Champions Sprint Stakes Betting Odds Comparison - Ascot

17/10/2020 13:55:00

Bet On British Champions Sprint Stakes 2020

British Champions Day is always a massive event in flat horse racing and there are several high-profile horse races taking place at Ascot on Saturday 17 October 2020. There are many Group 1 encounters on the racecard and that includes the Sprint Stakes. As you might infer from the title, the Sprint Stakes takes place over six furlongs and it should be a brilliant battle down the Ascot home straight.

Dream Of Dreams Favourite to Win Sprint Stakes

There has been money for Dream Of Dreams winning the British Champions Sprint Stakes and Sir Michael Stoute clearly has a talented horse on his hands, with the six-year-old seemingly hitting his peak at this age and he will come into this race off the back of two impressive victories.

Dream Of Dreams was second to Hello Youmzain in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot back in June after running very well and beating favourite Sceptical into third place, although there have been two wins more recently, with jockey Oisin Murphy steering him to success in the Unibet Hungerford Stakes before an impressive win in the Betfair Sprint Stakes.

Who Can Beat Dream Of Dreams?

The favourite is currently trading as 5/2 favourite so there appears to be more chance of another horse in the field winning the British Champions Sprint Stakes rather than Dream Of Dreams, with Oxted also arriving off the back of two consecutive victories and there’s plenty going for the Roger Teal-trained horse when it comes to this race.

Nobody quite knows how good this four-year-old is going to be, with victory coming in the Betway Abernant Stakes which was a Group 3 encounter before a surprise win in the Darley July Cup Stakes when Oxted obliged at 12/1, with favourite Golden Horde finishing in third place in that race.

Space Blues is another classy horse that could take his place for this encounter and the Charlie Appleby runner has a brilliant recent strike rate where he has clocked up four consecutive victories. Most recently, the horse scored a win in the LARC Prix Maurice de Gheest and also won the Qatar Lennox Stakes.

The History of the British Champions Sprint Stakes

The British Champions Sprint Stakes is a highly prestigious race that forms part of the British Champions Series, with the race having been in operation since the Second World War, with the race taking place in 1946.

The race was originally called the Diadem Stakes, with the Sprint Stakes having gained more prestige as the years wear on. It is now ultimately the sprint category race on British Champions Day, with Librisa Breeze, Sands Of Mali and Donjuan Triumphant among the most recent winners.


British Champions Day is a highly prestigious meeting at Ascot and one of the highlight races is the Champions Sprint, with this six furlong encounter a Group 1 contest which is worth over £300,000 to the winner.

Advertise is trading as the 4/1 favourite to win this encounter, with the Martyn Meade-trained charge having won at Royal Ascot and he’s also notched a recent victory at Deauville.

The three-year-old began the season with a distinctly underwhelming run at Newmarket although the past three performances have all been impressive including second place to Ten Sovereigns in the July Cup Stakes.

Advertise couldn’t get in touch with the eventual winner that day although a Group 1 victory in the Larc Prix Maurice de Gheest illustrated his credentials and odds of 4/1 could be an each-way bet to nothing.

Ten Sovereigns is as big as 8/1 although that probably reflects the fact that the horse is likely to swerve this encounter, with Hello Youmzain far more likely to line up and you’ll find this runner available at 5/1 for this encounter.

The three-year-old has had a very encouraging season and trainer Kevin Ryan should have the horse firing on all cylinders, with a recent victory coming at Haydock when jockey James Doyle steered the charge to victory in the Haydock Sprint Cup.

The fact that Hello Youmzain was able to make all in that race will have been especially encouraging and let’s not forget that this victory came over the same distance of six furlongs and also on soft ground.

The victory came after a long lay-off following the horse finishing third in the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot, with Ryan admitting that patience has been key with a runner which could be well backed ahead of the off.

Ryan said: "We decided after Ascot that we'd be patient with him as it's not all about this year. These horses don't come around very often and although we gave him a tentative entry in the Nunthorpe, this race was always the plan.

"He's such a young horse and a big horse as well. You shouldn't wish your life away, but he's going to mature and he'll be a stronger horse next year. He's very exciting.

"He'll have one more run this year on Champions Day at Ascot and then we'll put him away for next season.

"I wouldn't rule out bringing him back to five furlongs at some stage. He showed today he has loads of pace - Major Jumbo is not a slow horse and he had him off the steel within a furlong."

There are several horses trading at around the 10/1 mark, with Dream Of Dreams, Space Blues, Fairyland and Tabdeed all likely to take their chances in this encounter.

Space Blues is particularly interesting and he’s had a busy season which has included seven different races and the Charlie Appleby-trained horse has won on two occasions and finished runner-up on a further three times.