2022 Gordon Richards Stakes Preview, Trends & Analysis

Published: Apr 20, 4:02pm Last Updated: Apr 25, 12:32pm Horse Racing 0 Comments 190 Views

2022 Gordon Richards Stakes Preview

Established in 1963, the Gordon Richards Stakes is a Group 3 flat race which is run at Sandown in late April, the race is open to runners who are four or older and is run over one mile, one furlong and two hundred and nine yards. The race is named in honour of jockey Sir Gordon Richards who was champion flat jockey twenty-six times and received a knighthood in 1953.

We also have a dedicated Sandown Betting Picks page which 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.

The runner which holds the record over past 20 renewals for the slowest time in the race was set in the 2012 renewal when Colombian from John Gosden who under the guidance of William Buick, won in a time of 2:24.60, whilst at the other end of the spectrum, Crystal Ocean, trained by Sir Michael Stoute and ridden by Ryan Moore set the quickest time of 2:07.80 in the 2019 renewal.

These are the top three quickest run Gordon Richards Stakes over the last 20 renewals:

  • 2019 - Crystal Ocean (2:07.80)
  • 2011 - Kings Gambit (2:08.01)
  • 2010 - Glass Harmonium (2:08.03)

How competitive is the Gordon Richards Stakes market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2014 when the race had an over-round of 107%. The race in 2004 was a race which was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 120%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Gordon Richards Stakes, the over-round has been 113% which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £113 which is bet.

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 Gordon Richards Stakes next time out then you would have back a total of 5 winners. Backing all 19 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -6.13. Whilst we wait for the 2022 Gordon Richards Stakes remember you can get daily racing predictions from the expert tipsters on the racing predictions page.

Gordon Richards Stakes Past Ten Winners

Here are the past 10 winners of the Gordon Richards Stakes. 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 which 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 Gordon Richards Stakes as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Year Horse (Drawn) Info
2021
2:13.56
Waldkonig
4yo 9-0 (3 of 7) 6/4F
Frankie Dettori
John & Thady Gosden
2019
2:07.80
Crystal Ocean
5yo 9-0 (5 of 7) 5/6F
Ryan Moore
Sir Michael Stoute
2018
2:11.48
Crystal Ocean
4yo 9-0 (2 of 6) 1/1F
Ryan Moore
Sir Michael Stoute
2017
2:14.16
Ulysses
4yo 9-0 (6 of 8) 3/1
Andrea Atzeni
Sir Michael Stoute
2016
2:13.14
My Dream Boat
4yo 9-3 (1 of 7) 8/1
Adam Kirby
Clive Cox
2015
2:10.25
Western Hymn
4yo 9-0 (1 of 5) 7/2
Frankie Dettori
John Gosden
2014
2:15.89
Noble Mission
5yo 9-0 (5 of 5) 4/1
James Doyle
Lady Cecil
2013
2:10.18
Al Kazeem
5yo 9-0 (3 of 7) 9/4F
James Doyle
Roger Charlton
2012
2:24.60
Colombian
4yo 9-0 (2 of 6) 100/30
William Buick
John Gosden
2011
2:08.01
Kings Gambit
6yo 9-0 (5 of 6) 5/1
Jamie Spencer
Tom Tate

Where have the winning runners come from?

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

  • GB: 20 winners with an additional 24 placings from 134 runners
  • IRE: 0 winners with an additional 2 placings from 3 runners
  • FR: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 2 runners

Gordon Richards Stakes Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Gordon Richards Stakes over the last 20 renewals is Sir Michael Stoute who has won the race 6 times. Those 6 winners came from Ask (2008), Tartan Bearer (2009), Glass Harmonium (2010), Ulysses (2017), Crystal Ocean (2018) & Crystal Ocean (2019). The only other trainer to have recorded multiple wins in the Gordon Richards Stakes is John Gosden (3 wins).

Here are some of the top Gordon Richards 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 17-6-8 +0.55 -2.26
John Gosden 7-3-5 +6.16 +3.59
Brian Meehan 5-1-1 -1.25 -2.28
Roger Charlton 5-1-1 -1.75 -2.59
Clive Cox 4-1-4 +5.00 +6.00
Amanda Perrett 3-1-1 +12.00 +6.40
David Elsworth 3-1-1 +1.00 -0.20
Tom Tate 1-1-1 +5.00 +3.13
John & Thady Gosden 1-1-1 +1.50 +0.94
Andrew Balding 7-0-2 -7.00 -4.10

Gordon Richards Stakes Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Gordon Richards Stakes over the last 20 renewals is Ryan Moore who has won the race 5 times. Those 5 winners came from Ask (2008), Tartan Bearer (2009), Glass Harmonium (2010), Crystal Ocean (2018) & Crystal Ocean (2019). Other jockeys who have recorded multiple wins in the Gordon Richards Stakes are Frankie Dettori (3 wins) & James Doyle (2 wins).

Here are some of the top Gordon Richards Stakes jockey statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Rides, 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 14-5-8 -0.45 -1.18
Frankie Dettori 9-3-5 +1.75 +0.25
James Doyle 4-2-3 +4.25 +2.91
Andrea Atzeni 5-1-2 -1.00 +3.30
William Buick 4-1-2 +0.33 +0.58
Adam Kirby 3-1-3 +6.00 +4.50
Jamie Spencer 3-1-1 +3.00 +1.13
Tom Queally 4-0-1 -4.00 -3.13
Martin Dwyer 4-0-0 -4.00 -4.00
Dane O'Neill 3-0-0 -3.00 -3.00

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

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 (73%) - Within first 5 of market
  • 20 / 20 (76%) - No bigger than 14/1
  • 20 / 20 (81%) - Fewer than 2 starts (90 Days)
  • 20 / 20 (81%) - 3-11 Placings (Non-Hcps)
  • 20 / 20 (82%) - 1-8 Starts (1 Year)
  • 20 / 20 (83%) - Not USA, FR, GER or CHI bred
  • 20 / 20 (86%) - Field of 7-21 (Debut)
  • 20 / 20 (86%) - No bigger than 11/1 (Last Win)
  • 20 / 20 (87%) - Held an OR of 102+
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Field of 5-14 (Last Win)
  • 20 / 20 (90%) - Ran on the turf (Last Win)
  • 19 / 20 (67%) - Carried 121-129lbs (Last Win)
  • 19 / 20 (73%) - 5-19 Starts (Non-Hcps)
  • 19 / 20 (76%) - 5-23 Starts (Career)
  • 19 / 20 (76%) - Highest class win not Cl2-6
  • 19 / 20 (81%) - 2-6 Wins (Non-Hcps)
  • 19 / 20 (86%) - In a non-handicap (Last Win)

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Sandown racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Gordon Richards Stakes. if you are unaware of what trends and statistics are, how they can be used etc then head over to the OLBG Betting School and have a read of this Stats And Trends article which will make everything much clearer.

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Gordon Richards Stakes Trend Analysis

The worst performing factor which has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had a furthest trip run of 1m2f, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-20.

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

  • 2021: Winner in 3 (2) [7 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 5 (1) [7 Runners]
  • 2018: Winner in 2 (7) [6 Runners]
  • 2017: Winner in 6 (5,1) [8 Runners]
  • 2016: Winner in 1 (4) [7 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the Gordon Richards Stakes is Newmarket (Rowley), there has been a total number of 3 winners of this race who ran at Newmarket (Rowley) last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 20 winners from a total of 136 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 Gordon Richards Stakes:

  • Galileo (3 Wins)
  • Halling (2 Wins)
  • Sadlers Wells (2 Wins)
  • Sea The Stars (2 Wins)

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

  • Selkirk (0 Wins from 7 runners)
  • Cape Cross (0 Wins from 5 runners)
  • Dansili (0 Wins from 5 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest priced winner was Weightless in 2005 when winning for Amanda Perrett at odds of 14/1 under the guidance of Johnny Murtagh. 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. Ahead of the 2022 Gordon Richards Stakes why not head over to the best racing tipster page to see what the tipsters are backing today.

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