Coventry Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Royal Ascot)

Updated: 1799 Horse Racing

If you are a fan of horse racing trends then this preview of the Coventry Stakes will be perfect for you! Not only do we look at the trends but we look at past winners as well as trainer and jockey records for the Coventry Stakes, a race run over 6f at Ascot during the Royal Ascot.

Coventry Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Royal Ascot)
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 Coventry Stakes Preview

Established in 1890 and named after the 9th Earl of Coventry, the Coventry Stakes is a Group 2 race for two-year-old runners which is run over a distance of six furlongs and takes place during the Royal Ascot meeting in June of each year.

It's a race where the legendary jockey Sir Gordon Richards had a good record in having won it a total of nine times between 1932-51, trainer Aidan O'Brien surpassed that number of wins as a trainer when River Tiber became his 10th winner in 2023.

Coventry Stakes Information:

We also have a dedicated Royal Ascot tips page that will cover this race as well as all of the other races on the day of the race, see which runners the OLBG racing tipsters are predicting to win this race and the others on the cards. You may also be interested in other preview blogs that we have packed full of information, head down to the Schedule at Royal Ascot section for links to these.

How competitive is the Coventry Stakes market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2004 when the race had an over-round of 113%. The race in 2011 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 132%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Coventry Stakes, the over-round has been 124%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £124 which is bet.

Coventry Stakes Trends:

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 Coventry Stakes next time out then you would have backed a total of 4 winners. Backing all 19 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -11.89. Before placing your bet on the 2024 Coventry Stakes see which other runners today are being backed on the racing predictions page.

Over the last 20 renewals, it was the B W Hills trained Red Clubs ridden by Michael Hills who set the fastest winning time in the Coventry Stakes, the runner won the race in a time of 1:10.91 was set when winning the race in 2005. At the other end of the scale, it was the combination of trainer A P O'Brien and jockey Ryan Moore with Caravaggio who set the slowest winning time, the race-winning time was 1:16.36 in the 2016 renewal.

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

  • 2005 - Red Clubs (1:10.91)
  • 2017 - Rajasinghe (1:12.39)
  • 2007 - Henrythenavigator (1:12.46)

Coventry Stakes Past Winners

Here are the Coventry 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 also the total number of runners in the race. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the Coventry Stakes as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Year Horse (Drawn) Info
2023
1:15.49
River Tiber (IRE)
2yo 9-3 (6 of 20) 11/8F
Ryan Moore
A P O'Brien (IRE)
2022
1:13.02
Bradsell (GB)
2yo 9-3 (2 of 17) 8/1
Hollie Doyle
Archie Watson (GB)
2021
1:13.55
Berkshire Shadow (GB)
2yo 9-1 (17 of 17) 11/1
Oisin Murphy
Andrew Balding (GB)
2020
1:15.21
Nando Parrado (GB)
2yo 9-1 (6 of 15) 150/1
Adam Kirby
Clive Cox (GB)
2019
1:13.02
Arizona (IRE)
2yo 9-1 (3 of 17) 15/8F
Ryan Moore
A P O'Brien (IRE)
2018
1:13.51
Calyx (GB)
2yo 9-1 (22 of 23) 2/1F
Frankie Dettori
John Gosden (GB)
2017
1:12.39
Rajasinghe (IRE)
2yo 9-1 (9 of 18) 11/1
Stevie Donohoe
Richard Spencer (GB)
2016
1:16.36
Caravaggio (USA)
2yo 9-1 (13 of 18) 13/8F
Ryan Moore
A P O'Brien (IRE)
2015
1:13.11
Buratino (IRE)
2yo 9-1 (10 of 17) 6/1
William Buick
Mark Johnston (GB)
2014
1:12.99
The Wow Signal (IRE)
2yo 9-1 (1 of 15) 5/1F
Frankie Dettori
John Quinn (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

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

  • GB: 13 winners with an additional 31 placings from 282 runners
  • IRE: 7 winners with an additional 9 placings from 59 runners
  • USA: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 6 runners
  • AUS: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner
  • SAF: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

Coventry Stakes Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Coventry Stakes over the last 20 renewals is A P O'Brien who has won the race six times with those six winners coming from Henrythenavigator (2007), Power (2011), War Command (2013), Caravaggio (2016), Arizona (2019) and River Tiber (2023). The only other trainer to have recorded multiple wins in the Coventry Stakes is John Gosden (2 wins). There are multiple trainers who have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the Coventry Stakes, Richard Hannon (0-16), Mick Channon (0-15), Brian Meehan (0-12) and Richard Fahey (0-12) have all failed to produce a single winner despite sending multiple runners to the race.

Here are some of the top Coventry 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
A P O'Brien 33-6-11 +4.64 -6.07
John Gosden 7-2-3 +2.00 +2.00
Mark Johnston 21-1-3 -14.00 -14.50
Clive Cox 9-1-2 +142.00 +84.50
Archie Watson 5-1-3 +4.00 +1.00
J S Bolger 4-1-2 +0.50 -0.75
Richard Spencer 3-1-1 +9.00 +3.50
Andrew Balding 3-1-1 +9.00 +3.50
Bryan Smart 3-1-1 +2.00 +0.00
Michael Bell 2-1-1 +7.00 +3.00

Coventry Stakes Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Coventry Stakes over the last 20 renewals is Ryan Moore who has won the race four times with those four winners coming from Power (2011), Caravaggio (2016), Arizona (2019) and River Tiber (2023). The only other jockey to have recorded multiple wins in the Coventry Stakes is Frankie Dettori (2 wins). There is one jockey who has not had the best of times in the Coventry Stakes, Paul Hanagan has ridden a total of 10 runners to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top Coventry Stakes jockey 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):

Jockey R-W-P Win EW
Ryan Moore 18-4-8 -5.11 -6.95
Frankie Dettori 17-2-6 -8.00 -6.30
Jamie Spencer 12-1-3 -3.00 -2.60
Adam Kirby 11-1-2 +140.00 +82.50
William Buick 9-1-1 -2.00 -5.00
Oisin Murphy 6-1-3 +6.00 +1.50
Seamie Heffernan 5-1-1 +16.00 +8.00
Hollie Doyle 3-1-2 +6.00 +2.50
Stevie Donohoe 1-1-1 +11.00 +5.50
Paul Hanagan 10-0-1 -10.00 -9.50

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): (1, 2), 12, (1, 15), 1, 5, 1, 1, 1, 4, 6, (1, 8), 7, 1, 4, 1, 1, 8, 6, 4, 1

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 / 20 (71%) - No bigger than 9/1 (Debut)
  • 20 / 20 (72%) - No bigger than 10/1 (Career)
  • 20 / 20 (86%) - Within the first 15 of market
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Won within last 1 start
  • 19 / 20 (60%) - Highest Won is not G3/Cl5-6
  • 19 / 20 (61%) - Not in a G3/Cl5/Cl6 (Last Win)
  • 19 / 20 (72%) - Won their race (LTO)
  • 19 / 20 (73%) - In at least a Cl4 (LTO)
  • 19 / 20 (77%) - Not DON/GDW/WIN/YOR (Debut)
  • 19 / 20 (77%) - Break of 10 - 62 days (Last Win)
  • 19 / 20 (77%) - In a field of 4 - 13 (Last Win)
  • 19 / 20 (79%) - Not on HY/FM/STD-SLW/FS (Last Win)
  • 19 / 20 (82%) - Not in FRA/USA/WAL (Last Win)
  • 19 / 20 (83%) - Ran over 5f - 7f (Last Win)
  • 18 / 20 (28%) - No bigger than 11/1

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Royal Ascot racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Coventry 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 read this Stats And Trends article which will make everything much clearer.

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Coventry Stakes Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +86.38 is when runners had 1 season start. The worst performing factor which has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had a highest class placed of Class 5, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-70.

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

  • 2023: Winner in 6 (12,14) [20 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 2 (12,1) [17 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 17 (2,16) [17 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 6 (4,3) [15 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 3 (12,7) [17 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the Coventry Stakes is Newbury, there has been a total number of 4 winners of this race who ran at Newbury last time out. The next best courses which have produced the second most winners are Curragh and Newmarket (Rowley), there has been a total number of 3 winners from each of those courses.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 20 winners from a total of 347 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 0 winners from a total of 2 runners.

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

  • Acclamation (0 Wins from 14 runners)
  • Cape Cross (0 Wins from 7 runners)
  • Royal Applause (0 Wins from 7 runners)
  • Showcasing (0 Wins from 7 runners)
  • Footstepsinthesand (0 Wins from 6 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Nando Parrado in 2020, winning for Clive Cox at odds of 150/1 under the guidance of Adam Kirby. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there has been a total of 11 winning favourites in the race. Whilst we wait for the 2024 Coventry Stakes remember you can get daily racing predictions from the top racing tipsters on the best racing tipsters page.

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