Weatherbys Super Sprint Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends

Updated: 1480 Horse Racing

Contested over a distance of 5f is the Weatherbys Super Sprint Stakes which is scheduled to take place at Newbury. 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 Weatherbys Super Sprint Stakes.

Weatherbys Super Sprint Stakes 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.

2024 Weatherbys Super Sprint Stakes Preview

Known as the Weatherbys Super Sprint for sponsorship purposes, the Super Sprint is run at Newbury racecourse each year in July, the race is open to two-year-old thoroughbreds and is run over a trip of five furlongs. Fillies receive five-pound allowances and weights are worked out by the sale price of each runner, each runner receives a one-pound allowance for each £5k below the most expensive purchase in the race.

Weatherbys Super Sprint Stakes Information:

If you are interested in other predictions at Newbury then head over to the Newbury 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 Other Principal Races at Newbury Racecourse section for links to these.

How competitive is the Weatherbys Super Sprint Stakes 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 125%. The race in 2011 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 136%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Weatherbys Super Sprint Stakes, the over-round has been 131%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £131 which is bet.

Weatherbys Super 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 Weatherbys Super Sprint Stakes next time out then you would have backed a total of 4 winners. Backing all 19 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -5.71. Whilst we wait for the 2024 Weatherbys Super Sprint Stakes remember you can get daily racing predictions from the expert tipsters on the racing predictions page.

When looking over the past 20 renewals, a time of 59.50 was set by Peniaphobia in 2013, which is the quickest time over that period, the runner was trained by Richard Fahey and ridden by Paul Hanagan. The slowest winning time was set in 2012 when Body And Soul won in a time of 1:06.55, booked to ride was Duran Fentiman on this Tim Easterby trained runner.

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

  • 2013 - Peniaphobia (59.50)
  • 2014 - Tiggy Wiggy (59.85)
  • 2022 - Eddies Boy (1:00.33)

Weatherbys Super Sprint Stakes Past Winners

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

Year Horse (Drawn) Info
2023
1:01.25
Relief Rally (IRE)
2yo 9-0 (18 of 20) 1/1F
Tom Marquand
William Haggas (GB)
2022
1:00.33
Eddies Boy (GB)
2yo 9-2 (21 of 20) 15/2
Hollie Doyle
Archie Watson (GB)
2021
1:00.54
Gubbass (IRE)
2yo 8-10 (15 of 22) 4/1
Sean Levey
Richard Hannon (GB)
2020
1:00.82
Happy Romance (IRE)
2yo 8-5 (16 of 25) 100/30F
Sean Levey
Richard Hannon (GB)
2019
1:05.32
Bettys Hope (GB)
2yo 8-4 (25 of 24) 14/1
Silvestre De Sousa
Rod Millman (GB)
2018
1:01.85
Ginger Nut (IRE)
2yo 8-5 (19 of 25) 16/1
Harry Bentley
Richard Hannon (GB)
2017
1:04.05
Bengali Boys (IRE)
2yo 8-7 (13 of 23) 12/1
Barry McHugh
Richard Fahey (GB)
2016
1:01.19
Mrs Danvers (GB)
2yo 8-0 (13 of 23) 9/2F
Luke Morris
Jonathan Portman (GB)
2015
1:00.76
Lathom (GB)
2yo 9-0 (15 of 22) 28/1
Tony Hamilton
Richard Fahey (GB)
2014
59.85
Tiggy Wiggy (IRE)
2yo 9-1 (14 of 24) 5/2F
Richard Hughes
Richard Hannon (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

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

  • GB: 20 winners with an additional 40 placings from 452 runners
  • IRE: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 5 runners
  • FR: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 2 runners
  • AUS: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

Weatherbys Super Sprint Stakes Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Weatherbys Super Sprint Stakes over the last 20 renewals is Richard Hannon who has won the race four times with those four winners coming from Tiggy Wiggy (2014), Ginger Nut (2018), Happy Romance (2020) and Gubbass (2021). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the Weatherbys Super Sprint Stakes are Richard Fahey (3 wins) and William Haggas (2 wins). There are multiple trainers who have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the Weatherbys Super Sprint Stakes, Kevin Ryan (0-29), Mick Channon (0-21), Eve Johnson Houghton (0-12), Bryan Smart (0-10) and K R Burke (0-10) have all failed to produce a single winner despite sending multiple runners to the race.

Here are some of the top Weatherbys Super 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
Richard Hannon 40-4-7 -10.17 -21.58
Richard Fahey 52-3-8 -4.00 -24.00
William Haggas 9-2-4 +14.00 +4.50
Rod Millman 20-1-3 -5.00 -11.00
Tim Easterby 11-1-2 -5.50 -7.25
Brian Meehan 10-1-1 -3.50 -6.25
Sylvester Kirk 8-1-1 +2.00 -2.50
Archie Watson 6-1-2 +2.50 -0.75
Jonathan Portman 4-1-1 +1.50 -0.75
Andrew Balding 3-1-1 +23.00 +10.50

Weatherbys Super Sprint Stakes Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Weatherbys Super Sprint Stakes over the last 20 renewals is Sean Levey who has won the race two times with those two winners coming from Happy Romance (2020) and Gubbass (2021). There is one jockey who has not had the best of times in the Weatherbys Super Sprint Stakes, Jimmy Quinn has ridden a total of 16 runners to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top Weatherbys Super 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):

Jockey R-W-P Win EW
Sean Levey 7-2-3 +2.33 -0.83
Silvestre De Sousa 9-1-1 +6.00 -1.00
Paul Hanagan 9-1-3 -3.00 -4.50
Martin Dwyer 8-1-1 +93.00 +43.00
Tony Hamilton 6-1-1 +23.00 +9.00
Richard Mullen 6-1-1 +0.00 -2.50
Luke Morris 6-1-1 -0.50 -2.75
Liam Jones 5-1-1 +16.00 +6.00
Duran Fentiman 5-1-1 +0.50 -1.75
Harry Bentley 4-1-1 +13.00 +5.00

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): 4, 2, 8, 6, 7, 1, 10, (2, 5), 1, 2, 1, 5, (1, 3), 3, (3, 14), 4, 1, 9, 8, 1

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 (79%) - Within the first 17 of market
  • 20 / 20 (81%) - Carried 123 - 131lbs (Debut)
  • 20 / 20 (83%) - Achieved a TS of 35+ (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (86%) - Off a break of 9 - 99 days
  • 20 / 20 (87%) - Placed within last 2 starts
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Achieved a TS of 50+ (Last 3)
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - No bigger than 40/1 (Career)
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Ran in England (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (89%) - Fewer than 5 starts (90 Days)
  • 20 / 20 (89%) - In a field of 7 - 19 (Debut)
  • 19 / 20 (50%) - No bigger than 28/1
  • 19 / 20 (59%) - Break of 14 - 99 days (Last Win)
  • 19 / 20 (61%) - Not in FRA/IRL/SCO/WAL (Last Win)
  • 19 / 20 (65%) - Carried 116 - 131lbs (Last Win)
  • 19 / 20 (68%) - No bigger than 20/1 (Last Win)

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Newbury racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Weatherbys Super Sprint Stakes. How well do you know your horse racing? Are there certain types of races that you are unsure of? Why not take a look at this Types Of Horse Race article to familiarise yourself with the different types of racing, that is just one of many helpful horse racing articles in the OLBG Betting School.

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Weatherbys Super Sprint Stakes Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +37.83 is when runners had the same jockey as when last winning. The worst performing factor which has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 1 career place over further, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-107.

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

  • 2023: Winner in 18 (5,8) [20 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 21 (8,18) [20 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 15 (14,18) [22 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 16 (22,21) [25 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 25 (21,6) [24 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the Weatherbys Super Sprint Stakes is Ascot, there has been a total number of 8 winners of this race who ran at Ascot last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 10 winners from a total of 253 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 10 winners from a total of 207 runners.

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

  • Compton Place (2 Wins)
  • Dandy Man (2 Wins)
  • Kodiac (2 Wins)

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

  • Acclamation (0 Wins from 14 runners)
  • Exceed And Excel (0 Wins from 12 runners)
  • Pastoral Pursuits (0 Wins from 12 runners)
  • Camacho (0 Wins from 11 runners)
  • Zebedee (0 Wins from 10 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Lady Livius in 2005, winning for Richard Hannon Snr at odds of 100/1 under the guidance of Martin Dwyer. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there has been a total of 6 winning favourites in the race. Remember to bookmark the best racing tipsters page so you can get easy access to the best OLBG racing tipsters.

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