Power can take the Stand

  • By: Ian Ogg
  • Last Updated: June 16 2014, 16:17 BST

Ian Ogg provides a quickfire 10-year stats guide to all of the races on the opening day of Royal Ascot.

Sole Power can retain the King's Stand Stakes
Sole Power can retain the King's Stand Stakes


Queen Anne Stakes


  • Nine winners have been priced 15/2 or shorter but only two favourites have won.
  • Richard Hannon Snr (2) and Aidan O'Brien (3) have won five of the last eight renewals.
  • Seven four-year-olds have been successful and three five-year-olds.

Selection: Verrazano                          Alternative: Toronado


Coventry Stakes


  • Nine winners have been priced 8/1 or shorter with six favourites successful.
  • Aidan O'Brien (3) and Richard Hannon Snr (2) have won five of the last seven renewals.
  • All of the winners won their preceding race.

Selection: Capella Sansevero           Alternative: Kool Kompany


King's Stand Stakes


  • Six-year-olds have won four renewals with other winners aged three, four, five (2) and seven (2).
  • Only two winners have been priced at longer than 8/1. Two favourites have won.
  • Horses trained outside Great Britain have won seven renewals.

Selection: Sole Power                      Alternative: Shea Shea


St James's Palace Stakes


  • Seven favourites have won with no winner priced longer than 9/1.
  • Eight winners finished no worse than third in a Group One as a juvenile with the exceptions unraced at that level.
  • Eight winners finished in the first four on their preceding start with six winning.

Selection: Kingman                          Alternative: Night Of Thunder


Ascot Stakes


  • Seven winners have been saddled by handlers better known as National Hunt trainers, including the last four.
  • The last five winners were 9/1 or shorter but four of the previous five were 20/1 or longer! No favourite has won.
  • Four and five-year-olds have won eight renewals with the other winners aged seven and eight.

Selection: Suraj                              Alternative: Lieutenant Miller


Windsor Castle Stakes


  • Six winners have returned at 12/1 or longer (including one at 100/1) & only one favourite has won.
  • Half of the winners were beaten on their racecourse debut but only three were beaten on their preceding start.
  • Six winners had had two starts and two had raced three times. The two winners to have run just once both won on debut.

Selection: Mubtaghaa                    Alternative: Mind Of Madness