2022 Champagne Stakes Preview, Trends & Analysis (St Leger Festival)

2022 Champagne Stakes Preview, Trends & Analysis (St Leger Festival)

2022 Champagne Stakes Preview

Established in 1823, the Champagne Stakes is run in September of each year during the St Leger Festival at Doncaster racecourse. It is a Group 2 race that is open to two-year-old colts and geldings which is run over a straight seven furlongs and six yards.

To see which runners the OLBG racing tipsters are tipping throughout the card that includes this race, head over to the Doncaster Betting Picks on the day of the race, do they agree with the runners on the trend shortlist or are they predicting other runners?

Over the last 20 renewals, it was the E J O'Neill trained Vital Equine ridden by Richard Mullen who has set the fastest winning time in the Champagne Stakes, the runner won the race in a time of 1:23.29 that was set when winning the race in 2006. At the other end of the scale, it was the combination of trainer A P O'Brien and jockey Johnny Murtagh with Super Pistachio who set the slowest winning time, the race-winning time was 1:28.52 in the 2008 renewal.

These are the top three quickest run Champagne Stakes over the last 20 renewals:

  • 2006 - Vital Equine (1:23.29)
  • 2004 - Etlaala (1:23.33)
  • 2018 - Too Darn Hot (1:23.92)

How competitive is the Champagne Stakes market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2021 when the race had an over-round of 106%. The race in 2002 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 122%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Champagne Stakes, the over-round has been 112% that means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £112 which is bet.

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 20 if you had followed the winner of the Champagne Stakes next time out then you would have back a total of 2 winners. Backing all 19 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -15.27. Whilst we wait for the 2022 Champagne Stakes remember you can get daily racing predictions from the expert tipsters on the racing predictions page.

Champagne Stakes Past Ten Winners

Here are the past 10 winners of the Champagne 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 Champagne Stakes as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Race Notes: The 2005 renewal was a dead-heat between Close To You& Silent Times.

Year Horse (Drawn) Info
2021
1:27.88
Bayside Boy
2yo 9-0 (2 of 4) 5/1
David Egan
Roger Varian
2020
1:24.21
Chindit
2yo 9-0 (7 of 7) 15/8
Pat Dobbs
Richard Hannon
2019
1:25.42
Threat
2yo 9-3 (3 of 5) 6/5F
Pat Dobbs
Richard Hannon
2018
1:23.92
Too Darn Hot
2yo 9-0 (5 of 6) 4/11F
Frankie Dettori
John Gosden
2017
1:25.78
Seahenge
2yo 9-0 (6 of 7) 8/1
Donnacha O'Brien
A P O'Brien
2016
1:26.63
Rivet
2yo 9-0 (1 of 6) 7/4F
Andrea Atzeni
William Haggas
2015
1:27.49
Emotionless
2yo 9-0 (2 of 6) 8/13F
William Buick
Charlie Appleby
2014
1:24.18
Estidhkaar
2yo 9-3 (5 of 6) 10/11F
Paul Hanagan
Richard Hannon
2013
1:26.90
Outstrip
2yo 8-12 (5 of 4) 13/8F
Mickael Barzalona
Charlie Appleby
2012
1:24.88
Toronado
2yo 8-12 (1 of 5) 11/4
Richard Hughes
Richard Hannon Snr

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Champagne Stakes have been based:

  • GB: 17 winners with an additional 17 placings from 112 runners
  • IRE: 2 winners with an additional 4 placings from 19 runners
  • FR: 2 winners with an additional 0 placings from 2 runners

Champagne Stakes Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Champagne Stakes over the last 20 renewals is Richard Hannon who has won the race 3 times. Those 3 winners came from Estidhkaar (2014), Threat (2019) & Chindit (2020). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the Champagne Stakes are A P O'Brien (2 wins), Mark Johnston (2 wins), Charlie Appleby (2 wins) & Saeed bin Suroor (2 wins).

Here are some of the top Champagne Stakes trainer statistics over the last 20 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):

Trainer R-W-P Win EW
Richard Hannon 6-3-3 +0.99 +0.50
A P O'Brien 16-2-6 -2.67 -0.10
Mark Johnston 10-2-2 +2.00 -1.95
Charlie Appleby 5-2-3 -0.75 -1.83
Saeed bin Suroor 5-2-4 -0.79 -0.12
John Gosden 5-1-2 -3.64 -3.02
Roger Varian 3-1-1 +3.00 -2.00
William Haggas 3-1-2 -0.25 +0.15
Charles Hills 5-0-2 -5.00 -1.56
Kevin Ryan 4-0-1 -4.00 -0.30

Champagne Stakes Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Champagne Stakes over the last 20 renewals is Frankie Dettori who has won the race 4 times. Those 4 winners came from Almushahar (2002), Poets Voice (2009), Saamidd (2010) & Too Darn Hot (2018). The only other jockey to have recorded multiple wins in the Champagne Stakes is Pat Dobbs (2 wins).

Here are some of the top Champagne Stakes jockey statistics over the last 20 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):

Jockey R-W-P Win EW
Frankie Dettori 9-4-5 -1.70 -1.20
Pat Dobbs 4-2-2 +1.08 +0.93
Ryan Moore 6-1-3 +3.00 +2.38
Andrea Atzeni 5-1-1 -2.25 -2.91
Paul Hanagan 5-1-2 -3.09 -2.49
Jamie Spencer 4-1-1 +3.00 +1.75
William Buick 4-1-2 -2.38 -1.83
J F Egan 1-1-1 +8.00 +5.00
David Egan 1-1-1 +5.00 +0.00
Mickael Barzalona 1-1-1 +1.63 +0.00

2022 Champagne Stakes Trends

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): ,1,3,(2,3),3,6,8,2,1,1,3,2,(1,2),1,1,1,3,1,1,2,2

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.

  • 20 / 21 (54%) - No bigger than 8/1
  • 20 / 21 (76%) - No bigger than 7/1 (LTO)
  • 20 / 21 (78%) - Won within last 2 starts
  • 20 / 21 (81%) - No bigger than 10/1 (Debut)
  • 20 / 21 (83%) - Previously won at least a Cl4
  • 20 / 21 (86%) - Finished in first four (Debut)

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Doncaster racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Champagne Stakes. If there is anything that you do not understand in this blog, please do leave a comment or alternatively, head over to the Horse Racing Terms and Abbreviations article which is available in the OLBG Betting School section.

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Champagne Stakes Trend Analysis

The trend factor which has produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +15.43 is when runners had 2 career wins in Flat (Turf) races. The worst performing factor which has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had a highest class won of Class 5, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-20.

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

  • 2021: Winner in 2 [4 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 7 (5) [7 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 3 (2) [5 Runners]
  • 2018: Winner in 5 (3) [6 Runners]
  • 2017: Winner in 6 (7) [7 Runners]

The courses which have produced the most winners of the Champagne Stakes are Newbury, Sandown, York, Newmarket (July) and Goodwood, there has been a total number of 3 winners from each of those courses.

Looking over the past renewals, These are the stallions whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Champagne Stakes:

  • Danehill Dancer (2 Wins)
  • Dubawi (2 Wins)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest priced winner was Vital Equine in 2006 when winning for E J O'Neill at odds of 16/1 under the guidance of Richard Mullen. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there has been a total of 9 winning favourites in the race. Whilst we wait for the 2022 Champagne Stakes remember you can get daily racing predictions from the top racing tipsters on the best racing tipsters page.

Other Principal races during the Doncaster St Leger Festival

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