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

Updated: 2931 Horse Racing

We look at the British Champions Sprint Stakes ahead of the next renewal, a race contested over 6f 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 Sprint Stakes.

British Champions Sprint 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 Sprint Stakes Preview

The British Champions Sprint Stakes is a Group 1 race that takes place on British Champions Day at the Ascot racecourse. The race is open to runners who are three years old or older and is run over six furlongs. Previously known as the Diadem Stakes, the race took its current name when Champions Day was created in 2011. Lester Piggott won this race a total of seven times, whilst both Walter Nightinall & Vincent O'Brien won it four times as trainers.

British Champions Sprint Stakes Information:

To see which runners the OLBG racing tipsters are tipping throughout the card that includes this race, head over to the Ascot tips on the day of the race, do they agree with the runners on the trend shortlist or are they predicting other runners? 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 Sprint Stakes market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 15 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2010 when the race had an over-round of 116%. The race in 2022 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 126%, whilst on average over the last 15 renewals of the British Champions Sprint Stakes, the over-round has been 122%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £122 which is bet.

British Champions Sprint Stakes Trends:

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 15 if you had followed the winner of the British Champions Sprint Stakes next time out then you would have backed a total of 0 winners. Backing all 11 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -11.00. Remember to use the racing predictions along with the information on this page to find a bet on the 2024 British Champions Sprint Stakes.

Over the last 15 renewals, it was the James Fanshawe trained The Tin Man ridden by Tom Queally who set the fastest winning time in the British Champions Sprint Stakes, the runner won the race in a time of 1:12.15 was set when winning the race in 2016. At the other end of the scale, it was the combination of trainer T Hogan and jockey Wayne Lordan with Gordon Lord Byron who set the slowest winning time, the race-winning time was 1:17.30 in the 2014 renewal.

These are the top three quickest-run British Champions Sprint Stakes over the last 15 renewals:

  • 2016 - The Tin Man (1:12.15)
  • 2011 - Deacon Blues (1:12.55)
  • 2009 - Sayif (1:12.57)

British Champions Sprint Stakes Past Winners

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

YearHorse (Drawn)Info
2023
1:16.92
Art Power (IRE)
6yo 9-4 (1 of 15) 40/1
David Allan
Tim Easterby (GB)
2022
1:15.57
Kinross (GB)
5yo 9-4 (17 of 18) 3/1F
Frankie Dettori
Ralph Beckett (GB)
2021
1:13.79
Creative Force (IRE)
3yo 9-1 (5 of 20) 11/2
William Buick
Charlie Appleby (GB)
2020
1:16.74
Glen Shiel (GB)
6yo 9-2 (9 of 16) 16/1
Hollie Doyle
Archie Watson (GB)
2019
1:16.43
Donjuan Triumphant (IRE)
6yo 9-2 (4 of 17) 33/1
Silvestre De Sousa
Andrew Balding (GB)
2018
1:14.21
Sands Of Mali (FR)
3yo 9-1 (10 of 14) 28/1
Paul Hanagan
Richard Fahey (GB)
2017
1:16.78
Librisa Breeze (GB)
5yo 9-2 (3 of 12) 10/1
Robert Winston
Dean Ivory (GB)
2016
1:12.15
The Tin Man (GB)
4yo 9-2 (3 of 13) 13/2
Tom Queally
James Fanshawe (GB)
2015
1:13.34
Muhaarar (GB)
3yo 9-1 (12 of 20) 5/2F
Paul Hanagan
Charles Hills (GB)
2014
1:17.30
Gordon Lord Byron (IRE)
6yo 9-2 (14 of 15) 5/1F
Wayne Lordan
T Hogan (IRE)

Where have the winning runners come from?

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

  • GB: 12 winners with an additional 25 placings from 184 runners
  • IRE: 3 winners with an additional 3 placings from 35 runners
  • FR: 0 winners with an additional 2 placings from 8 runners
  • AUS: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 2 runners
  • SIN: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

British Champions Sprint Stakes Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the British Champions Sprint Stakes over the last 15 renewals is James Fanshawe who has won the race two times with those two winners coming from Deacon Blues (2011) and The Tin Man (2016).

Here are some of the top British Champions Sprint Stakes trainer statistics over the last 15 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
James Fanshawe10-2-2+1.00-2.85
Richard Fahey15-1-2+14.00+8.30
Andrew Balding10-1-2+24.00+9.60
Dean Ivory8-1-3+3.00+2.60
Edward Lynam7-1-2+1.00-0.80
Brian Meehan5-1-1+0.00-1.60
Ralph Beckett5-1-3-1.00+1.92
Charles Hills5-1-1-1.50-2.75
Tim Easterby4-1-1+37.00+21.00
Archie Watson4-1-2+13.00+5.50

British Champions Sprint Stakes Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the British Champions Sprint Stakes over the last 15 renewals is Wayne Lordan who has won the race two times with those two winners coming from Slade Power (2013) and Gordon Lord Byron (2014). There is one jockey who has not had the best of times in the British Champions Sprint Stakes, Ryan Moore has ridden a total of 13 runners to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top British Champions Sprint Stakes jockey statistics over the last 15 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
Wayne Lordan5-2-2+9.00+4.20
William Buick9-1-2-2.50-4.75
Jamie Spencer9-1-2-3.00-4.50
Frankie Dettori9-1-3-5.00-5.38
Tom Queally6-1-1+1.50-1.10
Silvestre De Sousa4-1-1+30.00+13.50
Hollie Doyle4-1-2+13.00+5.50
David Allan2-1-1+39.00+23.00
Ryan Moore13-0-3-13.00-10.55
Jim Crowley8-0-3-8.00-2.20

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): 4, 2, 1, 5, 12, (1, 9), 1, (7, 10), 4, 7, (2, 7), 8, 4, 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.

  • 15 / 15 (69%) - Achieved a TS of 98+ (Trip)
  • 15 / 15 (70%) - Achieved an RPR of 112+ (Season)
  • 15 / 15 (74%) - Held an OR of 107+ (Trip)
  • 15 / 15 (80%) - Highest Won is not LST/Cl4-5
  • 15 / 15 (81%) - No bigger than 40/1
  • 15 / 15 (83%) - Beaten no more -6¾l (LTO)
  • 15 / 15 (83%) - In a field of 8 - 18 (LTO)
  • 15 / 15 (83%) - Made 9 - 42 starts (Career)
  • 15 / 15 (83%) - Not in a Cl2-3 (LTO)
  • 15 / 15 (83%) - Not on HY/GS/FM/STD-SLW/STD (Last Win)
  • 15 / 15 (84%) - No bigger than 18/1 (Career Win)
  • 15 / 15 (86%) - Achieved an RPR of 93+ (LTO)
  • 15 / 15 (86%) - Highest Run is not G2/LST/Cl2
  • 15 / 15 (86%) - Ran in a Non Handicap (LTO)
  • 15 / 15 (87%) - Made 3 - 8 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 Sprint Stakes. You may want to do your own research into the race, there are times when there are a number of runners who pass the trends so you need to do your own research to find a bet, we have a Horse Racing Form Reading Made Easy & What to Look For article to help you do just this in the OLBG Betting School section.

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British Champions Sprint Stakes Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 8+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +68.50 is when runners finished in 2nd last time out. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had a highest class won of Class 1 (Listed), when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-43.

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

  • 2023: Winner in 1 (8,9) [15 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 17 (14,13) [18 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 5 (2,4) [20 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 9 (7,11) [16 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 4 (10,7) [17 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the British Champions Sprint Stakes is Haydock, there has been a total number of 7 winners of this race who ran at Haydock last time out. The next best course which has produced the second most winners 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 14 winners from a total of 182 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 1 winner from a total of 48 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, there is only one stallion whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the British Champions Sprint Stakes, that stallion Pivotal has produced 2 winners (2020,2012).

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

  • Showcasing (0 Wins from 7 runners)
  • Acclamation (0 Wins from 5 runners)
  • Invincible Spirit (0 Wins from 5 runners)
  • Kodiac (0 Wins from 5 runners)
  • Mayson (0 Wins from 5 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 15 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Art Power in 2023, winning for Tim Easterby at odds of 40/1 under the guidance of David Allan. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 15 renewals there has been a total of 4 winning favourites in the race. Before placing your bet on the 2024 British Champions Sprint Stakes head over to see which other runners today are being backed by the best racing tipsters today.

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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