King Edward VII Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Royal Ascot)

Updated: 1511 Horse Racing

We look at the King Edward VII Stakes ahead of the next renewal, a race contested over 1m4f at Ascot during the Royal Ascot to see which runners, trainers and jockeys have previously won the race and which trends you can use to find the winner of the King Edward VII Stakes.

King Edward VII Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Royal Ascot)
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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.

2025 King Edward VII Stakes Preview

Established in 1834, the King Edward VII Stakes is a Group 2 flat race run at Royal Ascot which is open to three-year-old colts and geldings.

The race is run over just shy of one mile and four longs (1m3f211yds) where previous Group 1 winners receive a 3lb penalty.

King Edward VII 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. We cover every race at Royal Ascot and below you can find links to all of the races for each of Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday. In addition to those, we also cover numerous races at Ascot during the flat season, you can find links to those here.

How competitive is the King Edward VII Stakes market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2020 when the race had an over-round of 109%. The race in 2017 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 121%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the King Edward VII Stakes, the over-round has been 115%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £115 which is bet.

King Edward VII 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 King Edward VII 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 -11.00. Whilst we wait for the 2025 King Edward VII Stakes remember you can get daily racing predictions from the expert tipsters on the racing predictions page.

The runner that holds the record over the past 20 renewals for the slowest time in the race was set in the 2021 renewal when Alenquer from William Haggas under the guidance of Tom Marquand, won in a time of 2:41.31, whilst at the other end of the spectrum, Father Time, trained by Sir Henry Cecil and ridden by Eddie Ahern set the quickest time of 2:27.37 in the 2009 renewal.

These are the top three quickest-run King Edward VII Stakes over the last 20 renewals:

  1. Father Time (2:27.37) in 2009
  2. Eagle Top (2:27.98) in 2014
  3. Papal Bull (2:28.02) in 2006
What the expert says...
The Epsom Derby or the Classic Trial have been good suppliers of this race with seven of the last nine winners having run in either of those two last time out, six in the Derby and two in the Classic Trial, only Alenquer (2021) won before winning this of those seven.

Andy Powell - Horse Racing Betting Expert - OLBG.com

King Edward VII Stakes Past Winners

Here are the King Edward VII 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 horse's trainer at the time of winning the King Edward VII Stakes and the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

YearHorse (Drawn)Info
2024
2:29.11
Calandagan (IRE)
3yo 9-2 (13 of 14) 11/2
Stephane Pasquier
F-H Graffard (FR)
2023
2:35.30
King Of Steel (USA)
3yo 9-2 (6 of 6) 11/10F
Kevin Stott
Roger Varian (GB)
2022
2:30.44
Changingoftheguard (IRE)
3yo 9-2 (3 of 6) 11/10F
Ryan Moore
A P O'Brien (IRE)
2021
2:41.31
Alenquer (FR)
3yo 9-0 (3 of 6) 13/8F
Tom Marquand
William Haggas (GB)
2020
2:32.21
Pyledriver (GB)
3yo 9-0 (1 of 6) 18/1
Martin Dwyer
William Muir (GB)
2019
2:29.16
Japan (GB)
3yo 9-0 (2 of 8) 6/4F
Ryan Moore
A P O'Brien (IRE)
2018
2:29.95
Old Persian (GB)
3yo 9-0 (9 of 9) 9/2
William Buick
Charlie Appleby (GB)
2017
2:30.10
Permian (IRE)
3yo 9-0 (11 of 12) 6/1
William Buick
Mark Johnston (GB)
2016
2:35.18
Across The Stars (IRE)
3yo 9-0 (4 of 9) 7/1
Frankie Dettori
Sir Michael Stoute (GB)
2015
2:29.05
Balios (IRE)
3yo 9-0 (4 of 7) 3/1
Jamie Spencer
David Simcock (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the King Edward VII Stakes have been based:

  • GB: 17 winners with an additional 23 placings from 131 runners
  • IRE: 2 winners with an additional 10 placings from 31 runners
  • FR: 1 winner with an additional 0 placings from 3 runners
  • HK: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner
  • ITY: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

King Edward VII Stakes Trainer Statistics

There are two leading trainers in the King Edward VII Stakes over the last 20 renewals with both John Gosden and Sir Michael Stoute who have both won the race three times. John Gosden winners have been with Plea Bargain (2005), Nathaniel (2011) and Eagle Top (2014). Sir Michael Stoute winners have been with Papal Bull (2006), Hillstar (2013) and Across The Stars (2016). The only other trainer to have recorded multiple wins in the King Edward VII Stakes is A P O'Brien (2 wins).

Here are some of the top King Edward VII 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):

TrainerR-W-PWinEW
John Gosden17-3-8+5.25+4.81
Sir Michael Stoute12-3-6+6.75+3.34
A P O'Brien28-2-12-23.40-13.26
William Haggas7-1-2-4.37-4.03
Roger Varian6-1-2-3.90-3.26
Charlie Appleby4-1-1+1.50-0.30
Saeed bin Suroor3-1-1+7.00+3.40
David Simcock3-1-1+1.00-0.12
William Muir1-1-1+18.00+11.25
F-H Graffard1-1-1+5.50+3.30

King Edward VII Stakes Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the King Edward VII Stakes over the last 20 renewals is William Buick who has won the race four times with those four winners coming from Nathaniel (2011), Eagle Top (2014), Permian (2017) and Old Persian (2018). Other jockeys who have recorded multiple wins in the King Edward VII Stakes are Ryan Moore (3 wins) and Frankie Dettori (3 wins).

Here are some of the top King Edward VII 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):

JockeyR-W-PWinEW
William Buick11-4-5+18.25+10.05
Ryan Moore17-3-8-3.90-1.36
Frankie Dettori12-3-5+10.50+4.56
Jamie Spencer7-1-1-3.00-4.12
Tom Marquand3-1-1-0.37-0.98
Joe Fanning2-1-1+6.00+3.20
Kevin Stott2-1-1+0.10-0.31
Stephane Pasquier1-1-1+5.50+3.30
James Doyle8-0-2-8.00-5.55
Silvestre De Sousa6-0-1-6.00-4.50

King Edward VII Stakes Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +15.75 is when runners were GB bred. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 0 places in the past 90 days, 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:

  • 2024: Winner in 13 (8,12) [14 Runners]
  • 2023: Winner in 6 (3) [6 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 3 (1) [6 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 3 (8) [6 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 1 (2) [6 Runners]

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

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

  • Galileo (3 Wins)
  • Dansili (2 Wins)
  • Dubawi (2 Wins)

Looking over the past renewals, there is only one stallion whose offspring have been disappointed with multiple attempts but no wins in the King Edward VII Stakes, that stallion is Frankel who has failed to produce a winner from 5 runners.

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Pyledriver in 2020, winning for William Muir at odds of 18/1 under the guidance of Martin Dwyer. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there have been 6 winning favourites in the race. Before placing your bet on the 2025 King Edward VII Stakes head over to see which other runners today are being backed by the best racing tipsters today.

Schedule for Tuesday at the Royal Ascot Meeting

The five-day Royal Ascot meeting kicks off on Tuesday with three Group 1 events on the seven-race card with the Queen Anne Stakes, King Charles II Stakes and St James's Palace Stakes all part of the British Champions Series.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
14:30 Royal Ascot
Queen Anne Stakes
Charyn (IRE)
4yo - 100/30
Roger Varian
Silvestre De Sousa
15:05 Royal Ascot
Coventry Stakes
Rashabar (IRE)
2yo - 80/1
Brian Meehan
Billy Loughnane
15:45 Royal Ascot
King Charles III Stakes
Asfoora (AUS)
5yo - 5/1
Henry Dwyer
Oisin Murphy
16:25 Royal Ascot
St James's Palace Stakes
Rosallion (IRE)
3yo - 5/2
Richard Hannon
Sean Levey
17:05 Royal Ascot
Ascot Stakes
Pledgeofallegiance (IRE)
4yo - 20/1
Sir Mark Prescott Bt
Luke Morris
17:40 Royal Ascot
Wolferton Stakes
Israr (GB)
5yo - 11/4
John & Thady Gosden
Jim Crowley
18:15 Royal Ascot
Copper Horse Stakes
Belloccio (FR)
6yo - 4/1
W P Mullins
William Buick

Schedule for Wednesday at the Royal Ascot Meeting

The feature race on the second day of Royal Ascot is the Prince of Wales's Stakes, a race which carries a prize fund of £1m and is part of the British Champions Series.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
14:30 Royal Ascot
Queen Mary Stakes
Leovanni (IRE)
2yo - 22/1
K R Burke
James Doyle
15:05 Royal Ascot
Queen's Vase
Illinois (IRE)
3yo - 7/4
A P O'Brien
Ryan Moore
15:45 Royal Ascot
Duke of Cambridge Stakes
Running Lion (GB)
4yo - 6/1
John & Thady Gosden
Oisin Murphy
16:25 Royal Ascot
Prince of Wales's Stakes
Auguste Rodin (IRE)
4yo - 13/8
A P O'Brien
Ryan Moore
17:05 Royal Ascot
Royal Hunt Cup
Wild Tiger (GB)
5yo - 11/2
Saeed bin Suroor
Oisin Murphy
17:40 Royal Ascot
Kensington Palace Stakes
Doha (GB)
4yo - 10/1
Ralph Beckett
Hector Crouch
18:15 Royal Ascot
Windsor Castle Stakes
Aint Nobody (IRE)
2yo - 5/1
Kevin Ryan
Jamie Spencer

Schedule for Thursday at the Royal Ascot Meeting

There are a couple of decent handicaps on the third day of Royal Ascot, the highlight of the day though is the Ascot Gold Cup, a Group 1 marathon for the flat runners.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
14:30 Royal Ascot
Norfolk Stakes
Shareholder (USA)
2yo - 12/1
K R Burke
James Doyle
15:05 Royal Ascot
King George V Stakes
Going The Distance (IRE)
3yo - 9/1
Ralph Beckett
Rossa Ryan
15:45 Royal Ascot
Ribblesdale Stakes
Port Fairy (IRE)
3yo - 12/1
A P O'Brien
Ryan Moore
16:25 Royal Ascot
Ascot Gold Cup
Kyprios (IRE)
6yo - 11/10
A P O'Brien
Ryan Moore
17:05 Royal Ascot
Britannia Stakes
Mickley (IRE)
3yo - 15/2
Edward Bethell
Callum Rodriguez
17:40 Royal Ascot
Hampton Court Stakes
Jayarebe (FR)
3yo - 7/1
Brian Meehan
Sean Levey
18:15 Royal Ascot
Buckingham Palace Stakes
English Oak (GB)
4yo - 100/30
Ed Walker
James Doyle

Schedule for Friday at the Royal Ascot Meeting

A couple of British Champions Series races on the Friday at Royal Ascot, the Commonwealth Cup over six furlongs and then the Coronation Stakes over just shy of a mile.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
14:30 Royal Ascot
Albany Stakes
Fairy Godmother (IRE)
2yo - 15/8
A P O'Brien
Ryan Moore
15:05 Royal Ascot
Commonwealth Cup
Inisherin (GB)
3yo - 9/4
Kevin Ryan
Tom Eaves
15:45 Royal Ascot
Coronation Stakes
Porta Fortuna (IRE)
3yo - 7/2
Donnacha Aidan O'Brien
Tom Marquand
16:25 Royal Ascot
Duke of Edinburgh Stakes
Crystal Black (IRE)
6yo - 11/1
Gerard Keane
Colin Keane
17:05 Royal Ascot
Sandringham Stakes
Soprano (IRE)
3yo - 14/1
George Boughey
Billy Loughnane
17:40 Royal Ascot
King Edward VII Stakes
Calandagan (IRE)
3yo - 11/2
F-H Graffard
Stephane Pasquier
18:15 Royal Ascot
Palace of Holyroodhouse Stakes
Pilgrim (GB)
3yo - 18/1
David & Nicola Barron
Joe Fanning

Schedule for Saturday at the Royal Ascot Meeting

The final day of Royal Ascot is all about the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes, a Group 1 race run over six furlongs which is part of the British Champions Series and carries a prize fund of £1m.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
14:30 Royal Ascot
Chesham Stakes
Bedtime Story (IRE)
2yo - 11/8
A P O'Brien
Ryan Moore
15:05 Royal Ascot
Hardwicke Stakes
Isle Of Jura (GB)
4yo - 16/1
George Scott
Callum Shepherd
15:45 Royal Ascot
Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes
Khaadem (IRE)
8yo - 14/1
Charles Hills
Oisin Murphy
16:25 Royal Ascot
Jersey Stakes
Haatem (IRE)
3yo - 7/2
Richard Hannon
James Doyle
17:05 Royal Ascot
Wokingham Stakes
Unequal Love (GB)
4yo - 12/1
William Haggas
Tom Marquand
17:40 Royal Ascot
Golden Gates Stakes
Hand Of God (GB)
3yo - 9/4
Harry Charlton
William Buick
18:15 Royal Ascot
Queen Alexandra Stakes
Uxmal (IRE)
5yo - 2/1
Joseph Patrick O'Brien
Dylan Browne McMonagle

Article Contributor Information

We are blessed with an excellent team of specialists and experts at OLBG. Contributing to creating and maintaining this King Edward VII Stakes Preview are at hand, Andy and Darren. 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.

Darren Brett

Darren Brett

Tipster competition manager

Darren has worked in the horse racing industry for decades bringing to OLBG for the last 20 years a wealth of knowledge, creating much of our content on these sports. Darren also manages our Grand National Guide and is the go-to font of knowledge for the world's greatest steeplechase.
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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