Sun Chariot Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends

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See which trainers and jockeys have performed well in this fact-packed blog for the Sun Chariot Stakes. This is a race that is hosted at Newmarket with the race being run over a distance of 1m, see which trends the past winners of the Sun Chariot Stakes have set for this year.

Sun Chariot Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends
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 Sun Chariot Stakes Preview

Scheduled to take place in October of each year at the Newmarket racecourse is the Sun Chariot Stakes, a Group 1 race that is part of the British Champions Mile Series, this race is open to only fillies and mares who are aged three or older with three-year-olds having to carry 9-0 whilst the older runners have to carry 3lb more (9-3).

Sun Chariot 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 Sun Chariot Stakes market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2006 when the race had an over-round of 108%. The race in 2017 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 118%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Sun Chariot Stakes, the over-round has been 114%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £114 which is bet.

Sun Chariot 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 Sun Chariot Stakes next time out then you would have backed a total of 1 winner. Backing all 17 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -13.15. Remember to use the racing predictions along with the information on this page to find a bet on the 2024 Sun Chariot Stakes.

Over the last 20 renewals, it was the Rod Collet trained Sahpresa ridden by Ted Durcan who set the fastest winning time in the Sun Chariot Stakes, the runner won the race in a time of 1:34.40 was set when winning the race in 2009. At the other end of the scale, it was the combination of trainer John Gosden and jockey Jim Crowley with Nazeef who set the slowest winning time, the race-winning time was 1:42.21 in the 2020 renewal.

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

  • 2009 - Sahpresa (1:34.40)
  • 2012 - Siyouma (1:34.66)
  • 2017 - Roly Poly (1:34.88)

Sun Chariot Stakes Past Winners

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

Year Horse (Drawn) Info
2023
1:35.65
Inspiral (GB)
4yo 9-5 (3 of 8) 10/11F
Frankie Dettori
John & Thady Gosden (GB)
2022
1:35.53
Fonteyn (GB)
3yo 9-2 (8 of 9) 16/1
Neil Callan
Kevin Ryan (GB)
2021
1:40.58
Saffron Beach (IRE)
3yo 9-0 (3 of 12) 5/1
William Buick
Jane Chapple-Hyam (GB)
2020
1:42.21
Nazeef (GB)
4yo 9-3 (12 of 12) 17/2
Jim Crowley
John Gosden (GB)
2019
1:38.01
Billesdon Brook (GB)
4yo 9-3 (1 of 9) 16/1
Sean Levey
Richard Hannon (GB)
2018
1:37.94
Laurens (FR)
3yo 9-0 (9 of 9) 11/4F
Daniel Tudhope
K R Burke (GB)
2017
1:34.88
Roly Poly (USA)
3yo 9-0 (1 of 13) 4/1
Ryan Moore
A P O'Brien (IRE)
2016
1:37.46
Alice Springs (IRE)
3yo 9-0 (7 of 8) 13/8F
Ryan Moore
A P O'Brien (IRE)
2015
1:35.87
Esoterique (IRE)
5yo 9-3 (1 of 9) 11/8F
Pierre-Charles Boudot
A Fabre (FR)
2014
1:37.52
Integral (GB)
4yo 9-3 (8 of 7) 7/2F
Ryan Moore
Sir Michael Stoute (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

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

  • GB: 12 winners with an additional 28 placings from 119 runners
  • FR: 5 winners with an additional 5 placings from 25 runners
  • IRE: 3 winners with an additional 3 placings from 32 runners
  • GER: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

Sun Chariot Stakes Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Sun Chariot Stakes over the last 20 renewals is A P O'Brien who has won the race three times with those three winners coming from Halfway To Heaven (2008), Alice Springs (2016) and Roly Poly (2017). The only other trainer to have recorded multiple wins in the Sun Chariot Stakes is Sir Michael Stoute (2 wins).

Here are some of the top Sun Chariot 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
A P O'Brien 16-3-5 +0.63 -2.75
Sir Michael Stoute 17-2-9 -4.50 +0.21
A Fabre 8-1-3 -5.62 -4.40
Richard Hannon 7-1-3 +10.00 +8.00
John Gosden 7-1-5 +2.50 +4.09
John & Thady Gosden 4-1-3 -2.09 +0.85
Jane Chapple-Hyam 2-1-1 +4.00 +2.00
K R Burke 2-1-1 +1.75 +0.65
Kevin Ryan 1-1-1 +16.00 +9.60
James Fanshawe 7-0-3 -7.00 -2.74

Sun Chariot Stakes Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Sun Chariot Stakes over the last 20 renewals is Ryan Moore who has won the race three times with those three winners coming from Integral (2014), Alice Springs (2016) and Roly Poly (2017).

Here are some of the top Sun Chariot 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 15-3-8 -2.87 -1.62
William Buick 8-1-3 -2.00 -1.33
Frankie Dettori 6-1-3 -4.09 -2.63
Sean Levey 4-1-2 +13.00 +7.70
Seamie Heffernan 4-1-1 +5.00 +1.80
Neil Callan 2-1-1 +15.00 +8.60
Christophe Soumillon 2-1-1 +3.50 +1.70
Christophe-Patrice Lemaire 2-1-2 +0.63 +0.88
Gerald Mosse 1-1-1 +12.00 +7.20
Jim Crowley 1-1-1 +8.50 +5.10

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

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 (69%) - Break of 21 - 200 days (Last Win)
  • 20 / 20 (71%) - Carried 122 - 129lbs (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (72%) - No bigger than 16/1
  • 20 / 20 (73%) - Had 1 - 3 wins (Season)
  • 20 / 20 (77%) - Within the first 7 of the market
  • 20 / 20 (79%) - No bigger than 12/1 (Debut)
  • 20 / 20 (82%) - Break of 15 - 141 days (Last Place)
  • 20 / 20 (82%) - Had 1 - 4 wins (1 Year)
  • 20 / 20 (86%) - Not on HY/STD-SLW/STD (Debut)
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Not in a G2/Cl2/Cl4 (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Achieved a TS of 82+ (Trip)
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Beaten no more -6¾l (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (89%) - Made 1 - 3 starts (90 Days)
  • 19 / 20 (82%) - Not on GS/STD-SLW/STD/FS (Last Win)
  • 18 / 20 (77%) - Won within last 4 starts

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Newmarket racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Sun Chariot Stakes. How well do you know your horse racing? Are there certain types of races that you are unsure of? Why not take a look at this Types Of Horse Race article to familiarise yourself with the different types of racing, that is just one of many helpful horse racing articles in the OLBG Betting School.

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Sun Chariot Stakes Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +49.29 is when runners had 2 starts in the past 90 days. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 0 season wins, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-40.

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

  • 2023: Winner in 3 (7,8) [8 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 8 (7,9) [9 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 3 (10,9) [12 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 12 (1,9) [12 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 1 (4,3) [9 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the Sun Chariot Stakes is Deauville, there has been a total number of 7 winners of this race who ran at Deauville last time out. The next best course which has produced the second most winners is Leopardstown, there has been a total number of 5 winners of this race who ran at Leopardstown last time out.

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

  • Sahm (3 Wins)
  • Pivotal (2 Wins)

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

  • Dansili (0 Wins from 5 runners)
  • Shamardal (0 Wins from 5 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Billesdon Brook in 2019, winning for Richard Hannon at odds of 16/1 under the guidance of Sean Levey. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there has been a total of 7 winning favourites in the race. Ahead of the 2024 Sun Chariot Stakes why not head over to the best racing tipster page to see what the tipsters are backing today?

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