The Ascot Stakes Tips – Royal Ascot 2021

FREE professional horse racing tips for  Royal Ascot 2021.

Get Professional Tipster Keith Bond's FREE Royal Ascot Tips For All 36 Races.

Get Professional Tipster Keith Bond's FREE Royal Ascot Tips For All 36 Races.

Ascot Stakes Tips

View Keith's tips for the The Ascot Stakes

Royal Ascot

Day One Tips

Royal Ascot

Day Two Tips

Royal Ascot

Day Three Tips

Royal Ascot

Day Four Tips

Royal Ascot

Day Five Tips

When is the The Ascot Stakes at Royal Ascot 2020?

Royal Ascot Tuesday 16th June 4.40pm
The Ascot Stakes (Handicap)
Age: 4yo+
Distance: Two miles four furlongs
Prize: £90,000

History of the The Ascot Stakes race at Royal Ascot

Run for the first time in 1840, this race is run over the same marathon trip as Thursday’s Gold Cup.

This race generally attracts a large field of runners, jumps bred horses usually do well in the race and the roll call of winning trainers includes several National Hunt giants including Martin Pipe and in recent years Willie Mullins has made this race his own having saddled 4 of the last 9 winners.

Royal Ascot The Ascot Stakes Trends and Statistics

Here are the Ascot Stakes 12 year Trends and Statistics 2009 -2020. 

  • Age – Four of the last twelve winners were aged 5, four of them were 7 and the other four were one each 4,6,8 and 9.
  • Sex – Over the last twelve years eight geldings, three mares and one colt have won. 
  • Trainer – Another mini angle here, Willie Mullins has trained four of the last twelve winners from 15 runners showing a SP profit of £16 to level £1 stakes a ROI of 106.67%.
  • Country – Seven of the last twelve winners were bred in Great Britain, four in Ireland and one in the USA. 
  • Colour – Nine of the last twelve winners were bay (b), two were brown (br) and one was chestnut (ch).
  • Starting Price – Eleven of the last twelve winners returned an SP of between 4/1 and 12/1.
  • Starting Price Rank – Nine of the last twelve winners came from the first five in the betting.
  • Headgear – Eight of the last twelve winners were wearing no headgear, one of them wore blinkers, one had a fist time visor and two of them wore hoods (one for the first time).
  • Weight – Eleven of the last 12 winners carried between 9 stones and 9 stones 10 pounds.
  • Draw – There is no significant draw bias however seven of the last twelve winners have been drawn on the flanks, four drawn high and three drawn low. 
  • Last Run Form – Six of the last twelve winners won last time out and eight of them finished in the first four. 
  • Days since last run – All of the last twelve winners ran between 10 and 94 days ago.
  • Official Rating – Ten of the last twelve runners were rated between 85 and 95.

Recent Winners of The Ascot Stakes

The runners in The Ascot Stakes

3Fair Mountain (GER)81019395101740020/1
10Moon King (FR)49792957083678/1
2Summer Moon4481229773634910/1
1Verdana Blue (IRE)8736311185123467/2
15Charlie D (USA)582956582833520/1
4Dubawi Fifty7679663812032812/1
18Smart Champion5101726677632616/1
5Diocletian (IRE)597699546431410/1
11Blue Laureate578796374830414/1
14Coeur de Lion765687381629514/1
7Yaa Salaam (IRE)676864186429433/1
12Land Of Oz48423101621228610/1
20San Benedeto (FR)972575583827814/1
8Cliffs Of Dooneen (IRE)569678442527025/1
19Ashutor (FR)623897068425933/1
13Rochester House (IRE)467193258518414/1

What's Keith's Ascot Stakes Tips for Royal Ascot?

Keith Bond is our resident pro tipster here at FRT Towers.  He's been studying the cards, form, stats, trends and more for the Ascot Stakes at Royal Ascot, and here's his thoughts ahead of the race:

As no winner has returned at odds of 12/1 or more in the last 11 years it is best to concentrate on horses in that price range. The market leader is Nicky Henderson's VERDANA BLUE and other leading contenders include LAND OF OZ, MOON KING, SUMMER MOON, DIOCLECTIAN and DUBWAI FIFTY. It is going to take a fair bit of head-scratching to come up with the winner here and I don't expect to finalise mine until Tuesday morning.


Keith's final choice

16:40 LAND OF OZ 8/1 each way – Some of these runners may be looking for a hurdle to jump. I am going with Sir Mark Prescott's Australia colt LAND OF OZ who is a proven stayer winning six handicaps last term at up to 2m 2f. Should see out this trip and made a pleasing return at Chelmsford last week when second.

How it fared

LAND OF OZ had every chance with a furlong to go but didn’t quicked and faded to sixth

To be certain of getting Keith's final thoughts on every Royal Ascot race, make sure you have joined the FRT VIP Club.

Keith went for an each way selection of Mengli Khan at 13/2 when advised.

What our members tipped in the Ascot Stakes

Each day we ask our members to select their Pick 6, their NAP for each race of the day.  We then collate all the picks, and present the top selections to our VIP members.  Here's how it went for the Ascot Stakes in 2019 (the race did not feature in 2020):

The Ascot Stakes did not feature in our Pick 6 promotion in 2020

Coeur De Lion pips Mengli Khan here with just over 20% of the votes.  Buildmeupbuttercup another contender with 10% of the votes.

The Ascot Stakes Results at Royal Ascot

 1 Coeur de Lion 16/1
2 Verdana Blue 4/1F
3 Summer Moon 11/2
4. Smart Champion 22/1
19 ran NR: Charlie D Distances: 1l, nk, nk
Time: 4m 27.51s (slow by 7.51s)

1 The Grand Visir 12/1
2 Buildmeupbuttercup 7/1
3. Time To Study 16/1
4 Fun Mac 11/1
19 ran NR: The Cashel Man Distances: 1¼l, 3½l, 2¼l
Time: 4m 28.34s (slow by 8.34s)

Our Verdict:

Despite being through to the front of the field, Mengli Khan couldn’t stay there for long and finishes mid division. Buildmeupbuttercup was last marker for much of the race, before engaging into the race at around a quarterof a mile out. Topweight The Grand Visir holds off Buildmeupbuttercup to give trainer Ian Williams his first Royal Ascot win under Richard Kingscote.

NoPlaceDist BtStallHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
141st9Coeur de Lion78-10Vsor91King, AHansen, Thore (5)16/127.064.34
towards rear, headway 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong
12nd15Verdana Blue (IRE)89-10100Henderson, N JMoore, Ryan4/1 (Fav)6.22.51
close up, headway and not clear run 2f out, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, headed inside final furlong
23rdNK14Summer Moon49-9100Johnston, MFanning, Joe11/27.42.39
tracked leader, led 6f out, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, stayed on
184thNK3Smart Champion58-11Hood87Simcock, D MShepherd, Callum22/134.635.68
towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, ran on, not reach leaders
135th2.2520Rochester House (IRE)49-192Johnston, MSousa, Silvestre De18/121.95
in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on final furlong
126th31Land Of Oz49-293Prescott, Sir MarkMorris, Luke6/18.42.65
close up, ridden to chase leader 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong
87th1.56Cliffs Of Dooneen (IRE)59-494Beckett, R MRyan, Rossa33/146.588.4
held up, ridden and headway 2f out, kept on same pace
108th0.7516Moon King (FR)49-394Beckett, R MBentley, Harry5/17.962.54
raced wide held up, pushed along and headway 3f out, no impression from over 1f out
99th4.2512Mancini69-393Williams, IanBuick, William16/123.493.94
close up, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 1f out
610th1.511Carntop79-5TT WS95Snowden, JamieMitchell, Jack150/1318.3236
towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden and weakened final furlong
511th0.7519Diocletian (IRE)59-6Hood96Balding, A MProbert, David25/137.146.61
held up, pushed along and headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
412th0.58Dubawi Fifty79-7Vsor97McLintock, KarenKirby, Adam12/115.253.44
tracked leaders, chased leader over 3f out until ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong
1713th1217Quloob69-090Moore, G LCrowley, Jim28/137.295.8
in touch, headway 4f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out
2014th9.515San Benedeto (FR)98-9CkPc TT85Nicholls, P FEaves, Tom66/174.7211.04
towards rear, never on terms
1115th813Blue Laureate58-13CkPc92Williams, IanFallon, Cieren (3)8/110.762.53
slowly away in rear, never on terms
1916th818Ashutor (FR)68-887Nicholls, P FNicholls, Miss M (3)40/1657.59
raced wide keen held up, weakened 2f out
717th352Yaa Salaam (IRE)69-4Vsor94Pipe, D EMarquand, Tom100/1161.0223
slowly away always towards rear
1618th0.54Pianissimo49-0Blnk91Carson, AnthonyDettori, L33/1708.67
keen led, steadied pace 12f out, headed 6f out, weakened over 3f out
319th3310Fair Mountain (GER)89-797Skelton, DanielDoyle, James66/1172.9216.81
in touch, weakened quickly 5f out, eased

Countdown to Royal Ascot 2021








Get your FREE copy of the Horse's Mouth Magazine

Cheltenham Special

Our 32 page 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