2018 Imperial Cup Free Tips and Betting Trends

Sandown Horse Racing Tips and Trends

Staged at Sandown racecourse the Imperial Cup in a hurdle race run over 2m 1/2f. Run just days before the start of the Cheltenham Festival the contest always takes has an added interest for punters and trainers as traditionally the race sponsors – this year Matchbook – put up an extra £50,000 should the winner go onto land any festival race the following week.

In recent years that incentive has seen powerful stables like Henderson and Hobbs target the race, but it’s the Pipe yard that hold the best recent record – winning the race four times in the last 13 years and 9 times in all.

The last horses to win the Imperial Cup and then go onto land a Festival race the following week are Olympian (1993), Blowing Wind (1998) and Gaspara (2007). While last year’s winner – Flying Angel – only just failed to land the bonus after running second in the Martin Pipe Conditionals race. The 2017 winner – London Prize – didn’t run at the Festival that year.

Here at JUICESTORM we take a look back at recent winners and give you all the key stats to take into the 2018 renewal – this year run on Saturday 10th March.

Recent Imperial Cup Winners

2017 – LONDON PRIZE (10/1)
2016 – FLYING ANGEL (9/1)
2015 – EBONY EXPRESS (33/1)
2014 – BALTIMORE ROCK (7/1)
2013 – FIRST AVENUE (20/1)
2012 – PAINTBALL (20/1)
2011 – ALARAZI (10/1)
2010 – QASPAL (11/4 fav)
2009 – DAVE’S DREAM (12/1)
2008 – ASHKAZAR (10/3 fav)
2007 – GASPARA (11/4 fav)
2006 – VICTRAM (8/1)
2005 – MEDISON (9/2 fav)
2004 – SCORNED (14/1)
2003 – KORELO (9/4 fav)

Imperial Cup Betting Trends and Stats

 

15/15 – Had won no more than twice over hurdles before
14/15 – Had won between 1-2 times over hurdles before
14/15 – Had raced within the last 6 weeks
13/15 – Carried 10-13 or less
12/15 – Aged 6 or younger
12/15 – Rated 124 or higher
10/15 – Carried 10-7 or less
10/15 – Winners that went onto run at the Cheltenham Festival (1 winner, Gaspara – Fred Winter)
10/15 – Had won over at least 2m1f (hurdles) before
9/15 – Winning distance – 3 ½ lengths or more
9/15 – Finished in the top two last time out
7/15 – Aged 4 or 5 years-old
7/15 – Returned a double-figure price in the betting
6/15 – Raced at either Cheltenham (2), Sandown (2) or Ascot (2) last time out
6/15 – Won last time out
5/15 – Winning favourites
5/15 – French bred
5/15 – Had raced at Sandown (hurdles) before – 2 had won there before
5/15 – Won by the Pipe stable (have won it 9 times in all)
1/15 – Won by an Irish-trained horse
The average winning SP in the last 15 years is 10.5/1

 

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