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King's Stand Stakes Tips – Royal Ascot 2021

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When is the King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot 2020?
Royal Ascot Tuesday 16th June 3.35 pm

The King’s Stand Stakes (Group 1) 

Age: 3yo+ 

Distance: Five furlongs

Weights – 8st 12lbs (3yo), 9st 4lbs (4yo+), 3lb allowance for fillies and mares

Prize: £500,000

History of the King's Stand Stakes race at Royal Ascot
This race before 1860 was called the Royal Stand Plate and was run over 2 miles, however in 1860, the course was waterlogged due to heavy rain, which meant that much of it couldn’t be raced on.  So, race organisers created a new race, the Queen’s Stand Plate – this was only 5 furlongs, as it was the only section of the course that could be raced on.  Good news for the race, as it has become one of the most important sprints at the Royal Ascot meeting.

It took up the King’s Stand Stakes name in 1901 following the death of Queen Victoria and the accession of King Edward VII.  It was given Group 1 status in 1973, however, downgraded in 1988, only to resume it’s Group 1 status in 2005.  It now forms part of the Global Sprint Challenge – which affirms it’s position as one of the world’s best sprint races.

The most successful jockey has been Lester Piggott with seven wins between 1957 and 1985.

One of the top sprinters was Sole Power who won the race in two consecutive years, in 2013 and 2014.

Watch Lester Piggott race to victory in the 1985 King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot

Royal Ascot King's Stand Stakes Trends and Statistics

Here are the King's Stand Stakes 12 year Trends and Statistics 2009 -2020.

  • Age – Five of the last twelve winners were aged six and ten of them ere between four and six.
  • Sex – Just one filly and no mares have won this race in the last twelve years. Six geldings have won and five entires (two colts and three horses).
  • Country – Four of the last twelve winners were bred in Great Britain, four in Ireland, the other four were bred in the USA, France, New Zealand and Australia. 
  • Colour – Ten of the last twelve winners were bay (b) one was brown (br) and the other bay/brown (b/br).
  • Starting Price (SP) – Nine of the last twelve winners have returned at a SP of 8/1 or less. 
  • Starting Price Rank – While only two favourites have won in the last twelve renewals, eleven of the winners came from the first five in the betting.
  • Headgear – Ten of the last twelve winners had no headgear, although one of those wore a tongue tie. The other two winners wore cheek pieces. 
  • Draw – Nine of the last twelve winners have been drawn between stalls 1 and 11. 
  • Last Run Form – Eight of the last twelve winners won or were placed second on their most recent run.
  • Days since last run – Ten of the last twelve winners had their last run between 9 and 80 days ago.
  • Course Form – Nine of the last twelve winners had at least two previous runs at Ascot. Seven of them have had at least one previous win at Ascot.
  • Distance Form – Eleven of the last twelve winners had at least one previous wins over five furlongs.
  • Flat Form – All of the last twelve winners had at least four previous wins.
  • Official Rating – All of the last twelve winners had a rating of 111 or higher.
  • Group Wins – Eleven of the last twelve winners had at won at least a Group 3 race, with seven of them having won a Group 1.
  • Current Season Form – Eleven of the last twelve winners had at least one run in the current season, nine of them had at least one win during the current season.
Recent Winners of The King's Stand Stakes
The runners in the King's Stand Stakes

NoHorseAgeLR2LR3LRSPDHRSFRNOdds
11Liberty Beach311298119841943710/1
1Battaash (IRE)61041119793234324/6
4Rocket Action410310174831338033/1
10Shades Of Blue (IRE)4769492842437125/1
9Kurious410310158831436425/1
8Glass Slippers481937382113439/2
2Equilateral571101678583378/1
3Hit The Bid682896689733433/1
6Tis Marvellous6776871871432025/1
7Well Done Fox490666085931333/1
5Sergei Prokofiev (CAN)4616964811329225/1
What's Keith's King's Stand Stakes 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 King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot, and here's his thoughts ahead of the race:

This tremendous race at the minimum trip is always run at full pelt. A bad race for favourites but 11 of the last 12 winners have come from the first five in the betting. Winning course form is pretty important too.

Favourite for the race is the talented  BATTAASH who has been runner up behind BLUE WIND for the last two years. With BLUE WIND now retired BATTAASH may be the one to side with on Tuesday, however, the opposition is likely to be pretty strong with the likes of SCEPTICAL, GLASS SLIPPERS and OXTED expected to line up.

Keith's final choice

15:35 BATTAASH 5/6 – Because BATTAASH hasn't performed to his best at Ascot in the past I was trying my hardest to oppose him but his solid form elsewhere coupled with two runner up spots in this race make him the one to be on. The lack of a crowd may help his cause too. GLASS SLIPPERS is best of the rest.

How it fared

BATTAASH Won – Absolute master class clear by 2½ lengths the lack of crowds meant a much calmer BATTASH turned up for the race.

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Leading Contenders:

BLUE POINT 7/2 – Won this last year. Has hit the ground running this season with three Group wins in Meydan.

MABS CROSS 5/1 – Third in last years renewal. Finished off last season with a win in the Group 1 Prix de l'Abbaye at Longchamp and resumed where she left off by winning a Newmarket Group 3 on her return.

BATAASH 6/1 – Won Group 2 races at Haydock and Goodwood either side of coming second in this last year. Ended the season with a good run behind MABS CROSS in the Prix de l'Abbaye, just missing out on a place when five of them crossed the line together.

SERGEI PROKOFIEV 10/1 – Three-year-old. Won a Listed race at Navan before finishing fourth behind MABS CROSS at Newmarket. One to keep any eye on in the betting but would probably be better sticking to his own age group for now.

Following the form lines, last year’s winner BLUE POINT 7/2 looks to have the measure of this field.

What our members tipped in the 2019 King's Stand 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 King's Stand Stakes 2020:

Just five votes in it between Blue Point and Battaash, with last year’s winner Blue Point leading it with 37.5% of the vote and Battaash on 35.6%.

The huge favourite here is Battaash and is certainly a favourite among your selections with 59.7% of the votes. Glass Slippers looks the only one to challenge with 12% of your selections. Liberty Beach up there with the best though with 11.5% of the selections.

Just five votes in it between Blue Point and Battaash, with last year’s winner Blue Point leading it with 37.5% of the vote and Battaash on 35.6%.

Royal Ascot King's Stand Stakes Results 2019

1 Battaash 5/6F
2. Equilateral 9/1
3. Liberty Beach 4/1
11 ran Distances: 2¼l, shd, 1l
Time: 58.64s (fast by 0.36s)

 

1 Blue Point 5/2
2 Battaash 2/1F
3 Soldier's Call 16/1
12 ran Distances: 1¼l, 1½l, nse
Time: 58.53s (fast by 0.47s)

Our Verdict:

Keith hits his first winner of Royal Ascot 2019 with Blue Point doing the business and winning by over a length from Battaash who was the favourite.  These two horses were stand out from the rest and their pick by both Keith and our members just shows this.  Soldier’s call takes third place as an outsider at 16/1.

NoPlaceDist BtStallHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
11st10Battaash (IRE)69-4126Hills, CharlesCrowley, Jim5/6 (Fav)1.851.29
keen made all towards stand side, ridden and ran on
22nd2.255Equilateral59-4111Hills, CharlesDoyle, James9/1132.92
taken to post early, steadied start and switched left to race towards stand side, in rear, pushed along and headway entering final furlong, ran on, went 2nd post
113rdSH9Liberty Beach38-9105Quinn, J JHart, Jason4/15.781.7
tracked winner towards stand side, pushed along 2f out, ridden and no impression inside final furlong, lost 2nd close home
64th111Tis Marvellous69-4TT108Cox, C GKirby, Adam33/1445.56
tracked leaders towards stand side, pushed along 2f out, ridden and stayed on one pace final furlong
85th2.54Glass Slippers49-1116Ryan, K AEaves, Tom13/210.332.46
tracked leaders centre, pushed along to lead this group 2f out, no impression with stand side group final furlong
106th1.51Shades Of Blue (IRE)49-1Blnk105Cox, C GKeniry, L P50/182.849.8
tracked leader centre, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong
97th17Kurious49-1106Candy, HBentley, Harry33/1465.99
tracked leaders centre, pushed along 2f out, weakened final furlong
48th1.258Rocket Action49-4TT103Cowell, R M HQueally, T P125/1165.5216.84
in touch towards stand side, ridden 2f out, no impression
79th0.756Well Done Fox49-4105Hannon (Jnr), RichardSousa, Silvestre De40/166.848.37
towards rear centre, ridden 2f out, no impression
310th0.52Hit The Bid69-4TT103Bunyan, DarrenMurphy, Oisin40/159.398.8
taken to post early, led centre group, pushed along and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong
511th0.53Sergei Prokofiev (CAN)49-4107OBrien, A PMoore, Ryan28/1385.4
in rear centre, pushed along 2f out, no impression

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