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When is the Hampton Court Stakes at Royal Ascot?

Royal Ascot Thursday 16th June at 5.35pm
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
DateGoingRunnersWinnerAgeJockey (Clm)TrainerOddsDays
Good To Firm9311/847d
Good To Firm1635/143d
Good To Firm1339/219d
Good To Firm11315/833d
Good To Firm837/433d
Good To Firm1239/419d
Good To Soft10315/2
Good To Soft16320/112d
Good To Firm1539/412d
Good To Firm1238/135d
Good To Firm15313/236d
Good To Firm1437/219d
Good To Firm15333/119d
Good To Firm933/129d
Good To Firm1138/1244d
Good To Firm13314/134d
Good To Firm11320/122d
Good To Firm735/213d
Good To Firm437/224d



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What's Our Hampton Court Stakes Tips for Royal Ascot 2022?

We've been studying the cards, form, stats, trends and more for the Hampton Court Stakes at Royal Ascot, and here's our thoughts ahead of the race:

This Group 3 event for the 3-year olds which has produced a number of short priced winners.
Six of the last eight winners of this race have started the day in the top two of the betting and this year’s odds are suggesting that Derby nearly-ran
Mohaafeth is the horse to beat. William Haggas’ charge may not have taken part in the Epsom spectacle, however, he’s won each of his last three outings including a superb 5 length success in the Newmarket Stakes at the beginning of May.

Sir Michael Stoute has won two of the last seven renewals of this contest and he saddles second favourite Maximal who has been the runner-up in each of his last two appearances. His only success came in a class four Novice Stakes at Sandown, and this may prove a step too far.

Charlie Appleby’s One Ruler has been keeping good company and he has finished sixth in both the Derby and the 2000 Guineas. He struggled over 12f and this 10f may be more to his liking.

Roger Varian’s Movin Time is unexposed and was last seen winning a Maiden Stakes event by four lengths. Sticking with the favourite Mohaafeth may be the best option and he’ll be raring to go after missing the Derby. 

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On the day:

MOHAAFETH 3.05 – Ascot (7/4) – Took a huge step forward when making it 3 for 3 for the year in listed contest at Newmarket last month, easily accounting for Secret Protector. Ought to take a good deal of stopping.

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:

Race Two | 3:05pm – Hampton Court Stakes

Jim Crowley looks the man to steer MOHAAFETH home here after an impressive 5l win at Newmarket last month.   A whopping 54.5% of you on that.

ONE RULER the only really of note with 18.2% and MOVIN TIME a possible each way shout with 11.4% of your selections.

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 Mohaafeth 11/8F
2 Roman Empire 14/1
3 Secret Protector 11/1
9 ran

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.

Hampton Court Stakes (Group 3)
Distance: 1m2f (2192 yards) Prize (winner): £44400 Dir: Right Handed
Runners: 9    Going: Good To Firm    Class: Class 1 Group 3    Age Restrictions: 3yo
Winners Time: 2 mins 5.72s   Avg OR: 103     Median OR: 104     Stalls: Inside

NoPlaceDist BtStallHorseAgeORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
31st3Mohaafeth (IRE)3111Haggas, W JCrowley, Jim11/8 (Fav)2.641.29
held up in mid-division, headway on outside going well over 2f out, led over 1f out, hung right inside final furlong, stayed on well, ridden out BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 2.64
72nd1.752Roman Empire (IRE)3104OBrien, A PMoore, Ryan14/118.003.76
chased leaders, steadied over 7f out, headway under pressure and not much room over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, carried right and inconvenienced inside final furlong, hampered about 110 yards from finish, held but kept on BF IP MIN 2.2 BF IP MAX 1000
83rdHD10Secret Protector (USA)3107Appleby, CharlieDoyle, James11/111.003.20
held up in rear, headway on outside over 1f out, went 3rd final 75 yards, unable to challenge, stayed on BF IP MIN 5.4 BF IP MAX 1000
94th2.256Snapraeterea (IRE)3105OBrien, Joseph PatrickDettori, L14/121.424.31
raced keenly, 2nd until over 7f out, soon bumped, closed from 3f out, every chance 2f out, held from over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong BF IP MIN 10.5 BF IP MAX 1000
45th0.758Movin Time391Varian, RogerAtzeni, Andrea9/26.922.16
tracked leaders on outside, went 2nd over 7f out, soon bumped, led 2f out, headed over 1f out, held final furlong, stayed on same pace BF IP MIN 6.6 BF IP MAX 1000
106thHD7The Rosstafarian (IRE)3102Palmer, HugoMurphy, Oisin12/117.003.85
held up in mid-division on outside, took keen hold, lost place 7f out, last 5f out, pushed along over 3f out, closed 2f out, no impression final furlong BF IP MIN 16.5 BF IP MAX 1000
17thNK1One Ruler (IRE)3112Appleby, CharlieBuick, William9/25.281.93
tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, one pace and no impression over 1f out, well held inside final furlong BF IP MIN 4.8 BF IP MAX 1000
28th104Matchless (IRE)397OBrien, A PHeffernan, J A40/132.788.03
led, driven and headed 2f out, soon weakened BF IP MIN 22 BF IP MAX 1000
59th2.255Notre Belle Bete3102Bunyan, DarrenSousa, Silvestre De40/137.0211.00
held up in rear, raced keenly, switched right 2f out, no impression BF IP MIN 20 BF IP MAX 1000

Hampton Court Stakes (Group 3)
Distance: 1m2f (2192 yards +11 yards rails adjustment) Prize (winner): £35520 Dir: Right Handed
Runners: 8    Going: Good    Class: Class 1 Group 3    Age Restrictions: 3yo
Winners Time: 2 mins 5.86s   Avg OR: 100     Median OR: 102     Stalls: Inside

NoPlaceDist BtStallHorseAgeORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
81st6Russian Emperor (IRE)3105OBrien, A PMoore, Ryan100/304.601.66
held up in last pair, pushed along 3f out, headway on outside under pressure 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, led close home BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 42
32nd0.54First Receiver398Stoute, 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 BF IP MIN 2.2 BF IP MAX 1000
13rd1.255Berlin Tango3106Balding, 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 BF IP MIN 1.51 BF IP MAX 1000
44th33Juan Elcano3110Ryan, K AAtzeni, Andrea7/25.001.75
led 2f, tracked leader until led again inside final 3f, ridden and headed inside final 2f, weakened inside final furlong BF IP MIN 3 BF IP MAX 1000
75th0.757New World Tapestry (USA)389OBrien, A PKirby, Adam50/146.558.11
steadied start, held up in last pair, some headway under pressure over 1f out, never on terms BF IP MIN 12 BF IP MAX 1000
26th22Kenzai Warrior (USA)3102Teal, R AWatson, Jason16/125.004.60
held up in 5th, headway on inside 2f out, weakened over 1f out BF IP MIN 17 BF IP MAX 1000
67th1.51Mascat385Beckett, R MBentley, Harry22/122.004.20
tracked leaders, ridden and unable to quicken 2f out, weakened soon after BF IP MIN 13.5 BF IP MAX 1000
58th208King Carney3102Fellowes, CharlieTudhope, Daniel40/165.009.46
raced keenly and kept wide early, led 8f out until inside final 3f, weakened inside final 2f BF IP MIN 42 BF IP MAX 1000

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