The King’s Stand Stakes is the third race of day 1 of the Royal Ascot meeting. Run over 5 furlongs, it was promoted to a group 1 class in 2008. In the past 10 years, overseas runners have done really well, with 6 of the last 10 winners being trained outside of Britain and Ireland.





Below we take a look at the trends for the past 10 years:



Age (Win-Place-Runners)
3yo: 1-2-32
4yo: 1-6-46
5yo: 2-5-34
6yo: 4-4-33
7yo: 2-1-22
8yo+: 0-2-16
horses aged 3 or 4 have a combined record of 2-8-75
horses aged 5 or older have a record of 8-12-105
The two 3yo winners since 2000 had both won or placed in a group race as 2yos.
No horse aged over 7 has won this in past 40 years.

Gender


Fillies & mares (1-4-26) have won 1 of last 10 from approximately 14.4% of total runners.

Breeding


GB bred: 3-8-79
Australian bred: 3-3-13
French bred: 3-0-7
New Zealand bred: 1-0-5
Irish bred: 0-7-60
South African bred: 0-2-5
American bred: 0-0-11
horses bred in Australia & New Zealand: 4-3-18
horse bred in GB & Ireland: 3-15-139
3 of 7 French bred horses to run in this have been successful, though Equiano accounted for 2 of those wins.

Recent/Past Form


9 of 10 winners had run 2 to 4 times that year
10 of 10 winners had won a race that year
9 of 10 winners finished in first 2 last time out (exceptions was 4th in Temple Stakes)
9 of 10 winners posted an RPR of 116+ last time (exception did so on penultimate start)
10 of 10 winners had posted an RPR of 116+ earlier that year
8 of 10 winners had won a group race (1 exception was a listed winner and other had twice been placed in a group 2)
6 of 10 winners had won a group 1 sprint (2 others finished in first 6 in a group 1 sprint the previous season and other 2 had not run in a group 1 sprint prior to this)
8 of 10 winners had won over 6F
9 of 10 winners had won over 5F (exception runner-up in a 5F group 2)
2 of 2 British-trained winners had previously won at Ascot

Other Races


Previous season's winner (Sole Power): 74801 (1-0-5)
Newmarket Handicap winner (Brazen Beau): 1119 (3-0-4)
Palace House Stakes winner (Goldream): 4001011 (3-0-7)
Scarborough Stakes winner (Mecca's Angel): 0011 (2-0-4)
Prix De Saint-Georges winner (Mecca's Angel): 1 (1-0-1)
Shergar Cup Dash winner (Goldream): 15 (1-0-2)
Temple Stakes winner (Pearl Secret): 00368203 (0-3-8)
Coolmore Stud Stakes winner (Brazen Beau): 2 (0-1-1)
Previous season's City Walls Stakes winner (Take Cover): 3 (0-1-1)
Al Quoz Sprint winner (Sole Power): 92 (0-1-2)
Beverley Bullet Stakes winner (Pearl Secret): 82 (0-1-2)
Flying Five Stakes winner (Stepper Point): 20700 (0-1-5)
Previous season's Nunthorpe winner (Sole Power): 905380 (0-1-6)
Previous season's King George Stakes winner (Take Cover): 006 (0-0-3)
Dubai Duty Free Handicap winner (Robot Boy): 996 (0-0-3)
Dubai World Trophy winner (Mecca's Angel): 7008 (0-0-4)
Rous Stakes winner (Justice Day): 07006 (0-0-5)
Prix du Gros Chene winner (Muthmir): 87008 (0-0-5)
3 of 3 Australian-trained winners ran in Newmarket Handicap at Flemington last time, finishing 111
3 of 3 Australian-trained winners ran in Lightning Stakes, finishing 111
2 of 3 Australian-trained winners ran in the Oakleigh Plate, finishing 35
2 of 3 Australian-trained winners ran in Salinger Stakes, finishing 43
4 of 4 British or Irish-trained winners ran in previous Abbaye, finishing 0656
4 of 4 British or Irish-trained winners ran in Palace House Stakes, finishing 1911
3 of 4 British or Irish-trained winners ran in Temple Stakes, finishing 234
3 of 4 British or Irish-trained winners ran in Al Quoz Sprint, finishing 457
2 of 4 British or Irish-trained winners ran in Scarborough Stakes, finishing 11
2 of 2 Irish-trained winners ran in the Nunthorpe, finishing 73
2 of 2 Irish-trained winners ran in the Meydan Sprint, finishing 24
2 of 10 winners (2 of last 3) ran in Hong Kong Sprint, finishing 42
2 of 10 winners ran in the Prix Du Gros-Chene last time, finishing 22
2 of 10 winners ran in the Prix De Saint-Georges, finishing 14

Trainers


Australian trained: 3-3-15
British trained runners: 2-13-135
Irish trained runners: 2-2-9
Hong Kong trained: 1-1-5
Spanish trained: 1-0-1
French trained runners: 1-0-5
South African trained: 0-1-4
American trained: 0-0-5
Other: 0-0-2
Record of horses trained in Britain & Ireland: 4-15-144
Record of horses trained outside Britain & Ireland: 6-5-36
Australian based trainers (3-3-15) have been responsible for 4 of last 12 winners.
Eddie Lynam (2-1-4) has trained Sole Power to win the last 2 renewals and finish 3rd in 2012 & 8th in 2011.
Robert Cowell (1-0-7) trained Prohibit to win this in 2011.
David Barron (0-1-3), William Muir (0-1-5), Richard Hannon (0-1-5) & Kevin Ryan (0-1-8) have each saddled 1 placed finisher in past 10 years.

Draw (excluding 2005 when run at York)


horses drawn 1 to 5: 2-4-45
horses drawn 6 to 10: 3-5-45
horses drawn 11 to 15: 4-4-40
horses drawn 16 or higher: 0-5-34
horses drawn between stalls 7 and 14 have won 7 of last 9 running, including last 5.

Price


8 of 10 winners were sent off 8/1 or shorter
There has only been one winner priced above 12/1 in past 10 renewals.
Favourites (2-3-12) have won just 2 of last 10, giving a level stakes loss of 2.25.



Summary:


Based on the trends from the past 10 years you are looking for a horse:


- Aged 5 to 7
- Bred in Australia, New Zealand or France
- Run 2 to 4 times in 2015 (winning at least once)
- Finished in first 2 last time (posting RPR of 116+)
- Previously won over 5F and 6F
- Won a group sprint (preferably a group 1)
- Finished in first 4 in Prix de Saint-Georges, Palace House, Al Quoz and/or Hong Kong Sprint
- Ran in Prix du Gros-Chene, Temple Stakes or Newmarket H’cap last time
- Trained outside of Great Britain, especially Australian, Irish or Hong Kong based
- If trained in GB & Ire, then course winner and ran in 2014 Abbaye
- Drawn in stalls 7 to 14.