Balmoral Handicap Tips 2020

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When is The Balmoral Handicap 2020?

The Balmoral Handicap (sponsored by Qipco) is the last race of British Champions Day.

The Balmoral Handicap takes place on Saturday 17th October 2020 with the race starting at 4.15pm at Ascot Racecourse

This 1 mile handicap race is open to horses aged 3 years and older.


This year's prize money is £100,000



Balmoral Handicap Previous Winners

DateTrackDistanceGoingRunnersWinnerStallionAgeJockey (Clm)TrainerOddsWeightORStallDays
Ascot1mGood To Soft2057/18-296421d


Balmoral Handicap Stats and Trends

The Balmoral Handicap Statistics and Trends since it was first run in 2014.

  • Age – All of the 6 winners were 4 or 5.
  • Sex – 4 of the 6 winners were geldings.
  • Country – 3 of the 6 winners were bred in Great Britain, 2 in Ireland and 1 in France.
  • Colour – 5 of the last 6 winners were bay (b).
  • Starting Price (SP) – 5 of the 6 winners returned a SP of between 7/1 and 20/1.
  • Starting Price Rank – Just one of the 6 winners started as favourite.
  • Headgear – 6 of the last 6 winners wore no headgear. 
  • Draw – In the 6 years so far the draw has had very little impact.
  • Weight Carried – 5 of the 6 winners carried between 9st 1lb and 9st 6lb.
  • Days Since Last Run – All of the 6 winners had run between 14 and 21 days ago.
  • Last Run Form – 4 of the last 6 had finished in the first 4 last time.
  • Official Rating – 5 of the last 6 winners had an official rating of between 101 and 105.

Balmoral Handicap Results

1 Njord 15/2
2 Solid Stone 16/1
3 Greenside 28/1
4 Graignes 40/1
18 ran NR: Keats, Tempus Distances: 2¼l, 1¾l, ¾l
Time: 1m 45.03s (slow by 6.43s)

1 Escobar 16/1
2 Lord North 3/1F
3 Mitchum Swagger 28/1
4 Glen Shiel 18/1

20 ran Distances: 2¼l, 1l, ¾l
Time: 1m 45.80s (slow by 7.20s)

Balmoral Handicap Tips

A twenty runner handicap to complete the Champions day line up, this year's Balmoral Handicap is a rare old puzzle of a race and I can't see me getting to the bottom of it before Saturday morning. NJORD ticks plenty of boxes and is high on my very long shortlist.

How Did We Do?

Keith's message to VIP Members on raceday was:

NJORD 10/1 each way – Useful form under this type of conditions should run a good race.

We had a proper good GETTTTTT INNNNNN moment when NJORD took the lead with over a furlong to go and kept on very strongly to win in some style.

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British Champions Day Race Cards


1:20The QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup3+Group 2£300,0001m 7f 209y
1:55The QIPCO British Champions Sprint Stakes3+Group 1£350,0006f
2:30The QIPCO British Champions Fillies’ and Mares’ Stakes3+Group 1£350,0001m 3f 211y1m
3.05The Queen Elizabeth II Stakes sponsored by QIPCO (British Champions Mile)3+Group 1£650,0001m
3:40The QIPCO Champion Stakes (British Champions Middle Distance)3+Group 1£750,0001m 1f 212y
4:15The Balmoral Handicap (Sponsored by QIPCO)3+Class 2£100,0001m

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