Zetland 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 Zetland Gold Cup. This is a race that is hosted at Redcar with the race being run over a distance of 1m2f, see which trends the past winners of the Zetland Gold Cup have set for this year.

Zetland 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 Zetland Gold Cup Preview

Scheduled to take place in May of each year at the Redcar racecourse is the Zetland Gold Cup, a class two handicap that is run over a trip of one mile and two furlongs and is open to runners aged three years old or older.

Zetland Gold Cup Information:

We also have a dedicated Redcar tips page that will cover this race as well as all of the other races on the day of the race, see which runners the OLBG racing tipsters are predicting to win this race and the others on the cards. You may also be interested in other preview blogs that we have packed full of information, head down to the Other Principal Races at Redcar Racecourse section for links to these.

How competitive is the Zetland Gold Cup market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2015 when the race had an over-round of 112%. The race in 2009 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 131%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Zetland Gold Cup, the over-round has been 120%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £120 which is bet.

Zetland Gold Cup 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 Zetland Gold Cup next time out then you would have backed a total of 0 winners. Backing all 19 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -19.00. Before placing your bet on the 2024 Zetland Gold Cup see which other runners today are being backed on the racing predictions page.

When looking over the past 20 renewals, a time of 2:02.28 was set by Al Muffrih in 2019, which is the quickest time over that period, the runner was trained by William Haggas and ridden by Daniel Tudhope. The slowest winning time was set in 2014 when Cashpoint won in a time of 2:08.96, booked to ride was Shane Gray on this Ian Williams trained runner.

These are the top three quickest-run Zetland Gold Cup over the last 20 renewals:

  • 2019 - Al Muffrih (2:02.28)
  • 2003 - Hazim (2:02.97)
  • 2009 - My Kingdom Of Fife (2:03.30)

Zetland Gold Cup Past Winners

Here are the Zetland 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. 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 Zetland Gold Cup as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Year Horse (Drawn) Info
2023
2:05.55
Oviedo (IRE)
3yo 8-11 (7 of 9) 5/2F
Callum Rodriguez
Edward Bethell (GB)
2022
2:04.68
Forest Falcon (IRE)
4yo 9-0 (9 of 10) 100/30
Joe Fanning
Charlie & Mark Johnston (GB)
2021
2:04.45
Good Birthday (IRE)
5yo 8-7 (1 of 14) 13/2
Silvestre De Sousa
Andrew Balding (GB)
2019
2:02.28
Al Muffrih (IRE)
4yo 8-12 (4 of 14) 6/4F
Daniel Tudhope
William Haggas (GB)
2018
2:04.32
Big Country (IRE)
5yo 10-0 (9 of 11) 9/2
Silvestre De Sousa
Michael Appleby (GB)
2017
2:03.72
Briardale (IRE)
5yo 9-2 (8 of 9) 6/1
Paul Hanagan
James Bethell (GB)
2016
2:04.23
Revolutionist (IRE)
4yo 9-10 (10 of 12) 8/1
Joe Fanning
Mark Johnston (GB)
2015
2:03.93
Fire Fighting (IRE)
4yo 10-0 (4 of 8) 13/2
Paul Mulrennan
Mark Johnston (GB)
2014
2:08.96
Cashpoint (GB)
9yo 8-4 (2 of 12) 20/1
Shane Gray (5lbs)
Ian Williams (GB)
2013
2:03.50
Clon Brulee (IRE)
4yo 9-1 (5 of 11) 9/2
Graham Gibbons
David Barron (GB)

Zetland Gold Cup Trainer Statistics

There are multiple leading trainers in the Zetland Gold Cup over the last 20 renewals with Mark Johnston, David Barron, Andrew Balding and Sir Michael Stoute having all won the race two times. Mark Johnston's winners have been with Fire Fighting (2015) and Revolutionist (2016). David Barron's winners have been Flipando (2007) and Clon Brulee (2013). Andrew Balding's winners have been Chantaco (2006) and Good Birthday (2021). Sir Michael Stoute's winners have been Hazim (2003) and My Kingdom Of Fife (2009). There are multiple trainers who have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the Zetland Gold Cup, Tim Easterby (0-16), David O'Meara (0-14) and Richard Fahey (0-12) have all failed to produce a single winner despite sending multiple runners to the race.

Here are some of the top Zetland Gold Cup 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
Mark Johnston 12-2-4 +4.50 +3.93
David Barron 9-2-3 +11.50 +5.95
Andrew Balding 6-2-3 +6.50 +3.51
Sir Michael Stoute 3-2-2 +11.25 +6.66
Jim Goldie 9-1-4 +17.00 +14.13
Michael Easterby 5-1-2 +1.00 +1.13
Mick Channon 4-1-2 +22.00 +16.26
Ian Williams 4-1-1 +17.00 +9.50
Roger Charlton 4-1-2 +0.50 +0.11
Michael Appleby 3-1-1 +2.50 +0.70

Zetland Gold Cup Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Zetland Gold Cup over the last 20 renewals is Joe Fanning who has won the race three times with those three winners coming from Capable Guest (2008), Revolutionist (2016) and Forest Falcon (2022). Other jockeys who have recorded multiple wins in the Zetland Gold Cup are Daniel Tudhope (2 wins), Paul Mulrennan (2 wins) and Silvestre De Sousa (2 wins).

Here are some of the top Zetland Gold Cup 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
Joe Fanning 11-3-5 +28.33 +19.51
Daniel Tudhope 10-2-4 +18.50 +11.67
Paul Mulrennan 8-2-2 +5.50 +1.03
Silvestre De Sousa 7-2-5 +6.00 +8.69
Paul Hanagan 9-1-1 -2.00 -4.40
Shane Gray 1-1-1 +20.00 +12.50
Martin Dwyer 1-1-1 +4.00 +2.50
Callum Rodriguez 1-1-1 +2.50 +1.50
Ryan Moore 1-1-1 +2.25 +1.41
David Allan 7-0-0 -7.00 -7.00

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): 5, 4, 1, 1, 6, 2, 1, 2, 7, 1, 2, (10, 12), 7, 2, 4, 7, 1, 2, 3, 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 (81%) - Fewer than 5 wins (Hcps)
  • 20 / 20 (82%) - No bigger than 33/1 (Debut)
  • 20 / 20 (83%) - Achieved an RPR of 90+ (Last 3)
  • 20 / 20 (84%) - Achieved a TS of 64+ (Last 3)
  • 20 / 20 (84%) - No bigger than 25/1
  • 20 / 20 (85%) - Carried 120 - 136lbs (Last Win)
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - No bigger than 12/1 (Last Win)
  • 19 / 20 (76%) - 1-5 Wins (Career)
  • 19 / 20 (81%) - Held an OR of 86+ (Last 3)
  • 19 / 20 (82%) - Won by at least 0.05l (Last Win)
  • 19 / 20 (83%) - Field of 7-20 (Last Win)
  • 19 / 20 (87%) - Not in a G3/LST/Cl5/Cl6 (Last Win)
  • 18 / 20 (70%) - Placed within last 3 starts
  • 18 / 20 (72%) - No bigger than 14/1 (Career Win)
  • 18 / 20 (75%) - Beaten no more 8¼l (LTO)

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Redcar racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Zetland 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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Zetland Gold Cup Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +9.33 is when runners had 1 place in the past 30 days. The worst performing factor which has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 2 career places over the trip, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-37.

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

  • 2023: Winner in 7 (2,5) [9 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 9 (1,3) [10 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 1 (4,3) [14 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 4 (9,6) [14 Runners]
  • 2018: Winner in 9 (5,7) [11 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the Zetland Gold Cup is Newmarket (Rowley), there has been a total number of 7 winners of this race who ran at Newmarket (Rowley) last time out. The next best course which has produced the second most winners is York, there has been a total number of 4 winners of this race who ran at York 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 245 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 0 winners from a total of 7 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, there is only one stallion whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Zetland Gold Cup, that stallion Darshaan has produced 2 winners (2005,2003).

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

  • Halling (0 Wins from 6 runners)
  • Dansili (0 Wins from 5 runners)
  • Montjeu (0 Wins from 5 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Capable Guest in 2008, winning for Mick Channon at odds of 25/1 under the guidance of Joe Fanning. 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. Whilst we wait for the 2024 Zetland Gold Cup remember you can get daily racing predictions from the top racing tipsters on the best racing tipsters page.

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