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The Britannia Stakes is a Flat horse race run every year on the third day (Thursday) of the Royal Ascot meeting.

5:00 Thu 16 Jun BRITANNIA STAKES

Distance: 8f 0y Age: 3yo O Prize: £64,800 Going: Good to Firm

Analyst's Verdict

Having saved both TRANQUIL NIGHT and King of Time for this following impressive wins in April, Charlie Appleby probably holds the aces despite the field size. The latter is unbeaten and could be a Group horse but the former's strength in the finish at Newmarket was striking and he is just preferred at the prices. Of the rest, Thesis has yet to win a race but could easily advance his form with this big-field scenario sure to suit.

ENTRY
FORM
SILKS HORSE
JOCKEY & TRAINER
AGE
WGT
ODDS
1
jockey silks 1. POWER OF BEAUTY (IRE)
J: Shane Foley
T: Hugo Palmer
3
9-9
Won 7f events at Wolverhampton and Yarmouth before taking a huge step forward when second to Albahr in 1m Sandown listed contest in August. Gelded ahead of reappearance in the Free Handicap and while that run wasn't full of promise, he should step up on that. Cheekpieces/tongue tie reached for.
2
jockey silks 2. MR MCCANN (IRE)
J: James McDonald
T: Hugo Palmer
3
9-9
Useful form for third win in what was a very productive juvenile campaign at Epsom in September. Didn't really relish step up to 10.3f in the Dee Stakes then probably did too much too soon in the German 2000 Guineas last time.
3
jockey silks 3. GREAT MAX (IRE)
J: Silvestre De Sousa
T: M. D. O'Callaghan, Ireland
3
9-8
Highly tried as a juvenile for Michael Bell after making a winning debut at Newbury a year ago. No impact both starts for current yard (at up to 10.1f) and makes his handicap debut with a bit to prove.
4
jockey silks 4. MALEX
J: Rossa Ryan
T: M. D. O'Callaghan, Ireland
3
9-5
Bred to be smart and overcame inexperience to make a winning debut at the Curragh in March (7f). Fared about as well as could be expected in listed/Group 1 level over 1m last month and he retains potential as a handicapper.
5
jockey silks 5. I'M A GAMBLER (IRE)
J: Ben Curtis
T: Charlie & Mark Johnston
3
9-5
Can call upon plenty of experience for a 3-y-o, adding another two wins to his haul at up to 7.4f this spring. Heavy defeat over 6f at Hamilton and stamina for a straight 1m asks a different question.
6
jockey silks 6. WHOPUTFIFTYINYOU (IRE)
J: Adam Kirby
T: Clive Cox
3
9-5
Faultless start to his career, improving another chunk for win number 4 in the Silver Bowl at Haydock a month ago. Strong at the finish all starts and no reason to think his limit has been reached.
7
jockey silks 7. ONEFORTHEGUTTER
J: Richard Kingscote
T: Ian Williams
3
9-4
Six-figure breeze-up buy who overcame a tardy start to make a winning debut at Haydock in July. Better form when second in a French Group 3 a month later and best effort since when mid-field on handicap debut at Epsom (10.1f).
8
jockey silks 8. SAGA
J: Frankie Dettori
T: John & Thady Gosden
3
9-4
Won 7f course maiden in September on final 2-y-o start. Excellent return to action when second in a minor race at Kempton but was most disappointing back here on handicap debut last month. Back up in trip with headgear on.
9
jockey silks 9. RIBHI (IRE)
J: Dane O'Neill
T: Marcus Tregoning
3
9-4
Pair of 6f Salisbury novice wins last year but is in danger of becoming disappointing as a 3-y-o, brushed aside in listed company at Newbury last month. Gelded and other hopes rest on step up in trip, which is far from certain to suit.
10
jockey silks 10. FIACH MCHUGH (IRE)
J: A. J. Slattery
T: A. Slattery, Ireland
3
9-3
Has left 2-y-o form trailing in his wake this spring, making a winning reappearance at Dundalk before doubling tally in handicap company at the Curragh a month ago. Type to excel in a big-field handicap.
11
jockey silks 11. CLAIM THE CROWN (IRE)
J: David Egan
T: Roger Varian
3
9-3
Confirmed debut promise when landing a 1m Chelmsford novice last summer. Excelled himself in a French Group 3 a month later but reappearance/handicap debut over 7f here wasn't brimming with promise.
12
jockey silks 12. HARROW (IRE)
J: Harry Davies
T: Andrew Balding
3
9-3
Useful triple winner as a juvenile at up to 7.4f. Pretty exposed due to that intensive campaign and evidence of 4 runs this year suggest his mark looks high. Cheekpieces reached for.
13
jockey silks 13. SPINAROUND (IRE)
J: Robert Havlin
T: John & Thady Gosden
3
9-2
Newmarket maiden winner last autumn and progressive form in handicaps in 2022, scoring with a bit in hand at Chelmsford a fortnight ago. Up 6 lb in a deeper race but he's a likeable type.
14
jockey silks 14. TRANQUIL NIGHT
J: James Doyle
T: Charlie Appleby
3
9-2
Progressing at a rate of knots in 2022, supplementing brace of 7f AW wins in dominant fashion on handicap debut back on turf in April. Off since but couldn't be in better hands and has to demand respect.
15
jockey silks 15. SED MAARIB (USA)
J: Adrie de Vries
T: George Scott
3
9-1
Juvenile winner for Roger Varian who was transferred to Bahrain over the winter, failing to win and well held on dirt when last seen in March. Doesn't appear obviously well treated back in Britain.
16
jockey silks 16. AMORTENTIA (IRE)
J: S. M. Crosse
T: Joseph Patrick O'Brien, Ireland
3
9-0
Left juvenile form behind when a comfortable winner on reappearance/handicap debut at Naas last month (1m). In good hands and possesses plenty of scope to improve.
17
jockey silks 17. KOY KOY
J: David Probert
T: Andrew Balding
3
9-0
Well on top when making final 2-y-o start a winning one at Newbury and shaped very well on return when second at Chester (7.6f) last month. Unfurnished colt with scope to rate higher.
18
jockey silks 18. KING OF TIME (IRE)
J: William Buick
T: Charlie Appleby
3
9-0
Dual-AW winner who looked potentially smart when outclassing 5 rivals switched to turf at Newmarket in April (overcame trouble in running). That performance was backed up by the clock and a 7 lb rise may totally underestimate him.
19
jockey silks 19. YONAFIS
J: Tom Marquand
T: William Haggas
3
8-13
Has raced on the AW so far and remains unbeaten, workmanlike when making successful handicap debut upped to 8.7f last month. Well bred and in top hands so demands respect switched to turf.
20
jockey silks 20. ATRIUM
J: Kieran Shoemark
T: Charlie Fellowes
3
8-13
Novice/nursery winner as a juvenile over 7f and looked well at home over this C&D when a taking winner last month. Up 7 lb but demands of this race will clearly suit.
21
jockey silks 21. MY LITTLE TIP (IRE)
J: Daniel Muscutt
T: George Boughey
3
8-13
Ended 2-y-o campaign on the up, completing hat-trick of 7f nurseries at Catterick in September. Keenness still an issue with him but he advanced his form when third from a tough draw at Chester latest. Up in trip.
22
jockey silks 22. OH HERBERTS REIGN (IRE)
J: Pat Dobbs
T: Richard Hannon
3
8-12
Three-time winner as a juvenile and just about his best effort yet when fourth upped to 10f at Epsom 12 days ago. Same mark here back in trip and doesn't possess the scope of a few.
23
jockey silks 23. WANEES
J: Jim Crowley
T: Charles Hills
3
8-12
325,000 gns Le Havre colt who won 7f novices here and at Salisbury last September. Hooded and looked well served by 1m when completing hat-trick on reappearance at Sandown and sure to go on to better things.
24
jockey silks 24. BOLTHOLE (IRE)
J: Jamie Spencer
T: Michael Bell
3
8-11
Overcame a pace bias to double tally on second handicap start at Newmarket last month. Well-run 1m won't be an inconvenience and he's one to be positive about.
25
jockey silks 25. BLENHEIM BOY (IRE)
J: Oisin McSweeney
T: Richard Fahey
3
8-11
Picked up where he left off during the autumn when an easy winner of a 1m heavy-ground handicap at Ripon in April. Was brushed aside pretty readily from 10 lb higher at York, though.
26
jockey silks 26. THESIS
J: Ryan Moore
T: Harry & Roger Charlton
3
8-11
Already expensive to follow after 4 defeats, fitted with a tongue tie when failing to land the odds for the second time at Doncaster 12 days ago. Well bred and in good hands and chance tempo of this race will suit him more on handicap debut.
27
jockey silks 27. BARLEY (IRE)
J: Jack Mitchell
T: Freddie & Martyn Meade
3
8-10
Had a subsequent winner behind when landing a novice at Nottingham in April and progressed again when following up on handicap debut at Doncaster. Willing attitude he showed that day will stand him in good stead.
28
jockey silks 28. LAWFUL COMMAND
J: Hollie Doyle
T: Brian Meehan
3
8-8
Bagged a couple of nurseries last season and already on that mark in 2022, ridden prominently and finding plenty for pressure on each occasion. Likeable type but dominating this field is a different undertaking.
29
jockey silks 29. KITSUNE POWER (IRE)
J: Ray Dawson
T: Roger Varian
3
8-8
Expensive buy as a yearling and improved for a gelding operation prior to his 3-y-o campaign, winning handicaps at Leicester and Nottingham. Up 7 lb but in top hands and likely to go on improving,
30
jockey silks 30. JIMI HENDRIX (IRE)
J: Rob Hornby
T: Ralph Beckett
3
8-8
Doncaster maiden winner in the autumn who still looked rough around the edges despite winning on handicap bow at Haydock 3 weeks ago. That isn't form to get excited by but he's unexposed over 1m.

Betting Forecast : 5/1 5 KING OF TIME, 10/1 10 WHOPUTFIFTYINYOU, 10/1 10 TRANQUIL NIGHT, 16/1 16 SAGA, 18/1 18 WANEES, 18/1 18 YONAFIS, 20/1 20 AMORTENTIA, 25/1 25 ATRIUM, 25/1 25 KITSUNE POWER, 25/1 25 JIMI HENDRIX, 28/1 28 BOLTHOLE, 28/1 28 THESIS, 33/1 33 LAWFUL COMMAND, 33/1 33 KOY KOY, 33/1 33 FIACH MCHUGH, 33/1 33 MALEX, 40/1 40 OH HERBERTS REIGN, 40/1 40 SPINAROUND, 40/1 40 BARLEY, 66/1 66 I'm A GAMBLER, 66/1 66 MR MCCANN, 66/1 66 GREAT MAX, 66/1 66 MY LITTLE TIP, 66/1 66 RIBHI, 80/1 80 HARROW, 80/1 80 SED MAARIB, 80/1 80 POWER OF BEAUTY, 100/1 100 CLAIM THE CROWN, 100/1 100 BLENHEIM BOY, 150/1 150 ONEFORTHEGUTTER, 497/1 497 GALIAC, 498/1 498 CITY RUNNER, 499/1 499 DREAM SHOW

First run in 1928, the Britannia Stakes is now recognised as one of the key Heritage Handicaps in the racing calendar, the race is open to three-year-old colts and geldings only, and is run over a distance of one mile on the straight course.

The Britannia Stakes is run over both the same course and distance as the Royal Hunt Cup, which features on the previous day, the second day of Royal Ascot.

The 2018 winner of the race was the Simon Crisford-trained Ostilio, who was partnered to glory by Champion Flat Jockey Silvestre de Sousa.

John Gosden is the most successful trainer in the race, with four wins: North Song (1996), Plan-B (1998), El Gan Papa (2000) and Analyser (2001).

Jamie Spencer holds the most victories by a jockey in the Britannia Stakes, having claimed success on four occasions: New Seeker (2003), Sir Gerard (2006), Defrocked (2016) and most recently when riding Bless Him (2017).

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Britannia Stakes 2022 FAQs

What distance is the Britannia Stakes?

1 mile

What day of the Royal Ascot meeting is it on?

Thursday

What time is the Britannia Stakes?

17:00

What weights are carried in the Britannia Stakes?

This is a handicap race

What is the purse for the Britannia Stakes?

£60,000 (2020)

Who is the leading jockey in the Britannia Stakes*?

Jamie Spencer is the leading jockey, with four victories to his name, the most recent of which came in 2017 aboard Bless Him

Who is the leading trainer in the Britannia Stakes*?

The leading trainer is John Gosden who won this race four times, having last tasted success in 2001 with Analyser

Who won the Britannia Stakes?

You can check out our Britannia Stakes results page here to see a List of previous winners.

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