Sceptre Stakes Tips 2021

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When is The Sceptre Stakes 2021?

The Sceptre Stakes takes place on the first day of the St Leger Festival at Doncaster Racecourse.

A Group 3 Race for fillies and mares aged 3 year old and over.  It is run over a distance of just 7f.

The Sceptre Stakes will get underway at 3:25pm on Wednesday 8th September 2021.

Glorious Goodwood - 2019

Sceptre Stakes Results

Japan Racing Association Sceptre Fillies Stakes (Fillies And Mares Group 3)
Distance: 7f (1546 yards) Prize (winner): £45368 Dir: Straight
Runners: 12    Going: Good To Firm    Class: Class 1 Group 3    Age Restrictions: 3yo+
Winners Time: 1 mins 22.75s   Avg OR: 84     Median OR: 100     Stalls: Centre
NoPlaceDist BtStallHorseAgeWeightORTrainerJockey (Claim)Odds
41st1Just Beautiful38-12110Furtado, IvanSousa, Silvestre De11/4 (Fav)
made all centre, ridden and edged left over 1f out, ran on BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 6
12ndHD7Double Or Bubble (IRE)49-2100Wall, C FMitchell, Jack100/30
raced stand side, tracked leaders when groups merged halfway, ridden to chase winner approaching final furlong, ran on BF IP MIN 2 BF IP MAX 1000
53rd1.254Loch Lein (IRE)38-12105Harrington, Mrs JohnMarquand, Tom18/1
tracked leaders centre, ridden over 1f out, stayed on towards finish BF IP MIN 19.5 BF IP MAX 1000
24th0.52Highfield Princess (FR)49-2109Quinn, J JHart, Jason4/1
tracked winner centre, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong BF IP MIN 4 BF IP MAX 940
35th23Glesga Gal (IRE)38-1290Palmer, HugoDoyle, James14/1
in touch centre, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace BF IP MIN 15 BF IP MAX 130
86th29Statement (IRE)38-12103Meade, MBuick, William11/1
held up, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, never nearer BF IP MIN 11 BF IP MAX 1000
97th110Sunset Bay38-1292Walker, EdHornby, Rob33/1
held up, pushed along over 2f out, never a factor BF IP MIN 55 BF IP MAX 1000
128th111Wrens Breath (IRE)38-120Bromhead, Henry DeDoyle, Hollie9/1
in rear stand side, pushed along over 2f out, never a factor BF IP MIN 4 BF IP MAX 500
109thSH8Sweet Enough38-1293Gosden, John and ThadyHavlin, Robert16/1
close up when groups merged halfway, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong BF IP MIN 18.5 BF IP MAX 500
710thNK12Potapova38-12100Stoute, Sir MichaelMoore, Ryan11/1
reluctant to start, lost all off 10 lengths, behind, never a factor BF IP MIN 15.5 BF IP MAX 1000
611th1.255Meu Amor (FR)38-12100Bell, M L WRyan, Rossa66/1
tracked leaders when groups merged halfway, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 1f out BF IP MIN 80 BF IP MAX 1000
1112th2.56Undertheboardwalk (IRE)38-120Meehan, B JEgan, David125/1
led stand side group, tracked leaders when groups merged halfway, pushed along over 2f out, soon weakened BF IP MIN 90 BF IP MAX 1000

Sceptre Stakes Tips 2021

After going through the stats for this race very few can be discounted but a couple of likely types are CLOAK OF SPIRITS and ALTHIQA but I won't be making a final choice until I know the going conditions on raceday.

My final selection for this race will be sent out to VIP Members on the morning of the race.

Sceptre Stakes Stats and Trends

Keith uses a lot of factors to decide on his selections, including the stats and trends over the previous years.  

Sceptre Stakes 12 year Trends and Statistics 2008 – 2019

  • Age – 9 of the last 12 winners were aged 3.
  • Sex – Restricted to fillies and mares.
  • Country – 8 of the last 12 winners were bred in Great Britain and 4 in Ireland.
  • Colour – 9 of the last 12 winners were bay (b), two were chestnut and one was grey.
  • Starting Price (SP) – 7 of the last 12 winners returned a SP of between 8/1 and 25/1, the other 5 were 4/1 or less.
  • Starting Price Rank – Just 2 of the last 12 winners started as the SP favourite. 7 of them came from the first 4 in the betting.
  • Headgear – 11 of the last 12 winners wore no headgear. 
  • Draw – Low draw is a no no, 11 winners were drawn between 3 and 12.
  • Days Since Last Run – 10 of the last 12 winners had run between 15 and 48 days ago.
  • Last Run Form – 3 of the last 12 winners had won on their previous start and 7 had finished in the first 3 last time.
  • Flat Form – All of the last 12 winners had run at least 5 times in the past and won at least once.
  • Distance Form – All of the last 12 winners had run at least once at 7 furlongs and 6 of them had won at least one at the trip. 
  • Official Rating – 10 of the last 12 winners had an official rating of between 100 and 113.
  • Group Wins – 10 of the last 12 winners had never won a Group race.
  • Current Season Form – All of the last 12 winners had run at least 3 times in the current season and 7 of them won at least once in the season.

Sceptre Stakes Previous Winners


TrackDistanceGoingRunnersWinnerStallionAgeJockey (Clm)TrainerOddsWeightORStallDays
Doncaster7fGood To Firm12311/48-12110161d
Doncaster7fGood To Firm13420/19-2921222d
Doncaster7fGood To Soft1338/18-12101615d
Doncaster7fGood To Soft838/18-10103325d
Doncaster7fGood To Firm1035/69-11135148d
Doncaster7fGood To Firm15314/18-109537d
Doncaster7fGood To Firm15312/18-68277d
Doncaster7fGood To Firm1537/18-697812d
Doncaster7fGood To Firm11325/18-692138d
Doncaster7fGood To Firm11611/18-130932d
Doncaster7fGood To Firm1048/18-100847d


Other St Leger Festival Races 

Wednesday 8th September 2021

TimeRace NameAgeClassDistance
1:45pmDoncaster Nursery Handicap2Class 27f
2:20pmBritish Stallion Studs Ebf Maiden Stakes2Class 2One mile
2:50pmMondialiste Leger Legends Classified Stakes3+Class 5One mile
3:25pmSceptre Stakes3+Class 17f
4:00pmScarbrough Stakes2+Class 1 - Listed5f
4:30pmDownload the At The Races App Handicap3+Class 21m 2f
5:00pmSky Sports Racing Sky 415 Handicap3+Class 45f

Thursday 9th September 2021

TimeRace NameAgeClassDistance
1:15pmSilk Series Handicap3+Class 36f
1:50pmBritish Stallion Studs Ebf 'carrie Red' Fillies' Nursery Handicap2Group 26f 111y
2:25pmWeatherbys Scientific 200,000 2-y-o Stakes2Class 26f 111y
3:00pmMay Hill Stakes2Class 11m
3:35pmPark Hill Fillies' Stakes3+Class 11m 6f
4:10pmCazoo Handicap3Class 27f
4:45pmSky Sports Racing Sky 415 Conditions Stakes3+Class 21m 2f

Friday 10th September 2021

TimeRace NameAgeClassDistance
1:15pmSky Sports Racing Sky 415 Maiden Stakes2Class 37f
1:50pmFlying Scotsman Stakes2Class 17f 6y
2:25pmFlying Childers Stakes2Class 15f
3:00pmDoncaster Cup3+Class 12m 1f
3:35pmMallard Handicap3+Class 21m 6f
4:05pmCazoo Handicap3+Class 26f
4:35pmBritish EBF Premier Fillies' Handicap3+Class 21m 3f

Saturday 11th September 2021

TimeRace NameAgeClassDistance
1:20pmNursery Handicap2Class 21m
1:50pmPortland Handicap3+Class 25f
2:25pmChampagne Stakes2Class 17f 6y
3:00pmCazoo Park Stakes3+Group 27f 6y
3:35pmCazoo St Leger Stakes3Class 1 / Group 11m 6f
4:05pmSky Sports Racing HD Virgin 535 Handicap3+Class 21m
5:10pmSky Sports Racing Sky 415 Handicap3+Class 21m 3f

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