tuesday's Races
wednesday's Races
thursday's Races
friday's Races
saturday's Races

Buckingham Palace Stakes

18:10 Royal Ascot

2022-06-16

Winner: £51540

Runners: 29

Going:Good To Firm

No. of hurdles:

Distance: 0m7f0yy

Switch to decimal oddssettings_v1

The Buckingham Palace Stakes is a handicap run over 7f. It takes place at 18:10 on Thursday 22nd June, which is the third day of Royal Ascot 2023. View the runners here, and also make sure to check out the odds and tips on offer for this race.

NO.DRAW
FORM
Sort by Saddle NumberInfo
HORSE
Sort by Horse NameInfo
ODDS
Sort by Best OddsInfo
JOCKEY& TRAINER
Sort by TrainerInfo
AGE
Sort by Horse AgeInfo
WGT
Sort by WeightInfo
OR
Sort by Official RatingInfo
RPR
Sort by Racing Post RatingInfo
9(11)
2212-0
silk
Documenting

-

J: Jack Mitchell
T: Kevin Frost
9
9-7
100
113
Useful C&D win in September 2020 (good) but well beaten in two top 7f handicaps at this track last summer and his second here in the autumn came in a lesser event; up against it.
18(25)
456-30
silk
Chiefofchiefs

-

J: Jamie Spencer
T: Charlie Fellowes
9
9-3
96
115
Has form on most ground and has relished strongly run handicaps at 6f and 7f here, albeit having no luck in running in the Victoria Cup over C&D in May; very solid contender but will do well to win a top prize like this off his current mark.
16(21)
060-41
silk
Snazzy Jazzy

-

J: Silvestre De Sousa
T: Lawrence Mullaney
7
9-4
97
115
All wins at about 6f, including at Hamilton two weeks ago (good; other wins on slower); having his first run over 7f since the autumn of 2020 and this is a very tough contest in which to prove stamina.
29(9)
645212
silk
Soar Above

-

J: Daniel Muscutt
T: John Butler
7
8-13
92
110
Three 7f AW wins but he surpassed those efforts with a 6f win at Kempton in April; fair second to one with potential over 7f there since but he has much to prove back on turf for first time since a C&D seventh in October.
20(27)
5877-2
silk
Ouzo

-

J: Saffie Osborne
T: Jamie Osborne
6
9-1
94
116
Creditable efforts in the last two runnings of the Hunt Cup (including on good to firm) and interesting to see him back at 7f for the first time since winning at Sandown in 2019; new trainer has punched above his weight at Royal Ascot, the wins including this race in 2010; first-time cheekpieces on.
25(24)
0340-3
silk
Total Commitment

-

J: Hollie Doyle
T: Simon Hodgson
6
9-0
93
114
Has strong 6f handicap form, as when beaten about 1l in the Stewards' Cup at Goodwood last July (soft; has won on good to firm), but has shaky credentials at 7f and he found little when tenth in this race last year.
13(22)
-39600
silk
Current Option

-

J: Cian MacRedmond
T: Adrian McGuinness
6
9-5
98
115
Group 3 winner who landed a valuable 7f handicap at Galway in August (good); however, he has made no great impression over this trip or 1m this year and now has plenty to prove; often wears a hood but not today.
17(10)
4005-0
silk
Mums Tipple

-

J: Alec Voikhansky
T: Richard Hannon
5
9-3
96
113
Won 6f maiden here as 2yo before landing a valuable sales race; often highly tried since and, although his mark has dropped, he needs to improve a good deal on mid-division finish in the Victoria Cup over C&D in May.
19(31)
6-7030
silk
Dance Fever

-

J: John Fahy
T: Clive Cox
5
9-2
95
118
On much the same mark for nearly a year now but he did run a fine race when third in a valuable C&D handicap last July (good to firm); nothing special about his Victoria Cup run here last month but he would not be out of this contest on his best form.
24(26)
571054
silk
Pistoletto

-

J: Darragh Keenan
T: John Ryan
5
9-1
94
113
Four AW wins at 1m-1m4f since the autumn but hard to absorb an 11lb higher mark than when last seen in a British turf handicap in September and he hasn't run over 7f since August.
28(6)
045-54
silk
Ropey Guest

-

J: Tom Queally
T: George Margarson
5
8-13
92
114
Two solid efforts in the last two runnings of the Victoria Cup over C&D (soft/good) but he didn't feature in this race last year and is desperately hard to win with; this should be beyond him.
5(28)
143204
silk
Path Of Thunder

-

J: James Doyle
T: Charlie Appleby
5
9-12
105
111
Finished last in the Victoria Cup over C&D in May but was a creditable fourth at York since (7f, good to soft; blinkers left off, as today) and the return to fast ground will suit (three wins on good to firm); however, off 13lb higher than his latest domestic win last July he has a big weights task.
23(15)
41-722
silk
Above

-

J: Marco Ghiani
T: Stuart Williams
5
9-1
94
113
Dual 7f winner as 2yo but better known as a sprinter; showed useful form when runner-up on return to 6f at Newmarket in April (good) but improvement is needed on his two 7f handicap runs.
4(17)
553155
silk
Ejtilaab

-

J: Callum Shepherd
T: Charlie Fellowes
6
9-12
105
106
Has won at 7f on AW but best form is at 6f and he was found wanting in a lesser C&D handicap in September 2020; up against it.
10(3)
620903
silk
Spirit Of Light

-

J: Richard Kingscote
T: Ian Williams
5
9-7
100
114
Has raced mainly in the UAE; modest form in final two starts there in the spring and for new yard in the Victoria Cup over C&D in May but he put up a better show when a running-on third at Chester 19 days ago (about 7f, good); the bar is much higher today.
8(7)
440-03
silk
River Nymph

-

J: Adam Kirby
T: Clive Cox
5
9-9
102
113
He was an unexposed handicapper at the time of his Victoria Cup win over C&D in May 2021 (soft); has never really gone on from that but he put in good late work when third in the same race this year (good); needs more for the win but could be thereabouts.
11(8)
/720-2
silk
Al Rufaa

-

J: Robert Havlin
T: John & Thady Gosden
5
9-6
99
115
Progressive 7f handicapper in 2020 (AW/good to firm) but no obvious improvement in a handful of starts since; needs to come on plenty to win the most competitive handicap he has attempted.
21(19)
028-45
silk
Fools Rush In

-

J: Harry Davies
T: Hugo Palmer
4
9-1
94
114
Front-runner; versatile ground-wise and had a profitable season last year with four wins at 6f-7f; however, much of his best form has come at Chester and he has a lot on his plate with this very different test.
14(13)
09-300
silk
Baradar

-

J: Rossa Ryan
T: J P Murtagh
4
9-5
98
113
Can lead; ended 2yo career with a third in Group 1 at Doncaster (1m, heavy) but 3yo season never got going; encouraging start for new yard at Tipperary in April but beaten about 14l since on Cork handicap debut (7f, good) and in a French Listed race; lots to prove on the face of it but he does represent a highly respected trainer.
2(23)
7575-0
silk
Tactical

-

J: Ryan Moore
T: Andrew Balding
4
9-12
105
113
Won a Group 2 as a juvenile and 7f Listed race at Newmarket (good) on reappearance in 2021 but unable to find his niche at that level or in Group company after; never showed with a chance in 6f handicap at Newmarket on his return but has a squeak over this more suitable trip.
7(20)
390-21
silk
Vafortino

-

J: Benoit De La Sayette
T: Kevin Philippart De Foy
4
9-9
102
111
Promising 2yo in Ireland; 3yo career went down the drain but he showed his mettle for new yard with a narrow but authoritative win in the Victoria Cup over C&D in May (good; unraced on quicker); up 5lb and his rider's claim has been reduced since but this 4yo is now a solid type for the level.
12(16)
2877-8
silk
Star Of Orion

-

J: Rob Hornby
T: Ralph Beckett
4
9-5
98
114
Suited by good to firm and has had just two 7f handicap runs under ideal conditions, winning at Newmarket before running a screamer to go close in a major C&D race last July; never involved on return in the Victoria Cup here in May but has a big run in him with the weather smiling on him.
6(18)
59-346
silk
Rhoscolyn

-

J: Daniel Tudhope
T: David O'Meara
4
9-10
103
115
Did well at 7f-1m for new yard in 2021 but there were signs that the handicapper had caught up; creditable efforts from the front in conditions and Group races in 2022 but needs to improve for the fitting of a tongue-tie; all wins at 7f on good to soft/soft but he acts on good to firm.
26(12)
35-848
silk
Fastnet Crown

-

J: Leigh Roche
T: M D O'Callaghan
5
8-13
92
114
Sole turf win from 14 starts came at 6f but he has run several excellent races in big-field handicaps at 7f-1m1f in Ireland and Britain; not ruled out but this is his first time without aids in nearly two years.
22(2)
4-2311
silk
Inver Park

-

J: Ben Curtis
T: George Boughey
4
9-1
94
116
Has improved for new yard since being gelded but his Windsor and Hamilton wins were over 6f (good) and his one previous 7f run, on Tapeta, didn't go far enough towards guaranteeing stamina for this searching test.
15(1)
1/11
silk
Montassib

-

J: Tom Marquand
T: William Haggas
4
9-4
97
116
Unbeaten 4yo who missed 2021 but returned with a smooth 7f novice win (good to firm) then impressed with the way he got out of a tight corner to win on handicap debut at Goodwood in May when soft ground was thought to be against him; up 10lb but is a very bright prospect.
27(5)
1/611
silk
Tanmawwy

-

J: James McDonald
T: Charles Hills
4
8-13
92
116
Unexposed 4yo who has won over 6f on good to firm/good (hood fitted on latest, retained) in both his handicaps but he found little when attempting 7f in a Leicester novice previously and stamina is a big concern in such a strong race.
1(4)
810-52
silk
Oo De Lally

-

J: William Carver
T: Andrew Balding
4
9-12
105
113
Well held on heavy over C&D on final 3yo start but had progressed well at 7f on soft/good to soft previously; has returned with two good efforts at Haydock (good to firm) and York (under Harry Davies, who switches to Fools Rush In) but more is asked of him here.
3(30)
241-11
silk
Silent Film

-

J: William Buick
T: Charlie Appleby
4
9-12
105
111
Beaten on handicap debut over 1m (AW) in May 2021 but a narrow winner since of three 7f turf starts at Sandown, Meydan and in Bahrain (all on good); hard to weigh up in this context but a stiff test at the trip is likely to suit; cannot be ruled out for high-flying trainer.

Verdict

Star Of Orion is respected but MONTASSIB (nap) shot the lights out on his handicap debut at Goodwood and is quite unexposed.

Past 10 Winners

Key race stats

  • At least one top-three finish within last three starts, five winners in last five runnings
  • Winner at Class 2 level at least, 4/5
  • Officially rated 92 to 99, 4/5
  • Carried no more than 9st 4lb, 4/5
  • Aged four or five, 4/5
  • Won or placed in a handicap with at least 20 runners, 4/5
Other factors
  • Two winners had yet to score at the trip.
  • All five winners were priced between 14-1 and 33-1.

All Races