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When is the Buckingham Palace Handicap at Royal Ascot?
Royal Ascot Thursday 17th June at 6.10pm
The Buckingham Palace Handicap
Distance: Seven furlongs
With the Coronavirus situation, we have had the good news that Royal Ascot are bringing back the Buckingham Palace Stakes as one of the 6 extra races for 2020.
History of the Buckingham Palace Handicap
This was first run in 2002 when the Royal Ascot Meeting was extended to five days to commemorate the Queens Golden Jubilee.
The race continued until 2014, it was replaced in the Royal Ascot schedule by the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup in 2015.
Reinstated to the Royal Ascot schedule as a one-off in 2020 when six additional races were added because of the depleted race program due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Many experts believe it was a mistake to drop this valuable 7-furlong handicap and they are applauding its return to the Royal Ascot fold, even if it may be for just the one year.
Royal Ascot Buckingham Palace Handicap Trends and Statistics
Here are the Buckingham Palace Handicap 12 year Trends and Statistics:
Years 2003 – 2004, 2006 – 2014 (in 2005 the meeting was held at York) and 2020.
- Age – Nine of the twelve winners have been aged between four and six.
- Sex – Ten of the twelve winners were geldings.
- Country – Seven of the twelve winners were bred in Great Britain, four in Ireland and one in the USA.
- Colour – Six of the twelve winners were bay (b) and four were chestnut (ch).
- Starting Price (SP) – All of the twelve winners returned a SP of 8/1 or higher, ten of them were between 12/1 and 33/1.
- Starting Price Rank – This has been a bad race for favourites and fancied horses. No favourites won in those twelve years and only two winners came from the first three in the betting.
- Headgear – Ten of the twelve winners wore no headgear. One wore blinkers and the other a hood.
- Weight Carried – Eight of the twelve winners have carried 9st less.
- Draw – The draw is a difficult one to work out, Five of the twelve winners have been drawn in stall 9 or lower. Seven of the twelve winners were drawn in stall 21 or higher. So avoid stalls 10 – 20.
- Last run form – None of the twelve winners won last time out and just four finished in the first three.
- Days Since Last Run – Eleven of the twelve winners last ran between 6 and 42 days ago.
- Official Rating – Nine of the twelve winners have had an official rating of 90 or higher.
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What's Our Buckingham Palace Handicap Tips for Royal Ascot?
We've been studying the cards, form, stats, trends and more for the Buckingham Palace Handicap at Royal Ascot, and here's our thoughts ahead of the race:
This 7f contest sees Tim Easterby’s Boardman lead the betting and this 5-year old has won each of his last three starts. Having only won once in his previous 11 outings, he has certainly hit a purple patch and will be hoping to keep his superb run of form going this week.
He beat a decent field at Chester at the end of May which including Hey Jonesy and Another Batt.
Mark Johnston’s Red Mirage is unbeaten so far, however, all of his victories have come on the AW track and there are a few unknowns coming into this contest.
Ametist was last seen winning a decent handicap at Newmarket and is looking to protect a three-race unbeaten streak.
Charlie Appleby’s On the Warpath could be an interesting option in this race. He was well-beaten in the Criterion Stakes at Newmarket, however, he was far from outclassed at Meydan before that, and although we haven’t seen him since Boxing Day (when winning at Wolverhampton), the Godolphin-owned runner should be fully wound up for this.
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ALDAARY 6.10 – Ascot (11/2) – Impressive winner of both starts at 2 yrs and again when striking on handicap bow over C&D in May. Had unbeaten run ended at Goodwood but it was another excellent effort. Tongue tied and more to come.
Absolutely wide-open race to kick off proceedings, the bookmakers go 8/1 the field and the leading contenders are DAARIK, MUTAMAASIK, CLIFFS OF CAPRI, BLOWN BY WIND, FIRST CONTACT and GREENSIDE. I have my eye on one at a double-figure price.
Keith's final choice
13:15 BLOWN BY WIND 25/1 each way – Was a decent two-year-old clocking up a string of good results. Won well enough at Newmarket 10 days ago and will appreciate this easier going. Massive each-way claims at big odds.
How it fared
BLOWN BY WIND went off at 25/1 was a bit unruly at the start, the field split into three groups which is never good and our selection finished mid-division.
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Buckingham Palace Handicap Results
1 Highfield Princess 18/1
2 Danyah 10/1
3 Riot 18/1
4 Lord Rapscallion 25/1
1 Motakhayyel 14/1
2 Jack's Point 66/1
3 Mutamaasik 7/1
4 Cliffs Of Capri 20/1
Buckingham Palace Stakes (Handicap)
Distance: 7f (1540 yards) Prize (winner): £33501 Dir: Straight
Runners: 28 Going: Good To Firm Class: Class 2 Age Restrictions: 3yo+
Winners Time: 1 mins 25.96s Avg OR: 98 Median OR: 97.5 Stalls: Centre
|No||Place||Dist Bt||Stall||Horse||Age||OR||Trainer||Jockey (Claim)||Odds||BF||BFP|
|30||1st||31||Highfield Princess (FR)||4||92||Quinn, J J||Hart, Jason||18/1||23.00||6.02|
|raced keenly, prominent stands side, led over 2f out, clear over 1f out, ran on well BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 23|
|8||2nd||1.25||18||Danyah (IRE)||4||101||Burrows, Owen||ONeill, Dane||10/1||14.39||3.75|
|chased leaders stands side, going well over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, held by winner, stayed on BF IP MIN 5.4 BF IP MAX 1000|
|27||3rd||3.5||24||Riot (IRE)||4||93||Gosden, John and Thady||Murphy, Oisin||18/1||30.26||6.82|
|went right and slowly into stride, held up towards rear stands side, headway over 1f out, ran on, went 3rd well inside final furlong BF IP MIN 16 BF IP MAX 1000|
|28||4th||SH||29||Lord Rapscallion (IRE)||5||93||Williams, S C||Ghiani, Marco (3)||25/1||37.71||6.82|
|chased leaders stands side, outpaced over 2f out, ran on from over 1f out, went 4th well inside final furlong BF IP MIN 20 BF IP MAX 230|
|16||5th||0.75||21||Aldaary||3||105||Haggas, W J||Crowley, Jim||100/30 (Fav)||4.71||2.34|
|slowly into stride, held up towards rear stands side, headway over 1f out, lost 3rd and no extra well inside final furlong BF IP MIN 3.9 BF IP MAX 1000|
|6||6th||4||3||Raising Sand||9||102||Osborne, J A||Osborne, Saffie (5)||40/1||83.35||13.00|
|chased leaders far side, driven 2f out, led group well inside final furlong, ran on, held by leaders stands side BF IP MIN 70 BF IP MAX 250|
|5||7th||0.5||5||Symbolize (IRE)||4||102||Balding, A M||Probert, David||33/1||71.09||9.38|
|chased leaders far side, switched left over 2f out, led group over 1f out, held by stands side leaders and headed well inside final furlong BF IP MIN 32 BF IP MAX 990|
|11||8th||0.5||25||Bielsa (IRE)||6||99||Ryan, K A||Sousa, Silvestre De||18/1||27.62||5.76|
|mid-division stands side, edged right and headway over 2f out, edged right and weakened inside final furlong BF IP MIN 26 BF IP MAX 980|
|3||9th||NSE||10||Tomfre||4||105||Beckett, R M||Hornby, Rob||33/1||53.98||9.98|
|led far side, headed over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong BF IP MIN 19 BF IP MAX 60|
|23||10th||0.75||30||Total Commitment (IRE)||5||95||Hodgson, Simon||Watson, Jason||66/1||98.67||16.53|
|held up towards rear stands side, kept on from over 1f out, never dangerous BF IP MIN 60 BF IP MAX 230|
|25||11th||NK||26||Corvair (IRE)||4||94||Crisford, Simon||Crehan, Mark (3)||33/1||55.00||10.70|
|very slowly away, behind stands side, kept on from over 1f out, never nearer BF IP MIN 60 BF IP MAX 960|
|12||12th||SH||6||Ropey Guest||4||98||Margarson, G G||Queally, T P||33/1||49.05||7.40|
|mid-division far side, headway over 2f out, soon bumped, stayed on, held by near side group BF IP MIN 40 BF IP MAX 1000|
|17||13th||1.25||12||Shelir (IRE)||5||96||OMeara, D||Tudhope, Daniel||33/1||44.00||8.80|
|held up towards rear stands side, some headway 2f out, no impression from over 1f out BF IP MIN 20 BF IP MAX 42|
|18||14th||0.75||9||Boardman||5||96||Easterby, T D||Allan, David||8/1||14.45||4.00|
|held up towards rear far side, took keen hold, headway when not clear run over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong BF IP MIN 12.5 BF IP MAX 1000|
|24||15th||HD||20||Magical Wish (IRE)||5||94||Hannon (Jnr), Richard||Browne, L W (7)||100/1||297.99||32.40|
|in rear stand side, some headway over 1f out, never dangerous BF IP MIN 250 BF IP MAX 300|
|7||16th||1.25||19||Lord Campari (IRE)||4||102||Varian, Roger||Atzeni, Andrea||12/1||15.38||3.97|
|towards rear stands side, not clear run 2f out, some headway over 1f out but no impression BF IP MIN 16.5 BF IP MAX 950|
|20||17th||SH||16||Whatharm (IRE)||6||95||Flynn, Patrick J||Hoban, Connor||66/1||71.08||17.24|
|behind stands side, some progress just inside 2f out, no impression BF IP MIN 50 BF IP MAX 970|
|13||18th||NK||7||Blue Mist||6||98||Charlton, R||Moore, Ryan||22/1||26.89||6.11|
|slowly into stride, behind far side, headway over 1f out, no impression BF IP MIN 10.5 BF IP MAX 1000|
|19||19th||NK||14||Dance Fever (IRE)||4||95||Cox, C G||Kirby, Adam||25/1||52.47||7.56|
|chased leaders stands side, raced keenly, switched right over 2f out, lost place over 1f pout BF IP MIN 29 BF IP MAX 150|
|10||20th||1.25||13||Dubai Mirage (IRE)||4||99||Suroor, Saeed Bin||Cherchi, Stefano (5)||16/1||21.46||5.90|
|prominent stands side, ridden over 2f out, soon lost place BF IP MIN 10.5 BF IP MAX 1000|
|1||21st||1.5||2||Bedouins Story||6||105||Suroor, Saeed Bin||Dettori, L||16/1||23.00||5.52|
|slowly away, held up behind far side, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, never dangerous BF IP MIN 17.5 BF IP MAX 970|
|4||22nd||SH||1||Documenting||8||104||Frost, Kevin||Whelan, Trevor||80/1||120.25||18.05|
|held up towards rear far side, effort 2f out, weakened inside final furlong BF IP MIN 85 BF IP MAX 200|
|21||23rd||1.75||11||Karibana (IRE)||4||95||Hughes, Richard||Dobbs, Pat||40/1||60.00||10.50|
|chased leaders far side, weakened from over 1f out BF IP MIN 50 BF IP MAX 75|
|14||24th||1.5||4||Jacks Point||5||97||Clover, Tom||Mitchell, Jack||28/1||55.00||9.07|
|with leader far side, weakened over 1f out BF IP MIN 44 BF IP MAX 480|
|29||25th||3||8||Full Authority (IRE)||4||92||Fahey, R A||Hanagan, Paul||125/1||335.03||41.17|
|prominent far side, lost place 2f out BF IP MIN 210 BF IP MAX 280|
|15||26th||6||28||Persuasion (IRE)||4||96||Hills, Charles||Doyle, James||11/1||17.00||4.10|
|chased leaders stands side, raced keenly, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened BF IP MIN 13.5 BF IP MAX 110|
|9||27th||13||32||Volatile Analyst (USA)||4||100||Dalgleish, Keith||Rodriguez, Callum||18/1||22.52||5.99|
|led stands side, headed over 2f out, soon weakened BF IP MIN 17 BF IP MAX 1000|
|2||28th||52||15||On The Warpath||6||105||Appleby, Charlie||Buick, William||22/1||41.64||8.01|
|mid-division stands side, struggling over 2f out, eased BF IP MIN 32 BF IP MAX 180|
Buckingham Palace Handicap
Distance: 7f (1540 yards) Prize (winner): £21788 Dir: Straight
Runners: 23 Going: Good To Soft Class: Class 2 Age Restrictions: 3yo+
Winners Time: 1 mins 26.19s Avg OR: 99 Median OR: 99 Stalls: Centre
|No||Place||Dist Bt||Stall||Horse||Age||OR||Trainer||Jockey (Claim)||Odds||BF||BFP|
|15||1st||26||Motakhayyel||4||98||Hannon (Jnr), Richard||Crowley, Jim||14/1||26.00||5.80|
|in touch stand side, switched right and headway 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 20|
|19||2nd||1.25||22||Jacks Point||4||96||Muir, W R & Grassick, C||Dwyer, Martin||66/1||70.00||11.50|
|overall leader stand side, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on BF IP MIN 5.1 BF IP MAX 350|
|8||3rd||1||16||Mutamaasik||4||100||Varian, Roger||ONeill, Dane||7/1||8.79||3.35|
|tracked leaders centre, ridden to lead this group over 1f out, ran on BF IP MIN 2.1 BF IP MAX 1000|
|22||4th||0.5||27||Cliffs Of Capri||6||96||Osborne, J A||Costello, Dougie||20/1||21.00||4.10|
|in touch stand side, switched left over 2f out, ridden and switched right approaching final furlong, stayed on BF IP MIN 13 BF IP MAX 1000|
|18||5th||2.25||6||Shelir (IRE)||4||97||OMeara, D||Tudhope, Daniel||22/1||23.59||5.60|
|held in centre, ridden and headway over 1f out, nearest finish BF IP MIN 15 BF IP MAX 55|
|24||6th||HD||3||Ebury||4||96||Meade, M||Atzeni, Andrea||18/1||18.85||4.26|
|tracked leaders far side, ridden 2f out, led this group inside final furlong, no threat BF IP MIN 3.75 BF IP MAX 1000|
|11||7th||0.5||23||Greenside||9||99||Candy, H||Ghiani, Marco (5)||14/1||17.74||3.89|
|tracked leaders stand side, ridden and hung right 2f out, kept on same pace BF IP MIN 14.5 BF IP MAX 1000|
|21||8th||NK||24||War Glory (IRE)||7||96||Hannon (Jnr), Richard||Levey, S M||33/1||60.00||9.98|
|towards rear stand side, ridden and headway over 1f out, never nearer BF IP MIN 40 BF IP MAX 200|
|17||9th||0.5||19||Documenting||7||97||Frost, Kevin||Ryan, Rossa||33/1||55.00||11.67|
|tracked leaders stand side, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong BF IP MIN 8 BF IP MAX 1000|
|9||10th||SH||10||Glen Shiel||6||100||Watson, Archie||Doyle, Hollie||10/1||12.50||3.17|
|traced leader centre, ridden to lead this group 2f out, soon headed, weakened inside final furlong BF IP MIN 11 BF IP MAX 1000|
|13||11th||0.5||4||Alexander James (IRE)||4||98||Kelleway, Miss Gay||Morris, Luke||100/1||125.70||18.00|
|tracked far side leader, led this group over 1f out until inside final furlong, no extra BF IP MIN 22 BF IP MAX 200|
|14||12th||1.25||14||Straight Right (FR)||6||98||Balding, A M||Sousa, Silvestre De||50/1||60.00||10.25|
|held up centre, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders BF IP MIN 26 BF IP MAX 250|
|3||13th||0.75||1||Blown By Wind||4||104||Johnston, M||Fanning, Joe||25/1||29.70||6.73|
|dwelt in rear far side, ridden 3f out, not trouble leaders BF IP MIN 28 BF IP MAX 250|
|20||14th||NK||12||Keyser Soze (IRE)||6||96||Spencer, Richard||Moore, Ryan||14/1||16.82||4.30|
|slowly away towards rear centre, ridden 2f out, never on terms BF IP MIN 7.6 BF IP MAX 1000|
|2||15th||0.5||9||Habub (USA)||5||105||Burrows, Owen||Fallon, Cieren (3)||66/1||60.00||10.50|
|led far side group until ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong BF IP MIN 32 BF IP MAX 1000|
|4||16th||5.5||5||Gifted Master (IRE)||7||104||Palmer, Hugo||Malune, Gabriele (3)||80/1||100.00||15.00|
|led centre group until ridden 2f out, soon weakened BF IP MIN 34 BF IP MAX 560|
|7||17th||0.5||25||Flaming Spear (IRE)||8||100||Ivory, D K||Haynes, Joey||25/1||39.70||7.80|
|slowly away pushed along in rear stand side, hampered over 2f out, never a factor BF IP MIN 30 BF IP MAX 1000|
|12||18th||SH||13||Kaeso||6||99||Tinkler, N||Murphy, Oisin||7/1||13.91||2.96|
|close up centre, effort when hung right 2f out, weakened final furlong BF IP MIN 11 BF IP MAX 1000|
|5||19th||0.5||21||Daarik (IRE)||4||104||Gosden, John and Thady||Dettori, L||7/2 (Fav)||8.29||3.07|
|in touch stand side, ridden and weakened over 1f out BF IP MIN 6.8 BF IP MAX 1000|
|6||20th||0.5||17||Silent Attack||7||102||Carroll, A W||Marquand, Tom||100/1||123.20||18.10|
|dwelt always in rear centre BF IP MIN 110 BF IP MAX 1000|
|1||21st||NK||20||First Contact (IRE)||5||105||Appleby, Charlie||Buick, William||11/1||13.98||3.85|
|tracked leader stand side, ridden and weakened over 1f out BF IP MIN 11 BF IP MAX 1000|
|10||22nd||NK||18||Hey Jonesy (IRE)||5||99||Ryan, K A||Eaves, Tom||33/1||34.54||7.00|
|in touch in stand side, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out BF IP MIN 65 BF IP MAX 270|
|23||23rd||2.5||8||Firmament||8||96||OMeara, D||Doyle, James||18/1||22.00||5.00|
|in touch centre, ridden and hung right 2f out, soon weakened BF IP MIN 19 BF IP MAX 1000|
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