Prix du Jockey Club (French Derby) Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends

Updated: 2024 Horse Racing

We look at the Prix du Jockey Club ahead of the next renewal, a race contested over 1m2½f at Chantilly to see which runners, trainers and jockeys have previously won the race and which trends you can use to find the winner of the Prix du Jockey Club.

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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 Prix du Jockey Club Preview

Scheduled to take place in June of each year at the Chantilly racecourse is the Prix du Jockey Club, this Group 1 is the French equivalent to the Epsom Derby in which it is restricted to three-year-old colts and fillies who compete over a distance of one mile, two and a half furlongs (2,100m).

Established in 1836 after being inspired by the Epsom Derby, the race was initially restricted to only French horses and it wasn't until 1971 that foreign runners were allowed to enter, it was in 1982 when one of those first tasted success when David O'Brien's Assert won the race.

It's certainly worth keeping an eye on the future runs of those who win this race as they tend to go on to further success nine of the winners of this race have gone to win also win the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

Prix du Jockey Club Information:

If you are interested in other predictions at Chantilly then head over to the Chantilly 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. You may also be interested in other preview blogs that we have packed full of information, head down to the Other Principal Races in France section for links to these.

How competitive is the Prix du Jockey Club 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 119%. The race in 2007 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 137%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Prix du Jockey Club, the over-round has been 126%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £126 which is bet.

Prix du Jockey Club 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 Prix du Jockey Club next time out then you would have backed a total of 12 winners. Backing all 18 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of +14.16. Remember to bookmark the racing tips page so you can get easy access to the OLBG racing picks daily.

The runner that holds the record over the past 20 renewals for the slowest time in the race was set in the 2016 renewal when Almanzor from J-C Rouget under the guidance of Jean-Bernard Eyquem, won in a time of 2:11.62, whilst at the other end of the spectrum, Ace Impact, trained by J-C Rouget and ridden by Cristian Demuro set the quickest time of 2:02.63 in the 2023 renewal.

These are the top three quickest-run Prix du Jockey Club over the last 20 renewals:

  1. Ace Impact (2:02.63) in 2023
  2. Sottsass (2:02.90) in 2019
  3. Mishriff (2:04.01) in 2020

Prix du Jockey Club Past Winners

Here are the Prix du Jockey Club's 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 Prix du Jockey Club as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

YearHorse (Drawn)Info
2024
2:09.81
Look De Vega (FR)
3yo 9-2 (3 of 14) 5/1
Ronan Thomas
C & Y Lerner (FR)
2023
2:02.63
Ace Impact (IRE)
3yo 9-3 (8 of 11) 19/2
Cristian Demuro
J-C Rouget (FR)
2022
2:06.65
Vadeni (FR)
3yo 9-2 (2 of 15) 68/10
Christophe Soumillon
J-C Rouget (FR)
2021
2:07.30
St Marks Basilica (FR)
3yo 9-2 (2 of 19) 14/5F
Ioritz Mendizabal
A P O'Brien (IRE)
2020
2:04.01
Mishriff (IRE)
3yo 9-2 (3 of 16) 15/2
Ioritz Mendizabal
John Gosden (GB)
2019
2:02.90
Sottsass (FR)
3yo 9-3 (5 of 15) 13/1
Cristian Demuro
J-C Rouget (FR)
2018
2:07.44
Study Of Man (IRE)
3yo 9-2 (6 of 16) 4/1
Stephane Pasquier
P Bary (FR)
2017
2:06.51
Brametot (IRE)
3yo 9-2 (1 of 12) 13/8F
Cristian Demuro
J-C Rouget (FR)
2016
2:11.62
Almanzor (FR)
3yo 9-2 (7 of 16) 20/1
Jean-Bernard Eyquem
J-C Rouget (FR)
2015
2:05.69
New Bay (GB)
3yo 9-2 (13 of 14) 3/1
Vincent Cheminaud
A Fabre (FR)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Prix du Jockey Club have been based:

  • FR: 16 winners with an additional 34 placings from 232 runners
  • GB: 3 winners with an additional 3 placings from 42 runners
  • IRE: 1 winner with an additional 3 placings from 42 runners
  • GER: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 8 runners
  • ITY: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 3 runners
  • CZE: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 2 runners
  • HK: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

Prix du Jockey Club Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Prix du Jockey Club over the last 20 renewals is J-C Rouget who has won the race six times with those six winners coming from Le Havre (2009), Almanzor (2016), Brametot (2017), Sottsass (2019), Vadeni (2022) and Ace Impact (2023). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the Prix du Jockey Club are A Fabre (3 wins) and A De Royer-Dupre (2 wins). Two trainers have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the Prix du Jockey Club, E Lellouche has sent a total of 11 runners to the race without recording any wins whilst C Laffon-Parias has sent out 10 without a winner.

Here are some of the top Prix du Jockey Club 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
J-C Rouget36-6-11+32.83+8.01
A Fabre35-3-12-15.12-13.91
A De Royer-Dupre13-2-5+19.00+6.90
A P O'Brien38-1-3-34.20-33.60
P Bary9-1-2-4.00-5.50
John Gosden7-1-1+1.50-2.25
E Libaud2-1-1+13.00+6.00
Saeed bin Suroor2-1-1+3.00+1.00
J-M Beguigne2-1-1+3.00+1.00
J-P Gauvin1-1-1+25.00+12.50

Prix du Jockey Club Jockey Statistics

There are two leading jockeys in the Prix du Jockey Club over the last 20 renewals with both Ioritz Mendizabal and Cristian Demuro who have both won the race three times. Ioritz Mendizabal winners have been with Vision DEtat (2008), Mishriff (2020) and St Marks Basilica (2021). Cristian Demuro winners have been with Brametot (2017), Sottsass (2019) and Ace Impact (2023). Other jockeys who have recorded multiple wins in the Prix du Jockey Club are Christophe Soumillon (2 wins) and Frankie Dettori (2 wins). Two jockeys have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the Prix du Jockey Club, Mickael Barzalona has ridden a total of 11 runners to the race without recording any wins whilst Thierry Jarnet has ridden 10 without a winner.

Here are some of the top Prix du Jockey Club 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
Ioritz Mendizabal17-3-6+10.30+2.05
Cristian Demuro10-3-3+17.13+7.48
Christophe Soumillon17-2-7+5.80-0.02
Frankie Dettori13-2-4-3.00-6.00
Olivier Peslier17-1-4-14.12-12.46
Stephane Pasquier15-1-1-10.00-12.00
Maxime Guyon12-1-4+1.00-2.83
Ryan Moore11-1-1+2.00-4.00
Christophe-Patrice Lemaire9-1-4+3.90+0.20
Gerald Mosse8-1-2+9.00+1.50

Prix du Jockey Club Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +28.23 is when runners finished in 1st last time out. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 0 wins in the past 90 days, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-112.

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

  • 2024: Winner in 3 (4,1) [14 Runners]
  • 2023: Winner in 8 (2,4) [11 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 2 (1,13) [15 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 2 (4,1) [19 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 3 (16,1) [16 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the Prix du Jockey Club is Chantilly, there has been a total number of 8 winners of this race who ran at Chantilly last time out. The next best course which has produced the second most winners is Longchamp, there has been a total number of 7 winners of this race who ran at Longchamp last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 20 winners from a total of 329 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 0 winners from a total of 1 runner.

Looking over the past renewals, these are the stallions whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Prix du Jockey Club:

  • Chichicastenango (2 Wins)
  • Siyouni (2 Wins)

These are the stallions whose offspring have not produced a winner of the Prix du Jockey Club despite multiple attempts:

  • Danehill Dancer (0 Wins from 8 runners)
  • Intello (0 Wins from 6 runners)
  • Kingman (0 Wins from 6 runners)
  • Le Havre (0 Wins from 6 runners)
  • Montjeu (0 Wins from 6 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Saonois in 2012, winning for J-P Gauvin at odds of 25/1 under the guidance of Antoine Hamelin. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there have been 4 winning favourites in the race. Whilst we wait for the 2025 Prix du Jockey Club remember you can get daily racing predictions from the top racing tipsters on the best racing tipsters page. All figures and trends above, such as the horse's previous runs are based on the information that is available on the racing post.

Article Contributor Information

We are blessed with an excellent team of specialists and experts at OLBG. Contributing to creating and maintaining this Prix du Jockey Club Preview are at hand, Andy and James. 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 International racing.

James Banting

James Banting

Tipster competition assistant

James Banting, a passionate horse racing enthusiast and aficionado, brings a wealth of experience to OLBG, having attended numerous race meetings over the years. His background working with the Jockey Club provides him with a unique insider's perspective on the industry.
Andy Powell

Andy Powell

Content editor

Andy, a seasoned horse racing analyst with over 15 years of experience, delves into the intricacies of international horse racing, meticulously analyzing complex statistical data to uncover hidden trends. He spearheads the creation and management of OLBG's international horse racing trend blogs, providing valuable insights for bettors worldwide.

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