With only a week to go, the countdown to Royal Ascot is officially on.
With 35 races scheduled over an action-packed five days, there is plenty of stats and trends for punters to sink their teeth into.
Our team have picked out seven trends that could help make your selections.
Here are the trends to keep in mind for Royal Ascot next week.
COVENTRY STAKES – 18 of the last 19 winners won last time out
The only runner to not fit this trend came in last year’s contest, where Clive Cox’s Nando Parrado caused a major upset to win at odds of 150/1.
ST JAMES’S PALACE STAKES – 17 of the last 19 winners’ starting price was 10/1 or shorter
ROYAL HUNT CUP – 14 of the last 18 runners were priced up at double figures
Last season’s winner Dark Vision is the shortest-priced winner (15/2) in the last 11 renewals. There have been five 20/1+ winners in that period.
NORFOLK STAKES – 14 of the last 18 winners were foaled in March or April
Only Sioux Nation (January), Baitha Alga (February), Winker Watson (February) and Bapak Chinta (May) were foaled outside of those months and have won this contest since 2003.
DUKE OF EDINBURGH STAKES – Seven of the last 10 winners ran at York or Epsom last time out
However, the last two winners (Baghdad and Scarlet Dragon) did not fit into this trend as they ran at Newmarket and Wolverhampton respectively.
CHESHAM STAKES – 15 of the previous 18 winners had only one previous career run
Pinatubo (2019), Tha’ir (2012) and Big Audio (2009) are the only winners in this time period to have had two runs under their belt.
DIAMOND JUBILEE STAKES – 13 of the last 18 winners failed to win on their last start
2019 winner Blue Point finished last of nine runners in the Chairman’s Sprint Prize at Sha Tin before claiming success, while last year’s victor Hello Youmzain was eighth over C&D in the British Champions Sprint Stakes on his last outing before heading here.