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2024 Middle Park Stakes Tips & Predictions

DateSaturday September 30, 2023
ClassGroup 1
Race TypeSet weights
Prize money€180,000
Age2YO colts

{The last 12 winners all have winning form over six furlongs.}

The Middle Park Stakes is the colts version of the Cheveley Park Stakes, which is run on the same day in September.

Having been won by some of the best colts in Britain, such as Dream Ahead, Johannesburg and US Navy Flag, the Middle Park Stakes is a great race to win and it always attracts a big betting crowd.

Middle Park Stakes Odds

You can find the latest Middle Park Stakes betting in an article at the head of this page.

Middle Park Stakes Tips

We will have expert tips for the Middle Park Stakes available when the final-field markets are released by bookmakers.

Middle Park Stakes Day Card

1:15pm Blandford Bloodstock Maiden Fillies' Stakes 7f
1:50pm Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes (Group 2) 1m
2:25pm Juddmonte Cheveley Park Stakes (Group 1) 6f
3:00pm Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes (Group 1) 6f
3:35pm bet365 Cambridgeshire Handicap (Heritage Handicap) 1m1f
4:10pm British Stallion Studs EBF 'Jersey Lily' Fillies' Nursery Handicap 7f
4:40pm Celebration Handicap 7f

Middle Park Stakes History

The first running of the Middle Park Stakes was in 1866 when titled the Middle Park Plate.

It was only restricted to colts in 1987 and after spending a brief period featured on Future Champions Day, it was moved back to the Cambridgeshire meeting alongside the Cheveley Stakes.

The Middle Park Stakes is also a feature of the Breeders' Cup Challenge, which typically peaks the interest of international punters.

The winners an automatic entry into the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint, but the form out of the race can often be seen in the 2000 Guineas the following year.

Three jockeys have incredibly won the race on six occasions. Danny Maher, Sir Gordon Richards and Lester Piggott have all scored six wins in the Middle Park Stakes.

There is a host of trainers with four winners to their names, but Aidan O'Brien has trained five winners to top the list.

His most recent win came in 2017 with US Navy Flag.

Middle Park Stakes Betting Guide

There has been a good mix of favourites and long shots win the Middle Park Stakes.

Shalaa scored at short odds in 2015, but two double-figure chances have scored since then. The Last Lion paid 25/1 in 2016 and it was followed up by US Navy Flag at 10/1 in 2017.

Recent winners that have paid double-figure odds include Charming Thought (22/1) and Crusade (25/1).

Five of the last 12 winners were either favourite or joint favourite, but the Middle Park Stakes is definitely a race for the each way punters.

Of those favourites to win, only one paid less than even money and even the highly-regarded Bushranger paid 15/8 with bookmakers.

Recent Middle Park Stakes winners

Race Winner
2021Perfect Power
2018Ten Sovereigns
2017US Navy Flag
2016The Last Lion
2014Charming Thought
2012Reckless Abandon
2010Dream Ahead
2007Dark Angel
2006Dutch Art
2005Amadeus Wolf
2004Ad Valorem
2002Oasis Dream
1999Primo Valentino
1996Bahamian Bounty
1995Royal Applause
1993First Trump
1991Rodrigo de Triano
1989Balla Cove
1988Mon Tresor