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19th June 2021

2020 Sprint Cup Free Tips and Trends (Sat 5th Sept)


Run at Haydock Park racecourse the Group One Sprint Cup is run over 6f and often attracts some of the best speedsters from around the world.

Here at TQ we take a look back at previous winners and highlight the key trends ahead of the 2020  renewal – this year run on Saturday 5th September – Did you know that 15 of the last 18 Haydock Sprint Cup winners were aged 5 or younger?


Recent Haydock Sprint Cup Winners

2019 – Hello Youmzain (9/2 cfav)
2018 - The Tin Man (7/1)
2017 - Harry Angel (2/1 fav)
2016 – Quiet Reflection (7/2 fav)
2015 – Twilight Son (10/1)
2014 – G Force (11/1)
2013 – Gordon Lord Byron (7/2)
2012 – Society Rock (10/1)
2011 – Dream Ahead (4/1 fav)
2010 – Markab (12/1)
2009 – Regal Parade (14/1)
2008 – African Rose (7/2 fav)
2007 – Red Clubs (9/1)
2006 – Reverence (11/4 fav)
2005 – Goodricke (14/1)
2004 – Tante Rose (10/1)
2003 – Somnus (12/1)
2002 – Invincible Spirit (25/1)


Key Haydock Sprint Cup Betting Trends

16/18 – Unplaced horses from stall 1
15/18 - Aged 5 or younger
15/18 – Rated 111 or higher
15/18 – Had won over 6f before
14/18 – Had 4 or more career wins to their name
14/18 – Didn’t win their previous race
14/18 – Finished in the top 4 last time out
13/18 – Winning distance 1 length or less
13/18 – Drawn in stall 5 or higher
12/18 –Had 4 or more runs that season
12/18 – Had won a Group race before
9/18 – Returned a double-figure price in the betting
9/18 – Ran at Deauville (4) or York (5) last time out
9/18 – Had run at Haydock before (3 had won)
7/18 – Drawn in a double-figure stall
7/18 – Had won a Group 1 before
6/18 – Winning favourites
The average winning SP in the last 18 years is 9/1

A top renewal of this Group One, with the last two winners in the race – The Tin Man and Hello Youmzain – lining up again. The Tin Man is not getting any younger at 8 years-old though and is seemingly held by the Owen Burrows-trained Tabdeed, who finished ½ a length ahead of him at Newbury last time. Tabdeed has now won 5 of his 8 starts and is clearly a rapidly-improving sprinter, but this is his biggest test to date. The same applies to the Hollie Doyle-ridden Glen Shiel, while after showing a lot of promise earlier this season, Art Power didn’t run as well as expected last time at York in the Nunthorpe – in his defence the return to 6f will suit and he was running with Battaash in the race. Aidan O’Brien’s Lope Y Fernandez is another to respect, but, for me, just doesn’t win enough and is now 5 G1 runs without success. Golden Horde was a good winner of the G1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot and can’t be ruled out, but I think DREAM OF DREAMS and last year’s winner – Hello Youmzain – might be the ones to focus on, with preference for the Sir Michael Stoute runner. He was a very easy winner of the G2 Hungerford Stakes at Newbury last time and even though that came over 7f, he’s a CD winner over this trip here. He was only a head behind Hello Youmzain at Ascot in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes but that came off a 254 day break so was still a top effort. Of course, Hello Youmzain will be no pushover, but has been beaten twice since winning at Ascot and, for me, I just feel Dream Of Dreams is heading here with a bit more confidence. Of the rest, I’ll take a chance on THE TIN MAN (e/w) running well too. This 8 year-old won this race in 2018 and was a close second in 2019, so likes this event. The softer ground will help too and he should be spot-on now after two runs this season.

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