: 1102 Horse Racing

If you are a fan of horse racing trends then this preview of the Acomb Stakes will be perfect for you! Not only do we look at the trends but we look at past winners as well as trainer and jockey records for the Acomb Stakes, a race run over 7f at York during the Ebor Festival.

Acomb Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Ebor Festival)
Andy Powell Content Editor

Horse Racing stats man, Andy has contributed to OLBG for 18 years - An Ipswich fan and F1 fanatic, he also contributes EFL football and Motor Sport opinion.

2024 Acomb Stakes Preview

Run on the opening of the York Ebor Festival in August, the Acomb Stakes is a Group 3 flat race that is restricted to two-year-old runners only. The race is run over seven furlongs meaning the runners have to contend with a left-hand turn, fillies get a 3lb allowance whilst previous G1 or G2 winners have to carry a 5lb penalty and previous G3 winners carry a 3lb penalty.

Acomb Stakes Information:

We also have a dedicated York tips page that will cover this race as well as all of the other races on the day of the race, see which runners the OLBG racing tipsters are predicting to win this race and the others on the cards. You may also be interested in other preview blogs that we have packed full of information, head down to the Other Principal races during the York Ebor Festival section for links to these.

How competitive is the Acomb Stakes market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2023 when the race had an over-round of 109%. The race in 2011 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 121%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Acomb Stakes, the over-round has been 114%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £114 which is bet.

Acomb Stakes Trends:

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 20 if you had followed the winner of the Acomb Stakes next time out then you would have backed a total of 2 winners. Backing all 18 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -10.50. Remember to use the racing predictions along with the information on this page to find a bet on the 2024 Acomb Stakes.

The runner that holds the record over the past 20 renewals for the slowest time in the race was set in the 2006 renewal when Big Timer I from Ian Semple under the guidance of Tom Eaves, won in a time of 1:27.28, whilst at the other end of the spectrum, Dutch Connection, trained by Charles Hills and ridden by William Buick set the quickest time of 1:22.32 in the 2014 renewal.

These are the top three quickest-run Acomb Stakes over the last 20 renewals:

  • 2014 - Dutch Connection (1:22.32)
  • 2009 - Elusive Pimpernel (1:22.45)
  • 2013 - Too Fast (1:23.02)

Acomb Stakes Past Winners

Here are the Acomb Stakes past winners for the last 10 renewals. Each row details the year of the race, the horse which won along with the age & weight of the horse. Also detailed is the stall where the horse came from and the total number of runners in the race. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the Acomb Stakes as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Year Horse (Drawn) Info
2023
1:24.13
Indian Run (IRE)
2yo 9-3 (6 of 6) 17/2
Daniel Tudhope
Eve Johnson Houghton (GB)
2022
1:25.95
Chaldean (GB)
2yo 9-3 (9 of 9) 7/2
Ryan Moore
Andrew Balding (GB)
2021
1:23.56
Royal Patronage (FR)
2yo 9-1 (3 of 5) 25/1
Jason Hart
Mark Johnston (GB)
2020
1:24.59
Gear Up (IRE)
2yo 9-1 (5 of 8) 9/1
Silvestre De Sousa
Mark Johnston (GB)
2019
1:24.09
Valdermoro (USA)
2yo 9-1 (1 of 9) 9/2
Tony Hamilton
Richard Fahey (GB)
2018
1:24.19
Phoenix Of Spain (IRE)
2yo 9-1 (6 of 8) 9/2
Jamie Spencer
Charles Hills (GB)
2017
1:26.32
Wells Farhh Go (IRE)
2yo 9-1 (8 of 11) 10/1
David Allan
Tim Easterby (GB)
2016
1:23.46
Syphax (USA)
2yo 9-1 (6 of 7) 16/1
Jamie Spencer
Kevin Ryan (GB)
2015
1:24.20
Recorder (GB)
2yo 9-1 (2 of 10) 4/1F
Frankie Dettori
William Haggas (GB)
2014
1:22.32
Dutch Connection (GB)
2yo 9-1 (8 of 10) 16/1
William Buick
Charles Hills (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Acomb Stakes have been based:

  • GB: 20 winners with an additional 26 placings from 143 runners
  • IRE: 0 winners with an additional 4 placings from 17 runners

Acomb Stakes Trainer Statistics

There are multiple leading trainers in the Acomb Stakes over the last 20 renewals with Kevin Ryan, Charles Hills, William Haggas and Brian Meehan having all won the race two times. Kevin Ryan winners have been with Palace Episode (2005) and Syphax (2016). Charles Hills winners have been with Dutch Connection (2014) and Phoenix Of Spain (2018). William Haggas winners have been with Entifaadha (2011) and Recorder (2015). Brian Meehan's winners have been with Fast Company (2007) and New Greenfield (2010). There is one trainer who has not had the best of times in the Acomb Stakes, A P O'Brien has sent a total of 14 runners to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top Acomb Stakes trainer statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

Trainer R-W-P Win EW
Kevin Ryan 9-2-4 +25.00 +14.89
Charles Hills 6-2-2 +16.50 +8.30
William Haggas 5-2-2 +4.50 +1.50
Brian Meehan 4-2-2 +3.25 +1.28
Andrew Balding 5-1-2 -0.50 -0.71
Richard Fahey 3-1-1 +2.50 +0.70
Henry Candy 1-1-1 +11.00 +6.88
Tim Easterby 1-1-1 +10.00 +6.00
Eve Johnson Houghton 1-1-1 +8.50 +5.31
Roger Charlton 1-1-1 +1.88 +1.18

Acomb Stakes Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Acomb Stakes over the last 20 renewals is Jamie Spencer who has won the race three times with those three winners coming from Rule Of Law (2003), Syphax (2016) and Phoenix Of Spain (2018). Other jockeys who have recorded multiple wins in the Acomb Stakes are Ryan Moore (2 wins) and James Doyle (2 wins).

Here are some of the top Acomb Stakes jockey statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

Jockey R-W-P Win EW
Jamie Spencer 3-3-3 +22.38 +13.88
Ryan Moore 11-2-4 -2.75 -2.38
James Doyle 7-2-3 +7.88 +4.36
William Buick 7-1-2 +10.00 +4.21
Frankie Dettori 7-1-4 -2.00 -0.65
Joe Fanning 5-1-1 -1.50 -2.44
Silvestre De Sousa 4-1-2 +6.00 +3.23
Jason Hart 3-1-2 +23.00 +14.47
Daniel Tudhope 3-1-1 +6.50 +3.31
Tom Eaves 3-1-1 -0.75 -1.22

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): 1, 2, 7, 1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 1, 2, 3, (1, 8), 2, 6, 2, 6, 8, 3, 5, (2, 5)

The percentage shown is the percentage of the total number of runners who fell under that factor. High percentages are less appealing than lower ones as you would expect them to do well.

  • 20 / 20 (75%) - Within the first 6 of the market
  • 20 / 20 (79%) - Break of 15 - 41 days (Last Win)
  • 20 / 20 (79%) - Not in IRL (Last Win)
  • 20 / 20 (82%) - Won by at least a neck (Last Win)
  • 20 / 20 (83%) - Achieved a TS of 41+ (Last Win)
  • 20 / 20 (83%) - Furthest Won 6f - 7½f
  • 20 / 20 (83%) - Highest Run is not G1-3/LST/Cl6
  • 20 / 20 (84%) - Achieved an RPR of 74+ (Last Win)
  • 20 / 20 (84%) - Not on HY/STD (Last Win)
  • 20 / 20 (84%) - In a field of 5 - 20 (Last Win)
  • 20 / 20 (85%) - No bigger than 16/1 (Career Win)
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Not in FRA/IRL (Debut)
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Carried 126 - 131lbs (Debut)
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Ran over 6f - 7f (Debut)
  • 20 / 20 (89%) - Not in IRL (LTO)

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the York racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Acomb Stakes. You may want to do your own research into the race, there are times when there are a number of runners who pass the trends so you need to do your own research to find a bet, we have a Horse Racing Form Reading Made Easy & What to Look For article to help you do just this in the OLBG Betting School section.

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Acomb Stakes Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +49.13 is when runners had 1 career win over the trip. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners finished in 2nd on debut, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-30.

Here are the most recent winning draws along with the further placings in brackets:

  • 2023: Winner in 6 (2) [6 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 9 (7,1) [9 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 3 (1) [5 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 5 (1,6) [8 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 1 (2,6) [9 Runners]

The courses that have produced the most winners of the Acomb Stakes are York and Newmarket (July), there has been a total number of 4 winners from each of those courses.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 20 winners from a total of 157 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 0 winners from a total of 3 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, there is only one stallion whose offspring have been disappointed with multiple attempts but no wins in the Acomb Stakes, that stallion is Dubawi who has failed to produce a winner from 6 runners.

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Royal Patronage in 2021, winning for Mark Johnston at odds of 25/1 under the guidance of Jason Hart. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there has been a total of 5 winning favourites in the race. Whilst we wait for the 2024 Acomb Stakes remember you can get daily racing predictions from the top racing tipsters on the best racing tipsters page.

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