Royal Ascot Betting Angles
In the first of 2 Royal Ascot features, we take a look at 3 key stats or Royal Ascot pointers, which could be of interest during the week. We first break things down by Royal Ascot handicaps and non-handicap races. For non-handicaps, you can check out the other article; here, we will purely focus on Royal Ascot handicaps. That is a pretty broad range of races in itself, and the 4 categories we are delving into are also general. We’ll be exploring the top performing Royal Ascot Jockeys, top Royal Ascot trainers, top Royal Ascot sires, and the top courses where horses ran prior to Royal Ascot. These Royal Ascot angles are intentionally broad and should be looked at as potential ways into races before we analyse more general Royal Ascot form. All Royal Ascot stats mentioned here are from the last ten years at the royal meeting, and profit loss figures are all based on Betfair starting price.
Top Jockeys for Royal Ascot Handicaps
When it comes to Royal Ascot handicaps, several jockeys have shown their prowess over the years. Here are the top jockeys to watch:
- Hayley Turner: With 3 wins from 19 races, Hayley Turner boasts a 15% strike rate and a profit of +72 points to Betfair starting price. Her A/E (Actual vs. Expected) rating is an impressive 3.37.
- Billy Lee: Billy Lee has a remarkable 33% strike rate, with 2 wins from 6 races. He has accumulated +46 points to BSP (Betfair starting price) and holds an A/E rating of 6.45.
- Jamie Spencer: Jamie Spencer, with 5 wins from 63 races, has an 8% strike rate. His profit to BSP stands at +45 points, with an A/E rating of 1.17.
Worst Jockeys for Royal Ascot Handicaps
While some jockeys excel in Royal Ascot handicaps, others struggle to find success. Here are the jockeys with disappointing records:
- Frankie Dettori: Despite his overall success, Frankie Dettori has only managed 2 wins from 59 races in Royal Ascot handicaps, resulting in a loss of -45 points. His A/E rating stands at 0.31.
- Tom Marquand: Tom Marquand has 1 win from 39 races, accumulating a loss of -32 points. His A/E rating is 0.43.
- Joe Fanning: Joe Fanning has yet to secure a win in 33 Royal Ascot handicap races, resulting in a loss of -33 points. His A/E rating is 0.