Ascot Hurdle Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends

Updated: 226 Horse Racing

Contested over a distance of 2m3½f is the Ascot Hurdle which is scheduled to take place at Ascot. Below we have detailed past winners along with both trainer and jockey records in the race and see which trends have been set based on past winners of the Ascot Hurdle.

Ascot Hurdle Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends
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 Ascot Hurdle Preview

This Grade 2 Ascot Hurdle is scheduled to take place in November of each year at the Ascot Racecourse. Open to runners who are aged four or older it is contested over a distance of two miles, three and a half furlongs with a total of ten hurdles to be jumped with the race currently being sponsored by Coral.

Ascot Hurdle Information:

Why not use the trends shortlist below to help you narrow down the field and then head over to the dedicated Ascot tips page to see which runners are being supported by the OLBG expert racing tipsters to find yourself a bet? You may also be interested in other preview blogs that we have packed full of information, head down to the Other Principal Races at Ascot Racecourse section for links to these.

How competitive is the Ascot Hurdle market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 19 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2020 when the race had an over-round of 106%. The race in 2008 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 116%, whilst on average over the last 19 renewals of the Ascot Hurdle, the over-round has been 111%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £111 which is bet.

Ascot Hurdle Trends:

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 19 if you had followed the winner of the Ascot Hurdle next time out then you would have backed a total of 7 winners. Backing all 18 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -0.84. Remember to use the racing predictions along with the information on this page to find a bet on the 2024 Ascot Hurdle.

When looking over the past 19 renewals, a time of 4:30.80 was set by Overturn in 2011, which is the quickest time over that period, the runner was trained by Donald McCain and ridden by Jason Maguire. The slowest winning time was set in 2004 when Monets Garden won in a time of 5:14.10, booked to ride was Tony Dobbin on this Nicky Richards trained runner.

These are the top three quickest-run Ascot Hurdle over the last 19 renewals:

  • 2011 - Overturn (4:30.80)
  • 2009 - Zaynar (4:34.26)
  • 2013 - Annie Power (4:34.47)

Ascot Hurdle Past Winners

Here are the Ascot Hurdle 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. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the Ascot Hurdle as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

YearHorseInfo
2023
4:38.47
Blueking DOroux (FR)
4yo 10-13 4/1
Harry Cobden
Paul Nicholls (GB)
2022
4:40.38
Goshen (FR)
6yo 11-6 6/5
Jamie Moore
Gary Moore (GB)
2021
4:40.96
Buzz (FR)
7yo 11-0 1/1F
Nico de Boinville
Nicky Henderson (GB)
2020
4:44.30
Song For Someone (GER)
5yo 11-6 11/4
Nico de Boinville
Tom Symonds (GB)
2019
4:44.12
If The Cap Fits (IRE)
7yo 11-6 3/1
Sean Bowen
Harry Fry (GB)
2018
4:39.60
If The Cap Fits (IRE)
6yo 11-0 4/5F
Noel Fehily
Harry Fry (GB)
2017
4:41.20
Lil Rockerfeller (USA)
6yo 11-0 9/4
Trevor Whelan
Neil King (GB)
2016
4:38.60
Yanworth (GB)
6yo 11-4 4/5F
Barry Geraghty
Alan King (GB)
2015
4:54.90
Rock On Ruby (IRE)
10yo 11-8 15/8
Barry Geraghty
Harry Fry (GB)
2014
4:47.70
Faugheen (IRE)
6yo 11-4 1/4F
R Walsh
W P Mullins (IRE)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Ascot Hurdle have been based:

  • GB: 16 winners with an additional 19 placings from 110 runners
  • IRE: 4 winners with an additional 0 placings from 8 runners
  • FR: 0 winners with an additional 1 placing from 1 runner

Ascot Hurdle Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Ascot Hurdle over the last 19 renewals is Nicky Henderson who has won the race four times with those four winners coming from Chomba Womba (2008), Zaynar (2009), Oscar Whisky (2012) and Buzz (2021). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the Ascot Hurdle are Harry Fry (3 wins), Paul Nicholls (2 wins) and W P Mullins (2 wins).

Here are some of the top Ascot Hurdle trainer statistics over the last 19 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):

TrainerR-W-PWinEW
Nicky Henderson14-4-8-4.22-2.22
Harry Fry3-3-3+5.68+3.56
Paul Nicholls11-2-4-1.67+0.29
W P Mullins2-2-2+0.87+0.16
Alan King10-1-3-8.20-5.98
Gary Moore4-1-1-1.80-3.00
Neil King3-1-2+0.25+1.16
Tom Symonds2-1-2+1.75+0.75
Nicky Richards1-1-1+2.75+1.72
Donald McCain1-1-1+2.50+1.56

Ascot Hurdle Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Ascot Hurdle over the last 19 renewals is Nico de Boinville who has won the race two times with those two winners coming from Song For Someone (2020) and Buzz (2021).

Here are some of the top Ascot Hurdle jockey statistics over the last 19 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):

JockeyR-W-PWinEW
Nico de Boinville5-2-4+0.75-0.74
Jamie Moore6-1-1-3.80-5.00
Sean Bowen3-1-2+1.00+0.69
Harry Cobden2-1-1+3.00+2.50
Trevor Whelan2-1-2+1.25+2.16
Graham Lee1-1-1+1.75+1.09
Aidan Coleman3-0-1-3.00+0.75
Sam Twiston-Davies3-0-0-3.00-3.00
Denis O'Regan2-0-1-2.00+0.10
Daryl Jacob2-0-0-2.00-1.00

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): 2, 1, 1, 2, (1, 2), (1, 2), 4, F, 1, 1, 1, 3, 1, 4, 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3

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 (44%) - No bigger than 4/1
  • 20 / 20 (51%) - Within the first 3 of the market
  • 20 / 20 (63%) - Had 2 - 4 placings (1 Year)
  • 20 / 20 (76%) - Break of 14 - 273 days (Last Place)
  • 20 / 20 (77%) - Achieved a TS of 109+ (Last 3)
  • 20 / 20 (79%) - Made 2 - 8 starts (1 Year)
  • 20 / 20 (80%) - No bigger than 12/1 (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (82%) - Beaten no more -11l (Debut)
  • 20 / 20 (83%) - Highest Placed is not G3/LST/Cl3-4
  • 20 / 20 (85%) - No more than 1 falls (Career)
  • 20 / 20 (85%) - No bigger than 9/1 (Last Win)
  • 20 / 20 (86%) - Made 4 - 34 starts (Career)
  • 20 / 20 (87%) - Achieved a TS of 109+ (Non-Hcps)
  • 20 / 20 (87%) - Highest Won is not G3/LST/Cl4/Cl6
  • 20 / 20 (87%) - Had 3 - 10 wins (Hurdle)

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Ascot racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Ascot Hurdle. How well do you know your horse racing? Are there certain types of races that you are unsure of? Why not take a look at this Types Of Horse Race article to familiarise yourself with the different types of racing, that is just one of many helpful horse racing articles in the OLBG Betting School.

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Ascot Hurdle Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +1.73 is when runners last win was 1 start ago. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners were 4th in the betting market, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-19.

The course which has produced the most winners of the Ascot Hurdle is Cheltenham, there has been a total number of 4 winners of this race who ran at Cheltenham last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 18 winners from a total of 113 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 2 winners from a total of 6 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, these are the stallions whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Ascot Hurdle:

  • Archway (2 Wins)
  • Milan (2 Wins)
  • Oscar (2 Wins)

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

Looking at the winning odds over the last 19 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Blueking DOroux in 2023, winning for Paul Nicholls at odds of 4/1 under the guidance of Harry Cobden. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 19 renewals there have been 10 winning favourites in the race. Remember to use the best racing tipsters along with the information on this page to find you a bet on the 2024 Ascot Hurdle.

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