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2022 Silver Tankard Stakes Preview, Trends & Analysis

Published: Oct 2, 11:06am Last Updated: Oct 19, 3:46pm Horse Racing 0 Comments 316 Views

2022 Silver Tankard Stakes Preview

The highlight of the Pontefract racecourse racing calendar is the Listed Silver Tankard Stakes which is scheduled to take place in October of each year. A Class 1 race is run over a trip of one mile and six yards which is open to two-year-old runners only and is run on the last fixture of the flat season at Pontefract.

Why not use the trends shortlist below to help you narrow down the field and then head over to the dedicated Pontefract Betting Picks page to see which of those runners are being supported by the OLBG expert racing tipsters to find yourself a bet.

Over the last 20 renewals, it was the Mrs J R Ramsden trained Golden Sun I ridden by Jamie Spencer who has set the fastest winning time in the Silver Tankard Stakes, the runner won the race in a time of 1:44.18 that was set when winning the race in 2003. At the other end of the scale, it was the combination of trainer Philip Kirby and jockey Silvestre De Sousa with Lady Heidi who set the slowest winning time, the race-winning time was 1:53.52 in the 2013 renewal.

These are the top three quickest run Silver Tankard Stakes over the last 20 renewals:

  • 2003 - Golden Sun I (1:44.18)
  • 2010 - Zenella (1:45.28)
  • 2004 - Viva Pataca (1:46.45)

How competitive is the Silver Tankard Stakes market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2013 when the race had an over-round of 108%. The race in 2021 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 122%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Silver Tankard Stakes, the over-round has been 113% that means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £113 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 Silver Tankard Stakes 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. Whilst we wait for the 2022 Silver Tankard Stakes remember you can get daily racing predictions from the expert tipsters on the racing predictions page.

Silver Tankard Stakes Past Ten Winners

Here are the Silver Tankard 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 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 Silver Tankard Stakes as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Year Horse (Drawn) Info
2021
1:51.54
Mr Professor
2yo 9-3 (2 of 11) 16/1
Silvestre De Sousa
Alice Haynes
2020
1:50.99
Pythagoras
2yo 9-3 (7 of 7) 5/1
Paul Hanagan
Richard Fahey
2019
1:50.76
King Carney
2yo 9-3 (5 of 6) 7/2
Daniel Tudhope
Charlie Fellowes
2018
1:46.85
Manuela De Vega
2yo 8-12 (1 of 5) 10/11F
Harry Bentley
Ralph Beckett
2017
1:51.87
Connect
2yo 9-3 (2 of 8) 9/1
Adam Kirby
Clive Cox
2016
1:49.66
Dbai
2yo 9-3 (1 of 8) 9/4F
William Buick
Charlie Appleby
2015
1:48.94
My Gift
2yo 9-3 (2 of 7) 13/8F
Richard Kingscote
Ralph Beckett
2014
1:52.58
Prince Gagarin
2yo 9-3 (6 of 8) 4/1F
Adam Kirby
Ed Dunlop
2013
1:53.52
Lady Heidi
2yo 8-11 (6 of 5) 20/1
Silvestre De Sousa
Philip Kirby
2012
1:53.48
Willie The Whipper
2yo 9-2 (2 of 7) 7/1
Graham Lee
Ann Duffield

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Silver Tankard Stakes have been based:

  • GB: 20 winners with an additional 28 placings from 141 runners
  • IRE: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 2 runners

Silver Tankard Stakes Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Silver Tankard Stakes over the last 20 renewals is Mick Channon who has won the race 3 times. Those 3 winners came from Sweet Lilly (2006), Siberian Tiger (2007) & Gallic Star (2009). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the Silver Tankard Stakes are Ralph Beckett (2 wins) & Ed Dunlop (2 wins).

Here are some of the top Silver Tankard 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
Mick Channon 10-3-4 +14.50 +9.30
Ralph Beckett 5-2-4 -0.46 -0.11
Ed Dunlop 2-2-2 +7.50 +4.59
Mark Johnston 14-1-4 -11.62 -9.14
Richard Fahey 6-1-2 +0.00 -0.17
Sir Mark Prescott Bt 4-1-3 -2.20 -0.93
Charles Hills 3-1-2 +5.50 +3.40
Charlie Appleby 3-1-2 +0.25 +0.07
Charlie Fellowes 2-1-1 +2.50 +1.19
Philip Kirby 1-1-1 +20.00 +12.50

Silver Tankard Stakes Jockey Statistics

There are multiple leading jockeys in the Silver Tankard Stakes over the last 20 renewals with all of Paul Hanagan, Silvestre De Sousa & Adam Kirby having all won the race 2 times. Paul Hanagan winners have been with Zenella (2010) & Pythagoras (2020). Silvestre De Sousa winners have been with Lady Heidi (2013) & Mr Professor (2021). Adam Kirby winners have been with Prince Gagarin (2014) & Connect (2017).

Here are some of the top Silver Tankard Stakes 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
Paul Hanagan 5-2-2 +12.00 +6.38
Silvestre De Sousa 4-2-2 +34.00 +20.10
Adam Kirby 2-2-2 +13.00 +7.80
Daniel Tudhope 5-1-1 -0.50 -1.81
Graham Lee 4-1-2 +4.00 +3.28
William Buick 4-1-1 -0.75 -1.65
Jamie Spencer 3-1-1 +0.00 -0.80
Tadhg O'Shea 2-1-1 +11.00 +7.50
Richard Kingscote 2-1-1 +0.63 +0.02
William Carson 1-1-1 +7.50 +4.50

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

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 (80%) - Within first 6 of market
  • 20 / 20 (85%) - No bigger than 20/1 (Debut)
  • 20 / 20 (89%) - 1-4 Placings on turf
  • 19 / 20 (87%) - Previously won on turf
  • 19 / 20 (90%) - At least a 12 day break
  • 18 / 20 (66%) - No bigger than 12/1
  • 18 / 20 (73%) - Beaten no more 6l (Debut)
  • 18 / 20 (84%) - Beaten no more 5¼l (LTO)
  • 18 / 20 (86%) - Placed within last 2 starts
  • 18 / 20 (87%) - Debut was over 6f+
  • 17 / 20 (81%) - Won within last 3 starts
  • 16 / 20 (69%) - First four on debut
  • 16 / 20 (73%) - Bay in colour

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Pontefract racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Silver Tankard Stakes. If there is anything that you do not understand in this blog, please do leave a comment or alternatively, head over to the Horse Racing Terms and Abbreviations article which is available in the OLBG Betting School section.

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Silver Tankard Stakes Trend Analysis

The trend factor which has produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +33.63 is when runners had 0 career places with the jockey. The worst performing factor which has failed to produce a single winner is when runners ran in a race worth £5,000 last time out, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-28.

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

  • 2021: Winner in 2 (3,4) [11 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 7 (4) [7 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 5 (1) [6 Runners]
  • 2018: Winner in 1 (4) [5 Runners]
  • 2017: Winner in 2 (7,4) [8 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the Silver Tankard Stakes is Doncaster, there has been a total number of 5 winners of this race who ran at Doncaster last time out. The next best course which has produced the second most winners is Newmarket (Rowley), there has been a total number of 3 winners of this race who ran at Newmarket (Rowley) last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 15 winners from a total of 114 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 5 winners from a total of 29 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, there is only one stallion whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Silver Tankard Stakes, that stallion is Dubawi who has produced 2 winners (2016,2014).

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest priced winner was Lady Heidi in 2013 when winning for Philip Kirby at odds of 20/1 under the guidance of Silvestre De Sousa. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there has been a total of 8 winning favourites in the race. Whilst we wait for the 2022 Silver Tankard Stakes remember you can get daily racing predictions from the top racing tipsters on the best racing tipsters page.

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