32Red Sprint Cup
|Group 1, Haydock Park 16:15
6f, Class 1
|Saturday 7th September 2019
G1-winning three-year-olds Ten Sovereigns
headline 26 acceptors for the £300,000 G1 32Red Sprint Cup at Haydock Park on Saturday, September 7, Sprint Cup Day, following the latest scratchings deadline.
Having met with defeat on his first two starts of the campaign, Ten Sovereigns (Aidan O'Brien IRE) bounced back to his best last month with a scintillating display in the G1 Darley July Cup
at Newmarket, when the Classic generation filled the first five places.
Those in behind included G1 Commonwealth Cup
victor Advertise (Martyn Meade), who has since notched a third top-level success in the G1 Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville, France, on August 4, and Ten Sovereigns' G1-winning stablemate Fairyland
Fellow three-year-old Forever In Dreams (Aidan Fogarty IRE) has been kept fresh since finishing second to Advertise in the G1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot, a race in which Ten Sovereigns finished fourth.
Forever In Dreams, a daughter of 2011 Sprint Cup hero Dream Ahead
, had previously made her first start in Britain a winning one when landing the six-furlong Listed EBF British Stallion Studs Cecil Frail Stakes at Haydock Park in May.
Fogarty, who is based in Co Tipperary, reported: "Forever In Dreams is in good nick and the plan now is to go for the Sprint Cup.
"Our original plan was to go for the Nunthorpe this week and, although she has been pleasing us in her work, we just didn't have her ready in time.
"She came out of Ascot really well and we have taken our time since. She is a pleasure to have in the yard and it was a brilliant run on her first start in G1 company.
"Six furlongs is clearly her trip and I think she is better suited by some cut in the ground. She has won on fast ground, but some juice will help her as she is by Dream Ahead.
"She showed earlier in the season that Haydock suits her well and we are looking forward to heading back there."
|Forever In Dreams wins the Listed EBF British Stallion Studs Cecil Frail Stakes
A strong three-year-old contingent also includes Khaadem
(Charlie Hills), who boasts an official rating of 116 after his decisive handicap victory in the Stewards' Cup at Goodwood
, and G1 Commonwealth Cup third Hello Youmzain
, one of three contenders for trainer Kevin Ryan.
Newmarket trainer James Fanshawe is hoping a return to Haydock Park can a spark a revival from last year's winner The Tin Man
, who also finished second in 2016 and third in 2017.
The seven-year-old, a three-time G1 winner, has struggled to rediscover his best form this season and came seventh last time out when sent off favourite for the G3 Hackwood Stakes at Newbury on July 20.
Fanshawe said: "The Tin Man is in good form and the Sprint Cup is the target.
"The Prix Maurice de Gheest was part of the plan for him this season, but his run at Newbury put us off running there.
"He has a fine record in the Sprint Cup having won it and been placed in the race twice.
"Whilst this season has been slightly disappointing, we would be delighted if he could run well again in the Sprint Cup."
|The Tin Man beats Brando in the 2018 32Red Sprint Cup
Other high-profile older sprinters going forward include last year's runner-up Brando
(Kevin Ryan) and G1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes second Dream Of Dreams
(Sir Michael Stoute).
There could be a German-trained runner courtesy of Waldpfad (Dominik Moser GER). The five-year-old has been a revelation this season since reverting to sprint distances and produced a 33/1 shock in the G3 Hackwood Stakes on his latest start.
32Red Sprint Cup
NO. FORM HORSE AGE WGT TRAINER JOCKEY
1 -37172 Brando 7 9-3 Kevin Ryan
(British Champions Series) (Group 1)
£300,000 added, 3yo plus, 6f, Class 1
26 remaining entries
Five-day confirmation & £15,600 supplementary entry stage September 2, final declarations 10am September 5. Maximum field 17 runners.
2 27-110 Cape Byron 5 9-3 Roger Varian
3 -62486 Donjuan Triumphant 6 9-3 Andrew Balding
4 0-1120 Dream Of Dreams 5 9-3 Sir Michael Stoute
5 4190-5 Eqtidaar 4 9-3 Sir Michael Stoute
6 -11710 Invincible Army 4 9-3 James Tate
7 -35550 Le Brivido 5 9-3 A P O'Brien
8 4808-2 Librisa Breeze 7 9-3 Dean Ivory
9 232391 Major Jumbo 5 9-3 Kevin Ryan
10 0-2414 Speak In Colours 4 9-3 Joseph O'Brien
11 17-367 The Tin Man 7 9-3 James Fanshawe
12 55-211 Waldpfad 5 9-3 D Moser
13 2-0121 Advertise 3 9-1 Martyn Meade
14 -30210 Azano 3 9-1 John Gosden
15 21-413 Hello Youmzain 3 9-1 Kevin Ryan
16 1-1721 Khaadem 3 9-1 Charles Hills
17 17-115 Never No More 3 9-1 A P O'Brien
18 8-1406 Sergei Prokofiev 3 9-1 A P O'Brien
19 333-16 Shine So Bright 3 9-1 Andrew Balding
20 11-541 Ten Sovereigns 3 9-1 A P O'Brien
21 21-134 Mabs Cross 5 9-0 Michael Dods
22 1-5653 Fairyland 3 8-12 A P O'Brien
23 17-512 Forever In Dreams 3 8-12 Aidan F Fogarty
24 3-2746 Pretty Pollyanna 3 8-12 Michael Bell
25 -31958 So Perfect 3 8-12 A P O'Brien
26 115222 Woody Creek 3 8-12 J A Stack