British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Champions Day)

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If you are a fan of horse racing trends then this preview of the British Champions Fillies & Mares 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 British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes, a race run over 1m4f at Ascot during the Champions Day.

British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Champions Day)
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 British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes Preview

The British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes takes place in October as part of the British Champions Day at Ascot. This race as the title would indicate is open to fillies & mares only and is run over just shy of 1m4f. Before becoming the British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes in 2011, the race was known as the Pride Stakes. Lester Piggott won this race eight times as a jockey and John Dunlop won it nine times as a trainer!

British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes Information:

We also have a dedicated Ascot 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 Races Covered on Champions Day section for links to these.

How competitive is the British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 13 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2021 when the race had an over-round of 114%. The race in 2022 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 125%, whilst on average over the last 13 renewals of the British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes, the over-round has been 118%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £118 which is bet.

British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes Trends:

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 13 if you had followed the winner of the British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes next time out then you would have backed a total of 2 winners. Backing all 10 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -0.25. Remember to use the racing predictions along with the information on this page to find a bet on the 2024 British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes.

Over the last 13 renewals, it was the William Haggas trained Dancing Rain ridden by Johnny Murtagh who set the fastest winning time in the British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes, the runner won the race in a time of 2:27.29 was set when winning the race in 2011. At the other end of the scale, it was the combination of trainer A P O'Brien and jockey Ryan Moore with Hydrangea who set the slowest winning time, the race-winning time was 2:40.82 in the 2017 renewal.

These are the top three quickest-run British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes over the last 13 renewals:

  • 2011 - Dancing Rain (2:27.29)
  • 2023 - Poptronic (2:28.29)
  • 2016 - Journey (2:28.41)

British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes Past Winners

Here are the British Champions Fillies & Mares 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 British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

YearHorse (Drawn)Info
2023
2:28.29
Poptronic (GB)
4yo 9-7 (10 of 14) 22/1
Sam James
K R Burke (GB)
2022
2:33.76
Emily Upjohn (GB)
3yo 9-1 (10 of 14) 3/1F
Frankie Dettori
John & Thady Gosden (GB)
2021
2:34.05
Eshaada (GB)
3yo 8-13 (8 of 8) 16/1
Jim Crowley
Roger Varian (GB)
2020
2:37.84
Wonderful Tonight (FR)
3yo 8-13 (9 of 12) 4/1F
William Buick
David Menuisier (GB)
2019
2:28.48
Star Catcher (GB)
3yo 8-13 (11 of 12) 7/4F
Frankie Dettori
John Gosden (GB)
2018
2:33.28
Magical (IRE)
3yo 8-13 (6 of 11) 5/1
Ryan Moore
A P O'Brien (IRE)
2017
2:40.82
Hydrangea (IRE)
3yo 8-13 (8 of 10) 4/1
Ryan Moore
A P O'Brien (IRE)
2016
2:28.41
Journey (GB)
4yo 9-5 (11 of 13) 4/1
Frankie Dettori
John Gosden (GB)
2015
2:32.01
Simple Verse (IRE)
3yo 8-12 (12 of 12) 5/1
Andrea Atzeni
Ralph Beckett (GB)
2014
2:38.76
Madame Chiang (GB)
3yo 8-12 (2 of 10) 12/1
Jim Crowley
David Simcock (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes have been based:

  • GB: 10 winners with an additional 16 placings from 88 runners
  • IRE: 3 winners with an additional 9 placings from 41 runners
  • FR: 0 winners with an additional 1 placing from 13 runners
  • SAF: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner
  • GER: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes Trainer Statistics

There are two leading trainers in the British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes over the last 13 renewals with both A P O'Brien and John Gosden who have both won the race two times. A P O'Brien winners have been with Hydrangea (2017) and Magical (2018). John Gosden winners have been with Journey (2016) and Star Catcher (2019).

Here are some of the top British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes trainer statistics over the last 13 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
A P O'Brien25-2-7-14.00-10.63
John Gosden15-2-7-7.25-3.50
Ralph Beckett10-1-4-4.00-3.25
Roger Varian9-1-1+8.00+1.60
William Haggas6-1-2+1.00-0.20
John & Thady Gosden5-1-1-1.00-2.20
James Fanshawe4-1-2+13.00+8.50
David Simcock3-1-1+10.00+5.20
D K Weld3-1-1+0.50-0.50
K R Burke1-1-1+22.00+13.20

British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes over the last 13 renewals is Frankie Dettori who has won the race three times with those three winners coming from Journey (2016), Star Catcher (2019) and Emily Upjohn (2022). Other jockeys who have recorded multiple wins in the British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes are Ryan Moore (2 wins) and Jim Crowley (2 wins).

Here are some of the top British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes jockey statistics over the last 13 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
Frankie Dettori10-3-5+1.75+0.05
Ryan Moore12-2-5-1.00-1.33
Jim Crowley7-2-4+23.00+15.65
William Buick9-1-2-4.00-3.50
Andrea Atzeni6-1-3+0.00+0.55
Sam James1-1-1+22.00+13.20
James Doyle7-0-1-7.00-4.50
Oisin Murphy4-0-0-4.00-4.00
Robert Havlin4-0-0-4.00-4.00
David Egan4-0-0-4.00-4.00

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): 9, (1, 4), (3, 4, 5), 5, 4, 5, 2, 3, 1, 1, 3, 1, 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.

  • 13 / 13 (65%) - Won within last 3 starts
  • 13 / 13 (69%) - Break of 14 - 157 days (Last Win)
  • 13 / 13 (72%) - Had 1 - 3 wins (180 Days)
  • 13 / 13 (75%) - No bigger than 22/1
  • 13 / 13 (78%) - Carried 123 - 126lbs (Debut)
  • 13 / 13 (78%) - Made 3 - 6 starts (180 Days)
  • 13 / 13 (78%) - Had 1 - 4 wins (Season)
  • 13 / 13 (83%) - Made 3 - 7 starts (Season)
  • 13 / 13 (83%) - Beaten no more -6¾l (Debut)
  • 13 / 13 (84%) - Had 2 - 5 wins (Career)
  • 13 / 13 (86%) - Not BB/BR/GR/RG in colour
  • 13 / 13 (88%) - Within the first 10 of the market
  • 13 / 13 (88%) - Break of 14 - 157 days (Last Place)
  • 13 / 13 (89%) - Sex is not Mare
  • 13 / 13 (89%) - No more than +1yrs (Vs Min Age)

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Ascot racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the British Champions Fillies & Mares 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 in the OLBG Betting School.

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British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 7+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +21.00 is when runners ran in a Class 5 on debut. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 0 wins in the past 180 days, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-31.

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

  • 2023: Winner in 10 (11,9) [14 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 10 (5,12) [14 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 8 (6,3) [8 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 9 (4,6) [12 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 11 (2,12) [12 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes is Longchamp, there has been a total number of 5 winners of this race who ran at Longchamp last time out.

Looking over the past renewals, these are the stallions whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes:

  • Galileo (2 Wins)
  • Sea The Stars (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 Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes, that stallion is Frankel who has failed to produce a winner from 8 runners.

Looking at the winning odds over the last 13 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Poptronic in 2023, winning for K R Burke at odds of 22/1 under the guidance of Sam James. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 13 renewals there has been a total of 4 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.

Races Covered on Champions Day

Champions Day races for Saturday 19th October 2024

Here are the races at the Ascot racecourse which take place on Champions Day, all of which we have blogs for.

Race2023 WinnerInfo
13:15 Ascot
British Champions Long Distance Cup
Trawlerman (IRE)
5yo - 9/1
John & Thady Gosden
Frankie Dettori
13:50 Ascot
British Champions Sprint Stakes
Art Power (IRE)
6yo - 40/1
Tim Easterby
David Allan
14:25 Ascot
British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes
Poptronic (GB)
4yo - 22/1
K R Burke
Sam James
15:05 Ascot
Queen Elizabeth II Stakes
Big Rock (FR)
3yo - 5/1
Christopher Head
Aurelien Lemaitre
15:45 Ascot
British Champion Stakes
King Of Steel (USA)
3yo - 3/1
Roger Varian
Frankie Dettori
16:25 Ascot
Balmoral Handicap
The Gatekeeper (IRE)
4yo - 25/1
Charlie Johnston
Joe Fanning

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