Woodcote Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Derby Festival)

Updated: 1502 Horse Racing

See which trainers and jockeys have performed well in this fact-packed blog for the Woodcote Stakes. This is a race that is hosted at Epsom during the Derby Festival with the race being run over a distance of 6f, see which trends the past winners of the Woodcote Stakes have set for this year.

Woodcote Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Derby Festival)
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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.

2024 Woodcote Stakes Preview

The Woodcote Stakes is a class two conditions race which is run at Epsom Racecourse in late May or early June.

Established way back in 1794, it's a race that is open to two-year-old runners, it is run over six furlongs.

Plenty of the winners have gone on to run at Royal Ascot next time out, so keep an eye out later in the month.

Woodcote Stakes Information:

Why not use the trends shortlist below to help you narrow down the field and then head over to the dedicated Epsom 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 Epsom Derby Festival section for links to these.

How competitive is the Woodcote 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 2007 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 121%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Woodcote Stakes, the over-round has been 115%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £115 which is bet.

Woodcote 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 Woodcote Stakes next time out then you would have backed a total of 4 winners. Backing all 20 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of +2.50. Remember to bookmark the racing tips page so you can get easy access to the OLBG racing picks daily.

When looking over the past 20 renewals, a time of 1:08.43 was set by Chilworth Icon in 2012, which is the quickest time over that period, the runner was trained by Mick Channon and ridden by Martin Harley. The slowest winning time was set in 2016 when Legendary Lunch won in a time of 1:13.55, booked to ride was Pat Dobbs by the trainer Richard Hannon.

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

  1. Chilworth Icon (1:08.43) in 2012
  2. Cardsharp (1:08.54) in 2017
  3. Buratino (1:08.82) in 2015

Woodcote Stakes Past Winners

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

YearHorse (Drawn)Info
Bobsleigh (IRE)
2yo 9-7 (6 of 12) 5/1
Charles Bishop
Eve Johnson Houghton (GB)
Legend Of Xanadu (GB)
2yo 9-7 (9 of 12) 4/1F
William Buick
Mick Channon (GB)
Oscula (IRE)
2yo 9-0 (2 of 10) 15/2
Mark Crehan
George Boughey (GB)
Twaasol (GB)
2yo 9-5 (1 of 5) 9/4F
Martin Harley
Owen Burrows (GB)
Pinatubo (IRE)
2yo 9-5 (5 of 6) 1/1F
James Doyle
Charlie Appleby (GB)
Cosmic Law (IRE)
2yo 9-5 (5 of 7) 10/1
P J McDonald
Richard Fahey (GB)
Cardsharp (GB)
2yo 9-5 (4 of 7) 7/4
Silvestre De Sousa
Mark Johnston (GB)
Legendary Lunch (IRE)
2yo 9-0 (3 of 6) 5/2F
Pat Dobbs
Richard Hannon (GB)
Buratino (IRE)
2yo 9-0 (6 of 9) 2/1F
William Buick
Mark Johnston (GB)
Baitha Alga (IRE)
2yo 9-0 (1 of 8) 15/8F
Frankie Dettori
Richard Hannon (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

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

  • GB: 19 winners with an additional 33 placings from 171 runners
  • IRE: 1 winner with an additional 0 placings from 4 runners
  • FR: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

Woodcote Stakes Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Woodcote Stakes over the last 20 renewals is Richard Hannon who has won the race two times with those two winners coming from Baitha Alga (2014) and Legendary Lunch (2016).

Here are some of the top Woodcote 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):

Richard Hannon12-2-5-5.62-4.82
Richard Fahey10-1-4+1.00+0.13
Kevin Ryan5-1-2-2.50-1.76
K R Burke4-1-1+11.00+5.40
Eve Johnson Houghton3-1-1+3.00+1.00
William Jarvis3-1-2+2.00+4.20
Charlie Appleby3-1-2-1.00-0.59
Peter Chapple-Hyam2-1-1+3.50+1.70
George Boughey1-1-1+7.50+4.50
Owen Burrows1-1-1+2.25+1.41

Woodcote Stakes Jockey Statistics

There are multiple leading jockeys in the Woodcote Stakes over the last 20 renewals with Silvestre De Sousa, William Buick and Martin Harley having all won the race two times. Silvestre De Sousa winners have been with Fulbright (2011) and Cardsharp (2017). William Buick winners have been with Buratino (2015) and Legend Of Xanadu (2022). Martin Harley winners have been with Chilworth Icon (2012) and Twaasol (2020). There is one jockey who has not had the best of times in the Woodcote Stakes, Ryan Moore has ridden a total of 10 runners to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top Woodcote 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):

Silvestre De Sousa8-2-4-1.25+1.53
William Buick7-2-5+1.00+1.21
Martin Harley2-2-2+14.25+8.91
Neil Callan7-1-2-4.50-3.36
Pat Dobbs4-1-2-0.50-0.72
Frankie Dettori4-1-3-1.12+1.23
Jim Crowley3-1-1+12.00+6.40
James Doyle3-1-2-1.00-0.47
Charles Bishop2-1-1+4.00+2.00
P J McDonald1-1-1+10.00+6.25

Woodcote Stakes Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +31.25 is when runners had 1 career win with the jockey. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 0 season places, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-22.

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

  • 2023: Winner in 6 (3,8) [12 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 9 (6,12) [12 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 2 (4,10) [10 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 1 (2) [5 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 5 (6) [6 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the Woodcote Stakes is Windsor, there has been a total number of 3 winners of this race who ran at Windsor last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 19 winners from a total of 148 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 1 winner from a total of 28 runners.

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

  • Exceed And Excel (2 Wins)
  • Sixties Icon (2 Wins)

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

  • Acclamation (0 Wins from 9 runners)
  • Kodiac (0 Wins from 6 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Corporal Maddox in 2009, winning for K R Burke at odds of 14/1 under the guidance of Jim Crowley. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there have been 10 winning favourites in the race. Whilst we wait for the 2024 Woodcote Stakes remember you can get daily racing predictions from the top racing tipsters on the best racing tipsters page.

Races Covered at the Epsom Derby Festival

Here is the 2024 schedule for the two-day Epsom Derby Festival, each race will be linked to the race blog and detail last year's winner in the table below.

Epsom Derby Festival races for Friday 31st May 2024

Race2023 WinnerInfo
Woodcote Stakes
Bobsleigh (IRE)
2yo - 5/1
Eve Johnson Houghton
Charles Bishop
Trustatrader Handicap
Austrian Theory (IRE)
4yo - 7/1
Charlie Johnston
Joe Fanning
Coronation Cup
Emily Upjohn (GB)
4yo - 11/4
John & Thady Gosden
Frankie Dettori
Betfred Handicap
Cadillac (IRE)
5yo - 12/1
George Boughey
Kevin Stott
Epsom Oaks
Soul Sister (IRE)
3yo - 11/4
John & Thady Gosden
Frankie Dettori
Surrey Stakes
Olivia Maralda (IRE)
3yo - 3/1
Roger Varian
Kevin Stott
Tattenham Handicap
Spanish Star (IRE)
8yo - 12/1
Patrick Chamings
Rhys Clutterbuck

Epsom Derby Festival races for Saturday 1st June 2024

Race2023 WinnerInfo
Lester Piggott Handicap
Torito (GB)
3yo - 4/1
John & Thady Gosden
Benoit De La Sayette
Princess Elizabeth Stakes
Prosperous Voyage (IRE)
4yo - 6/4
Ralph Beckett
Frankie Dettori
Diomed Stakes
Regal Reality (GB)
8yo - 5/1
Sir Michael Stoute
Ryan Moore
Epsom 3yo Dash
Tatterstall (IRE)
3yo - 8/1
Michael Dods
Connor Beasley
Epsom Dash
Navello (GB)
4yo - 25/1
George Boughey
Andrea Atzeni
Epsom Derby
Auguste Rodin (IRE)
3yo - 9/2
A P OBrien
Ryan Moore
Northern Dancer Handicap
Sheer Rocks (GB)
4yo - 11/2
Eve Johnson Houghton
Harry Davies
JRA Tokyo Trophy Handicap
Badri (GB)
6yo - 10/1
Ruth Carr
Hollie Doyle

Article Contributor Information

We are blessed with an excellent team of specialists and experts at OLBG. Contributing to creating and maintaining this Woodcote Stakes Preview are at hand, Andy and Darren. 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 Flat Racing.

Darren Brett

Darren Brett

Tipster competition manager

Darren has worked in the horse racing industry for decades bringing to OLBG for the last 20 years a wealth of knowledge, creating much of our content on these sports. Darren also manages our Grand National Guide and is the go-to font of knowledge for the world's greatest steeplechase.
Andy Powell

Andy Powell

Content editor

Andy, a seasoned horse racing expert with over 15 years of experience, possesses a comprehensive understanding of the sport, from delving into complex statistical data for flat racing in the UK and Ireland to crafting insightful flat racing blogs for OLBG.

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