Commonwealth Cup Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Royal Ascot)

Updated: 2037 Horse Racing

Contested over a distance of 6f is the Commonwealth Cup which is scheduled to take place at Ascot during the Royal Ascot. Below we have detailed past winners along with both trainer and jockey records in the race and see which trends have been set based on past winners of the Commonwealth Cup.

Commonwealth Cup Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Royal Ascot)
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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.

2025 Commonwealth Cup Preview

The Commonwealth Cup was added to the Royal Ascot meeting back in 2015 with the Buckingham Palace Stakes being removed from the festival to make room for this race, the Group 1 race is open to three-year-olds only and was the first age-restricted Group 1 race open to geldings in Europe.

The race is run over 6f in which fillies get a 3lb allowance and any Southern Hemisphere runners get a 10lb allowance, the race is run on the fourth day of the festival. When introduced in 2015, the Jubilee Stakes was changed to a 4yo+ race with this new race being open to the 3yo runners.

Commonwealth Cup Information:

If you are interested in other predictions at Royal Ascot then head over to the Royal Ascot tips page to see which runners are being supported by the OLBG racing tipsters and also compare those predictions to the runners that make the trend shortlist when added below. We cover every race at Royal Ascot and below you can find links to all of the races for each of Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday. In addition to those, we also cover numerous races at Ascot during the flat season, you can find links to those here.

How competitive is the Commonwealth Cup market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 10 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2020 when the race had an over-round of 120%. The race in 2018 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 132%, whilst on average over the last 10 renewals of the Commonwealth Cup, the over-round has been 124%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £124 which is bet.

Commonwealth Cup Trends:

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 10 if you had followed the winner of the Commonwealth Cup next time out then you would have backed a total of 2 winners. Backing all 9 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -2.50. Before placing your bet on the 2025 Commonwealth Cup see which other runners today are being backed on the racing predictions page.

When looking over the past 10 renewals, a time of 1:11.88 was set by Advertise in 2019, which is the quickest time over that period, the runner was trained by Martyn Meade and ridden by Frankie Dettori. The slowest winning time was set in 2021 when Campanelle won in a time of 1:16.67, booked to ride was Frankie Dettori by the trainer Wesley A Ward.

These are the top three quickest-run Commonwealth Cup over the last 10 renewals:

  1. Advertise (1:11.88) in 2019
  2. Muhaarar (1:12.05) in 2015
  3. Eqtidaar (1:12.12) in 2018

Commonwealth Cup Past Winners

Here are the Commonwealth 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 horse's trainer at the time of winning the Commonwealth Cup and the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

YearHorse (Drawn)Info
Inisherin (GB)
3yo 9-2 (1 of 14) 9/4F
Tom Eaves
Kevin Ryan (GB)
Shaquille (GB)
3yo 9-2 (4 of 13) 9/1
Oisin Murphy
Julie Camacho (GB)
Perfect Power (IRE)
3yo 9-2 (1 of 20) 7/2F
Christophe Soumillon
Richard Fahey (GB)
Campanelle (IRE)
3yo 8-11 (14 of 15) 5/1
Frankie Dettori
Wesley A Ward (USA)
Golden Horde (IRE)
3yo 9-0 (10 of 16) 5/1
Adam Kirby
Clive Cox (GB)
Advertise (GB)
3yo 9-3 (4 of 9) 8/1
Frankie Dettori
Martyn Meade (GB)
Eqtidaar (IRE)
3yo 9-3 (3 of 22) 12/1
Jim Crowley
Sir Michael Stoute (GB)
Caravaggio (USA)
3yo 9-3 (5 of 12) 5/6F
Ryan Moore
A P O'Brien (IRE)
Quiet Reflection (GB)
3yo 9-0 (8 of 10) 7/4F
Dougie Costello
K R Burke (GB)
Muhaarar (GB)
3yo 9-3 (8 of 18) 10/1
Dane O'Neill
Charles Hills (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Commonwealth Cup have been based:

  • GB: 8 winners with an additional 14 placings from 105 runners
  • IRE: 1 winner with an additional 5 placings from 30 runners
  • USA: 1 winner with an additional 1 placing from 7 runners
  • FR: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 7 runners

Commonwealth Cup Trainer Statistics

Here are some of the top Commonwealth Cup trainer statistics over the last 10 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):

A P O'Brien16-1-3-14.17-12.61
Clive Cox9-1-3-3.00-3.83
Kevin Ryan7-1-2-3.75-3.55
K R Burke6-1-2-3.25+3.15
Charles Hills5-1-1+6.00+1.00
Richard Fahey5-1-3-0.50-1.25
Wesley A Ward4-1-2+2.00+0.50
Sir Michael Stoute1-1-1+12.00+6.00
Julie Camacho1-1-1+9.00+5.40
Martyn Meade1-1-1+8.00+4.80

Commonwealth Cup Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Commonwealth Cup over the last 10 renewals is Frankie Dettori who has won the race two times with those two winners coming from Advertise (2019) and Campanelle (2021).

Here are some of the top Commonwealth Cup jockey statistics over the last 10 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):

Frankie Dettori6-2-4+9.00+4.80
Ryan Moore10-1-3-8.17-6.61
Oisin Murphy7-1-3+3.00+2.80
Adam Kirby7-1-2-1.00-2.73
Jim Crowley6-1-2+7.00+1.90
Dane O'Neill3-1-1+8.00+3.00
Tom Eaves3-1-1+0.25-0.65
Christophe Soumillon1-1-1+3.50+1.75
Dougie Costello1-1-1+1.75+1.05
James Doyle7-0-2-7.00-6.00

Commonwealth Cup Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 5+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +10.50 is when runners ran in a Class 1 (G1) last time out. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 5 starts in the past year, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-32.

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

  • 2024: Winner in 1 (8,5) [14 Runners]
  • 2023: Winner in 4 (2,7) [13 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 1 (12,9) [20 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 14 (18,16) [15 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 10 (11,14) [16 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the Commonwealth Cup is Newmarket (Rowley), there has been a total number of 3 winners of this race who ran at Newmarket (Rowley) last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 8 winners from a total of 113 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 2 winners from a total of 36 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, there is only one stallion whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Commonwealth Cup, that stallion Showcasing has produced 2 winners (2019,2016).

These are the stallions whose offspring have not produced a winner of the Commonwealth Cup despite multiple attempts:

  • No Nay Never (0 Wins from 8 runners)
  • Zoffany (0 Wins from 6 runners)
  • Acclamation (0 Wins from 5 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 10 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Eqtidaar in 2018, winning for Sir Michael Stoute at odds of 12/1 under the guidance of Jim Crowley. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 10 renewals there have been 4 winning favourites in the race. Remember to use the best racing tipsters along with the information on this page to find you a bet on the 2025 Commonwealth Cup.

Schedule for Tuesday at the Royal Ascot Meeting

The five-day Royal Ascot meeting kicks off on Tuesday with three Group 1 events on the seven-race card with the Queen Anne Stakes, King Charles II Stakes and St James's Palace Stakes all part of the British Champions Series.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
14:30 Royal Ascot
Queen Anne Stakes
Charyn (IRE)
4yo - 100/30
Roger Varian
Silvestre De Sousa
15:05 Royal Ascot
Coventry Stakes
Rashabar (IRE)
2yo - 80/1
Brian Meehan
Billy Loughnane
15:45 Royal Ascot
King Charles III Stakes
Asfoora (AUS)
5yo - 5/1
Henry Dwyer
Oisin Murphy
16:25 Royal Ascot
St James's Palace Stakes
Rosallion (IRE)
3yo - 5/2
Richard Hannon
Sean Levey
17:05 Royal Ascot
Ascot Stakes
Pledgeofallegiance (IRE)
4yo - 20/1
Sir Mark Prescott Bt
Luke Morris
17:40 Royal Ascot
Wolferton Stakes
Israr (GB)
5yo - 11/4
John & Thady Gosden
Jim Crowley
18:15 Royal Ascot
Copper Horse Stakes
Belloccio (FR)
6yo - 4/1
W P Mullins
William Buick

Schedule for Wednesday at the Royal Ascot Meeting

The feature race on the second day of Royal Ascot is the Prince of Wales's Stakes, a race which carries a prize fund of £1m and is part of the British Champions Series.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
14:30 Royal Ascot
Queen Mary Stakes
Leovanni (IRE)
2yo - 22/1
K R Burke
James Doyle
15:05 Royal Ascot
Queen's Vase
Illinois (IRE)
3yo - 7/4
A P O'Brien
Ryan Moore
15:45 Royal Ascot
Duke of Cambridge Stakes
Running Lion (GB)
4yo - 6/1
John & Thady Gosden
Oisin Murphy
16:25 Royal Ascot
Prince of Wales's Stakes
Auguste Rodin (IRE)
4yo - 13/8
A P O'Brien
Ryan Moore
17:05 Royal Ascot
Royal Hunt Cup
Wild Tiger (GB)
5yo - 11/2
Saeed bin Suroor
Oisin Murphy
17:40 Royal Ascot
Kensington Palace Stakes
Doha (GB)
4yo - 10/1
Ralph Beckett
Hector Crouch
18:15 Royal Ascot
Windsor Castle Stakes
Aint Nobody (IRE)
2yo - 5/1
Kevin Ryan
Jamie Spencer

Schedule for Thursday at the Royal Ascot Meeting

There are a couple of decent handicaps on the third day of Royal Ascot, the highlight of the day though is the Ascot Gold Cup, a Group 1 marathon for the flat runners.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
14:30 Royal Ascot
Norfolk Stakes
Shareholder (USA)
2yo - 12/1
K R Burke
James Doyle
15:05 Royal Ascot
King George V Stakes
Going The Distance (IRE)
3yo - 9/1
Ralph Beckett
Rossa Ryan
15:45 Royal Ascot
Ribblesdale Stakes
Port Fairy (IRE)
3yo - 12/1
A P O'Brien
Ryan Moore
16:25 Royal Ascot
Ascot Gold Cup
Kyprios (IRE)
6yo - 11/10
A P O'Brien
Ryan Moore
17:05 Royal Ascot
Britannia Stakes
Mickley (IRE)
3yo - 15/2
Edward Bethell
Callum Rodriguez
17:40 Royal Ascot
Hampton Court Stakes
Jayarebe (FR)
3yo - 7/1
Brian Meehan
Sean Levey
18:15 Royal Ascot
Buckingham Palace Stakes
English Oak (GB)
4yo - 100/30
Ed Walker
James Doyle

Schedule for Friday at the Royal Ascot Meeting

A couple of British Champions Series races on the Friday at Royal Ascot, the Commonwealth Cup over six furlongs and then the Coronation Stakes over just shy of a mile.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
14:30 Royal Ascot
Albany Stakes
Fairy Godmother (IRE)
2yo - 15/8
A P O'Brien
Ryan Moore
15:05 Royal Ascot
Commonwealth Cup
Inisherin (GB)
3yo - 9/4
Kevin Ryan
Tom Eaves
15:45 Royal Ascot
Coronation Stakes
Porta Fortuna (IRE)
3yo - 7/2
Donnacha Aidan O'Brien
Tom Marquand
16:25 Royal Ascot
Duke of Edinburgh Stakes
Crystal Black (IRE)
6yo - 11/1
Gerard Keane
Colin Keane
17:05 Royal Ascot
Sandringham Stakes
Soprano (IRE)
3yo - 14/1
George Boughey
Billy Loughnane
17:40 Royal Ascot
King Edward VII Stakes
Calandagan (IRE)
3yo - 11/2
F-H Graffard
Stephane Pasquier
18:15 Royal Ascot
Palace of Holyroodhouse Stakes
Pilgrim (GB)
3yo - 18/1
David & Nicola Barron
Joe Fanning

Schedule for Saturday at the Royal Ascot Meeting

The final day of Royal Ascot is all about the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes, a Group 1 race run over six furlongs which is part of the British Champions Series and carries a prize fund of £1m.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
14:30 Royal Ascot
Chesham Stakes
Bedtime Story (IRE)
2yo - 11/8
A P O'Brien
Ryan Moore
15:05 Royal Ascot
Hardwicke Stakes
Isle Of Jura (GB)
4yo - 16/1
George Scott
Callum Shepherd
15:45 Royal Ascot
Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes
Khaadem (IRE)
8yo - 14/1
Charles Hills
Oisin Murphy
16:25 Royal Ascot
Jersey Stakes
Haatem (IRE)
3yo - 7/2
Richard Hannon
James Doyle
17:05 Royal Ascot
Wokingham Stakes
Unequal Love (GB)
4yo - 12/1
William Haggas
Tom Marquand
17:40 Royal Ascot
Golden Gates Stakes
Hand Of God (GB)
3yo - 9/4
Harry Charlton
William Buick
18:15 Royal Ascot
Queen Alexandra Stakes
Uxmal (IRE)
5yo - 2/1
Joseph Patrick O'Brien
Dylan Browne McMonagle

Article Contributor Information

We are blessed with an excellent team of specialists and experts at OLBG. Contributing to creating and maintaining this Commonwealth Cup Preview are at hand, Andy and Darren. They both work on the Horse racing tips team team looking after the tipsters and managing the tips settlement, whilst also creating and managing all of the horse racing event previews for Flat Racing.

Darren Brett

Darren Brett

Tipster competition manager

Darren has worked in the horse racing industry for decades bringing to OLBG for the last 20 years a wealth of knowledge, creating much of our content on these sports. Darren also manages our Grand National Guide and is the go-to font of knowledge for the world's greatest steeplechase.
Andy Powell

Andy Powell

Content editor

Andy, a seasoned horse racing expert with over 15 years of experience, possesses a comprehensive understanding of the sport, from delving into complex statistical data for flat racing in the UK and Ireland to crafting insightful flat racing blogs for OLBG.

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