Prince of Wales’ Stakes Tips – Royal Ascot 2021

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When is the Prince of Wales’ Stakes at Royal Ascot 2020?
Royal Ascot Wednesday 19th June 3.00 pm
The Prince of Wales’ Stakes (Group 1)
Age: 4yo+
Distance: One mile two furlongs
Weights – 9st 0lbs (3lb allowance for fillies and mares, 1lb allowance for S Hemisphere 4yo)
Prize: £750,000
Crystal Ocean winning the 2019 Prince Of Wales' Stakes at Royal Ascot
History of the Prince of Wales’ Stakes race at Royal Ascot
The Prince of Wales’ Stakes was established in 1862 and named in honour of the then Prince of Wales who later became King Edward VII. The original race was over one mile and five furlongs and restricted to three-year-olds. Interestingly, there was no race from 1940 to 1967, due to there not being a Prince of Wales, and it was only to return in 1968 when Prince Charles’ investiture to the title of Prince of Wales.

Originally open to 3-year-olds +, and run over 1m5f, the race was reduced to 1m2f in 1968. The Prince of Wales’ Stakes was restricted to 4-year-olds and upgraded to Group 1 status in 2000 when Dubai Millennium was to win the first outing as a Group 1 race.

Since the changes in 2000, Frankie Dettori has been the most successful jockey with four wins. Training honours go to Saeed Bin Suroor and Sir Michael Stoute with four wins apiece.

Royal Ascot Prince of Wales’ Stakes Trends and Statistics

Here are the Prince of Wales' Stakes 12 year Trends and Statistics 2009 – 2020

  • Age – Eleven of the last twelve winners were aged either four or five.
  • Sex – The male sex has dominated this race in the last twelve years with five colts, five horses, one gelding and just one mare winning. That mare win, however, came from just three runners.
  • Country – Five Irish bred horses and five horses bred in Great Britain have won in the last twelve years the other races were won by a French-bred and a New Zealand bred.
  • Colour – Ten have the last twelve winners have been bay (b) one has been bay/brown (b/br) and the other one chestnut.
  • Starting Price (SP) – Ten of the last twelve winners have returned a SP of 11/2 or less.
  • Starting Price Rank – Eleven of the last twelve winners have been in the first three in the betting market.
  • Headgear – None of the last twelve winners wore any headgear. 
  • Draw – Eleven of the last twelve winners have been drawn in stall 7 or lower the most popular stalls being 6 and 7 with three wins apiece.
  • Last Run Form – Eight of the last twelve winners won on their most recent run. 
  • Days Since Last Run – Eleven of the last twelve winners ran between 10 and 81 days ago
  • Distance Form – Ten of the last twelve winners had at least one win over one mile two furlongs.
  • Flat Form – Ten of the last twelve winners had at least 8 previous flat runs and at least 4 previous flat wins.
  • Official Rating – Eleven of he last twelve winners had an official rating of between 117 and 125. All of those eleven were ranked in top four ratings for the race. 
  • Group Wins –  All twelve winners had at least 1 previous win in a Group 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, ten of them had won at least once during the season.
Recent Winners of The Prince of Wales’ Stakes
The runners in the Prince of Wales’ Stakes

57114311301Japan4yo C9-0Moore, RyanOBrien, A PAbroad512211/8292C
6182121110Lord North (IRE)4yo G9-0Doyle, JamesGosden, J H M88711213/2280D
1341212242Addeybb (IRE)6yo G9-0 CkPcMarquand, TomHaggas, W J8861229/2271CD
21025213116Bangkok (IRE)4yo C9-0 TT1Sousa, Silvestre DeBalding, A M33211440/1230D
72111725242Mehdaayih4yo F8-11Dettori, LGosden, J H M88411310/1225D
32123928365Barney Roy6yo G9-0Buick, WilliamAppleby, Charlie8811167/1194C
412615277Headman4yo C9-0Watson, JasonCharlton, R57311517/2187D
What's Keith's Prince of Wales’ 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 Prince of Wales' Stakes at Royal Ascot, and here's his thoughts ahead of the race:

The way the betting market is shaping up Aiden O'Brien's JAPAN is the likeliest favourite, his Juddmont International win and fourth place in the Prix de L'Arc de Triumph brings solid Group 1 form to the table. Godolphin have BARNEY ROY in the race but despite a pair of Group race wins in Meydan in the spring he may find this company too hot and the 1m 2f too far. HEADMAN is another in with a shout his winning form in a pair of French Group 2's is pretty robust but he is held by the O'Brien second string MAGICAL who trounced him in the Irish Champion Stakes. Finally, I have to mention last year's Wolferton Stakes winner ADDEYBB who landed a pair of Group 1's on his Australian raid in March and April and will have every chance if the going is softer than ideal.

Keith's final choice

JAPAN 15:00 Ascot 5/4 – My bet of the week, I can't believe he is available at 5/4 when he is odds on in my book. Equine royalty who just failed in last years Derby before winning the King Edward VII here then went on to Group 1 Glory at Longchamp and York. ADDEYBB will probably be best of the rest in the conditions forecast.

How it fared

JAPAN 4th started slowly and used a bit of energy getting in touch. Every chance 2f out, ridden and unable to quicken over 1f out, weakened towards finish .

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This is what Keith said about the 2019 Prince of Wales' Stakes:


Leading Contenders

ENABLE 9/4 – Every superlative known to man has been used to describe this superstar of the turf. She has won eight of her nine races including the Oaks, a King George VI AND Queen Elizabeth Stakes, two Arcs and a Breeders Cup. Needs further than this one mile two furlongs and is more likely to be routed to the Hardwicke later in the week. 

SEA OF CLASS 3/1 – Dual Group 1 winner last season including the Irish Oaks. Very narrowly beaten by ENABLE in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in October. 

MAGICAL 5/1 – Leading player won the Fillies and Mares here on Champion’s day. Not far behind Enable in the Breeders Cup. Has got this year’s campaign off to a good start winning a pair of Irish Group races over this trip. 

CRYSTAL OCEAN 6/1 – Very classy has never finished out of the frame in thirteen starts. Won the Hardwicke Stakes at last year’s Royal Meeting but always seems to find one too good for her at Group 1 level.  

My selection for this race is SEA OF CLASS 3/1. Top class filly who will be a force to be reckoned with in all the major middle-distance races this year.

What our members tipped in the Prince of Wales’ 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 Prince of Wales’ Stakes:

Won the King Edward VII Stakes here at Royal Ascot last year and it’s Japan that gets well over 50% of the selections. Addeybb the next best with 17% and especially as he likes the soft ground.

Huge race this and pretty much between the three horses – Magical, Crystal Ocean & Sea of Class.  It’s Magical though leading the pack with almost 40% of the vote and hopefully a Magical afternoon!   Crystal Ocean in 2nd and Sea of Class in 3rd.

Royal Ascot Prince of Wales’ Stakes Results

1 Lord North 5/1
2. Addeybb 7/2
3 Barney Roy 8/1
7 ran

1 Crystal Ocean 3/1
2 Magical 13/8F
3 Waldgeist 4/1
8 ran Distances: 1¼l, 3¼l, 2l


Our Verdict:

Crystal Ocean under Frankie Dettori remained ahead of Magical throughout the race, and found a strong finish saw it beat Magical by over a length much to the punters regret. Keith’s Sea of Class just didn’t like the conditions at Royal Ascot, the pouring rain saw a 5th place finish, but was never amongst it.

NoPlaceDist BtStallHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
61st7Lord North (IRE)49-0112Gosden, J H MDoyle, James5/16.62.75
raced keenly, held up in last pair, headway when not clear run and switched left over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, quickened to lead inside final furlong, soon clear
12nd3.756Addeybb (IRE)69-0CkPc122Haggas, W JMarquand, Tom7/252.49
tracked leader, challenged 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, soon outpaced and no chance with winner
33rd1.251Barney Roy69-0116Appleby, CharlieBuick, William8/111.054.6
wore hood to post, held up and bit keen tracking leaders, pushed along 3f out, headway on outside over 2f out, soon ridden not quicken and wandered, stayed on into 3rd towards finish
54th0.55Japan49-0122OBrien, A PMoore, Ryan6/4 (Fav)2.721.83
dwelt, soon tracking leaders on outside, pushed along to challenge 2f out, ridden and unable to quicken over 1f out, weakened towards finish
25thNSE2Bangkok (IRE)49-0TT114Balding, A MSousa, Silvestre De25/126.9910
led, joined 2f out, headed over 1f out, chased leaders, weakened towards finish
76thNK4Mehdaayih48-11113Gosden, J H MDettori, L11/112.35
wore hood to post, raced keenly in 5th on inside, bit closer halfway, switched left chasing leaders over 2f out, ridden and not quicken over 1f out, weakened towards finish
47th4.253Headman49-0115Charlton, RWatson, Jason9/111.54.6
pulled hard early, soon held up in rear, headway on wide outside over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

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