Coral Sprint Trophy Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends

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Contested over a distance of 6f is the Coral Sprint Trophy which is scheduled to take place at York. 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 Coral Sprint Trophy.

Coral Sprint Trophy 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 Coral Sprint Trophy Preview

This class two heritage handicap is one of the final big handicaps of the flat season and is scheduled to take place in October of each year at the York racecourse. The race is run over a sprint distance of six furlongs and is open to runners who are aged three or older, being one of the final big handicaps of the season, the race generally attracts a large field.

Coral Sprint Trophy Information:

If you are interested in other predictions at York then head over to the York 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 York Racecourse section for links to these.

How competitive is the Coral Sprint Trophy market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2003 when the race had an over-round of 120%. The race in 2020 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 Coral Sprint Trophy, the over-round has been 129%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £129 which is bet.

Coral Sprint Trophy 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 Coral Sprint Trophy next time out then you would have backed a total of 7 winners. Backing all 19 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of +35.00. Remember to use the racing predictions along with the information on this page to find a bet on the 2024 Coral Sprint Trophy.

Over the last 20 renewals, it was the Mick Channon trained Najeebon ridden by Sam Hitchcott who set the fastest winning time in the Coral Sprint Trophy, the runner won the race in a time of 1:10.44 was set when winning the race in 2003. At the other end of the scale, it was the combination of trainer David Simcock and jockey Silvestre De Sousa with Fathsta who set the slowest winning time, the race-winning time was 1:16.07 in the 2010 renewal.

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

  • 2003 - Najeebon (1:10.44)
  • 2017 - Teruntum Star (1:11.02)
  • 2011 - Sirius Prospect (1:11.14)

Coral Sprint Trophy Past Winners

Here are the Coral Sprint Trophy 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 trainer of the horse at the time of winning the Coral Sprint Trophy as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

YearHorse (Drawn)Info
2023
1:14.07
Montassib (GB)
5yo 9-9 (7 of 22) 10/1
Cieren Fallon
William Haggas (GB)
2022
1:12.72
Strike Red (IRE)
4yo 9-0 (4 of 19) 12/1
Billy Garritty
Richard Fahey (GB)
2021
1:14.19
Volatile Analyst (USA)
4yo 9-2 (7 of 21) 11/1
Callum Rodriguez
Keith Dalgleish (GB)
2020
1:14.61
Gulliver (GB)
6yo 9-7 (6 of 21) 20/1
Martin Harley
David O'Meara (GB)
2019
1:14.54
Gulliver (GB)
5yo 9-5 (5 of 22) 16/1
Jason Hart
David O'Meara (GB)
2018
1:12.25
Major Jumbo (GB)
4yo 9-7 (5 of 17) 12/1
Josephine Gordon
Kevin Ryan (GB)
2017
1:11.02
Teruntum Star (FR)
5yo 9-3 (2 of 20) 10/1
Kevin Stott
Kevin Ryan (GB)
2016
1:11.24
Intisaab (GB)
5yo 9-6 (15 of 20) 14/1
Shelley Birkett (3lbs)
David O'Meara (GB)
2015
1:13.68
Shared Equity (GB)
4yo 9-1 (1 of 19) 7/1
P J McDonald
Jedd O'Keeffe (GB)
2014
1:13.26
Spinatrix (GB)
6yo 9-7 (9 of 19) 12/1
Connor Beasley (3lbs)
Michael Dods (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

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

  • GB: 20 winners with an additional 58 placings from 371 runners
  • IRE: 0 winners with an additional 1 placing from 11 runners
  • AUS: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner
  • SWE: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner
  • FR: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

Coral Sprint Trophy Trainer Statistics

There are two leading trainers in the Coral Sprint Trophy over the last 20 renewals with both Richard Fahey and David O'Meara who have both won the race three times. Richard Fahey winners have been with Fonthill Road (2007), Kaldoun Kingdom (2009) and Strike Red (2022). David O'Meara winners have been with Intisaab (2016) and Gulliver (2019 & 2020). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the Coral Sprint Trophy are Kevin Ryan (2 wins) and Michael Dods (2 wins). There is one trainer who has not had the best of times in the Coral Sprint Trophy, Tim Easterby has sent a total of 18 runners to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top Coral Sprint Trophy 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 Fahey43-3-11-15.50-5.37
David O'Meara24-3-6+29.00+16.50
Kevin Ryan39-2-9-15.00-6.87
Michael Dods9-2-3+19.00+11.13
David Barron15-1-3-2.00-2.74
William Haggas8-1-1+3.00-0.75
Jedd O'Keeffe5-1-2+3.00+5.88
Dean Ivory4-1-2+3.50+2.69
Keith Dalgleish3-1-1+9.00+4.88
David Simcock1-1-1+14.00+8.75

Coral Sprint Trophy Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Coral Sprint Trophy over the last 20 renewals is P J McDonald who has won the race two times with those two winners coming from Mass Rally (2013) and Shared Equity (2015). There are multiple jockeys who have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the Coral Sprint Trophy, Tom Eaves (0-11), David Allan (0-10), Paul Mulrennan (0-10) and Daniel Tudhope (0-10) have all failed to produce a single winner despite sending multiple rides to the race.

Here are some of the top Coral Sprint Trophy 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
P J McDonald7-2-2+16.00+8.13
Silvestre De Sousa6-1-1+9.00+3.75
Kevin Stott6-1-3+5.00+5.50
Franny Norton5-1-3+8.00+9.38
Barry McHugh5-1-1+2.00-0.25
Royston Ffrench4-1-2+17.00+11.25
Jason Hart4-1-1+13.00+7.00
Connor Beasley4-1-1+9.00+4.50
Shane Kelly4-1-2+3.50+2.69
Martin Harley3-1-1+18.00+10.50

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): 7, 19, (11, 15), (2, 13), 6, 1, 11, 1, 5, 14, 10, 6, 20, 8, (12, 2), 21, 2, 2, 14, 18

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 (68%) - No bigger than 20/1
  • 20 / 20 (70%) - Within the first 13 of the market
  • 20 / 20 (79%) - Highest Won is not G2-3/LST/Cl5
  • 20 / 20 (82%) - Achieved an RPR of 96+ (Last 3)
  • 20 / 20 (82%) - Break of 7 - 147 days (Last Place)
  • 20 / 20 (84%) - Had 3 - 11 wins (Career)
  • 20 / 20 (85%) - Furthest Won 6f - 7f
  • 20 / 20 (85%) - Ran in a Handicap (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (86%) - Achieved a TS of 82+ (Class)
  • 20 / 20 (86%) - In a field of 9 - 26 (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (86%) - Not on HY/SFT/FM/STD-FS/FS (Debut)
  • 20 / 20 (86%) - No bigger than 28/1 (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (87%) - Made 6 - 54 starts (Hcps)
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Achieved an RPR of 96+ (Trip)
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Carried 123 - 131lbs (Debut)
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Achieved a TS of 71+ (Last 3)
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Had 1 - 9 wins (Hcps)
  • 20 / 20 (89%) - Not in a G2-3/LST/Cl5-6 (Last Win)

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the York racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Coral Sprint Trophy. 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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Coral Sprint Trophy Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +78.00 is when runners had a furthest trip run of 1m. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 2 places in the past year, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-74.

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

  • 2023: Winner in 7 (8,14,4) [22 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 4 (13,7,2) [19 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 7 (2,10,14) [21 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 6 (10,14,19) [21 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 5 (4,10,3) [22 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the Coral Sprint Trophy is Ayr, there has been a total number of 8 winners of this race who ran at Ayr last time out. The next best course which has produced the second most winners is Ascot, there has been a total number of 4 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 19 winners from a total of 370 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 1 winner from a total of 15 runners.

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

  • Elnadim (2 Wins)
  • Sayif (2 Wins)

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

  • Piccolo (0 Wins from 11 runners)
  • Acclamation (0 Wins from 10 runners)
  • Invincible Spirit (0 Wins from 7 runners)
  • Lope De Vega (0 Wins from 7 runners)
  • Pastoral Pursuits (0 Wins from 7 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Borderlescott in 2005, winning for Robin Bastiman at odds of 20/1 under the guidance of Royston Ffrench. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there has been a total of 2 winning favourites in the race. Ahead of the 2024 Coral Sprint Trophy why not head over to the best racing tipster page to see what the tipsters are backing today?

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