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2022 British Champion Stakes Preview, Trends & Analysis

Published: Oct 17, 2:18pm Last Updated: Oct 18, 2:30pm Horse Racing 1 Comment 1898 Views

2022 British Champion Stakes Preview

The British Champion Stakes is a Group 1 race that is held during Champions Day at Ascot in October. The race is run over 1m2f and is open to three-year-olds and older. The winner of the race gets an invitation to compete in the Breeders Cup Turf. The race sees plenty of back-to-back winners with Alborada (98-99), Twice Over (09-10) and Cracksman (17-18) as well as nine prior to those!

To see which runners the OLBG racing tipsters are tipping throughout the card that includes this race, head over to the Ascot Betting Picks on the day of the race, do they agree with the runners on the trend shortlist or are they predicting other runners?

When looking over the past 11 renewals, a time of 2:02.52 was set by Cirrus Des Aigles in 2011, that is the quickest time over that period, the runner was trained by Mme C Barande-Barbe and ridden by Christophe Soumillon. The slowest winning time was set in 2020 when Addeybb won in a time of 2:12.29, booked to ride was Tom Marquand on this William Haggas trained runner.

These are the top three quickest run British Champion Stakes over the last 11 renewals:

  • 2011 - Cirrus Des Aigles (2:02.52)
  • 2016 - Almanzor (2:05.94)
  • 2015 - Fascinating Rock (2:06.31)

How competitive is the British Champion Stakes market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 11 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2021 when the race had an over-round of 112%. The race in 2015 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 122%, whilst on average over the last 11 renewals of the British Champion Stakes, the over-round has been 118% that means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £118 which is bet.

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 11 if you had followed the winner of the British Champion Stakes next time out then you would have back a total of 2 winners. Backing all 6 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -3.00. Remember to bookmark the racing tips page so you can get easy access to the OLBG racing picks on a daily basis.

British Champion Stakes Past Winners

Here are the past 10 winners of the British Champion Stakes. 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 which 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 British Champion Stakes as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Year Horse (Drawn) Info
2021
2:08.31
Sealiway
3yo 9-1 (3 of 9) 12/1
Mickael Barzalona
Cedric Rossi
2020
2:12.29
Addeybb
6yo 9-5 (11 of 10) 9/1
Tom Marquand
William Haggas
2019
2:08.42
Magical
4yo 9-2 (8 of 9) 1/1F
Donnacha O'Brien
A P O'Brien
2018
2:08.79
Cracksman
4yo 9-5 (8 of 8) 5/6F
Frankie Dettori
John Gosden
2017
2:11.75
Cracksman
3yo 9-1 (4 of 10) 13/8F
Frankie Dettori
John Gosden
2016
2:05.94
Almanzor
3yo 9-0 (1 of 10) 11/8F
Christophe Soumillon
J-C Rouget
2015
2:06.31
Fascinating Rock
4yo 9-5 (7 of 13) 10/1
Pat Smullen
D K Weld
2014
2:11.23
Noble Mission
5yo 9-5 (5 of 9) 7/1
James Doyle
Lady Cecil
2013
2:12.02
Farhh
5yo 9-3 (5 of 10) 11/4
Silvestre De Sousa
Saeed bin Suroor
2012
2:10.22
Frankel
4yo 9-3 (3 of 6) 2/11F
Tom Queally
Sir Henry Cecil

Where have the winning runners come from?

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

  • GB: 6 winners with an additional 8 placings from 68 runners
  • FR: 3 winners with an additional 3 placings from 13 runners
  • IRE: 2 winners with an additional 8 placings from 21 runners
  • GER: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 2 runners
  • CZE: 0 winners with an additional 1 placing from 1 runner
  • JPN: 0 winners with an additional 1 placing from 1 runner

British Champion Stakes Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the British Champion Stakes over the last 11 renewals is John Gosden who has won the race 2 times. Those 2 winners came from Cracksman (2017) & Cracksman (2018).

Here are some of the top British Champion Stakes trainer statistics over the last 11 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
John Gosden 16-2-4 -11.54 -10.72
A P O'Brien 15-1-7 -13.00 -7.84
William Haggas 8-1-3 +2.00 +0.50
Mme C Barande-Barbe 4-1-3 +9.00 +5.91
Saeed bin Suroor 4-1-1 -0.25 -1.35
J-C Rouget 3-1-1 -0.62 -1.17
D K Weld 2-1-2 +9.00 +5.75
Cedric Rossi 1-1-1 +12.00 +7.20
Sir Michael Stoute 5-0-2 -5.00 -3.03
David Simcock 4-0-0 -4.00 -4.00

British Champion Stakes Jockey Statistics

There are two leading jockeys in the British Champion Stakes over the last 11 renewals with both Frankie Dettori & Christophe Soumillon who have both won the race 2 times. Frankie Dettori winners have been with Cracksman (2017) & Cracksman (2018). Christophe Soumillon winners have been with Cirrus Des Aigles (2011) & Almanzor (2016).

Here are some of the top British Champion Stakes jockey statistics over the last 11 renewals (R = Rides, 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
Frankie Dettori 7-2-2 -2.54 -3.52
Christophe Soumillon 5-2-3 +10.38 +5.68
James Doyle 7-1-3 +1.00 +0.30
Silvestre De Sousa 5-1-1 -1.25 -2.35
Mickael Barzalona 3-1-1 +10.00 +5.20
Tom Marquand 2-1-1 +8.00 +4.40
Tom Queally 2-1-1 -0.82 -0.89
Ryan Moore 8-0-6 -8.00 -2.44
William Buick 8-0-3 -8.00 -5.43
Robert Havlin 5-0-0 -5.00 -5.00

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

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.

  • 11 / 11 (54%) - OR of at least 117
  • 11 / 11 (55%) - No bigger than 14/1
  • 11 / 11 (63%) - First 6 of the betting
  • 11 / 11 (70%) - Ran in at least 2 Group 1s
  • 11 / 11 (71%) - Previously placed in a Group 1
  • 10 / 11 (73%) - Won within last 3 starts
  • 10 / 11 (81%) - Won within the past 180 days

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Ascot racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the British Champion Stakes. Maybe you are looking to back something in this race on the tote, but you are not sure of the process or how the tote works? No problem! We have an article which is dedicated to The Tote for you to read which explains everything you need to know! Be sure to check out the other articles too in the OLBG Betting School.

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British Champion Stakes Trend Analysis

The worst performing factor which has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 2 wins in the past year, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-32.

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

  • 2021: Winner in 3 (10,6) [9 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 11 (1,6) [10 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 8 (3,1) [9 Runners]
  • 2018: Winner in 8 (1,7) [8 Runners]
  • 2017: Winner in 4 (7,9) [10 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the British Champion Stakes is Longchamp, there has been a total number of 3 winners of this race who ran at Longchamp last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 10 winners from a total of 94 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 1 winner from a total of 12 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, These are the stallions whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the British Champion Stakes:

  • Galileo (3 Wins)
  • Frankel (2 Wins)
  • Pivotal (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 British Champion Stakes, that stallion is Dubawi who has failed to produce a winner from 5 runners.

Looking at the winning odds over the last 11 renewals, the biggest priced winner was Cirrus Des Aigles in 2011 when winning for Mme C Barande-Barbe at odds of 12/1 under the guidance of Christophe Soumillon. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 11 renewals there has been a total of 5 winning favourites in the race. Whilst we wait for the 2022 British Champion Stakes remember you can get daily racing predictions from the top racing tipsters on the best racing tipsters page.

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