Suffolk Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Guineas Festival)

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Contested over a distance of 1m1f is the Suffolk Stakes which is scheduled to take place at Newmarket during the Guineas 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 Suffolk Stakes.

Suffolk Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Guineas 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 Suffolk Stakes Preview

The current version of the Suffolk Stakes has been in place since 2005, the race features during the Guineas Festival at Newmarket in early May and is a Class 2 handicap. Open to runners who are aged three or older, this race is contested over a distance of one mile and one furlong.

Suffolk Stakes Information:

We also have a dedicated Newmarket 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 Other Principal Races at Newmarket Racecourse section for links to these.

How competitive is the Suffolk Stakes market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 18 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2022 when the race had an over-round of 112%. The race in 2006 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 129%, whilst on average over the last 18 renewals of the Suffolk Stakes, the over-round has been 122%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £122 which is bet.

Suffolk Stakes Trends:

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 18 if you had followed the winner of the Suffolk Stakes next time out then you would have backed a total of 3 winners. Backing all 17 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -3.50. Remember to use the racing predictions along with the information on this page to find a bet on the 2024 Suffolk Stakes.

Over the last 18 renewals, it was the Paul Webber trained Kew Green ridden by Dane O'Neill who set the fastest winning time in the Suffolk Stakes, the runner won the race in a time of 1:47.70 was set when winning the race in 2005. At the other end of the scale, it was the combination of trainer Andrew Balding and jockey Jimmy Fortune with Tullius who set the slowest winning time, the race-winning time was 1:55.36 in the 2012 renewal.

These are the top three quickest-run Suffolk Stakes over the last 18 renewals:

  • 2005 - Kew Green (1:47.70)
  • 2013 - Boonga Roogeta (1:48.85)
  • 2007 - Supaseus (1:49.10)

Suffolk Stakes Past Winners

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

Year Horse (Drawn) Info
King Of Conquest (GB)
4yo 9-7 (3 of 17) 7/1
William Buick
Charlie Appleby (GB)
Cap Francais (GB)
6yo 8-11 (7 of 9) 22/1
James Doyle
Ian Williams (GB)
Bell Rock (GB)
5yo 9-4 (5 of 10) 13/2
William Carver (5lbs)
Andrew Balding (GB)
Elector (GB)
4yo 8-7 (9 of 10) 9/1
Joe Fanning
Sir Michael Stoute (GB)
Oasis Charm (GB)
4yo 8-11 (2 of 16) 4/1F
William Buick
Charlie Appleby (GB)
Playful Sound (GB)
4yo 8-12 (5 of 9) 10/1
William Buick
Sir Michael Stoute (GB)
Knight Owl (GB)
6yo 8-1 (4 of 14) 20/1
George Wood (7lbs)
James Fanshawe (GB)
Balty Boys (IRE)
6yo 9-3 (12 of 10) 8/1
Richard Hughes
Brian Ellison (GB)
Niceofyoutotellme (GB)
5yo 8-8 (6 of 19) 10/1
Jim Crowley
Ralph Beckett (GB)
Boonga Roogeta (GB)
4yo 8-5 (8 of 12) 10/1
Rosie Jessop (5lbs)
Peter Charalambous (GB)

Suffolk Stakes Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Suffolk Stakes over the last 18 renewals is Sir Michael Stoute who has won the race three times with those three winners coming from Confront (2009), Playful Sound (2017) and Elector (2019). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the Suffolk Stakes are Andrew Balding (2 wins) and Charlie Appleby (2 wins). There is one trainer who has not had the best of times in the Suffolk Stakes, Richard Fahey has sent a total of 13 runners to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top Suffolk Stakes trainer statistics over the last 18 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
Sir Michael Stoute 10-3-4 +20.00 +11.03
Andrew Balding 13-2-6 +7.50 +8.61
Charlie Appleby 5-2-3 +8.00 +5.18
Mark Johnston 15-1-3 -2.00 -3.30
William Haggas 8-1-3 -0.50 -0.81
Ralph Beckett 6-1-1 +5.00 +1.25
Brian Meehan 5-1-1 +5.00 +1.63
Roger Charlton 5-1-2 +4.00 +2.19
James Fanshawe 4-1-1 +17.00 +9.50
Brian Ellison 4-1-2 +5.00 +3.05

Suffolk Stakes Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Suffolk Stakes over the last 18 renewals is William Buick who has won the race three times with those three winners coming from Playful Sound (2017), Oasis Charm (2018) and King Of Conquest (2023).

Here are some of the top Suffolk Stakes jockey statistics over the last 18 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 13-3-7 +11.00 +9.48
Joe Fanning 12-1-1 -2.00 -5.60
Ryan Moore 10-1-2 -1.00 -2.37
James Doyle 8-1-3 +15.00 +11.20
Jim Crowley 5-1-3 +6.00 +3.90
J F Egan 3-1-1 +8.00 +4.25
George Wood 1-1-1 +20.00 +12.50
William Carver 1-1-1 +6.50 +3.90
Dane O'Neill 1-1-1 +4.50 +2.81
Paul Hanagan 9-0-4 -9.00 +0.14

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): 1, 12, 2, 14, 12, (6, 11), 2, 3, (2, 5), 11, 7, (7, 8), 2, 1, 5, 5, 3, 8

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.

  • 18 / 18 (77%) - Ran over 7f - 1m2f (Debut)
  • 18 / 18 (77%) - No bigger than 22/1
  • 18 / 18 (79%) - Within the first 11 of market
  • 18 / 18 (81%) - Achieved an RPR of 94+ (Career)
  • 18 / 18 (82%) - Sex is not Colt/Horse/Mare
  • 18 / 18 (84%) - Held an OR of 86+
  • 18 / 18 (84%) - Fewer than 3 starts (Trip)
  • 18 / 18 (85%) - Highest Won is not G2/G3/LST/Cl5/Cl6
  • 18 / 18 (85%) - Carried 117 - 133lbs (Last Win)
  • 18 / 18 (88%) - No bigger than 66/1 (Career)
  • 18 / 18 (88%) - Had 2 - 13 placings (Career)
  • 18 / 18 (88%) - Ran in England (Debut)
  • 18 / 18 (89%) - Fewer than 26 starts (Hcps)
  • 17 / 18 (66%) - Drawn no higher than 10
  • 17 / 18 (72%) - No bigger than 14/1 (LTO)

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Newmarket racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Suffolk Stakes. Maybe you are looking to back something in this race on the tote, but you are not sure of the process or how the tote works, No problem! We have an article which is dedicated to The Tote for you to read which explains everything you need to know! Be sure to check out the other articles too in the OLBG Betting School.

Are you already a member? If not, then why not? With over £6,000 given away each month in the tipster competition, why not get involved? Remember, It is completely FREE! So, head over to the registration page to sign up today! If you are already a member, then share your thoughts on the Suffolk Stakes by adding a tip on the race here.

Suffolk Stakes Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 9+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +55.00 is when runners had 0 starts in the past 90 days. The worst performing factor which has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 1 career win over further, 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 3 (11,15,16) [17 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 7 (10,6) [9 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 5 (8,6) [10 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 9 (2,6) [10 Runners]
  • 2018: Winner in 2 (15,14,7) [16 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the Suffolk Stakes is Newmarket (Rowley), there has been a total number of 4 winners of this race who ran at Newmarket (Rowley) last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 16 winners from a total of 245 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 2 winners from a total of 11 runners.

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

  • Pivotal (0 Wins from 10 runners)
  • Dubawi (0 Wins from 7 runners)
  • Iffraaj (0 Wins from 5 runners)
  • Zoffany (0 Wins from 5 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 18 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Cap Francais in 2022, winning for Ian Williams at odds of 22/1 under the guidance of James Doyle. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 18 renewals there has been a total of 2 winning favourites in the race. Before placing your bet on the 2024 Suffolk Stakes head over to see which other runners today are being backed by the best racing tipsters today.

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