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When is the Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot 2022?

Royal Ascot Wednesday 15th June 2022 at 5.35pm
The Windsor Castle Stakes (Listed)
Age: 2yo
Distance: Five Furlongs
Prize: £90,000

Crystal Ocean winning the 2019 Prince Of Wales' Stakes at Royal Ascot
History of the Windsor Castle Stakes race at Royal Ascot
First run in 1879. The Windsor Castle Staked generally attracts a large field of runners. They spread across the Ascot heath in a veritable cavalry charge down this flying five furlongs.
Royal Ascot Windsor Castle Stakes Trends and Statistics

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.
Recent Winners of The Windsor Castle Stakes
DateGoingRunnersWinnerAgeJockey (Clm)TrainerOddsDays
Good To Firm27222/120d
Good1827/213d
Soft2127/118d
Good To Firm28212/116d
Good To Firm22216/126d
Soft22220/16d
Good To Firm2725/124d
Good2427/2
Good24216/134d
Good23214/119d
Good2429/410d
Good1429/222d
Good To Firm22233/1
Good To Firm252100/143d
Good To Firm2029/116d
Good To Firm18220/125d
Firm8211/419d
Good To Firm15212/128d
Firm1725/228d
Good To Firm14214/135d
Good To Firm2428/128d
Good To Firm1124/113d
Good To Firm16214/19d
Good To Soft14215/816d
Good1427/118d

 

 

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What's OWindsor Castle Stakes Tips for Royal Ascot?

We've been studying the cards, form, stats, trends and more for the Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot, and here's our thoughts ahead of the race:

This listed sprint contest is always hugely competitive and only one of the last six renewals has been won by the favourite.

Plenty of trainers will be targeting this race with only Wesley Ward and Aidan O’Brien having won more than one renewal of this contest in the last 12 years. The former has a strong hand once again, and Ruthin is likely to begin this race as the favourite. She was victorious at Keeneland in late April and will surely improve on just her second start.

Hugo Palmer will be hoping that his talented colt Dig Two can continue to progress, and he has won his two previous outings with his RPR numbers improving with each appearance. Tipperary Sunset is also extremely progressive and the savvy John Quinn barn are likely to fancy their chances in this event.

However, Aidan O’Brien could continue his excellent record in this event and his talented 2-year old Amalfi Coast could build on his recent success at Naas in a 2-year old maiden. 

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On the day:

CHIPOTLE 5.35 – Ascot (25/1 each way) – Was the decisive winner of the Brocklesby and took a big step forward when following up in 4-runner 5f Ascot contest, clocking good time in the process. The soft ground was likely a factor in his poor National Stakes run last time out, and today’s will suit him a lot better.

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.
What our members tipped in the 2019 Windsor Castle 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.  Our member's selections for the Windsor Castle Stakes:

Frankie Dettori on RUTHIN gets the lion's share of the selections and should claim the Windsor Castle Stakes here from your Pick 6 selections.

Amalfi Coast, Armor and Dig Two all battle it out for joint next best with 9.6%.  Chipotle the only other worthy mention.

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 Chipotle 22/1
2 Dig Two 7/1
3 Boonie 18/1
4 Bond Chairman 66/1
27 ran

1 Tactical 7/2F
2 Yazaman 20/1
3 Muker 40/1
18 ran

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)

 

Our Verdict:
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.

Windsor Castle Stakes (Listed)
Distance: 5f (1100 yards) Prize (winner): £38480 Dir: Straight
Runners: 27    Going: Good To Firm    Class: Class 1 Listed Race    Age Restrictions: 2yo
Winners Time: 0 mins 59.78s   Avg OR: 0     Median OR: 0     Stalls: Centre

NoPlaceDist BtStallHorseAgeORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
101st1Chipotle20Houghton, Eve JohnsonBishop, Charles22/137.928.60
chased leaders far side, went 2nd in group over 1f out, led overall inside final furlong, ran on BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 130
112nd2.2525Dig Two (IRE)20Palmer, HugoDoyle, James7/110.503.68
chased leaders near side, ran on to lead group final 100 yards, no chance with winner far side BF IP MIN 1.82 BF IP MAX 1000
93rdHD3Boonie (IRE)20Ryan, K AKirby, Adam18/124.598.20
led far side group until inside final furlong, ran on BF IP MIN 4.3 BF IP MAX 660
84thNK17Bond Chairman20Smart, BLee, G66/1128.4727.05
raced near side, well outpaced towards rear, ran on strongly inside final furlong, nearest finish BF IP MIN 6 BF IP MAX 1000
55thSH4Armor20Hannon (Jnr), RichardDobbs, Pat9/113.004.40
chased leaders far side, went 2nd in group BF IP MIN 8.2 BF IP MAX 950
166th0.515Kaboo (USA)20Burke, K RLee, Clifford15/29.014.60
raced near side, chased leaders, stayed on inside final furlong, not quite enough pace to challenge BF IP MIN 3.1 BF IP MAX 1000
287thNK12Ruthin20Ward, WesleyDettori, L3/1 (Fav)4.602.60
ponied to post, led near side group and probably overall, ridden and hung right over 1f out, headed in group final 100 yards, no extra BF IP MIN 2.02 BF IP MAX 1000
278th224Guilded (IRE)20Burke, K RTudhope, Daniel66/1112.8621.00
prominent near side, no extra inside final furlong BF IP MIN 6 BF IP MAX 120
29thNK22Albion Square20Harrington, Mrs JohnFoley, Shane33/147.4312.80
raced near side, held up towards rear, kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish BF IP MIN 32 BF IP MAX 190
1510thHD23Home City (IRE)20Suroor, Saeed BinAtzeni, Andrea50/170.0015.00
mid-division near side, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not pace to threaten BF IP MIN 48 BF IP MAX 70
111th0.52Admiral D (IRE)20OCallaghan, M DRoche, L F50/1101.0919.70
chased leaders far side, ridden and weakened over 1f out BF IP MIN 95 BF IP MAX 110
611thDH7Barging Thru20Watson, ArchieDoyle, Hollie28/153.2912.52
chased leader far side until over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong BF IP MIN 50 BF IP MAX 960
1313thHD27Ernies Valentine20Cole, P F IHeffernan, J A16/120.185.80
mid-division near side, never threatened BF IP MIN 10.5 BF IP MAX 270
314thNSE13Amalfi Coast (IRE)20OBrien, A PMoore, Ryan14/123.005.70
raced near side, held up towards rear, never on terms BF IP MIN 20 BF IP MAX 240
2315thNK5Superior Force20Boughey, GeorgeSousa, Silvestre De18/126.187.20
raced far side, chased leaders, weakened over 1f out BF IP MIN 55 BF IP MAX 120
2616th1.521Golden Bell (USA)20Ward, WesleyVelazquez, J R8/111.914.48
chased leaders near side, weakened final furlong BF IP MIN 4.8 BF IP MAX 70
417thSH8Amazonian Dream (IRE)20Millman, B RProbert, David80/1141.7623.62
edgy before start, raced far side, held up, never on terms with leaders BF IP MIN 190 BF IP MAX 200
1918th0.56Robasta (IRE)20Balding, A MBuick, William50/165.0015.09
chased leaders far side, pushed along halfway, weakened over 1f out BF IP MIN 7 BF IP MAX 1000
1819thNSE11Poderoso (IRE)20Hills, CharlesKeane, C T125/1190.0029.58
raced near side, held up and always towards rear BF IP MIN 230 BF IP MAX 260
1420thHD16Flaming Rib (IRE)20Dascombe, TomKingscote, Richard22/136.688.39
chased leaders near side, weakened inside final 2f BF IP MIN 46 BF IP MAX 46
2021stHD26Royal Emerther (IRE)20Burke, K RMarquand, Tom125/1211.5646.00
slowly into stride, always towards rear BF IP MIN 160 BF IP MAX 220
2522nd128Freyabella20Chapple-Hyam, JaneEgan, David250/1451.6595.00
chased leaders near side, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out BF IP MIN 110 BF IP MAX 1000
2223rd1.759Spring Is Sprung (FR)20Bell, M L WMurphy, Oisin20/128.637.00
chased leaders far side, weakened over 1f out BF IP MIN 22 BF IP MAX 290
2124th0.519Silks Pass20Holland, DarryllCrowley, Jim40/165.0012.50
raced near side, always behind BF IP MIN 60 BF IP MAX 110
1225thNK10Dusky Prince (IRE)20Watson, ArchieMorris, Luke150/1312.3646.00
switched left to race near side, always towards rear BF IP MIN 260 BF IP MAX 330
1726th2.514Lord Gorgeous (IRE)20Murtagh, J PCoen, Ben M125/1255.5841.29
raced near side, always behind BF IP MIN 200 BF IP MAX 250
727th1.520Bicep (IRE)20Watson, ArchieShoemark, Kieran66/1120.0021.00
raced near side, held up and always behind BF IP MIN 100 BF IP MAX 140

Windsor Castle Stakes (Listed)
Distance: 5f (1100 yards) Prize (winner): £23680 Dir: Straight
Runners: 18    Going: Good    Class: Class 1 Listed Race    Age Restrictions: 2yo
Winners Time: 1 mins 0.04s   Avg OR: 0     Median OR: 0     Stalls: Centre

NoPlaceDist BtStallHorseAgeORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
141st20Tactical20Balding, A MDoyle, James7/2 (Fav)4.901.94
chased leaders near side rail, challenged 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to lead towards finish BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 6.2
182nd1.255Yazaman (IRE)20Haggas, W JMarquand, Tom20/130.086.60
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 BF IP MIN 30 BF IP MAX 990
93rdSH10Muker (IRE)20Makin, PhillipMulrennan, Paul40/1100.0017.00
raced in centre, led going well 3f out, still travelling on bit 2f out, headed and no extra towards finish, lost 2nd post BF IP MIN 1.38 BF IP MAX 1000
54th21Get It20Cox, C GKirby, Adam20/122.005.50
raced centre, chased leaders, ridden and hung left final furlong, no extra in 4th towards finish BF IP MIN 6.8 BF IP MAX 1000
85th0.511Mighty Gurkha (IRE)20Watson, ArchieDoyle, Hollie6/17.602.72
chased leaders in centre, pushed along over 2f out, soon every chance, ridden and hung left over 1f out, no extra towards finish BF IP MIN 4 BF IP MAX 1000
176thNK4Victory Heights (IRE)20Tate, JamesMcDonald, P J28/144.009.60
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 BF IP MIN 15 BF IP MAX 1000
27th0.752Chief Little Hawk (USA)20OBrien, A PMoore, Ryan4/15.832.57
prominent in centre, one pace and no impression inside final furlong BF IP MIN 5.7 BF IP MAX 1000
118thHD16Sheriff Bianco (USA)20Ward, WesleyMurphy, Oisin13/28.373.30
raced near side, led group, every chance 2f out, weakened inside final furlong BF IP MIN 7 BF IP MAX 1000
209thNK12Sunshine City (USA)20Ward, WesleyDettori, L9/116.715.35
prominent in centre, pushed along halfway, weakened inside final furlong BF IP MIN 13 BF IP MAX 1000
410th0.7514Fools Rush In (IRE)20Dascombe, TomKingscote, Richard40/195.0014.65
raced near side, outpaced towards rear, some headway over 1f out, never troubled leaders BF IP MIN 75 BF IP MAX 590
611th0.517Hyde Park Barracks (USA)20OBrien, A PLevey, S M8/19.773.30
chased leaders near side, pushed along 2f out, weakened entering final furlong BF IP MIN 6 BF IP MAX 990
1011thDH13Selected (IRE)20Fahey, R AFanning, Joe125/1224.1132.00
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 BF IP MIN 240 BF IP MAX 350
313th1.258Fast Start20Suroor, Saeed BinBuick, William33/148.4510.25
quickly away, prominent in centre, weakened final furlong BF IP MIN 5 BF IP MAX 990
1214th13Stay Smart20OMeara, DNolan, D33/1110.0018.60
raced in centre, held up towards rear, never on terms BF IP MIN 20 BF IP MAX 990
1515th115Tantastic20Ellison, BRobinson, Ben100/1130.1322.00
prominent near side, every chance 2f out, weakened final furlong BF IP MIN 11 BF IP MAX 200
116th0.756Astimegoesby (IRE)20Boughey, GeorgeCurtis, B A20/124.717.40
raced in centre group, held up, never involved BF IP MIN 30 BF IP MAX 270
1617th719Tenth Century20Bell, M L WSousa, Silvestre De100/1106.3023.27
raced keenly chasing leaders near side, weakened 2f out BF IP MIN 70 BF IP MAX 200
1918th49Honeydew (IRE)20Kirk, SMorris, Luke200/1759.31100.00
raced in centre, raced keenly chasing leaders, pushed along halfway, soon weakened BF IP MIN 720 BF IP MAX 1000

Non Runners  Steadman (IRE), Macho Pride (IRE)

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