The annual 32 Red Sprint Cup at Haydock is one of the top horse races of the autumn series. The event, which takes place on 7 September, is just around the corner and trainers are preparing their charges for the top-class competition. Whether it is the 32 Red Sprint Cup or Melbourne cup betting, horse race fans can find plenty of great events to wager on to end 2019 and begin in 2020.
What is the 32 Red Sprint Cup?
First held in 1966, the flats Grade 1 race has been held every year at Haydock Park. The Sprint Cup originally welcomed horses aged two-years-old or older. The event was later changed to three-years-old and over in 1994. Since 1988, the Sprint Cup has been a Grade 1 race.
This year’s Sprint Cup will take place over the course of three days from Thursday, 5 September to Saturday, 7 September. The race is considered one of the elite races of the flats season as it is the final top-level sprints race of the year.
Every September, many of Europe’s fastest horses descend on Haydock for the race. It is an incredibly fast race run over six furlongs. Due to the amount of money on offer, this year’s 32 Red Sprint Cup will be one of the most lucrative flat races of the season. The prize purse for 2019 is set at £300,000.
Horses and odds for 32 Red Sprint Cup
Martyn Meade’s Advertise goes into the Sprint Cup as the bookies’ favourite. The horse won the G1 Commonwealth Cup and the G1 Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville, France. The second race came in August and gives Advertise plenty of momentum going into the Sprint Cup. Advertise is listed at 5/2 by leading sportsbooks.
Ten Sovereigns is second-favourite heading into Haydock. The Aiden O’Brien trained horse has been winning silverware in the lead up to the Sprint Cup. Ten Sovereigns won the G1 Darley July Cup at Newmarket. The O’Brien trained horse has four career wins from seven starts. Ten Sovereigns goes into
the Sprint Cup at odds of 4/1.
Although given 16/1 odds, Forever in Dreams is a horse receiving plenty of attention prior to the Sprint Cup. Forever in Dreams is trained Aidan Fogarty. The three-year-old has started just six career races picking up three wins.
One of those three victories came at Haydock in May. That race, like the Sprint Cup, was held over six furlongs. Forever in Dreams is familiar with the competition for the Sprint Cup. The horse finished runner-up to Advertise at the G1 Commonwealth Cup held at Royal Ascot earlier this year. According to those around Forever in Dreams, the horse is in great form and will go hard for the Sprint Cup.
The 32 Red Sprint Cup will bring together a host of top-class flat racehorses in September. The six-furlong race will be a fast, explosive showing of some of the best horses from around the continent.