Queensferry Stakes

The Queensferry Stakes is a listed race at Chester over six furlongs in late July or early August.

Although the race was only introduced in 1998, it has already produced four dual winners; Vita Spericolata (2001, 2002), Green Manalishi (2007, 2008), Kimberella (2017, 2018) and Judicial (2020, 2021). Other notable winners include Tedburrow (1999), Doncaster Rover (2009) and Ebro River (2022).

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Queensferry Stakes

Race Overview – The Queensferry Stakes

The Queensferry Stakes is a Listed flat horse race that takes place every year in late July or early August at Chester over a distance of 6 furlongs and 17 yards (1,223 metres).

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Queensferry Stakes 2022 Odds

The Queensferry Stakes 2022 odds are below:

  • The odds for this race have not yet been released.

Queensferry Stakes Tips 2022

Our Queensferry Stakes tips are below:

  • 2 points to win for TBC at odds of TBC
  • 1 point each way for TBC at odds of TBC

There are horses from the Queensferry Stakes that will also run in other races through the year so stay updated on them and place ante-post bets.

Famous Queensferry Stakes Winners

The Queensferry Stakes was first run in 1998 with victory going to Likely Story, trained by John Dunlop and ridden by Seb Sanders. The race quickly became established as a target for high-class handicappers looking to step up in class

Popular sprinters Tedburrow and Yorkies Boy won in 1999 and 2000 before Vita Spericolata became the first dual winner of the race. The mare won five of her 63 career starts and went close to completing a hat-trick in this race in 2003. She was runner-up to Resplendent Cee, beaten only three-quarters of a length.

Green Manalishi also won in consecutive seasons in 2007 and 2008 for Trainer Kevin Ryan. Kimberella repeated the feat in 2017 and 2018 for Richard Fahey with Judicial the most recent two-time winner in 2020 and 2021. Judicial’s victories were also notable for coming late in his career. He won as an eight-year-old and became the oldest winner in the history of the race when scoring as a nine-year-old.

2022 winner Ebro River had been a Group 1 winner in the Phoenix Stakes as a two-year-old. He had lost his form as a three-year-old but was lit up by the first-time blinkers at Chester to win well for Hugo Palmer and Ben Curtis.

Key Queensferry Stakes Trials

Sprinters running in the Queensferry Stakes can come from a wide variety of races.

Two previous winners have come from the July Cup; Eastern Impact in 2015 and Major Jumbo in 2019.

Other possible clues include the Chipchase Stakes at Newcastle as well as competitive handicaps at York.

The most striking thing about this race is the number of repeat winners so course form is obviously a key factor.

Queensferry Stakes Previous Winners

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer
2013 Hitchens 8 Graham Gibbons David Barron
2014 Intransigent 5 Oisin Murphy Andrew Balding
2015 Eastern Impact 4 Jack Garritty Richard Fahey
2016 Hillbilly Boy 6 Richard Kingscote Tom Dascombe
2017 Kimberella 7 Paul Hanagan Richard Fahey
2018 Kimberella 8 Paul Hanagan Richard Fahey
2019 Major Jumbo 5 Kevin Stott Kevin Ryan
2020 Judicial 8 Callum Rodriguez Julie Camacho
2021 Judicial 9 Callum Rodriguez Julie Camacho
2022 Ebro River 3 Ben Curtis Hugo Palmer

Queensferry Stakes 2022 Result

Queensferry Stakes Betting Trends

There have been three winning outright favourites and one successful joint-favourite in the last ten seasons.

Eastern Impact (2015), Major Jumbo (2019) and Judicial (2020) all started market leader with Ebro River winning as the 5-2 joint-favourite in 2022.

The longest-priced winner during the same period was Intransigent for Andrew Balding in 2014. There is no age bias in the Queensferry Stakes with horses winning from age three through to nine.

Queensferry Stakes – Top Trainers and Jockeys

The leading trainer in the history of the Queensferry Stakes is Kevin Ryan with four winners; Green Manalishi (2007, 2008), Masamah (2010) and Major Jumbo (2019). Richard Fahey has won it three times; Eastern Impact (2015) and Kimberella (2017, 2018).

Paul Hanagan leads the jockey standings with four winners; Green Manalishi (2008), Masamah (2010) and Kimberella (2017, 2018).

Betting on the Queensferry Stakes

The Queensferry Stakes is a typically competitive Chester sprint with a fast pace guaranteed.

The notoriously tight track does not suit every horse so previous course form is a significant advantage.

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Summary of the Queensferry Stakes

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