QIPCO Champion Stakes Tips 2020
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When is The QIPCO Champion Stakes 2020?
The QIPCO Champion Stakes is the penaltimate race of British Champions Day.
The QIPCO Champion Stakes takes place on Saturday 17th October 2020 with the race starting at 3.40pm at Ascot Racecourse
Run over a distance of 1 mile, 1 furlong and 212 yards, the QIPCO Champion Stakes is the last Group 1 race of the day and is open to horses aged 3 years and over.
Inaugurated in 1877, the race was ran at Newmarket until 2011. It now forms part of the British Champions Day, where it is the middle distance category final for the British Champions Series.
This year's prize money is £750,000
The fastest time for the race (since 2011) is Cirrus des Aigles, ridden by Christophe Soumillon and trained by Jean-Claude Dupouy, who in 2011 completed the race in 2:02.52
QIPCO Champion Stakes Previous Winners
|17.10.2020||Ascot||1m2f||Soft||10||Addeybb (IRE)||Pivotal||6||Marquand, Tom||Haggas, W J||9/1||9-5||122||11||28d|
|19.10.2019||Ascot||1m2f||Soft||9||Magical (IRE)||Galileo (IRE)||4||OBrien, Donnacha||OBrien, A P||Evens||9-2||122||8||35d|
|20.10.2018||Ascot||1m2f||Soft||8||Cracksman||Frankel||4||Dettori, L||Gosden, J H M||5/6||9-5||125||8||122d|
|21.10.2017||Ascot||1m2f||Soft||10||Cracksman||Frankel||3||Dettori, L||Gosden, J H M||13/8||9-1||122||4||59d|
|15.10.2016||Ascot||1m2f||Good||10||Almanzor (FR)||Wootton Bassett||3||Soumillon, C||Rouget, J-C||11/8||9-0||127||1||35d|
|17.10.2015||Ascot||1m2f||Good To Soft||13||Fascinating Rock (IRE)||Fastnet Rock (AUS)||4||Smullen, P J||Weld, D K||10/1||9-5||120||7||35d|
|18.10.2014||Ascot||1m2f||Heavy||9||Noble Mission||Galileo (IRE)||5||Doyle, James||Cecil, Lady||7/1||9-5||117||5||146d|
|19.10.2013||Ascot||1m2f||Soft||10||Farhh||Pivotal||5||Sousa, Silvestre De||Suroor, Saeed Bin||11/4||9-3||124||5||154d|
|20.10.2012||Ascot||1m2f||Soft||6||Frankel||Galileo (IRE)||4||Queally, T P||Cecil, H R A||2/11||9-3||140||3||59d|
|15.10.2011||Ascot||1m2f||Good||12||Cirrus Des Aigles (FR)||Even Top (IRE)||5||Soumillon, C||Barande-Barbe, Mme C||12/1||9-3||125||1|
|16.10.2010||Newmarket (Rowley)||1m2f||Good To Soft||10||Twice Over||Observatory (USA)||5||Queally, T P||Cecil, H R A||7/2||9-3||125||5||42d|
|17.10.2009||Newmarket (Rowley)||1m2f||Good||14||Twice Over||Observatory (USA)||4||Queally, T P||Cecil, H R A||14/1||9-3||119||7||24d|
|18.10.2008||Newmarket (Rowley)||1m2f||Good||11||New Approach (IRE)||Galileo (IRE)||3||Manning, K J||Bolger, J S||6/5||8-12||0||2||41d|
|20.10.2007||Newmarket (Rowley)||1m2f||Good To Soft||12||Literato (FR)||Kendor (FR)||3||Lemaire, C-P||Rouget, J-C||7/2||8-12||0||8|
|14.10.2006||Newmarket (Rowley)||1m2f||Good To Soft||8||Pride (FR)||Peintre Celebre (USA)||6||Lemaire, C-P||Royer-Dupre, A De||7/2||9-0||0||7||364d|
|15.10.2005||Newmarket (Rowley)||1m2f||Good To Soft||15||David Junior (USA)||Pleasant Tap (USA)||3||Spencer, Jamie||Meehan, B J||25/1||8-11||115||3||34d|
|16.10.2004||Newmarket (Rowley)||1m2f||Soft||11||Haafhd||Alhaarth (IRE)||3||Hills, R||Hills, B W||12/1||8-11||122||3||80d|
|18.10.2003||Newmarket (Rowley)||1m2f||Good To Firm||12||Rakti||Polish Precedent (USA)||4||Robinson, Philip||Jarvis, M A||11/1||9-2||121||10||122d|
|19.10.2002||Newmarket (Rowley)||1m2f||Good||11||Storming Home||Machiavellian (USA)||4||Hills, Michael||Hills, B W||8/1||9-2||0||9||15d|
|20.10.2001||Newmarket (Rowley)||1m2f||Good To Soft||12||Nayef (USA)||Gulch (USA)||3||Hills, R||Tregoning, M P||3/1||8-11||119||13||20d|
|14.10.2000||Newmarket (Rowley)||1m2f||Good To Soft||15||Kalanisi (IRE)||Doyoun||4||Murtagh, J||Stoute, Sir Michael||5/1||9-2||125||13||53d|
|16.10.1999||Newmarket (July)||1m2f||Good||13||Alborada||Alzao (USA)||4||Duffield, G||Prescott, Sir Mark||5/1||8-13||121||4||77d|
|17.10.1998||Newmarket (Rowley)||1m2f||Good||10||Alborada||Alzao (USA)||3||Duffield, G||Prescott, Sir Mark||6/1||8-8||118||6||35d|
|18.10.1997||Newmarket (Rowley)||1m2f||Good||7||Pilsudski (IRE)||Polish Precedent (USA)||5||Kinane, M J||Stoute, Sir Michael||Evens||9-2||0||7||35d|
QIPCO Champion Stakes Stats and Trends
The QIPCO Champion Stakes Statistics and Trends since 2011.
- Age – All of the last 9 winners have been aged between 3 and 5 but 3-year-olds have a worse record than 4 and 5 year olds.
- Sex – 5 of the 9 winners were colts, 2 horses, 1 filly and 1 gelding.
- Country – 5 of the last 9 winners were bred in Great Britain, 2 in Ireland and 2 in the France.
- Colour – All of the last 9 winners were bay (b).
- Starting Price (SP) – 6 of the last 9 winners returned a SP of 11/4 or less.
- Starting Price Rank – 6 of the last 9 winners came from the first 2 in the betting, 5 of them were the favourite.
- Headgear – 7 of the last 9 winners wore no headgear.
- Draw – 5 of the last 9 winners were drawn between stalls 5 and 8.
- Days Since Last Run – All of the last 9 winners had run at least 35 days ago.
- Last Run Form – 7 of the last 9 winners had won last time.
- Official Rating – 8 of the last 9 winners had an official rating of between 117 and 127.
QIPCO Champion Stakes Results
1 Addeybb 9/1
2 Skalleti 13/2
3 Magical 15/8F
10 ran NR: San Donato Distances: 2¼l, ½l, 3½l
Time: 2m 12.29s (slow by 8.29s)
Addeybb gets redemption!
Runner up last year, Addeybb floats home to a victory in the QIPCO Champion Stakes under Tom Marquand! 💨 pic.twitter.com/03WwmEnwNK
— Ascot Racecourse (@Ascot) October 17, 2020
1 Magical 1/1F
2. Addeybb 5/1
3 Deirdre 10/1
9 ran Distances: ¾l, 2¼l, hd
Time: 2m 8.42s (slow by 4.42s)
QIPCO Champion Stakes Tips
There are 11 declared for QIPCO Champion Stakes 2020 but the ones on my radar are the well drawn pair LORD NORTH and last year's winner MAGICAL.
How Did We Do?
Keith's message to VIP Members on raceday was:
MAGICAL 2/1 – Has an impressive CV with 7 Group 1's to his name including this race last year under similar conditions.
MAGICAL had to settle for third, last year's runner up ADDEYBB found conditions to his liking and kept on galloping to the line after hitting the front 2 furlongs from home.
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British Champions Day Race Cards
QIPCO BRITISH CHAMPIONS DAY
|1:20||The QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup||3+||Group 2||£300,000||1m 7f 209y|
|1:55||The QIPCO British Champions Sprint Stakes||3+||Group 1||£350,000||6f|
|2:30||The QIPCO British Champions Fillies’ and Mares’ Stakes||3+||Group 1||£350,000||1m 3f 211y1m|
|3.05||The Queen Elizabeth II Stakes sponsored by QIPCO (British Champions Mile)||3+||Group 1||£650,000||1m|
|3:40||The QIPCO Champion Stakes (British Champions Middle Distance)||3+||Group 1||£750,000||1m 1f 212y|
|4:15||The Balmoral Handicap (Sponsored by QIPCO)||3+||Class 2||£100,000||1m|