Stewards Sprint Handicap Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Glorious Goodwood)

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See which trainers and jockeys have performed well in this fact-packed blog for the Stewards Sprint Handicap. This is a race that is hosted at Goodwood during the Glorious Goodwood with the race being run over a distance of 6f, see which trends the past winners of the Stewards Sprint Handicap have set for this year.

Stewards Sprint Handicap Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Glorious Goodwood)
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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 Stewards Sprint Handicap Preview

Scheduled to take place in July of each year at the Goodwood Racecourse during the Glorious Goodwood festival is the Class 2 Stewards Sprint Handicap which is a consolation race for those who did not make it into the Stewards Cup. The race is run over the same conditions as the Stewards Cup, a trip of six furlongs and is open to runners aged three or older.

Stewards Sprint Handicap Information:

If you are interested in other predictions at Goodwood then head over to the Goodwood tips page to see which runners are being supported by the OLBG racing tipsters and also compare those predictions to the runners that make the trend shortlist when added below. You may also be interested in other preview blogs that we have packed full of information, head down to the Races Covered at Glorious Goodwood section for links to these.

How competitive is the Stewards Sprint Handicap market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2023 when the race had an over-round of 104%. The race in 2006 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 140%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Stewards Sprint Handicap, the over-round has been 132%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £132 which is bet.

Stewards Sprint Handicap 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 Stewards Sprint Handicap next time out then you would have backed a total of 1 winner. Backing all 20 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -15.50. Ahead of the 2024 Stewards Sprint Handicap why not head over to the racing predictions for tips on other races today?

Over the last 20 renewals, it was Fantasy Believer, trained by John Quinn and ridden by Jimmy Fortune who set the fastest winning time in the Stewards Sprint Handicap, the runner won the race in a time of 1:09.74 when winning the race in 2006. At the other end of the scale, it was the combination of trainer Richard Fahey and jockey Oisin Orr with Monsieur Kodi who set the slowest winning time, the race-winning time was 1:16.37 in the 2023 renewal.

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

  1. Fantasy Believer (1:09.74) in 2006
  2. Golden Steps (1:10.30) in 2015
  3. Son Of The Cat (1:10.32) in 2011

Stewards Sprint Handicap Past Winners

Here are the Stewards Sprint Handicap 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 Stewards Sprint Handicap and the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

YearHorse (Drawn)Info
2023
1:16.37
Monsieur Kodi (IRE)
4yo 9-7 (7 of 11) 9/2F
Oisin Orr
Richard Fahey (GB)
2022
1:10.85
Many A Star (IRE)
5yo 9-7 (12 of 12) 8/1
Tom Marquand
Paul & Oliver Cole (GB)
2021
1:15.00
Mr Wagyu (IRE)
6yo 9-8 (17 of 25) 16/1
Jason Hart
John Quinn (GB)
2020
1:11.06
Treacherous (GB)
6yo 9-8 (3 of 16) 7/1
Harry Bentley
Ed de Giles (GB)
2019
1:10.65
Poyle Vinnie (GB)
9yo 9-5 (1 of 23) 20/1
James Sullivan
Ruth Carr (GB)
2018
1:10.52
Tommy G (GB)
5yo 9-3 (7 of 19) 10/1
Silvestre De Sousa
Jim Goldie (GB)
2017
1:13.17
Scorching Heat (GB)
3yo 8-9 (12 of 16) 9/2F
Oisin Murphy
Andrew Balding (GB)
2016
1:10.37
Hoof It (GB)
9yo 9-4 (11 of 28) 8/1
Nathan Evans (5lbs)
Michael Easterby (GB)
2015
1:10.30
Golden Steps (FR)
4yo 9-10 (6 of 27) 10/1
Frankie Dettori
Marco Botti (GB)
2014
1:10.48
Barnet Fair (GB)
6yo 9-1 (5 of 18) 7/1
Cam Hardie (5lbs)
David Nicholls (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

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

  • GB: 20 winners with an additional 57 placings from 429 runners
  • FR: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner
  • IRE: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner
  • UAE: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

Stewards Sprint Handicap Trainer Statistics

There are two leading trainers in the Stewards Sprint Handicap over the last 20 renewals with both Richard Fahey and Clive Cox who have both won the race three times. Richard Fahey winners have been with Johannes (2009 & 2012) and Monsieur Kodi (2023). Clive Cox winners have been with Pearly Wey (2007 & 2008) and Seeking Magic (2013). The only other trainer to have recorded multiple wins in the Stewards Sprint Handicap is John Quinn (2 wins). Two trainers have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the Stewards Sprint Handicap, Kevin Ryan has sent a total of 16 runners to the race without recording any wins whilst Milton Bradley has sent out 14 without a winner.

Here are some of the top Stewards Sprint Handicap 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
Richard Fahey40-3-7+1.50-3.92
Clive Cox12-3-4+25.00+15.88
John Quinn4-2-2+23.00+13.63
Jim Goldie11-1-4+0.00+6.75
Andrew Balding7-1-1-1.50-3.19
Ruth Carr6-1-1+15.00+7.50
Jim Boyle6-1-2+4.00+2.63
Michael Easterby4-1-2+5.00+4.00
Ed de Giles3-1-1+5.00+2.38
Marco Botti2-1-1+9.00+5.25

Stewards Sprint Handicap Jockey Statistics

Multiple jockeys have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the Stewards Sprint Handicap, Ryan Moore (0-15), Jim Crowley (0-12) and Joe Fanning (0-10) have all failed to produce a single winner despite sending multiple rides to the race.

Here are some of the top Stewards Sprint Handicap 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
Silvestre De Sousa9-1-4+2.00+3.50
David Probert7-1-3+22.00+25.00
Franny Norton7-1-3+12.00+11.51
Tony Hamilton5-1-1+8.00+3.50
Frankie Dettori5-1-1+6.00+2.25
Tom Marquand5-1-2+4.00+2.35
Harry Bentley5-1-2+3.00+2.88
Oisin Murphy4-1-2+1.50+4.44
James Sullivan3-1-1+18.00+10.50
Jason Hart3-1-1+14.00+8.00

Stewards Sprint Handicap Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +7.00 is when runners had a highest class won of Class 2. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 1 career start with the jockey, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-66.

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

  • 2023: Winner in 7 (3,4) [11 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 12 (5,7) [12 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 17 (13,12,2) [25 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 3 (5,8,12) [16 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 1 (4,20,24) [23 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the Stewards Sprint Handicap is Newmarket (July), there has been a total number of 5 winners of this race who ran at Newmarket (July) last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 20 winners from a total of 400 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 0 winners from a total of 32 runners.

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

  • Lujain (2 Wins)
  • Mozart (2 Wins)

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

  • Invincible Spirit (0 Wins from 9 runners)
  • Compton Place (0 Wins from 8 runners)
  • Pivotal (0 Wins from 8 runners)
  • Sakhees Secret (0 Wins from 8 runners)
  • Kyllachy (0 Wins from 7 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Joseph Henry in 2010, winning for David Nicholls at odds of 28/1 under the guidance of David Probert. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there have been 2 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 Stewards Sprint Handicap.

Races Covered at Glorious Goodwood

Here is the schedule for the five-day Glorious Goodwood festival for races which we cover with blogs, each race will be linked to the race blog and detail last year's winner in the table below.

Glorious Goodwood races for Tuesday 30th July 2024

RaceLast WinnerInfo
13:50
Chesterfield Cup Handicap
Ancient Rome (USA)
4yo - 33/1
Charles Hills
Jamie Spencer
14:25
Vintage Stakes
Haatem (IRE)
2yo - 9/4
Richard Hannon
Sean Levey
15:00
Lennox Stakes
Kinross (GB)
6yo - 10/11
Ralph Beckett
Frankie Dettori
15:35
Goodwood Cup
Quickthorn (GB)
6yo - 16/1
Hughie Morrison
Tom Marquand

Glorious Goodwood races for Wednesday 31st July 2024

RaceLast WinnerInfo
14:25
Oak Tree Stakes
Magical Sunset (IRE)
3yo - 18/1
Richard Hannon
Kevin Stott
15:00
Molecomb Stakes
Big Evs (IRE)
2yo - 9/4
Michael Appleby
Jason Hart
15:35
Sussex Stakes
Paddington (GB)
3yo - 4/9
A P OBrien
Ryan Moore

Glorious Goodwood races for Thursday 1st August 2024

RaceLast WinnerInfo
13:50
Kincsem Handicap
Royal Rhyme (IRE)
3yo - 9/1
K R Burke
Clifford Lee
14:25
Richmond Stakes
Vandeek (GB)
2yo - 11/8
Simon & Ed Crisford
Andrea Atzeni
15:00
Gordon Stakes
Desert Hero (GB)
3yo - 7/1
William Haggas
Tom Marquand
15:35
Nassau Stakes
Al Husn (IRE)
4yo - 9/1
Roger Varian
Jim Crowley

Glorious Goodwood races for Friday 2nd August 2024

RaceLast WinnerInfo
13:50
Goodwood Handicap
Temporize (GB)
4yo - 6/1
Syd Hosie
Luke Morris
14:25
Thoroughbred Stakes
Epictetus (IRE)
3yo - 6/1
John & Thady Gosden
Frankie Dettori
15:00
Golden Mile Handicap
Johan (GB)
6yo - 25/1
Jack Channon
James Doyle
15:35
King George Stakes
Highfield Princess (FR)
6yo - 4/9
John Quinn
Jason Hart
16:10
Glorious Stakes
Hamish (GB)
7yo - 5/6
William Haggas
Tom Marquand

Glorious Goodwood races for Saturday 3rd August 2024

RaceLast WinnerInfo
13:40
Stewards Sprint Handicap
Monsieur Kodi (IRE)
4yo - 9/2
Richard Fahey
Oisin Orr
14:10
Summer Handicap
Sweet William (IRE)
4yo - 9/4
John & Thady Gosden
Robert Havlin
14:45
Lillie Langtry Stakes
Sumo Sam (GB)
3yo - 25/1
Paul & Oliver Cole
Tom Marquand
15:20
Stewards Cup
Aberama Gold (GB)
6yo - 18/1
David OMeara
Andrea Atzeni

Article Contributor Information

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

Darren Brett

Darren Brett

Tipster competition manager

Darren has worked in the horse racing industry for decades bringing to OLBG for the last 20 years a wealth of knowledge, creating much of our content on these sports. Darren also manages our Grand National Guide and is the go-to font of knowledge for the world's greatest steeplechase.
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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