G1 Betfair Sprint Cup S.

Territories's Regional Takes Betfair Sprint Cup, As Shaquille Well Back at Haydock

Ed Bethell earned his first Group 1 victory as a trainer when Regional (GB) (Territories {Ire}--Favulusa {GB}, by Dansili {GB}) emerged the victor in the Betfair Sprint Cup S. at Haydock by a neck over Shouldvebeenaring (GB) (Havana Grey {GB}) with Believing (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}) a half-length back in third. The favoured dual Group 1 winner Shaquille (GB) (Charm Spirit {Ire}) fluffed his lines and finished well back in the field after making the early running on Saturday. Bred by Razza del Sole Societa Agricola, the Future Champions Racing Regional...

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Starman Primed For Cup Double

Bidding to follow in the steps of Harry Angel (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}) and Dream Ahead (Diktat {GB}), Starman (GB) (Dutch Art {GB}) is the latest G1 July Cup hero to attempt a notable double in Saturday's G1 Betfair Sprint Cup at Haydock. Only third behind Marianafoot (Fr) (Footstepsinthesand {GB}) on unsuitably soft ground in the 6 1/2-furlong G1 Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville Aug. 8, David Ward's homebred is back on his favoured fast surface over the six-furlong trip of his July 10 Newmarket victory. Trainer Ed Walker...

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Group 1 Winner Starman One of 14 in Sprint Cup

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...

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Burrows Charts Options for Minzaal Before Sprint Cup Tilt

Shadwell's Minzaal (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}) may mark his seasonal return at Nottingham next month in advance of a potential outing in the G1 Betfair Sprint Cup at Haydock Park Sept. 4. The G2 Gimcrack S. winner will use either the five-furlong British Stallion Studs EBF Conditions S. Aug. 10 or the G3 Phoenix Sprint S. at the Curragh over six furlongs Aug. 8 as a stepping stone to Haydock's marquee sprint event. Minzaal was last sighted finishing third in the G1 Middle Park S. at Newmarket in October. Minzaal was...

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Oxted Out of G1 Betfair Sprint Cup S.

Oxted (GB) (Mayson {GB}), winner of the G1 Darley July Cup S. last out on July 11, will not line up in the G1 Betfair Sprint Cup S. at Haydock on Sept. 5, trainer Roger Teal announced on Twitter Tuesday. The 3-year-old, who was one of the top contenders for the race did not please Teal in a work on Tuesday morning. Oxted also won the G3 Abernant S. in June. "As to not mislead the punters out there, Oxted is a non-runner on Saturday," Teal tweeted. "He wasn't his...

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Oxted One of 15 Entered for Betfair Sprint Cup

Roger Teal's Oxted (GB) (Mayson {GB}), who won the G1 July Cup in the colours of Stephen Piper, Tony Hirschfield and David Fish, is one of 15 standing their ground for the upcoming G1 Betfair Sprint Cup on Sept. 5. "All seems good--fingers crossed, we'll get there in one piece," said the conditioner. "I've had a quick look at the entries. I was watching them come in, and it's what was expected. If the ground tightens up it would help no end. I have tried him twice before on an...

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Tabdeed Eyes Betfair Sprint Cup

Tabdeed (GB) (Havana Gold {Ire})'s connections are mulling a start for the group winner in the G1 Betfair Sprint Cup S. at Haydock on Sept. 5. The six-furlong event would be the gelding's first crack at the top level. Representing the blue-and-white silks of Sheikh Hamdan, the sparingly raced 5-year-old ran second in a Newcastle all-weather handicap on June 27, and earned his first group win in the G3 Hackwood S. at Newbury back on grass on July 18. Trainer Owen Burrows said, "We will give him an entry in...

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