Trustatrader Handicap Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Derby Festival)

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We look at the Trustatrader Handicap ahead of the next renewal, a race contested over 1m½f at Epsom during the Derby Festival to see which runners, trainers and jockeys have previously won the race and which trends you can use to find the winner of the Trustatrader Handicap.

Trustatrader Handicap Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Derby Festival)
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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 Trustatrader Handicap Preview

The World Pool Handicap is the second race at the Derby Festival and the first handicap, it takes place in June of each year and is contested over a distance of one mile and half a furlong with this class two race being open to runners aged four or older.

Trustatrader Handicap Information:

Why not use the trends shortlist below to help you narrow down the field and then head over to the dedicated Epsom tips page to see which runners are being supported by the OLBG expert racing tipsters to find yourself a bet? You may also be interested in other preview blogs that we have packed full of information, head down to the Races Covered at the Epsom Derby Festival section for links to these.

How competitive is the Trustatrader Handicap market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2021 when the race had an over-round of 114%. The race in 2014 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 127%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Trustatrader Handicap, the over-round has been 121%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £121 which is bet.

Trustatrader Handicap 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 Trustatrader Handicap next time out then you would have backed a total of 1 winner. Backing all 19 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -4.00. Whilst we wait for the 2024 Trustatrader Handicap remember you can get daily racing predictions from the expert tipsters on the racing predictions page.

When looking over the past 20 renewals, a time of 1:42.35 was set by Abseil in 2014, which is the quickest time over that period, the runner was trained by Sir Michael Stoute and ridden by James Doyle. The slowest winning time was set in 2016 when Examiner won in a time of 1:48.93, booked to ride was Oisin Murphy by the trainer Stuart Williams.

These are the top three quickest-run Trustatrader Handicap over the last 20 renewals:

  1. Abseil (1:42.35) in 2014
  2. Gossiping (1:42.76) in 2019
  3. Tartan Gigha (1:42.78) in 2010

Trustatrader Handicap Past Winners

Here are the Trustatrader Handicap 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 Trustatrader Handicap as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

YearHorse (Drawn)Info
Austrian Theory (IRE)
4yo 9-2 (8 of 12) 7/1
Joe Fanning
Charlie Johnston (GB)
Totally Charming (GB)
4yo 9-2 (1 of 15) 4/1F
William Buick
George Boughey (GB)
Corazon Espinado (IRE)
6yo 8-5 (10 of 10) 12/1
Hollie Doyle
Simon Dow (GB)
Gossiping (GB)
7yo 8-7 (9 of 14) 10/1
Andrea Atzeni
Gary Moore (GB)
Medburn Dream (GB)
5yo 8-13 (7 of 9) 5/1
Franny Norton
Peter Hedger (GB)
G K Chesterton (IRE)
4yo 8-10 (6 of 12) 3/1F
William Buick
Charlie Appleby (GB)
Examiner (IRE)
5yo 9-0 (7 of 12) 11/2
Oisin Murphy
Stuart Williams (GB)
Gratzie (GB)
4yo 8-5 (11 of 12) 7/1
Silvestre De Sousa
Mick Channon (GB)
Abseil (USA)
4yo 9-3 (2 of 16) 5/2F
James Doyle
Sir Michael Stoute (GB)
Vainglory (USA)
9yo 8-9 (11 of 14) 12/1
Martin Lane
David Simcock (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Trustatrader Handicap have been based:

  • GB: 20 winners with an additional 45 placings from 267 runners
  • IRE: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

Trustatrader Handicap Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Trustatrader Handicap over the last 20 renewals is Andrew Balding who has won the race two times with those two winners coming from Passing Glance (2003) and Highland Knight (2012). Two trainers have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the Trustatrader Handicap, Richard Fahey has sent a total of 21 runners to the race without recording any wins whilst David O'Meara has sent out 10 without a winner.

Here are some of the top Trustatrader Handicap 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):

Andrew Balding13-2-6+11.50+8.44
Kevin Ryan9-1-1-1.00-3.62
Simon Dow8-1-1+5.00+0.20
David Simcock6-1-4+7.00+11.01
Gary Moore4-1-2+7.00+4.63
J R Jenkins3-1-2+10.00+8.50
Ed Vaughan3-1-1+5.50+2.69
Stuart Williams3-1-1+3.50+1.44
Charlie Johnston2-1-2+6.00+4.76
George Boughey2-1-2+3.00+2.69

Trustatrader Handicap Jockey Statistics

There are two leading jockeys in the Trustatrader Handicap over the last 20 renewals with both Joe Fanning and William Buick who have both won the race two times. Joe Fanning winners have been with Tartan Gigha (2009) and Austrian Theory (2023). William Buick winners have been with G K Chesterton (2017) and Totally Charming (2022).

Here are some of the top Trustatrader Handicap 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):

Joe Fanning10-2-4+3.50+2.98
William Buick6-2-5+3.00+5.82
Ryan Moore12-1-6-3.50-0.59
Silvestre De Sousa9-1-2-1.00-0.62
James Doyle9-1-2-5.50-5.39
Andrea Atzeni7-1-2+4.00+2.13
Neil Callan7-1-2+1.00-0.24
David Probert6-1-2+1.50+0.69
Franny Norton6-1-1+0.00-2.00
Oisin Murphy5-1-2+1.50+1.14

Trustatrader Handicap Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +7.50 is when runners last place was 1 start ago. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners last place was 3 starts ago, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-39.

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

  • 2023: Winner in 8 (3,4) [12 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 1 (6,8) [15 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 10 (2,1) [10 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 9 (1,13) [14 Runners]
  • 2018: Winner in 7 (2,3) [9 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the Trustatrader Handicap is Chester, there has been a total number of 4 winners of this race who ran at Chester last time out. The next best courses which have produced the second most winners are Newmarket (Rowley) and Sandown, 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 19 winners from a total of 256 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 1 winner from a total of 12 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, there is only one stallion whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Trustatrader Handicap, that stallion Green Desert has produced 2 winners (2010,2009).

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

  • Invincible Spirit (0 Wins from 6 runners)
  • Pivotal (0 Wins from 6 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Passing Glance in 2003, winning for Andrew Balding at odds of 16/1 under the guidance of Martin Dwyer. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there have been 4 winning favourites in the race. Remember to bookmark the best racing tipsters page so you can get easy access to the best OLBG racing tipsters.

Races Covered at the Epsom Derby Festival

Here is the 2024 schedule for the two-day Epsom Derby Festival, each race will be linked to the race blog and detail last year's winner in the table below.

Epsom Derby Festival races for Friday 31st May 2024

Race2023 WinnerInfo
Woodcote Stakes
Bobsleigh (IRE)
2yo - 5/1
Eve Johnson Houghton
Charles Bishop
Trustatrader Handicap
Austrian Theory (IRE)
4yo - 7/1
Charlie Johnston
Joe Fanning
Coronation Cup
Emily Upjohn (GB)
4yo - 11/4
John & Thady Gosden
Frankie Dettori
Betfred Handicap
Cadillac (IRE)
5yo - 12/1
George Boughey
Kevin Stott
Epsom Oaks
Soul Sister (IRE)
3yo - 11/4
John & Thady Gosden
Frankie Dettori
Surrey Stakes
Olivia Maralda (IRE)
3yo - 3/1
Roger Varian
Kevin Stott
Tattenham Handicap
Spanish Star (IRE)
8yo - 12/1
Patrick Chamings
Rhys Clutterbuck

Epsom Derby Festival races for Saturday 1st June 2024

Race2023 WinnerInfo
Lester Piggott Handicap
Torito (GB)
3yo - 4/1
John & Thady Gosden
Benoit De La Sayette
Princess Elizabeth Stakes
Prosperous Voyage (IRE)
4yo - 6/4
Ralph Beckett
Frankie Dettori
Diomed Stakes
Regal Reality (GB)
8yo - 5/1
Sir Michael Stoute
Ryan Moore
Epsom 3yo Dash
Tatterstall (IRE)
3yo - 8/1
Michael Dods
Connor Beasley
Epsom Dash
Navello (GB)
4yo - 25/1
George Boughey
Andrea Atzeni
Epsom Derby
Auguste Rodin (IRE)
3yo - 9/2
A P OBrien
Ryan Moore
Northern Dancer Handicap
Sheer Rocks (GB)
4yo - 11/2
Eve Johnson Houghton
Harry Davies
JRA Tokyo Trophy Handicap
Badri (GB)
6yo - 10/1
Ruth Carr
Hollie Doyle

Article Contributor Information

We are blessed with an excellent team of specialists and experts at OLBG. Contributing to creating and maintaining this Trustatrader Handicap Preview are at hand, Andy and Darren. They both work on the Horse racing tips team team looking after the tipsters and managing the tips settlement, whilst also creating and managing all of the horse racing event previews for Flat Racing.

Darren Brett

Darren Brett

Tipster competition manager

Darren has worked in the horse racing industry for decades bringing to OLBG for the last 20 years a wealth of knowledge, creating much of our content on these sports. Darren also manages our Grand National Guide and is the go-to font of knowledge for the world's greatest steeplechase.
Andy Powell

Andy Powell

Content editor

Andy, a seasoned horse racing expert with over 15 years of experience, possesses a comprehensive understanding of the sport, from delving into complex statistical data for flat racing in the UK and Ireland to crafting insightful flat racing blogs for OLBG.

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