British Champions Long Distance Cup Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Champions Day)

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We look at the British Champions Long Distance Cup ahead of the next renewal, a race contested over 2m at Ascot during the Champions Day to see which runners, trainers and jockeys have previously won the race and which trends you can use to find the winner of the British Champions Long Distance Cup.

British Champions Long Distance Cup 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 Long Distance Cup Preview

The British Champions Long Distance Cup is part of the Champions Day at Ascot as is a real stamina-testing race. This is a Group 2 race that is run over just shy of two miles with three-year-olds or older eligible to enter. The race was previously known as the Jockey Cup Cup before becoming the British Champions Long Distance Cup in 2011. Barry Hills along with Further Flight won this race an incredible five years running between 1991-1995! Trueshan became the first back-to-back winner of the race in 2021 since Persian Punch achieved the feat in 2002-2003 and then went on to make it three on the bounce in 2022.

British Champions Long Distance Cup 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 Races Covered on Champions Day section for links to these.

How competitive is the British Champions Long Distance Cup market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 13 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2018 when the race had an over-round of 111%. The race in 2019 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 122%, whilst on average over the last 13 renewals of the British Champions Long Distance Cup, the over-round has been 116%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £116 which is bet.

British Champions Long Distance Cup 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 Long Distance Cup next time out then you would have backed a total of 5 winners. Backing all 10 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -1.56. Remember to bookmark the racing tips page so you can get easy access to the OLBG racing picks on a daily basis.

When looking over the past 13 renewals, a time of 3:22.14 was set by Trawlerman in 2023, which is the quickest time over that period, the runner was trained by John & Thady Gosden and ridden by Frankie Dettori. The slowest winning time was set in 2013 when Royal Diamond won in a time of 3:38.09, booked to ride was Johnny Murtagh on this J P Murtagh trained runner.

These are the top three quickest-run British Champions Long Distance Cup over the last 13 renewals:

  • 2023 - Trawlerman (3:22.14)
  • 2011 - Fame And Glory (3:26.50)
  • 2019 - Kew Gardens (3:29.49)

British Champions Long Distance Cup Past Winners

Here are the British Champions Long Distance Cup 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 Long Distance Cup as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

YearHorse (Drawn)Info
2023
3:22.14
Trawlerman (IRE)
5yo 9-9 (1 of 8) 9/1
Frankie Dettori
John & Thady Gosden (GB)
2022
3:30.22
Trueshan (FR)
6yo 9-9 (5 of 8) 11/8F
Hollie Doyle
Alan King (GB)
2021
3:30.68
Trueshan (FR)
5yo 9-7 (9 of 10) 1/1F
Hollie Doyle
Alan King (GB)
2020
3:35.75
Trueshan (FR)
4yo 9-7 (11 of 13) 11/1
Hollie Doyle
Alan King (GB)
2019
3:29.49
Kew Gardens (IRE)
4yo 9-7 (3 of 9) 7/2
Donnacha O'Brien
A P O'Brien (IRE)
2018
3:37.51
Stradivarius (IRE)
4yo 9-7 (1 of 6) 1/1F
Frankie Dettori
John Gosden (GB)
2017
3:37.84
Order Of St George (IRE)
5yo 9-7 (12 of 13) 4/5F
Ryan Moore
A P O'Brien (IRE)
2016
3:31.52
Sheikhzayedroad (GB)
7yo 9-7 (3 of 10) 11/1
Martin Harley
David Simcock (GB)
2015
3:32.19
Flying Officer (USA)
5yo 9-7 (2 of 13) 6/1
Frankie Dettori
John Gosden (GB)
2014
3:36.77
Forgotten Rules (IRE)
4yo 9-7 (7 of 9) 3/1
Pat Smullen
D K Weld (IRE)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the British Champions Long Distance Cup have been based:

  • GB: 7 winners with an additional 19 placings from 91 runners
  • IRE: 6 winners with an additional 6 placings from 39 runners

British Champions Long Distance Cup Trainer Statistics

There are two leading trainers in the British Champions Long Distance Cup over the last 13 renewals with both A P O'Brien and Alan King who have both won the race three times. A P O'Brien winners have been with Fame And Glory (2011), Order Of St George (2017) and Kew Gardens (2019). Alan King winners have been with Trueshan (2020, 2021 & 2022). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the British Champions Long Distance Cup are John Gosden (2 wins) and D K Weld (2 wins).

Here are some of the top British Champions Long Distance Cup 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'Brien19-3-5-8.70-9.86
Alan King4-3-3+12.38+7.03
John Gosden12-2-6-3.00-1.71
D K Weld6-2-3+7.00+3.80
John & Thady Gosden4-1-4+6.00+7.10
David Simcock2-1-1+10.00+5.60
J P Murtagh1-1-1+20.00+12.00
Andrew Balding9-0-1-9.00-7.50
W P Mullins7-0-2-7.00-3.25
Saeed bin Suroor5-0-0-5.00-5.00

British Champions Long Distance Cup Jockey Statistics

There are two leading jockeys in the British Champions Long Distance Cup over the last 13 renewals with both Frankie Dettori and Hollie Doyle who have both won the race three times. Frankie Dettori winners have been with Flying Officer (2015), Stradivarius (2018) and Trawlerman (2023). Hollie Doyle winners have been with Trueshan (2020, 2021 & 2022).

Here are some of the top British Champions Long Distance Cup 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 Dettori11-3-8+8.00+7.18
Hollie Doyle4-3-3+12.38+7.03
Ryan Moore10-1-3-8.20-6.41
Martin Harley3-1-1+9.00+4.60
Jamie Spencer3-1-1+1.00-0.20
William Buick9-0-1-9.00-8.10
James Doyle7-0-0-7.00-7.00
Oisin Murphy6-0-3-6.00-1.45
Silvestre De Sousa5-0-1-5.00-3.50
Robert Havlin3-0-2-3.00+0.05

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): 2, 8, 7, 7, (8, 12), 4, 1, 1, 2, 12, 1, 1, 2

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 (62%) - Highest Won is not G2-3/Cl3-5
  • 13 / 13 (64%) - Achieved an RPR of 109+ (Last Win)
  • 13 / 13 (66%) - No bigger than 20/1
  • 13 / 13 (72%) - Carried 127 - 148lbs (Last Win)
  • 13 / 13 (75%) - No bigger than 8/1 (LTO)
  • 13 / 13 (76%) - Ran over 1m6f - 2m4f (Last Win)
  • 13 / 13 (77%) - No bigger than 40/1 (Career)
  • 13 / 13 (78%) - Beaten no more -10l (Debut)
  • 13 / 13 (79%) - Carried 128 - 138lbs (LTO)
  • 13 / 13 (79%) - Placed within last 2 starts
  • 13 / 13 (80%) - Won within last 5 starts
  • 13 / 13 (85%) - In a field of 9 - 20 (Debut)
  • 13 / 13 (86%) - Achieved a TS of 34+ (Last Win)
  • 13 / 13 (87%) - Highest Placed is not G3/Cl3-4
  • 13 / 13 (88%) - Fewer than 7 starts (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 Champions Long Distance Cup. 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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British Champions Long Distance Cup Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 7+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +27.68 is when runners had a highest class won of Class 1 (G1). The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 0 career wins with the jockey, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-41.

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

  • 2023: Winner in 1 (6,3) [8 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 5 (3,4) [8 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 9 (8,10) [10 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 11 (6,13) [13 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 3 (6,5) [9 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the British Champions Long Distance Cup is Curragh, there has been a total number of 3 winners of this race who ran at Curragh last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 13 winners from a total of 119 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 0 winners from a total of 11 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, these are the stallions whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the British Champions Long Distance Cup:

  • Planteur (3 Wins)
  • Galileo (2 Wins)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 13 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Royal Diamond in 2013, winning for J P Murtagh at odds of 20/1 under the guidance of Johnny Murtagh. 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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