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The opening day of Royal Ascot 2021 has seven races including three Group 1’s with The Queen Anne Stakes over the straight mile and the speedsters doing battle over the minimum trip in the King’s Stand Stakes, as well as the St James’s Palace Stakes – an excellent way to start this year’s 35-race meeting. See our Royal Ascot Day 1 tips, previews, trends and more below.

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18:10 Copper Horse Stakes (Handicap)

Full Result
  1. Amtiyaz silk
    16 (9)
    Amtiyaz J: Hollie Doyle 33/1
  2. Dubious Affair silk
    7 (4)
    Dubious Affair J: Jamie Spencer 33/1
  3. Global Storm silk
    12 (3)
    Global Storm J: William Buick 4/1
    1. Arthurian Fable silk
      15 (1)
      Arthurian Fable J: Jim Crowley 8/1
    2. Saldier silk
      2 (7)
      Saldier J: Ryan Moore 15/8F
    3. Galata Bridge silk
      14 (2)
      Galata Bridge J: Daniel Tudhope 25/1
    4. Hochfeld silk
      11 (5)
      Hochfeld J: Ben Curtis 40/1
    5. Sextant silk
      4 (12)
      Sextant J: Callum Rodriguez 50/1
    6. Hyanna silk
      13 (14)
      Hyanna J: Rob Hornby 40/1
    7. Throne Hall silk
      8 (6)
      Throne Hall J: Andrea Atzeni 9/1
    8. Gold Maze silk
      9 (8)
      Gold Maze J: David Egan 22/1
    9. Sleeping Lion silk
      6 (13)
      Sleeping Lion J: Kieran Shoemark 14/1
    10. Cardano silk
      10 (11)
      Cardano p J: Richard Kingscote 40/1
    11. Themaxwecan silk
      3 (18)
      Themaxwecan J: James Doyle 14/1
    12. Brilliant Light silk
      5 (16)
      Brilliant Light v J: Oisin Murphy 10/1
Winning Trainer: John & Thady Gosden
Distances: hd, 1, nse
Runners: 15 | Non Runners: 1

14:30

ITV

Queen Anne Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series)

15:05

ITV

Coventry Stakes (Group 2)

15:40

ITV

King's Stand Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series)

16:20

ITV4

St James's Palace Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series)

17:00

ITV4

Wolferton Stakes (Listed Race)

17:35

ITV4

Ascot Stakes

18:10

ITV4

Copper Horse Stakes

Royal Ascot Day 1 Tips

At myracing we will be covering every morsel of action throughout the entirety of Royal Ascot 2021, with expert analysis, tips and trends for each race of the five days. Royal Ascot day 1 tips, schedule and trends can be found below, and be sure to check out the rest of the week’s Royal Ascot Tips on each day’s designated page.

Royal Ascot 2021’s opening race is the Queen Anne Stakes over the straight mile. Typically the Queen Anne Stakes is the second most valuable prize on offer at Royal Ascot, but with a disrupted racing campaign, the prize money in 2021 is £400,000. There is very little draw bias in races run on Ascot’s straight mile, but a horse needs to stay the trip well to be coming home fastest up Ascot’s stiff finish.

Sprinting next with the six-furlong Group 2 Coventry Stakes open to two-year-old horses. The Coventry Stakes is often a good indicator of the top juveniles and those destined to compete at the top level the following season.

Speed is the name of the game in The King’s Stand Stakes over a rapid five furlongs. Out and out speedsters excel with the likes of Lady Aurelia and Sole Power showing blistering pace to win in recent years.

Next up is the Group 1 St James’ Palace Stakes. The Colts’ answer to the Coronation Stakes, open to three-year-old colts over a mile.

We then have the Ascot Handicap, which is run over two miles and four furlongs. A race that typically sees horses from both flat and jumps codes line up, and despite Willie Mullins’ recent success, it has been a race unkind to favourite backers, with just two winning in the last ten renewals.

Following the Ascot Handicap is the Wolferton Stakes. Once a Listed handicap, the Wolferton Stakes is now a conventional listed contest open to older horses, aged four and up. John Gosden has a particularly good recent record, winning the race four times since 2011 with Monarchs Glen, Mahsoob, Gatewood and Beachfire.

The finale bookends Royal Ascot’s 2021’s day 1 with the Copper Horse Handicap. The Copper Horse Handicap is to be run over 1m6f for four-year-olds and up and has been named after the statue of King George III mounted on horseback marking the end of the Long Walk in Windsor Great Park.

Key Royal Ascot Day 1 Stats and Trends

Queen Anne Stakes Trends

  • Aged four or five, nine winners in last ten runnings
  • Distance winner, 9/10
  • Group 1 winner, 7/10

Coventry Stakes Trends

  • Won last time out, 9/10
  • Won a previous start by at least two lengths, 8/10
  • Distance winner, 7/10

King’s Stand Stakes Trends

  • Ran at least twice that season, 8/10
  • Drawn seven or higher, 8/10
  • Won that season, 7/10
  • Group winner over 5f, 7/10

St James’s Palace Stakes Trends

  • From the first three in the market, 8/10
  • Had won or placed in a Group 1, 7/10
  • Had finished in the first three in a 2,000 Guineas, 6/10

Ascot Stakes Trends

  • Previously ran over hurdles, 10/10
  • Raced no more than once on the Flat that season, 9/10
  • Won a Flat handicap, 9/10 (exception was Group placed)

Wolferton Stakes Trends

  • Won on a right-handed track, ten winners in last ten runnings
  • Won at Class 2 level or higher, 9/10
  • Ran no more than twice that season, 8/10

When is Royal Ascot 2021?

Royal Ascot 2021 is scheduled to take place across 5 days from June 15-19.

Are spectators allowed at Royal Ascot 2021?

In accordance with the Government’s Roadmap, the maximum capacity for racegoers on all racecourses is 12,000 per day.

Where can I watch Royal Ascot 2021?

All 35 races at Royal Ascot 2021 will be shown on either ITV or Sky Sports Racing.

  • ITV will be showing races two onwards on days 1,2,3 & 4 and race three onwards on day 5.
  • Sky Sports Racing will be showing all 35 races throughout the week

Where can I stream Royal Ascot 2021?

The majority of leading online bookmakers will stream all Royal Ascot 2021 races, subject to meeting minimum bet requirements. If you do not already have an online bookmaker account, visit our free bets page here.

How many races are there at Royal Ascot 2021?

Royal Ascot 2021 will play host to a whopping 35 race programme. Each day will feature 7-race cards.

Where can I find Royal Ascot 2021 Tips?

myracing will provide expert analysis, tips and trends for each day and all 35 races throughout Royal Ascot 2021. With each day of the meeting having a designated page containing the latest Royal Ascot tips, trends and previews, be sure to check out all of the individual pages for tailored Royal Ascot Day 2 Tips, Royal Ascot Day 3 Tips, Royal Ascot Day 4 Tips & Royal Ascot Day 5 Tips.

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