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When is the Britannia Stakes at Royal Ascot?

Royal Ascot Thursday 16th June at 5.00pm
The Britannia Stakes (Heritage Handicap)
Age: 3yo colts & geldings
Distance: One mile
Prize: £120,000

History of the Britannia Stakes race at Royal Ascot
First run in 1928, the race takes place over the same course and distance as the Royal Hunt Cup. Open to 3 year old colts and geldings the Britannia Handicap is a 1m race with a prize pot of £120,000.

In recent years the most successful jockey has been Jamie Spencer with four wins since 2003, the most recent being BLESS HIM in 2017.
John Gosden heads the trainer table for the modern era with four wins since 1996 but his last win in the race was back in 2001.

Royal Ascot Britannia Stakes Trends and Statistics
Here are the Britannia Handicap 12 year Trends and Statistics:

  • Age – This race is for three-year-olds only.
  • Sex – Restricted to colts and geldings. Ten colts and two geldings have won in the last twelve years.
  • Country – Seven of the last twelve winners were bred in Great Britain three in Ireland and two in the USA.
  • Colour – Six of the last twelve winners have been bay (b), four were chestnut (ch), one bay/brown (b/br) and one brown (br).
  • Starting Price – No horse has returned a price of under 6/1 in the last twelve years, eight of them have been between 10/1 and 28/1.
  • Starting Price Rank – Only one favourite has won in the last twelve years and seven of them came from the first six in the betting.
  • Headgear – Nine of the last twelve winners wore no headgear although two of them were fitted with a tongue-tie, two winners wore hoods and one had first-time cheekpieces.
  • Weight – Nine of the last twelve winners have carried between 8st 8lb and 8st 13lb.
  • Draw – Five of the last twelve winners have been drawn between stall 3 and stall 9, three were drawn between 12 and 17 and four between 20 and 25.
  • Last run form – Five of the last twelve winners won on their lastest run, eleven of them finished in the first five last time out.
  • Days since last run – All of the last twelve winners had their previous run between 12 and 63 days ago although eight of them were in the narrower 12 to 26 days range. 
  • Official Rating – Eleven of the last twelve winners had an official rating between 87 and 96.
Recent Winners of The Britannia Stakes
DateGoingRunnersWinnerAgeJockey (Clm)TrainerOddsDays
Good To Firm29318/111d
Soft2239/2208d
Good To Soft28328/119d
Good To Firm30310/135d
Good To Firm29325/126d
Soft28313/212d
Good To Firm28310/163d
Good To Firm30314/147d
Good To Firm27320/126d
Good To Soft2936/112d
Good To Soft2938/126d
Good To Firm2739/119d
Good To Firm30320/126d
Good To Firm28328/162d
Good To Firm30333/145d
Good To Firm3039/226d
Good To Firm213100/3042d
Firm2738/113d
Good To Firm29316/137d
Good To Firm31325/121d
Good To Firm29314/114d
Good To Firm3234/114d
Good To Firm32310/114d
Good To Soft3138/142d
Good28320/111d

 

 

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What's Our Britannia Stakes Tips for Royal Ascot?

We've been studying the cards, form, stats, trends and more for the Britannia Stakes at Royal Ascot, and here's our thoughts ahead of the race:

This mile contest is a race which has produced some big price winners over the years and last year’s winning trainer Roger Varian has another exciting prospect in the shape of Raadobarg.
This talented colt has won three of his first four starts and his numbers have improved with each appearance. He won the Silver Bowl Handicap at Haydock by just over a length and further improvement could see him go extremely close.

George Boughey’s Air to Air has also looked hugely promising and won a couple of handicaps in convincing fashion, although this a big step up.

John Gosden’s Mithras has form on good ground and although he didn’t fully fire in the Heron Stakes at Sandown recently, his previous form must be taken into account.

At a bigger price, Dermot Weld’s Probe may be worth looking at. He’s now won two on the bounce and has triumphed by an accumulative nine lengths. There is definitely further improvement to come. 

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On the day:

RAADOBARG 5.00 – Ascot (15/2 each way) – Unbeaten this season and still looked to have loads in hand off this mark when bolting up at Haydock 26 days ago. More to come, so looks an obvious player.

This is an opportunity to pick up a decent priced winner as no horse has returned a price of under 6/1 in the last twelve years, eight of them have been between 10/1 and 28/1.

Eleven of the last twelve winners had an official rating between 87 and 96 which is a pretty narrow band in a competitive handicap.

24 runners are due to go to post and their odds currently range from 8/1 to 33/1 which just about leaves everything in the mix. FINEST SOUND is the current market leader an others worth noting include VERBOTEN, CHEROKEE TRAIL, DUBAI MIRAGE and ENEMY. I expect my final selection to come from these 4.

Keith's final choice

16:10 ENEMY 13/2 each way – I am torn between two in this race, FINEST SOUND went into the Notebook when winning last time. ENEMY, however, I put up as one of my each way's of the meeting in the bonus video and I am convinced that this race will be set up for him as he needs to swoop late on the back of a strong pace. I will be combining the pair in a forecast.

How it fared

ENEMY 4TH – Read the script perfectly and swooped late as expected to grab us fourth and some place money. FINEST SOUND was second.

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There were no antepost tips, the on the day tip was VELORIUM as a 9/1 each way selection.

What our members tipped in the Britannia 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.  Our Members picked the following for the Britannia Stakes:

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Race Five | 5:00pm – Britannia Stakes

Fairly wide open this but it's MITHRAS that pips the rest with Frankie Dettori on board and bang on 20% of your selections.
AIR TO AIR and RAADOBARG tie on 11.1% for next best.
BEAUTIFUL BERTIE worth a mention at 33/1 for possible place money and just under 10% of your selections.

Quite a bit of early love for Dubai Mirage but that’s faded now with Finest Sound taking the lead on 21% of the selections. One of the four John Gosden trained horses in the race gets the nod for next best and that’s in the shape of Enemy with 13.6% of your selections.

Real mixed bag of selections here for the Britannia Handicap, but it’s Motafaawit that leads the pack.  Migration and King Ademar bringing up the rear.

Royal Ascot Britannia Stakes Results 

1 Perotto 18/1
2 Liffey River 20/1
3 Quintillus 28/1
4 Dubai Honour 28/1
29 ran

1 Biometric 28/1
2 Turgenev 7/2
3 Fanaar 50/1
4 Awe 14/1
28 ran, 1¼l, 2l, 2¼l

 

As you would expect from a field of 28 runners, the race is wide open and the outsiders having every opportunity to hit the winning spots, and the Britannia Handicap did not buck that trend with 28/1 shot Biometric winning the race. Neither Keith or our members selections got a look in the top four spots, with Velorium crossing the line in 26th position and member’s choice Motafaawit only doing marginally better in 16th place.

Britannia Stakes (Heritage Handicap) (Str)
Distance: 1m (1760 yards) Prize (winner): £40500 Dir: Straight
Runners: 29    Going: Good To Firm    Class: Class 2     Age Restrictions: 3yo
Winners Time: 1 mins 39.19s   Avg OR: 95     Median OR: 95     Stalls: Centre

NoPlaceDist BtStallHorseAgeORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
81st19Perotto399Tregoning, M PMurphy, Oisin18/126.095.03
slowly away, held up in rear stands side, switched right and headway over 2f out, soon not much room, led over 1f out, edged left and pressed, holding far side group, held on well BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 20
152nd0.525Liffey River (FR)395OBrien, Joseph PatrickCrosse, S M20/127.285.73
behind stands side, headway 2f out, not clear run and switched left over 1f out, switched right inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, ran on BF IP MIN 3 BF IP MAX 590
203rd0.528Quintillus392Appleby, CharlieBuick, William28/136.109.80
held up rear of mid-division stands side, headway over 3f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on, lost 2nd towards finish BF IP MIN 3.3 BF IP MAX 960
234th1.510Dubai Honour (IRE)391Haggas, W JMarquand, Tom28/142.008.20
mid-division far side, headway 2f out, led group well inside final furlong, stayed on, held by stands side leaders BF IP MIN 12 BF IP MAX 500
145thSH21Beautiful Bertie395Charlton, RWatson, Jason33/145.268.60
mid-division stands side, headway 3f out, not clear run over 2f out, no impression but kept on inside final furlong BF IP MIN 25 BF IP MAX 1000
96th115Mithras398Gosden, John and ThadyDettori, L8/110.003.56
mid-division far side, headway over 3f out, edged right over 2f out, led group 1f out until well inside final furlong, held by stands side leaders BF IP MIN 6 BF IP MAX 1000
77thNK7Qaader (IRE)399Johnston, MCrowley, Jim18/119.585.31
prominent far side, driven over 2f out, every chance 1f out, kept on, held by stands side leaders BF IP MIN 15 BF IP MAX 1000
58th4.524Raadobarg (IRE)399Varian, RogerMitchell, Jack17/213.223.95
mid-division stands side, headway over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong BF IP MIN 7.8 BF IP MAX 1000
299th0.758Air To Air389Boughey, GeorgeSpencer, Jamie11/2 (Fav)7.462.67
held up in rear far side, headway 2f out, went 4th in group inside final furlong, never on terms BF IP MIN 6 BF IP MAX 940
210th0.52Horoscope (IRE)3101OBrien, A PMoore, Ryan25/139.048.40
towards rear far side, ran on from over 1f out, nearest finish BF IP MIN 34 BF IP MAX 130
1011th1.751Aerion Power (IRE)397Stoute, Sir MichaelSousa, Silvestre De11/114.504.00
chased leader far side, driven over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out BF IP MIN 12.5 BF IP MAX 680
2212th0.532Siam Fox (IRE)392Hannon (Jnr), RichardProbert, David20/127.316.40
prominent stands side, led group 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong BF IP MIN 21 BF IP MAX 1000
3013thNK12Emperor Spirit (IRE)389Gosden, John and ThadyAtzeni, Andrea16/121.285.77
led far side, clear over 2f out until over 1f out, soon headed, weakened inside final furlong BF IP MIN 7.4 BF IP MAX 1000
2514thSH3Royal Pleasure (IRE)390Prescott, Sir MarkMorris, Luke12/118.504.29
mid-division far side, driven and effort over 2f out, never threatened BF IP MIN 11 BF IP MAX 36
1615th0.755Laelaps (IRE)393Harrington, Mrs JohnVelazquez, J R33/146.0012.50
in touch in mid-division far side, lost place over 3f out BF IP MIN 42 BF IP MAX 970
2816thNK14George Peabody (IRE)389Scott, GeorgeShepherd, Callum20/126.005.43
behind far side, effort over 2f out, no impression BF IP MIN 27 BF IP MAX 1000
117thNK9Emporio (IRE)3103Obrien, DonnachaRyan, Gavin66/1108.3816.03
towards rear far side, effort over 2f out, no impression BF IP MIN 50 BF IP MAX 170
418th0.527Royal Scimitar (IRE)399Cox, C GKirby, Adam80/1155.5323.27
prominent stands side, driven and edged left over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong BF IP MIN 20 BF IP MAX 160
2419th4.7518Longlai (FR)390Hannon (Jnr), RichardDobbs, Pat80/1156.5423.00
held up towards rear stands side, never dangerous BF IP MIN 170 BF IP MAX 260
1720th2.7522Dinoo (IRE)393Varian, RogerEgan, David50/177.7713.50
held up in mid-division stands side, struggling over 2f out BF IP MIN 50 BF IP MAX 960
2721st1.7530Tawleed (IRE)390Gosden, John and ThadyHavlin, Robert20/124.386.60
led stands side, driven and headed 2f out, soon beaten BF IP MIN 5.2 BF IP MAX 1000
1322ndHD29Big Narstie (FR)395Spencer, RichardTurner, Hayley40/170.7713.00
chased leaders stands side, effort over 2f out, no impression over 1f out BF IP MIN 17.5 BF IP MAX 330
1123rdNK6Star Of Orion (IRE)396Beckett, R MHornby, Rob25/129.407.62
mid-division far side, struggling over 2f out BF IP MIN 23 BF IP MAX 680
1224th423Gioia Cieca (USA)396Dalgleish, KeithRodriguez, Callum100/1231.5328.60
chased leaders stands side, outpaced over 2f out, no impression over 1f out BF IP MIN 210 BF IP MAX 980
325th431Akmaam (FR)3100Meehan, B JONeill, Dane28/136.778.24
chased leaders stands side, ridden and struggling over 2f out, soon well beaten BF IP MIN 30 BF IP MAX 1000
626th0.7513Legal Attack399Crisford, SimonCrehan, Mark (3)66/1145.2224.00
chased leaders far side, ridden and lost place over 2f out BF IP MIN 120 BF IP MAX 680
2627th1411Ataser390Kent, T JDawson, R (3)40/170.3511.50
chased leader far side, lost place over 2f out, eased BF IP MIN 70 BF IP MAX 590
2128th2816Grid392OBrien, Joseph PatrickHeffernan, J A28/134.098.19
rear of mid-division stands side, effort 4f out, well beaten over 2f out, eased BF IP MIN 30 BF IP MAX 960
1929th2.7517Summa Peto (USA)392Dalgleish, KeithFanning, Joe20/126.737.00
tracked leaders stands side, lost place over 2f out, eased BF IP MIN 26 BF IP MAX 1000

Britannia Stakes (Heritage Handicap) (Str)
Distance: 1m (1760 yards) Prize (winner): £38814 Dir: Straight
Runners: 22    Going: Soft    Class: Class 2     Age Restrictions: 3yo
Winners Time: 1 mins 41.22s   Avg OR: 91     Median OR: 92     Stalls: Centre

NoPlaceDist BtStallHorseAgeORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
61st19Khaloosy (IRE)394Varian, RogerCrowley, Jim9/27.602.48
raced centre, held up towards rear, steady headway from 4f out, eased out left over 2f out, edged right and led over 1f out, quickened clear, impressive BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 8.4
222nd4.517Finest Sound (IRE)387Crisford, SimonAtzeni, Andrea11/4 (Fav)4.061.57
raced centre, chased leaders, challenged 3f out, led well over 1f out, soon headed and not pace of winner, stayed on BF IP MIN 1.8 BF IP MAX 1000
33rd42Cherokee Trail (USA)394Gosden, John and ThadyMoore, Ryan16/126.005.43
raced far side centre, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd close home BF IP MIN 19 BF IP MAX 1000
194thHD21Enemy389Gosden, John and ThadyMurphy, Oisin6/17.372.39
went right and slowly away, raced centre, held up in rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 4th last strides BF IP MIN 6.6 BF IP MAX 990
45thSH26Toro Strike (USA)394Fahey, R AHamilton, Tony66/1137.3215.50
raced centre, held up in mid-division, headway over 2f out, not much room and switched left over 1f out, soon edged left, kept on inside final furlong BF IP MIN 10 BF IP MAX 1000
106thNK22Overwrite (IRE)385Johnston, MTurner, Hayley40/144.316.60
raced centre, prominent, led over 3f out, headed and rider dropped whip well over 1f out, kept on, lost 3rd close home BF IP MIN 10 BF IP MAX 1000
217th1.520Great Ambassador388Beckett, R MBentley, Harry14/121.103.85
raced centre, held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, driven over 2f out, no impression final furlong BF IP MIN 12 BF IP MAX 1000
188th123Eshaasy390Gosden, John and ThadyHavlin, Robert33/147.358.64
raced centre, took keen hold, chased leaders, every chance over 2f out, stayed on one pace final furlong BF IP MIN 9 BF IP MAX 990
169thHD27Harrison Point (FR)390Watson, ArchieDoyle, Hollie80/1127.4713.09
raced stands side centre, in touch in mid-division, headway over 4f out, close up 2f out, no impression final furlong BF IP MIN 11 BF IP MAX 1000
1110th0.759Path Of Thunder (IRE)392Appleby, CharlieBuick, William22/132.005.43
raced far side centre, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out BF IP MIN 25 BF IP MAX 990
811th0.7513Glasvegas (IRE)393Dalgleish, KeithRodriguez, Callum125/1200.0016.50
slowly into stride, raced centre, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, edged right over 1f out, never dangerous BF IP MIN 90 BF IP MAX 1000
1312th2.253Dubai Mirage (IRE)392Suroor, Saeed BinFallon, Cieren (3)12/118.363.97
raced far side centre, in touch in mid-division, driven over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, eased BF IP MIN 16.5 BF IP MAX 1000
713th2.2525Kondratiev Wave (IRE)394Carroll, A WCurtis, B A50/198.5511.86
raced stands side centre, led, headed over 3f out, weakened over 1f out BF IP MIN 60 BF IP MAX 1000
2414thNK7Amaysmont386Fahey, R AEgan, David33/155.608.80
raced far side centre, mid-division, driven over 2f out, never involved BF IP MIN 50 BF IP MAX 1000
515th1.51Starcat394Morrison, HMcDonald, P J10/116.503.74
raced far side centre, held up towards rear, ridden and struggling over 2f out BF IP MIN 16.5 BF IP MAX 1000
1216th0.516Ziggle Pops392Hannon (Jnr), RichardLevey, S M25/140.455.80
raced centre, held up towards rear, ridden and modest headway over 2f out, soon weakened BF IP MIN 30 BF IP MAX 110
2017th2512World Title (IRE)388Watson, ArchieShoemark, Kieran80/1149.4615.83
raced centre, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, eased BF IP MIN 140 BF IP MAX 950
118th0.515Sun Power (FR)399Hannon (Jnr), RichardSousa, Silvestre De40/170.0011.00
raced centre, mid-division, ridden and struggling over 2f out BF IP MIN 60 BF IP MAX 120
1419th1.256Hes A Keeper (IRE)391Dascombe, TomKingscote, Richard66/1140.0016.50
raced far side centre, in touch in mid-division, driven over 3f out, not much room and weakened over 2f out BF IP MIN 100 BF IP MAX 1000
220th0.518Verboten (IRE)395Gosden, John and ThadyDettori, L13/29.552.72
raced centre, held up towards rear, struggling over 3f out, well beaten over 2f out BF IP MIN 8.4 BF IP MAX 1000
921stNK11Shared Belief (IRE)393Watson, ArchieTudhope, Daniel80/1117.0316.50
raced far side centre, prominent, pushed along over 3f out, soon lost place BF IP MIN 60 BF IP MAX 1000
2322nd164All You Wish386Balding, A MProbert, David125/1343.1732.37
raced far side centre, held up towards rear, ridden and weakened over 2f out BF IP MIN 370 BF IP MAX 940

Non Runners  Grove Ferry (IRE), Dance Fever (IRE)

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