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Commonwealth Cup Tips – Royal Ascot 2021

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When is the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot 2020?
Please note the day and/or time of this race has been changed for 2020
Royal Ascot Friday 21st June 3.35pm
The Commonwealth Cup (Group 1)
Age: 3yo
Distance: Six furlongs
Weights – 9st 3lb (3lb allowance for fillies)
Prize: £500,000
History of the Commonwealth Cup race at Royal Ascot
First run in 2015 The Commonwealth Cup was created to fit in with changes to the programme of sprint races across Europe. It’s the only Group 1 race held exclusively for 3 year olds and is run on the same course and distance as the Diamond Jubilee Stakes which was closed to 3 year olds to enter.

There are no stand out Trainers or Jockeys, with such a short history, each winning trainer and jockey have won only once, although the owner, Hamden Al Maktoum has had two successes with Muhaarar in the inaugral 2015 race and Eqtidaar in 2018.

Royal Ascot Commonwealth Cup Trends and Statistics
Here are the Commonwealth Cup 5 year Trends and Statistics:

  • Age – This race is for three-year-olds only.
  • Sex – Four of the five winners have been colts and the other a filly.
  • Country – Three of the five were bred in Great Britain, one in Ireland and one in the USA.
  • Colour – Four of the five winners have been bay (b) and the other was grey (gr).
  • Starting Price (SP) – Starting Price Rank -.
  • Headgear – Four of the five winners wore no headgear and the other was in first-time blinkers. 
  • Draw – All five winners have been drawn between 3 and 8
  • Last Run Form – Two of the five winners won on their last run.
  • Day’s since last run – All five winners ran between 20 and 48 days ago.
  • Course Form – Four of the five winners had previously run at Ascot although only one of them won.
  • Distance Form – All of the five winners had run at six furlongs at least three times and recorded at least one win at the trip. 
  • Flat Form – Four of the five winners had run at least four times and won at least three times.
  • Official Rating – Four of the five winners had an official rating of between 117 and 119
  • Current Season Form – All five winners had run at least once in the current season and three of them had recorded at least one win. 
Recent Winners of the Commonwealth Cup
The runners in the Commonwealth Cup

No.FormDHorseA/SW/HGJockeyTrainerMilesStallOROddsHRBCD
1612121712Millisle (IRE)3yo F8-11Marquand, TomHarrington, Mrs JohnAbroad811510/1271D
41231637Lope Y Fernandez (IRE)3yo C9-0Moore, RyanOBrien, A PAbroad110913/2265D
341512265Golden Horde (IRE)3yo C9-0Kirby, AdamCox, C G43101145/1259D
611272Pierre Lapin (IRE)3yo C9-0Atzeni, AndreaVarian, Roger8861104/1257D
221300115Dubai Station3yo C9-0Curtis, B ABurke, K R250310916/1240D
7166642311Pistoletto (USA)3yo C9-0 BlnkTudhope, DanielOBrien, A PAbroad1710333/1234
1710133272Shadn (IRE)3yo F8-11Murphy, OisinBalding, A M33910616/1229D
142366Kimari (USA)3yo F8-11Dettori, LWard, WesleyAbroad111096/1225
121124615Ventura Rebel3yo C9-0Hamilton, TonyFahey, R A2271410525/1223C
10171387Royal Lytham (FR)3yo C9-0 BlnkCosgrave, PatOBrien, A PAbroad511025/1220D
912279Royal Crusade3yo C9-0Buick, WilliamAppleby, Charlie881611014/1216
5117013Mums Tipple (IRE)3yo C9-0Levey, S MHannon (Jnr), Richard52411312/1201CD
1441419015Aberama Gold3yo C9-0Gray, S ADalgleish, Keith391210066/1186D
841848251Royal Commando (IRE)3yo C9-0Shoemark, KieranHills, Charles271310233/1176
11521366Southern Hills (IRE)3yo C9-0Sousa, Silvestre DeOBrien, A PAbroad1510120/1171C
15012Les Hogues (IRE)3yo F8-11Kelly, ShaneBaker, George26710050/1170
13none-Wooded (IRE)3yo C9-0Doyle, JamesGraffard, F-HAbroad12013/20

What's Keith's Commonwealth Cup 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 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot, and here's his thoughts ahead of the race:

A very wide-open renewal of this with 20 declared at the initial entry stage, how many of these will defect when the final declarations are announced remains to be seen. Mill Reef Stakes winner PIERRE LAPPIN heads the market and other leading contenders include GOLDEN HORDE, the American raider KIMARI, LOPE Y FERNANDES, WOODED, MUMS TIPPLE and 1000 Guineas flop MILLISLE who could well bounce back to form.

Keith's final choice

15:35 MILLISLE 10/1 each way – Dropped back to 6 furlongs after disappointing over a mile in the 1000 Guineas. Fully expected to bounce back to form.

How it fared

MILLISLE 5TH – Ran well from a bad position first home of the far side runners. GOLDEN HORDE took the race.

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This is what Keith said about the 2019 Commonwealth Cup:

Leading Contenders
CALYX 6/4 – Unbeaten colt. Quickened clear over course and distance in the Commonwealth Cup Trial. Will be hard to beat.
TEN SOVEREIGNS 4/1 – Dropping back to six furlongs after disappointing over a mile in the 2000 Guineas. A repeat of his win in the Middle Park Stakes last year will put him right there at the finish.
JASH 14/1 – Three wins from four. Only defeat was at the hands of TEN SOVEREIGNS in the Middle Park. Won over seven furlongs on return, may find this trip a bit on the sharp side now.
BULLETIN 14/1 – American raider. Won his first three races including a black type event at Keenland. Turned over at 1/10 last time at Churchill Downs.

Antepost Tip: This race revolves around CALYX 6/4 and he should win with some authority. This horse subsequently didn’t run in the Commonwealth Cup.

On the day Keith tipped TEN SOVEREIGNS to win, however the odds were very short.

What our members tipped in the Commonwealth Cup

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 what our member's picked for the Commonwealth Cup:

It’s the French Peter Rabbit that leads the selection here, with Pierre Lapin getting 23% of the selections. Lope Y Fernandez back in 2nd place with 13.8% but it’s Dubai Station that has caught my eye with 12.6% of your selections.

Loads of you are hoping for a  Perfect Ten, with Ten Sovereigns massively leading the pack here with over 50% of the votes.  Jash on 13.5% and another Frankie ride, Advertise are up there too.

Royal Ascot Commonwealth Cup Results 

1 Golden Horde 5/1
2 Kimari 5/1
3 Ventura Rebel 50/1
4 Royal Commando 250/1
16 ran

1 Advertise 8/1
2 Forever In Dreams 20/1
3 Hello Youmzain 6/1
9 ran; 1½l, hd

Well the favourite was turned over in this race by 8/1 shot Advertise which was a surprise to Keith, our members and all the other punters who backed Perfect Ten. Finishing 4th, Perfect Ten which set off as evens failed when asked to make the effort by Ryan Moore with 1 furlong to go, and remained in 4th place.

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