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Champions Day at Ascot is a favourite with horse racing punters in the UK. One of the most popular races is the British Champions Fillies’ and Mare Stakes, a 12f Group contest for the ladies.
If you want the best odds, the best offers and expert British Champions Fillies' and Mares' Stakes betting advice it is simple…just keep on reading!
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For most UK horse racing punters, William Hill needs no introduction. This is one of Britain’s most established bookmakers and William Hill are a superb choice for anyone who wants to partake in British Champions Fillies’ and Mares’ Stakes betting.
Not only do William Hill have quality odds for the race, but there is also every chance they will be paying out on an extra place e/w if it is a decent-sized field. You can even boost the odds of your big race fancy and live streaming of every race on British Champions Day is available too.
In this section, we look at some of the most important Qipco British Champions Fillies’ and Mares’ Stakes markets. If you look at the handy table below you can see some of the options available to punters and we recommend whether the markets are more suitable for beginners, novices or experts. We also indicate the risk level associated with each wager type on a scale of 1-5, with 1 being the least risky and 5 the riskiest.
|Wager Type||Risk Level (1-5)||Suitable For|
|Without The Favourite||3||Advanced|
(*risk can be managed, not volatility)
No British Champions Fillies’ and Mares’ Stakes odds were available at the time of writing. Generally speaking, the bookies that are on our top 9 list are usually up there when it comes to odds for this race. If we had to pick one bookie that consistently have the best odds for the race it would be Unibet.
As ever though, our advice is to shop around. Finding the best odds for your Fillies and Mares Stakes bets should be your number one priority. If you don’t put in the effort it will hit you directly in the pocket because the bigger the odds you secure, the more you’ll collect if your wager is a winning one.
Once odds for the race become available we will post an odds comparison table to demonstrate the variation in prices between bookies.
The British Champions Fillies’ and Mare Stakes is held on a one-day meeting at Ascot Racecourse. The race is run in October and it is open to fillies and mares aged 3yo or older. It is the closing race in the Fillies and Mares division of the British Champions Series and the trip is 1 mile 4 furlongs. Check out the other races in the series in the table below…
|Nassau Stakes||Goodwood||Early August|
|Yorkshire Oaks||York||Mid/Late August|
|British Champions Fillies and Mares Stakes||Ascot||Mid-October|
Although the prize fund was reduced in 2020, the winner of the race takes usually takes home over £300k. Like most of the races in the Champions Series, horses tend to be trying for their lives. So, if you do have a very confident fancy and conditions are suitable, don’t be afraid to increase your stake and have a proper go. Make sure you choose one of the less risky options from our markets section though!
Bookmakers are more likely to accept bigger bets for races of this nature too. The winners of this race tend to go on to run at the Breeders’ Cup or in Hong Kong, if they aren’t retired to stud.
|2013||Seal Of Approval||Fanshawe/Baker|
|💡 British Fillies' and Mares' Stakes Trivia: Ouija Board is one of the most influential, and arguably most talented, winners of this race. Her son Australia won the Epsom Derby and stands at stud for Coolmore.|
The QICPO British Champions Fillies and Mares Stakes is part of the British Champions Day card, the final major flat meeting of the season in the UK. The inaugural running of this particular contest was in 1946 when the race was known as the Princess Royal Stakes. If you fancy a day at the races or are looking for any information you can find lots of useful resources on the official race website.
Trainers will aim certain horses at this race due to the likelihood of soft or heavy ground. In comparison to Epsom or Royal Ascot during the summer, the chances of the ground being good to firm are minimal. Unfortunately, the very best middle-distance horses tend to swerve the race and go for the Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe instead (Enable for example). Some of the competitors will go on to run at the Breeders’ Cup in November but most either retire or go on holidays until the following season.
In recent seasons shock results in the British Champions Fillies’ and Mares’ stakes have been few and far between. The biggest priced winner in the past decade was 16/1 shot Seal Of Approval in 2013. Trained by James Fanshawe and ridden by George Baker, this 4yo filly was rated just 99 coming into the race. Oaks winner Talent was the favourite with a rating of 114 and she was also getting weight from Seal Of Approval due to the 3yo allowance.
James Fanshawe’s filly fell on her previous start in the Park Hill Stakes at Doncaster which probably explains why she went off at such a big price. It was her first time on soft ground too for the daughter of Motivator. However, she didn’t know her odds and she relished the easy conditions to scoot clear and win by 4L. She couldn’t repeat the trick the following year though and she is now a broodmare.