2024 Scottish Sprint Cup Betting Odds at Musselburgh racecourse

Saturday, 30 March 2024

In truth, any of the eight horses lining up for the Scottish Sprint Cup Handicap could end up landing a victory. It’s hard to make too strong a case for any of the contenders and that is reflected in the open betting market. Silky Wilkie heads up the betting although we haven’t seen the horse record a top-three finish in three attempts this season.

Zarzyni has also failed to notch a victory at five attempts this term, with Vintage Clarets harder to work out based on a lengthy lay-off, while Fine Wine and Glorious Angel both have a point to prove in this encounter over five furlongs. A fast start and a turn of pace are both essential in order to achieve a win here.

2024 Scottish Sprint Cup Handicap Tips

Vintage Clarets could be the best horse to back for the Scottish Sprint Cup Handicap, with the five-year-old looking like a lively contender for this race. Richard Fahey trains a horse who was impressive last term when landing victories at York and Catterick, with a third-placed finish then being recorded at Doncaster.

Silky Wilkie is the hot favourite to win this encounter, with the five-year-old trained by K R Burke and ridden by Sam Feilden. The horse was underwhelming in his previous encounter when finishing ninth out of twelve runners and you have to go back nearly a year to find the last time that the runner was successful.

The horse ran reasonably well at Wolverhampton and Lingfield when losing in encounters to One Night Stand, with Zarzyni looking like another viable contender and the seven-year-old could be favourably handicapped. On the all-weather at Newcastle, we have seen a spate of encouraging performances including finishing second to Caston in February.

Fine Wine was last seen running at Newcastle on the all-weather when finishing sixth out of twelve runners, with this coming after recording seventh place out of a field of ten. However, the horse’s handicap brings him into sharp focus here, with Glorious Angel and Looking For Lydia looking like talented four-year-olds.

2023 Scottish Sprint Cup Tips

Some of the runners in the World Pool Scottish Sprint Cup have not competed for several months, with this including Came From The Dark and Catch Cunningham. The former has been away from the track for over 100 days and the seven-year-old finished fifth at Southwell last time out, with the runner experiencing a bump at the start.

As for Catch Cunningham, this horse has run in esteemed company and there was a sixth-placed finish at York Racecourse in early October, with this coming after a second-placed finish at Ripon in September, while there was previously a win at the Knavesmire when landing a 16/1 success when obliging by a neck.

Makanah returns to Musselburgh after previously landing a victory at the Scottish track and Julie Camacho will feel as though her horse has a live chance of success. Sent off as the 5/4 favourite last time out, there was a victory by a nose to touch off Lullaby Bay and that came after a sixth-placed finish at Doncaster when competing in the Coral Portland Handicap.

Silky Wilkie has been competing regularly since the season began again, with the four-year-old a little disappointing in his last race at Wolverhampton. Previously to this, there was a triumph on the all-weather at Kempton and it’s worth noting how regularly the horse has been finishing in the frame of his recent races.