Run over 1m2f the Group Three Brigadier Gerard Stakes is staged at Sandown racecourse each year towards the end of May.
In recent years, the valuable prize has been dominated by the 4 year-olds, with 11 of the last 16 going to that age bracket, while we’ve seen five winning favourites in the last 16 renewals and jockey Ryan Moore has ridden home the last three winners!
We are on-hand to look back at past winners, plus have all the stats ahead of the 2019 race – this year run on Thursday 23rd May.
Recent Brigadier Gerard Stakes Winners
2018 – POET’S WORD (4/6 fav)
2017 – AUTOCRATIC (8/1)
2016 – TIME TEST (3/1)
2015 – WESTERN HYMN (11/4)
2014 – SHARESTAN (5/6 fav)
2013 – MUKHADRAM (3/1)
2012 – CARLTON HOUSE (10/11 fav)
2011 – WORKFORCE (Evs fav)
2010 – STOTSFOLD (7/1)
2009 – CIMA DE TRIOMPHE (4/1)
2008 – SMOKEY OAKEY (20/1)
2007 – TAKE A BOW (11/1)
2006 – NOTNOWCATO (5/4 fav)
2005 – NEW MORNING (12/1)
2004 – BANDARI (7/2)
2003 – SIGHTS ON GOLD (7/1)
Key Brigadier Gerard Stakes Betting Trends
16/16 – Had won at least twice before
15/16 – Had won over at least 1m2f before
12/16 – Winning distance – 1 length or less
12/16 – Favourites that finished in the top 3
12/16 – Returned 7/1 or shorter in the betting
12/16 – Had won a Group or Listed race before
12/16 – Came from the top 3 in the betting
12/16 – Had won between 2-4 times before
11/16 – Aged 4 years-old
11/16 – Rated 111 or higher
9/16 – Had won a Group Race before
9/16 – Raced within the last 7 weeks
8/16 – Drawn in stall 4 or lower
7/16 – Irish bred
5/16 – Won last time out
5/16 – Winning favourites
5/16 – Trained by Sir Michael Stoute
5/16 – Ridden by Ryan Moore (5 of last 8)
4/16 – Raced at Newmarket last time out
2/16 – Raced at the Curragh last time out
The average winning SP in the last 16 years is 11/2
JUICESTORM VERDICT: Probably not the best renewal of this Group Three, with just six runners. Course winners Daneteria and Elwazir are both rated 105 and enter the mix with their proven track form, while the 110-rated Here Comes When can also go well. However, it won’t be easy for the last-named to give 3lbs to the rest of their field – especially to the 113-rated REGAL REALITY. This Stoute-trained 4 year-old is actually the top-rated in the field and with the yard having won 5 of the last 16 running of this race then it looks like they are targeting it again. Ryan Moore is a plus in the saddle too – he’s ridden 5 of the last 8 winners of this race too, with four of those being for a certain Sir Michael Stoute! We can expect his recent third behind Beat The Bank here in the Bet365 Mile to have brought him on and this also represents a drop in grade. The step up to 1m2f for the first time looks a good move too – breeding suggests it’s exactly what he needs at this stage of his career. So, it could be ‘Moore’ of the same in this race again this year.
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