Champagne Stakes Tips 2020

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When is The Champagne Stakes 2020?

The Champagne Stakes is the second race on the final day of the St Leger Festival. In 2020 this is on Saturday 12th September and gets underway at 1.50pm

This 7 furlongs and 6 yards Group 2 race is open to two year old colts and geldings. Inaugurated in 1823, this race was extended to the current 7 furlongs and restricted to male horses in 1988.

Glorious Goodwood - 2019

Champagne Stakes Results

The Champagne Stakes was won last year by Threat which was ridden by Pat Dobbs.

Prize purse was £75000 in 2019 with the winner taking £42,532.

Top Jockey: Frankie Dettori & Willie Carson (6 wins each) although Bill Scott won this race 9 times between 1832 and 1841.

Top Trainer: Barry Hills (5 wins)

Fastest time: 1:23:21 in 1996 – Bahhare ridden by Willie Carson and trained by John Dunlop.

Champagne Stakes Tips 2020

Two of the contenders in this field tick plenty of the right boxes, ALBASEER and CHINDIT.

The final selection for this race will be sent to VIP Club Members on the morning of the race.

Champagne Stakes Stats and Trends

Keith uses a lot of factors to decide on his selections, including the stats and trends over the previous years.

Champagne Stakes 12 year Trends and Statistics 2008 – 2019

  • Age – Restricted to 2 year olds.
  • Sex – All of the last twelve winners were colts.
  • Country – 7 of the last 12 winners were bred in Ireland and 4 in Great Britain.
  • Colour – 10 of the last 12 winners were bay (b).
  • Starting Price (SP) – 10 of the last 12 winners returned an SP of 100/30 or less the other 2 were between 7/1 and 8/1.
  • Starting Price Rank – 8 of the last 12 winners started as the SP favourite. 10 of them came from the first 2 in the betting.
  • Headgear – None of the last 12 winners wore any headgear. 
  • Draw – All of the last twelve winners wore drawn in stall 6 or lower.
  • Days Since Last Run – All of the last 12 winners had run between 14 and 63 days ago.
  • Last Run Form – 7 of the last 12 winners had won on their previous start and 9 had finished in the first 3 last time.
  • Flat Form – All of the last 12 winners had run at least once in the past and had won at least once.
  • Distance Form – 11 of the last 12 winners had run at least once at 7 furlongs and 10 of them had won at least once at the trip. 
  • Official Rating – Skewed as only 6 had a rating but they were all over 103.
  • Group Wins – Just of the last 12 winners had won a Group race, 3 of them had won a Group 2.
  • Current Season Form – All of the last 12 winners had run at least once in the current season and had won at least once.

Champagne Stakes Previous Winners

DateTrackDistanceGoingRunnersWinnerStallionAgeJockey (Clm)TrainerOddsWeightORStallDays
Doncaster7fGood To Firm526/59-3113322d
Doncaster7fGood To Soft728/19-00646d
Doncaster7fGood To Soft4213/88-120545d
Doncaster7fGood To Firm527/18-12104421d
Doncaster7fGood To Firm7211/88-12108225d
Doncaster7fGood To Firm1028/18-120915d
Doncaster7fGood To Soft728/18-10100820d
Doncaster7fGood To Soft726/18-1092620d
Doncaster7fGood To Firm1026/18-100327d
Doncaster7fGood To Firm1128/118-100821d
Doncaster7fGood To Soft823/18-100166d
Doncaster7fGood To Firm827/29-00458d
Doncaster7fGood To Firm6213/88-100144d
Doncaster7fGood To Firm524/69-00443d


Other St Leger Festival Races 

Wednesday 9th September 2020

TimeRace NameAgeClassDistance
1.15pmDoncaster Nursery Handicap2Class 27f
1.50pmBritish Stallion Studs Ebf Maiden Stakes2Class 2One mile
2.25pmScarbrough Stakes2+Listed5f
3.00pmMondialiste Leger Legends Classified Stakes3+Class 5One mile
3.35pmSceptre Stakes3+Group 37f
4.05pmSky Sports Racing Hd Virgin 535 Handicap3+Class 21m 2f
4.35pmVisit Attheraces.com Handicap3+Class 45f

Thursday 10th September 2020

TimeRace NameAgeClassDistance
1.20pmBritish Stallion Studs Ebf 'carrie Red' Fillies' Nursery Handicap2Class 26 1/2f
1.50pmMay Hill Stakes2Group 2One mile
2.15pmWeatherbys Racing Bank 300,000 2-y-o Stakes2Class 26 1/2f
3.00pmPark Hill Fillies' Stakes3+Group 21m 6 1/2f
3.35pmWatch Free Race Replays On Attheraces.com Handicap3Class 27f
4.10pmDoncaster Handicap3+Class 36f
4.40pmSky Sports Racing Sky 415 Conditions Stakes3+Class 21m 2f

Friday 11th September 2020

TimeRace NameAgeClassDistance
1.20pmFlying Childers Stakes2Group 25f
1.50pmMallard Handicap3+Class 21m 6 1/2f
2.25pmDoncaster Cup3+Group 22m 2f
3.00pmBritish Ebf Premier Fillies' Handicap3+Class 21m 4f
3.35pmAttheraces.com Handicap3+Class 26 1/2f
4.05pmFlying Scotsman Stakes2Listed7f
4.40pmSky Sports Racing Hd Virgin 535 Maiden Stakes2Class 37f

Saturday 12th September 2020

TimeRace NameAgeClassDistance
1.15pmSky Sport Racing Hd Virgin 535 Handicap3+Class 21m
1.50pmChampagne Stakes2Group 27f
2.25pmPortland Handicap3+Class 25 1/2f
3.00pmSt Leger Stakes3Group 11m 6 1/2f
3.35pmPark Stakes3+Group 27f
4.05pmSky Sports Racing Sky 415 Nursery Handicap2Class 21m
4.40pmAttheraces.com Handicap3+Class 21m 4f

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