Diomed Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Derby Festival)

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We look at the Diomed Stakes ahead of the next renewal, a race contested over 1m½f at Epsom during the Derby Festival to see which runners, trainers and jockeys have previously won the race and which trends you can use to find the winner of the Diomed Stakes.

Diomed Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Derby Festival)
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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.

2024 Diomed Stakes Preview

Scheduled to take place in June of each year at the Epsom racecourse is the Diomed Stakes, a race which takes place on the same day as the Epsom Derby and is named after the first-ever Derby winner, Diomed.

This Group 3 race is contested over a distance of one mile and a half a furlong where runners aged three or older can enter.

Diomed Stakes Information:

If you are interested in other predictions at Epsom then head over to the Epsom 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. You may also be interested in other preview blogs that we have packed full of information, head down to the Races Covered at the Epsom Derby Festival section for links to these.

How competitive is the Diomed 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 109%. The race in 2010 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 116%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Diomed Stakes, the over-round has been 113%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £113 which is bet.

Diomed 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 Diomed Stakes next time out then you would have backed 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 -13.50. Remember to bookmark the racing tips page so you can get easy access to the OLBG racing picks daily.

Over the last 20 renewals, it was Century Dream, trained by Simon & Ed Crisford and ridden by James Doyle who set the fastest winning time in the Diomed Stakes, the runner won the race in a time of 1:37.25 when winning the race in 2020. At the other end of the scale, it was the combination of trainer John Gosden and jockey William Buick with Gregorian who set the slowest winning time, the race-winning time was 1:48.68 in the 2013 renewal.

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

  1. Century Dream (1:37.25) in 2020
  2. Zaaki (1:40.46) in 2019
  3. French Navy (1:41.71) in 2014

Diomed Stakes Past Winners

Here are the Diomed 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 trainer of the horse at the time of winning the Diomed Stakes as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

YearHorse (Drawn)Info
Regal Reality (GB)
8yo 9-8 (6 of 6) 5/1
Ryan Moore
Sir Michael Stoute (GB)
Megallan (GB)
4yo 9-8 (2 of 6) 9/2
Frankie Dettori
John & Thady Gosden (GB)
Oh This Is Us (IRE)
8yo 9-6 (1 of 7) 18/1
Tom Marquand
Richard Hannon (GB)
Century Dream (IRE)
6yo 9-9 (3 of 8) 5/1
James Doyle
Simon & Ed Crisford (GB)
Zaaki (GB)
4yo 9-6 (2 of 6) 11/8F
Ryan Moore
Sir Michael Stoute (GB)
Century Dream (IRE)
4yo 9-6 (1 of 7) 11/4F
William Buick
Simon Crisford (GB)
Sovereign Debt (IRE)
8yo 9-10 (2 of 7) 4/1
James Sullivan
Ruth Carr (GB)
Tullius (IRE)
8yo 9-5 (1 of 7) 5/2F
Jimmy Fortune
Andrew Balding (GB)
Arod (IRE)
4yo 9-5 (6 of 7) 7/4F
Andrea Atzeni
Peter Chapple-Hyam (GB)
French Navy (GB)
6yo 9-5 (1 of 7) 13/2
Adam Kirby
Charlie Appleby (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

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

  • GB: 20 winners with an additional 27 placings from 141 runners
  • IRE: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 4 runners

Diomed Stakes Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Diomed Stakes over the last 20 renewals is Andrew Balding who has won the race three times with those three winners coming from Passing Glance (2004), Side Glance (2012) and Tullius (2016). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the Diomed Stakes are Sir Michael Stoute (2 wins) and John Quinn (2 wins). There is one trainer who has not had the best of times in the Diomed Stakes, Saeed bin Suroor has sent a total of 10 runners to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top Diomed 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):

Andrew Balding11-3-3+18.50+8.06
Sir Michael Stoute9-2-5-0.62-0.89
John Quinn2-2-2+10.00+6.10
Richard Hannon6-1-2+13.00+7.75
Charlie Appleby5-1-3+2.50+1.68
Marco Botti4-1-1+13.00+6.60
David Simcock4-1-1+8.00+3.60
John Gosden4-1-2+0.00-0.48
Simon & Ed Crisford3-1-2+3.00+1.75
Ruth Carr3-1-1+2.00+0.50

Diomed Stakes Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Diomed Stakes over the last 20 renewals is William Buick who has won the race three times with those three winners coming from Bushman (2010), Gregorian (2013) and Century Dream (2018). Other jockeys who have recorded multiple wins in the Diomed Stakes are Frankie Dettori (2 wins), Ryan Moore (2 wins) and Adam Kirby (2 wins).

Here are some of the top Diomed 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):

William Buick8-3-5+11.75+6.82
Frankie Dettori14-2-8-2.00+0.28
Ryan Moore12-2-8-3.62-0.87
Adam Kirby3-2-2+21.50+12.66
James Doyle5-1-2+1.00-0.25
Andrea Atzeni5-1-2-2.25-1.97
Tom Marquand3-1-2+16.00+10.75
James Sullivan2-1-1+3.00+1.50
Jamie Spencer5-0-0-5.00-5.00
Silvestre De Sousa5-0-0-5.00-5.00

Diomed Stakes Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +50.88 is when runners were GB bred. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners ran over 7f when last winning, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-28.

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

  • 2023: Winner in 6 (5) [6 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 2 (5) [6 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 1 (8) [7 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 3 (4,8) [8 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 2 (4) [6 Runners]

The courses that have produced the most winners of the Diomed Stakes are Newmarket (Rowley), Goodwood, York, Windsor, Sandown, Ascot and Kempton (AW), there has been a total number of 2 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 142 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 0 winners from a total of 3 runners.

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

  • Cape Cross (4 Wins)
  • Selkirk (2 Wins)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Passing Glance in 2004, winning for Andrew Balding at odds of 20/1 under the guidance of Martin Dwyer. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there have been 5 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 2024 Diomed Stakes.

Races Covered at the Epsom Derby Festival

Here is the 2024 schedule for the two-day Epsom Derby Festival, each race will be linked to the race blog and detail last year's winner in the table below.

Epsom Derby Festival races for Friday 31st May 2024

Race2023 WinnerInfo
Woodcote Stakes
Bobsleigh (IRE)
2yo - 5/1
Eve Johnson Houghton
Charles Bishop
Trustatrader Handicap
Austrian Theory (IRE)
4yo - 7/1
Charlie Johnston
Joe Fanning
Coronation Cup
Emily Upjohn (GB)
4yo - 11/4
John & Thady Gosden
Frankie Dettori
Betfred Handicap
Cadillac (IRE)
5yo - 12/1
George Boughey
Kevin Stott
Epsom Oaks
Soul Sister (IRE)
3yo - 11/4
John & Thady Gosden
Frankie Dettori
Surrey Stakes
Olivia Maralda (IRE)
3yo - 3/1
Roger Varian
Kevin Stott
Tattenham Handicap
Spanish Star (IRE)
8yo - 12/1
Patrick Chamings
Rhys Clutterbuck

Epsom Derby Festival races for Saturday 1st June 2024

Race2023 WinnerInfo
Lester Piggott Handicap
Torito (GB)
3yo - 4/1
John & Thady Gosden
Benoit De La Sayette
Princess Elizabeth Stakes
Prosperous Voyage (IRE)
4yo - 6/4
Ralph Beckett
Frankie Dettori
Diomed Stakes
Regal Reality (GB)
8yo - 5/1
Sir Michael Stoute
Ryan Moore
Epsom 3yo Dash
Tatterstall (IRE)
3yo - 8/1
Michael Dods
Connor Beasley
Epsom Dash
Navello (GB)
4yo - 25/1
George Boughey
Andrea Atzeni
Epsom Derby
Auguste Rodin (IRE)
3yo - 9/2
A P OBrien
Ryan Moore
Northern Dancer Handicap
Sheer Rocks (GB)
4yo - 11/2
Eve Johnson Houghton
Harry Davies
JRA Tokyo Trophy Handicap
Badri (GB)
6yo - 10/1
Ruth Carr
Hollie Doyle

Article Contributor Information

We are blessed with an excellent team of specialists and experts at OLBG. Contributing to creating and maintaining this Diomed 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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