Big-race trends and statistics: Imperial Cup at Sandown

Imperial Cup trends
Imperial Cup trends

We've teamed up with Weatherbys to previous Saturday's big betting heat - the Matchbook Imperial Cup at Sandown.

2.25 Sandown - Matchbook Imperial Cup

TRENDS

  • 10/10 - No more than 2 wins over hurdles
  • 10/10 - Rated between 124 & 133
  • 9/10 - Carried 10-13 or less
  • 8/10 - Run during February
  • 8/10 - Had 8 or fewer starts over hurdles (6 of the 8 were novices)
  • 7/10 - Won at right-handed track over hurdles

BETTRENDS SELECTION: Monsieur Lecoq

LAST YEAR’S WINNER: Mr Antolini


The presence of the high-class Call Me Lord gives this year’s Imperial Cup a rather lopsided look, with those who come out best on the trends all racing from out of the handicap.

The three that come out best are – like 6 of the past 10 winners – lightly-raced novices, with Benny’s Bridge being one. He is 8lb 'wrong' at the weights, however, so it can pay to focus on Extra Mag and MONSIEUR LECOQ.

Both have looked decent prospects since arriving from France and both travel as though they will be suited by a strongly-run race. The latter just has the edge having won over course-and-distance in handicap company and he clearly handles testing ground, should conditions deteriorate further.

Further up the weights, Solomon Grey is another for the shortlist, given how he travelled through the Lanzarote Hurdle last time. The drop in trip on easier ground shouldn’t be too much of a concern.

Bettrends 1-2:

1. MONSIEUR LECOQ

2. EXTRA MAG


GET THE FULL PICTURE: Don't miss out on FREE video replays and our fantastic My Stable tracker. Log in now and become a Sporting Life Insider.

Related horse racing links

Like what you've read?
Help your friends Know It All by sharing this article to your social media.

Most Read Racing

Action from Wolverhampton1

Tuesday's racing preview

Havana Rocket is on a steep upward trajectory and should be followed at Wolverhampton, according to Ashley Iveson.

2

Daily Nap: Bay of plenty

Matt Brocklebank looks to Newcastle for Tuesday's Nap, with Anthony Brittain fancied to saddle a winner on the Tapeta.

Godolphin trainer Charlie Appleby3

Hot favourite stands Lincoln ground

Godolphin's lightly-raced performer Auxerre is among 56 horses left in at the five-day stage for the Unibet Lincoln at Doncaster on Saturday.

Al Boum Photo soars over the last in the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup4

Gold Cup winner on parade

Al Boum Photo was given a hero's welcome as the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup winner paraded through the village of Leighlinbridge on Monday evening.

Celebration time for Frankie Dettori aboard Too Darn Hot5

Dettori relishing Hot season ahead

Frankie Dettori claims Too Darn Hot is jumping out of his skin as he continues his preparation for his eagerly-awaited return in the Greenham Stakes at Newbury.

Most Read Racing

Action from Wolverhampton1

Tuesday's racing preview

Havana Rocket is on a steep upward trajectory and should be followed at Wolverhampton, according to Ashley Iveson.

2

Daily Nap: Bay of plenty

Matt Brocklebank looks to Newcastle for Tuesday's Nap, with Anthony Brittain fancied to saddle a winner on the Tapeta.

Godolphin trainer Charlie Appleby3

Hot favourite stands Lincoln ground

Godolphin's lightly-raced performer Auxerre is among 56 horses left in at the five-day stage for the Unibet Lincoln at Doncaster on Saturday.

Al Boum Photo soars over the last in the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup4

Gold Cup winner on parade

Al Boum Photo was given a hero's welcome as the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup winner paraded through the village of Leighlinbridge on Monday evening.

Celebration time for Frankie Dettori aboard Too Darn Hot5

Dettori relishing Hot season ahead

Frankie Dettori claims Too Darn Hot is jumping out of his skin as he continues his preparation for his eagerly-awaited return in the Greenham Stakes at Newbury.

Next Race Off

10:55 Caen
13
(0)
Grandiosa
J: M Mottier
17
(0)
Gepsonnie
J: Y Lebourgeois
16
(0)
Grace D'avel
J: Antoine Morin
3
(0)
Gentiane Du Rib
J: J L Cl Dersoir
2
(0)
Geisha Speed
J: B Rochard
7
(0)
Gaia De Chenu
J: E Raffin
6
(0)
Guernica Smart
J: A Rebeche
12
(0)
Gloria Vici
J: A Barrier
4
(0)
Gina De Froulay
J: Guillaume Martin
14
(0)
Granada Bella
J: Aurelien Desmarres
1
(0)
Galea De Chichevet
J: F Prioul
5
(0)
Granny Piya
J: A Lamy
10
(0)
Graine De Colard
J: F Desmigneux
15
(0)
Giga Love
J: Christopher Corbineau
9
(0)
Gloria De Bonnet
J: Cl Frecelle
11
(0)
Gwada Du Fresny
J: C Ferre

Racing Tips

Action from Wolverhampton

Tuesday's racing preview

Havana Rocket is on a steep upward trajectory and should be followed at Wolverhampton, according to Ashley Iveson.

Daily Nap: Bay of plenty

Matt Brocklebank looks to Newcastle for Tuesday's Nap, with Anthony Brittain fancied to saddle a winner on the Tapeta.

Check out our latest daily racing preview

Wolverhampton evening tips

Klopp features among David Clough's selections for this evening's action at Wolverhampton - check out his thoughts and race-by-race tips.