QIPCO Champion Stakes Tips 2020

FREE professional horse racing tips for the QIPCO Champion Stakes.

VIP members get all of Keith's tips sent directly to their inbox on the morning of each race.

Get Keith's Tips for all the big races in your email

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

DateTrackDistanceGoingRunnersWinnerStallionAgeJockey (Clm)TrainerOddsWeightORStallDays
Ascot1m2fGood To Soft13410/19-5120735d
Newmarket (Rowley)1m2fGood To Soft1057/29-3125542d
Newmarket (Rowley)1m2fGood14414/19-3119724d
Newmarket (Rowley)1m2fGood1136/58-120241d
Newmarket (Rowley)1m2fGood To Soft1237/28-1208
Newmarket (Rowley)1m2fGood To Soft867/29-007364d
Newmarket (Rowley)1m2fGood To Soft15325/18-11115334d
Newmarket (Rowley)1m2fSoft11312/18-11122380d
Newmarket (Rowley)1m2fGood To Firm12411/19-212110122d
Newmarket (Rowley)1m2fGood1148/19-20915d
Newmarket (Rowley)1m2fGood To Soft1233/18-111191320d
Newmarket (Rowley)1m2fGood To Soft1545/19-21251353d
Newmarket (July)1m2fGood1345/18-13121477d
Newmarket (Rowley)1m2fGood1036/18-8118635d
Newmarket (Rowley)1m2fGood75Evens9-20735d


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)

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.

Keith will have a tip for all races shown on ITV which he will send to all VIP members on the morning of the races.  If you are not yet a VIP member, please join VIP for free.

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

Get your FREE copy of the Horse's Mouth Magazine

Cheltenham Special

Our free guide to Cheltenham Festival with all our Antepost tips 

VIP members need not apply, you'll be sent yours automatically on the 4th of March

Please check your inbox and don't forget to check the spam folder