2023 Coral Charge Preview, Trends & Analysis

We look at the Group 3 Sprint Stakes ahead of the next renewal, a race contested over 5f at Sandown to see which runners, trainers and jockeys have previously won the race and which trends can you use to find the winner of the Sprint Stakes.

2023 Coral Charge Preview, Trends & Analysis
Coral Charge Preview, Trends & Analysis

2023 Sprint Stakes Preview

The Sprint Stakes is a Group 3 race run at Sandown in July of each year on the same day as the Eclipse Stakes and is known as the CoralCharge, the race is open to runners aged three years old or older and is run over five furlongs and ten yards (1,015m).

Three-year-old runners are assigned a weight of 8-12 whilst the older horses have to carry 9-3, fillies and mares get a 3lb allowance while Group winners get a penalty, Group 1 winners (7lbs), Group 2 winners (5lbs) and Group 3 winners (3lbs).

Sprint Stakes Content:

Why not use the trends shortlist below to help you narrow down the field and then head over to the dedicated Sandown 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 Charles Hills trained Battaash ridden by Dane O'Neill who has set the fastest winning time in the Sprint Stakes, the runner won the race in a time of 58.57 that was set when winning the race in 2017. At the other end of the scale, it was the combination of trainer Kevin Ryan and jockey Tom Eaves with Brando who set the slowest winning time, the race-winning time was 1:03.28 in the 2016 renewal.

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

  • 2017 - Battaash (58.57)
  • 2019 - Kurious (59.23)
  • 2013 - Tickled Pink (59.27)

How competitive is the Sprint Stakes market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2010 when the race had an over-round of 111%. The race in 2004 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 119%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Sprint Stakes, the over-round has been 116%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £116 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 Sprint Stakes next time out then you would have back a total of 2 winners. Backing all 19 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -11.50. Before placing your bet on the 2023 Sprint Stakes see which other runners today are being back on the racing predictions page.

Sprint Stakes Past Winners

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

Year Horse (Drawn) Info
2022
1:00.73
Raasel (GB)
5yo 9-5 (6 of 8) 5/2
James Doyle
Michael Appleby (GB)
2021
1:02.94
Came From The Dark (IRE)
5yo 9-3 (9 of 10) 5/1
Tom Marquand
Ed Walker (GB)
2020
1:00.43
AAli (IRE)
3yo 8-12 (1 of 11) 12/1
Frankie Dettori
Simon & Ed Crisford (GB)
2019
59.23
Kurious (GB)
3yo 8-9 (6 of 9) 6/1
Harry Bentley
Henry Candy (GB)
2018
59.72
Judicial (IRE)
6yo 9-3 (4 of 10) 4/1F
Paul Mulrennan
Julie Camacho (GB)
2017
58.57
Battaash (IRE)
3yo 8-12 (2 of 10) 5/2F
Dane O'Neill
Charles Hills (GB)
2016
1:03.28
Brando (GB)
4yo 9-3 (8 of 12) 2/1F
Tom Eaves
Kevin Ryan (GB)
2015
1:00.40
Waady (IRE)
3yo 8-12 (4 of 9) 5/2F
Paul Hanagan
John Gosden (GB)
2014
59.86
Extortionist (IRE)
3yo 8-12 (4 of 10) 13/2
Ryan Moore
Olly Stevens (GB)
2013
59.27
Tickled Pink (IRE)
4yo 9-4 (2 of 7) 5/2F
Tom Queally
Lady Cecil (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

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

  • GB: 19 winners with an additional 36 placings from 190 runners
  • FR: 1 winner with an additional 1 placing from 3 runners
  • IRE: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 4 runners
  • AUS: 0 winners with an additional 1 placing from 3 runners
  • SWE: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

Sprint Stakes Trainer Statistics

There is one trainer who has not had the best of times in the Sprint Stakes, Robert Cowell has sent a total of 13 runners to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top Sprint 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
Milton Bradley 7-1-3 -2.50 +0.05
William Haggas 6-1-3 -3.12 -2.21
Henry Candy 5-1-2 +2.00 +1.00
Michael Bell 5-1-2 +0.50 -0.64
Andrew Balding 4-1-1 +2.50 +0.30
Charles Hills 4-1-2 -0.50 -0.67
Kevin Ryan 4-1-2 -1.00 -0.65
Jim Goldie 3-1-1 +3.00 +1.00
Michael Appleby 3-1-2 +0.50 +1.10
Simon & Ed Crisford 1-1-1 +12.00 +7.20

Sprint Stakes Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Sprint Stakes over the last 20 renewals is Frankie Dettori who has won the race 2 times. Those 2 winners came from Ancien Regime (2008) & AAli (2020).

Here are some of the top Sprint 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
Frankie Dettori 9-2-3 +8.00 +3.70
Ryan Moore 10-1-2 -2.50 -4.15
Jamie Spencer 9-1-5 -3.50 +0.41
James Doyle 7-1-3 -3.50 -2.67
Tom Queally 4-1-1 -0.50 -1.44
Shane Kelly 4-1-3 -1.00 +0.51
Tom Marquand 3-1-2 +3.00 +2.70
Dane O'Neill 3-1-1 +0.50 -0.50
Tom Eaves 3-1-1 +0.00 -0.80
Hayley Turner 2-1-1 +9.00 +5.00

2023 Sprint Stakes Trends

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): ,1,4,1,2,5,3,2,1,6,4,1,5,1,1,1,1,6,2,(6,7),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 (60%) - Within first six of the market
  • 20 / 20 (76%) - Fewer than 20 starts (Trip)
  • 20 / 20 (80%) - No older than a 6yo
  • 20 / 20 (82%) - Fewer than 12 placings (Trip)
  • 20 / 20 (83%) - Never out over further than 7f
  • 20 / 20 (83%) - Never placed in a Group 1
  • 20 / 20 (84%) - Made 6-43 starts (Career)
  • 20 / 20 (84%) - Beaten no more 8½l (Debut)
  • 20 / 20 (86%) - No bigger than 20/1 (Career Win)
  • 20 / 20 (86%) - Carried 121-133lbs (Last Win)
  • 20 / 20 (86%) - Had 3-18 placings (Career)
  • 19 / 20 (52%) - No bigger than 10/1
  • 19 / 20 (73%) - No bigger than 25/1 (LTO)
  • 19 / 20 (77%) - Held on OR of 102+
  • 19 / 20 (78%) - Last win was in England
  • 19 / 20 (82%) - Never rated below 75
  • 18 / 20 (69%) - 1-5 wins on turf

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Sandown racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Sprint 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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Sprint Stakes Trend Analysis

The trend factor which has produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +6.50 is when runners were aged 3yo. The worst performing factor which has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had a highest class placed of Class 1 (G1), when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-35.

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

  • 2022: Winner in 6 (1,3) [8 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 9 (7,8) [10 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 1 (6,4) [11 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 6 (9,8) [9 Runners]
  • 2018: Winner in 4 (7,9) [10 Runners]

The courses which have produced the most winners of the Sprint Stakes are Sandown and Ascot, there has been a total number of 5 winners from each of those courses.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 16 winners from a total of 163 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 4 winners from a total of 38 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, these are the stallions whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Sprint Stakes:

  • Dark Angel (2 Wins)
  • Pivotal (2 Wins)

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

  • Compton Place (0 Wins from 6 runners)
  • Mujadil (0 Wins from 6 runners)
  • Camacho (0 Wins from 5 runners)
  • Dubawi (0 Wins from 5 runners)
  • Kyllachy (0 Wins from 5 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest priced winner was AAli in 2020 when winning for Simon & Ed Crisford at odds of 12/1 under the guidance of Frankie Dettori. 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. Before placing your bet on the 2023 Sprint Stakes see which other runners today are being back by the best racing tipsters today.

Other Principal races at Sandown racecourse

Here are some other notable races at the Sandown racecourse throughout the racing season that you may be interested in.

Races in March

Races in July

Races in December

Races at Classic Trial Day

Races at Jump Finale

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