The Ayr Gold Cup, which takes place on the Saturday 17th September, is the most valuable sprint handicap run in Europe. Run over 6 furlongs, it has been dominated in recent years by Dandy Nicholls. Horses that don’t make the cut for this run in the Silver Cup earlier on Saturday and the Bronze Cup on Friday, both races can often provide clues to the best place to be drawn.
Below we take a look at the trends for the past 10 years:
Horses aged between 4 and 6 have won 9 of the last 10, though that age group has represented almost 70% of the total runners.
Horses aged 7 or older have not won the race since 1993 and only 3 of their 47 representatives in the last 10 years have made the ...
The Betfair Summer Double First Leg International is a 7F class 2 handicap which takes place at Ascot on Saturday, 23rd July, on the supporting card of the King George. Trends point towards 4 or 5yo who are still improving and ran well at Royal Ascot.
Below we take a look at the trends for the past 10 years (http://tinyurl.com/3nuq76q):
9 of 10 winners of this race were aged 4 or 5
Horses aged 6+ have a poor record, failing to win this race in past 10 years despite accounting for over 24% of the total runners.
Horses carrying 9-7 or more: 1-5-10
Horses carrying 9-0 to 9-6: 3-8-47
Horses carrying 8-7 to 8-13: 2-8-73
Horses carrying 8-6 or less: 4-9-107
Top Weight: 430032008103 (1-5-12)