QIPCO British Champions Day 2022 Betting Odds & Winning Tips (Ascot Racecourse, October 15)
The conclusion of Flat racing in Britain takes place this weekend as Ascot racecourse hosts the British Champions Day finale. The annual racing event is one of the biggest in the UK. This year’s event promises to be more interesting than the previous one, which was limited by COVID restrictions.
|Event:||QIPCO British Champions Day 2022, Six Races|
|Venues:||Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, England|
|Date:||1:25 p.m. to 4:40 p.m. on Saturday, 15 October 2022|
2022 QIPCO British Champions Day Info: Races, Prize Pools, and Outright Odds
There are six races on QIPCO Champions Day, divided by distance, prize pools, and participation. But the most interesting is the difference in betting odds for the British Champions Day 2022. Thus, horse race bookies have allocated odds to various race groups, and there is no surprise with the favourites, but they still leave plenty of opportunities to earn big.
QIPCO Champions Long Distance Cup: Preview & Odds
This event kicks off at 1:25.p.m. and opens the finale day. The prize money here is worth £500,000 with a distance of two miles.
Trueshan is among the favourites to retain the Long Distance Cup at 5/2. Waterville will also compete for the top place and is regarded as one of the major challenges to Trueshan in this group and is priced at 3/1 to win. Eldar Eldarov completes the top-three favourites with the odds of 9/4, but don’t be confused to see some changes in the rates in the last days before the start.
QIPCO British Champions Sprint Stakes: Preview & Odds
The Champions Sprint Stakes is the second event and starts at 2:00 p.m. It has the same prize money as the Long Distance Cup — £500,000. This event is a six-furlong race or about 0.75 miles.
Creative Force is top of the list to win at 5/2, and Rohaan is the closest pursuer in terms of odds at 7/2. Kinross has performed very well this season, can pull off a win in this group, and is pegged at 7.00 (6/1) to finish first.
QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes: Preview & Odds
The Fillies’ and Mares’ Stakes is a one-mile and about four furlongs event, and the prize money here is worth £500,000. It is scheduled to start at 2:40 p.m.
Emily Upjohn is the clear favourite to win the Fillies & Mares stakes. Under training by John & Thady Gosden, a win for Emily Upjohn is worth 7/2. Eternal Pearl and Mimikyu are the pursuers, with odds of 5/1 and 6/1, respectively.
Queen Elizabeth II Stakes: Preview & Odds
The Queen Elizabeth II Stakes is the second most expensive event, with a reward of £1,000,000. It is a one-mile race, kicking off at 3:20 p.m.
Inspiral is backed by many to win at 5/6. Modern Games is not so far from the favourite, with a rate of 4/1. The Revenant is closing the top 3 favourites with the odds of 9/2.
QIPCO Champion Stakes: Preview & Odds
This is the biggest racing event on QIPCO Champions Day. It starts at 4:00.p.m., just after the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes. It is a one-mile race with two furlongs and a tournament-high £1,200,000 as prize fund.
Regarding the Champion Stakes events this year, there is only one favourite — Baaeed. The 4-year-old track horse has the least winning odds in this contest at 1/4. Adayar is the next closest to Baaeed, with a win worth 7/2. A win for Bay Bridge is valued at 10/1, showing the advantage of the favourite.
Balmoral Handicap Stakes: Preview & Odds
The Balmoral Handicap Stakes is the final event of the day. It starts at 4:40.p.m. and runs over a mile. The prize fund for this race is £200,000.
This race is available to horses that have finished top six in 18 nominated qualifier races. It is one of the closest racing groups with no clear favourite. Blue For You, Tyrrhenian Sea, Astro King, Sweet Believer, Atrium, and Migration are placed at odds from 8/1 to 10/1. The situation with a favourite changes from day to day.
Popular Horse Racing Bet Types
Bookmakers offer various bet options on different races on the QIPCO British Champions Day. It is very important to understand the options to make favourable selections.
Below, we take a look at the popular bet options in this Racecourse:
- Race Winner: A wager on a particular horse to win a race.
- Place: This bet option requires selecting a horse to finish top 2 in a race.
- Show: This option is less risky than Win and Place bet types and is popular among punters. The show is a bet on a horse to finish the top 3.
- Exacta: This is a bet on which horses would finish in the top two and the exact order.
- Trifecta: The Trifecta option is a bet in which you predict the top 3 finishers in the race in the correct order.
Win, Show, and Place are the most popular options among the best UK betting sites, but they have lesser odds compared to Exacta and Superfecta, which requires you to make an orderly selection.
Past Winners of the QIPCO British Champions Races
- QIPCO Champions Long Distance Cup – Trueshan (2021 & 2020), Kew Gardens (2019), Stradivarius (2018).
- QIPCO British Champions Sprint Stakes – Creative Force (2021), Glen Shiel (2020), Donjuan Triumphant (2019), Sands of Mali (2018), Librisa Breeze (2017).
- QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes – Eshaada (2021), Wonderful Tonight (2020), Star Catcher (2019), Magical (2018), Hydrangea (2017).
- Queen Elizabeth II Stakes – Baaeed (2021), The Revenant (2020), King of Change (2019), Roaring Lion (2018), Persuasive (2017).
QIPCO Champion Stakes – Sealiway (2021), Addeybb (2020), Magical (2019), Cracksman (2017 & 2018).
QIPCO British Champions Day 2022 Predictions
Main Prediction: Trueshan to Win the Champions Long Distance Cup @ 4.0 (3/1)
Trueshan of Hollie Doyle is among the favourites to win this race at 3/1. He has won this racing event twice in the past two years — 2021 & 2022. Trueshan has performed well this year, winning the Northumberland plate. He also came second in the Doncaster cup earlier this season. There is a very good option backing Alan King’s star stayer Trueshan for a hat-trick in the Long Distance Cup.
Baaeed to Win the British Champion Stakes @ 1.25 (1/4)
This is one of the most anticipated races this weekend. Baaeed is the clear favourite to win the Champion Stakes, and rightly so. He has won 10 out of 10 career races, and with retirement close by, Baaeed would be looking to maintain his perfect record. Baaeed has already won twice on this track (but on other distances) and should add a third to his name.
Adayar to Place in the British Champion Stakes @ 1.57 (4/7)
Don’t get it wrong, Baaeed is a favoured pick in this event and would likely retain his unbeaten record. But Adayar can give him a run for his money. With Baaeed expected to come out on top, a bet on Adayar to Place is a very good option and saves punters from unexpected results.
Rohaan to Win the Champions Sprint Stakes @ 4.5 (7/2)
Rohaan is a good pick in the British Champions Sprint stakes. He is a specialist in Ascot racecourses. The David Evans-trained grey won the Wokingham Stakes at the Royal meeting earlier this season here at Ascot. He already has two courses and two distance wins this year.
Inspiral to Win the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes @ 1.83 (5/6)
The Elizabeth II Stakes race has a clear favourite — Inspiral. She won the coronation stakes on her return from injury. Inspiral has lost just once in seven career races. John Gosden’s Frankel filly is the best in the field on ratings and back to her best; this should be the easiest pick of the day. Moreover, according to the odds of horse betting sites that accept PayPal, her victory is dropping from day to day, which is another confirmation of her potential success.
Our 2022 QIPCO British Champions Day Betting Picks
- Trueshan to Win the Champions Long Distance Cup @ 4.0 (3/1)
- Baaeed to Win the British Champion Stakes @ 1.25 (1/4)
- Adayar to Place in the British Champion Stakes @ 1.57 (4/7)
- Rohaan to Win the Champions Sprint Stakes @ 4.5 (7/2)
- Inspiral to Win the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes @ 1.83 (5/6)
The QIPCO British Champions Day is the peak of racing events in the country. £4m in prize money is up for grabs in this competition. You can also make extra cash from British Day 2022 through our expert betting tips.