2021 Haydock Sprint Cup Betting Odds at Haydock Park racecourse

Saturday, 04 September 2021

There are a number of Group 1 races on the horizon when it comes to the 2021 flat UK horse racing season. This includes the Haydock Sprint Cup which is sponsored by betfair, with this being a six furlong encounter which forms part of the British Champions Series.

A maximum of seventeen winners will line up at Haydock Racecourse for this encounter and it’s Starman who heads the betting, with the Ed Walker-trained charge who has already notched a couple of victories this season.

2021 Haydock Sprint Cup betting odds and tips

The four-year-old won the Duke Of York Clipper Logistics Stakes a few months ago and followed it up with a victory in the Darley July Cup Stakes at Newmarket and this was an impressive win under jockey Tom Marquand.

The horse then went off favourite in the Larc Prix Maurice de Gheest and the horse hit the front with half a furlong left, although couldn’t find anything extra in the tank.

Perhaps Dragon Symbol will hit the frame considering that the three-year-old has been racking up a series of runner-up performances this season and trainer Archie Watson will be hopeful that his leading light can score a victory in this race.

Most recently, Oisin Murphy guided the horse to second place in the King George Qatar Stakes, with Suesa leading the way in that particular race and there’s a concern that Dragon Symbol regularly finds one runner too good for him.

The horse was sent off favourite in that Darley July Cup Stakes before being beaten into second by Starman, with the horse actually passing the post first in the Commonwealth Cup although the stewards then decided to field Campanelle as first place.

Watson also has Glen Shiel lining up in this race and the seven-year-old has plenty more experience and the horse has gone off the boil in recent outings, with only tenth place managed in Deauville.

However, we can’t get away from the fact that the horse finished second in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot and therefore merits plenty of respect in this race.

.Oxted is a horse that also deserves respect, with Roger Teal having gotten a tune out of the five-year-old on several occasions this season and the horse wasn’t too far behind Starman and Dragon Symbol in that recent Darley July Cup Stakes, with a brilliant victory preceding this when landing the spoils in the King’s Stand Stakes.

Bet On 2020 Haydock Sprint Cup

The 2020 Haydock Sprint Cup takes place on Saturday 5 September, with the race taking place at Haydock Park and it’s always an exciting hammer-and-tongs tussle over a distance of six furlongs.

Hello Youmzain was the winner of the 2019 Haydock Sprint Cup and the horse is among the favourites to retain his crown, with the Kevin Ryan-trained charge going on to win the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot last June.

Sent off at odds of 4/1 for that particular heat, Kevin Stott rode a blinder over six furlongs on good ground and it’s something of a surprise to find that you can back this horse at tasty odds considering he was recently second in the LARC Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville.

The 2020 Haydock Sprint Cup racecard suggests that it’s going to be a lively encounter and Oxted is now the horse at the top of the betting market considering a string of impressive performances which means he could take all the beating.

The four-year-old has been relatively lightly raced this season due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other mitigating circumstances, although there was everything to like about consecutive wins at Newmarket.

On 5 June, Oxted obliged in a Group 3 race at betting odds of 7/2, while the horse then returned to HQ and won the Darley July Cup Stakes at odds of 12/1 to really announce himself in Group 1 company.

We’ve not seen the horse make an appearance since then although beating Sceptical and Golden Horde was an impressive achievement and the ground is likely to be in his favour.

Dream Of Dreams has to be respected and Sir Michael Stoute has put in a couple of impressive performances this year, finishing second behind Hello Youmzain before a victory in the Unibet Hungerford Stakes where Oisin Murphy steered the horse home as favourite.

The History of the Haydock Sprint Cup

The Sprint Cup at Haydock was first inaugurated in 1966 and that means horse racing fans have spent the past few decades studying their race cards in a bid to back the winner of a Group 1 race which forms part of the British Champions Series.

There’s always a sizeable purse available for winning connections, with the race originally open to horses aged two or older, although entrants now need to be at least three years old in order to qualify for this heat.

Be Friendly was the horse that won the first two runnings of the Haydock Sprint Cup, with Quiet Reflection, Harry Angel and The Tin Man among the more recent winners of this encounter and we’re excited to see who the latest winner of the race will be.