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When is the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot?

Royal Ascot Friday 17th June at 3.05pm
The King Edward VII Stakes (Group 2)
Age: 3 colts & geldings
Distance: One mile four furlongs
Weights – 9st 0lbs (3lbs penalty for Group 1/2 winners over 10f or more)
Prize: £225,000

History of the King Edward VII Stakes race at Royal Ascot

First run in 1834. Originally known as the Ascot Derby. Renamed in memory of King Edward VII in 1926. The King Edward VII Stakes often attracts horses which had been entered for the Epsom Derby two weeks earlier.

The most successful jockey in the race’s history was Morney Cannon with seven wins between 1891 and 1904.

From the same era the most successful trainer was John Porter with nine wins between 1867 and 1904, five of them were ridden by Morney Cannon.

Take a look at Nathaniel winning the 2012 King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot under William Buick

 

Royal Ascot King Edward VII Stakes Trends and Statistics

Here are the King Edward VII 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. The one geldings that has run was unplaced.
  • Country – Seven of the last twelve winners were bred in Great Britain and five in Ireland.
  • Colour – Nine of the last twelve winners were bay (b), two were chestnut (ch) and one was brown (br).
  • Starting Price (SP) – Ten of the last twelve winners were sent off at a SP of 9/1 or less.
  • Starting Price Rank – Two of the last twelve winners were favourites and eight of them were in the first three in the betting.
  • Headgear – None of the last twelve winners wore any headgear. 
  • Draw – Eight of the last twelve winners were drawn in stall 5 or lower.
  • Last Run Form – Nine of the last twelve winners finished in the first three last time out. 
  • Day’s since last run – Eleven of the last twelve winners had their last run between 13 and 48 days ago.
  • Course Form – Eleven of the last twelve winners were making their Ascot debut.
  • Distance Form – Ten of the last twelve winners had never won at one mile four furlongs previously.
  • Flat Form – All of the last twelve winners had at least two previous runs. All of the last twelve winners had won at least once.
  • Official Rating – Eleven of the last twelve winners had an official rating of over 95.
  • Current Season Form – Ten of the last twelve winners had run at least twice that season, eight of them had won at least once that season.

Recent Winners of King Edward VII Stakes

DateGoingRunnersWinnerAgeJockey (Clm)TrainerOddsDays
Heavy6313/856d
Good To Soft6318/113d
Good To Soft836/420d
Good To Firm939/234d
Good To Firm1236/120d
Good To Soft937/113d
Good To Firm733/148d
Good To Firm9312/155d
Good To Firm8315/234d
Soft539/214d
Good To Soft10311/443d
Good To Firm837/219d
Good To Firm1239/127d
Firm939/141d
Good To Soft937/135d
Good To Firm935/420d
Good To Firm539/256d
Firm5311/441d
Good To Firm835/231d
Good To Firm7311/437d
Good To Firm1239/213d
Good To Firm737/412d
Good To Firm1034/120d
Good To Soft1039/413d
Soft539/437d

 

 

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What's Our King Edward VII Stakes Tips for Royal Ascot?

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

Although last year’s race produced an 18/1 winners, this contest has generally favoured those towards the top of the betting.

Aidan O’Brien doesn’t have the best record in this race, but he did have a winner two years ago with Japan.
He saddles
Bolshoi Ballet, who was really impressive in a Group 3 race at Leopardstown at the beginning of May. His RPR has increased with every outing and he could take some stopping here.

High Definition didn’t disgrace itself at York, and although it was outpaced early doors, it still only finished two lengths behind the winner.

Bay Bridge is one to watch, although the preference is for Mohaafeth who was excellent when scoring at Newmarket in listed company. 

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On the day:

ALENQUER 3.05 – Ascot (2/1) – ALENQUER's Classic Trial victory at Sandown received the ultimate form boost when runner-up Adayar bolted up in the Derby just under a fortnight ago. With further improvement on the cards, he's a confident selection to score again upped further in trip.

Only six runners are due to line up for this and on paper, just four of them have a realistic chance, MOGUL and ARTHUR'S KINGDOM are trained by Aiden O'Brien and splitting them in the betting tissue is MOHICAN heights, PAPA POWER completes the quartet.

 

Keith's final choice

15:00 PAPA POWER 10/1 – While the betting suggests MOGUL this race is much more wide open than that. PAPA POWER enjoyed two easy AW wins in February and is bred to be even better on turf.

How it fared

PAPA POWER Went backwards in the closing stages last of the 6 home.

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This is what Keith said about the 2019 King Edward VII Stakes:

Leading Contenders
SIR DRAGONET 4/1 – Chester Vase winner by eight lengths held up in last before making his move two furlongs from home, hit the front at the furlong pole and drew clear.
TELECASTER 9/2 – Dante winner at York lowering the colours of TOO DARN HOT.
ANTHONY VAN DYKE 6/1 – Was well in command when winning the Lingfield Derby Trial.
BROOME 6/1 – Driven clear to win the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial at Leopardstown. Should be involved and has an each way chance.

Antepost selection: You have an advantage over me as at the time of writing the Epsom Derby and the Irish Derby have not been run and those races will have a significant bearing as to who lines up here. With my limited information the tentative selection for the race is SIR DRAGONET 4/1 who won at Chester pretty impressively.

On the day, Keith tipped PABLO ESCOBARR as a 10/1 each way option for the King Edward VII Stakes.

What our members tipped in the King Edward VII 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 what our members went for the King Edward VII Stakes:

A whopping 64.7% of you on ALENQUER and not a lot of love elsewhere for anything else, so could well be the banker of the day!

GEAR UP and BELLOCCIO the only others that stand out from your selections with around 11% each.

Stablemates Arthur’s Kingdom and Mogul battle it out here, but it’s Mogul that comes out on top from those with 55% of your selections here.

Arthur’s Kingdom on 16.6% and Mohican Heights looks to be up there in the fold, with 13.5% of your selections.

Huge amount of support for Japan with almost 50% of the selections from today’s Pick 6.  Closest is another Dettori ride, Private Secretary, with just short of 18%.   Bangkok bringing up the rear with 13.2%

Royal Ascot King Edward VII Stakes Results

1 Alenquer 13/8F
2 Tasman Bay 10/1
3 Title 5/1
6 ran

1 Pyledriver 18/1
2 Arthurs Kingdom 9/2
3 Mohican Heights 4/1
6 ran Distances: 2l, 2l, ¾l
Time: 2m 32.21s (slow by 3.71s)

1 Japan 6/4F
2 Bangkok 10/1
3 Eagles By Day 25/1
8 ran Distances: 4½l, nk, 2½l

Our Verdict:

The favourite, Japan stole the show with a phenomenally strong finish which should please our member who overwhelmingly supported it. The real competition was for the place honours where Bangkok just beat Eagles By Day by a neck to secure 2nd place.

Keith’s pick, PABLO ESCOBAR didn’t have a great race, and finished 5th out of the 8 who ran.

Rewatch Japan's brilliant finish:

King Edward VII Stakes (Group 2)
Distance: 1m4f (2631 yards) Prize (winner): £98335 Dir: Right Handed
Runners: 6    Going: Heavy    Class: Class 1 Group 2    Age Restrictions: 3yo
Winners Time: 2 mins 41.31s   Avg OR: 103     Median OR: 103.5     Stalls: Inside

NoPlaceDist BtStallHorseAgeORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
21st3Alenquer (FR)3108Haggas, W JMarquand, Tom13/8 (Fav)2.731.31
in touch, headway 2f out, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, ran on BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 3.25
52nd1.58Tasman Bay (FR)3102Todd, MarkProbert, David10/111.302.84
keen early, tracked leader, led approaching 2f out, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, stayed on BF IP MIN 2.26 BF IP MAX 1000
73rd2.54Title (IRE)392Varian, RogerEgan, David5/16.201.86
in touch in rear, ridden and headway 2f out, stayed on one pace final furlong BF IP MIN 2.1 BF IP MAX 1000
64th0.757The Mediterranean (IRE)3105OBrien, A PMoore, Ryan9/25.901.96
close up, pushed along 3f out, slightly outpaced 2f out, ridden and ran on towards finish BF IP MIN 5.4 BF IP MAX 1000
15thSH1Gear Up (IRE)3111Johnston, MDoyle, James9/111.312.78
tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace BF IP MIN 7 BF IP MAX 1000
36th0.752Belloccio (FR)3100Menuisier, DavidSousa, Silvestre De5/16.812.08
dwelt soon led, ridden and headed approaching 2f out, weakened final furlong BF IP MIN 2.54 BF IP MAX 1000

King Edward VII Stakes (Group 2)
Distance: 1m4f (2631 yards +11 yards rails adjustment) Prize (winner): £65120 Dir: Right Handed
Runners: 6    Going: Good To Soft    Class: Class 1 Group 2    Age Restrictions: 3yo
Winners Time: 2 mins 32.21s   Avg OR: 103     Median OR: 103     Stalls: Inside

NoPlaceDist BtStallHorseAgeORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
51st1Pyledriver3103Muir, W R & Grassick, CDwyer, Martin18/122.016.17
held up towards rear, headway on inner over 3f out, switched left to lead approaching 2f out, ridden and ran on BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 40
12nd22Arthurs Kingdom (IRE)3107OBrien, A PDettori, L9/26.002.35
tracked clear leader, closed 5f out, pushed along and every chance over 2f out, kept on one pace BF IP MIN 3.05 BF IP MAX 1000
33rd25Mohican Heights (IRE)3102Simcock, D MAtzeni, Andrea4/16.032.56
held up in rear, pushed along and switched left over 2f out, ridden and headway inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish BF IP MIN 3.2 BF IP MAX 1000
24th0.754Mogul3110OBrien, A PMoore, Ryan10/11 (Fav)1.941.37
in touch in 4th, switched left over 2f out, effort approaching final furlong, no extra and lost 3rd towards finish BF IP MIN 1.36 BF IP MAX 1000
65th3.56Sound Of Cannons3103Meehan, B JMcDonald, P J40/143.7010.61
soon led, ridden and headed approaching 2f out, weakened final furlong BF IP MIN 23 BF IP MAX 1000
46th1.753Papa Power392Balding, A MSousa, Silvestre De17/29.344.09
tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong BF IP MIN 6.8 BF IP MAX 1000

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