Hampton Court Stakes Tips – Royal Ascot 2021

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When is the Hampton Court Stakes at Royal Ascot 2020?
Please note the day and/or time of this race has been changed for 2020
Royal Ascot Wednesday 17th June at 1.50pm
The Hampton Court Stakes (Group 2)
Age: 3yo
Distance: One mile two furlongs
Weights – 9st 0lbs (3lbs allowance for fillies)
Penalties – 4lbs for Group 3 winners (7 furlongs or over)
Prize: £90,000
History of the Hampton Court Stakes race at Royal Ascot

The race has been run under several different names over the years, and for a while it was known as the Churchill Stakes. In 2011, to commemorate the 300th anniversary of Ascot racecourse it was called the Tercentenary Stakes. It reverted to Hampton Court Stakes, in 2017, which of course, it’s named after the King Henry VIII’s residence.

Ryan Moore has ridden four winners of the race since 2009.

The most prolific trainer in recent years has been Aidan O’Brien with four wins since 2003.

The pair teamed up to win in 2020 with RUSSIAN EMPEROR.

Royal Ascot Hampton Court Stakes Trends and Statistics

Here are the Hampton Court Stakes 12 year Trends and Statistics 2009 – 2020

  • Age – This race is for three-year-olds only.
  • Sex – All of the last twelve winners were colts. No filly or gelding has even been placed in that time.
  • Country – Five of the last twelve winners were bred in Great Britain, three in Ireland, three in the USA and one in Gemany.
  • Colour – Nine of the last twelve winners were bay (b) and one each brown (br), chestnut (ch) and grey (gr).
  • Starting Price (SP) – Eleven of the last twelve winners went off at a SP of 8/1 or less.
  • Starting Price Rank – Four of the last twelve SP favourites won and ten were in the first four of the betting.
  • Headgear – Eleven of the last twelve winners were without headgear although two of those were fitted with a tongue-tie. The other winner wore a first-time hood. 
  • Draw – Ten of the last twelve winners were drawn between stalls 2 and 8.
  • Last Run Form – Six of the last twelve winners won their most recent race. 
  • Days since last run – Eleven of the last twelve winners had run between 8 and 47 days ago.
  • Course Form – None of the last twelve winners had run as Ascot previously.
  • Distance Form – Ten of the last twelve winners had at least one previous run over one mile two furlongs. Seven of them had won at that distance.
  • Flat Form – All of the last twelve winners had at least 1 previous flat win.
  • Official Rating – Ten of the last twelve winners had an official rating of between 103 and 113.
  • Current Season Form – Ten of the last twelve winners had at least two previous runs in the current season. Nine of them had recorded a win in the current season.
Recent Winners of The Hampton Court Stakes
The runners in the Hampton Court Stakes

151332114Berlin Tango3yo C9-4Murphy, OisinBalding, A M33510611/2249D
4123511Juan Elcano3yo C9-0Atzeni, AndreaRyan, K A24031107/2247
211911Kenzai Warrior (USA)3yo C9-4Watson, JasonTeal, R A27210211/1240
83128Russian Emperor (IRE)3yo C9-0Moore, RyanOBrien, A PAbroad61053/1219
734183811New World Tapestry (USA)3yo C9-0Kirby, AdamOBrien, A PAbroad78950/1202
55211712King Carney3yo C9-0Tudhope, DanielFellowes, Charlie88810240/1184
332115First Receiver3yo C9-0Dettori, LStoute, Sir Michael884989/4182
621265Mascat3yo C9-0Bentley, HarryBeckett, R M5018533/1179
What's Keith's Hampton Court 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 Hampton Court Stakes at Royal Ascot, and here's his thoughts ahead of the race:

Just 8 runners declared and as this race tends to favour those at the head of the market we can strike out half of them. The winner should come from JUAN ELCARNO, FIRST RECEIVER, RUSSIAN EMPIRE and BERLIN TANGO. My choice will be revealed on Wednesday morning when I have more idea about the forecast going and likely weather conditions.

Keith's final choice

13:50 RUSSIAN EMPEROR 3/1 – Unlucky loser at Leopardstown last time when he didn't enjoy a clear passage may just have a bit in hand over this field.

How it fared

RUSSIAN EMPEROR 100/30 Won – Held up and came with a late run to get up in the closing stages

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Keith tipped Sangarius as an 8/1 each-way shout for the Hampton Court Stakes.  He wasn’t able to find any selections at antepost, so this was his advice to our members.

What our members tipped in the Hampton Court 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 our members have voted:

She might not be there but there’s plenty of support for the Queen’s horse, First Receiver, with just over 30% of the selections here. Russian Emperor up there too though with 24.7% of your selections. Berlin Tango is on a shade over 12% of the votes.

Fox Chairman pips Cape of Good Hope here with 24.2% for the Pick 6 selections, with Frankie Dettori’s Sangarius receiving 10% of the votes

Royal Ascot Hampton Court Stakes Results

1 Russian Emperor 10/3
2 First Receiver 9/4F
3 Berlin Tango 4/1
8 ran

1 Sangarius 13/2
2 Fox Chairman 7/2F
3 King Ottokar 5/1
13 ran NR: Buckhurst, Headman Distances: 2¼l, nk, 1l


Our Verdict:

Whilst the majority of our members favoured Fox Chairman, 10% did select Sangarius to win the Hampton Court Stakes, and Frnakie Dettori ensured they weren’t disappointed. Winning in fantastic style, Sangarius beat the favourite by 2¼ lengths. Taking Keith’s early price of 8/1 would have been a great choice, as odds shortened to 13/2.

NoPlaceDist BtStallHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
81st6Russian Emperor (IRE)39-0105OBrien, A PMoore, Ryan100/304.61.66
held up in last pair, pushed along 3f out, headway on outside under pressure 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, led close home
32nd0.54First Receiver39-098Stoute, Sir MichaelDettori, L9/4 (Fav)3.351.55
steadied start, raced keenly, held up towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden and went 2nd over 1f out, driven to lead final 100 yards, headed and no extra towards finish
13rd1.255Berlin Tango39-4106Balding, A MMurphy, Oisin4/15.821.83
tracked leaders in 4th, smooth headway on outside in 2nd over 2f out, led inside final 2f, ridden over 1f out, headed final 100 yards, no extra towards finish
44th33Juan Elcano39-0110Ryan, K AAtzeni, Andrea7/251.75
led 2f, tracked leader until led again inside final 3f, ridden and headed inside final 2f, weakened inside final furlong
75th0.757New World Tapestry (USA)39-089OBrien, A PKirby, Adam50/146.558.11
steadied start, held up in last pair, some headway under pressure over 1f out, never on terms
26th22Kenzai Warrior (USA)39-4102Teal, R AWatson, Jason16/1254.6
held up in 5th, headway on inside 2f out, weakened over 1f out
67th1.51Mascat39-085Beckett, R MBentley, Harry22/1224.2
tracked leaders, ridden and unable to quicken 2f out, weakened soon after
58th208King Carney39-0102Fellowes, CharlieTudhope, Daniel40/1659.46
raced keenly and kept wide early, led 8f out until inside final 3f, weakened inside final 2f

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