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

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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)
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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.

2025 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. 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 Coventry Stakes market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2005 when the race had an over-round of 118%. 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 125%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £125 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 2025 Coventry Stakes see which other runners today are being backed on the racing predictions page.

When looking over the past 20 renewals, a time of 1:10.91 was set by Red Clubs in 2005, which is the quickest time over that period, the runner was trained by B W Hills and ridden by Michael Hills. The slowest winning time was set in 2016 when Caravaggio won in a time of 1:16.36, booked to ride was Ryan Moore by the trainer A P O'Brien.

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

  1. Red Clubs (1:10.91) in 2005
  2. Rajasinghe (1:12.39) in 2017
  3. Henrythenavigator (1:12.46) in 2007

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 the total number of runners in the race. The horse's trainer at the time of winning the Coventry Stakes and the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

YearHorse (Drawn)Info
2024
1:13.90
Rashabar (IRE)
2yo 9-3 (10 of 22) 80/1
Billy Loughnane
Brian Meehan (GB)
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)

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 288 runners
  • IRE: 7 winners with an additional 9 placings from 62 runners
  • USA: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 6 runners
  • SAF: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner
  • NOR: 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). Two trainers have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the Coventry Stakes, Richard Hannon has sent a total of 17 runners to the race without recording any wins whilst Richard Fahey has sent out 14 without a winner.

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):

TrainerR-W-PWinEW
A P O'Brien33-6-11+4.64-6.07
Brian Meehan13-1-3+68.00+31.80
Clive Cox10-1-2+141.00+83.50
Archie Watson6-1-4+3.00+0.50
John Gosden6-1-2-3.00-1.00
Richard Spencer4-1-1+8.00+2.50
Andrew Balding4-1-1+8.00+2.50
J S Bolger4-1-2+0.50-0.75
Michael Bell3-1-1+6.00+2.00
Bryan Smart3-1-1+2.00+0.00

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, James Doyle has ridden 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):

JockeyR-W-PWinEW
Ryan Moore19-4-8-6.11-7.95
Frankie Dettori16-2-5-7.00-6.30
Jamie Spencer12-1-3-3.00-2.60
Adam Kirby11-1-2+140.00+82.50
William Buick10-1-1-3.00-6.00
Oisin Murphy7-1-3+5.00+0.50
Seamie Heffernan5-1-1+16.00+8.00
Hollie Doyle4-1-3+5.00+2.00
Billy Loughnane2-1-1+79.00+39.00
Stevie Donohoe1-1-1+11.00+5.50

Coventry Stakes Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +116.01 is when runners had 0 career starts on the going. The worst performing factor that 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 0-72.

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

  • 2024: Winner in 10 (18,15) [22 Runners]
  • 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]

The courses that have produced the most winners of the Coventry Stakes are Curragh, Newmarket (Rowley) and Newbury, 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 356 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)
  • Royal Applause (0 Wins from 7 runners)
  • Showcasing (0 Wins from 7 runners)
  • Cape Cross (0 Wins from 6 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 have been 10 winning favourites in the race. Ahead of the 2025 Coventry Stakes why not head over to the best racing tipster page to see what the tipsters are backing today?

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 Coventry Stakes Preview are at hand, Andy and James. 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.

James Banting

James Banting

Tipster competition assistant

James Banting, a passionate horse racing enthusiast and aficionado, brings a wealth of experience to OLBG, having attended numerous race meetings over the years. His background working with the Jockey Club provides him with a unique insider's perspective on the industry.
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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