Betfred Sprint Cup (British Champions Series) (Group 1) 6f

  • (3yo+, 6f, Class 1, 17 runners)
  • Winner £154,818 2nd £58,695 3rd £29,375 4th £14,633 5th £7,344 6th £3,686
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 12.95s
  • Off time: 15:51:31
Full result
Result 15:50 Haydock Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 16 G Force 11/1
2nd 5 Gordon Lord Byron ¾ 6/1
3rd 8 Music Master 15/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (4) 150-221
Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Baccarat (IRE) 77
  • T:R A Fahey
  • J:G Baker
  • Form: 150-221
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
5 129 9-3 R A Fahey G Baker 105 9/1
2 (2) 4420-07
Royal Blue, Yellow stripe, diamonds on sleeves, Yellow cap Caspar Netscher 14
  • T:D M Simcock
  • J:G Gibbons
  • Form: 4420-07
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
5 129 9-3 D M Simcock G Gibbons 106 100/1
3 (1) 476335
Yellow, purple disc, yellow sleeves, purple spots, quartered cap Dinkum Diamond (IRE) 34
  • T:H Candy
  • J:B A Curtis
  • Form: 476335
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
6 129 9-3 H Candy B A Curtis 106 100/1
4 (8) 239031
Red, Yellow stars, Royal Blue sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow stars Es Que Love (IRE) 39
  • T:C G Cox
  • J:A Kirby
  • Form: 239031
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 113
  • Naps:
5 129 9-3 C G Cox A Kirby 113 20/1
5 (18) 4-16782
Red, white maltese cross, red cap Gordon Lord Byron (IRE) 14
  • T:T Hogan
  • J:W M Lordan
  • Form: 4-16782
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
6 129 9-3 T Hogan W M Lordan 117 6/1
6 (3) 721258
RED, white spots, white cap Maarek 14
  • T:Miss E McCutcheon
  • J:D P McDonogh
  • Form: 721258
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 113
  • Naps:
7 129 9-3 Miss E McCutcheon D P McDonogh 113 25/1
7 (11) 0-50834
Dark blue, royal blue seams, white sleeves, red and white striped cap Moviesta (USA) 15
  • T:B Smart
  • J:P Mulrennan
  • Form: 0-50834
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
4 129 9-3 B Smart P Mulrennan 112 25/1
8 (13) 82-1641
WHITE, EMERALD GREEN stars, sleeves and stars on cap Music Master 49
  • T:H Candy
  • J:Dane O'Neill
  • Form: 82-1641
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
4 129 9-3 H Candy Dane O'Neill 112 15/2
9 (16) 3-18201
CLARET, GOLD braid, CLARET sleeves, GOLD cap Pearl Secret 7
  • T:T D Barron
  • J:Oisin Murphy
  • Form: 3-18201
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 113
  • Naps:
5 129 9-3 T D Barron Oisin Murphy 113 33/1
10 (15) 220143
Royal Blue, Yellow sash Professor 13
  • T:Richard Hannon
  • J:C D Hayes
  • Form: 220143
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 111
  • Naps:
4 129 9-3 Richard Hannon C D Hayes 111 33/1
11 (9) 2-47111
WHITE, red striped sleeves, check cap Sole Power 15
  • T:E Lynam
  • J:R Hughes
  • Form: 2-47111
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
7 129 9-3 E Lynam R Hughes 118 5/2f
12 (12) 750921
Grey and Cherry quartered, halved sleeves, Grey cap, Cherry spots Tropics (USA) 14
  • T:D K Ivory
  • J:R Winston
  • Form: 750921
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
6 129 9-3 D K Ivory R Winston 115 9/1
13 (14) 1-52600
Yellow, purple and yellow halved sleeves, yellow and purple quartered cap Astaire (IRE) 15
  • T:K A Ryan
  • J:Amy Ryan
  • Form: 1-52600
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 111
  • Naps:
3 127 9-1 K A Ryan Amy Ryan 111 50/1
14 (6) 159
Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Cougar Mountain (IRE) 15
  • T:A P O'Brien
  • J:J P O'Brien
  • Form: 159
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
3 127 9-1 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 112 9/1
15 (7) 012123
Grey, purple seams, sleeves and cap Extortionist (IRE) 15
  • T:O Stevens
  • J:P J Smullen
  • Form: 012123
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 113
  • Naps:
3 127 9-1 O Stevens P J Smullen 113 20/1
16 (10) 113256
LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets G Force (IRE) 15
  • T:D O'Meara
  • J:D Tudhope
  • Form: 113256
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 111
  • Naps:
3 127 9-1 D O'Meara D Tudhope 111 11/1
17 (17) 2-31375
Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel Hot Streak (IRE) 15
  • T:K A Ryan
  • J:J P Spencer
  • Form: 2-31375
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
3 127 9-1 K A Ryan J P Spencer 114 20/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013 2 Gordon Lord Byron (IRE)
  • T:T Hogan
  • J:J P Murtagh
5 9-3 T Hogan J P Murtagh 7/2
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In depth

Verdict

Three-year-olds have won three of the last 10 and are very well represented this time. Cougar Mountain won easily on his debut and has competed in two Group 1 sprints subsequently and not been beaten far. However, he, Extortionist, Moviesta, Hot Streak, G Force and Astaire were behind Sole Power in the Nunthorpe at York. The winner is definitely best at 5f and the one to take out of the race is G FORCE, who got no sort of run but finished strongly and will be suited by the extra furlong. He's only had seven starts in his life and, with further progress expected, he's taken to reward each-way support in a hot renewal. Last year's winner Gordon Lord Byron has been brought to the boil for another crack and is greatly respected though this looks a stronger line-up than a year ago. Music Master needs to find a bit more but Henry Candy is a master with sprinters and it would be no shock to see him in the frame.

Formwatch

G Force (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Behind, headway when not clear run over 1f out, soon switched left, hampered closing stages, ran on, 6th of 13, 1 1/2l behind Sole Power (9-11) at York 5f Grp 1 (1) gd in Aug.

Gordon Lord Byron (IRE) 7-2 (9-13) Held up, 8th 2f out, closer in 5th 1f out, challenged and on terms inside final furlong, kept on well, just denied at finish, 2nd of 9, ns behind Jamesie (9-6) at Curragh 6f Grp 3 (1) gd in Aug.

Music Master 3-1fav (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, strong run under pressure inside final furlong, led close home, won at Newbury 6f Grp 3 (1) gd in Jul beating Heeraat (9-4) by nk, 12 ran.

Sole Power 11-4fav (9-11) Steadied start, held up in rear, switched right over 1f out, soon switched left, strong headway when short of room inside final furlong, ran on to lead close home, driven out, won at York 5f Grp 1 (1) gd in Aug beating Stepper Point (9-11) by 1/2l, 13 ran.

Pearl Secret 2-1fav (9-0) Made all, ridden inside final furlong, just held on, won at Beverley 5f Listed stks (1) gf in Aug beating Mirza (9-4) by nk, 7 ran.

Es Que Love (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Tracked leading pair, switched left to challenge over 1f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, ridden and stayed on well final 100 yards, won at Goodwood 7f Grp 2 (1) gf in Jul beating Toormore (8-10) by nk, 7 ran.

Caspar Netscher 16-1 (9-1) Close up, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 10, 5l behind Tropics (9-1) at Newmarket 6f Listed stks (1) gf in Aug.

Baccarat (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Raced near side, slowly into stride, soon in mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gf in Jun beating Professor (9-8) by 1 1/2l, 28 ran.

Dinkum Diamond (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Chased leader, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 6l behind Intransigent (9-0) at Chester 6f Listed stks (1) gs in Aug.

Maarek 6-1 (9-11) Reared slightly leaving stalls and slowly into stride, soon pushed along in rear, never a factor, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 8th of 9, 5l behind Jamesie (9-6) at Curragh 6f Grp 3 (1) gd in Aug.

Astaire (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Prominent, led halfway, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Sole Power (9-11) at York 5f Grp 1 (1) gd in Aug.

Cougar Mountain (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) Behind, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 9th of 13, 1 3/4l behind Sole Power (9-11) at York 5f Grp 1 (1) gd in Aug.

Professor 9-2 (9-0) Held up in 5th, switched outside and headway over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on to chase leading pair inside final furlong, held towards finish, 3rd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Ansgar (9-4) at Goodwood 7f Grp 3 (1) gd in Aug.

Tropics (USA) 11-4fav (9-1) Awkwardly away held up, headway when not clear run approaching final furlong, ridden and ran on to lead final strides, won at Newmarket 6f Listed stks (1) gf in Aug beating Alben Star (9-1) by 1/2l, 10 ran.

Extortionist (IRE) 14-1 (9-9) Midfield, headway over 1f out, soon hard ridden to challenge, every chance inside final furlong, kept on well, 3rd of 13, 3/4l behind Sole Power (9-11) at York 5f Grp 1 (1) gd in Aug.

Hot Streak (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 13, 1 1/4l behind Sole Power (9-11) at York 5f Grp 1 (1) gd in Aug.

Moviesta (USA) 11-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders, every chance inside final fulong, no extra close home, 4th of 13, 1 1/4l behind Sole Power (9-11) at York 5f Grp 1 (1) gd in Aug.