2022 John Smith’s Cup Betting Trends and Free Tips

York horse racing tips and trends


Run over 1m2f at York racecourse the John Smith’s Cup (originally the Magnet Cup) is one of the first races the well-known brewery decided to sponsor back in 1960, and having stuck loyal to the contest ever since means this is now the longest running association with a flat race in the world.

We take a look back at past winners and highlight some key John Smiths Cup trends to look out for ahead of the 2022 renewal, this year run on Saturday July 9th.

Did you know that 17 of the last 20 John Smith’s Cup winners were aged 5 or younger, while 13 of the last 120winners came from stalls 9 or higher………………..?


Recent John Smith’s Cup Winners…….

2021 – Johnny Drama (22/1) Andrew Balding
2020 –
Sinjaari (11/1) William Haggas
2019 –
Pivoine (14/1) Andrew Balding
2018 – Euchen Glen (20/1) Jim Goldie
2017 –
Ballet Concerto (8/1) Sir Michael Stoute
2016 – Educate (18/1) Ismail Mohammed
2015 –
Master Carpenter (14/1) Rod Millman
2014 –
Farraaj (6/1) Roger Varian
2013 –
Danchai (10/1) William Haggas
2012 –
King’s Warrior (10/1) Peter Chapple-Hyam
2011 –
Green Destiny (6/1) W Haggas
2010 – Wigmore Hall (5/1) M Bell
2009 – Sirvino (16/1) T Barron
2008 – Flying Clarets (12/1) R Fahey
2007 – Charlie Tokyo (11/1) R Fahey
2006 – Fairmile (6/1 jfav) W Swinburn
2005 – Mullins Bay (4/1 fav) AP O’Brien
2004 – Arcalis (20/1) J Howard Johnson
2003 –  Far Lane (7/1) B Hills
2002 – Vintage Premium (20/1) R Fahey

John Smith’s Cup Key Trends

18/20 – Returned 20/1 or shorter in the betting
18/20 – Had won over 1m1f or further before
17/20 – Aged 5 or younger
14/20 – Had between 3-5 previous runs already that season
13/20 – Came from stall 9 or higher
13/20 – Returned 14/1 or shorter in the betting
13/20 – Carried 9-3 or less
11/20 – Top 4 finish in their previous race
11/20 – Aged 4 years-old
11/20 – Officially rated between 99-105
10/20 – Had run at York before
6/20 – Ran at Royal Ascot last time out
3/20 – Won by trainer Richard Fahey
3/20 – Trained by William Haggas
2/20 – Trained by Andrew Balding (2 of the last 3)
2/20 – Ridden by Andrea Atzeni (2 of last 9)
2/20 – Winning favourites (1 joint)
Since 1960 just one winner older than 6
9 of the last 11 winners aged 4 or 5
The average winning SP in the last 20 years is 12/1



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