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

Updated: 1223 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)
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 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:

Why not use the trends shortlist below to help you narrow down the field and then head over to the dedicated Royal Ascot tips page to see which runners are being supported by the OLBG expert racing tipsters to find yourself a bet? 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 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. Remember to bookmark the racing tips page so you can get easy access to the OLBG racing picks on a daily basis.

Over the last 20 renewals, it was the Sir Henry Cecil trained Father Time ridden by Eddie Ahern who set the fastest winning time in the King Edward VII Stakes, the runner won the race in a time of 2:27.37 was set when winning the race in 2009. At the other end of the scale, it was the combination of trainer William Haggas and jockey Tom Marquand with Alenquer who set the slowest winning time, the race-winning time was 2:41.31 in the 2021 renewal.

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

  • 2009 - Father Time (2:27.37)
  • 2014 - Eagle Top (2:27.98)
  • 2006 - Papal Bull (2:28.02)

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 also the total number of runners in the race. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the King Edward VII Stakes as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Year Horse (Drawn) Info
2023
2:35.30
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)
2014
2:27.98
Eagle Top (GB)
3yo 9-0 (5 of 9) 12/1
William Buick
John Gosden (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 22 placings from 126 runners
  • IRE: 3 winners with an additional 10 placings from 29 runners
  • HK: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner
  • FR: 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 multiple leading trainers in the King Edward VII Stakes over the last 20 renewals with all of A P O'Brien, John Gosden, Sir Michael Stoute and Mark Johnston having all won the race three times. A P O'Brien winners have been with Five Dynasties (2004), Japan (2019) and Changingoftheguard (2022). 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). Mark Johnston winners have been with Boscobel (2007), Monterosso (2010) and Permian (2017).

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):

Trainer R-W-P Win EW
A P O'Brien 25-3-13 -16.65 -7.54
John Gosden 18-3-8 +4.25 +3.81
Sir Michael Stoute 12-3-6 +6.75 +3.34
Mark Johnston 9-3-4 +10.50 +6.40
William Haggas 6-1-1 -3.37 -3.98
Roger Varian 5-1-2 -2.90 -2.26
Charlie Appleby 4-1-1 +1.50 -0.30
Saeed bin Suroor 3-1-1 +7.00 +3.40
David Simcock 3-1-1 +1.00 -0.12
William Muir 1-1-1 +18.00 +11.25

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), Frankie Dettori (3 wins) and Jamie Spencer (2 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):

Jockey R-W-P Win EW
William Buick 10-4-5 +19.25 +11.05
Ryan Moore 16-3-8 -2.90 -0.36
Frankie Dettori 12-3-5 +10.50 +4.56
Jamie Spencer 8-2-2 -0.25 -2.40
Martin Dwyer 3-1-2 +16.00 +13.75
Joe Fanning 3-1-1 +5.00 +2.20
Tom Marquand 2-1-1 +0.63 +0.02
Kevin Stott 2-1-1 +0.10 -0.31
James Doyle 7-0-1 -7.00 -5.50
Silvestre De Sousa 5-0-1 -5.00 -3.50

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): 1, 4, 1, 2, 2, 6, 4, 1, 4, 2, 2, PU, 2, 3, 5, 1, 4, 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 (75%) - Within the first 6 of market
  • 20 / 20 (84%) - Achieved a TS of 75+ (Career)
  • 20 / 20 (85%) - No bigger than 18/1
  • 20 / 20 (85%) - Achieved an RPR of 95+ (Season)
  • 20 / 20 (85%) - Carried 124 - 133lbs (Last Win)
  • 20 / 20 (86%) - Achieved an RPR of 93+ (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Not wearing any equipment
  • 20 / 20 (89%) - Not in IRL/ITA (LTO)
  • 19 / 20 (82%) - Ran over 7f - 1m½f (Debut)
  • 19 / 20 (82%) - Won by at least ½l (Last Win)
  • 19 / 20 (84%) - Had placed over 1m1f+
  • 19 / 20 (85%) - Contested at least a Cl2
  • 18 / 20 (71%) - Held an OR of 86+ (Season)
  • 18 / 20 (78%) - No bigger than 14/1 (Debut)
  • 18 / 20 (86%) - Placed within last 2 starts

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Royal Ascot racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the King Edward VII Stakes. If there is anything that you do not understand in this blog, please do leave a comment or alternatively, head over to the Horse Racing Terms and Abbreviations article which is available in the OLBG Betting School section.

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King Edward VII Stakes Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +29.48 is when runners finished in 1st on debut. The worst performing factor which has failed to produce a single winner is when runners ran over 1m2½f last time out, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-21.

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

  • 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]
  • 2019: Winner in 2 (5,4) [8 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 Sadlers Wells 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 has been a total of 7 winning favourites in the race. Remember to use the best racing tipsters along with the information on this page to find you a bet on the 2024 King Edward VII Stakes.

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