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2022 Bunbury Cup Preview, Trends & Analysis

Published: Jul 3, 4:22pm Last Updated: Jul 11, 12:43pm Horse Racing 2 Comments 5336 Views

2022 Bunbury Cup Preview

Scheduled to take place in July of each year at the Newmarket racecourse is the Bunbury Cup which features at the July Festival. The race is run over a distance of seven furlongs, it is run over a straight and is open to runners who are aged three or older.

One of the popular betting handicaps of the turf flat season in England, the Bunbury Cup is named in honour of Sir Charles Bunbury who founded the two English Classics (1000 & 2000 Guineas) staged at Newmarket.

Our dedicated Newmarket Betting Picks will not only bring you predictions from the OLBG racing tipsters for the upcoming card that includes the Bunbury Cup but will also have predictions for each meeting at Newmarket throughout the season so be sure to head over there.

When looking over the past 20 renewals, a time of 1:22.61 was set by Rene Mathis in 2015, that is the quickest time over that period, the runner was trained by Richard Fahey and ridden by Paul Hanagan. The slowest winning time was set in 2012 when Bonnie Brae won in a time of 1:30.91, booked to ride was Ryan Moore on this David Elsworth trained runner.

These are the top three quickest run Bunbury Cup over the last 20 renewals:

  • 2015 - Rene Mathis (1:22.61)
  • 2019 - Vale Of Kent (1:22.69)
  • 2013 - Field Of Dream (1:23.09)

How competitive is the Bunbury Cup market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2016 when the race had an over-round of 121%. The race in 2003 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 137%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Bunbury Cup, the over-round has been 128% that means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £128 which is bet.

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 Bunbury Cup next time out then you would have back 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 +7.00. Remember to bookmark the racing tips page so you can get easy access to the OLBG racing picks on a daily basis.

Bunbury Cup Past Ten Winners

Here are the past 10 winners of the Bunbury Cup. 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 which the horse came from and also the total number of runners in the race. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the Bunbury Cup as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Year Horse (Drawn) Info
5yo 9-10 (3 of 18) 11/2
Frankie Dettori
Richard Hannon
4yo 9-7 (14 of 17) 5/1
Jim Crowley
Richard Hannon
Vale Of Kent
4yo 9-4 (14 of 17) 13/2
Frankie Dettori
Mark Johnston
Burnt Sugar
6yo 9-1 (16 of 18) 7/1
Paul Hanagan
Roger Fell
Above The Rest
6yo 8-10 (19 of 18) 12/1
Clifford Lee (5lbs)
David Barron
Golden Steps
5yo 9-0 (14 of 16) 7/1F
Frankie Dettori
Marco Botti
Rene Mathis
5yo 9-1 (10 of 17) 16/1
Paul Hanagan
Richard Fahey
Heavens Guest
4yo 9-3 (9 of 13) 12/1
Tony Hamilton
Richard Fahey
Field Of Dream
6yo 9-7 (20 of 19) 14/1
Adam Kirby
Jamie Osborne
Bonnie Brae
5yo 9-9 (12 of 15) 13/2
Ryan Moore
David Elsworth

Where have the winning runners come from?

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

  • GB: 20 winners with an additional 59 placings from 348 runners
  • IRE: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 4 runners
  • FR: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 3 runners

Bunbury Cup Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Bunbury Cup over the last 20 renewals is Richard Fahey who has won the race 3 times. Those 3 winners came from Brae Hill (2011), Heavens Guest (2014) & Rene Mathis (2015). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the Bunbury Cup are Mark Johnston (2 wins) & Richard Hannon (2 wins). There is one trainer who has not had the best of times in the Bunbury Cup, Mick Channon has sent a total of 12 runners to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top Bunbury 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 19-3-6 +23.00 +13.39
Mark Johnston 15-2-5 -2.50 -0.56
Richard Hannon 7-2-3 +5.50 +6.20
Jamie Osborne 6-1-2 +9.00 +8.38
David Barron 5-1-2 +8.00 +5.38
Roger Fell 5-1-2 +3.00 +2.38
David Elsworth 5-1-2 +2.50 +2.56
Roger Charlton 3-1-1 +2.00 +0.50
William Muir 2-1-1 +24.00 +14.63
J R Jenkins 2-1-1 +13.00 +7.75

Bunbury Cup Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Bunbury Cup over the last 20 renewals is Frankie Dettori who has won the race 4 times. Those 4 winners came from St Moritz (2010), Golden Steps (2016), Vale Of Kent (2019) & Motakhayyel (2021). Other jockeys who have recorded multiple wins in the Bunbury Cup are Ryan Moore (2 wins) & Paul Hanagan (2 wins). There is one jockey who has not had the best of times in the Bunbury Cup, Jamie Spencer has had a total of 10 rides to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top Bunbury Cup jockey statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Rides, 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
Frankie Dettori 15-4-6 +12.00 +7.01
Ryan Moore 11-2-5 +9.50 +8.50
Paul Hanagan 6-2-2 +19.00 +10.38
Martin Dwyer 6-1-1 +20.00 +10.63
Adam Kirby 5-1-1 +10.00 +4.75
Tony Hamilton 4-1-2 +9.00 +6.00
Jim Crowley 4-1-1 +2.00 +0.13
Clifford Lee 1-1-1 +12.00 +7.50
Barry McHugh 1-1-1 +11.00 +6.88
Jamie Spencer 10-0-4 -10.00 -3.81

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): ,1,1,(3,16),2,13,(13,17),11,2,1,19,12,9,13,9,(1,9),16,10,2,16,10

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 (89%) - Not +4-6lbs vs average weight
  • 20 / 20 (89%) - Ran in a Cl2 or Cl3 (LTO)
  • 19 / 20 (58%) - No bigger than 16/1
  • 19 / 20 (84%) - Previously ran over 7.5f+
  • 19 / 20 (84%) - 2+ Wins on turf
  • 19 / 20 (85%) - Previously won over 7f+
  • 19 / 20 (87%) - Last win was on the turf
  • 18 / 20 (77%) - 7+ Starts in handicaps
  • 17 / 20 (75%) - 12+ Career starts on turf
  • 16 / 20 (76%) - 4+ Starts in the class

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Newmarket racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Bunbury Cup. if you are unaware of what trends and statistics are, how they can be used etc then head over to the OLBG Betting School and have a read of this Stats And Trends article which will make everything much clearer.

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Bunbury Cup Trend Analysis

The worst performing factor which has failed to produce a single winner is when runners were priced at 33/1, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-49.

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

  • 2021: Winner in 3 (14,10,6) [18 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 14 (4,5,13) [17 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 14 (11,17,8) [17 Runners]
  • 2018: Winner in 16 (5,15,14) [18 Runners]
  • 2017: Winner in 19 (20,15,12) [18 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the Bunbury Cup is Ascot, there has been a total number of 9 winners of this race who ran at Ascot last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 19 winners from a total of 343 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 1 winner from a total of 12 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, These are the stallions whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Bunbury Cup:

  • Primo Dominie (3 Wins)
  • Heeraat (2 Wins)

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

  • Exceed And Excel (0 Wins from 13 runners)
  • Indian Ridge (0 Wins from 9 runners)
  • Acclamation (0 Wins from 7 runners)
  • Invincible Spirit (0 Wins from 7 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest priced winner was Material Witness in 2004 when winning for William Muir at odds of 25/1 under the guidance of Martin Dwyer. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there has been a total of 4 winning favourites in the race. Ahead of the 2022 Bunbury Cup why not head over to the best racing tipster page to see what the tipsters are backing today.

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