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

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If you are a fan of horse racing trends then this preview of the Britannia 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 Britannia Stakes, a race run over 1m at Ascot during the Royal Ascot.

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

The Britannia Stakes Heritage Handicap is a class 2 event for 3-year-old colts and geldings over one mile on Ascot's straight course and this year is scheduled to be run on Thursday of the festival.

Britannia Stakes Information:

Our dedicated Royal Ascot tips page will not only bring you predictions from the OLBG racing tipsters for the upcoming card that includes the Britannia Stakes but will also have predictions for each meeting at Royal Ascot throughout the season so be sure to head over there. You may also be interested in other preview blogs that we have packed full of information, head down to the Schedule at Royal Ascot section for links to these.

How competitive is the Britannia Stakes market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2005 when the race had an over-round of 123%. The race in 2016 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 153%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Britannia Stakes, the over-round has been 139%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £139 which is bet.

Britannia 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 Britannia Stakes next time out then you would have backed a total of 0 winners. Backing all 19 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -19.00. Remember to bookmark the racing tips page so you can get easy access to the OLBG racing picks on a daily basis.

The runner that holds the record over the past 20 renewals for the slowest time in the race was set in the 2011 renewal when Sagramor from Hughie Morrison under the guidance of Nicky Mackay, won in a time of 1:44.55, whilst at the other end of the spectrum, Mostashaar, trained by Sir Michael Stoute and ridden by Richard Hills set the quickest time of 1:36.35 in the 2005 renewal.

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

  • 2005 - Mostashaar (1:36.35)
  • 2013 - Beauty Flame (1:37.52)
  • 2010 - Ransom Note (1:37.82)

Britannia Stakes Past Winners

Here are the Britannia 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 also the total number of runners in the race. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the Britannia Stakes as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Year Horse (Drawn) Info
2023
1:40.02
Docklands (GB)
3yo 9-2 (18 of 29) 6/1F
Hayley Turner
Harry Eustace (GB)
2022
1:38.56
Thesis (GB)
3yo 8-11 (10 of 30) 14/1
Ryan Moore
Harry & Roger Charlton (GB)
2021
1:39.19
Perotto (GB)
3yo 9-3 (19 of 29) 18/1
Oisin Murphy
Marcus Tregoning (GB)
2020
1:41.22
Khaloosy (IRE)
3yo 9-2 (19 of 22) 9/2
Jim Crowley
Roger Varian (GB)
2019
1:41.25
Biometric (GB)
3yo 8-8 (29 of 28) 28/1
Harry Bentley
Ralph Beckett (GB)
2018
1:38.85
Ostilio (GB)
3yo 8-9 (15 of 30) 10/1
Silvestre De Sousa
Simon Crisford (GB)
2017
1:40.59
Bless Him (IRE)
3yo 8-9 (3 of 29) 25/1
Jamie Spencer
David Simcock (GB)
2016
1:40.42
Limitless (IRE)
3yo 9-1 (12 of 28) 13/2
Jamie Spencer
Jamie Osborne (GB)
2015
1:38.57
War Envoy (USA)
3yo 9-6 (11 of 28) 10/1
Ryan Moore
A P O'Brien (IRE)
2014
1:38.40
Born In China (GB)
3yo 8-4 (26 of 30) 14/1
David Probert
Andrew Balding (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

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

  • GB: 18 winners with an additional 58 placings from 512 runners
  • IRE: 2 winners with an additional 2 placings from 43 runners
  • FR: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 3 runners
  • QA: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner
  • HK: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner
  • USA: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

Britannia Stakes Trainer Statistics

There are multiple trainers who have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the Britannia Stakes, Mark Johnston (0-45), John Gosden (0-25), Richard Hannon (0-23), Mick Channon (0-15), Richard Fahey (0-13), Charlie Appleby (0-12), Brian Meehan (0-12), Hugo Palmer (0-10) and Saeed bin Suroor (0-10) have all failed to produce a single winner despite sending multiple runners to the race.

Here are some of the top Britannia 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
Andrew Balding 20-1-1 -5.00 -10.25
William Haggas 18-1-6 -11.00 +3.63
Sir Michael Stoute 16-1-3 -11.67 -7.92
Michael Bell 14-1-3 +20.00 +13.38
Ralph Beckett 10-1-4 +19.00 +21.63
A P O'Brien 10-1-1 +1.00 -2.75
Roger Varian 9-1-2 -3.50 -1.94
Hughie Morrison 7-1-1 +2.00 -1.00
David Simcock 6-1-1 +20.00 +10.63
Ed Dunlop 6-1-2 +15.00 +9.75

Britannia Stakes Jockey Statistics

There are two leading jockeys in the Britannia Stakes over the last 20 renewals with both Ryan Moore and Jamie Spencer who have both won the race three times. Ryan Moore winners have been with Fast Or Free (2012), War Envoy (2015) and Thesis (2022). Jamie Spencer winners have been with Sir Gerard (2006), Limitless (2016) and Bless Him (2017). There are multiple jockeys who have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the Britannia Stakes, Frankie Dettori (0-16), William Buick (0-15), Paul Hanagan (0-12), Joe Fanning (0-11) and James Doyle (0-11) have all failed to produce a single winner despite sending multiple rides to the race.

Here are some of the top Britannia 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
Ryan Moore 19-3-8 +14.00 +16.88
Jamie Spencer 18-3-7 +21.00 +18.01
Jim Crowley 13-1-2 -7.50 -6.19
Silvestre De Sousa 12-1-2 -1.00 -0.12
David Probert 9-1-1 +6.00 +0.75
Oisin Murphy 8-1-2 +11.00 +5.50
Hayley Turner 8-1-2 -1.00 -0.25
Harry Bentley 7-1-1 +22.00 +11.50
Nicky Mackay 5-1-1 +4.00 +1.00
W J Lee 2-1-1 +19.00 +11.50

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): 11, 1, 1, 4, 19, 9, (8, 12, 17), 8, 1, 4, 4, 10, 6, 11, 13, 2, 2, 9, 17, 1

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 (70%) - No bigger than 33/1
  • 20 / 20 (70%) - Within the first 18 of market
  • 20 / 20 (80%) - No bigger than 16/1 (Career Place)
  • 20 / 20 (83%) - Achieved an RPR of 90+ (Last 3)
  • 20 / 20 (84%) - Had 2 - 5 placings (1 Year)
  • 20 / 20 (84%) - Not in a G2/G3/LST/Cl6 (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (84%) - Not on HY/SFT/FM/STD-SLW/STD-FS (Debut)
  • 20 / 20 (86%) - Furthest Placed 7f - 1m½f
  • 20 / 20 (87%) - Fewer than 2 starts (Further)
  • 20 / 20 (89%) - Ran over 6f - 1mf (Debut)
  • 19 / 20 (78%) - Best in 3 of 1st or 2nd
  • 19 / 20 (81%) - No bigger than 8/1 (Last Win)
  • 19 / 20 (83%) - Not in an 8-9 field (LTO)
  • 19 / 20 (84%) - Not on SFT/FM/STD-SLW/FS (LTO)
  • 19 / 20 (86%) - Achieved an RPR of 82+ (Last Win)

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Royal Ascot racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Britannia Stakes. If you are a newcomer to horse racing betting, then the number of types of bets can be scary! Don't let that put you off though, head over to this Types Of Horse Racing Bet article and have a read, you will then have a better knowledge of betting on racing in the future and there are plenty of other articles in the OLBG Betting School too.

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Britannia Stakes Trend Analysis

The worst performing factor which has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 2 career starts in the class, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-100.

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

  • 2023: Winner in 18 (3,9,11) [29 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 10 (18,12,28) [30 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 19 (25,28,10) [29 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 19 (17,2,21) [22 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 29 (22,18,5) [28 Runners]

The courses which have produced the most winners of the Britannia Stakes are Haydock and Newmarket (Rowley), there has been a total number of 3 winners from each of those courses.

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

  • Exceed And Excel (0 Wins from 15 runners)
  • Invincible Spirit (0 Wins from 12 runners)
  • Cape Cross (0 Wins from 11 runners)
  • Kodiac (0 Wins from 11 runners)
  • Oasis Dream (0 Wins from 8 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Eddie Jock in 2007, winning for Michael Bell at odds of 33/1 under the guidance of Johnny Murtagh. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there has been a total of 4 winning favourites in the race. Before placing your bet on the 2024 Britannia Stakes head over to see which other runners today are being backed by the best racing tipsters today.

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