Princess Royal Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Cambridgeshire Meeting)

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If you are a fan of horse racing trends then this preview of the Princess Royal Stakes will be perfect for you! Not only do we look at the trends but we look at past winners as well as trainer and jockey records for the Princess Royal Stakes, a race run over 1m4f at Newmarket during the Cambridgeshire Meeting.

Princess Royal Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Cambridgeshire Meeting)
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 Princess Royal Stakes Preview

The Princess Royal Stakes has undergone plenty of changes over the years, previously known as the 'Pride Stakes', the race had been run at Ascot but moved to Newmarket racecourse in 2008 and in 2017 was upgraded to a Group 3 status and currently features on the second day of the Cambridgeshire meeting in late September or early October.

The race is open to fillies and mares who are aged three or older and is run over a trip of one mile and four furlongs. Three-year-old runners receive a 7lb allowance from their older opponents (8-10 vs 9-3) whilst previous Group winners have to carry a penalty of 7lb (G1), 5lb (G2) and 3lbs (G3).

Princess Royal Stakes Information:

Why not use the trends shortlist below to help you narrow down the field and then head over to the dedicated Newmarket 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 Races Covered at the Cambridgeshire Meeting section for links to these.

How competitive is the Princess Royal 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 108%. The race in 2006 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 122%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Princess Royal Stakes, the over-round has been 116%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £116 which is bet.

Princess Royal 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 Princess Royal Stakes next time out then you would have backed a total of 2 winners. Backing all 16 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -6.00. Ahead of the 2024 Princess Royal Stakes why not head over to the racing predictions for tips on other races today?

The runner that holds the record over the past 20 renewals for the slowest time in the race was set in the 2007 renewal when Trick Or Treat from James Given under the guidance of Tom Queally, won in a time of 2:36.93, whilst at the other end of the spectrum, Mohedian Lady, trained by Luca Cumani and ridden by Kieren Fallon set the quickest time of 2:26.07 in the 2011 renewal.

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

  • 2011 - Mohedian Lady (2:26.07)
  • 2023 - Time Lock (2:26.91)
  • 2014 - Queen Of Ice (2:27.55)

Princess Royal Stakes Past Winners

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

Year Horse (Drawn) Info
2023
2:26.91
Time Lock (GB)
4yo 9-5 (11 of 11) 9/2
Ryan Moore
Harry & Roger Charlton (GB)
2022
2:31.68
Eternal Pearl (GB)
3yo 9-1 (3 of 8) 6/4F
William Buick
Charlie Appleby (GB)
2021
2:27.91
Forbearance (IRE)
4yo 9-3 (7 of 8) 4/1
Shane Foley
Mrs John Harrington (IRE)
2020
2:27.58
Antonia De Vega (IRE)
4yo 9-3 (5 of 4) 16/5
Harry Bentley
Ralph Beckett (GB)
2019
2:29.68
Spirit Of Appin (GB)
4yo 9-3 (5 of 9) 9/1
Martin Dwyer
Brian Meehan (GB)
2018
2:33.28
Highgarden (GB)
3yo 8-10 (8 of 8) 12/1
Frankie Dettori
John Gosden (GB)
2017
2:33.73
Apphia (IRE)
3yo 8-10 (1 of 9) 20/1
Josephine Gordon
Hugo Palmer (GB)
2016
2:29.81
Journey (GB)
4yo 9-8 (12 of 8) 11/8F
Frankie Dettori
John Gosden (GB)
2015
2:30.46
Journey (GB)
3yo 8-12 (7 of 12) 4/1F
Robert Havlin
John Gosden (GB)
2014
2:27.55
Queen Of Ice (GB)
3yo 8-12 (12 of 13) 7/1
Richard Hughes
William Haggas (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

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

  • GB: 19 winners with an additional 35 placings from 189 runners
  • IRE: 1 winner with an additional 3 placings from 9 runners
  • FR: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

Princess Royal Stakes Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Princess Royal Stakes over the last 20 renewals is John Gosden who has won the race four times with those four winners coming from Gallipot (2012), Journey (2015 & 2016) and Highgarden (2018). The only other trainer to have recorded multiple wins in the Princess Royal Stakes is Sir Michael Stoute (2 wins).

Here are some of the top Princess Royal 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
John Gosden 13-4-8 +11.88 +7.70
Sir Michael Stoute 14-2-4 -7.00 -5.10
William Haggas 9-1-3 -1.00 -1.00
Ralph Beckett 5-1-1 -0.80 -4.00
Clive Cox 4-1-2 -0.50 -0.80
Ed Dunlop 4-1-2 -1.62 -0.07
Hugo Palmer 3-1-1 +18.00 +10.00
Charlie Appleby 3-1-2 -0.50 -0.30
David Simcock 2-1-2 +19.00 +11.77
Brian Meehan 2-1-1 +8.00 +4.40

Princess Royal Stakes Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Princess Royal Stakes over the last 20 renewals is Ryan Moore who has won the race four times with those four winners coming from Mazuna (2004), Crystal Capella (2008), Astonishing (2013) and Time Lock (2023). Other jockeys who have recorded multiple wins in the Princess Royal Stakes are Frankie Dettori (3 wins) and William Buick (3 wins). There is one jockey who has not had the best of times in the Princess Royal Stakes, Jamie Spencer has ridden a total of 11 runners to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top Princess Royal 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
Ryan Moore 16-4-7 +11.50 +6.95
Frankie Dettori 12-3-5 +5.76 +1.33
William Buick 11-3-6 +17.00 +10.25
Tom Queally 4-1-1 +11.00 +5.40
Martin Dwyer 3-1-2 +7.00 +4.75
Robert Havlin 3-1-2 +2.00 +1.70
Kerrin McEvoy 2-1-1 +13.00 +7.40
Harry Bentley 2-1-1 +2.20 -1.00
Josephine Gordon 1-1-1 +20.00 +12.00
Shane Foley 1-1-1 +4.00 +2.40

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): 2, 1, 8, 4, 1, 2, 2, (1, 3), 1, 1, 4, 1, 1, 7, 4, 3, 2, 2, 1, (2, 4)

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 (76%) - Made 5 - 19 starts (Career)
  • 20 / 20 (78%) - No bigger than 20/1
  • 20 / 20 (81%) - Within the first 8 of the market
  • 20 / 20 (82%) - No bigger than 25/1 (Debut)
  • 20 / 20 (84%) - Made 3 - 8 starts (1 Year)
  • 20 / 20 (87%) - Fewer than 5 starts (Going)
  • 20 / 20 (87%) - In a field of 5 - 14 (Last Win)
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Had 1 - 5 placings (1 Year)
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Achieved an RPR of 91+ (Last 5)
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Made 3 - 12 starts (Non-Hcps)
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Not BB/BR/GB/GR in colour
  • 20 / 20 (89%) - Held an OR of 83+
  • 20 / 20 (89%) - Fewer than 4 starts (Class)
  • 20 / 20 (89%) - Not in a G3/Cl2/Cl6 (Debut)
  • 19 / 20 (84%) - Beaten no more -9¼l (Debut)

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Newmarket racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Princess Royal 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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Princess Royal Stakes Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +35.25 is when runners had 1 start in the past 30 days. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners carried 124lbs on debut, 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 11 (1,9) [11 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 3 (6,1) [8 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 7 (9,10) [8 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 5 [4 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 5 (3,1) [9 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the Princess Royal Stakes is Doncaster, there has been a total number of 4 winners of this race who ran at Doncaster last time out. The next best course which has produced the second most winners is York, there has been a total number of 3 winners of this race who ran at York last time out.

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

  • Cape Cross (4 Wins)
  • Galileo (3 Wins)
  • Dubawi (2 Wins)
  • Frankel (2 Wins)

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

  • Montjeu (0 Wins from 9 runners)
  • Sea The Stars (0 Wins from 8 runners)
  • Danehill Dancer (0 Wins from 6 runners)
  • Medicean (0 Wins from 5 runners)
  • Sadlers Wells (0 Wins from 5 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Spirit Of Dubai in 2009, winning for David Simcock at odds of 20/1 under the guidance of William Buick. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there has been a total of 8 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 Princess Royal Stakes.

Races Covered at the Cambridgeshire Meeting

Cambridgeshire Meeting races for Thursday 26th September 2024

Race 2023 Winner Info
Tattersall Stakes Alyanaabi (IRE)
2yo - 4/1
Owen Burrows
Jim Crowley
Jockey Club Rose Bowl Trawlerman (IRE)
5yo - 1/5
John & Thady Gosden
Frankie Dettori
Cambridgeshire Meeting 1m4f Handicap Divina Grace (IRE)
3yo - 18/1
Rae Guest
Callum Shepherd

Cambridgeshire Meeting races for Friday 27th September 2024

Race 2023 Winner Info
Rosemary Stakes Coppice (GB)
3yo - 11/2
John & Thady Gosden
Frankie Dettori
Princess Royal Stakes Time Lock (GB)
4yo - 9/2
Harry & Roger Charlton
Ryan Moore
Rockfel Stakes Carlas Way (IRE)
2yo - 7/2
Simon & Ed Crisford
James Doyle
Joel Stakes Mutasaabeq (GB)
5yo - 11/4
Charles Hills
Jim Crowley
Godolphin Stakes Tregony (GB)
5yo - 10/1
Clive Cox
Saffie Osborne

Cambridgeshire Meeting races for Saturday 28th September 2024

Race 2023 Winner Info
Royal Lodge Stakes Ghostwriter (IRE)
2yo - 100/30
Clive Cox
Richard Kingscote
Cheveley Park Stakes Porta Fortuna (IRE)
2yo - 9/2
Donnacha Aidan O'Brien
Oisin Murphy
Middle Park Stakes Vandeek (GB)
2yo - 5/4
Simon & Ed Crisford
James Doyle
Cambridgeshire Handicap Astro King (IRE)
6yo - 20/1
Daniel & Claire Kubler
Richard Kingscote
Jersey Lily Fillies Nursery Wild Goddess (GB)
2yo - 11/2
Charlie Appleby
William Buick
Cambridgeshire Meeting 7f Handicap Catch The Paddy (IRE)
3yo - 16/1
Kevin Ryan
Ronan Whelan

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