Gimcrack Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Ebor Festival)

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Contested over a distance of 6f is the Gimcrack Stakes which is scheduled to take place at York during the Ebor 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 Gimcrack Stakes.

Gimcrack Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Ebor 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 Gimcrack Stakes Preview

Established in 1846, the Gimcrack Stakes is a Group 2 race that takes place on the third day of the York Ebor Festival in August of each year. Open to two-year-old colts and geldings, the race is run over a trip of six furlongs. The race is named after the horse Gimcrack who won 27 of his 36 career starts, surprisingly none of which were actually here at York!

Gimcrack Stakes Information:

If you are interested in other predictions at York then head over to the York 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 Other Principal races during the York Ebor Festival section for links to these.

How competitive is the Gimcrack Stakes market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2009 when the race had an over-round of 110%. The race in 2022 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 122%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Gimcrack Stakes, the over-round has been 116%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £116 which is bet.

Gimcrack 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 Gimcrack 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 +0.08. Remember to use the racing predictions along with the information on this page to find a bet on the 2024 Gimcrack Stakes.

Over the last 20 renewals, it was the Charlie Appleby trained Blue Point ridden by William Buick who set the fastest winning time in the Gimcrack Stakes, the runner won the race in a time of 1:09.00 was set when winning the race in 2016. At the other end of the scale, it was the combination of trainer Clive Brittain and jockey Seb Sanders with Tony James who set the slowest winning time, the race-winning time was 1:14.30 in the 2004 renewal.

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

  • 2016 - Blue Point (1:09.00)
  • 2009 - Showcasing (1:09.28)
  • 2019 - Threat (1:09.62)

Gimcrack Stakes Past Winners

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

Year Horse (Drawn) Info
2023
1:09.91
Lake Forest (GB)
2yo 9-2 (10 of 10) 16/1
Tom Marquand
William Haggas (GB)
2022
1:10.51
Noble Style (GB)
2yo 9-2 (12 of 12) 3/1
William Buick
Charlie Appleby (GB)
2021
1:10.13
Lusail (IRE)
2yo 9-3 (7 of 11) 7/2
Pat Dobbs
Richard Hannon (GB)
2020
1:11.21
Minzaal (IRE)
2yo 9-0 (4 of 9) 5/2F
Jim Crowley
Owen Burrows (GB)
2019
1:09.62
Threat (IRE)
2yo 9-0 (6 of 12) 11/10F
Oisin Murphy
Richard Hannon (GB)
2018
1:10.79
Emaraaty Ana (GB)
2yo 9-0 (6 of 9) 5/1
Frankie Dettori
Kevin Ryan (GB)
2017
1:11.16
Sands Of Mali (FR)
2yo 9-0 (4 of 10) 14/1
Paul Hanagan
Richard Fahey (GB)
2016
1:09.00
Blue Point (IRE)
2yo 9-0 (4 of 10) 11/8F
William Buick
Charlie Appleby (GB)
2015
1:10.84
Ajaya (GB)
2yo 9-0 (9 of 8) 7/2
Graham Gibbons
William Haggas (GB)
2014
1:10.52
Muhaarar (GB)
2yo 9-0 (5 of 9) 7/1
Paul Hanagan
Charles Hills (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

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

  • GB: 20 winners with an additional 34 placings from 182 runners
  • IRE: 0 winners with an additional 4 placings from 8 runners
  • USA: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

Gimcrack Stakes Trainer Statistics

There are two leading trainers in the Gimcrack Stakes over the last 20 renewals with both Kevin Ryan and William Haggas who have both won the race four times. Kevin Ryan winners have been with Amadeus Wolf (2005), Blaine (2012), Astaire (2013) and Emaraaty Ana (2018). William Haggas winners have been with Conquest I (2006), Approve (2010), Ajaya (2015) and Lake Forest (2023). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the Gimcrack Stakes are Richard Hannon (2 wins) and Charlie Appleby (2 wins).

Here are some of the top Gimcrack 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
Kevin Ryan 22-4-8 +5.00 +0.71
William Haggas 12-4-7 +24.00 +16.11
Richard Hannon 7-2-2 -0.40 -2.24
Charlie Appleby 2-2-2 +4.38 +2.63
Richard Fahey 15-1-4 +0.00 +1.40
Charles Hills 6-1-1 +2.00 -0.80
John Gosden 3-1-2 +0.00 +1.15
James Fanshawe 1-1-1 +4.00 +2.40
Owen Burrows 1-1-1 +2.50 +1.50
K R Burke 8-0-3 -8.00 -2.88

Gimcrack Stakes Jockey Statistics

There are multiple leading jockeys in the Gimcrack Stakes over the last 20 renewals with Neil Callan, Paul Hanagan and William Buick having all won the race two times. Neil Callan winners have been with Amadeus Wolf (2005) and Astaire (2013). Paul Hanagan winners have been with Muhaarar (2014) and Sands Of Mali (2017). William Buick winners have been with Blue Point (2016) and Noble Style (2022).

Here are some of the top Gimcrack 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
Neil Callan 7-2-3 +7.00 +3.63
Paul Hanagan 6-2-4 +17.00 +11.75
William Buick 6-2-4 +0.38 +0.75
Jamie Spencer 9-1-2 -4.00 -3.70
Frankie Dettori 7-1-2 -1.00 -1.10
Jim Crowley 6-1-1 -2.50 -3.50
Oisin Murphy 5-1-2 -2.90 -1.44
Tom Marquand 4-1-1 +13.00 +6.60
Pat Dobbs 2-1-1 +2.50 +1.10
Ryan Moore 7-0-4 -7.00 -2.93

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): 3, (2, 10), 5, 3, 7, 1, 4, 2, 8, 3, 9, 7, 1, (2, 3, 6), 3, 1, 1, 7, 2, 6

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 (73%) - Achieved an RPR of 85+ (Last Win)
  • 20 / 20 (73%) - Highest Won is not G3/LST/Cl2
  • 20 / 20 (74%) - No bigger than 16/1
  • 20 / 20 (81%) - Beaten no more -3½l (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (82%) - Not on HY/GS/STD-SLW/STD (Last Win)
  • 20 / 20 (82%) - Off a break of 12 - 48 days
  • 20 / 20 (83%) - Within the first 8 of the market
  • 20 / 20 (84%) - Not in a G1/G3 (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (85%) - In a field of 4 - 13 (Last Win)
  • 20 / 20 (86%) - No bigger than 28/1 (Career)
  • 20 / 20 (87%) - Not in IRL/ITA/SCO/USA (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (89%) - In a field of 4 - 13 (LTO)
  • 19 / 20 (83%) - Won by at least ½l (Last Win)
  • 19 / 20 (86%) - No bigger than 14/1 (Debut)
  • 18 / 20 (75%) - Achieved an RPR of 89+ (Last 3)

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the York racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Gimcrack Stakes. Maybe you are looking to back something in this race on the tote, but you are not sure of the process or how the tote works, No problem! We have an article which is dedicated to The Tote for you to read which explains everything you need to know! Be sure to check out the other articles in the OLBG Betting School.

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Gimcrack Stakes Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +29.88 is when runners had 1 career win with the jockey. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners ran in a Class 2 when last winning, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-23.

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

  • 2023: Winner in 10 (9,2) [10 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 12 (9,6) [12 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 7 (4,1) [11 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 4 (8,7) [9 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 6 (8,5) [12 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the Gimcrack Stakes is Newmarket (July), there has been a total number of 6 winners of this race who ran at Newmarket (July) last time out. The next best course which has produced the second most winners is Goodwood, there has been a total number of 4 winners of this race who ran at Goodwood last time out.

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

  • Oasis Dream (3 Wins)
  • Invincible Spirit (2 Wins)
  • Mehmas (2 Wins)
  • Shamardal (2 Wins)

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

  • Kodiac (0 Wins from 10 runners)
  • Acclamation (0 Wins from 7 runners)
  • Exceed And Excel (0 Wins from 7 runners)
  • Dark Angel (0 Wins from 5 runners)
  • Iffraaj (0 Wins from 5 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Tony James in 2004, winning for Clive Brittain at odds of 16/1 under the guidance of Seb Sanders. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there has been a total of 4 winning favourites in the race. Remember to bookmark the best racing tipsters page so you can get easy access to the best OLBG racing tipsters.

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