Duke of Edinburgh Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Royal Ascot)

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Contested over a distance of 1m4f is the Duke of Edinburgh Stakes 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 Duke of Edinburgh Stakes.

Duke of Edinburgh 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 Duke of Edinburgh Stakes Preview

Established in 1914, the Duke of Edinburgh Stakes was originally known as the Bessborough Stakes and is run at the Royal Ascot racing festival. The race is a Class 2 handicap that is open to runners aged three and older and is run over just shy of one mile and four furlongs (1m3f211yds).

This is a handicap that can produce future Group winners, 2011 winner Fox Hunt went on to win the German St Leger.

Duke of Edinburgh Stakes 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. 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 Duke of Edinburgh 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 118%. The race in 2016 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 136%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Duke of Edinburgh Stakes, the over-round has been 128%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £128 which is bet.

Duke of Edinburgh 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 Duke of Edinburgh 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 -13.00. Ahead of the 2024 Duke of Edinburgh Stakes why not head over to the racing predictions for tips on other races today?

When looking over the past 20 renewals, a time of 2:27.76 was set by Dash Of Spice in 2018, which is the quickest time over that period, the runner was trained by David Elsworth and ridden by Silvestre De Sousa. The slowest winning time was set in 2021 when Quickthorn won in a time of 2:41.80, booked to ride was Oisin Murphy on this Hughie Morrison trained runner.

These are the top three quickest-run Duke of Edinburgh Stakes over the last 20 renewals:

  • 2018 - Dash Of Spice (2:27.76)
  • 2005 - Notable Guest (2:28.01)
  • 2015 - Arab Dawn (2:28.12)

Duke of Edinburgh Stakes Past Winners

Here are the Duke of Edinburgh 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 Duke of Edinburgh Stakes as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Year Horse (Drawn) Info
2023
2:30.49
Okita Soushi (IRE)
5yo 9-9 (9 of 18) 9/1
Ryan Moore
Joseph Patrick O'Brien (IRE)
2022
2:28.72
Candleford (IRE)
4yo 8-12 (18 of 18) 11/2
Tom Marquand
William Haggas (GB)
2021
2:41.80
Quickthorn (GB)
4yo 9-3 (19 of 14) 7/2F
Oisin Murphy
Hughie Morrison (GB)
2020
2:35.40
Scarlet Dragon (GB)
7yo 9-2 (12 of 14) 33/1
Hollie Doyle
Alan King (GB)
2019
2:30.57
Baghdad (FR)
4yo 9-8 (12 of 19) 7/2F
Ryan Moore
Mark Johnston (GB)
2018
2:27.76
Dash Of Spice (GB)
4yo 9-3 (14 of 17) 7/2F
Silvestre De Sousa
David Elsworth (GB)
2017
2:31.15
Rare Rhythm (GB)
5yo 9-2 (19 of 19) 20/1
William Buick
Charlie Appleby (GB)
2016
2:32.59
Kinema (IRE)
5yo 9-4 (19 of 19) 8/1
Fran Berry
Ralph Beckett (GB)
2015
2:28.12
Arab Dawn (GB)
4yo 9-2 (21 of 17) 6/1F
Richard Hughes
Hughie Morrison (GB)
2014
2:28.85
Arab Spring (IRE)
4yo 9-10 (12 of 18) 11/4F
Ryan Moore
Sir Michael Stoute (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

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

  • GB: 19 winners with an additional 52 placings from 314 runners
  • IRE: 1 winner with an additional 2 placings from 19 runners
  • FR: 0 winners with an additional 1 placing from 4 runners
  • UAE: 0 winners with an additional 1 placing from 1 runner

Duke of Edinburgh Stakes Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Duke of Edinburgh Stakes over the last 20 renewals is Sir Michael Stoute who has won the race four times with those four winners coming from Notable Guest (2005), Sugar Ray (2008), Opinion (2013) and Arab Spring (2014). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the Duke of Edinburgh Stakes are Mark Johnston (3 wins) and Hughie Morrison (3 wins). There are multiple trainers who have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the Duke of Edinburgh Stakes, Amanda Perrett (0-13), Andrew Balding (0-13) and Saeed bin Suroor (0-12) have all failed to produce a single winner despite sending multiple runners to the race.

Here are some of the top Duke of Edinburgh 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
Sir Michael Stoute 13-4-7 +13.75 +9.13
Mark Johnston 23-3-7 +9.50 +6.88
Hughie Morrison 10-3-4 +18.50 +10.32
Charlie Appleby 10-1-2 +11.00 +4.88
Alan King 9-1-4 +25.00 +19.20
John Gosden 7-1-2 -0.50 -1.18
John Quinn 6-1-2 +3.00 +1.25
William Haggas 5-1-2 +1.50 +0.57
David Elsworth 5-1-1 -0.50 -1.81
George Margarson 4-1-3 +25.00 +19.00

Duke of Edinburgh Stakes Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Duke of Edinburgh Stakes over the last 20 renewals is Ryan Moore who has won the race five times with those five winners coming from Sugar Ray (2008), Opinion (2013), Arab Spring (2014), Baghdad (2019) and Okita Soushi (2023). Other jockeys who have recorded multiple wins in the Duke of Edinburgh Stakes are William Buick (2 wins) and Silvestre De Sousa (2 wins). There are multiple jockeys who have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the Duke of Edinburgh Stakes, Frankie Dettori (0-12), Jim Crowley (0-12), Jamie Spencer (0-11) and James Doyle (0-10) have all failed to produce a single winner despite sending multiple rides to the race.

Here are some of the top Duke of Edinburgh 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 17-5-7 +19.25 +9.57
William Buick 12-2-4 +15.50 +8.32
Silvestre De Sousa 9-2-4 +8.50 +7.07
Joe Fanning 7-1-1 +8.00 +2.75
Tom Marquand 6-1-1 +0.50 -1.56
Oisin Murphy 6-1-1 -1.50 -2.81
Hollie Doyle 3-1-1 +31.00 +18.63
Jim Crowley 12-0-3 -12.00 -3.99
Frankie Dettori 12-0-3 -12.00 -8.43
Jamie Spencer 11-0-1 -11.00 -9.81

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): 3, 10, 2, 6, 2, 9, 2, 13, 1, 2, 1, (1, 9), 2, 16, 1, 1, 3, 1, (8, 11), 15

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 (75%) - No bigger than 15/2 (Last Win)
  • 20 / 20 (83%) - Highest Won is not G2-3/LST/Cl5
  • 20 / 20 (85%) - No bigger than 33/1
  • 20 / 20 (85%) - Dam is not CAN/FR/GER/IRE/USA bred
  • 20 / 20 (87%) - Within the first 14 of market
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Carried 116 - 135lbs (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Held an OR of 75+ (Last Win)
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Highest Run is not G1/Cl4
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Made 2 - 27 starts (Hcps)
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Had 1 - 13 placings (Hcps)
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Had 2 - 7 wins (Career)
  • 19 / 20 (77%) - No more than +1yrs (Vs Min Age)
  • 19 / 20 (80%) - Had 1 - 5 wins (Hcps)
  • 19 / 20 (80%) - Fewer than 4 starts (Further)
  • 19 / 20 (80%) - Ran in England (Debut)

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Royal Ascot racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Duke of Edinburgh Stakes. You may want to do your own research into the race, there are times when there are a number of runners who pass the trends so you need to do your own research to find a bet, we have a Horse Racing Form Reading Made Easy & What to Look For article to help you do just this in the OLBG Betting School section.

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Duke of Edinburgh Stakes Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +35.25 is when runners had a furthest trip placed of 1m4f. The worst performing factor which has failed to produce a single winner is when runners were aged 6yo, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-49.

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

  • 2023: Winner in 9 (11,18,16) [18 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 18 (10,16,4) [18 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 19 (1,13) [14 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 12 (2,3) [14 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 12 (14,11,9) [19 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the Duke of Edinburgh Stakes is Newmarket (Rowley), there has been a total number of 5 winners of this race who ran at Newmarket (Rowley) last time out. The next best course which has produced the second most winners is Epsom, there has been a total number of 4 winners of this race who ran at Epsom last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 19 winners from a total of 329 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 1 winner from a total of 9 runners.

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

  • Danehill (2 Wins)
  • Dubawi (2 Wins)
  • Galileo (2 Wins)

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

  • Cape Cross (0 Wins from 9 runners)
  • Halling (0 Wins from 9 runners)
  • Dansili (0 Wins from 8 runners)
  • High Chaparral (0 Wins from 7 runners)
  • Montjeu (0 Wins from 7 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Scarlet Dragon in 2020, winning for Alan King at odds of 33/1 under the guidance of Hollie Doyle. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there has been a total of 6 winning favourites in the race. Ahead of the 2024 Duke of Edinburgh Stakes why not head over to the best racing tipster page to see what the tipsters are backing today?

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