Sodexo Gold Cup Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends

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See which trainers and jockeys have performed well in this fact-packed blog for the Sodexo Gold Cup. This is a race that is hosted at Ascot with the race being run over a distance of 3m, see which trends the past winners of the Sodexo Gold Cup have set for this year.

Sodexo Gold Cup 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 Sodexo Gold Cup Preview

Created in 2006 and run under the name Bateaux London Gold Cup this race is now sponsored by the Byrne Group. The race was originally a Class 2 before being upgraded in 2009 to a Listed race and then again in 2011 to a Grade 3 and now runs as a Premier Handicap Chase that is run at Ascot Racecourse in either last October or early November, it is open to runners aged four or older and run over a trip of just shy of three miles.

Sodexo Gold Cup Information:

Our dedicated Ascot tips page will not only bring you predictions from the OLBG racing tipsters for the upcoming card that includes the Sodexo Gold Cup but will also have predictions for each meeting at Ascot throughout the season so be sure to head over there. You may also be interested in other preview blogs that we have packed full of information, head down to the Other Principal Races at Ascot Racecourse section for links to these.

How competitive is the Sodexo Gold Cup market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 18 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2023 when the race had an over-round of 111%. The race in 2017 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 133%, whilst on average over the last 18 renewals of the Sodexo Gold Cup, the over-round has been 122%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £122 which is bet.

Sodexo Gold Cup Trends:

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 18 if you had followed the winner of the Sodexo Gold Cup next time out then you would have backed a total of 1 winner. Backing all 17 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -10.50. Remember to bookmark the racing tips page so you can get easy access to the OLBG racing picks daily.

The runner that holds the record over the past 18 renewals for the slowest time in the race was set in the 2021 renewal when Larry from Gary Moore under the guidance of Jamie Moore, won in a time of 6:12.20, whilst at the other end of the spectrum, Exmoor Ranger, trained by Victor Dartnall and ridden by Andrew Glassonbury set the quickest time of 5:49.60 in the 2011 renewal.

These are the top three quickest-run Sodexo Gold Cup over the last 18 renewals:

  • 2011 - Exmoor Ranger (5:49.60)
  • 2016 - Antony (5:50.50)
  • 2014 - What A Warrior (5:51.25)

Sodexo Gold Cup Past Winners

Here are the Sodexo Gold Cup 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. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the Sodexo Gold Cup as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Victtorino (FR)
5yo 10-12 20/1
Charlie Deutsch
Venetia Williams (GB)
Our Power (IRE)
7yo 11-2 11/2
Charlie Deutsch
Sam Thomas (GB)
Larry (GB)
8yo 10-0 9/1
Jamie Moore
Gary Moore (GB)
Regal Encore (IRE)
12yo 10-10 14/1
Richie McLernon
Anthony Honeyball (GB)
Vinndication (IRE)
6yo 11-0 2/1F
David Bass
Kim Bailey (GB)
Traffic Fluide (FR)
8yo 11-12 4/1
Joshua Moore
Gary Moore (GB)
Go Conquer (IRE)
8yo 11-0 7/1
Aidan Coleman
Jonjo O'Neill (GB)
Antony (FR)
6yo 10-1 11/1
Jamie Moore
Gary Moore (GB)
Pendra (IRE)
7yo 10-7 11/2F
Barry Geraghty
Charlie Longsdon (GB)
What A Warrior (IRE)
7yo 10-6 7/1
Harry Skelton
Dan Skelton (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Sodexo Gold Cup have been based:

  • GB: 17 winners with an additional 40 placings from 232 runners
  • IRE: 1 winner with an additional 1 placing from 9 runners
  • FR: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 2 runners

Sodexo Gold Cup Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Sodexo Gold Cup over the last 18 renewals is Gary Moore who has won the race three times with those three winners coming from Antony (2016), Traffic Fluide (2018) and Larry (2021). The only other trainer to have recorded multiple wins in the Sodexo Gold Cup is Venetia Williams (2 wins). Multiple trainers have not had the best of times over the last 18 renewals in the Sodexo Gold Cup, Paul Nicholls (0-26), Nigel Twiston-Davies (0-16) and Philip Hobbs (0-13) have all failed to produce a single winner despite sending multiple runners to the race.

Here are some of the top Sodexo Gold Cup trainer statistics over the last 18 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):

Gary Moore9-3-3+18.00+8.91
Venetia Williams6-2-2+28.00+15.50
Jonjo O'Neill11-1-3-3.00-2.49
David Pipe10-1-2-1.00-2.56
Dan Skelton9-1-1-1.00-3.62
Nicky Henderson8-1-4+2.00+3.39
Anthony Honeyball6-1-3+9.00+9.00
Charlie Longsdon6-1-1+0.50-1.56
Kim Bailey4-1-2-1.00-0.25
Victor Dartnall3-1-1+10.00+5.50

Sodexo Gold Cup Jockey Statistics

There are multiple leading jockeys in the Sodexo Gold Cup over the last 18 renewals with Jamie Moore, Aidan Coleman and Charlie Deutsch having all won the race two times. Jamie Moore's winners have been Antony (2016) and Larry (2021). Aidan Coleman's winners have been Houblon Des Obeaux (2013) and Go Conquer (2017). Charlie Deutsch winners have been with Our Power (2022) and Victtorino (2023).

Here are some of the top Sodexo Gold Cup jockey statistics over the last 18 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):

Jamie Moore9-2-2+13.00+5.51
Aidan Coleman6-2-2+15.00+7.88
Charlie Deutsch4-2-2+23.50+13.44
Richie McLernon8-1-5+7.00+10.13
Harry Skelton6-1-2+2.00+0.57
David Bass5-1-2-2.00-1.25
Joshua Moore2-1-1+3.00+1.40
Nick Scholfield7-0-2-7.00-4.72
Sam Twiston-Davies6-0-4-6.00+1.28
Tom Cannon5-0-0-5.00-5.00

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): (5, UR), PU, 2, 6, 5, F, PU, F, 9, 1, 3, 5, 3, 1, 2, PU, 3, 5

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.

  • 18 / 18 (82%) - Ran over 7½f - 2m2f (Debut)
  • 18 / 18 (83%) - No more than +18lbs (Vs Min Weight)
  • 18 / 18 (84%) - Had 6 - 17 placings (Career)
  • 18 / 18 (84%) - No bigger than 20/1 (LTO)
  • 18 / 18 (85%) - Not in a G1/G3 (Last Win)
  • 18 / 18 (86%) - Fewer than 3 wins (1 Year)
  • 18 / 18 (86%) - Carried 140 - 164lbs (LTO)
  • 18 / 18 (87%) - Highest Won is not G3
  • 18 / 18 (89%) - Beaten no more -20l (Debut)
  • 17 / 18 (78%) - Carried no more than 157lbs
  • 17 / 18 (84%) - Achieved an RPR of 135+ (Last Win)
  • 17 / 18 (86%) - Had 3 - 9 wins (Career)
  • 17 / 18 (88%) - Not BB/BL/BR/GR in colour
  • 16 / 18 (62%) - No bigger than 14/1
  • 16 / 18 (83%) - Achieved an RPR of 138+ (Last 5)

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Ascot racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Sodexo Gold Cup. Did you know that we have an OLBG Betting School section on OLBG? It is a place to help you improve your betting experience with articles like the How to Find Winners - 101 Tips to Choose A Winning Horse Racing Bet.

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Sodexo Gold Cup Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 9+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +47.00 is when runners ran in a race restricted to 4yo+ last time out. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 5 starts in the past year, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-50.

The course which has produced the most winners of the Sodexo Gold Cup is Cheltenham, there has been a total number of 4 winners of this race who ran at Cheltenham last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 18 winners from a total of 242 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 0 winners from a total of 1 runner.

These are the stallions whose offspring have not produced a winner of the Sodexo Gold Cup despite multiple attempts:

  • Kayf Tara (0 Wins from 9 runners)
  • Presenting (0 Wins from 9 runners)
  • Malinas (0 Wins from 5 runners)
  • Milan (0 Wins from 5 runners)
  • Scorpion (0 Wins from 5 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 18 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was The Last Derby in 2009, winning for Eoin Griffin at odds of 33/1 under the guidance of Liam Treadwell. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 18 renewals there have been 2 winning favourites in the race. Before placing your bet on the 2024 Sodexo Gold Cup head over to see which other runners today are being backed by the best racing tipsters today.

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