Norfolk Stakes Tips -Royal Ascot 2021

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When is the Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot 2020?
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Royal Ascot Friday 19th June 2.25pm
The Norfolk Stakes (Group 2)
Age: 2yo
Distance: Five furlongs
Weights – 9st 1lb (3lbs allowance for fillies)
Prize: £100,000
History of the Norfolk Stakes race at Royal Ascot
The Norfolk Stakes was first run in 1843. Originally named the New Stakes, the race was renamed the Norfolk Stakes in 1973. This was to honour the 16th Duke of Norfolk, who served as the Queen’s Representative at Ascot from 1945 to 1972. It was promoted to a Group 2 race in 2006 and is now part of the Breeders Cup Challenge, where winning this race qualifies you to participate in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint in Kentucky in November.

The most successful jockey has been Lester Piggott with nine wins between 1961 and 1992.

Records for the leading trainer reach back to the annals of history. Four trainers share the leading trainer’s crown with four wins Mathew Dawson, James Ryan, John Porter and Atty Persse. They all plied their trade, either in the nineteenth century or the early part of the twentieth century.

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

  • Age – This Race is for two-year-olds only.
  • Sex – Eleven of the last twelve winners were colts.
  • Country – Five of the last twelve winners were bred in Ireland, five in the USA and two in Great Britain. The USA bred winners, however, came from just nineteen runners and showed a profit of £17.75 to £1 level stakes a ROI of 193.42%.
  • Colour – Eight of the last twelve winners were bay (b), two were bay/brown (b/br) one chestnut (ch) and one grey/roan (gr/ro).
  • Starting Price (SP) – Nine of the last twelve winners had a SP of 8/1 or less.
  • Starting Price Rank – Eight of the last twelve winners were in the top 3 in the betting but only one started as favourite.
  • Headgear – Ten of the last twelve winners wore no headgear but one of those was in first-time tongue-tie. The other two winners were in first-time blinkers but those came from just five runners a 40% strike rate. 
  • Draw – Nine of the last twelve winners were drawn in stalls 6 to 11.
  • Last Run Form – Nine of the last twelve winners won last time out. 
  • Days since last run – Ten of the last twelve had run between 12 and 34 days ago.
  • Course Form – Eleven of the last twelve winners were making their Ascot debut.
  • Distance Form – Seven of the last twelve winners had at least one previous win over 5 five furlongs.
  • Flat Form – Eleven of the last twelve winners had at least one previous win.
  • Current Season Form – Eleven of the last twelve winners had at least one win in the current season.
Recent Winners of The Norfolk Stakes
DateTrackDistanceGoingRunnersWinnerStallionAgeJockey (Clm)TrainerOddsWeightORStallDays
19.06.2020Ascot5fGood To Soft12The Lir Jet (IRE)Prince Of Lir (IRE)2Murphy, OisinBell, M L W9/29-10116d
20.06.2019Ascot5fSoft14Aali (IRE)Society Rock (IRE)2Dettori, LCrisford, Simon5/19-10915d
21.06.2018Ascot5fGood To Firm10Shang Shang Shang (USA)Shanghai Bobby (USA)2Rosario, JWard, Wesley5/18-1204
22.06.2017Ascot5fGood To Firm17Sioux Nation (USA)Scat Daddy (USA)2Moore, RyanOBrien, A P14/19-10226d
16.06.2016Ascot5fSoft11Prince Of Lir (IRE)Kodiac2Morris, LukeCowell, R M H8/19-101019d
18.06.2015Ascot5fGood To Firm10Waterloo Bridge (IRE)Zoffany (IRE)2Moore, RyanOBrien, A P12/19-10814d
19.06.2014Ascot5fGood To Firm9Baitha Alga (IRE)Fast Company (IRE)2Dettori, LHannon (Jnr), Richard8/19-10712d
20.06.2013Ascot5fGood To Firm14No Nay Never (USA)Scat Daddy (USA)2Rosario, JWard, Wesley4/19-108
21.06.2012Ascot5fGood To Soft11Reckless AbandonExchange Rate (USA)2Kirby, AdamCox, C G4/19-101233d
16.06.2011Ascot5fGood To Soft15Bapak Chinta (USA)Speightstown (USA)2Makin, PhillipRyan, K A6/19-10234d
17.06.2010Ascot5fGood To Firm12Approve (IRE)Oasis Dream2Ahern, EddieHaggas, W J16/19-101112d
18.06.2009Ascot5fGood To Firm11RadioheadJohannesburg (USA)2Spencer, JamieMeehan, B J10/19-10731d
19.06.2008Ascot5fGood To Firm11South Central (USA)Forest Camp (USA)2Winston, RobertJohnson, J Howard11/49-101117d
21.06.2007Ascot5fGood To Firm11Winker WatsonPiccolo2Fortune, JimmyChapple-Hyam, P W2/19-10162d
22.06.2006Ascot5fGood To Firm11Dutch ArtMedicean2Munro, AlanChapple-Hyam, P W11/49-10917d
16.06.2005York5fGood To Firm12Masta Plasta (IRE)Mujadil (USA)2Winston, RobertJohnson, J Howard7/28-1201015d
17.06.2004Ascot5fGood To Firm9Blue Dakota (IRE)Namid2Ahern, EddieNoseda, J5/48-120831d
19.06.2003Ascot5fGood To Firm8Russian Valour (IRE)Fasliyev (USA)2Darley, KJohnston, M4/18-120223d
20.06.2002Ascot5fGood To Firm12Barons PitNight Shift (USA)2Hughes, RichardHannon, R12/18-120531d
21.06.2001Ascot5fGood To Firm10Johannesburg (USA)Hennessy (USA)2Kinane, M JOBrien, A P11/88-120322d
22.06.2000Ascot5fGood To Firm11Superstar Leo (IRE)College Chapel2Quinn, THaggas, W J5/18-70313d
17.06.1999Ascot5fGood To Firm13Warm Heart (USA)Diesis2Dettori, LGosden, J H M7/28-120315d
18.06.1998Ascot5fSoft15Rosselli (USA)Puissance2Carroll, JohnBerry, J10/18-1201715d
19.06.1997Ascot5fGood6Tippitt BoyPrince Sabo2Reid, JMcAuliffe, K33/18-120515d
The runners in the Norfolk Stakes

4115Eye Of Heaven2yo C9-1Dettori, LJohnston, M243509/4185D
13116The Lir Jet (IRE)2yo C9-1Murphy, OisinBell, M L W88105/1182D
10113Macho Pride (IRE)2yo C9-1Shaw, HarrisonHaslam, B M R24310033/1180D
92211Lipizzaner (USA)2yo C9-1Moore, RyanOBrien, A PAbroad1409/2173
8217Jojo Rabbit2yo C9-1Doyle, HollieWatson, Archie2813011/1171D
7215Imperial Force (IRE)2yo C9-1Doyle, JamesBalding, A M332010/1156
11316Nelson Gay (IRE)2yo C9-1Kelly, ShaneHughes, Richard2811020/1136
1417Andronicus Beau (IRE)2yo C9-1Kingscote, RichardDascombe, Tom1857033/1135
3536Emirati Dirham (IRE)2yo C9-1Sousa, Silvestre DeQuinn, J J2273033/1135
2525Cooperation (IRE)2yo C9-1Levey, S MHannon (Jnr), Richard5212020/1131
14none-Ventura Tormenta (IRE)2yo C9-1Dobbs, PatHannon (Jnr), Richard528020/11
12none-Papal Bee (IRE)2yo C9-1Fallon, CierenBrown, Miss KatyAbroad40200/10
6none-Golden Pal (USA)2yo C9-1Atzeni, AndreaWard, WesleyAbroad6964/10

What's Keith's Norfolk 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 Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot, and here's his thoughts ahead of the race:

A good race for the fancied runners and the market leaders are again the ones to be studying. Mark Johnston and been very bullish about EYE OF HEAVEN. GOLDEN PAL, LIPIZZANA and THE LIR JET head the opposition.

Keith's final choice

EYE OF HEAVEN 14:25 Ascot 7/4 – Mark Johnston has been very bullish about this colt who looked good when winning on debut at Newmarket and should show significant improvement for that run.

How it fared

EYE OF HEAVEN 9th – Broke well enough from the stalls but didn't appear to like the going. Eased when beaten.

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This is what Keith said about the 2019 Norfolk Stakes:

Leading Contenders

PISTOLETTO 11/2 – Two wins from two. Was a game winner at Naas in May, met plenty of trouble in running and stayed on really well under pressure despite being bumped. 

MONARCH OF EGYPT 6/1 – Pushed clear on debut and clearly has plenty more to offer. 

VENTURA REBEL 13/2 – Unbeaten colt. Won over course and distance at the beginning of May beating the speedy American raider LADY PAULINE

MAVEN 7/1 – Trained in the USA by Wesley Ward. Once raced winner on the tight course at Aqueduct. Will find Ascot very different.

My selection for the race is PISTOLETTO 11/2, who would have won more clearly last time with a clear passage.  However the only runner out of Keith’s Antepost selections was VENTURA REBEL – advised at 13/2 and drifted to 16/1

What our members tipped in the 2019 Norfolk 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 Norfolk Stakes 2019:

Could be easy like Sunday for Sunday Sovereign here with a massive 28.4% of the selections going for Billy Lee’s ride.  Air Force Jet lagging behind in the selections.

Royal Ascot Norfolk Stakes Results

1 The Lir Jet 9/2
2 Golden Pal 12/1
3 Imperial Force 15/2
12 ran NR: Emirati Dirham, Get It
Distances: nk, 3l, 2½l Time: 1m 1.55s (slow by 2.55s)

1 A'Ali 5/1
2 Ventura Rebel 16/1
3 Dubai Station 14/1
14 ran NR: Maven Distances: nk, 2¾l, nk

Our Verdict
A’Ali made a show at 2 furlongs out, and managed to clinche the win from an ever pressing Ventura Rebel, who looked strong to win, if only there was a few feet more. The consolation is that Keith’s selection, advised at each way, drifted from it’s early price of 13/2 all the way out to 16/1 so lots of value to be had at your Best Odds Guaranteed Bookies. The members favourite Sunday Sovereign faded after being amongst the front runners at the start to finish in 8th place from 13 runners.

NoPlaceDist BtStallHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
131st1The Lir Jet (IRE)29-10Bell, M L WMurphy, Oisin9/29.022.1
chased leaders, effort 2f out, went 2nd and ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, led close home
62ndNK6Golden Pal (USA)29-196Ward, WesleyAtzeni, Andrea12/116.144.5
led and showed great speed, pushed along over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, ridden inside final 100 yards, headed close home
73rd32Imperial Force (IRE)29-10Balding, A MDoyle, James15/210.42.46
mid-division, headway over 2f out, edged left well over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, no impression on front pair
94th2.514Lipizzaner (USA)29-10OBrien, A PMoore, Ryan5/23.451.52
last to break, in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on, went 4th well inside final furlong
105thNK10Macho Pride (IRE)29-10Haslam, B M RShaw, Harrison80/1145.8816.75
stumbled start, prominent, edged left over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong
146thNK8Ventura Tormenta (IRE)29-10Hannon (Jnr), RichardDobbs, Pat33/165.849.72
mid-division, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong
17th1.757Andronicus Beau (IRE)29-10Dascombe, TomKingscote, Richard80/1114.1615.96
mid-division, pushed along and headway 2f out, not much room well over 1f out, no impression
88th0.513Jojo Rabbit29-10Watson, ArchieDoyle, Hollie22/129.16.06
prominent, ridden over 2f out, outpaced by leaders and no impression from over 1f out
49th2.55Eye Of Heaven29-10Johnston, MDettori, L7/4 (Fav)2.951.45
broke well, chased leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong
1110thNK11Nelson Gay (IRE)29-10Hughes, RichardKelly, Shane25/137.587.23
in rear, ridden and struggling over 2f out
211th712Cooperation (IRE)29-10Hannon (Jnr), RichardLevey, S M80/1142.2816.38
mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, soon weakened
1212th0.754Papal Bee (IRE)29-10Brown, Miss KatyFallon, Cieren250/1546.7975
pushed along in rear, struggling 3f out, soon well behind

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