2022 British Champions Series Preview, Trends & Analysis

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2022 British Champions Series

The British Champion Series concludes on Saturday 15th October with British Champions Day at Ascot, be sure to head over to our dedicated Ascot racing predictions page on the day to see which runners the OLBG horse racing tipsters are backing to win, in addition to those listed below, the Balmoral Handicap is also featured on Champions Day.

British Champion Sprint Series

There are six races in the British Champion Sprint Series prior to the finale on British Champions Day, two of the six are run over five furlongs, those are the Kings Stand Stakes and the Nunthorpe Stakes whilst the other four races are all over six furlongs. Remember to head over to the British Champion Sprint Series blog for trends and statistics on the race. The Nunthorpe is open to runners aged two or older while the Commonwealth Cup is open to those aged three only, the other four races are all open to runners aged three or older.

British Champions Mile Series

The Mile Series kicks off with two races open to three-year-old runners only, the 2000 Guineas and the St James's Palace Stakes, there are then two races open to runners aged four or older, are the Lockinge Stakes and the Queen Anne Stakes. The last three races in the series are the Sussex Stakes, the Sun Chariot Stakes and then the final on Champions Day, the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes.

British Champion Day Tips

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British Champions Middle Distance Series

Considered by many as the favourite category, the Middle Distance Series contains races from one mile and two furlongs to those over one mile and furlongs and end with the British Champion Stakes at Champions Day. In the build-up to the finale, there are six prior races in the series kicking off with the Coronation Cup at Epsom, which is followed by the Derby also at Epsom and then the Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot. These are followed by the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown, the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot and finally the Juddmonte International at York.

British Champions Long Distance Series

In the Long Distance Series, you will see a lot of the national hunt trainers mixing it with the flat trainers as this series is all about stamina. Things kick off with the 1m6f Yorkshire Cup at York which is followed by the 2m4f Ascot Gold Cup which takes place during Royal Ascot, three-year-olds get their first attempt in the series in the Goodwood Cup (2m), then the Lonsdale Cup (2m) at York which is followed by the Doncaster Cup (2m2f). The St Leger (1m6f) is the only race in the series which is open to only three-year-old runners and that proceeds the finale on British Champions Day, the British Champions Long Distance Cup.

British Champions Fillies & Mares Series

As it says on the tin, this series is dedicated to the Filly & Mares which finishes with the British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes on Champions Day at Ascot. The series kicks off with the three-year-old runners with three races open to only those of that age, the Newmarket 1000 Guineas, followed by the Oaks at Epsom and the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot. The older runners are then permitted to run in the Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket, the Nassau Stakes at Glorious Goodwood and the Yorkshire Oaks at York which is are the races prior to the final at Ascot.

2022 British Champions Sprint Series

Leading Trainers

There are multiple leading trainers in the Sprint Series with all of Charles Hills, Clive Cox & Edward Lynam having all won 6 races in the series. Charles Hills winners have been with Muhaarar (2015 - Commonwealth Cup), Muhaarar (2015 - July Cup), Muhaarar (2015 - British Champions Sprint Stakes), Battaash (2019 - Nunthorpe Stakes), Battaash (2020 - Nunthorpe Stakes) & Battaash (2020 - Kings Stand Stakes). Clive Cox winners have been with Lethal Force (2013 - July Cup), Lethal Force (2013 - Diamond Jubilee Stakes), Profitable (2016 - Kings Stand Stakes), Harry Angel (2017 - Haydock Sprint Cup), Harry Angel (2017 - July Cup) & Golden Horde (2020 - Commonwealth Cup). Edward Lynam winners have been with Sole Power (2013 - Kings Stand Stakes), Slade Power (2013 - British Champions Sprint Stakes), Slade Power (2014 - July Cup), Slade Power (2014 - Diamond Jubilee Stakes), Sole Power (2014 - Kings Stand Stakes) & Sole Power (2014 - Nunthorpe Stakes).

Not so Good Trainers

There are multiple trainers who have not had the best of times in the Sprint Series, William Haggas (0-24), Roger Varian (0-18), Jim Goldie (0-17), Richard Hannon (0-17), David Barron (0-12), John Gosden (0-12), David C Griffiths (0-12) & Roger Charlton (0-10) have all failed to produce a single winner despite sending multiple runners to the race.

Here are the top ten trainers over the past ten years for runners in the current Sprint Series races:

Trainer R-W-P Win EW
Charles Hills 44-6-13 -20.42 -14.18
Clive Cox 39-6-11 -2.00 -12.38
Edward Lynam 29-6-12 +5.00 -1.50
A P O'Brien 70-4-11 -48.67 -40.25
James Fanshawe 24-4-10 +8.00 +2.10
Charlie Appleby 20-4-6 -0.50 -5.60
Kevin Ryan 57-3-13 -34.50 -23.20
Henry Candy 25-3-9 -4.00 -8.25
Wesley A Ward 15-3-7 +10.50 +4.84
Sir Michael Stoute 12-3-5 +8.50 +2.10

Leading Jockeys

There are two leading jockeys in the Sprint Series with both Ryan Moore & Adam Kirby who have both won 6 races in the series. Ryan Moore winners have been with Twilight Son (2016 - Diamond Jubilee Stakes), Caravaggio (2017 - Commonwealth Cup), U S Navy Flag (2018 - July Cup), Merchant Navy (2018 - Diamond Jubilee Stakes), Ten Sovereigns (2019 - July Cup) & Dream Of Dreams (2021 - Diamond Jubilee Stakes). Adam Kirby winners have been with Lethal Force (2013 - July Cup), Lethal Force (2013 - Diamond Jubilee Stakes), Profitable (2016 - Kings Stand Stakes), Harry Angel (2017 - Haydock Sprint Cup), Harry Angel (2017 - July Cup) & Golden Horde (2020 - Commonwealth Cup).

Not so Good Jockeys

There are multiple jockeys who have not had the best of times in the Sprint Series, Tom Eaves (0-22), David Allan (0-12), Seamie Heffernan (0-10), Gerald Mosse (0-10) & Richard Kingscote (0-10) have all failed to produce a single winner despite riding multiple runners to the race.

Here are the top ten jockeys over the past ten years for rides in the current Sprint Series races:

Jockey R-W-P Win EW
Ryan Moore 48-6-15 -18.17 -17.30
Adam Kirby 37-6-10 +0.00 -10.88
Jim Crowley 36-4-10 -16.92 -19.28
Wayne Lordan 26-4-9 -4.75 +0.85
Paul Hanagan 25-4-7 +31.50 +12.15
Frankie Dettori 41-3-13 -11.00 -15.85
James Doyle 40-3-9 -28.50 -26.28
William Buick 38-3-6 -20.00 -23.40
Oisin Murphy 34-2-7 -22.50 -20.30
Silvestre De Sousa 28-2-5 +16.00 +4.15

2022 British Champions Mile Series

Leading Trainers

The leading trainer in the Mile Series is A P O'Brien who has won 15 of the races. Those 15 winners came from Excelebration (2012 - Queen Elizabeth II Stakes), Camelot (2012 - Qipco 2000 Guineas), Declaration Of War (2013 - Queen Anne Stakes), Gleneagles (2015 - St James's Palace Stakes), Gleneagles (2015 - Qipco 2000 Guineas), Alice Springs (2016 - Sun Chariot Stakes), Minding (2016 - Queen Elizabeth II Stakes), The Gurkha (2016 - Sussex Stakes), Churchill (2017 - Qipco 2000 Guineas), Roly Poly (2017 - Sun Chariot Stakes), Saxon Warrior (2018 - Qipco 2000 Guineas), Rhododendron (2018 - Lockinge Stakes), Magna Grecia (2019 - Qipco 2000 Guineas), Circus Maximus (2019 - St James's Palace Stakes) & Circus Maximus (2020 - Queen Anne Stakes).

Not so Good Trainers

There are two trainers who have not had the best of times in the Mile Series, Charles Hills has sent a total of 19 runners to the race without recording any wins whilst Charlie Appleby has sent out 19 without a winner.

Here are the top ten trainers over the past ten years for runners in the current Mile Series races:

Trainer R-W-P Win EW
A P O'Brien 117-15-38 -51.09 -40.03
John Gosden 43-8-19 -8.12 -7.53
Richard Hannon 48-7-16 +34.43 +15.11
J S Bolger 12-4-6 +14.13 +6.53
Andrew Balding 30-3-6 +6.50 -1.15
Richard Fahey 24-2-9 -19.15 +0.43
Sir Michael Stoute 21-2-6 -6.50 -6.61
Hugo Palmer 8-2-3 +14.00 +6.87
John & Thady Gosden 4-2-3 -1.21 -0.88
Roger Varian 31-1-7 -22.00 -10.75

Leading Jockeys

The leading jockey in the Mile Series is Ryan Moore who has won 11 of the races. Those 11 winners came with Integral (2014 - Sun Chariot Stakes), Gleneagles (2015 - St James's Palace Stakes), Gleneagles (2015 - Qipco 2000 Guineas), Alice Springs (2016 - Sun Chariot Stakes), Minding (2016 - Queen Elizabeth II Stakes), The Gurkha (2016 - Sussex Stakes), Churchill (2017 - Qipco 2000 Guineas), Roly Poly (2017 - Sun Chariot Stakes), Rhododendron (2018 - Lockinge Stakes), Circus Maximus (2019 - St James's Palace Stakes) & Circus Maximus (2020 - Queen Anne Stakes).

Not so Good Jockeys

There are multiple jockeys who have not had the best of times in the Mile Series, Jamie Spencer (0-28), Seamie Heffernan (0-23), Paul Hanagan (0-19), Adam Kirby (0-18) & Christophe Soumillon (0-10) have all failed to produce a single winner despite riding multiple runners to the race.

Here are the top ten jockeys over the past ten years for rides in the current Mile Series races:

Jockey R-W-P Win EW
Ryan Moore 58-11-25 -11.38 -10.15
Frankie Dettori 44-9-16 +2.42 -5.69
Jim Crowley 29-5-6 +18.50 +2.58
James Doyle 46-4-12 -35.62 -28.71
Oisin Murphy 29-4-12 -0.50 +5.05
Kevin Manning 8-4-6 +18.13 +10.53
William Buick 41-3-17 -30.15 -10.52
Tom Queally 11-3-4 -7.56 -5.66
Maxime Guyon 7-3-4 -1.12 -1.33
Daniel Tudhope 21-2-3 -2.25 -8.85

2022 British Champions Middle Distance Series

Leading Trainers

The leading trainer in the Middle Distance Series is A P O'Brien who has won 18 of the races. Those 18 winners came from St Nicholas Abbey (2012 - Coronation Cup), Camelot (2012 - Epsom Derby), So You Think (2012 - Prince of Wales's Stakes), St Nicholas Abbey (2013 - Coronation Cup), Ruler Of The World (2013 - Epsom Derby), Declaration Of War (2013 - Juddmonte International Stakes), Australia (2014 - Epsom Derby), Australia (2014 - Juddmonte International Stakes), Highland Reel (2016 - King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes), Highland Reel (2017 - Coronation Cup), Highland Reel (2017 - Prince of Wales's Stakes), Wings Of Eagles (2017 - Epsom Derby), Magical (2019 - British Champion Stakes), Anthony Van Dyck (2019 - Epsom Derby), Japan (2019 - Juddmonte International Stakes), Serpentine (2020 - Epsom Derby), St Marks Basilica (2021 - Eclipse Stakes) & Love (2021 - Prince of Wales's Stakes).

Not so Good Trainers

There are multiple trainers who have not had the best of times in the Middle Distance Series, Andrew Balding (0-22), David Simcock (0-17) & J S Bolger (0-13) have all failed to produce a single winner despite sending multiple runners to the race.

Here are the top ten trainers over the past ten years for runners in the current Middle Distance Series races:

Trainer R-W-P Win EW
A P O'Brien 138-18-45 -15.82 -37.19
John Gosden 76-15-29 -31.04 -31.56
Charlie Appleby 23-7-10 +28.98 +14.87
Sir Michael Stoute 36-5-17 -8.75 -6.29
Roger Varian 20-3-5 -3.39 -1.83
D K Weld 6-3-4 +16.00 +8.50
William Haggas 25-2-11 +0.00 +4.01
Roger Charlton 13-2-4 -6.37 -4.57
Saeed bin Suroor 17-1-4 -13.25 -10.98
Richard Hannon 10-1-3 +2.00 -2.78

Leading Jockeys

The leading jockey in the Middle Distance Series is Frankie Dettori who has won 10 of the races. Those 10 winners came with Golden Horn (2015 - Eclipse Stakes), Golden Horn (2015 - Epsom Derby), Cracksman (2017 - British Champion Stakes), Enable (2017 - King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes), Cracksman (2018 - Coronation Cup), Cracksman (2018 - British Champion Stakes), Enable (2019 - Eclipse Stakes), Crystal Ocean (2019 - Prince of Wales's Stakes), Enable (2019 - King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes) & Enable (2020 - King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes).

Not so Good Jockeys

There are multiple jockeys who have not had the best of times in the Middle Distance Series, Jamie Spencer (0-19), Kevin Manning (0-13) & Olivier Peslier (0-10) have all failed to produce a single winner despite riding multiple runners to the race.

Here are the top ten jockeys over the past ten years for rides in the current Middle Distance Series races:

Jockey R-W-P Win EW
Frankie Dettori 45-10-21 -24.29 -19.55
William Buick 45-8-20 +0.98 -0.52
Ryan Moore 61-7-28 -33.77 -22.83
James Doyle 32-6-13 -2.12 -4.97
Andrea Atzeni 24-4-7 -0.39 -3.88
Oisin Murphy 24-2-5 -17.25 -15.01
Jim Crowley 23-2-6 -9.00 -9.33
Silvestre De Sousa 19-2-4 +35.75 +23.03
Christophe Soumillon 11-2-3 -6.71 -5.95
Paul Hanagan 10-2-4 +9.50 +5.65

2022 British Champions Long Distance Series

Leading Trainers

The leading trainer in the Long Distance Series is John Gosden who has won 16 of the races. Those 16 winners came from Flying Officer (2015 - British Champions Long Distance Cup), Stradivarius (2017 - Goodwood Cup), Stradivarius (2018 - Lonsdale Cup), Stradivarius (2018 - Goodwood Cup), Stradivarius (2018 - Ascot Gold Cup), Stradivarius (2018 - British Champions Long Distance Cup), Stradivarius (2018 - Yorkshire Cup), Stradivarius (2019 - Lonsdale Cup), Stradivarius (2019 - Goodwood Cup), Stradivarius (2019 - Ascot Gold Cup), Stradivarius (2019 - Doncaster Cup), Logician (2019 - St Leger), Stradivarius (2019 - Yorkshire Cup), Stradivarius (2020 - Goodwood Cup), Enbihaar (2020 - Lonsdale Cup) & Stradivarius (2020 - Ascot Gold Cup).

Not so Good Trainers

There are multiple trainers who have not had the best of times in the Long Distance Series, Hughie Morrison (0-13), William Haggas (0-12) & James Fanshawe (0-11) have all failed to produce a single winner despite sending multiple runners to the race.

Here are the top ten trainers over the past ten years for runners in the current Long Distance Series races:

Trainer R-W-P Win EW
John Gosden 51-16-24 -11.19 -12.52
A P O'Brien 69-7-18 -46.38 -37.66
Sir Michael Stoute 16-5-9 +2.63 +1.12
Andrew Balding 36-3-8 -10.00 -9.17
Saeed bin Suroor 25-3-8 -7.00 -4.95
Ed Dunlop 18-3-4 +4.00 -2.52
D K Weld 9-3-5 +7.00 +4.80
Michael Bell 7-3-4 +9.75 +4.90
Alan King 6-3-4 +10.20 +6.42
W P Mullins 34-2-10 -22.00 -13.12

Leading Jockeys

The leading jockey in the Long Distance Series is Frankie Dettori who has won 17 of the races. Those 17 winners came with Colour Vision (2012 - Ascot Gold Cup), Flying Officer (2015 - British Champions Long Distance Cup), Max Dynamite (2015 - Lonsdale Cup), Stradivarius (2018 - Lonsdale Cup), Stradivarius (2018 - Ascot Gold Cup), Stradivarius (2018 - British Champions Long Distance Cup), Stradivarius (2018 - Yorkshire Cup), Stradivarius (2019 - Lonsdale Cup), Stradivarius (2019 - Goodwood Cup), Stradivarius (2019 - Ascot Gold Cup), Stradivarius (2019 - Doncaster Cup), Logician (2019 - St Leger), Stradivarius (2019 - Yorkshire Cup), Stradivarius (2020 - Goodwood Cup), Stradivarius (2020 - Ascot Gold Cup), Stradivarius (2021 - Lonsdale Cup) & Stradivarius (2021 - Doncaster Cup).

Not so Good Jockeys

There are multiple jockeys who have not had the best of times in the Long Distance Series, Oisin Murphy (0-25), Luke Morris (0-11), Daniel Tudhope (0-11), Adam Kirby (0-11) & Paul Hanagan (0-10) have all failed to produce a single winner despite riding multiple runners to the race.

Here are the top ten jockeys over the past ten years for rides in the current Long Distance Series races:

Jockey R-W-P Win EW
Frankie Dettori 43-17-25 +4.16 -1.42
Ryan Moore 48-11-21 -10.66 -9.70
Andrea Atzeni 30-5-13 -3.45 +3.25
William Buick 40-4-9 -17.27 -17.98
Hollie Doyle 4-3-3 +12.20 +6.92
Silvestre De Sousa 29-2-8 -21.00 -13.90
Jamie Spencer 22-2-2 -11.25 -14.75
Martin Harley 14-2-7 +2.33 +1.85
P J McDonald 7-2-2 +13.50 +6.16
James Doyle 34-1-7 -28.00 -23.35

2022 British Champions Fillies & Mares Series

Leading Trainers

The leading trainer in the Fillies & Mares Series is A P O'Brien who has won 23 of the races. Those 23 winners came from Was (2012 - Epsom Oaks), Homecoming Queen (2012 - Qipco 1000 Guineas), Tapestry (2014 - Yorkshire Oaks), Qualify (2015 - Epsom Oaks), Minding (2016 - Nassau Stakes), Minding (2016 - Epsom Oaks), Minding (2016 - Qipco 1000 Guineas), Alice Springs (2016 - Falmouth Stakes), Seventh Heaven (2016 - Yorkshire Oaks), Hydrangea (2017 - British Champions Fillies Mares Stakes), Winter (2017 - Coronation Stakes), Winter (2017 - Nassau Stakes), Winter (2017 - Qipco 1000 Guineas), Roly Poly (2017 - Falmouth Stakes), Magical (2018 - British Champions Fillies Mares Stakes), Forever Together (2018 - Epsom Oaks), Hermosa (2019 - Qipco 1000 Guineas), Love (2020 - Yorkshire Oaks), Love (2020 - Qipco 1000 Guineas), Love (2020 - Epsom Oaks), Snowfall (2021 - Epsom Oaks), Mother Earth (2021 - Qipco 1000 Guineas) & Snowfall (2021 - Yorkshire Oaks).

Not so Good Trainers

There are multiple trainers who have not had the best of times in the Fillies & Mares Series, Saeed bin Suroor (0-18), Mick Channon (0-17) & Mark Johnston (0-13) have all failed to produce a single winner despite sending multiple runners to the race.

Here are the top ten trainers over the past ten years for runners in the current Fillies & Mares Series races:

Trainer R-W-P Win EW
A P O'Brien 140-23-50 +57.46 +19.82
John Gosden 71-14-29 +18.00 +3.79
Mrs John Harrington 11-3-4 -0.31 -0.26
Sir Michael Stoute 26-2-9 -16.12 -6.92
Ralph Beckett 24-2-6 +3.00 -2.05
Richard Hannon 21-2-6 +53.00 +31.45
A De Royer-Dupre 10-2-3 +4.00 +0.97
J-C Rouget 6-2-3 +5.00 +2.65
Roger Varian 29-1-4 -12.00 -13.67
William Haggas 18-1-4 -15.25 -12.96

Leading Jockeys

The leading jockey in the Fillies & Mares Series is Ryan Moore who has won 19 of the races. Those 19 winners came with Homecoming Queen (2012 - Qipco 1000 Guineas), Rizeena (2014 - Coronation Stakes), Integral (2014 - Falmouth Stakes), Tapestry (2014 - Yorkshire Oaks), Legatissimo (2015 - Qipco 1000 Guineas), Minding (2016 - Nassau Stakes), Minding (2016 - Epsom Oaks), Minding (2016 - Qipco 1000 Guineas), Alice Springs (2016 - Falmouth Stakes), Hydrangea (2017 - British Champions Fillies Mares Stakes), Winter (2017 - Coronation Stakes), Winter (2017 - Nassau Stakes), Roly Poly (2017 - Falmouth Stakes), Magical (2018 - British Champions Fillies Mares Stakes), Love (2020 - Yorkshire Oaks), Love (2020 - Qipco 1000 Guineas), Fancy Blue (2020 - Nassau Stakes), Love (2020 - Epsom Oaks) & Snowfall (2021 - Yorkshire Oaks).

Not so Good Jockeys

There are multiple jockeys who have not had the best of times in the Fillies & Mares Series, Silvestre De Sousa (0-17), Jamie Spencer (0-17), Mickael Barzalona (0-14) & Olivier Peslier (0-11) have all failed to produce a single winner despite riding multiple runners to the race.

Here are the top ten jockeys over the past ten years for rides in the current Fillies & Mares Series races:

Jockey R-W-P Win EW
Ryan Moore 61-19-33 +30.26 +12.57
Frankie Dettori 49-9-19 +0.25 -0.61
William Buick 49-7-13 +8.50 -6.60
Jim Crowley 29-3-7 +6.50 -0.36
Oisin Murphy 22-3-6 +12.50 +4.20
Wayne Lordan 14-3-5 +14.00 +8.30
James Doyle 34-2-5 -21.75 -18.42
Christophe Soumillon 9-2-4 +6.00 +3.77
Sean Levey 8-2-4 +66.00 +41.35
Andrea Atzeni 29-1-7 -23.00 -15.67

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