Flying Childers Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (St Leger Festival)

Updated: 1211 Horse Racing

Contested over a distance of 5f is the Flying Childers Stakes which is scheduled to take place at Doncaster during the St Leger Festival. 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 Flying Childers Stakes.

Flying Childers Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (St Leger Festival)
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 Flying Childers Stakes Preview

The Flying Childers Stakes is a Group 2 race that is held at the Doncaster racecourse in September of each year and is run at the St Leger Festival. The race is open to two-year-old runners and is run over a straight five furlongs and three yards.

Flying Childers Stakes Information:

Our dedicated Doncaster tips page will not only bring you predictions from the OLBG racing tipsters for the upcoming card that includes the Flying Childers Stakes but will also have predictions for each meeting at Doncaster throughout the season so be sure to head over there. You may also be interested in other preview blogs that we have packed full of information, head down to the Other Principal races during the Doncaster St Leger Festival section for links to these.

How competitive is the Flying Childers Stakes market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2013 when the race had an over-round of 110%. The race in 2017 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 124%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Flying Childers Stakes, the over-round has been 115%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £115 which is bet.

Flying Childers 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 Flying Childers Stakes next time out then you would have backed a total of 0 winners. Backing all 17 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -17.00. Before placing your bet on the 2024 Flying Childers Stakes see which other runners today are being backed on the racing predictions page.

When looking over the past 20 renewals, a time of 58.04 was set by Gutaifan in 2015, which is the quickest time over that period, the runner was trained by Richard Hannon and ridden by Frankie Dettori. The slowest winning time was set in 2005 when Godfrey Street won in a time of 1:02.43, booked to ride was Ryan Moore on this Richard Hannon Snr trained runner.

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

  • 2015 - Gutaifan (58.04)
  • 2009 - Sand Vixen (58.10)
  • 2014 - Beacon (58.36)

Flying Childers Stakes Past Winners

Here are the Flying Childers 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 Flying Childers Stakes as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Year Horse (Drawn) Info
2023
59.89
Big Evs (IRE)
2yo 9-3 (10 of 8) 9/4F
Tom Marquand
Michael Appleby (GB)
2022
59.34
Trillium (GB)
2yo 9-0 (5 of 8) 2/1
Pat Dobbs
Richard Hannon (GB)
2021
58.58
Caturra (IRE)
2yo 9-1 (7 of 11) 7/1
Adam Kirby
Clive Cox (GB)
2020
1:00.77
Ubettabelieveit (IRE)
2yo 9-1 (2 of 10) 40/1
Rowan Scott
Nigel Tinkler (GB)
2019
59.35
AAli (IRE)
2yo 9-1 (7 of 7) 6/4
Frankie Dettori
Simon Crisford (GB)
2018
59.08
Soldiers Call (GB)
2yo 9-1 (5 of 9) 4/1
Daniel Tudhope
Archie Watson (GB)
2017
58.73
Heartache (GB)
2yo 8-12 (1 of 9) 6/4
Ryan Moore
Clive Cox (GB)
2016
59.19
Ardad (IRE)
2yo 9-1 (10 of 11) 5/1
Frankie Dettori
John Gosden (GB)
2015
58.04
Gutaifan (IRE)
2yo 9-1 (3 of 9) 7/4F
Frankie Dettori
Richard Hannon (GB)
2014
58.36
Beacon (GB)
2yo 9-1 (3 of 14) 8/1
William Buick
Richard Hannon (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

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

  • GB: 19 winners with an additional 33 placings from 166 runners
  • IRE: 1 winner with an additional 4 placings from 23 runners
  • FR: 0 winners with an additional 1 placing from 3 runners
  • USA: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

Flying Childers Stakes Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Flying Childers Stakes over the last 20 renewals is Richard Hannon who has won the race three times with those three winners coming from Beacon (2014), Gutaifan (2015) and Trillium (2022). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the Flying Childers Stakes are Kevin Ryan (2 wins) and Clive Cox (2 wins).

Here are some of the top Flying Childers 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
Richard Hannon 10-3-7 +4.75 +6.77
Kevin Ryan 8-2-2 +7.75 +2.25
Clive Cox 3-2-2 +7.50 +4.10
Nick Littmoden 2-1-1 +10.00 +5.60
John Gosden 2-1-1 +4.00 +2.00
Saeed bin Suroor 2-1-1 +3.50 +1.70
Archie Watson 2-1-1 +3.00 +1.40
Nigel Tinkler 1-1-1 +40.00 +24.00
Michael Appleby 1-1-1 +2.25 +1.35
K R Burke 9-0-2 -9.00 -5.10

Flying Childers Stakes Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Flying Childers Stakes over the last 20 renewals is Frankie Dettori who has won the race five times with those five winners coming from Fleeting Spirit (2007), Sand Vixen (2009), Gutaifan (2015), Ardad (2016) and AAli (2019). The only other jockey to have recorded multiple wins in the Flying Childers Stakes is Ryan Moore (2 wins).

Here are some of the top Flying Childers 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
Frankie Dettori 10-5-7 +9.00 +5.77
Ryan Moore 12-2-6 -0.50 +1.57
William Buick 8-1-3 +1.00 +0.55
Jim Crowley 4-1-1 +15.00 +8.25
Neil Callan 4-1-1 -0.25 -1.35
Daniel Tudhope 3-1-1 +2.00 +0.40
Wayne Lordan 3-1-2 +1.33 +1.25
Pat Dobbs 3-1-1 +0.00 -0.80
Adam Kirby 2-1-1 +6.00 +3.20
Tom Marquand 2-1-2 +1.25 +0.96

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): 6, 4, 1, 1, 12, 9, 1, 1, 1, (5, 6), 5, 1, 9, 2, 9, 6, 2, 2, 2, 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 (61%) - Achieved an RPR of 91+ (Last Win)
  • 20 / 20 (75%) - Highest Won is not Cl2-3/Cl6
  • 20 / 20 (76%) - Carried 124 - 131lbs (Debut)
  • 20 / 20 (76%) - Break of 13 - 106 days (Last Win)
  • 20 / 20 (77%) - Highest Placed is not Cl2-3/Cl5-6
  • 20 / 20 (79%) - Carried 123 - 131lbs (Last Win)
  • 20 / 20 (80%) - Not in a G2/LST/Cl3/Cl6 (Debut)
  • 20 / 20 (81%) - Break of 13 - 88 days (Last Place)
  • 20 / 20 (83%) - Not in IRL/SCO/WAL (Last Win)
  • 20 / 20 (86%) - Achieved a TS of 57+ (Last Win)
  • 20 / 20 (87%) - Not in a Cl3-6 (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (87%) - No bigger than 16/1 (Debut)
  • 20 / 20 (87%) - Had 2 - 5 placings (Career)
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - No bigger than 20/1 (Career Place)
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Had 1 - 4 wins (Trip)

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Doncaster racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Flying Childers Stakes. How well do you know your horse racing? Are there certain types of races that you are unsure of? Why not take a look at this Types Of Horse Race article to familiarise yourself with the different types of racing, that is just one of many helpful horse racing articles in the OLBG Betting School.

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Flying Childers Stakes Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +51.33 is when runners last place was 2 starts ago. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners ran in a Class 3 on debut, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-30.

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

  • 2023: Winner in 10 (7,12) [8 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 5 (7,6) [8 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 7 (10,2) [11 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 2 (10,9) [10 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 7 (4) [7 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the Flying Childers Stakes is York, there has been a total number of 9 winners of this race who ran at York last time out. The next best course which has produced the second most winners is Deauville, there has been a total number of 3 winners of this race who ran at Deauville last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 15 winners from a total of 114 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 5 winners from a total of 79 runners.

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

  • Invincible Spirit (3 Wins)
  • Kodiac (2 Wins)

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

  • Exceed And Excel (0 Wins from 12 runners)
  • Acclamation (0 Wins from 10 runners)
  • Bahamian Bounty (0 Wins from 6 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Ubettabelieveit in 2020, winning for Nigel Tinkler at odds of 40/1 under the guidance of Rowan Scott. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there has been a total of 7 winning favourites in the race. Whilst we wait for the 2024 Flying Childers Stakes remember you can get daily racing predictions from the top racing tipsters on the best racing tipsters page.

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