bet365 Sprint Handicap Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (July Festival)

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If you are a fan of horse racing trends then this preview of the bet365 Sprint Handicap Stakes will be perfect for you! Not only do we look at the trends but we look at past winners as well as trainer and jockey records for the bet365 Sprint Handicap Stakes, a race run over 6f at Newmarket during the July Festival.

bet365 Sprint Handicap Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (July Festival)
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 bet365 Sprint Handicap Stakes Preview

Taking place at the July Festival each year at the Newmarket racecourse is this handicap that is open to runners who are aged three years old, the race is a Class 2 in which the runners compete over a six-furlong trip.

bet365 Sprint Handicap Stakes Information:

To see which runners the OLBG racing tipsters are tipping throughout the card that includes this race, head over to the Newmarket tips on the day of the race, do they agree with the runners on the trend shortlist or are they predicting other runners? You may also be interested in other preview blogs that we have packed full of information, head down to the Other Principal Races at Newmarket Racecourse section for links to these.

How competitive is the bet365 Sprint Handicap Stakes 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 122%. The race in 2018 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 135%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the bet365 Sprint Handicap Stakes, the over-round has been 128%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £128 which is bet.

bet365 Sprint Handicap Stakes 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 bet365 Sprint Handicap Stakes next time out then you would have backed a total of 6 winners. Backing all 18 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of +15.50. Remember to use the racing predictions along with the information on this page to find a bet on the 2024 bet365 Sprint Handicap Stakes.

Over the last 20 renewals, it was the John Dunlop trained Shmookh ridden by Richard Hills who set the fastest winning time in the bet365 Sprint Handicap Stakes, the runner won the race in a time of 1:09.93 was set when winning the race in 2007. At the other end of the scale, it was the combination of trainer Mark Johnston and jockey Silvestre De Sousa with Fulbright who set the slowest winning time, the race-winning time was 1:13.68 in the 2012 renewal.

These are the top three quickest-run bet365 Sprint Handicap Stakes over the last 20 renewals:

  • 2007 - Shmookh (1:09.93)
  • 2022 - Lethal Levi (1:09.95)
  • 2019 - Pass The Vino (1:10.00)

bet365 Sprint Handicap Stakes Past Winners

Here are the bet365 Sprint Handicap Stakes 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 also the total number of runners in the race. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the bet365 Sprint Handicap Stakes as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Year Horse (Drawn) Info
2023
1:10.01
Quinault (GER)
3yo 8-3 (11 of 16) 4/1F
Connor Planas (5lbs)
Stuart Williams (GB)
2022
1:09.95
Lethal Levi (GB)
3yo 8-3 (14 of 19) 16/1
Jimmy Quinn
K R Burke (GB)
2021
1:10.29
Blackrod (GB)
3yo 8-4 (16 of 17) 11/1
Silvestre De Sousa
Michael Dods (GB)
2020
1:12.54
Elon (GB)
3yo 8-6 (12 of 17) 40/1
Callum Shepherd
William Knight (GB)
2019
1:10.00
Pass The Vino (IRE)
3yo 8-4 (20 of 20) 25/1
David Egan
Paul DArcy (GB)
2018
1:11.57
Foxtrot Lady (GB)
3yo 8-12 (8 of 20) 8/1
David Probert
Andrew Balding (GB)
2017
1:11.72
Ekhtiyaar (GB)
3yo 8-10 (19 of 19) 13/2
Jim Crowley
Roger Varian (GB)
2016
1:10.51
Dancing Star (GB)
3yo 9-2 (3 of 20) 7/1
David Probert
Andrew Balding (GB)
2015
1:11.42
Magical Memory (IRE)
3yo 8-12 (15 of 17) 7/1
Frankie Dettori
Charles Hills (GB)
2014
1:13.12
Deeds Not Words (IRE)
3yo 8-5 (16 of 15) 33/1
Charles Bishop (3lbs)
Mick Channon (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the bet365 Sprint Handicap Stakes have been based:

  • GB: 20 winners with an additional 58 placings from 365 runners
  • IRE: 0 winners with an additional 1 placing from 4 runners

bet365 Sprint Handicap Stakes Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the bet365 Sprint Handicap Stakes over the last 20 renewals is Andrew Balding who has won the race four times with those four winners coming from Dark Missile (2006), Fireback (2010), Dancing Star (2016) and Foxtrot Lady (2018). There are two trainers who have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the bet365 Sprint Handicap Stakes, Kevin Ryan has sent a total of 18 runners to the race without recording any wins whilst Richard Hannon has sent out 13 without a winner.

Here are some of the top bet365 Sprint Handicap Stakes 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
Andrew Balding 13-4-6 +34.00 +23.13
Richard Fahey 25-1-6 -17.00 -7.30
Mick Channon 20-1-2 +14.00 +3.88
Mark Johnston 16-1-2 -5.00 -5.50
Charles Hills 7-1-1 +1.00 -1.62
Roger Varian 7-1-1 +0.50 -1.94
K R Burke 6-1-1 +11.00 +5.00
Roger Charlton 5-1-2 +2.50 +2.31
Stuart Williams 5-1-1 +0.00 -1.50
Michael Dods 3-1-2 +9.00 +6.88

bet365 Sprint Handicap Stakes Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the bet365 Sprint Handicap Stakes over the last 20 renewals is David Probert who has won the race four times with those four winners coming from Fireback (2010), Coeus (2011), Dancing Star (2016) and Foxtrot Lady (2018). The only other jockey to have recorded multiple wins in the bet365 Sprint Handicap Stakes is Silvestre De Sousa (2 wins). There are multiple jockeys who have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the bet365 Sprint Handicap Stakes, William Buick (0-12), Andrea Atzeni (0-10) and Jamie Spencer (0-10) have all failed to produce a single winner despite sending multiple rides to the race.

Here are some of the top bet365 Sprint Handicap Stakes 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 Probert 7-4-6 +33.00 +26.39
Silvestre De Sousa 6-2-2 +17.00 +9.13
Ryan Moore 16-1-2 -8.00 -9.56
Martin Dwyer 9-1-1 +8.00 +2.00
Frankie Dettori 8-1-2 +0.00 -0.37
Jimmy Quinn 7-1-2 +10.00 +7.00
Tom Queally 4-1-2 +30.00 +23.13
David Egan 4-1-1 +22.00 +12.63
Jim Crowley 4-1-2 +3.50 +1.98
Charles Bishop 3-1-1 +31.00 +18.63

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): 3, 4, 3, 3, 7, 8, 8, 8, 6, 2, (3, 15), 4, 6, 13, 17, 12, 3, 9, 3, 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 (75%) - Break of 14 - 266 days (Last Place)
  • 20 / 20 (82%) - Furthest Won 6f - 7f
  • 20 / 20 (86%) - Had 2 - 8 placings (1 Year)
  • 20 / 20 (87%) - In a field of 7 - 19 (Debut)
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Highest Placed is not G1-3/Cl5-6
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - No bigger than 25/1 (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (89%) - Not in a G1-2/LST/Cl5 (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (89%) - Placed within last 4 starts
  • 19 / 20 (62%) - Beaten no more -5l (LTO)
  • 19 / 20 (83%) - Best win not in a Class 5
  • 19 / 20 (84%) - Carried no more than 128lbs
  • 19 / 20 (84%) - Wearing no equipment
  • 19 / 20 (89%) - No bigger than 33/1
  • 18 / 20 (60%) - Achieved a TS of 66+ (LTO)
  • 18 / 20 (79%) - Won within last 5 starts

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Newmarket racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the bet365 Sprint Handicap Stakes. Maybe you are looking to back something in this race on the tote, but you are not sure of the process or how the tote works, No problem! We have an article which is dedicated to The Tote for you to read which explains everything you need to know! Be sure to check out the other articles too in the OLBG Betting School.

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bet365 Sprint Handicap Stakes Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +51.00 is when runners last place was 1 start ago. The worst performing factor which has failed to produce a single winner is when runners ran in a race worth £5,000 when last winning, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-60.

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

  • 2023: Winner in 11 (9,4,12) [16 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 14 (11,13,4) [19 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 16 (15,19,2) [17 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 12 (9,19,10) [17 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 20 (1,14,5) [20 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the bet365 Sprint Handicap Stakes is York, there has been a total number of 8 winners of this race who ran at York last time out. The next best course which has produced the second most winners is Newmarket (July), there has been a total number of 3 winners of this race who ran at Newmarket (July) last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 17 winners from a total of 317 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 3 winners from a total of 52 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, there is only one stallion whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the bet365 Sprint Handicap Stakes, that stallion Bated Breath has produced 2 winners (2020,2017).

These are the stallions whose offspring have not produced a winner of the bet365 Sprint Handicap Stakes despite multiple attempts:

  • Acclamation (0 Wins from 13 runners)
  • Invincible Spirit (0 Wins from 10 runners)
  • Kodiac (0 Wins from 10 runners)
  • Dutch Art (0 Wins from 6 runners)
  • Kyllachy (0 Wins from 6 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Elon in 2020, winning for William Knight at odds of 40/1 under the guidance of Callum Shepherd. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there has been a total of 1 winning favourite in the race. Whilst we wait for the 2024 bet365 Sprint Handicap Stakes remember you can get daily racing predictions from the top racing tipsters on the best racing tipsters page.

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