King George V Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Royal Ascot)

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We look at the King George V 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 George V Stakes.

King George V 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 George V Stakes Preview

A competitive handicap for three-year-olds over the Derby distance of 12 furlongs, the King George V Stakes carries class 2 status. Not too many recent winners have gone on to be successful at Group 1 level, winning this valuable handicap prize in the early stages of a three-year-old's career has perhaps made life tough for some.

Brown Panther in 2011 would be the most noticeable winner having progressed to finish 3rd in the 2014 Ascot Gold Cup. Having said that and similar to the Britannia Stakes Handicap is that the result is worth keeping in your trackers for future racing tips and bets.

King George V Stakes Information:

We also have a dedicated Royal Ascot tips page that 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. 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 George V Stakes market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2021 when the race had an over-round of 121%. The race in 2018 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 134%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the King George V Stakes, the over-round has been 130%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £130 which is bet.

King George V 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 George V Stakes next time out then you would have backed 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 +17.38. 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 Mark Johnston trained Linas Selection ridden by Kevin Darley who set the fastest winning time in the King George V Stakes, the runner won the race in a time of 2:27.24 was set when winning the race in 2006. At the other end of the scale, it was the combination of trainer Tom Dascombe and jockey Richard Kingscote with Brown Panther who set the slowest winning time, the race-winning time was 2:36.93 in the 2011 renewal.

These are the top three quickest-run King George V Stakes over the last 20 renewals:

  • 2006 - Linas Selection (2:27.24)
  • 2018 - Baghdad (2:28.36)
  • 2005 - Munsef (2:29.24)

King George V Stakes Past Winners

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

Year Horse (Drawn) Info
2023
2:29.56
Desert Hero (GB)
3yo 8-13 (21 of 19) 18/1
Tom Marquand
William Haggas (GB)
2022
2:32.43
Secret State (IRE)
3yo 9-6 (8 of 19) 4/1F
William Buick
Charlie Appleby (GB)
2021
2:32.39
Surefire (GB)
3yo 8-9 (17 of 17) 5/1
Hector Crouch
Ralph Beckett (GB)
2020
2:32.97
Hukum (IRE)
3yo 8-11 (4 of 17) 12/1
Jim Crowley
Owen Burrows (GB)
2019
2:32.74
South Pacific (GB)
3yo 8-10 (8 of 16) 22/1
Seamie Heffernan
A P O'Brien (IRE)
2018
2:28.36
Baghdad (FR)
3yo 8-12 (16 of 18) 9/1
Andrea Atzeni
Mark Johnston (GB)
2017
2:31.68
Atty Persse (IRE)
3yo 8-7 (22 of 18) 7/1
Kieran Shoemark (3lbs)
Roger Charlton (GB)
2016
2:34.51
Gold Mount (GB)
3yo 9-3 (11 of 16) 13/2
William Twiston-Davies
Alan King (GB)
2015
2:29.71
Space Age (IRE)
3yo 8-10 (20 of 17) 9/1
William Buick
Charlie Appleby (GB)
2014
2:30.59
Elite Army (GB)
3yo 9-1 (14 of 18) 4/1F
Kieren Fallon
Saeed bin Suroor (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the King George V Stakes have been based:

  • GB: 19 winners with an additional 51 placings from 321 runners
  • IRE: 1 winner with an additional 7 placings from 28 runners
  • HK: 0 winners with an additional 1 placing from 2 runners

King George V Stakes Handicap Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the King George V Stakes over the last 20 renewals is Mark Johnston who has won the race three times with those three winners coming from Linas Selection (2006), Fennell Bay (2012) and Baghdad (2018). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the King George V Stakes are Sir Michael Stoute (2 wins) and Charlie Appleby (2 wins). There are multiple trainers who have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the King George V Stakes, Andrew Balding (0-17), John Gosden (0-12) and Michael Bell (0-10) have all failed to produce a single winner despite sending multiple runners to the race.

Here are some of the top King George V 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
Mark Johnston 56-3-9 -27.50 -21.87
Sir Michael Stoute 20-2-6 -3.50 -3.61
Charlie Appleby 13-2-5 +2.00 +1.57
A P O'Brien 18-1-6 +5.00 +6.07
Mick Channon 11-1-4 +10.00 +11.13
William Haggas 8-1-1 +11.00 +4.25
Saeed bin Suroor 8-1-4 -3.00 +2.75
Ralph Beckett 7-1-2 -1.00 -0.37
Roger Charlton 5-1-1 +3.00 +0.38
Richard Fahey 3-1-1 +64.00 +39.25

King George V Stakes Handicap Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the King George V Stakes over the last 20 renewals is William Buick who has won the race two times with those two winners coming from Space Age (2015) and Secret State (2022). There is one jockey who has not had the best of times in the King George V Stakes, Frankie Dettori has ridden a total of 13 runners to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top King George V 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 12-2-7 +3.00 +6.57
Ryan Moore 19-1-10 -12.50 +0.58
Joe Fanning 14-1-1 -1.00 -5.50
Richard Kingscote 9-1-2 -4.00 -3.00
Paul Hanagan 8-1-1 +59.00 +34.25
Andrea Atzeni 6-1-1 +4.00 +0.63
Jim Crowley 5-1-4 +8.00 +8.07
Nicky Mackay 5-1-1 +5.00 +1.63
Tom Marquand 4-1-2 +15.00 +10.75
Seamie Heffernan 3-1-1 +20.00 +11.75

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): 2, 12, 7, 4, 1, 4, 5, (1, 14), 11, 3, (1, 2), 8, 15, 11, 14, 14, (2, 11), 2, (1, 15), 5

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 (72%) - Won within last 2 starts
  • 20 / 20 (81%) - Highest Placed is not G3/LST/Cl5-6
  • 20 / 20 (83%) - No bigger than 12/1 (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (87%) - Had 2 - 5 placings (Career)
  • 19 / 20 (74%) - Not at ASC/DON/GWD/HAY/LIN/NOT/SAL (Debut)
  • 19 / 20 (79%) - In a field of 9+ runners (Debut)
  • 19 / 20 (85%) - No further than 1m (Debut)
  • 19 / 20 (87%) - Carrying no more than 129lbs
  • 19 / 20 (87%) - Placed within last 2 starts
  • 19 / 20 (88%) - Not wearing any equipment
  • 18 / 20 (61%) - Within the first 10 of market
  • 18 / 20 (66%) - No bigger than 20/1
  • 18 / 20 (69%) - Finished first three (LTO)
  • 18 / 20 (81%) - Achieved a TS of 70+ (Last 5)
  • 18 / 20 (87%) - No bigger than 20/1 (Career Place)

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 George V Stakes. If you are looking to place on a bet this race well in advance of the actual running, then there may be an ante-post market available for you to place your bet. If you are unfamiliar with this type of betting then head over to the OLBG Betting School and read our Ante-Post Horse Racing article which explains how ante-post betting works.

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King George V Stakes Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +63.50 is when runners had the Same jockey as last time out. The worst performing factor which has failed to produce a single winner is when runners ran in a race worth £3,000 when last winning, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-59.

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

  • 2023: Winner in 21 (8,16,22) [19 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 8 (3,12,6) [19 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 17 (11,21,10) [17 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 4 (12,15,3) [17 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 8 (18,19,20) [16 Runners]

The courses which have produced the most winners of the King George V Stakes are Sandown and Haydock, there has been a total number of 4 winners from each of those courses.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 20 winners from a total of 340 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 0 winners from a total of 11 runners.

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

  • Dubawi (2 Wins)
  • Frankel (2 Wins)
  • Sea The Stars (2 Wins)

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

  • Montjeu (0 Wins from 8 runners)
  • Dalakhani (0 Wins from 7 runners)
  • Rock Of Gibraltar (0 Wins from 7 runners)
  • Teofilo (0 Wins from 7 runners)
  • Australia (0 Wins from 6 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Cosmic Sun in 2009, winning for Richard Fahey at odds of 66/1 under the guidance of Paul Hanagan. 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. Ahead of the 2024 King George V Stakes why not head over to the best racing tipster page to see what the tipsters are backing today?

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