Sceptre Stakes Tips 2020

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When is The Sceptre Stakes 2020?

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 3.35pm on Wednesday 9th September 2020.

Glorious Goodwood - 2019

Sceptre Stakes Results

Past 20 years record holders:
Top Jockey: Ryan Moore & Michael Hill (3 each)
Top Trainer: BW Hills (3)
Fastest time: 0:57:28 in 2004 – Attune under Kevin Darley.
Prize purse was £60,000 in 2019 with the winner taking £34,026.
Last year's winner was the Stuart Williams' trained horse Breathtaking Look ridden by Jim Crowley.

Sceptre Stakes Tips 2020

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

DateTrackDistanceGoingRunnersWinnerStallionAgeJockey (Clm)TrainerOddsWeightORStallDays
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 9th September 2020

TimeRace NameAgeClassDistance
1.15pmDoncaster Nursery Handicap2Class 27f
1.50pmBritish Stallion Studs Ebf Maiden Stakes2Class 2One mile
2.25pmScarbrough Stakes2+Listed5f
3.00pmMondialiste Leger Legends Classified Stakes3+Class 5One mile
3.35pmSceptre Stakes3+Group 37f
4.05pmSky Sports Racing Hd Virgin 535 Handicap3+Class 21m 2f
4.35pmVisit Attheraces.com Handicap3+Class 45f

Thursday 10th September 2020

TimeRace NameAgeClassDistance
1.20pmBritish Stallion Studs Ebf 'carrie Red' Fillies' Nursery Handicap2Class 26 1/2f
1.50pmMay Hill Stakes2Group 2One mile
2.15pmWeatherbys Racing Bank 300,000 2-y-o Stakes2Class 26 1/2f
3.00pmPark Hill Fillies' Stakes3+Group 21m 6 1/2f
3.35pmWatch Free Race Replays On Attheraces.com Handicap3Class 27f
4.10pmDoncaster Handicap3+Class 36f
4.40pmSky Sports Racing Sky 415 Conditions Stakes3+Class 21m 2f

Friday 11th September 2020

TimeRace NameAgeClassDistance
1.20pmFlying Childers Stakes2Group 25f
1.50pmMallard Handicap3+Class 21m 6 1/2f
2.25pmDoncaster Cup3+Group 22m 2f
3.00pmBritish Ebf Premier Fillies' Handicap3+Class 21m 4f
3.35pmAttheraces.com Handicap3+Class 26 1/2f
4.05pmFlying Scotsman Stakes2Listed7f
4.40pmSky Sports Racing Hd Virgin 535 Maiden Stakes2Class 37f

Saturday 12th September 2020

TimeRace NameAgeClassDistance
1.15pmSky Sport Racing Hd Virgin 535 Handicap3+Class 21m
1.50pmChampagne Stakes2Group 27f
2.25pmPortland Handicap3+Class 25 1/2f
3.00pmSt Leger Stakes3Group 11m 6 1/2f
3.35pmPark Stakes3+Group 27f
4.05pmSky Sports Racing Sky 415 Nursery Handicap2Class 21m
4.40pmAttheraces.com Handicap3+Class 21m 4f

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