Royal Hunt Cup Tips – Royal Ascot 2021
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The Royal Hunt Cup (Heritage Handicap)
Distance: One mile
The most successful jockeys on four wins are Charles Wood (1875-1887) and Lester Piggott (1963-1976). The leading trainer so far has been James Jewitt who saddled five winners between 1882 and 1897.
Take a trip down memory lane as we look back at the 1959 Royal Hunt Cup vintage racing at it's best, with members of the Royal Family, including a very young Queen Elizabeth, the Queen's mother:
Here are the Royal Hunt Cup 12-year Trends and Statistics 2009 – 2020
- Age – Eight of the last twelve winners have been aged four, there have been two five-year-olds, one aged six and one aged seven.
- Sex – The winners have all been male, five colts, six geldings and one horse.
- Country – Horses bred in Great Britain and Ireland have dominated in the last twelve years with six from Ireland and five from Great Britain, there has been one French-bred winner.
- Colour – Ten of the last twelve winners have been bay (b) and one each grey (gr) and chestnut (ch).
- Starting Price – Nine of the last twelve winners have returned a starting price between 10/1 and 33/1.
- Starting Price Rank – Only one winner in the last twelve years have started as favourite.
- Headgear – Seven of the last twelve winners wore no headgear, three of them were fitted with cheekpieces, one of those three also had a tongue tie. two also wore blinkers one of them with the addition of a hood.
- Weight – Nine of the last twelve winners carried between 9st and 9st 5lb.
- Draw – Seven of the last twelve winners have been drawn in stall 19 or higher.
- Last run form – Nine of the last twelve winners finished in the first four last time. Nine of the last twelve winners finished within 3½ lengths of the winner last time. Eleven of the last twelve winners ran in a handicap last time.
- Days since last run – Ten of the last twelve winners last ran between 11 and 60 days ago.
- Official Rating – Eleven of the last twelve winners had an official rating between 95 and 105.
|6||12||12||Lord Tennyson||4yo G||9-8||Dettori, L||Gosden, J H M||88||14||107||6/1||234||D|
|1||5221111||214||Alrajaa||4yo G||9-10||Crowley, Jim||Gosden, J H M||88||13||109||12/1||231||D|
|4||8102243||12||Vale Of Kent (IRE)||5yo G||9-9||Fanning, Joe||Johnston, M||243||12||108||25/1||222||D|
|8||1161183||11||Qaysar (FR)||5yo G||9-8||Moore, Ryan||Hannon (Jnr), Richard||52||22||107||16/1||216||D|
|22||3113241||11||Montatham||4yo G||8-12||ONeill, Dane||Haggas, W J||88||5||97||6/1||216||D|
|3||3103012||272||Whats The Story||6yo G||9-9 CkPc||Rodriguez, Callum||Dalgleish, Keith||391||16||108||66/1||212||D|
|16||656302||15||Dark Vision (IRE)||4yo C||9-1||Buick, William||Johnston, M||243||11||100||15/2||207|
|14||16061||10||Bell Rock||4yo G||9-4||Murphy, Oisin||Balding, A M||33||10||103||7/1||205||D|
|2||6431309||242||Raising Sand||8yo G||9-9||Currie, Nicola||Osborne, J A||28||3||108||22/1||205||CD|
|12||1091082||11||Pogo (IRE)||4yo C||9-6||Shoemark, Kieran||Hills, Charles||27||23||105||28/1||204||D|
|9||211023||228||Indeed||5yo G||9-8||Keniry, L P||Davis, D J S Ffrench||27||8||107||22/1||198||D|
|18||3214624||102||Fox Power (IRE)||4yo C||9-0||Dobbs, Pat||Hannon (Jnr), Richard||52||7||99||50/1||196||D|
|10||2532169||10||Kynren (IRE)||6yo G||9-8||Curtis, B A||Barron, T D||232||15||107||18/1||190||C D|
|24||5261192||321||Fox Premier (IRE)||4yo G||8-12||Sousa, Silvestre De||Balding, A M||33||24||97||12/1||188|
|15||2142027||260||Wargrave (IRE)||4yo C||9-3||Cosgrave, Pat||Baker, George||26||21||102||66/1||177|
|11||6301500||263||Afaak||6yo G||9-7||Fallon, Cieren (3)||Hills, Charles||27||18||106||12/1||174||CD|
|5||3010748||10||Cardsharp||5yo G||9-8||Kirby, Adam||Johnston, M||243||1||107||80/1||164|
|21||9250307||10||Baltic Baron (IRE)||5yo G||8-12 CkPc1 TT||Tudhope, Daniel||OMeara, D||239||19||97||33/1||160|
|20||1140300||263||Petrus (IRE)||5yo G||8-13 CkPc||Dwyer, Martin||Meehan, B J||54||20||98||33/1||158||D|
|7||1117770||10||Fox Champion (IRE)||4yo C||9-8||Levey, S M||Hannon (Jnr), Richard||52||17||107||33/1||154|
|19||1174105||312||Beatboxer (USA)||4yo G||9-0 Hood TT||Doyle, James||Gosden, J H M||88||2||99||33/1||149||D|
|13||114205||280||Willie John||5yo H||9-5||Atzeni, Andrea||Varian, Roger||88||4||104||18/1||137|
|23||none||-||Walhaan (IRE)||4yo G||8-12||Kingscote, Richard||Williams, Ian||104||9||97||80/1||2|
What's Keith's Royal Hunt Cup 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 Royal Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot, and here's his thoughts ahead of the race:
Like the Silver Royal Hunt Cup earlier in the day this will be a tricky race to workout but a couple of stats that might help are; Weight – Nine of the last twelve winners carried between 9st and 9st 5lb. Draw – Eight of the last twelve winners have been drawn in stall 19 or higher.
LORD TENNISON, BELL ROCK, ALRAJAA, MONTATHAM and AFAAK head the betting market.
Keith's final choice
15:35 BELL ROCK 13/2 each way – Stayed on really strongly to get up at Newmarket 10 days ago and is certain to progress from that. Will put up another bold show carrying a penalty.
How it fared
BELL ROCK finished sixth some bookmakers paid out on this.
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This is what Keith said about the 2019 Royal Hunt Cup:
For this race, Keith went for an each way outsider in the form of Beringer at 25/1 when advised.
What our members tipped in the Royal Hunt Cup
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 in the Royal Hunt Cup:
For Fox Sake watch out for your Foxes in this race, with not one but three running in the shape of Fox Champion, Fox Power and Fox Premier.
It’s Fox Champion that is the one to watch from those three, but the main selection here is Lord Tennyson with 17.3% of the selections. Alrajaa on 12.8% in 2nd place and after his 2nd at Newcastle, Dark Vision is good looking contender in 3rd with 11% of the selections.
New Graduate heads the selections here in the penultimate race of Day Two and is a clear favourite by a long way with Pick Sixers! Raising Sand and Kynren the best of the rest.
Royal Ascot Royal Hunt Cup Stakes Results
1 Dark Vision 15/2
2 Montatham 8/1
3 Pogo 25/1
4 Vale Of Kent 22/1
1 Afaak 20/1
2 Clon Coulis 16/1
3 Raising Sand 8/1
4 Stylehunter 22/1
This race was wide open, hence Keith tipping an each way outsider. As you can see from the results the favourites didn’t get a look in. Keith’s tip Beringer finished in 13th position. Afaak stole the bragging rights and the first prize from Clon Coulis by a nose, Raising Sand came in 2 lengths behind, but being chased along by Style Hunter, Kynren, Roc Angel and Vale of Kent who were all very tight just a length between them all.
|No||Place||Dist Bt||Stall||Horse||Age||Weight||Headgear||OR||Trainer||Jockey (Claim)||Odds||BF||BFP|
|16||1st||11||Dark Vision (IRE)||4||9-1||100||Johnston, M||Buick, William||15/2||9.86||3.04|
|held up in rear in centre, headway going well when not clear run and switched left 2f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, soon clear|
|22||2nd||1.25||5||Montatham||4||8-12||97||Haggas, W J||ONeill, Dane||8/1||10.47||3.21|
|raced centre to near side, held up, headway centre of group chasing leaders over 2f out, kept on disputing 2nd over 1f out, plugged on inside final furlong|
|12||3rd||0.5||23||Pogo (IRE)||4||9-6||105||Hills, Charles||Shoemark, Kieran||25/1||31.46||6.27|
|held up towards rear centre to near side, headway towards near side rail chasing leaders and switched left 2f out, ran on in 3rd towards finish|
|4||4th||1.25||12||Vale Of Kent (IRE)||5||9-9||108||Johnston, M||Fanning, Joe||22/1||28.6||5.75|
|led main group centre to near side and overall, headed inside final furlong, weakened and lost 2 places towards finish|
|21||5th||3.25||19||Baltic Baron (IRE)||5||8-12||CkPc TT||97||OMeara, D||Tudhope, Daniel||33/1||47.03||9.33|
|slowly into stride, raced near side to centre, held up and behind, headway near side of group and driven over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong|
|14||6th||NK||10||Bell Rock||4||9-4||103||Balding, A M||Murphy, Oisin||13/2||9.89||2.88|
|held up in mid-division centre to near side, headway chasing leaders over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong|
|11||7th||NK||18||Afaak||6||9-4||106||Hills, Charles||Fallon, Cieren (3)||11/1||12.69||3.5|
|raced keenly, tracked leaders centre to near side, pushed along over 3f out, weakened inside final furlong|
|2||8th||0.5||3||Raising Sand||8||9-9||108||Osborne, J A||Currie, Nicola||40/1||84.46||11.11|
|raced towards far side and 4th in group of 4, pushed along and went 3rd in group 3f out, led group over 1f out and went clear in group inside final furlong, no chance with leaders near side|
|8||9th||2||22||Qaysar (FR)||5||9-8||107||Hannon (Jnr), Richard||Moore, Ryan||16/1||24.33||4.95|
|raced centre to near side, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, never reached leaders|
|1||10th||0.5||13||Alrajaa||4||9-10||109||Gosden, J H M||Crowley, Jim||15/2||9.6||3.15|
|tracked leaders centre to near side, raced keenly, ridden inside final 2f, weakened inside final furlong|
|6||11th||0.75||14||Lord Tennyson||4||9-8||107||Gosden, J H M||Dettori, L||6/1 (Fav)||9.2||2.78|
|tracked leaders centre to near side, hung right inside final 2f, weakened over 1f out|
|18||12th||0.5||7||Fox Power (IRE)||4||9-0||99||Hannon (Jnr), Richard||Dobbs, Pat||66/1||130||12.65|
|raced centre to near side, held up towards rear and keen, outpaced over 2f out, ridden and no headway over 1f out|
|10||13th||HD||15||Kynren (IRE)||6||9-8||107||Barron, T D||Curtis, B A||16/1||24.04||4.49|
|tracked leaders centre to near side, weakened inside final furlong|
|7||14th||0.5||17||Fox Champion (IRE)||4||9-8||107||Hannon (Jnr), Richard||Levey, S M||40/1||75||10.97|
|raced centre to near side, held up towards rear, never on terms|
|5||15th||HD||1||Cardsharp||5||9-8||107||Johnston, M||Kirby, Adam||100/1||248.74||21.46|
|led far side quartet towards far side, headed in group over 1f out, soon weakened|
|3||16th||NK||16||Whats The Story||6||9-9||CkPc||108||Dalgleish, Keith||Rodriguez, Callum||50/1||59.58||11.3|
|raced centre to near side, mid-division, weakened inside final 2f|
|19||17th||NSE||2||Beatboxer (USA)||4||9-0||Hood TT||99||Gosden, J H M||Doyle, James||33/1||36.38||8.05|
|tracked leaders in quartet towards far side, weakened over 1f out|
|20||18th||NSE||20||Petrus (IRE)||5||8-13||CkPc||98||Meehan, B J||Dwyer, Martin||33/1||55||9.8|
|raced in centre to near side, held up and behind, ridden and no chance when hampered inside final furlong|
|13||19th||1.5||4||Willie John||5||9-5||104||Varian, Roger||Atzeni, Andrea||25/1||34.63||6|
|tracked leader towards far side until ridden inside final 2f, weakened final furlong|
|9||20th||1.25||8||Indeed||5||9-8||107||Davis, D J S Ffrench||Keniry, L P||28/1||42||7.4|
|tracked leaders centre to near side, weakened final furlong|
|23||21st||2.5||9||Walhaan (IRE)||4||8-12||97||Williams, Ian||Kingscote, Richard||80/1||243.66||24|
|mid-division centre to near side, headway chasing leaders 3f out, weakened 2f out|
|15||22nd||3.25||21||Wargrave (IRE)||4||9-3||102||Baker, George||Cosgrave, Pat||66/1||150||18.63|
|prominent near side rail, ridden and weakened over 2f out|
|24||23rd||13||24||Fox Premier (IRE)||4||8-12||97||Balding, A M||Sousa, Silvestre De||10/1||11||3.1|
|dwelt, raced keenly, soon tracking leaders on near side rail, pushed along over 3f out, weakened and eased inside final 2f|
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