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Queen's Vase Tips – Royal Ascot 2021

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When is the Queen's Vase at Royal Ascot 2020?
Please note the day and/or time of this race has been changed for 2020
Royal Ascot Friday 19th June 4.10pm
The Queen’s Vase (Group 2)
Age: 3yo
Distance: One mile, six furlongs
Weights – 9st 0lbs (3lb allowance for fillies)
Prize: £225,000
Queen Mary Stakes 2019 where Raffle Prize wins
History of the Queen's Vase race at Royal Ascot
The Queen’s Vase is now a flat staying race run over 1m6f, however that is not how it has always been. Established in 1838, the race was originally run over 2 miles. The trophy, the Queen’s Vase, was a gold vase donated by Queen Victoria. The Race changed it’s name in 1903 to become the King’s Vase, but changed back in 1960.

In 2017 the race was elevated to Group 2 status and the distance was reduced to one mile and 6 furlongs. Contesters in the race are 3-year-olds who could develop to participate in the St Leger, though a number of previous winners have returned to Royal Ascot the next year and won the Ascot Gold Cup, these include Leading Light and Estimate with Stradivarius claiming this honour most recently in 2017.

The most successful jockey has been George Fordham with six wins between 1857 and 1882. More recently, Kevin Darley and Ryan Moore have picked up 4 wins each since 2001.

The most successful trainer was Sir Henry Cecil with eight winners between 1972 and 1999.

Sir Henry Cecil's last winner of the Queen's Vase back in 1999 was Endorsement under Keiron Fallon
Royal Ascot Queen's Vase Trends and Statistics
Here are the Queen's Vase 12 year Trends and Statistics:

  • Age – This race is for three-year-olds only.
  • Sex – Eleven of the last twelve winners were colts.
  • Country – Nine of the last twelve winners were bred in Ireland, two in Great Britain and the other in UAE.
  • Colour – Ten of the last twelve winners were bay (b) and the other two were chestnut.
  • Starting Price (SP) – Eleven of the last twelve winners returned a SP of 7/1 or less.
  • Staring Price Rank – Ten of the last twelve winners were in the top three in the betting.
  • Headgear – Ten of the last twelve winners wore no headgear, two wore cheekpieces one of them for the first time and that runner also wore a first time tongue tie. 
  • Draw – Winners have come from all parts of the draw in the last twelve years but the most successful stalls have been 7 (four winners) and 6 (2 winners).
  • Last Run Form – Just three of the last twelve winners won on their latest run but eleven of them finished in the first three. 
  • Days since last run – Ten of the last twelve winners ran between thirteen and forty-seven days ago.
  • Course Form – Only one of the last twelve winners had a previous Ascot run and it didn’t win.
  • Distance Form – None of the last twelve winners had run at one mile six furlongs previously.
  • Flat Form – All of the last twelve winners had at least one previous flat win.
  • Official Rating – Of the eleven winners with a BHA rating, nine of them were rated 99 or higher.
  • Group Wins – Eleven of the last twelve winners had never won a group race.
  • Current Season Form – Eleven of the last twelve winners had at least one run in the current season, seven of them had won at least once.
Recent Winners of The Queen's Vase
The runners in the Queen's Vase

No.FormDHorseA/SW/HGJockeyTrainerMilesStallOROddsHRBCD
111328Al Dabaran3yo C9-0 Blnk1Buick, WilliamAppleby, Charlie8841077/2245C
24413214Berkshire Rocco (FR)3yo C9-0Murphy, OisinBalding, A M3321047/2220
91716Born With Pride (IRE)3yo F8-11Marquand, TomHaggas, W J8881004/1215
8221281Santiago (IRE)3yo C9-0Moore, RyanOBrien, A PAbroad594100/30192
6218On Guard3yo G9-0Donohoe, StephenGosden, J H M886818/1178
5921229Nobel Prize (IRE)3yo C9-0Dettori, LOBrien, A PAbroad18811/2173
721613Punctuation3yo C9-0Sousa, Silvestre DeBalding, A M3378925/1163
4212012London Arch3yo C9-0Curtis, B AFellowes, Charlie88980100/1135
337Cloud Thunder3yo G9-0Egan, DavidMain, Mrs H S42370200/1110

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

I expect the winner to come from one of these five, BERKSHIRE ROCCO, AL DABARAN, NOBEL PRIZE, ON GUARD and SANDIAGO.

Keith's final choice

16:10 BERKSHIRE ROCCO 4/1 – Second to Derby favourite English KIng at Lingfield. Will appreciate the step up to 1m 6f and looks like the one they need to try and beat.

How it fared

BERKSHIRE ROCCO 2ND – Followed home SANDIAGO but wasn't reeling him in. It will be no surprise if these two meet again in the St Leger.

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This is what Keith said about the 2019 Queen's Vase:

Leading Contenders
WESTERN AUSTRALIA 3/1 – Third behind the 2000 Guineas winner Magna Grecia in the Group 1 Futurity Stakes at Doncaster in October. Has improved for stepping up in trip this season winning a Listed race over one mile five furlongs in May.
JALMOUD 4/1 – Won a Newmarket novice on first start as a three year old and backed that up by winning a Listed race over one mile four at Longchamp on soft going. One to note if there is rain.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA 3/1 looks tailor made for this race and with the limited information at time of writing regarding possible runners is the tentative selection.

What our members tipped in the 2019 Queen's Vase
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 Queen Vase 2019:

The bookie’s favourite looks to be Western Australia, but it’s Norway leading our Pick 6 selections with almost 28% of the votes.  Good support for Jalmoud in 2nd.

Royal Ascot Queen's Vase Results 2019
1 Dashing Willoughby 6/1
2 Barbados 20/1
3 Nayef Road 16/1
13 ran Distances: ½l, ½l, 2½l
Time: 3m 7.86s (slow by 10.36s)

Our Verdict:

Nayef Road stayed in front much of the race, and only on the final run in did Dashing Willoughby and Barbados stake their claims to the race. Our selection and the bookies favourite, Western Australia couldn’t get going, and finished second to last. Norway, our members favourite, not much better, finishing in 9th place out of the 13 runners. Dashing Willoughby gave Oisin Murphy and Andrew Balding their first win at Ascot by beating Barbados by half a length.

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