British Champions Sprint Stakes Tips 2020

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When is The British Champions Sprint Stakes 2020?

The Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes is the second race of British Champions Day.

The Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes takes place on Saturday 17th October 2020 with the race starting at 1.55pm at Ascot Racecourse

British Champions Sprint Stakes is the first  Group 1 race of the day.  It is a sprint race run over 6 furlongs and is open to horses aged 3 years and older.

The race was originally known as the Diadem Stakes prior to 2011.  It now forms part of the British Champions Day, where it is the sprint category final for the British Champions Series.

This year's prize money is £350,000

The fastest time for the race (since 2011) is The Tin Man, ridden by Tom Queally and trained by James Fanshawe, who in 2016 completed the race in 1:12.15


British Champions Sprint Stakes Previous Winners

DateTrackDistanceGoingRunnersWinnerStallionAgeJockey (Clm)TrainerOddsWeightORStallDays
Ascot6fGood To Soft2035/29-11211298d
Ascot6fGood To Soft1134/18-9111822d
Ascot6fGood To Firm14311/18-12111922d
Ascot6fGood To Soft1036/18-12110122d
Newmarket (Rowley)6fGood13520/19-01071215d
Ascot6fGood To Firm12411/29-010077d
Ascot6fGood To Firm1449/19-01121414d
Ascot6fGood To Firm1143/19-00563d
Ascot6fGood To Firm1434/18-120636d


British Champions Sprint Stakes Stats and Trends

British Champions Sprint Stakes Statistics and Trends since 2011.  

  • Age – All of the last 9 winners have been aged between 3 and 6 with no age domininating.
  • Sex – A poor race for fillies and mares the 9 winners comprise 5 geldings, 3 colts and two1 horse.
  • Country – 5 of the last 9 winners were bred in Great Britain, 3 in Ireland and 1 in France.
  • Colour – 8 of the last 9 winners were bay (b), the other was grey.
  • Starting Price (SP) – 5 of the last 9 winners returned a SP between 5/1 and 10/1.
  • Starting Price Rank – 7 of the last 9 winners came from the first 5 in the betting.
  • Headgear – None of the last 9 winners wore any headgear. 
  • Draw – 5 of the 9 winners were drawn 10 or higher and 4 were 6 or lower suggesting that a centre stall is a negative.
  • Days Since Last Run – 7 of the last 9 winners had run between 14 and 63 days ago.
  • Last Run Form – 8 of the last 9 winners had finished in the first 3 last time.

Official Rating – 8 of the last 9 winners had an official rating of between 112 and 120.

British Champions Sprint Stakes Results

1 Glen Shiel 16/1
2 Brando 80/1
3 One Master 11/2
16 ran NR: Dubai Station Distances: nse, ½l, ½l
Time: 1m 16.74s (slow by 4.34s)

1 Donjuan Triumphant 33/1
2 One Master 4/1J
3 Forever In Dreams 66/1
4 Brando 25/1

17 ran Distances: 1l, nk, nse
Time: 1m 16.43s (slow by 4.03s)

British Champions Sprint Stakes Tips

The British Champions Sprint Stakes looks wide open this year and a quick peruse of the stats reveals plenty of box tickers. The three I am most sweet on are DREAM OF DREAMS, OXTED and STARMAN who all benifit from a high draw.

How Did We Do?

Keith's message to VIP Members on raceday was:

OXTED 7/1 each way – Progressive and has won his last 3 races including the Group 1 July Cup last time. No reason why he won't handle this softer going and looks great value to at least get placed.

OXTED ran a good race and hit the front with a furlong to go but the stamina sapping going got to him and he faded to a close up fift place, just 1 length behind the winner 16/1 chance GLEN SHIEL who became Hollie Doyle's first Group 1 winner.

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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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