Group 1 Winner Starman One of 14 in Sprint Cup

Starman is one of 14 entered in the G1 Betfair Sprint Cup S. at Haydock on Saturday | Scoop Dyga

Haydock hosts the G1 Betfair Sprint Cup S. on Sept. 4, and Group 1 winner Starman (GB) (Dutch Art {GB}) is one of 14 signed on in the six-furlong affair. A winner of the G1 Darley July Cup S. ahead of Dragon Symbol (GB) (Cable Bay {Ire}) on July 10, the David Ward colourbearer ran third, one better than Brando (GB) (Pivotal {GB}) in the G1 LARC Prix Maurice de Gheest to Marianafoot (Fr) (Footstepsinthesand {GB}) at Deauville on Aug. 8 for trainer Ed Walker.

Fellow Group 1 winner Glen Shiel (GB) (Pivotal {GB}) is also in the lineup. Successful in the G1 QIPCO British Champions Sprint S. last autumn, the Hambleton Racing Xxxvi & Partner-owned 7-year-old gelding's best performance this season has been a second in the G1 Diamond Jubilee S. at Royal Ascot in June, one better than King Power Racing's Art Power (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}) for Tim Easterby. Another entrant in the King Power colours is G3 Chipchase S. heroine Chil Chil (GB) (Exceed And Excel {Aus}), who was fifth in the G1 Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe S.

Godolphin fields G3 Jersey S. hero and G2 Unibet Lennox S. second Creative Force (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}). Nunthorpe runner-up Emaraaty Ana (GB) (Shamardal) is also entered for Kevin Ryan. A trio of last out group winners are also in the field at this stage-Gustavus Weston (Ire) (Equiano {Fr}) for Joseph Murphy, Happy Romance (Ire) (Dandy Man {Ire}) for Richard Hannon, and Sunday's G3 Prix de Meautry hero Garrus (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}) for Charlie Hills.

Clive Cox has a pair stepping out in the Sprint Cup-2020's G1 Juddmonte Middle Park S. hero Supremacy (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}) and group winner and dual Group 1-placed Nando Parrado (GB) (Kodiac {GB}).

“The drier autumn has given us a chance to include Supremacy, while Nando Parrado ran a blinder at Newbury in the Hungerford and this is an opportunity to run back over six,” said trainer Clive Cox.

“Supremacy is showing me the right signs and with the dry forecast we're keen to have a look. We'll assess the situation as the week goes by.”

Rounding out the 14 are Aug. 28 listed winner Summerghand (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) for David O'Meara and Vadream (GB) (Brazen Beau {Aus}) from the yard of Charlie Fellowes.

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