Coventry Stakes Tips – Royal Ascot 2021

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When is the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot 2020?
Please note the day and/or time of this race has been changed for 2020
Royal Ascot: Saturday 20th June 2.25pm
The Coventry Stakes (Group 2)
Age: 2yo
Distance: Six furlongs
Weights – 9st 1lb (3lb allowance for fillies)
Prize: £150,000
History of the Coventry Stakes race at Royal Ascot

The Coventry Stakes was first run in 1890. It was named after George William Coventry the 9th Earl of Coventry.  Initially Group 3, the Coventry Stakes was promoted to a Grade 2 race in 2004.  This sprint takes place on the first day of Royal Ascot over 6 furlongs and is open to 2-year-olds.

The most successful Jockey in the race has been Sir Gordon Richards with 9 wins between 1932 and 1951.

The leading trainer for this race is Aidan O’Brien with 9 winners between 1997 and 2019 when he scored with Arizona.

The fastest time recorded for the winner of the Coventry Stakes was in 2017 when Rajasinghe, ridden by Stevie Donohoe finished in just 1 minute 12.39 seconds.  Red Clubs managed faster in 2005, but this was when the Royal Ascot meeting was held at York Race.

2020 saw a great upset when 150/1 Nando Parrado won the Coventry under steerage of Adam Kirby and Trainer CG Cox.

Rajasinghe winning the Coventry Stakes in 2017 in record time.

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

    • Age – Race is for two-year-olds only.
    • Sex – All of the last twelve winners were colts.
    • Country – Seven of the last twelve winners were bred in Ireland, three in the USA and two in Great Britain.
    • Colour – Eight of the last twelve winners have been bay (b), three of them chestnut (ch) and one has been grey (gr).
    • Starting Price – Ten of the last twelve winners returned a starting price of 8/1 or less.
    • Starting Price Rank – Ten of the last twelve winners were in the top three in the betting.
    • Headgear – None of the last twelve winners wore any headgear.
    • Draw – There is no significant trend on the effects of the draw, six winners were drawn in single-figure stalls and six in double-figure stalls.
    • Last Run Form – All twelve of the last twelve winners won on their previous run. eight of the last twelve winners ran over six furlongs last time.
    • Days since last run – Ten of the last twelve winners ran within the last 33 days.
    • Distance Form – Eight of the last twelve winners had at least one previous run over 6 furlongs and at least one previous win over 6 furlongs
    • Season Form – All of the last twelve winners had at least one win in the current season.
Recent Winners of The Coventry Stakes
DateTrackDistanceGoingRunnersWinnerStallionAgeJockey (Clm)TrainerOddsWeightORStallDays
20.06.2020Ascot6fGood15Nando ParradoKodiac2Kirby, AdamCox, C G150/19-10616d
18.06.2019Ascot6fGood17Arizona (IRE)No Nay Never (USA)2Moore, RyanOBrien, A P15/89-10323d
19.06.2018Ascot6fGood To Firm23CalyxKingman2Dettori, LGosden, J H M2/19-102210d
20.06.2017Ascot6fGood To Firm18Rajasinghe (IRE)Choisir (AUS)2Donohoe, StephenSpencer, Richard11/19-10932d
14.06.2016Ascot6fSoft18Caravaggio (USA)Scat Daddy (USA)2Moore, RyanOBrien, A P13/89-101324d
16.06.2015Ascot6fGood To Firm17Buratino (IRE)Exceed And Excel (AUS)2Buick, WilliamJohnston, M6/19-101010d
17.06.2014Ascot6fGood15The Wow Signal (IRE)Starspangledbanner (AUS)2Dettori, LQuinn, J J5/19-10127d
18.06.2013Ascot6fGood15War Command (USA)War Front (USA)2Heffernan, J AOBrien, A P20/19-101511d
19.06.2012Ascot6fGood22Dawn Approach (IRE)New Approach (IRE)2Manning, K JBolger, J S7/29-101315d
14.06.2011Ascot6fGood23PowerOasis Dream2Moore, RyanOBrien, A P4/19-101924d
15.06.2010Ascot6fGood13Strong Suit (USA)Rahy (USA)2Hughes, RichardHannon, R15/89-10832d
16.06.2009Ascot6fGood To Firm13Canford Cliffs (IRE)Tagula (IRE)2Hughes, RichardHannon, R7/49-10632d
17.06.2008Ascot6fGood To Firm18Art Connoisseur (IRE)Lucky Story (USA)2Spencer, JamieBell, M L W8/19-101762d
19.06.2007Ascot6fGood To Firm20Henrythenavigator (USA)Kingmambo (USA)2Kinane, M JOBrien, A P11/49-10444d
20.06.2006Ascot6fGood To Firm21HellvelynIshiguru (USA)2Durcan, TedSmart, B4/19-101625d
14.06.2005York6fGood To Firm14Red Clubs (IRE)Red Ransom (USA)2Hills, MichaelHills, B W11/28-120220d
15.06.2004Ascot6fGood To Firm13IcemanPolar Falcon (USA)2Fallon, KGosden, J H M5/18-120431d
17.06.2003Ascot6fGood To Firm13Three Valleys (USA)Diesis2Hughes, RichardCharlton, R7/18-120932d
18.06.2002Ascot6fGood16Statue Of Liberty (USA)Storm Cat (USA)2Kinane, M JOBrien, A P5/28-120978d
19.06.2001Ascot6fGood To Firm20LandseerDanehill (USA)2Spencer, JamieOBrien, A P20/18-120534d
20.06.2000Ascot6fGood To Firm12Cd Europe (IRE)Royal Academy (USA)2Drowne, SteveChannon, M R8/18-120827d
15.06.1999Ascot6fGood To Firm18Fasliyev (USA)Nureyev (USA)2Kinane, M JOBrien, A P15/88-120324d
16.06.1998Ascot6fGood To Soft17Red SeaBarathea (IRE)2Quinn, TCole, P F I6/18-120234d
17.06.1997Ascot6fGood15Harbour Master (FR)Bluebird (USA)2Roche, COBrien, A P16/18-1201324d
The runners in the Coventry Stakes

4111313Quadrilateral3yo F9-0Watson, JasonCharlton, R57411411/4294D
2163213Cloak Of Spirits (IRE)3yo F9-0Atzeni, AndreaHannon (Jnr), Richard5261099/2274C
73342337So Wonderful (USA)3yo F9-0Moore, RyanOBrien, A PAbroad510810/1263
1311302Alpine Star (IRE)3yo F9-0Dettori, LHarrington, Mrs JohnAbroad21085/1252
34712111Love Locket (IRE)3yo F9-0Buick, WilliamOBrien, A PAbroad310214/1246
534143113Run Wild (GER)3yo F9-0Doyle, JamesGosden, J H M8811094/1244D
6none-Sharing (USA)3yo F9-0 TT1Murphy, OisinMotion, HAbroad71019/20
What's Keith's Coventry Stakes Tips for Royal Ascot 2020?

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

Another Aidan O’Brien horse ADMIRAL NELSON has been installed as the favourite. I think this is a toss-up between ADMIRAL NELSON, CREATIVE FORCE and QAADER

Keith's final choice

13:50 THUNDER OF NIAGRA 40/1 each way – Earned a place in his lineup with a comfortable Newcastle win. Can pull off a shock result.

How it fared

THUNDER OF NIAGRA 50/1 6th /15 – I went for the wrong outsider as the winner was 150/1 an all time record for Royal Ascot. Ran a good race up with the leaders before fading to 6th (Bet365 had 16/1 down to 8th place), the favourite was further back in 8th. 

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This is what Keith said about the 2019 Coventry Stakes:

Leading Contenders

MONARCH OF EGYPT 5/1 – Destined to be a leading light in Aiden O’Brien’s Ballydoyle team.  Made an impressive debut at Naas in April and will continue to progress.

HURRICANE IVOR 7/1 – French raider, impressive on debut run at Chantilly could be anything.

THREAT 10/1 – Won a Newmarket maiden pretty comfortably on debut at the start of May expected to progress.

WELL OF WISDOM 14/1 – Desperately unlucky at Newbury in May bumped at the two pole and lost all action but battled back to finish third in a tight three-way photograph.


Keith had his eye on MONARCH OF EGYPT which he thought a cracking chance but the value lies with WELL OF WISDOM 14/1 each way and that was his main selection for the race.

What our members tipped in the Coventry 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 Coventry Stakes:

A huge 42.3% of the selections are on Quadrilateral in the Coventry Stakes. Frankie Dettori does get some support on Alpine Star with 17.3% but plenty of early support for Run Wild but now only 15.7% of your selections.

The Coventry Stakes is the first two year old race of Royal Ascot and plenty of support for Arizona with 28.7 % of the votes, hot on the heels though is Guildsman with 23.5%

Royal Ascot Coventry Stakes Results 

1 Nando Parrado 150/1
2 Qaader 3/1
3 Saeiqa 25/1
15 ran NR: Mehmo Distances: 1l, 1¼l, 1¼l
Time: 1m 15.21s (slow by 2.81s)

1 Arizona 15/8F
2 Threat 4/1
3 Guildsman 6/1
17 ran Distances: ½l, nk, 1l
Time: 1m 13.02s (slow by 0.62s)
Our Verdict:

Well Keith didn’t fancy the favourite, Arizona but Aidan O’Brien won his 9th win in this race in a nail biting finish. It took Ryan Moore to the last furlong to make his move with Arizona, taking the lead and winning the race by half a length from Threat. 28.8% of our own members selected Arizona, with 23.3% who thought that Guildsman would win, but Guildsman could only manage third place.

Watch the thrilling finish of the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot 2019, and watch Arizona win the race by half a length from Threat:

Coventry Stakes (Group 2)
Distance: 6f (1320 yards) Prize (winner): £35520 Dir: Straight
Runners: 15    Going: Good    Class: Class 1 Group 2    Age Restrictions: 2yo
Winners Time: 1 mins 15.21s   Avg OR: 0     Median OR: 0     Stalls: Centre

NoPlaceDist BtStallHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
101st6Nando Parrado29-10Cox, C GKirby, Adam150/119028
always prominent, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on, driven out
122nd14Qaader (IRE)29-10Johnston, MCrowley, Jim3/141.74
mid-division, headway tracking leaders over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, wandered and one pace inside final furlong
133rd1.253Saeiqa29-10Gosden, J H MDwyer, Martin25/1369.57
mid-division far side of group, headway chasing leaders 2f out, 3rd and one pace inside final furlong
54th1.2515Dark Lion (IRE)29-10Varian, RogerEgan, David7/110.063.3
mid-division, headway near side of group chasing leaders over 2f out, stayed on in 4th inside final furlong, never going pace pace to threaten
115th0.752Painless Potter (IRE)29-10King, AHarley, M40/1509.68
outpaced towards rear, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer
166th1.751Thunder Of Niagara (IRE)29-10Johnston, MFanning, Joe50/110016.17
led until inside final 2f, lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong
87thSH16Lauded29-10Dascombe, TomKingscote, Richard8/110.923.16
chased leaders, every chance 2f out, weakened inside final furlong
18th1.510Admiral Nelson29-10OBrien, A PMoore, Ryan5/2 (Fav)3.591.8
always towards rear, never involved
69thHD8Existent29-10Gosden, J H MDettori, L10/123.184.8
slowly away, well behind, some late minor headway near side of group, never on terms
410th0.59Creative Force (IRE)29-10Appleby, CharlieBuick, William10/113.444.03
with leaders, every chance 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong
311th1.2512Choritzo29-10Loughnane, DavidSousa, Silvestre De100/128027.99
chased leaders over 3f
1412thNK11Science (IRE)29-1CkPc0Watson, ArchieMurphy, Oisin40/151.579.2
chased leaders, weakened inside final 2f
1513th0.757Talbot (IRE)29-10Meehan, B JMarquand, Tom12/118.514.2
mid-division, pushed along halfway, ridden and weakened 2f out
214th1113Army Of India (IRE)29-10Johnston, MDoyle, James66/17514.51
keen to post, restless in stalls, chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakened soon after
715th0.7514Igotatext (IRE)29-10Watson, ArchieDoyle, Hollie66/1100.9415.7
towards rear of mid-division, pushed along halfway, weakened soon after

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