Ascot Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Royal Ascot)

Updated: 6915 Horse Racing

Contested over a distance of 2m4f is the Ascot Stakes which is scheduled to take place at Ascot during the Royal 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 Stakes.

Ascot Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Royal Ascot)
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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.

2025 Ascot Stakes Preview

The Ascot Stakes is one of the longest flat horse races of the season at just shy of two miles four furlongs and about two furlongs less than the longest flat race staged, the Queen Alexandra Stakes which is the final race of Royal Ascot on the Saturday over just short of two miles six furlongs.

A valuable Royal Ascot handicap with a £100,000 purse and run over twenty furlongs unsurprisingly attracts the attention of national hunt trainers, the last ten renewals have been won by a 'recognised' jumps trainer.

Ascot Stakes Information:

To see which runners the OLBG racing tipsters are tipping throughout the card that includes this race, head over to the Royal Ascot tips on the day of the race, do they agree with the runners on the trend shortlist or are they predicting other runners? We cover every race at Royal Ascot and below you can find links to all of the races for each of Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday. In addition to those, we also cover numerous races at Ascot during the flat season, you can find links to those here.

How competitive is the Ascot Stakes market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2008 when the race had an over-round of 125%. The race in 2015 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 135%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Ascot Stakes, the over-round has been 130%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £130 which is bet.

Ascot 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 Ascot Stakes next time out then you would have backed a total of 4 winners. Backing all 17 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of +1.75. Whilst we wait for the 2025 Ascot Stakes remember you can get daily racing predictions from the expert tipsters on the racing predictions page.

Over the last 20 renewals, it was Thomas Hobson, trained by W P Mullins and ridden by Ryan Moore who set the fastest winning time in the Ascot Stakes, the runner won the race in a time of 4:17.62 when winning the race in 2017. At the other end of the scale, it was the combination of trainer Jarlath P Fahey and jockey Ronan Whelan with Jennies Jewel who set the slowest winning time, the race-winning time was 4:34.70 in the 2016 renewal.

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

  1. Thomas Hobson (4:17.62) in 2017
  2. Full House (4:18.29) in 2007
  3. Domination (4:20.30) in 2014

Ascot Stakes Past Winners

Here are the Ascot 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 horse's trainer at the time of winning the Ascot Stakes and the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

YearHorse (Drawn)Info
2024
4:21.99
Pledgeofallegiance (IRE)
4yo 8-13 (1 of 20) 20/1
Luke Morris
Sir Mark Prescott Bt (GB)
2023
4:32.05
Ahorsewithnoname (GB)
8yo 9-8 (7 of 19) 7/1
William Buick
Nicky Henderson (GB)
2022
4:26.25
Coltrane (IRE)
5yo 9-5 (6 of 19) 14/1
Callum Hutchinson (5lbs)
Andrew Balding (GB)
2021
4:23.41
Reshoun (FR)
7yo 9-7 (3 of 19) 66/1
William Buick
Ian Williams (GB)
2020
4:27.51
Coeur De Lion (GB)
7yo 8-10 (9 of 19) 16/1
Thore Hammer Hansen (5lbs)
Alan King (GB)
2019
4:28.34
The Grand Visir (GB)
5yo 9-10 (18 of 19) 12/1
Richard Kingscote
Ian Williams (GB)
2018
4:31.75
Lagostovegas (IRE)
6yo 9-3 (1 of 19) 10/1
Andrea Atzeni
W P Mullins (IRE)
2017
4:17.62
Thomas Hobson (GB)
7yo 9-10 (11 of 18) 4/1F
Ryan Moore
W P Mullins (IRE)
2016
4:34.70
Jennies Jewel (IRE)
9yo 9-3 (2 of 20) 6/1
Ronan Whelan
Jarlath P Fahey (IRE)
2015
4:20.52
Clondaw Warrior (IRE)
8yo 9-0 (19 of 19) 5/1F
Ryan Moore
W P Mullins (IRE)

Where have the winning runners come from?

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

  • GB: 13 winners with an additional 48 placings from 326 runners
  • IRE: 7 winners with an additional 13 placings from 69 runners

Ascot Stakes Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Ascot Stakes over the last 20 renewals is W P Mullins who has won the race four times with those four winners coming from Simenon (2012), Clondaw Warrior (2015), Thomas Hobson (2017) and Lagostovegas (2018). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the Ascot Stakes are Nicky Henderson (2 wins) and Ian Williams (2 wins). There is one trainer who has not had the best of times in the Ascot Stakes, Hughie Morrison has sent a total of 11 runners to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top Ascot 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):

TrainerR-W-PWinEW
W P Mullins21-4-10+10.00+7.95
Nicky Henderson20-2-5-5.50-6.74
Ian Williams18-2-4+62.00+36.75
David Pipe13-1-3-3.50-2.19
Alan King11-1-4+6.00+6.13
Andrew Balding11-1-1+4.00-1.25
Sir Mark Prescott Bt6-1-2+15.00+10.25
Jane Chapple-Hyam6-1-1+1.50-0.94
Paul Webber4-1-2+17.00+12.00
A J Martin4-1-4+6.00+8.52

Ascot Stakes Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Ascot Stakes over the last 20 renewals is Ryan Moore who has won the race three times with those three winners coming from Simenon (2012), Clondaw Warrior (2015) and Thomas Hobson (2017). The only other jockey to have recorded multiple wins in the Ascot Stakes is William Buick (2 wins). Multiple jockeys have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the Ascot Stakes, Jamie Spencer (0-19), Frankie Dettori (0-13) and Jim Crowley (0-11) have all failed to produce a single winner despite sending multiple rides to the race.

Here are some of the top Ascot 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):

JockeyR-W-PWinEW
Ryan Moore19-3-9+1.00+1.70
William Buick10-2-3+65.00+38.57
Luke Morris7-1-3+14.00+11.75
Richard Kingscote7-1-1+6.00+1.50
Andrea Atzeni5-1-2+6.00+4.25
Ronan Whelan4-1-1+3.00+0.75
Thore Hammer Hansen3-1-1+14.00+8.00
Sam Hitchcott2-1-1+19.00+11.50
Callum Hutchinson2-1-1+13.00+7.75
Jamie Spencer19-0-2-19.00-16.44

Ascot Stakes Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +28.00 is when runners ran in a Flat (Turf) race when last winning. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners ran in a Flat (AW) race when last winning, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-53.

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

  • 2024: Winner in 1 (5,11,15) [20 Runners]
  • 2023: Winner in 7 (13,11,17) [19 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 6 (3,5,7) [19 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 3 (10,4,11) [19 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 9 (5,14,3) [19 Runners]

The courses that have produced the most winners of the Ascot Stakes are Goodwood, Chester, Punchestown, Leopardstown and Ascot, there has been a total number of 2 winners from each of those courses.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 15 winners from a total of 360 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 5 winners from a total of 35 runners.

These are the stallions whose offspring have not produced a winner of the Ascot Stakes despite multiple attempts:

  • Galileo (0 Wins from 23 runners)
  • Sir Percy (0 Wins from 8 runners)
  • Authorized (0 Wins from 7 runners)
  • Dalakhani (0 Wins from 7 runners)
  • Dansili (0 Wins from 7 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Reshoun in 2021, winning for Ian Williams at odds of 66/1 under the guidance of William Buick. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there have been 2 winning favourites in the race. Remember to bookmark the best racing tipsters page so you can get easy access to the best OLBG racing tipsters.

Schedule for Tuesday at the Royal Ascot Meeting

The five-day Royal Ascot meeting kicks off on Tuesday with three Group 1 events on the seven-race card with the Queen Anne Stakes, King Charles II Stakes and St James's Palace Stakes all part of the British Champions Series.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
14:30 Royal Ascot
Queen Anne Stakes
Charyn (IRE)
4yo - 100/30
Roger Varian
Silvestre De Sousa
15:05 Royal Ascot
Coventry Stakes
Rashabar (IRE)
2yo - 80/1
Brian Meehan
Billy Loughnane
15:45 Royal Ascot
King Charles III Stakes
Asfoora (AUS)
5yo - 5/1
Henry Dwyer
Oisin Murphy
16:25 Royal Ascot
St James's Palace Stakes
Rosallion (IRE)
3yo - 5/2
Richard Hannon
Sean Levey
17:05 Royal Ascot
Ascot Stakes
Pledgeofallegiance (IRE)
4yo - 20/1
Sir Mark Prescott Bt
Luke Morris
17:40 Royal Ascot
Wolferton Stakes
Israr (GB)
5yo - 11/4
John & Thady Gosden
Jim Crowley
18:15 Royal Ascot
Copper Horse Stakes
Belloccio (FR)
6yo - 4/1
W P Mullins
William Buick

Schedule for Wednesday at the Royal Ascot Meeting

The feature race on the second day of Royal Ascot is the Prince of Wales's Stakes, a race which carries a prize fund of £1m and is part of the British Champions Series.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
14:30 Royal Ascot
Queen Mary Stakes
Leovanni (IRE)
2yo - 22/1
K R Burke
James Doyle
15:05 Royal Ascot
Queen's Vase
Illinois (IRE)
3yo - 7/4
A P O'Brien
Ryan Moore
15:45 Royal Ascot
Duke of Cambridge Stakes
Running Lion (GB)
4yo - 6/1
John & Thady Gosden
Oisin Murphy
16:25 Royal Ascot
Prince of Wales's Stakes
Auguste Rodin (IRE)
4yo - 13/8
A P O'Brien
Ryan Moore
17:05 Royal Ascot
Royal Hunt Cup
Wild Tiger (GB)
5yo - 11/2
Saeed bin Suroor
Oisin Murphy
17:40 Royal Ascot
Kensington Palace Stakes
Doha (GB)
4yo - 10/1
Ralph Beckett
Hector Crouch
18:15 Royal Ascot
Windsor Castle Stakes
Aint Nobody (IRE)
2yo - 5/1
Kevin Ryan
Jamie Spencer

Schedule for Thursday at the Royal Ascot Meeting

There are a couple of decent handicaps on the third day of Royal Ascot, the highlight of the day though is the Ascot Gold Cup, a Group 1 marathon for the flat runners.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
14:30 Royal Ascot
Norfolk Stakes
Shareholder (USA)
2yo - 12/1
K R Burke
James Doyle
15:05 Royal Ascot
King George V Stakes
Going The Distance (IRE)
3yo - 9/1
Ralph Beckett
Rossa Ryan
15:45 Royal Ascot
Ribblesdale Stakes
Port Fairy (IRE)
3yo - 12/1
A P O'Brien
Ryan Moore
16:25 Royal Ascot
Ascot Gold Cup
Kyprios (IRE)
6yo - 11/10
A P O'Brien
Ryan Moore
17:05 Royal Ascot
Britannia Stakes
Mickley (IRE)
3yo - 15/2
Edward Bethell
Callum Rodriguez
17:40 Royal Ascot
Hampton Court Stakes
Jayarebe (FR)
3yo - 7/1
Brian Meehan
Sean Levey
18:15 Royal Ascot
Buckingham Palace Stakes
English Oak (GB)
4yo - 100/30
Ed Walker
James Doyle

Schedule for Friday at the Royal Ascot Meeting

A couple of British Champions Series races on the Friday at Royal Ascot, the Commonwealth Cup over six furlongs and then the Coronation Stakes over just shy of a mile.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
14:30 Royal Ascot
Albany Stakes
Fairy Godmother (IRE)
2yo - 15/8
A P O'Brien
Ryan Moore
15:05 Royal Ascot
Commonwealth Cup
Inisherin (GB)
3yo - 9/4
Kevin Ryan
Tom Eaves
15:45 Royal Ascot
Coronation Stakes
Porta Fortuna (IRE)
3yo - 7/2
Donnacha Aidan O'Brien
Tom Marquand
16:25 Royal Ascot
Duke of Edinburgh Stakes
Crystal Black (IRE)
6yo - 11/1
Gerard Keane
Colin Keane
17:05 Royal Ascot
Sandringham Stakes
Soprano (IRE)
3yo - 14/1
George Boughey
Billy Loughnane
17:40 Royal Ascot
King Edward VII Stakes
Calandagan (IRE)
3yo - 11/2
F-H Graffard
Stephane Pasquier
18:15 Royal Ascot
Palace of Holyroodhouse Stakes
Pilgrim (GB)
3yo - 18/1
David & Nicola Barron
Joe Fanning

Schedule for Saturday at the Royal Ascot Meeting

The final day of Royal Ascot is all about the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes, a Group 1 race run over six furlongs which is part of the British Champions Series and carries a prize fund of £1m.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
14:30 Royal Ascot
Chesham Stakes
Bedtime Story (IRE)
2yo - 11/8
A P O'Brien
Ryan Moore
15:05 Royal Ascot
Hardwicke Stakes
Isle Of Jura (GB)
4yo - 16/1
George Scott
Callum Shepherd
15:45 Royal Ascot
Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes
Khaadem (IRE)
8yo - 14/1
Charles Hills
Oisin Murphy
16:25 Royal Ascot
Jersey Stakes
Haatem (IRE)
3yo - 7/2
Richard Hannon
James Doyle
17:05 Royal Ascot
Wokingham Stakes
Unequal Love (GB)
4yo - 12/1
William Haggas
Tom Marquand
17:40 Royal Ascot
Golden Gates Stakes
Hand Of God (GB)
3yo - 9/4
Harry Charlton
William Buick
18:15 Royal Ascot
Queen Alexandra Stakes
Uxmal (IRE)
5yo - 2/1
Joseph Patrick O'Brien
Dylan Browne McMonagle

Article Contributor Information

We are blessed with an excellent team of specialists and experts at OLBG. Contributing to creating and maintaining this Ascot Stakes Preview are at hand, Andy and Darren. They both work on the Horse racing tips team team looking after the tipsters and managing the tips settlement, whilst also creating and managing all of the horse racing event previews for Flat Racing.

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.
Andy Powell

Andy Powell

Content editor

Andy, a seasoned horse racing expert with over 15 years of experience, possesses a comprehensive understanding of the sport, from delving into complex statistical data for flat racing in the UK and Ireland to crafting insightful flat racing blogs for OLBG.

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