Shergar Cup Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends

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We look ahead to Shergar Cup day at Ascot, which team will come out on top? We have covered six of the eight races for the day in this one blog.

Shergar 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.

The 2024 Shergar Cup will take place at Ascot on Saturday the 10th of August, on the day of the races, you will be able to see who the OLBG racing tipsters are backing in each of the eight races on the Ascot Betting Tips page.

The Shergar Cup was created to create a 'Ryder Cup' kind of competition and the inaugural competition featured Europe vs the Middle East and took place at Goodwood.

A year later, it was moved to Ascot and the Middle East team became the Rest of the World then after the Ascot renovations, the competition returned with the four teams we have this year.

Team GB and Ireland have combined in recent years but were separated in 2021, however, they were back combined in 2022 with Team Europe returning.

The Horse Racing Shergar Cup which is sponsored by Dubai Duty-Free is a unique event where teams of jockeys compete against each other, there are four teams for 2024, Great Britain (Green silks), Europe (Blue silks), the Rest of the World (Yellow silks) and the Ladies team (Pink silks)

2024 Shergar Cup Races

In 2024 five of the six races are classed as Class 2 handicaps with the only exception being the Classic which is classed as a Class 3 handicap.

Race2023 WinnerInfo
13:35 Ascot
Shergar Cup Dash
Rogue Lightning (IRE)
3yo - 9/1
Tom Clover
Kazuo Yokoyama
14:10 Ascot
Shergar Cup Stayers
The Very Man (IRE)
9yo - 9/4
Mrs John Harrington
Hollie Doyle
14:45 Ascot
Shergar Cup Challenge
Scampi (GB)
5yo - 11/2
Andrew Balding
Saffie Osborne
15:20 Ascot
Shergar Cup Mile
Perotto (GB)
5yo - 100/30
Roger Varian
Thore Hammer Hansen
15:55 Ascot
Shergar Cup Classic
Regal Empire (IRE)
3yo - 13/2
James Tate
Hollie Doyle
16:30 Ascot
Shergar Cup Sprint
Dark Trooper (IRE)
3yo - 7/2
Ed Walker
Saffie Osborne

2024 Shergar Cup Teams

Each team will send out 2 or 3 jockeys into each of the eight races, the numbers will differ for each race to make sure each team has the exact number of rides each and points will be scored based on the performance in each race with riders picking up points if they finish in the top five.

The teams for 2024 will be announced closer to the race day, these were the teams in 2023:

Ladies

  • Hayley Turner (c)
  • Hollie Doyle
  • Saffie Osborne

Rest of the World

  • Joao Moreira (c)
  • Matthew Chadwick
  • Kazuo Yokoyama

Great Britain

  • Luke Morris (c)
  • Tom Marquand
  • Declan McDonogh

Europe

  • Frankie Dettori (c)
  • Thore Hammer Hansen
  • Olivier Peslier

Shergar Cup Point Scoring

The team who accumulates the most number of points will be crowned champions whilst the rider who accumulates the most points will win the Alistair Haggis 'Silver Saddle' Trophy.

  • 1st Place: 15 Points
  • 2nd Place: 10 Points
  • 3rd Place: 7 Points
  • 4th Place: 5 Points
  • 5th Place: 3 Points
  • 6th or worse: 0 Points

Past Ten Shergar Cup Winners & Silver Saddle Winners

Here are the past ten winners of the Shergar Cup as well as the winners of the Silver Saddle award for most points scored.

YearWinning TeamPointsCaptainSilver Saddle WinnerPoints
2023Girls78Hayley TurnerHollie Doyle (Girls)48
2022Great Britain & Ireland132Jamie SpencerNeil Callan (GB & IRE)50
2021Girls
69Hayley TurnerNicola Currie (Girls)47
2019Rest Of The World86Yuga KawadaHayley Turner (Girls)40
2018Girls
76Josephine GordonHayley Turner (Girls)39
2017Great Britain & Ireland86Jamie SpencerFran Berry (GB & IRE)37
2016Rest of the World68Silvestre de SousaThierry Jarnet (EUR)38
2015Girls
69Emma-Jayne WilsonSammy Jo Bell (Girls)42
2014Europe69Frankie DettoriOlivier Peslier (EUR)42
2013Europe97Gérald MosséGérald Mossé (EUR)46

The class two Shergar Cup Dash is now the third race of the Shergar Cup meeting after originally being the opener, it is open to runners who are aged three or older and is run over a distance of five furlongs.

Over the last 15 renewals, it was the Andrew Balding trained Desert Law ridden by Cristian Demuro who set the fastest winning time in the Shergar Cup Dash, the runner won the race in a time of 58.53 which was set when winning the race in 2012. At the other end of the scale, it was the combination of trainer Clive Cox and jockey Kevin Stott with Tis Marvellous who set the slowest winning time, the race-winning time was 1:01.93 in the 2021 renewal.

How competitive is the Shergar Cup Dash market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 15 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2009 when the race had an over-round of 110%. The race in 2018 was a race which was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 120%, whilst on average over the last 15 renewals of the Shergar Cup Dash, the over-round has been 117% which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £117 which is bet.

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 15 if you had followed the winner of the next time out then you would have back a total of 3 winners. Backing all 15 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of +3.25.

Leading Trainers & Jockeys in the Shergar Cup Dash

There are two leading trainers in the Shergar Cup Dash over the last 15 renewals with both Robert Cowell & Andrew Balding who have both won the race 3 times. Robert Cowell winners have been with Prohibit (2010), Goldream (2014) & Secretinthepark (2015). Andrew Balding winners have been with Dungannon (2011), Desert Law (2012) & Stone Of Destiny (2019). The only other trainer to have recorded multiple wins in the Shergar Cup Dash is Clive Cox (2 wins).

Shergar Cup Dash Past Winners

Here are the past 5 winners of the Shergar Cup Dash:

YearHorse (draw)Info
2023Rogue Lightning
3yo 9-6 (3 of 10) 9/1
Kazuo Yokoyama
Tom Clover
2022Manaccan
3yo 9-10 (7 of 10) 7/2F
Hayley Turner
John Ryan
2021Tis Marvellous
7yo 9-13 (1 of 10) 9/2F
Kevin Stott
Clive Cox
2019Stone Of Destiny
4yo 9-4 (1 of 10) 11/2
Filip Minarik
Andrew Balding
2018Tis Marvellous
4yo 9-13 (7 of 10) 6/1
Hollie Doyle
Clive Cox

Shergar Cup Dash Trends

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): (1,4),5,1,2,6,(2,5),1,5,1,(1,3),4,3,(1,3),1,(2,3)

  • 15 / 15 (53%) - Within the first 5 of the market
  • 15 / 15 (56%) - No bigger than 9/1
  • 15 / 15 (60%) - Fewer than 4 wins (Trip)
  • 15 / 15 (66%) - Had 1 - 6 wins (Career)
  • 15 / 15 (68%) - Not in a G2-3/LST/Cl3 (LTO)
  • 15 / 15 (73%) - Not in a Non Handicap (LTO)
  • 15 / 15 (76%) - Fewer than 6 wins (Hcps)
  • 15 / 15 (76%) - Won by at least ½l (Last Win)
  • 15 / 15 (77%) - Fewer than 3 wins (Class)
  • 15 / 15 (80%) - Off a break of 7 - 36 days
  • 15 / 15 (80%) - Fewer than 2 wins (Season)
  • 15 / 15 (81%) - Beaten no more -10l (Debut)
  • 15 / 15 (82%) - No more than +3yrs (Vs Min Age)
  • 15 / 15 (82%) - Fewer than 2 wins (180 Days)
  • 15 / 15 (84%) - Achieved an RPR of 93+ Going)

We go from the opening five-furlong dash to the two-mile Shergar Cup Stayers, flat horses at either end of the spectrum, those all about speed to those all about stamina, this class two is open to runners who are aged four or older.

The runner which holds the record over the past 20 renewals for the slowest time in the race was set in the 2002 renewal when Mana DArgent from Mark Johnston under the guidance of Pat Eddery, won in a time of 3:41.14, whilst at the other end of the spectrum, Arch Villain, trained by Amanda Perrett and ridden by Gavin Lerena set the quickest time of 3:27.35 in the 2016 renewal.

How competitive is the Shergar Cup Stayers market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2006 when the race had an over-round of 111%. The race in 2019 was a race which was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 122%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Shergar Cup Stayers, the over-round has been 118% which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £118 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 next time out then you would have back a total of 4 winners. Backing all 20 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of +4.94.

Leading Trainers & Jockeys in the Shergar Cup Stayers

There are multiple leading trainers in the Shergar Cup Stayers over the last 20 renewals with Ian Williams, Andrew Balding & Roger Charlton having all won the race 2 times. Ian Williams winners have been with Ile De Re (2011) & Address Unknown (2012). Andrew Balding winners have been with Bernie The Bolt (2010) & Cleonte (2018). Roger Charlton winners have been with Dorothys Friend (2004) & Dorothys Friend (2006).

There are multiple leading jockeys in the Shergar Cup Stayers over the last 20 renewals with all of Hayley Turner, Yutaka Take & Kieren Fallon having all won the race 2 times. Hayley Turner winners have been with Gee Dee Nen (2008) & Eddystone Rock (2019). Yutaka Take winners have been with Leg Spinner (2007) & Ile De Re (2011). Kieren Fallon winners have been with Shabernak (2003) & Homeric (2013).

Shergar Cup Stayers Past Winners

Here are the past 5 winners of the Shergar Cup Stayers:

YearHorse (draw)Info
2023The Very Man
9yo 9-6 (9 of 10) 9/4F
Hollie Doyle
Mrs John Harrington
2022Themaxwecan
6yo 9-9 (5 of 10) 9/1
Jamie Spencer
Charlie & Mark Johnston
2021Just Hubert
5yo 9-2 (9 of 10) 11/1
Nicola Currie
William Muir & Chris Grassick
2019Eddystone Rock
7yo 9-6 (6 of 10) 13/2
Hayley Turner
John Best
2018Cleonte
5yo 9-6 (8 of 10) 9/2
Per-Anders Graberg
Andrew Balding

Shergar Cup Stayers Trends

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): 8,3,1,1,1,2,2,1,4,1,(1,2),3,9,2,9,8,9,3,6,1

  • 20 / 20 (79%) - Achieved a TS of 63+ (Season)
  • 20 / 20 (83%) - Highest Placed is not G1-3/Cl4-5
  • 20 / 20 (85%) - No bigger than 66/1 (Career)
  • 20 / 20 (87%) - Not on HY/FM/STD-SLW (Last Win)
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Ran over 7f - 2m (Debut)
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Ran in 2 - 11 races (Season)
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Achieved a TS of 75+ (Career)
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Sex is not Filly/Horse/Mare
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Won within last 11 starts
  • 20 / 20 (89%) - No bigger than 25/1 (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (89%) - Achieved a TS of 70+ (Hcps)
  • 20 / 20 (89%) - Not in a G2-3/LST/Cl5-6 (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (89%) - Ran in a Handicap (LTO)
  • 19 / 20 (53%) - Within the first 5 of the market
  • 17 / 20 (65%) - Achieved a TS of 70+ (Going)

The Shergar Cup Challenge is a middle-distance race, this class two is run over a distance of one mile and four furlongs and is open to runners who are aged four or older.

When looking over the past 20 renewals, a time of 2:29.79 was set by Viking Storm in 2012, which is the quickest time over that period, the runner was trained by Harry Dunlop and ridden by Aaron T Gryder. The slowest winning time was set in 2002 when Kings Welcome won in a time of 2:41.13, booked to ride was Richard Hughes on this Chris Fairhurst trained runner.

How competitive is the Shergar Cup Challenge 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 113%. The race in 2012 was a race which was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 123%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Shergar Cup Challenge, the over-round has been 118% which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £118 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 next time out then you would have back 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 -0.67.

Leading Trainers & Jockeys in the Shergar Cup Challenge

There are two leading trainers in the Shergar Cup Challenge over the last 20 renewals with both Andrew Balding & Paul Cole who have both won the race 3 times. Andrew Balding winners have been with Desert QuestI (2004), Genetics (2018) & Scampi (2023). Paul Cole winners have been with Capitano Corelli (2003), Strategic Mount (2007) & Strategic Mount (2008). The only other trainer to have recorded multiple wins in the Shergar Cup Challenge is Mark Johnston (2 wins).

There are two leading jockeys in the Shergar Cup Challenge over the last 20 renewals with both Richard Hughes & Mirco Demuro who have both won the race 2 times. Richard Hughes winners have been with Kings Welcome (2002) & Press The Button (2009). Mirco Demuro winners have been with Strategic Mount (2008) & Averroes (2011).

Shergar Cup Challenge Past Winners

Here are the past 5 winners of the Shergar Cup Challenge:

YearHorse (draw)Info
2023Scampi
5yo 9-6 (1 of 10) 11/2
Saffie Osborne
Andrew Balding
2022Pride Of Priory
4yo 9-11 (5 of 10) 3/1
Kieran Shoemark
William Haggas
2021Graphite
7yo 9-5 (6 of 10) 18/1
David Egan
T J Kent
2019Indianapolis
4yo 9-7 (10 of 10) 7/1
Mark Zahra
James Given
2018Genetics
4yo 9-2 (1 of 10) 9/1
Andrasch Starke
Andrew Balding

Shergar Cup Challenge Trends

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): 1,4,5,1,1,9,4,2,7,2,4,(3,4),7,7,2,4,3,10,6,5

  • 20 / 20 (69%) - Furthest ran 1m4f - 1m6½f
  • 20 / 20 (77%) - Ran over 7f - 1m2½f (Debut)
  • 20 / 20 (80%) - Ran in 1 - 11 races (Trip)
  • 20 / 20 (81%) - Achieved a TS of 43+ (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (83%) - Not on HY/GS/FM (Last Win)
  • 20 / 20 (84%) - Carried 123 - 131lbs (Debut)
  • 20 / 20 (84%) - Fewer than 4 placings (Class)
  • 20 / 20 (84%) - Achieved an RPR of 82+ (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (86%) - Beaten no more -13½l (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (87%) - Ran in 7 - 40 races (Career)
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Held an OR of 80+ (Trip)
  • 20 / 20 (89%) - Not in a G3/LST/Cl2/Cl6 (Debut)
  • 20 / 20 (89%) - Had 2 - 14 placings (Career)
  • 19 / 20 (82%) - Placed within last 4 starts
  • 19 / 20 (89%) - Carried no more than 137lbs

As it says on the tin, the Shergar Cup Mile is unsurprisingly run over a distance of one mile, this class two handicap is open to runners who are aged four or older.

Over the last 20 renewals, it was the Mrs John Harrington trained Jungle Cove ridden by Emma-Jayne Wilson who set the fastest winning time in the Shergar Cup Mile, the runner won the race in a time of 1:39.49 which was set when winning the race in 2022. At the other end of the scale, it was the combination of trainer William Stone and jockey Cieren Fallon with Dashing Roger who set the slowest winning time, the race-winning time was 1:44.64 in the 2021 renewal.

How competitive is the Shergar Cup Mile market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2012 when the race had an over-round of 102%. The race in 2015 was a race which was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 122%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Shergar Cup Mile, the over-round has been 117% which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £117 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 next time out then you would have back a total of 0 winners. Backing all 19 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -19.00.

Leading Trainers & Jockeys in the Shergar Cup Mile

The leading trainer in the Shergar Cup Mile over the last 20 renewals is Andrew Balding who has won the race 3 times. Those 3 winners came from Pentecost (2003), Pentecost (2004) & Set The Trend (2010). The only other trainer to have recorded multiple wins in the Shergar Cup Mile is Marcus Tregoning (2 wins). There is one trainer who has not had the best of times in the Shergar Cup Mile, David O'Meara has sent a total of 10 runners to the race without recording any wins.

There are multiple leading jockeys in the Shergar Cup Mile over the last 20 renewals with all of Hayley Turner, Richard Hughes, Emma-Jayne Wilson & Kieren Fallon having all won the race 2 times. Hayley Turner winners have been with Early Morning (2016) & Via Serendipity (2018). Richard Hughes winners have been with Bouncing Bowdler (2002) & Well Come (2009). Emma-Jayne Wilson winners have been with Dont Call Me (2014) & Jungle Cove (2022). Kieren Fallon winners have been with Pentecost (2004) & Boom And Bust (2012).

Shergar Cup Mile Past Winners

Here are the past 5 winners of the Shergar Cup Mile:

YearHorse (draw)Info
2023Perotto
5yo 9-7 (6 of 10) 100/30
Thore Hammer Hansen
Roger Varian
2022Jungle Cove
5yo 9-6 (5 of 10) 14/1
Emma-Jayne Wilson
Mrs John Harrington
2021Dashing Roger
4yo 9-11 (3 of 10) 5/1F
Cieren Fallon
William Stone
2019Power Of Darkness
4yo 9-7 (2 of 10) 11/4F
C Y Ho
Marcus Tregoning
2018Via Serendipity
4yo 9-9 (9 of 10) 7/2F
Hayley Turner
Stuart Williams

Shergar Cup Mile Trends

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): 4,4,1,3,2,9,(2,5),8,5,1,3,3,7,9,4,(1,7),1,(1,3,7),4,3

  • 20 / 20 (71%) - In a field of 9 - 16 (Debut)
  • 20 / 20 (73%) - Within the first 7 of the market
  • 20 / 20 (79%) - No bigger than 14/1
  • 20 / 20 (81%) - Off a break of 8 - 45 days
  • 20 / 20 (82%) - Furthest ran 1m - 1m2½f
  • 20 / 20 (82%) - Fewer than 2 wins (Season)
  • 20 / 20 (83%) - Had 1 - 7 wins (Career)
  • 20 / 20 (85%) - Sex is not Colt/Horse/Mare
  • 20 / 20 (85%) - Fewer than 2 wins (180 Days)
  • 20 / 20 (86%) - No bigger than 40/1 (Debut)
  • 20 / 20 (87%) - Ran in 1 - 9 races (Season)
  • 20 / 20 (87%) - Achieved a TS of 78+ (Trip)
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Achieved an RPR of 67+ (LTO)
  • 19 / 20 (66%) - No more than +1yrs (Vs Min Age)
  • 19 / 20 (84%) - Placed within last 5 starts

The Shergar Cup Classic is the second race to be run over the middle-distance trip of one mile and four furlongs, this class three, however, is only open to three-year-old runners.

When looking over the past 14 renewals, a time of 2:30.27 was set by Danehill Kodiac in 2016, which is the quickest time over that period, the runner was trained by Richard Hannon and ridden by Gavin Lerena. The slowest winning time was set in 2023 when Regal Empire won in a time of 2:38.74, booked to ride was Hollie Doyle on this James Tate-trained runner.

How competitive is the Shergar Cup Classic market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 14 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2021 when the race had an over-round of 114%. The race in 2018 was a race which was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 123%, whilst on average over the last 14 renewals of the Shergar Cup Classic, the over-round has been 119% which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £119 which is bet.

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 14 if you had followed the winner of the next time out then you would have back a total of 2 winners. Backing all 14 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -0.50.

Leading Trainers & Jockeys in the Shergar Cup Classic

The leading trainer in the Shergar Cup Classic over the last 14 renewals is Mark Johnston who has won the race 4 times. Those 4 winners came from Mister Angry (2010), Royal Skies (2013), Sapa Inca (2019) & State Of Bliss (2021). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the Shergar Cup Classic are William Haggas (2 wins) & Richard Hannon (2 wins).


Shergar Cup Classic Past Winners

Here are the past 5 winners of the Shergar Cup Classic:

YearHorse (draw)Info
2023Regal Empire
3yo 9-12 (6 of 10) 13/2
Hollie Doyle
James Tate
2022Hamaki
3yo 9-10 (7 of 10) 3/1F
Jamie Spencer
William Haggas
2021State Of Bliss
3yo 9-10 (8 of 8) 9/2
Nicola Currie
Mark Johnston
2019Sapa Inca
3yo 9-5 (9 of 10) 4/1F
Hayley Turner
Mark Johnston
2018Berkshire Blue
3yo 9-10 (11 of 10) 9/2
Joao Moreira
Andrew Balding

Shergar Cup Classic Trends

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): 1,10,2,1,10,9,8,4,2,7,1,3,(1,7),8

  • 14 / 14 (80%) - Not on GS/FM/STD-SLW/STD-FS (Debut)
  • 14 / 14 (87%) - In a field of 3 - 11 (Last Win)
  • 14 / 14 (87%) - Achieved a TS of 40+ (LTO)
  • 14 / 14 (88%) - Furthest Won 7½f - 1m4½f
  • 14 / 14 (88%) - Ran over 1m2f - 1m5f (LTO)
  • 14 / 14 (88%) - Had 1 - 3 wins (1 Year)
  • 14 / 14 (88%) - Fewer than 4 races (Higher Class)
  • 14 / 14 (89%) - Ran over 7½f - 1m4½f (Last Win)
  • 14 / 14 (89%) - Carried 117 - 138lbs (Last Win)
  • 14 / 14 (89%) - Achieved an RPR of 80+ (Last Win)
  • 14 / 14 (89%) - Furthest Placed 1m - 1m4½f
  • 14 / 14 (89%) - Ran in 2 - 6 races (90 Days)
  • 14 / 14 (89%) - Fewer than 3 wins (Season)
  • 13 / 14 (88%) - Won within last 5 starts
  • 12 / 14 (57%) - No bigger than 8/1

The finale on Shergar Cup day at Ascot is the class two Shergar Cup Sprint, open to three-year-old runners only, this finale will be run over a distance of six furlongs.

The runner which holds the record over the past 18 renewals for the slowest time in the race was set in the 2021 renewal when Mitrosonfire from William Muir & Chris Grassick under the guidance of Joe Fanning, won in a time of 1:16.40, whilst at the other end of the spectrum, Mince, trained by Roger Charlton and ridden by Matthew Chadwick set the quickest time of 1:11.50 in the 2012 renewal.

How competitive is the Shergar Cup Sprint market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 18 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2006 when the race had an over-round of 113%. The race in 2014 was a race which was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 123%, whilst on average over the last 18 renewals of the Shergar Cup Sprint, the over-round has been 119% which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £119 which is bet.

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 18 if you had followed the winner of the next time out then you would have back a total of 4 winners. Backing all 18 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of +5.25.

Leading Trainers & Jockeys in the Shergar Cup Sprint

The leading trainer in the Shergar Cup Sprint over the last 18 renewals is Roger Charlton who has won the race 2 times. Those 2 winners came from Genki (2007) & Mince (2012). There is one trainer who has not had the best of times in the Shergar Cup Sprint, Mark Johnston has sent a total of 10 runners to the race without recording any wins.

There are two leading jockeys in the Shergar Cup Sprint over the last 18 renewals with both Jamie Spencer & Fran Berry who have both won the race 2 times. Jamie Spencer's winners have been with Moonraker (2015) & Harmony Spirit (2019). Fran Berry winners have been with Morache Music (2011) & Golden Apollo (2017).

Shergar Cup Sprint Past Winners

Here are the past 5 winners of the Shergar Cup Sprint:

YearHorse (draw)Info
2023Dark Trooper
3yo 9-5 (10 of 10) 7/2F
Saffie Osborne
Ed Walker
2022Adaay In Asia
3yo 9-5 (9 of 9) 4/1F
Neil Callan
Harry Dunlop
2021Mitrosonfire
3yo 8-13 (12 of 9) 17/2
Joe Fanning
William Muir & Chris Grassick
2019Harmony Spirit
3yo 9-11 (12 of 10) 7/4F
Jamie Spencer
William Haggas
2018Green Power
3yo 9-8 (11 of 10) 12/1
Joao Moreira
John Gallagher

Shergar Cup Sprint Trends

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): (2,6),6,1,1,(6,9),2,3,(2,4),2,(1,4),5,2,4,(3,4),1,5,(1,3,6),1

  • 18 / 18 (69%) - Highest Run is not G1/G3/Cl3
  • 18 / 18 (74%) - Within the first 7 of the market
  • 18 / 18 (77%) - No bigger than 14/1
  • 18 / 18 (80%) - Achieved an RPR of 79+ (LTO)
  • 18 / 18 (81%) - Furthest ran 6f - 7½f
  • 18 / 18 (85%) - Beaten no more -1½l (LTO)
  • 18 / 18 (85%) - Ran in 4 - 15 races (Career)
  • 18 / 18 (85%) - Achieved an RPR of 88+ (Trip)
  • 18 / 18 (86%) - Had 2 - 7 placings (Career)
  • 18 / 18 (86%) - Fewer than 5 placings (Hcps)
  • 18 / 18 (88%) - Achieved a TS of 68+ (Trip)
  • 18 / 18 (88%) - Dam is not GER/SAF/UAE/USA bred
  • 18 / 18 (88%) - Ran in 3 - 12 races (1 Year)
  • 17 / 18 (82%) - No more than +8lbs (Vs Min Weight)
  • 17 / 18 (88%) - Achieved a TS of 80+ (Career)

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