2023 Champions Sprint Stakes Betting Odds at Ascot racecourse

Saturday, 21 October 2023

Kinross secured back to back wins before a second-placed finish last time out, although the bookmakers still have this horse as the one most likely to win the British Champions Sprint Stakes. The six-year-old has a favourable weight allowance may be able to make experience tell over six furlongs, with this runner setting the benchmark in the race.

However, Shaquille has no less than four wins on the board this term and the three-year-old has to be respected on achievements thus far. Julie Camacho will hope to see the horse bounce back from a disappointing showing last time out, with Sandrine and Mill Stream coming next in the betting and it’s going to be an intriguing market.

2023 British Champions Sprint Tips

Kinross is the obvious favourite to win the British Champions Sprint Stakes, with the runner having notched notable wins at Goodwood and York this season. In the World Pool Lennox Stakes, the horse was able to score as the 10/11 favourite. That narrow victory was then followed up by obliging as the 9/4 favourite in the Sky Bet City of York Stakes.

However, the horse demonstrated some fallibility when finishing second in the Qatar Prix de la Foret over seven furlongs on good to soft ground. Having been sent off as the 3/5 favourite, the runner was beaten into second by outsider Kelina and Ralph Beckett will hope that this was just a blip after finding one too good.

Shaquille is a horse with bags of quality, with Julie Camacho training a runner who actually has a higher rating than Kinross. The three-year-old has racked up four wins this season and might be forgiven for that hiccup at Haydock Racecourse where the 11/10 favourite finished dead last although it was worrying that the trainer had no excuses on the day.

Even so, there have been some solid wins and there was a July Cup Stakes success over six furlongs at Newmarket Racecourse, with the horse also obliging in the Commonwealth Cup at the Royal Ascot meeting. That came after a success in the Carnarvon Stakes at Newbury and a win in the Howden Insurance Handicap at Newmarket.

2022 Champions Sprint Stakes Tips

Why do the top horse racing betting sites make Creative Force the favourite for the 2022 Champions Sprint Stakes? The four-year-old hasn’t always impressed this year although he heads the market for this six-furlong encounter, with the horse having finished fourth in the Darley July Cup Stakes although this was a competitive heat.

A second-placed finish in the Platinum Jubilee Stakes was impressive over six furlongs and he was only beaten by a neck against Naval Crown, with the latter being a surprise 33/1 winner at Royal Ascot. Perhaps the two will be in prime contention when it comes to the Champions Sprint Stakes later this month.

Rohaan is a runner that has to be respected and this horse is likely to return to Ascot shortly after winning at the same course when obliging in the John Guest Racing Benbough Stakes, with this coming over six furlongs although this is a step up in class and it could be worth considering the prolific Kinross.

This runner has won three successive races and the first of these came at the Knavesmire when winning the Group 2 City of York Stakes over seven furlongs, although a shorter trip might be more to his liking. After all, there was a win in the Cazoo Park Stakes, with Frankie Dettori likely to be on board a runner that won the Qatar Prix de la Foret.

Starman Bidding to Bounce Back From 2020 Disappointment

Trainer Ed Walker struggled to put his finger on why Starman was so underwhelming in the 2020 British Champions Sprint Stakes when the horse finished well down the order, although he comes into this race a year older and the form has been fairly strong this year, with two victories and a third place forming part of the equation.

There was an opening seasonal win in the Duke of York Clipper Logistics Stakes before the horse went on to shine in the Darley July Cup Stakes and Starman then went to Deauville to compete in the Prix Maurice de Gheest where he was only able to finish third despite being the 9/5 favourite.

Punters will be slightly wary of backing Starman at short prices although he is capable of running a big race this time around and is currently the one to beat in the eyes of the bookies.

Can Dragon Symbol Go From Bridesmaid to Winner?

Dragon Symbol is a talented horse who has made a habit of recently hitting the frame without actually winning many races. Archie Watson recently saw his horse run a credible race when landing third place in the Nunthorpe Stakes, while the previous outing was a runner-up spot in the King George Stakes at Glorious Goodwood meeting although the horse was no match in the end for race favourite Suesa.

There was just over a length that separated Dragon Symbol from Starman when the pair clashed in the July Cup Stakes and the horse looks a solid each-way prospect considering that there was a triumph in the Commonwealth Cup back in June.

Creative Force can’t easily be discounted and Charlie Appleby’s horse enjoyed four consecutive wins earlier this season before finishing fifth in the July Cup. There was then second place in the Lennox Stakes at Glorious Goodwood and perhaps the Godolphin charge has the ability to run a big race over six furlongs.

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.