2022 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.
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Over the last 13 renewals, it was the James Fanshawe trained The Tin Man ridden by Tom Queally who has set the fastest winning time in the British Champions Sprint Stakes, the runner won the race in a time of 1:12.15 that 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 13 renewals:
- 2016 - The Tin Man (1:12.15)
- 2011 - Deacon Blues (1:12.55)
- 2009 - Sayif (1:12.57)
How competitive is the British Champions Sprint Stakes market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 13 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2010 when the race had an over-round of 116%. The race in 2018 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 Sprint Stakes, the over-round has been 122% that means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £122 which is bet.
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 Sprint Stakes next time out then you would have back a total of 0 winners. Backing all 9 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -9.00. Whilst we wait for the 2022 British Champions Sprint Stakes remember you can get daily racing predictions from the expert tipsters on the racing predictions page.
British Champions Sprint Stakes Past Winners
Here are the past 10 winners of the British Champions Sprint 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 Champions Sprint Stakes as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.
3yo 9-1 (5 of 20) 11/2
6yo 9-2 (9 of 16) 16/1
6yo 9-2 (4 of 17) 33/1
|Silvestre De Sousa
|Sands Of Mali
3yo 9-1 (10 of 14) 28/1
5yo 9-2 (3 of 12) 10/1
|The Tin Man
4yo 9-2 (3 of 13) 13/2
3yo 9-1 (12 of 20) 5/2F
|Gordon Lord Byron
6yo 9-2 (14 of 15) 5/1F
4yo 9-0 (6 of 14) 7/1
5yo 9-0 (12 of 15) 5/1
David Peter Nagle
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: 10 winners with an additional 21 placings from 154 runners
- IRE: 3 winners with an additional 3 placings from 32 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 13 renewals is James Fanshawe who has won the race 2 times. Those 2 winners came from Deacon Blues (2011) & The Tin Man (2016).
Here are some of the top British Champions Sprint 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):
British Champions Sprint Stakes Jockey Statistics
There are two leading jockeys in the British Champions Sprint Stakes over the last 13 renewals with both Wayne Lordan & Paul Hanagan who have both won the race 2 times. Wayne Lordan winners have been with Slade Power (2013) & Gordon Lord Byron (2014). Paul Hanagan winners have been with Muhaarar (2015) & Sands Of Mali (2018). There is one jockey who has not had the best of times in the British Champions Sprint Stakes, Ryan Moore has had a total of 11 rides to the race without recording any wins.
Here are some of the top British Champions Sprint Stakes jockey statistics over the last 13 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):
|Silvestre De Sousa||4-1-1||+30.00||+13.50|
2022 British Champions Sprint Stakes Trends
Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): ,4,2,1,5,12,(1,9),1,(7,10),4,7,(2,7),8,4
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.
- 13 / 13 (63%) - Not beaten more than 3.5l LTO
- 13 / 13 (77%) - Wore no headgear or TT
- 13 / 13 (81%) - Had previously placed in a Group race
- 13 / 13 (85%) - Did not run in a Hcp LTO
- 13 / 13 (86%) - Not the oldest age in the race
- 12 / 13 (55%) - Held an Official Rating of 111+
- 12 / 13 (69%) - Had placed 4+ times over 6f
- 12 / 13 (75%) - Did not run at Ascot or Ayr LTO
- 12 / 13 (84%) - Ran over at least 6f LTO
- 10 / 13 (40%) - Within first 6 of the market
- 10 / 13 (65%) - Had 5-12 career placings (inc wins)
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. if you are unaware of what trends and statistics are, how they can be used etc then head over to the OLBG Betting School and have a read of this Stats And Trends article which will make everything much clearer.
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British Champions Sprint Stakes Trend Analysis
The trend factor which has produced 7+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +69.50 is when runners finished in 2nd last time out. The worst performing factor which 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 0-38.
Here are the most recent winning draws along with the further placings in brackets:
- 2021: Winner in 5 (2,4) [20 Runners]
- 2020: Winner in 9 (7,11) [16 Runners]
- 2019: Winner in 4 (10,7) [17 Runners]
- 2018: Winner in 10 (13,7) [14 Runners]
- 2017: Winner in 3 (5,12) [12 Runners]
The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 12 winners from a total of 161 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 1 winner from a total of 36 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 is Pivotal who 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:
- Dark Angel (0 Wins from 11 runners)
- Invincible Spirit (0 Wins from 5 runners)
- Shamardal (0 Wins from 5 runners)
- Showcasing (0 Wins from 5 runners)
Looking at the winning odds over the last 13 renewals, the biggest priced winner was Donjuan Triumphant in 2019 when winning for Andrew Balding at odds of 33/1 under the guidance of Silvestre De Sousa. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 13 renewals there has been a total of 3 winning favourites in the race. Before placing your bet on the 2022 British Champions Sprint Stakes see which other runners today are being back by the best racing tipsters today.
Other Principal races at Ascot racecourse
Here are some other notable races at Ascot racecourse for throughout the racing season which you may be interested in.
Races in January
Races in February
Races in May
Races in June
- Albany Stakes
- Ascot Gold Cup
- Ascot Stakes
- Britannia Stakes
- Chesham Stakes
- Commonwealth Cup
- Coronation Stakes
- Coventry Stakes
- Diamond Jubilee Stakes
- Duke of Cambridge Stakes
- Duke of Edinburgh Stakes
- Hampton Court Stakes
- Hardwicke Stakes
- Jersey Stakes
- King Edward VII Stakes
- King George V Stakes
- Kings Stand Stakes
- Norfolk Stakes
- Prince of Wales's Stakes
- Queen Alexandra Stakes
- Queen Anne Stakes
- Queen Mary Stakes
- Queens Vase
- Ribblesdale Stakes
- Royal Hunt Cup
- Sandringham Stakes
- St James's Palace Stakes
- Windsor Castle Stakes
- Wokingham Stakes
- Wolferton Stakes
Races in July
Races in August
- Shergar Cup Challenge
- Shergar Cup Classic
- Shergar Cup Dash
- Shergar Cup Mile
- Shergar Cup Sprint
- Shergar Cup Stayers
Races in October
- Balmoral Handicap
- British Champion Stakes
- British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes
- British Champions Long Distance Cup
- Queen Elizabeth II Stakes