Park Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (St Leger Festival)

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Contested over a distance of 7f is the Park Stakes which is scheduled to take place at Doncaster during the St Leger 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 Park Stakes.

Park Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (St Leger 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 Park Stakes Preview

Run over a trip of seven furlongs and six yards, the Group 2 Park Stakes is a race open to runners aged three or older, the race is featured at the St Leger Festival at Doncaster racecourse which is scheduled to take place in September of each year.

Park Stakes Information:

To see which runners the OLBG racing tipsters are tipping throughout the card that includes this race, head over to the Doncaster tips on the day of the race, do they agree with the runners on the trend shortlist or are they predicting other runners? 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 Doncaster St Leger Festival section for links to these.

How competitive is the Park Stakes market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2023 when the race had an over-round of 108%. The race in 2010 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 120%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Park Stakes, the over-round has been 114%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £114 which is bet.

Park 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 Park Stakes next time out then you would have backed a total of 4 winners. Backing all 16 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -3.42. Whilst we wait for the 2024 Park Stakes remember you can get daily racing predictions from the expert tipsters on the racing predictions page.

When looking over the past 20 renewals, a time of 1:21.66 was set by Pastoral Pursuits in 2004, which is the quickest time over that period, the runner was trained by Hughie Morrison and ridden by Steve Drowne. The slowest winning time was set in 2021 when Glorious Journey won in a time of 1:26.73, booked to ride was William Buick on this Charlie Appleby trained runner.

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

  • 2004 - Pastoral Pursuits (1:21.66)
  • 2006 - Iffraaj (1:21.98)
  • 2014 - Ansgar (1:22.41)

Park Stakes Past Winners

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

Year Horse (Drawn) Info
2023
1:25.46
Sandrine (GB)
4yo 9-3 (6 of 5) 11/2
Oisin Murphy
Andrew Balding (GB)
2022
1:25.10
Kinross (GB)
5yo 9-9 (2 of 6) 5/6F
Frankie Dettori
Ralph Beckett (GB)
2021
1:26.73
Glorious Journey (GB)
6yo 9-4 (3 of 6) 5/2
William Buick
Charlie Appleby (GB)
2020
1:25.12
Wichita (IRE)
3yo 9-0 (2 of 8) 11/4F
Frankie Dettori
A P O'Brien (IRE)
2019
1:23.84
Sir Dancealot (IRE)
5yo 9-7 (2 of 5) 11/4
Gerald Mosse
David Elsworth (GB)
2018
1:23.92
Mustashry (GB)
5yo 9-4 (4 of 9) 5/2F
Jim Crowley
Sir Michael Stoute (GB)
2017
1:25.59
Aclaim (IRE)
4yo 9-4 (8 of 8) 3/1
Oisin Murphy
Martyn Meade (GB)
2016
1:25.35
Breton Rock (IRE)
6yo 9-4 (8 of 8) 7/2
Andrea Atzeni
David Simcock (GB)
2015
1:24.98
Limato (IRE)
3yo 9-0 (7 of 15) 9/2F
Andrea Atzeni
Henry Candy (GB)
2014
1:22.41
Ansgar (IRE)
6yo 9-4 (1 of 7) 7/2
James Doyle
Sabrina J Harty (IRE)

Where have the winning runners come from?

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

  • GB: 16 winners with an additional 28 placings from 143 runners
  • IRE: 4 winners with an additional 4 placings from 16 runners
  • FR: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

Park Stakes Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Park Stakes over the last 20 renewals is Edward Lynam who has won the race two times with those two winners coming from Duff (2009) and Viztoria (2013).

Here are some of the top Park 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
Edward Lynam 5-2-3 +7.50 +4.32
David Simcock 6-1-2 -1.50 -1.40
A P O'Brien 6-1-3 -2.25 -0.01
Saeed bin Suroor 6-1-3 -4.33 -2.85
Charlie Appleby 5-1-3 -1.50 -0.03
Clive Cox 4-1-2 +13.00 +7.80
Andrew Balding 4-1-1 +2.50 +0.44
Hughie Morrison 4-1-2 +2.00 +1.30
Chris Wall 4-1-2 -1.12 -0.97
Sir Michael Stoute 3-1-2 +0.50 +0.60

Park Stakes Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Park Stakes over the last 20 renewals is Frankie Dettori who has won the race three times with those three winners coming from Iffraaj (2006), Wichita (2020) and Kinross (2022). Other jockeys who have recorded multiple wins in the Park Stakes are Andrea Atzeni (2 wins) and Oisin Murphy (2 wins).

Here are some of the top Park 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
Frankie Dettori 12-3-6 -4.75 -3.48
Andrea Atzeni 6-2-2 +4.00 +0.80
Oisin Murphy 2-2-2 +8.50 +5.24
William Buick 8-1-3 -4.50 -3.87
James Doyle 5-1-3 -0.50 +0.47
Jim Crowley 4-1-2 -0.50 -0.70
Wayne Lordan 1-1-1 +3.50 +2.10
Gerald Mosse 1-1-1 +2.75 +1.72
Ryan Moore 8-0-4 -8.00 -3.84
Paul Hanagan 6-0-3 -6.00 -1.85

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

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%) - Held an OR of 109+
  • 20 / 20 (75%) - Made 2 - 6 starts (Season)
  • 20 / 20 (78%) - No bigger than 16/1
  • 20 / 20 (79%) - Highest Won is not G1/LST/Cl3-4
  • 20 / 20 (81%) - Achieved an RPR of 111+ (Last 5)
  • 20 / 20 (84%) - Dam is not AUS/USA bred
  • 20 / 20 (84%) - Made 2 - 9 starts (1 Year)
  • 20 / 20 (86%) - Not on GS/STD-SLW/FS (Last Win)
  • 20 / 20 (87%) - Made 1 - 4 starts (90 Days)
  • 20 / 20 (87%) - Achieved an RPR of 112+ (Career)
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Achieved a TS of 88+ (Last 5)
  • 20 / 20 (89%) - Fewer than 4 placings (180 Days)
  • 19 / 20 (88%) - No more than +3yrs (Vs Min Age)
  • 18 / 20 (79%) - Won within last 6 starts
  • 18 / 20 (88%) - No more than -4lbs (Vs Max Weight)

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Doncaster racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Park Stakes. If you are a newcomer to horse racing betting, then the number of types of bets can be scary! Don't let that put you off though, head over to this Types Of Horse Racing Bet article and have a read, you will then have a better knowledge of betting on racing in the future and there are plenty of other articles in the OLBG Betting School too.

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Park Stakes Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +18.63 is when runners had a highest class won of Class 1 (G2). The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had a USA-bred dam, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-24.

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

  • 2023: Winner in 6 (4) [5 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 2 (7) [6 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 3 (1) [6 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 2 (8,6) [8 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 2 (1) [5 Runners]

The courses that have produced the most winners of the Park Stakes are York and Goodwood, there has been a total number of 5 winners from each of those courses.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 18 winners from a total of 145 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 2 winners from a total of 15 runners.

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

  • Bahamian Bounty (2 Wins)
  • Kyllachy (2 Wins)
  • Zafonic (2 Wins)

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

  • Invincible Spirit (0 Wins from 6 runners)
  • Dark Angel (0 Wins from 5 runners)
  • Oasis Dream (0 Wins from 5 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Balthazaars Gift in 2010, winning for Clive Cox at odds of 16/1 under the guidance of Philip Robinson. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there has been a total of 6 winning favourites in the race. Whilst we wait for the 2024 Park Stakes remember you can get daily racing predictions from the top racing tipsters on the best racing tipsters page.

Other Principal races during the Doncaster St Leger Festival

Doncaster St Leger Festival races for Thursday 12th September 2024

Doncaster St Leger Festival races for Friday 13th September 2024

Doncaster St Leger Festival races for Saturday 14th September 2024

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