Windsor Castle Stakes Tips – Royal Ascot 2021
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The Windsor Castle Stakes (Listed)
Distance: Five Furlongs
Here are the Windsor Castle Stakes 12 year Trends and Statistics 2009 – 2020.
- Age – This race is restricted to two-year-olds only.
- Sex – Eleven colts and one gelding have won this race in the last twelve years and of the thirty-seven fillies that have run only two have been placed.
- Country – Six of the last twelve winners have been bred in Great Britain four from Ireland and two from the USA.
- Colour – We have seen nine bays (b), one bay/brown (b/br) and two chestnuts (ch) win this race in the last twelve years.
- Starting Price (SP) – Six winners in the last twelve years have returned a SP of between 12/1 and 33/1. The other six winners were 7/1 or less.
- Starting Price Rank – Thee favourites have won in the last twelve years. Six winners have come from the first three in the betting.
- Headgear – Nine of the last twelve winners wore no headgear, two had blinkers on and one wore cheekpieces.
- Draw – Eight of the last twelve winners have been drawn between stall 13 and stall 24 inclusive.
- Last Run Form – Seven of the last twelve winners won last time out. All of them finished in the first four last time out and nine of them were within two lengths of the winner.
- Days since last run – Ten of the last twelve winners last ran between 6 and 34 days ago.
|2||1||7||Chief Little Hawk (USA)||2yo C||9-3||Moore, Ryan||OBrien, A P||Abroad||2||0||9/2||205||D|
|17||1||15||Victory Heights (IRE)||2yo C||9-3||McDonald, P J||Tate, James||88||4||0||40/1||184||D|
|9||1||15||Muker (IRE)||2yo C||9-3||Mulrennan, Paul||Makin, Phillip||233||10||0||33/1||183||D|
|18||1||6||Yazaman (IRE)||2yo C||9-3 Blnk||Marquand, Tom||Haggas, W J||88||5||0||18/1||183||D|
|12||1||8||Stay Smart||2yo C||9-3||Nolan, D||OMeara, D||239||3||0||25/1||180||D|
|8||1||12||Mighty Gurkha (IRE)||2yo C||9-3||Doyle, Hollie||Watson, Archie||28||11||0||7/1||178|
|6||3||7||Hyde Park Barracks (USA)||2yo C||9-3||Levey, S M||OBrien, A P||Abroad||17||0||11/1||155|
|5||2||13||Get It||2yo C||9-3||Kirby, Adam||Cox, C G||43||1||0||11/1||148|
|4||3||15||Fools Rush In (IRE)||2yo C||9-3||Kingscote, Richard||Dascombe, Tom||185||14||0||40/1||148|
|15||2||11||Tantastic||2yo C||9-3||Robinson, Ben||Ellison, B||227||15||0||100/1||147|
|3||2||9||Fast Start||2yo C||9-3||Buick, William||Suroor, Saeed Bin||88||8||0||28/1||143|
|1||3||10||Astimegoesby (IRE)||2yo C||9-3||Curtis, B A||Boughey, George||88||6||0||14/1||138|
|14||3||13||Tactical||2yo C||9-3||Doyle, James||Balding, A M||33||20||0||4/1||138|
|16||2||6||Tenth Century||2yo C||9-3||Sousa, Silvestre De||Bell, M L W||88||19||0||125/1||130|
|10||4||11||Selected (IRE)||2yo C||9-3||Fanning, Joe||Fahey, R A||227||13||0||125/1||116|
|19||5||10||Honeydew (IRE)||2yo F||8-12||Morris, Luke||Kirk, S||28||9||0||150/1||104|
|20||none||-||Sunshine City (USA)||2yo F||8-12 Blnk1||Dettori, L||Ward, Wesley||Abroad||12||0||13/2||1|
|11||none||-||Sheriff Bianco (USA)||2yo C||9-3 Blnk1||Murphy, Oisin||Ward, Wesley||Abroad||16||0||13/2||0|
Keith Bond is our resident pro tipster here at FRT Towers. He's been studying the cards, form, stats, trends and more for the Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot, and here's his thoughts ahead of the race:
A bad race for fillies, no winners in the last 12 years and only two have been placed in that time from 41 runners. Favourites also tend to struggle too and there have been some big priced winners over the years.
The Wesley Ward raider SUNSHINE CITY is the current favourite with CHIEF LITTLE HAWK, SHERIFF BIANCO and TACTICAL all at the top of the market.
Keith's final choice
16:10 CHIEF LITTLE HAWK 4/1 – Blazed the trail when making all Navan on sole start. Should improve dramatically for that run and will be difficult to catch in this.
How it fared
CHIEF LITTLE HAWK jumped out pretty swiftly but was unable to maintain the pace and ended up a well-beaten seventh of eighteeen.
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This is what Keith said about the 2019 Windsor Castle Stakes:
SOUTHERN HILLS 8/1 each way – Travelled strongly at Navan last time and looked to have the race in the bag before getting headed in the closing strides. A similar run will see him involved here.
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. Our member's selections for the Windsor Castle Stakes:
The final race of our Pick 6 for today and hopefully the only one we’re waiting for – which will be Mighty Gurka who just stands out on a smidge over 19% of your selections. Chief Little Hawk breathing down the neck of Mighty Gurka though with 18.8%.
Sunshine City is one to note on 17% for you fans of Frankie!
We’ll be in heaven if Temple of Heaven comes in for the final race of the day and plenty of support for it. Southern Hills and Platinum Star are miles behind in the selections.
Royal Ascot Windsor Castle Stakes Results
1 Tactical 7/2F
2 Yazaman 20/1
3 Muker 40/1
1 Southern Hills 7/1
2 Platinum Star 8/1
3 Glasvegas 25/1
4 Symbolize 6/1JF
Distances: ½l, hd, hd
Time: 1m 3.05s (slow by 4.05s)
Keith made the right choice in this race, plumping for Southern Hills in his each-way shout. Our members, however, saw things differently with Temple of Heaven – which for them was the wrong shout, but as a joint-favourite, you couldn’t blame them for their selection. Southern Hills was chased along by Platinum Star who just pipped Glasvegas for second position in this race of 21 runners.
|No||Place||Dist Bt||Stall||Horse||Age||Weight||Headgear||OR||Trainer||Jockey (Claim)||Odds||BF||BFP|
|14||1st||20||Tactical||2||9-3||0||Balding, A M||Doyle, James||7/2 (Fav)||4.9||1.94|
|chased leaders near side rail, challenged 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to lead towards finish|
|18||2nd||1.25||5||Yazaman (IRE)||2||9-3||Blnk||0||Haggas, W J||Marquand, Tom||20/1||30.08||6.6|
|raced near side, well off the pace towards rear, ridden 2f out, headway over 1f out, not clear run and switched right inside final furlong, strong run well inside final furlong, went 2nd post, not reach winner|
|9||3rd||SH||10||Muker (IRE)||2||9-3||0||Makin, Phillip||Mulrennan, Paul||40/1||100||17|
|raced in centre, led going well 3f out, still travelling on bit 2f out, headed and no extra towards finish, lost 2nd post|
|5||4th||2||1||Get It||2||9-3||0||Cox, C G||Kirby, Adam||20/1||22||5.5|
|raced centre, chased leaders, ridden and hung left final furlong, no extra in 4th towards finish|
|8||5th||0.5||11||Mighty Gurkha (IRE)||2||9-3||0||Watson, Archie||Doyle, Hollie||6/1||7.6||2.72|
|chased leaders in centre, pushed along over 2f out, soon every chance, ridden and hung left over 1f out, no extra towards finish|
|17||6th||NK||4||Victory Heights (IRE)||2||9-3||0||Tate, James||McDonald, P J||28/1||44||9.6|
|raced in centre, outpaced in rear, good headway towards near side over 1f out, not clear run and switched left approaching final furlong, ran on, never nearer|
|2||7th||0.75||2||Chief Little Hawk (USA)||2||9-3||0||OBrien, A P||Moore, Ryan||4/1||5.83||2.57|
|prominent in centre, one pace and no impression inside final furlong|
|11||8th||HD||16||Sheriff Bianco (USA)||2||9-3||Blnk||0||Ward, Wesley||Murphy, Oisin||13/2||8.37||3.3|
|raced near side, led group, every chance 2f out, weakened inside final furlong|
|20||9th||NK||12||Sunshine City (USA)||2||8-12||Blnk||0||Ward, Wesley||Dettori, L||9/1||16.71||5.35|
|prominent in centre, pushed along halfway, weakened inside final furlong|
|4||10th||0.75||14||Fools Rush In (IRE)||2||9-3||0||Dascombe, Tom||Kingscote, Richard||40/1||95||14.65|
|raced near side, outpaced towards rear, some headway over 1f out, never troubled leaders|
|6||11th||0.5||17||Hyde Park Barracks (USA)||2||9-3||0||OBrien, A P||Levey, S M||8/1||9.77||3.3|
|chased leaders near side, pushed along 2f out, weakened entering final furlong|
|10||11th||DH||13||Selected (IRE)||2||9-3||0||Fahey, R A||Fanning, Joe||125/1||224.11||32|
|towards rear near side, some headway when not clear run and switched right inside final 2f, no chance badly hampered and snatched up inside final furlong|
|3||13th||1.25||8||Fast Start||2||9-3||0||Suroor, Saeed Bin||Buick, William||33/1||48.45||10.25|
|quickly away, prominent in centre, weakened final furlong|
|12||14th||1||3||Stay Smart||2||9-3||0||OMeara, D||Nolan, D||33/1||110||18.6|
|raced in centre, held up towards rear, never on terms|
|15||15th||1||15||Tantastic||2||9-3||0||Ellison, B||Robinson, Ben||100/1||130.13||22|
|prominent near side, every chance 2f out, weakened final furlong|
|1||16th||0.75||6||Astimegoesby (IRE)||2||9-3||0||Boughey, George||Curtis, B A||20/1||24.71||7.4|
|raced in centre group, held up, never involved|
|16||17th||7||19||Tenth Century||2||9-3||0||Bell, M L W||Sousa, Silvestre De||100/1||106.3||23.27|
|raced keenly chasing leaders near side, weakened 2f out|
|19||18th||4||9||Honeydew (IRE)||2||8-12||0||Kirk, S||Morris, Luke||200/1||759.31||100|
|raced in centre, raced keenly chasing leaders, pushed along halfway, soon weakened|
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