Scottish Sprint Cup Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends

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Contested over a distance of 5f is the Scottish Sprint Cup which is scheduled to take place at Musselburgh. Below we have detailed past winners along with both trainer and jockey records in the race and see which trends the past winners of the Scottish Sprint Cup have set for this year.

Scottish Sprint Cup Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends
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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.

2025 Scottish Sprint Cup Preview

This class two handicap, the Scottish Sprint Cup is scheduled to take place in April of each year at the Musselburgh racecourse, a race that is open to runners who are aged four or older with a maximum of seventeen runners facing this five-furlong and one-yard trip.

The race usually takes place on the same day as the Queen's Cup, a heritage handicap also run at Musselburgh.

Scottish Sprint Cup Information:

To see which runners the OLBG racing tipsters are tipping throughout the card that includes this race, head over to the Musselburgh 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 Musselburgh Racecourse section for links to these.

How competitive is the Scottish Sprint Cup 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 118%. The race in 2014 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 139%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Scottish Sprint Cup, the over-round has been 128%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £128 which is bet.

Scottish Sprint 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 Scottish Sprint Cup next time out then you would have backed a total of 3 winners. Backing all 20 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of +6.50. Whilst we wait for the 2024 Scottish Sprint Cup 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 56.77 was set by Caspian Prince in 2018, which is the quickest time over that period, the runner was trained by Michael Appleby and ridden by Alistair Rawlinson. The slowest winning time was set in 2014 when Demora won in a time of 1:00.67, booked to ride was Alistair Rawlinson on this Michael Appleby trained runner.

These are the top three quickest-run Scottish Sprint Cup over the last 20 renewals:

  1. Caspian Prince (56.77) in 2018
  2. Red Baron (57.10) in 2015
  3. Pavershooz (57.52) in 2009

Scottish Sprint Cup Past Winners

Here are the Scottish Sprint 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 Scottish Sprint Cup as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Race Notes: The 2024 renewal was abandoned due to a waterlogged track.

YearHorse (Drawn)Info
2023
1:00.43
Silky Wilkie (IRE)
4yo 9-10 (14 of 13) 6/1
Clifford Lee
K R Burke (GB)
2022
58.29
Ancient Times (GB)
4yo 8-6 (14 of 13) 6/1
Pierre-Louis Jamin (3lbs)
Harry Eustace (GB)
2021
58.28
Jabbarockie (GB)
8yo 9-0 (10 of 13) 4/1F
Jason Hart
Eric Alston (GB)
2019
58.79
Saaheq (GB)
5yo 8-3 (15 of 16) 11/2F
Hollie Doyle
Michael Appleby (GB)
2018
56.77
Caspian Prince (IRE)
9yo 9-10 (9 of 16) 16/1
Alistair Rawlinson
Michael Appleby (GB)
2017
58.10
Line Of Reason (IRE)
7yo 8-12 (8 of 17) 11/1
Joe Fanning
Paul Midgley (GB)
2016
57.77
Hoofalong (GB)
6yo 8-5 (16 of 17) 16/1
Nathan Evans (5lbs)
Michael Easterby (GB)
2015
57.10
Red Baron (IRE)
6yo 8-6 (11 of 17) 4/1F
Neil Farley (3lbs)
Eric Alston (GB)
2014
1:00.67
Demora (GB)
5yo 8-8 (3 of 17) 10/1
Alistair Rawlinson (7lbs)
Michael Appleby (GB)
2013
59.60
Kingsgate Choice (IRE)
6yo 9-7 (1 of 17) 6/1F
Liam Keniry
Ed de Giles (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

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

  • GB: 20 winners with an additional 54 placings from 318 runners
  • IRE: 0 winners with an additional 1 placing from 2 runners

Scottish Sprint Cup Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Scottish Sprint Cup over the last 20 renewals is Michael Appleby who has won the race three times with those three winners coming from Demora (2014), Caspian Prince (2018) and Saaheq (2019). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the Scottish Sprint Cup are Bryan Smart (2 wins) and Eric Alston (2 wins). Multiple trainers have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the Scottish Sprint Cup, Jim Goldie (0-23), Milton Bradley (0-15) and Richard Fahey (0-14) have all failed to produce a single winner despite sending multiple runners to the race.

Here are some of the top Scottish Sprint 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):

TrainerR-W-PWinEW
Michael Appleby8-3-3+26.50+14.69
Bryan Smart11-2-4+26.00+19.51
Eric Alston7-2-3+3.00+0.84
Tim Easterby33-1-4-27.00-22.49
Paul Midgley21-1-3-9.00-9.87
Kevin Ryan19-1-4-2.00-3.87
David Barron15-1-5-11.25-7.40
Michael Easterby4-1-1+13.00+7.00
Ed de Giles2-1-1+5.00+2.75
Harry Eustace1-1-1+6.00+3.75

Scottish Sprint Cup Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Scottish Sprint Cup over the last 20 renewals is Alistair Rawlinson who has won the race two times with those two winners coming from Demora (2014) and Caspian Prince (2018). There is one jockey who has not had the best of times in the Scottish Sprint Cup, Tom Eaves has ridden a total of 11 runners to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top Scottish Sprint 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):

JockeyR-W-PWinEW
Alistair Rawlinson3-2-2+25.00+15.25
Joe Fanning12-1-1+0.00-4.12
David Allan12-1-4-6.00-0.74
Duran Fentiman9-1-2+20.00+10.50
Graham Lee7-1-1+10.00+4.00
Royston Ffrench7-1-4+4.00+8.38
Jason Hart5-1-3+0.00+0.81
Silvestre De Sousa4-1-1+17.00+9.50
Liam Keniry2-1-1+5.00+2.75
Hollie Doyle2-1-2+4.50+3.69

Scottish Sprint Cup Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +58.75 is when runners ran over 6.0f on debut. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had a highest class run of Class 1 (G2), when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-50.

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

  • 2023: Winner in 14 (12,8) [13 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 14 (12,9) [13 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 10 (12,7) [13 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 15 (17,10,8) [16 Runners]
  • 2018: Winner in 9 (10,14,3) [16 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the Scottish Sprint Cup is York, there has been a total number of 4 winners of this race who ran at York last time out. The next best course which has produced the second most winners is Haydock, there has been a total number of 3 winners of this race who ran at Haydock 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 291 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 1 winner from a total of 29 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, there is only one stallion whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Scottish Sprint Cup, that stallion Piccolo has produced 2 winners (2007,2005).

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

  • Pivotal (0 Wins from 12 runners)
  • Compton Place (0 Wins from 10 runners)
  • Kyllachy (0 Wins from 7 runners)
  • Monsieur Bond (0 Wins from 7 runners)
  • Acclamation (0 Wins from 6 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Burning Thread in 2011, winning for Tim Etherington at odds of 50/1 under the guidance of Dale Swift. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there have been 6 winning favourites in the race. Remember to use the best racing tipsters along with the information on this page to find you a bet on the 2025 Scottish Sprint Cup.

Other Principal races at Musselburgh racecourse

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Article Contributor Information

We are blessed with an excellent team of specialists and experts at OLBG. Contributing to creating and maintaining this Scottish Sprint Cup 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.

James Banting

James Banting

Tipster competition assistant

James Banting, a passionate horse racing enthusiast and aficionado, brings a wealth of experience to OLBG, having attended numerous race meetings over the years. His background working with the Jockey Club provides him with a unique insider's perspective on the industry.
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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