Buckingham Palace Handicap Tips – Royal Ascot Tips 2021

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When is the Buckingham Palace Handicap at Royal Ascot 2020?

Royal Ascot Tuesday 16th June at 1.15pm
The Buckingham Palace Handicap
Age: 3yo+
Distance: Seven furlongs
Prize: £tbc

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.

The runners in the Buckingham Palace Handicap

5Daarik (IRE)41101049676244155/1
16Lethal Lunch59768112801337320/1
3Blown By Wind41016797841436614/1
6Silent Attack7869787831136625/1
21War Glory (IRE)7561089985936020/1
9Glen Shiel68968100831736014/1
20Keyser Soze (IRE)684937383934316/1
14Straight Right (FR)6658110382734233/1
4Gifted Master (IRE)7729572851334025/1
22Cliffs Of Capri6916270811832312/1
19Jacks Point4102605481630416/1
10Hey Jonesy (IRE)564747882330120/1
1First Contact (IRE)5735969781629912/1
2Habub (USA)571616589829725/1
13Alexander James (IRE)454768069628533/1
18Shelir (IRE)4606363791027725/1
7Flaming Spear (IRE)846535380724125/1

What's Keith's Buckingham Palace Handicap 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 Buckingham Palace Handicap at Royal Ascot, and here's his thoughts ahead of the race:

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 Motakhayyel 14/1
2 Jack's Point 66/1
3 Mutamaasik 7/1
4 Cliffs Of Capri 20/1
23 ran

NoPlaceDist BtStallHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
151st26Motakhayyel49-398Hannon (Jnr), RichardCrowley, Jim14/1
in touch stand side, switched right and headway 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on
192nd1.2522Jacks Point49-196Muir, W RDwyer, Martin66/1
overall leader stand side, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on
83rd116Mutamaasik49-5100Varian, RogerONeill, Dane7/1
tracked leaders centre, ridden to lead this group over 1f out, ran on
224th0.527Cliffs Of Capri69-1Blnk96Osborne, J ACostello, Dougie20/1
in touch stand side, switched left over 2f out, ridden and switched right approaching final furlong, stayed on
185th2.256Shelir (IRE)49-297OMeara, DTudhope, Daniel22/1
held in centre, ridden and headway over 1f out, nearest finish
246thHD3Ebury49-196Meade, MAtzeni, Andrea18/1
tracked leaders far side, ridden 2f out, led this group inside final furlong, no threat
117th0.523Greenside98-1399Candy, HGhiani, Marco (5)14/1
tracked leaders stand side, ridden and hung right 2f out, kept on same pace
218thNK24War Glory (IRE)79-196Hannon (Jnr), RichardLevey, S M33/1
towards rear stand side, ridden and headway over 1f out, never nearer
179th0.519Documenting79-297Frost, KevinRyan, Rossa33/1
tracked leaders stand side, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong
910thSH10Glen Shiel69-5100Watson, ArchieDoyle, Hollie10/1
traced leader centre, ridden to lead this group 2f out, soon headed, weakened inside final furlong
1311th0.54Alexander James (IRE)49-3TT98Kelleway, Miss GayMorris, Luke100/1
tracked far side leader, led this group over 1f out until inside final furlong, no extra
1412th1.2514Straight Right (FR)69-3Hood98Balding, A MSousa, Silvestre De50/1
held up centre, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders
313th0.751Blown By Wind49-9104Johnston, MFanning, Joe25/1
dwelt in rear far side, ridden 3f out, not trouble leaders
2014thNK12Keyser Soze (IRE)69-196Spencer, RichardMoore, Ryan14/1
slowly away towards rear centre, ridden 2f out, never on terms
215th0.59Habub (USA)59-7Blnk105Burrows, OwenFallon, Cieren (3)66/1
led far side group until ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong
416th5.55Gifted Master (IRE)79-6CkPc104Palmer, HugoMalune, Gabriele (3)80/1
led centre group until ridden 2f out, soon weakened
717th0.525Flaming Spear (IRE)89-5100Ivory, D KHaynes, Joey25/1
slowly away pushed along in rear stand side, hampered over 2f out, never a factor
1218thSH13Kaeso69-499Tinkler, NMurphy, Oisin7/1
close up centre, effort when hung right 2f out, weakened final furlong
519th0.521Daarik (IRE)49-9104Gosden, J H MDettori, L7/2 (Fav)
in touch stand side, ridden and weakened over 1f out
620th0.517Silent Attack79-7102Carroll, A WMarquand, Tom100/1
dwelt always in rear centre
121stNK20First Contact (IRE)59-10105Appleby, CharlieBuick, William11/1
tracked leader stand side, ridden and weakened over 1f out
1022ndNK18Hey Jonesy (IRE)59-499Ryan, K AEaves, Tom33/1
in touch in stand side, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out
2323rd2.58Firmament89-1CkPc96OMeara, DDoyle, James18/1
in touch centre, ridden and hung right 2f out, soon weakened

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