Coral Charge (Sprint Stakes) Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends

Updated: 1129 Horse Racing

Contested over a distance of 5f is the Sprint Stakes which is scheduled to take place at Sandown. Below we have detailed past winners along with both trainer and jockey records in the race and see which trends have been set based on past winners of the Sprint Stakes.

Coral Charge (Sprint Stakes) Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends
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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 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 Coral Charge, 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 Information:

Why not use the trends shortlist below to help you narrow down the field and then head over to the dedicated Sandown tips page to see which runners are being supported by the OLBG expert racing tipsters to find yourself a bet? You may also be interested in other preview blogs that we have packed full of information, head down to the Other Principal Races at Sandown Racecourse section for links to these.

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.

Sprint 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 Sprint Stakes next time out then you would have backed a total of 2 winners. Backing all 20 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -12.50. Ahead of the 2024 Sprint Stakes why not head over to the racing predictions for tips on other races today?

The runner that holds the record over the past 20 renewals for the slowest time in the race was set in the 2016 renewal when Brando from Kevin Ryan under the guidance of Tom Eaves, won in a time of 1:03.28, whilst at the other end of the spectrum, Battaash, trained by Charles Hills and ridden by Dane O'Neill set the quickest time of 58.57 in the 2017 renewal.

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

  1. Battaash (58.57) in 2017
  2. Kurious (59.23) in 2019
  3. Tickled Pink (59.27) in 2013

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 the total number of runners in the race. The horse's trainer at the time of winning the Sprint Stakes and the jockey are also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

YearHorse (Drawn)Info
2023
1:00.16
Equality (GB)
5yo 9-5 (4 of 10) 7/1
William Buick
Charles Hills (GB)
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)

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 187 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

The leading trainer in the Sprint Stakes over the last 20 renewals is Charles Hills who has won the race two times with those two winners coming from Battaash (2017) and Equality (2023). 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):

TrainerR-W-PWinEW
Charles Hills5-2-3+6.50+3.53
William Haggas7-1-4-4.12-2.11
Henry Candy5-1-2+2.00+1.00
Michael Bell5-1-2+0.50-0.64
Michael Appleby5-1-2-1.50-0.90
Andrew Balding4-1-1+2.50+0.30
Kevin Ryan4-1-2-1.00-0.65
Jim Goldie3-1-1+3.00+1.00
Ed Walker2-1-2+4.00+3.50
Simon & Ed Crisford1-1-1+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 two times with those two winners coming from Ancien Regime (2008) and AAli (2020).

Here are some of the top Sprint 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):

JockeyR-W-PWinEW
Frankie Dettori8-2-3+9.00+4.70
Ryan Moore11-1-2-3.50-5.15
Jamie Spencer8-1-4-2.50-1.59
William Buick7-1-1+1.00-1.80
James Doyle7-1-3-3.50-2.67
Tom Marquand4-1-3+2.00+2.80
Tom Queally4-1-1-0.50-1.44
Shane Kelly4-1-3-1.00+0.51
Dane O'Neill3-1-1+0.50-0.50
Tom Eaves3-1-1+0.00-0.80

Sprint Stakes Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +6.50 is when runners were aged 3. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had a biggest odds run of 66/1, 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:

  • 2023: Winner in 4 (7,2) [10 Runners]
  • 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]

The courses that have produced the most winners of the Sprint Stakes are Ascot and Sandown, 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 161 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 4 winners from a total of 37 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)
  • Camacho (0 Wins from 5 runners)
  • Dubawi (0 Wins from 5 runners)
  • Kyllachy (0 Wins from 5 runners)
  • Mujadil (0 Wins from 5 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was AAli in 2020, 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 have been 7 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 2024 Sprint Stakes.

Article Contributor Information

We are blessed with an excellent team of specialists and experts at OLBG. Contributing to creating and maintaining this Sprint Stakes Preview are at hand, Andy and James. 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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