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Picks From The Racecourse for Royal Ascot 

Ascot in Berkshire is one of the top Flat and National Hunt tracks in the UK. For 5 days in June, it showcases Royal Ascot. The best flat horses compete in 8 Group 1 races, with daily prize money in excess of 1 million pounds. Favorites can be vulnerable due to the size of the fields, especially on the flat. As a Grade 1 track, it attracts the best horses, which leads to competitive fields at most of the meetings.

* All statistics below are based on the previous ten years at Royal Ascot

Royal Ascot Outright Favorite Statistics

  • Handicaps: 17-85 (20%) -10.25
  • Non-Handicaps: 67-208 (32%) -20.61

Ascot Racecourse Map

Right-handed track, race distances up to one mile are run on the straight course. The St James' Palace Stakes over one mile is run on the round course.

Ascot Racecourse Address: High St, Ascot SL5 7JX

Ascot Racecourse Telephone Number: 0344 346 3000

To buy tickets for a race day at Ascot, head over to their official ticket booking webpage.

Ascot Flat Racecourse Map
Ascot Flat Racecourse Map
Ascot National Hunt Racecourse Map
Ascot National Hunt Racecourse Map

Picks on Course Bias for Royal Ascot 

When breaking Ascot down into trips you can look at which stall and trip combination has produced the best LSP, that would be stall 8 over a trip of 7f which has, over the last five years produced an LSP of +49.73. When breaking Ascot down into trips you can look at which stall and trip combination has produced the worst LSP, that would be stall 6 over a trip of 1m which has, over the last five years produced an LSP of -61.00.

Here we have the draw bias for Ascot taken into consideration races with ten or more runners, we will break down the figures by race distance, draws can be much more important over the shorter trips in which runners do not have time to find their position during the race meaning the draw is probably more important than the races over longer distances.

  • Sprints (5f to 7½f)
  • Mile (1m to 1m1½f)
  • Middle Distance (1m2f to 1m5½f)
  • Long Distance (1m6f or further)

The following table shows a breakdown over a group of trips and shows how each position of the draw does, for example in a twelve-runner race would be Low (Stalls 1-4), Mid (Stalls 5-8) and High (Stalls 9-12), the positions will always be lowest stall number to highest.

Royal Ascot Picks - The Five Big Races

The following owners, trainers and jockeys have enjoyed the most wins in the five big Group 1 races on each day of Royal Ascot over the past twenty years:

Day 1 – Kings Stand Stakes

• Leading Trainer - Edward Lynam 2 winners and 1 place from 5 runners

• Leading Jockey - Jim Crowley 2 winners and 2 places from 10 rides

Day 2 – Prince Of Wales’s Stakes

• Leading Trainer - Aidan O'Brien 4 winners and 8 places from 23 runners

• Leading Jockey - James Doyle 3 winners from 5 rides

Day 3 – Gold Cup

• Leading Trainer - Aidan O'Brien 8 winners and 3 places from 24 runners

• Leading Jockey - Frankie Dettori 6 winners and 1 place from 18 rides

Day 4 – Commonwealth Cup

• Leading Trainer - Richard Fahey 1 winner and 3 places from 4 runners

• Leading Jockey - Frankie Dettori 2 winners and 2 places from 6 rides

Day 5 – Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes

• Leading Trainer - James Fanshawe 2 winners and 3 places from 12 runners

• Leading Jockey - Ryan Moore 3 winners and 4 places from 18 rides

Royal Ascot Picks Jockey Analysis

OLBG Member Teddy T has unearthed some great jockey stats for Royal Ascot particularly focused on Ryan Moore.

At face value, those odds look pretty appealing considering Moore’s impressive record but is there a way of increasing the profit level by honing in on the areas where Moore particularly excels?

The basic facts for Ryan Moore’s rides over the last ten years at Royal Ascot look like this:

Ryan Moore at Royal Ascot 2014-2023 - 311 bets for 58 wins (19% strike rate) and an LSP of -18.58.

Just backing Moore’s mounts blind in each of the last ten years would only have returned a profit twice so obviously we need to dig deeper.

Watch out when he teams up with Aidan O'Brien with a 2yo runner, he has won on 13 of his 49 rides (27%) for an LSP of +16.36 (+31.70 BSP).

His Group 1 rides are the source of most of the loss with an LSP of -24.06 for 78 Group 1 rides.

Consider the horse's position in the odds market too, when his rides have been either 2nd or 3rd in the market his LSP of +26.07 (23% strike rate), his LSP of those at the top of the market is -20.65 and those 4th or worse his LSP is -24.00 (7-133 6%).

You can read more on the forum thread for Royal Ascot Jockey tips where other members have joined in with further stats, tips and trends around the jockey's past performances at Royal Ascot.

Jamie Spencer at Royal Ascot

Jamie Spencer may not have the best of records at Royal Ascot, but since 2008 he has ridden 242 runners and produced just 15 winners (6%) for an LSP of +30.68.

So why mention him, I hear you say with such a low strike rate and a profit made up of 2023 winners at 50/1 & 80/1.

Well, there is actually a way in which he has produced a steady profit year after year and that is backing his runners to place.

From his 242 rides, he has placed on a total of 67 of those, which is a 28% place strike rate, now backing all his rides eachway (5+ runner fields) does produce a profit of +107.98 but again mainly due to his 2023 winners.

However, had you backed all 242 of those on the Betfair exchange to place at SP, then the LSP would have been a very impressive +162.83! That is a profit of £1,628 if you had placed £10 on each!

This can be improved upon too, his rides over further than a mile do not produce a lot of placings, only 15 from 90 for an LSP of -35.58 so you could rule those ones out.

His record around the round course is not great either with 16 placings from 100 rides for an LSP of -42.94, Jamie seems much better navigating his way through on the straight course.

So if you focused on Jamie Spencer to place over no further than one mile on the straight course, then since 2008 the numbers are 142 Rides, 51 Places (36%), LSP of +182.46 (BSP) which is very good!

The most impressive thing about this is consistency, over the last fifteen festivals, using the rules above, Spencer has shown a profit in the place market in fourteen of those festivals!

How to get the best betting picks for Royal Ascot Races

Check the OLBG tipsters who are in good tipping form. We provide detail on each of the tipsters by their picks. So simply drill down into the Royal Ascot picks and discover the records of the tipsters. 

OLBG every year runs a Royal Ascot tipping competition. This means the quality of the racing picks available can be even better than normal as our top tipsters are competing for even more prize money 

These 5 members topped the table Royal Ascot Picks table last year so look out for their picks for Royal Ascot:

  1. dmburgess85 (+$1,421 to £10 stakes)
  2. toprankhorses (+$1,023)
  3. JackpotRod (+$633)
  4. rojamesw3593 (+$466)
  5. david37 (+$455)

Royal Ascot Top Betting Picks

  • Check the OLBG tips pages for detailed comments on individual horses.
  • Read the daily horse racing discussion on the OLBG Discord server.
  • Check going and weather updates from the clerk of the course.
  • Check stall placement and any early track bias.
  • Look to the top trainers of the best-bred horses, note offspring of Frankel, Peintre Celebre, and Scat Daddy.
  • Check trainers who have had previous race success in a specific race.  Aidan O’Brien has won the St James Palace stakes numerous times in the last 20 years, plus had numerous placed horses, it seems to be a race he targets with his Irish Guineas horses.
  • Check previous handicap weight bands of winners of specific races, if the bulk of winners of a specific race come from the most common weight band, look deeper into those runners.

Royal Ascot 5 year Trends Picks - The Favourites 

For 5 days in June, the highest quality of flat racing takes place at Ascot. 

Had you backed all Royal Ascot favourites over the last 5 years:

2023: 8 Won

Average SP of 8 Winning Favourites 3.39

Average SP of Favourites 4.13

Average Winning SP 18.74

2022: 14 Won

Average SP of 14 Winning Favourites 3.28

Average SP of Favourites 3.55

Average Winning SP 10.98

2021: 9 Won

Average SP of 9 Winning Favourites 3.26

Average SP of Favourites 4.12

Average Winning SP 11.95

2020: 9 Won

Average SP of 9 Winning Favourites 3.08

Average SP of Favourites 3.54

Average Winning SP 13.41

2019: 8 Won

Average SP of 8 Winning Favourites 3.45

Average SP of Favourites 3.92

Average Winning SP 10.47

Over the past 5 years, there have been 43 winning outright favourites and 5 joint favourites from 182 Royal Ascot races (26.37%).

Non-Handicaps: 37 winners from 121 (30.58%), £12.31 loss to £1 level stakes

Handicaps: 11 winners 61 (18.03%), £12.00 loss to £1 level stakes

2-year-old races: 8 winners from 31 (25.81%), £4.88 loss to £1 level stakes

3-year-old only: 21 winners from 68 (30.88%) £7.50 profit to £1 level stakes

3-year-olds & Up: 4 winners from 29 (13.79%) £13.67 loss to £1 level stakes

4-year-olds & Up: 15 winners from 54 (27.78%) £13.26 loss to £1 level stakes

Royal Ascot Trainer & Jockey Statistics

Who are the best flat jockeys and trainers to bet on at Ascot?

A P O'Brien is the leading trainer here at Ascot with forty-four winners but you would have recorded a loss if you backed all of their runners whilst following W P Mullins would have returned the most winners (seven) from a profitable trainer. C G Cox is the trainer to follow at Ascot if you are backing eachway as they show the best LSP of all the trainers in the eachway markets, that is +53.78 which is courtesy of their thirteen placings (five winners). At the other end of the spectrum is Richard Hannon (Jnr) who has a terrible record at Ascot, of all the trainers their LSP of -127.70 is the worst and they have a 4% strike rate with eight winners from two hundred twenty-five runners.

Following L Dettori would have returned a profit here at Ascot with an LSP of +0.98 and their thirty-four winners have them at the head of the profitable jockeys' list. Ryan Moore does lead the jockeys' list overall with fifty-eight winners but shows an overall loss. When looking at jockeys and looking for some eachway value at Ascot, the jockey who shows the best eachway profit is Rossa Ryan, whose LSP is +91.99 which has been accumulated by a total of eleven placings which includes three winners. With an LSP of -100.50 at Ascot, Silvestre De Sousa heads the list for worst jockeys at this course, which is a result of five winners from one hundred fifty-seven rides which is a strike rate of 3%.

Ascot Top Jockey and Trainer Combinations

Here are the best trainer and jockey combinations here at Ascot based on the number of winners:

  • 37 Wins: A P O'Brien & Ryan Moore
  • 17 Wins: J H M Gosden & L Dettori
  • 10 Wins: Charlie Appleby & William Buick
  • 6 Wins: Sir Michael Stoute & Ryan Moore
  • 5 Wins: C G Cox & Adam Kirby

Ascot Top Trainers By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

TrainerR-W-PWinEW
W P Mullins41-7-17+2.75-1.66
Charles Hills98-6-13+39.33-11.99
D O'Meara93-5-14+25.00+3.51
C G Cox72-5-13+113.00+53.78
K R Burke58-5-10+7.75-2.75
K A Ryan59-4-15+14.00+3.66
A King33-4-11+27.50+20.62
Charlie Fellowes39-3-11+50.00+35.39
R M H Cowell25-3-6+16.00+8.80
J J Quinn24-3-9+27.00+17.53

Ascot Top Jockeys By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

JockeyR-W-PWinEW
L Dettori218-34-75+0.98-30.97
William Buick226-25-60+46.51-5.86
Daniel Tudhope100-11-27+89.50+54.21
Jamie Spencer142-8-40+61.50+34.28
Adam Kirby121-8-22+106.00+42.68
Hollie Doyle75-6-12+53.00+19.96
Paul Hanagan73-4-18+1.25-12.00
Hayley Turner25-4-6+56.00+39.14
Rossa Ryan38-3-11+157.00+91.99
N Callan11-3-3+85.00+49.30




How Many Group 1 Races at Royal Ascot

Royal Ascot hosts a total of 36 races over 5 days in June.

More than enough opportunity to find an option to use your Royal Ascot offers.

There are eight Group 1 Races, complemented by a further eight Group 2 and three Group 3 races during the week.

Group Races at Royal Ascot

Class
Number of Events
Group 1
8
Group 2
8
Group 3
3

Group 1 Races

Beginning with the Queen Anne Stakes and completed with the Diamond Jubilee on Saturday, there is an impressive lineup of 8 top-class races during the week at Royal Ascot.

Ranging in distance from the frenetic dash of the King's Stand Stakes sprint over 5 furlongs to one of the longest races in the flat racing calendar, The Gold Cup over a grueling two and a half miles, we will witness the very best flat-trained thoroughbred horses competing this year.

Race
Class
Distance
Queen Anne Stakes
Group 1
1m
King's Stand Stakes
Group 1
5f
St James' Palace Stakes
Group 1
1m
Prince of Wales's Stakes
Group 1
1m2f
The Gold Cup
Group 1
2m4f
Commonwealth Cup
Group 1
6f
Coronation Stakes
Group 1
1m
Diamond Jubilee Stakes
Group 1
6f

Group 2 Races

Some really exciting races are encompassed in the group 2 classification, the Coventry Stakes is always a highlight and with 7 more races ranging from 5 furlongs up to 1 mile and 6 furlongs, there is real quality on show.

Race
Class
Distance
Coventry Stakes
Group 2
6f
Duke of Cambridge Stakes
Group 2
1m
Queen Mary Stakes
Group 2
5f
Queen's VaseGroup 21m6f
Norfolk Stakes
Group 2
5f
Ribblesdale Stakes
Group 2
1m4f
King Edward VII Stakes
Group 2
1m4f
Hardwicke Stakes
Group 2
1m4f

Group 3 Races

There is still plenty of class on show in the Hampton Court, Albany, and Jersey Stakes. 

Race
Class
Distance
Hampton Court Stakes
Group 3
1m2f
Albany Stakes
Group 3
6f
Jersey Stakes
Group 3
7f

There are a further three class 1 events during the week, and eight class 2 races including heritage handicaps completing the 30-race lineup over 5 days at Ascot.

Whether you want to try to specialize in the group events or look for well-handicapped chances at big prices in the heritage events, there is not a better lineup of class racehorses on the flat all year than we see at Royal Ascot for this glorious week in June.

Below, we look into the week in more detail and which races are on which days, and offer you some help from our profitable Ascot tipsters to try to help you find winners and beat the bookies this week.

Day 1 Picks & Previous Winners

Day 1 is met with heightened anticipation as the action gets underway, punters are dressed to the nines and hoping for lots of winners to get the week off to a flying start.

Finding winners is not as easy as we have five highly competitive group events on the card.

The highlight of the day is the King's Stand Stakes.

OLBG tipsters will be competing to lift the trophy as the best Royal Ascot tipster of the week picking out their fancied runners across each of the races

RaceClass2023 Winner
Queen Anne StakesGroup 1Triple Time (IRE) (34.00)
Coventry StakesGroup 2River Tiber (IRE) (2.38F)
King's Stand StakesGroup 1Bradsell (15.00)
St James's Palace StakesGroup 1Paddington (3.25)
Ascot Stakes HandicapClass 2Ahorsewithnoname (8.00)
Wolferton StakesListedRoyal Champion (IRE) (17.00)
Copper Horse HandicapClass 2Vauban (FR) (2.00F)

Day 2 Picks & Previous Winners

Whether you are licking day 1 wounds or have heavy pockets after a successful start, day 2 is just as competitive with another 2 group events headlined by the Prince of Wales's Stakes.

Check the Royal Ascot Tipster Table to find the in-form tipsters and what they are picking on Day 2

RaceClass2023 Winner
Queen Mary StakesGroup 2Crimson Advocate (USA) (10.00)
Kensington Palace StakesClass 2Villanova Queen (IRE) (26.00)
Duke of Cambridge StakesGroup 2Rogue Millennium (IRE) (11.00)
Prince of Wales's StakesGroup 1Mostahdaf (IRE) (11.00)
Royal Hunt Cup HandicapClass 2Jimi Hendrix (IRE) (23.00)
Queen's VaseGroup 2Gregory (2.00F)
Windsor Castle StakesListedBig Evs (IRE) (21.00)

Day 3 Picks & Previous Winners

Reaching the halfway point and the top-class racing action from Ascot continues with Day three and the feature race is the marathon Gold Cup.

The OLBG Royal Ascot Tipping Competition has a clear leader and you can find out what they have tipped to win the races today in the tipster table.

RaceClass2023 Winner
Norfolk StakesGroup 2Valiant Force (USA) (151.00)
King George V HandicapClass 2Desert Hero (19.00)
Ribblesdale StakesGroup 2Warm Heart (IRE) (7.50)
Gold CupGroup 1Courage Mon Ami (8.50)
Britannia HandicapClass 2Docklands (7.00F)
Hampton Court StakesGroup 3Waipiro (IRE) (8.00)
Buckingham Palace HandicapClass 2Witch Hunter (FR) (51.00)

Day 4 Picks & Previous Winners

The Commonwealth Cup takes center stage today, just one of five group races on the card.

There are a couple of very competitive lower-class races at the end of the day too, where big-priced winners can be found. 

Have you had winners this week? Are you looking for some Ascot picks for some big-priced winners?

RaceClass2023 Winner
Albany StakesGroup 3Porta Fortuna (IRE) (6.00)
Commonwealth CupGroup 1Shaquille (10.00)
Duke of Edinburgh HandicapClass 2Okita Soushi (IRE) (10.00)
Coronation StakesGroup 1Tahiyra (IRE) (1.62F)
Sandringham HandicapClass 2Coppice (7.00JF)
King Edward VII StakesGroup 2King Of Steel (USA) (2.10F)
Palace of Holyroodhouse HandicapClass 2Rhythm N Hooves (13.00)

Day 5 Picks & Previous Winners

It is the final day of Royal Ascot. No fewer than five Group races on the card, three of those being Group 1 races with the standout being the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes.

It's the final chance to check the OLBG Tipster Table and see who has been the best tipster over the first 4 days. Who are they tipping to win at Ascot today?

RaceClass2023 Winner
Chesham StakesListedSnellen (IRE) (13.00)
Jersey StakesGroup 3Age Of Kings (IRE) (23.00)
Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee StakesGroup 1Khaadem (IRE) (81.00)
Hardwicke StakesGroup 2Pyledriver (4.50)
Wokingham HandicapClass 2Saint Lawrence (IRE) (23.00)
Golden Gates HandicapClass 2Burdett Road (21.00)
Queen Alexandra StakesClass 2Dawn Rising (IRE) (3.00F)

Betting Picks & Tipster Competition

Every year OLBG host a Royal Ascot Tipster Competition which is free to enter with £500 in cash prizes to be won.

In past years there has been high-quality tipping and huge profits made by the leading tipsters.

Previous Ascot Top Tipsters

YearTipsterPlaceProfit to £10 Stake
2023dmburgess85
1st£1,421
2022snuggleupwithagoodbook1st£1,035
2021rednev1st£731
2023toprankhorses
2nd£1,023
2022igorukr2nd£832
2021Seymour Winners2nd£568
2023JackpotRod
3rd£633
2022Shrews3rd£796
2021Paddyg3rd£563

Current Top Horse Racing Tipsters

Racing tipsters are tipping every day throughout the year on OLBG and you can see which are the best on the best horse racing tipsters page.

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