Power cut for Sprint Cup

  • Last Updated: July 12 2014, 16:48 BST

Slade Power has been cut for the Betfred Sprint Cup at Haydock after he landed Newmarket's July Cup on Saturday.

Slade Power: Confirmed himself as Europe's leading sprinter
Slade Power: Confirmed himself as Europe's leading sprinter

Edward Lynam's five-year-old won his first Group One in Royal Ascot's Diamond Jubilee and followed that up with a taking success from Tropics, with the luckless Gregorian back in third.

The trainer suggested afterwards that he'd have one more run before heading to Melbourne to take on Australian star Lankan Rupee, and Haydock's six-furlong contest at the start of September could prove ideal.

The sponsors cut him to 3/1 from 9/2, with Paddy Power the most impressed at just 7/4. William Hill made him a 5/2 chance and their Jon Ivan-Duke said: "Slade Power is unbeaten this year and it's hard to see him losing in this sort of form."

Runner-up Tropics could be set for a crack at the 32Red Stewards' Cup at Glorious Goodwood and he was cut to 16/1 from 25s by Betfred, Paddy Power and Betfair, with bet365, Sky Bet and Stan James among those quoting 14/1.

That puts Dean Ivory's charge right up towards the front of the betting behind 12/1 favourite Intrinsic, as well as Discussiontofollow, who was cut to 14/1 generally following an earlier success at Ascot.

Bronze Angel's victory at York saw him cut to a general 12/1 for the Betfred Mile, again at Glorious Goodwood, while John Smith's Cup winner Farraaj was also cut to a general 10/1 for that contest, leaving Boylesports at a standout 14s.

"Farraaj showed he is clearly a Group horse on fast ground with victory off a big weight in the John Smith's Cup at York," said Rory Jiwani for Stan James.

"That was a very good result for us and we cut Roger Varian's charge from 14/1 to 10/1 for the Betfred Mile at Goodwood. Marcus Tregoning's Bronze Angel is 10/1 from 16/1 for that race after he took the opener at York."

Heaven's Guest was cut to 20/1 by for the International Handicap at Ascot by Sky Bet and Ladbrokes following his win at Newmarket, but he also has the Stewards' Cup as a potential option and was cut to a general 33/1 for that race.

His was a victory which ensured a totescoop6 rollover, as totepool spokesman Andrew Griffiths confirmed: "Heaven's Guest did a demolition job in the fourth leg and means Scoop6 punters will be playing for over £500,000 next weekend."

Finally, Estidhkaar followed stablemate Ivawood in impressing in the juvenile ranks and was made a general 20/1 chance for next year's 2000 Guineas.

  • Posted at 1645 BST on 12/07/2014.