Royal Ascot Day 1

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We have all the latest information you’ll need for Royal Ascot Day 1. The race schedule, past winners and trends are all included.

Royal Ascot Day 1 takes place on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Three Group 1 races and a Group 2 begin the meeting in real style with the quality of day one just about the highest on offer all week. We have a thorough analysis of the opening day of Royal Ascot 2021.

Royal Ascot Day One Races

Below is a list of races run on Ascot Day 1 every year.

  1. 2:30pm – The Queen Anne Stakes (Group 1)
  2. 3:05pm – The Coventry Stakes (Group 2)
  3. 3:40pm – The Kings Stand Stakes (Group 1)
  4. 4:20pm – The St James Palace Stakes (Group 1)
  5. 5:00pm – The Ascot Stakes (Handicap Class 2)
  6. 5:35pm – The Wolferton Rated Stakes (Handicap Class 1)
  7. 6:10pm – The Copper Horse Stakes (Class 2 Handiap)

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Royal Ascot Day 1 2020

In very few meetings around the world would you find one of the best races of the whole week scheduled first up. Royal Ascot is different. The Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes is the first race at Royal Ascot Day 1, won in 2020 by Circus Maximus for Aidan O’Brien.

The Coventry Stakes comes next, a Group 2 but top level in reality. This is where the best early-season two-year-olds strut their stuff. Aidan O’Brien has a great record in this race, but look out for expert new juvenile trainer George Boughey.

The fastest turf horses on the plane are next up in the five-furlong King’s Stand Stakes. The 2020 renewal was taken by the brilliant Battaash who looks to repeat the feat.

On an amazing opening day, the fourth race is the Group 1 St James’s Palace Stakes. Effectively the 2000 Guineas of Ascot, this round mile race brings together the best one-mile colts in the business with John Gosden and Charlie Appleby two to look out for this year.

The Ascot Stakes and Copper Horse Stakes are two competitive handicaps which sandwich the Listed Wolferton Stakes to round off the day.

Royal Ascot Day 1

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Royal Ascot Day 1 Past Winners and Trends

List of winners and winning trends for all races on Ascot Tuesday:

Queen Anne Stakes (Class 1 Group 1 British Champions Series) 1m, 4yo+

Queen Anne Stakes Recent WinnersQueen Anne Stakes Key Winners Trends (last 15 years)
2020 – Circus Maximus (4/1 F)14/15 – aged 4 or 5
2019 – Lord Glitters (14/1)13/15 – won over a mile previously
2018 – Accidental Agent (33/1)12/15 – priced at 13/2 or under
2017 – Ribchester (11/10 fav)12/15 – in the top 3 in the betting
2016 – Tepin (11/2)9/15 – aged 4
2015 – Solow (11/8 fav)7/15 were trained outside of England
2014 – Toronado (4/5 fav)6/15 – were favourites
2013 – Declaration Of War (15/2)4/15 – trained by O’Brien

Coventry Stakes (Class 1 Group 2) 6f, 2yo

Coventry Stakes Recent WinnersCoventry Stakes Key Winners Trends (last 12 years)
2020 – Nando Parrado (150/1)12/12 – had at least one run that season
2019 – Arizona (15/8 fav)11/12 – won at least once that season
2018 – Calyx (2/1 fav)11/12 – ran within the last 32 days
2017 – Rajasinghe (11/1)10/12 – run at least once over 6 furlongs
2016 – Caravaggio (13/8 fav)9/12 – won at least once over 6 furlongs
2015 – Buratino (6/1)9/12 – were in the top 3 of the betting
2014 – The Wow Signal (5/1 jfav)7/12 – were favourites or joint-favourites

King’s Stand Stakes (Class 1 Group 1 British Champions Series) 5f, 3yo+

King’s Stand Stakes Recent WinnersKing’s Stand Stakes Key Winners Trends (last 12 years)
2020 – Battash (5/6 F)12/12 – at least 4 previous wins
2019 – Blue Point (5/2)11/12 – ran at least one that season (the exception was Battash)
2018 – Blue Point (6/1)11/12 – won at least one Group race
2017 – Lady Aurelia (7/2)10/12 had an official rating of 113+
2016 – Profitable (4/1)10/12 – were aged 4-6
2015 – Goldream (20/1)9/12 – two or more runs at Ascot
2014 – Sole Power (5/1)9/12 – won at least once that season

St James’s Palace Stakes (Class 1 Group 1 British Champions Series) 1m, 3yo colts/h3>

St James’s Palace Stakes Recent WinnersSt James’s Palace Stakes Key Winners Trends (last 12 years)
2020 – Palace Pier (4/1)12/12 – ran at least 3 times before
2019 – Circus Maximus (10/1)11/12 – won at least once that season
2018 – Without Parole (9/4 fav)11/12 – had an official rating of 109+
2017 – Barney Roy (5/2)10/12 – had run within 26 days
2016 – Galileo Gold (6/1)10/12 – in the first 3 in the betting
2015 – Gleneagles (8/15 fav)10/12 – run at least twice that season
2014 – Kingman (8/11 fav)9/12 – at least 4 previous runs
2013 – Dawn Approach (5/4 fav)9/12 – at least 3 previous wins

The Ascot Stakes (Class 2 Handicap) 2m4f, 4yo+

Ascot Stakes Recent WinnersAscot Stakes Key Winners Trends (last 12 years)
2020 – Coeur De Lion (16/1)11/12 – ran at least twice that season
2019 – The Grand Visir (12/1)11/12 – trained by recognised jumps trainers
2018 – Lagostovegas (10/1)10/12 – were rating 88+
2017 – Thomas Hobson (4/1 fav)10/12 – won at least 3 times previously in flat races
2016 – Jennies Jewel (6/1)10/12 – last ran within 52 days
2015 – Clondaw Warrior (5/1 fav)9/12 – had at least 7 runs over 2m – 2m4f
2014 – Domination (12/1)9/12 – had at least 11 flat runs
2013 – Well Sharp (9/1)7/12 – ran at least once at Ascot

Wolferton Rated Stakes (Class 1 Listed Race) 1m2f, 4yo+

Wolferton Rated Stakes Recent WinnersWolferton Rated Stakes Key Winners Trends (last 3 years)
2020 – Mountain Angel (8/1)3/3 – officially rated 111 or above
2019 – Addeybb (5/1)3/3 – trained in Newmarket
2018 – Monarchs Glen (8/1)2/3 – from stalls 6 and under

The Copper Horse Stakes (Class 2 Handicap) 1m6f, 4yo+

Copper Horse Stakes Recent WinnersCopper Horse Stakes Key Winners Trends
2020 – Fujaira Prince (3/1 F)2020 was the first running of this year

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