Ayr Silver Cup Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends

Updated: 1245 Horse Racing

Contested over a distance of 6f is the Ayr Silver Cup which is scheduled to take place at Ayr. Below we have detailed past winners along with both trainer and jockey records in the race and see which trends have been set based on past winners of the Ayr Silver Cup.

Ayr Silver Cup Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends
Andy Powell Content Editor

Horse Racing stats man, Andy has contributed to OLBG for 18 years - An Ipswich fan and F1 fanatic, he also contributes EFL football and Motor Sport opinion.

2024 Ayr Silver Cup Preview

Scheduled to take place in September of each year at the Ayr racecourse on the same day as the Ayr Gold Cup, the Ayr Silver Cup acts as a consolation race for the big one, you can also find runners who fail to get into this race running in the Ayr Bronze Cup on the Friday prior to this race. This class two race is open to runners who are aged three or older with it being run over six furlongs, watch out for those who just fail to make it into the main race, these will be at the top of the weights!

Ayr Silver Cup Information:

Our dedicated Ayr tips page will not only bring you predictions from the OLBG racing tipsters for the upcoming card that includes the Ayr Silver Cup but will also have predictions for each meeting at Ayr throughout the season so be sure to head over there. You may also be interested in other preview blogs that we have packed full of information, head down to the Other Principal Races at Ayr Racecourse section for links to these.

How competitive is the Ayr Silver Cup market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2004 when the race had an over-round of 125%. The race in 2013 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 141%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Ayr Silver Cup, the over-round has been 134%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £134 which is bet.

Ayr Silver Cup Trends:

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 20 if you had followed the winner of the Ayr Silver Cup next time out then you would have backed a total of 2 winners. Backing all 19 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -9.25. Whilst we wait for the 2024 Ayr Silver Cup remember you can get daily racing predictions from the expert tipsters on the racing predictions page.

The runner that holds the record over the past 20 renewals for the slowest time in the race was set in the 2011 renewal when Cheveton from Richard Price under the guidance of Dale Swift, won in a time of 1:16.17, whilst at the other end of the spectrum, Golden Apollo, trained by Tim Easterby and ridden by David Allan set the quickest time of 1:09.63 in the 2019 renewal.

These are the top three quickest-run Ayr Silver Cup over the last 20 renewals:

  • 2019 - Golden Apollo (1:09.63)
  • 2022 - Dusky Lord (1:09.89)
  • 2014 - Huntsmans Close (1:10.01)

Ayr Silver Cup Past Winners

Here are the Ayr Silver Cup past winners for the last 10 renewals. Each row details the year of the race, the horse which won along with the age & weight of the horse. Also detailed is the stall where the horse came from and the total number of runners in the race. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the Ayr Silver Cup as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Year Horse (Drawn) Info
2023
1:10.58
Wobwobwob (IRE)
5yo 9-9 (11 of 25) 9/2F
Hollie Doyle
Adrian Paul Keatley (GB)
2022
1:09.89
Dusky Lord (GB)
4yo 9-11 (10 of 25) 14/1
Jack Mitchell
Roger Varian (GB)
2021
1:10.91
Staxton (GB)
6yo 9-6 (2 of 24) 25/1
Duran Fentiman
Tim Easterby (GB)
2020
1:11.96
Magical Spirit (IRE)
4yo 9-4 (4 of 24) 18/1
Kevin Stott
Kevin Ryan (GB)
2019
1:09.63
Golden Apollo (GB)
5yo 9-4 (5 of 24) 12/1
David Allan
Tim Easterby (GB)
2018
1:15.98
Snazzy Jazzy (IRE)
3yo 9-8 (23 of 23) 11/1
Hector Crouch
Clive Cox (GB)
2016
1:13.63
Roudee (GB)
4yo 9-9 (8 of 25) 20/1
Richard Kingscote
Tom Dascombe (GB)
2015
1:11.06
Tatlisu (IRE)
5yo 9-5 (4 of 25) 18/1
Jack Garritty (3lbs)
Richard Fahey (GB)
2014
1:10.01
Huntsmans Close (GB)
4yo 9-2 (27 of 26) 9/1
James Doyle
Roger Charlton (GB)
2013
1:13.45
Ancient Cross (GB)
9yo 9-10 (26 of 27) 33/1
Pat Cosgrave
Michael Easterby (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Ayr Silver Cup have been based:

  • GB: 20 winners with an additional 57 placings from 494 runners
  • IRE: 0 winners with an additional 3 placings from 7 runners
  • AUS: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 3 runners

Ayr Silver Cup Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Ayr Silver Cup over the last 20 renewals is Richard Fahey who has won the race three times with those three winners coming from Utmost Respect (2007), Kaldoun Kingdom (2009) and Tatlisu (2015). The only other trainer to have recorded multiple wins in the Ayr Silver Cup is Tim Easterby (2 wins). There are two trainers who have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the Ayr Silver Cup, David O'Meara has sent a total of 15 runners to the race without recording any wins whilst K R Burke has sent out 12 without a winner.

Here are some of the top Ayr Silver Cup trainer statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

Trainer R-W-P Win EW
Richard Fahey 56-3-9 -24.25 -21.97
Tim Easterby 26-2-4 +13.00 +6.39
Kevin Ryan 42-1-6 -23.00 -18.56
Michael Dods 25-1-9 -8.00 +4.38
Jim Goldie 21-1-1 +0.00 -7.50
David Barron 16-1-2 +18.00 +7.38
Michael Easterby 8-1-2 +26.00 +15.51
Clive Cox 7-1-1 +5.00 +0.88
Roger Charlton 3-1-1 +7.00 +3.63
Adrian Paul Keatley 3-1-1 +2.50 +0.81

Ayr Silver Cup Jockey Statistics

There are multiple jockeys who have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the Ayr Silver Cup, Daniel Tudhope (0-16), Tom Eaves (0-15) and Tony Hamilton (0-12) have all failed to produce a single winner despite sending multiple rides to the race.

Here are some of the top Ayr Silver Cup jockey statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

Jockey R-W-P Win EW
David Allan 17-1-2 -4.00 -4.87
Paul Hanagan 15-1-4 -11.25 -6.47
Paul Mulrennan 13-1-2 +4.00 -0.44
Joe Fanning 8-1-2 +9.00 +6.63
Barry McHugh 8-1-1 +1.00 -2.00
Richard Kingscote 6-1-2 +15.00 +9.50
Kevin Stott 5-1-2 +14.00 +8.56
Dale Swift 5-1-2 +8.00 +5.50
Duran Fentiman 4-1-1 +22.00 +12.63
Jack Garritty 4-1-2 +15.00 +10.25

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): (18, 19), 12, 15, 23, 1, 16, 1, 17, 7, 2, 7, 3, 2, 11, 2, 7, 12, 3, 13, 1

The percentage shown is the percentage of the total number of runners who fell under that factor. High percentages are less appealing than lower ones as you would expect them to do well.

  • 20 / 20 (72%) - In a field of 7 - 13 (Debut)
  • 20 / 20 (82%) - Furthest Won 6f - 7f
  • 20 / 20 (82%) - Not in a G3/Cl2-3/Cl6-7 (Debut)
  • 20 / 20 (84%) - Made 2 - 13 starts (1 Year)
  • 20 / 20 (85%) - Dam is not ARG/BRZ/CAN/FR/GER/ITY/SAF/USA bred
  • 20 / 20 (86%) - Carried 121 - 137lbs (Last Win)
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Highest Placed is not G1-3/Cl5
  • 19 / 20 (80%) - No bigger than 33/1
  • 19 / 20 (88%) - Placed within last 6 starts
  • 19 / 20 (89%) - No bigger than 25/1 (LTO)
  • 18 / 20 (63%) - Within the first 15 of the market
  • 18 / 20 (80%) - Achieved an RPR of 88+ (Last 3)
  • 18 / 20 (83%) - Achieved an RPR of 89+ (Last Win)
  • 18 / 20 (86%) - No more than +13lbs (Vs Min Weight)
  • 18 / 20 (87%) - No more than -11lbs (Vs Max Weight)

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Ayr racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Ayr Silver Cup. If there is anything that you do not understand in this blog, please do leave a comment or alternatively, head over to the Horse Racing Terms and Abbreviations article which is available in the OLBG Betting School section.

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Ayr Silver Cup Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +37.50 is when runners had 1 career win on the going. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 2 career places in the class, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-73.

Here are the most recent winning draws along with the further placings in brackets:

  • 2023: Winner in 11 (8,4,1) [25 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 10 (13,5,4) [25 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 2 (6,10,4) [24 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 4 (5,7,11) [24 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 5 (2,20,23) [24 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the Ayr Silver Cup is Doncaster, there has been a total number of 6 winners of this race who ran at Doncaster last time out. The next best courses which have produced the second most winners are Ripon and Haydock, there has been a total number of 3 winners from each of those courses.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 20 winners from a total of 476 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 0 winners from a total of 28 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, these are the stallions whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Ayr Silver Cup:

  • Pivotal (3 Wins)
  • Machiavellian (2 Wins)

These are the stallions whose offspring have not produced a winner of the Ayr Silver Cup despite multiple attempts:

  • Kyllachy (0 Wins from 15 runners)
  • Acclamation (0 Wins from 11 runners)
  • Bahamian Bounty (0 Wins from 10 runners)
  • Namid (0 Wins from 10 runners)
  • Royal Applause (0 Wins from 10 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Native Title in 2003, winning for David Nicholls at odds of 66/1 under the guidance of Joanna Badger. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there has been a total of 3 winning favourites in the race. Ahead of the 2024 Ayr Silver Cup why not head over to the best racing tipster page to see what the tipsters are backing today?

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